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Side effects from anti biotics :-(

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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
I was given anti biotics for a recent uti. I took 2 a day for 5 days, the last one was Monday night.
However, the last 2 days I have been feeling really ill. I looked the anti biotics up on google and I have alot of the side effects. (even though the course has finished).
How long will this last for? I thought as I had finished the course I would not be affected. Im in bad health anyway and this is just making me feel horrendous.

Any help would be very much aoppreciated x
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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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#1
They are called Cefixime.
#2
Go back to your GP
#3
Firstly, medical advice on the internet isn't a great idea ;) So take everything with a pinch of salt.

Are you absolutely sure it's the abx? I would have expected symptoms whilst you take the medication - not after you stop. Also, I would believe there is no more drug in your system, so therefore there should no longer be any effect.

If the infection came back (elsewhere?) after you finished the abx, that would of course produce symptoms.

Also if you read the packet of any medicine, it states a horrible list of side effects but it's unusual to get many side effects (especially, again, after stopping).

Overall, I would get an emergency appointment tomorrow if I were you and get it looked at to be on the safe side :)
#4
Get an appointment with the doctor tomorrow.

With utis, you may have been given an antibiotic but it may not be the right one.
You may be feeling really poorly as the infection is still there and getting worse.
Go back to the doctor, they will check you out and give you the best advice.
#5
I've had a lot of UTIs, and several operations as a result of it.

With the antibiotics it's a bit of guesswork when the doctor prescribes them. Different bugs/infections require different antibiotics and the doctor will give the most likely antibiotic to work but it may be that your bug/infection is not the most common one and requires a different antibiotic.

If the doctor sent a sample away for testing then they should have the results back by now and will have found out which bug it is and what it is sensitive to so you will get the right antibiotic this time. It takes a few days to grow the bugs hence why the doctor has to guess when you have your first appointment.




Edited By: sickly sweet on Jul 02, 2014 22:22
#6
Thanks guys. I will try to see GP tomorrow but they only do half days on thurs. I was given these after handing a water sample in. They sent it off and I got a phone call from the receptionist saying there is a perscription there for me.
I take lots of other very strong meds for my conditions and Im wondering if they have had reacted with each other. Most of the symptoms these antibiotics have listed I now have and Im feeling so bad. I can not understand it though as I honestly thought theyd be out of my system by now.
#7
sickly sweet
I've had a lot of UTIs, and several operations as a result of it.

With the antibiotics it's a bit of guesswork when the doctor prescribes them. Different bugs/infections require different antibiotics and the doctor will give the most likely antibiotic to work but it may be that your bug/infection is not the most common one and requires a different antibiotic.

If the doctor sent a sample away for testing then they should have the results back by now and will have found out which bug it is and what it is sensitive to so you will get the right antibiotic this time. It takes a few days to grow the bugs hence why the doctor has to guess when you have your first appointment.




sorry for the delay, Ive been reading the Stil Haus thread, at least that has cheered me up abit!!

SS, I get loads of reocurring uti's. Im on a constant low dose of antibiotic and when it flares up again, I have to send a sample off and get a full course of whatever it is its sensitive to. Im going to the hospital in 3 weeks so they can see if they can find out why I keep getting them. Are you still getting them? have the operations stopped them or were the operations a result of having uti's? (If you don't mind me asking)

Edited By: hocka on Jul 02, 2014 23:05: .
#8
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranberry_juice

Cranberry juice and urinary tract infection
There is some evidence that long-term use of cranberry juice might help prevent symptomatic urinary tract infections, but also that people do not tend to persist in taking it over long periods, suggesting such use is unpopular
#9
Ive tried that, no joy :-(
mind, saying that, it has been helpful for my daughter in the past. I just wish I could shake this awful feeling off.
#10
I presume you are female, but males do suffer from these too.
I've had U.T.I bother before and found some medication haven't helped and I've gone back for something different. It's important to drink lots to help flush out infection too and found water helps ease the side effects. I think also the antibiotics will keep on working in your system after the course is finished as I do know they can sometimes effect how contraception pill works and it's advised to use another method for so long after the course finishes.
#11
Mum2ConnornCerys
I presume you are female, but males do suffer from these too.
I've had U.T.I bother before and found some medication haven't helped and I've gone back for something different. It's important to drink lots to help flush out infection too and found water helps ease the side effects. I think also the antibiotics will keep on working in your system after the course is finished as I do know they can sometimes effect how contraception pill works and it's advised to use another method for so long after the course finishes.

