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Author Topic: The Bactrim/Septra double-edged sword that cuts both ways??  (Read 1894 times)

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Offline BlkRedBonenla

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The Bactrim/Septra double-edged sword that cuts both ways??
« on: April 28, 2007, 06:33:30 AM »
I started meds - atripla - just a month ago, and was put on Bactrim as a prophylaxis just before. What I have noticed in the last few weeks is a return of signs of sinus infection, and occasional cough. It seems I read years ago that Bactrim may cause pneumonia, but this may be erroneous. I DO wonder while this antibiotic is supposed to kill PCP what else is it killing that may be beneficial and could this ba causing sinus issues I have not had for more than 10 years.

Any feedback??
- cd4 20 2/07 & 50K VL

**** 3/07 started ATRIPLA *******
- cd4 70 5/07 & Undetectable VL
- cd4 218 11/07 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 297 3/08 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 439 1/09 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 436 4/09 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 442 8/09 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 512 11/09 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 531 2/10 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 439??? 6/10 & Undetectable VL ...


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Offline budndallastx

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Re: The Bactrim/Septra double-edged sword that cuts both ways??
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007, 08:26:18 AM »
From my experience with Bactrim, a lot of people are allergic to this drug.  For me, the symptoms included minor fever, aches, and a runny nose.  I eventually developed a rash and then my blood pressure was affected causing it to drop.  I ended up in the hospital for two days as a result.  You might want to talk to your doctor and explain what is happening.  There are alternatives including Dapsone.
Meds since: 11/20/2006
Sustiva / Truvada
12/08/2008 VL:<48 CD4 622 (38%)   
9/8/2008 VL:<48 CD4 573 (30%)
5/2008 VL:<48 CD4 464 (30%)
1/2008  VL: <50  CD4 425(28%)
9/2007   VL: <50  CD4 465 (27%)
6/2007   VL: <50   CD4 443 (26%)
3/2007  VL: <50   CD4 385 (25%)
12/2006 - VL: <50   CD4: 384 (25%)
11/2006 - VL:  22K  CD4: 208 (18%)

Offline SASA39

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Re: The Bactrim/Septra double-edged sword that cuts both ways??
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2007, 08:27:43 AM »
Bactrim is notorious/dangerous for : kidneus stones ( at least 2 litres of water ) , bone marrow ( supress production of some cells ) , anemia , and fatigue.......and could cause hipersensibility.............proved!
Hivers must be taken off soon as their CD4 > 200 in 6 months or in 3 consecutive CD4 tests.
                             Al
Oct.     `06.  CD4=58  ?    %       VL not perform. ?!?
25.Dec.`06.         203       14        VL= 0
29.May.`07.    broken device        VL=1363
20.June`07     broken device        VL=0
25.Dec `07  CD4=582                  VL=70
14.May `08  CD4=448
29.July `08                                  VL=0
26.Nov `08  CD4=674                    VL=179
16.Mar `09  CD4=554                    VL=0
19.Jan`10 CD4=715               
03.Mar`10                                    VL=0
24.Aug`10 CD4=524                     VL=0
04.Dec`10 CD4=626                     VL=0
15.Sep`11                                   VL=93
17.Nov`11                                   VL=0
05/26 .Jul`12 CD4=713                 VL=0
28.Nov`12 CD4=916                     VL=0
09.May`13                                 VL=0

Offline BlkRedBonenla

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Re: The Bactrim/Septra double-edged sword that cuts both ways??
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007, 05:42:07 AM »
Bactrim is notorious/dangerous for : kidneus stones ( at least 2 litres of water ) , bone marrow ( supress production of some cells ) , anemia , and fatigue.......and could cause hipersensibility.............proved!
Hivers must be taken off soon as their CD4 > 200 in 6 months or in 3 consecutive CD4 tests.
                             Al

My cd4 is less than 200. My doctor told me the same tihng, that I would take this until I reached 200 and for 6 months beyond ... I don't think I want to do that!
- cd4 20 2/07 & 50K VL

**** 3/07 started ATRIPLA *******
- cd4 70 5/07 & Undetectable VL
- cd4 218 11/07 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 297 3/08 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 439 1/09 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 436 4/09 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 442 8/09 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 512 11/09 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 531 2/10 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 439??? 6/10 & Undetectable VL ...


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