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Author Topic: Septrin is leaving me in agony  (Read 6861 times)

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Offline Londonguy

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Septrin is leaving me in agony
« on: June 26, 2006, 07:45:50 pm »
The past few days I've been doubled over with stomach pains.  I skipped a day and was fine and then I took it again a few hours ago and I'm in agony again.  I go see my Doctor on Wednesday - if my CD4 count is still below 200 I presume I'm still gonna have to take this thing.  :'( I feel like shouting, it's a really sharp, piercing pain.  At first it left me feeling sick and curbed my appetite but now I'm quite worried.

Offline newt

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Re: Septrin is leaving me in agony
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006, 03:20:16 am »
This is a common, possibly serious side effect and may mean you have to swap the Septrin for something else. There are alternatives. 

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Septrin is leaving me in agony
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006, 08:25:17 am »

You could very well be having an allergic reaction. MAKE SURE to bring this up to your doctor.

Here is a thread from the old forums, discussing this issue, and alternative medications available :


Stay In touch, let us know how things are going for you...------Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

 68 years young.

Offline Londonguy

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Re: Septrin is leaving me in agony
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006, 02:00:42 pm »
Thanks guys.  I've been taking it for a few weeks and I was fine, but it left me in a dreadful state last night.  I was keeled over with stomach pain, felt really cold and couldn't stop shaking.  I felt light-headed and extremely giddy.  Today I still have a really bad ache, and either side of my stomach, where I think the kidneys are, are swollen and tender.  I'm extremely concerned about this and I'm certainly not taking it again til I see my doctor.

Offline The Canuck

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Re: Septrin is leaving me in agony
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2006, 07:41:37 pm »
I had a similar problem with Bactrim back then and stopped it right away. The next morning I called up my doctor and she confirmed I have to drop it and we used an alternative treatment.


The Canuck


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