Yes Im female. The uti seems to have cleared up atm, but these side effects from the anti biotics are awful. No other anti biotics have ever had this effect on me. Im in bad health anyway and this is just making matters worse. Im drinking lots of water but nothing seems to be helping. Im fed up of being poorly. :-(
#12
Anti-B's mess with your internal bacteria!
most common reactions because of this are nausea and the squits....
i caught a bad chest and throat infection last winter, the anti b's i took made me worse for 5 days and gave me explosive squits with little pre warning of the upcoming event.... baby wipes have never been so welcome in my home!

Expect to feel a bit poorly for another day or too, but as echoed above if you feel ''that bad''... then contact your GP... or save him an appointment and contact NHS direct http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/
#13
hocka
Mum2ConnornCerys
I presume you are female, but males do suffer from these too.
I've had U.T.I bother before and found some medication haven't helped and I've gone back for something different. It's important to drink lots to help flush out infection too and found water helps ease the side effects. I think also the antibiotics will keep on working in your system after the course is finished as I do know they can sometimes effect how contraception pill works and it's advised to use another method for so long after the course finishes.

Yes Im female. The uti seems to have cleared up atm, but these side effects from the anti biotics are awful. No other anti biotics have ever had this effect on me. Im in bad health anyway and this is just making matters worse. Im drinking lots of water but nothing seems to be helping. Im fed up of being poorly. :-(

Go get screened for S.T.I's, I was asked same thing if i'd been for regular checks which I had. Mine eventually passed after several months. G.P did say I possibly had damaged urinary tract from having children and made me prone to infection but when the U.T.I started being a problem it was well over 2 years since I last had a baby.... well it couldn't be that,besides I've always been throughly checked over after delivery. I was eventually sent for ultrascan and again found nothing. While you experiencing U.T.I I would avoid sex for a while and after a course of treatment when you are feeling better always wash the area after sex and drink water afterwards. I found sex triggered mine and I was always going to the walk in centre every week or so for more antibiotics.
#14
Im waiting for GP to ring me, fingers crossed! Aparently these antibiotics cause alot of problems (according to google). Feel so ill atm :-(
#15
Mum2ConnornCerys
hocka
Mum2ConnornCerys
I presume you are female, but males do suffer from these too.
I've had U.T.I bother before and found some medication haven't helped and I've gone back for something different. It's important to drink lots to help flush out infection too and found water helps ease the side effects. I think also the antibiotics will keep on working in your system after the course is finished as I do know they can sometimes effect how contraception pill works and it's advised to use another method for so long after the course finishes.

Yes Im female. The uti seems to have cleared up atm, but these side effects from the anti biotics are awful. No other anti biotics have ever had this effect on me. Im in bad health anyway and this is just making matters worse. Im drinking lots of water but nothing seems to be helping. Im fed up of being poorly. :-(

Go get screened for S.T.I's, I was asked same thing if i'd been for regular checks which I had. Mine eventually passed after several months. G.P did say I possibly had damaged urinary tract from having children and made me prone to infection but when the U.T.I started being a problem it was well over 2 years since I last had a baby.... well it couldn't be that,besides I've always been throughly checked over after delivery. I was eventually sent for ultrascan and again found nothing. While you experiencing U.T.I I would avoid sex for a while and after a course of treatment when you are feeling better always wash the area after sex and drink water afterwards. I found sex triggered mine and I was always going to the walk in centre every week or so for more antibiotics.

sti's? oO Ive been with my husband for 16 yrs. Both 100% faithful. When I have an infection rumpy pumy is the last thing on my mind to be honest. I know what you mean about it being a trigger tho.
#16
hocka
Mum2ConnornCerys
hocka
Mum2ConnornCerys
I presume you are female, but males do suffer from these too.
I've had U.T.I bother before and found some medication haven't helped and I've gone back for something different. It's important to drink lots to help flush out infection too and found water helps ease the side effects. I think also the antibiotics will keep on working in your system after the course is finished as I do know they can sometimes effect how contraception pill works and it's advised to use another method for so long after the course finishes.

Yes Im female. The uti seems to have cleared up atm, but these side effects from the anti biotics are awful. No other anti biotics have ever had this effect on me. Im in bad health anyway and this is just making matters worse. Im drinking lots of water but nothing seems to be helping. Im fed up of being poorly. :-(

Go get screened for S.T.I's, I was asked same thing if i'd been for regular checks which I had. Mine eventually passed after several months. G.P did say I possibly had damaged urinary tract from having children and made me prone to infection but when the U.T.I started being a problem it was well over 2 years since I last had a baby.... well it couldn't be that,besides I've always been throughly checked over after delivery. I was eventually sent for ultrascan and again found nothing. While you experiencing U.T.I I would avoid sex for a while and after a course of treatment when you are feeling better always wash the area after sex and drink water afterwards. I found sex triggered mine and I was always going to the walk in centre every week or so for more antibiotics.

sti's? oO Ive been with my husband for 16 yrs. Both 100% faithful. When I have an infection rumpy pumy is the last thing on my mind to be honest. I know what you mean about it being a trigger tho.

It be worth ruling out though, make an appointment don't go to the walk in clinics as you wait ages, you be seen and in and out in 20mins.
#17
Its the side effects pf the anti biotics thats causing my problems. I have an apt at the hospital in 3 weeks to get to the bottom of my uti's.
#18
Seen doctor. I had a phone consultation with him and he asked me to go see him right away. He is checking for Clostridium difficile.

Edited By: hocka on Jul 03, 2014 13:57: .
#19
hocka
sickly sweet
I've had a lot of UTIs, and several operations as a result of it.

With the antibiotics it's a bit of guesswork when the doctor prescribes them. Different bugs/infections require different antibiotics and the doctor will give the most likely antibiotic to work but it may be that your bug/infection is not the most common one and requires a different antibiotic.

If the doctor sent a sample away for testing then they should have the results back by now and will have found out which bug it is and what it is sensitive to so you will get the right antibiotic this time. It takes a few days to grow the bugs hence why the doctor has to guess when you have your first appointment.




sorry for the delay, Ive been reading the Stil Haus thread, at least that has cheered me up abit!!

SS, I get loads of reocurring uti's. Im on a constant low dose of antibiotic and when it flares up again, I have to send a sample off and get a full course of whatever it is its sensitive to. Im going to the hospital in 3 weeks so they can see if they can find out why I keep getting them. Are you still getting them? have the operations stopped them or were the operations a result of having uti's? (If you don't mind me asking)

I was getting infections for various reasons but one was that i had squamous metaplasia in my bladder which every year, when the infections started getting terrible and constant, I had surgery to burn it off and clear out the bladder of all the bits that shouldn't be there. Awful, painful, horrible surgery. The problem was it always grew back so it was never a proper solution to the problem.
The old (male) surgeon retired and I changed to a younger female consultant and wow, she's so much better.
She did the operation once and then started me on bladder installations (ilurail or something like that, google it). The first four weren't good, and I thought making it worse, but now I've had 6 of them it's really made a huge difference. No infections for 3 months which for me is unheard of! My bladder is also less niggly and irritable.
Another treatment I had which unfortunately didn't work entirely for me was...I can't remember the name but when your urine is acidic (ie infected) it turned the medication to formaldehyde which killed the bacteria. If you PM me I'll dig out the bottle as I have some left somewhere. It's supposed to be a wonder drug for some people. Quite expensive so the NHS don't like giving it out.
Do you live in Wiltshire? If so I'll PM you the name of my urologist, she's fantastic and doesn't let NHS budget cuts affect your treatment, she wants you to be better and ignores the NHS directives stopping the drugs being prescribed!!

I hope that you get it sorted soon, I have been through the mill with this and know your pain!!!
#20
Another thing is that if you are on antibiotics then you may have thrush, which won't help.
The antibiotics kill the good bacteria as well as the bad bacteria which means that thrush can thrive.
Get it swabbed by the nurse as I had mutent forms of thrush which couldn't be treated by normal medications (forms of candida femata and candida glabrata, the doctors at my GP surgery all got excited about it as they hadn't seen these specific ones before, let alone both at one time).

Also get blood tests done to make sure that your thyroid is ok etc.
#22
hocka
sickly sweet
I've had a lot of UTIs, and several operations as a result of it.

With the antibiotics it's a bit of guesswork when the doctor prescribes them. Different bugs/infections require different antibiotics and the doctor will give the most likely antibiotic to work but it may be that your bug/infection is not the most common one and requires a different antibiotic.

If the doctor sent a sample away for testing then they should have the results back by now and will have found out which bug it is and what it is sensitive to so you will get the right antibiotic this time. It takes a few days to grow the bugs hence why the doctor has to guess when you have your first appointment.




sorry for the delay, Ive been reading the Stil Haus thread, at least that has cheered me up abit!!

SS, I get loads of reocurring uti's. Im on a constant low dose of antibiotic and when it flares up again, I have to send a sample off and get a full course of whatever it is its sensitive to. Im going to the hospital in 3 weeks so they can see if they can find out why I keep getting them. Are you still getting them? have the operations stopped them or were the operations a result of having uti's? (If you don't mind me asking)

Oh, and you may get something out of cranberry tablets and acidophilus tablets. Both complimentary medicines but can't do any harm and may do some good. Always worth a try if it could help!! You sound like you're in that desperate place I was in for several years with this.
Get the right treatment and it will ease.

Ask your GP for a urologist referral and, personally, I'd ask for a woman as I've found they're more sympathetic and gentle X)
Ask your GP who the best urologist is, I did and got the best!
#23
Ive sent u a pm SS xxx

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