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Author Topic: Had my go round with Bactrim DS  (Read 1954 times)

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Offline greg_atl

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Had my go round with Bactrim DS
« on: November 01, 2012, 07:11:02 PM »
2 weeks on Bactrim and I thought I had it made in the shade.  Last night after taking my usual 1 a day dose the itching started.  I really would have figures that this would have set in right from the get go but it didn't.  Tomorrow I am starting Dapsone and we will see how that works.  The pharmacy called and left a message that they did not have it in stock and that it would be available tomorrow.  This is not a big deal since the nurse told me I needed to be off of the Bactrim for 48 hours before starting something else. So we will see...
08-27-12 - Results came in as +
09-24-12 - Earliest Dr appt I could get. 7 Test tubes of blood
10-17-12- 2nd Dr visit.. started on Bactrim & Complara - 1 more blood test
CD4 - 117
CD 4 Helper - 10.6%
V/L - 168,240

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Re: Had my go round with Bactrim DS
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 09:04:28 PM »
I take Dapsone as well. No side effects but I still think I need to de-sensitize myself as regards to Bactrim. It's really, really valuable in the HIV arsenal.

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Re: Had my go round with Bactrim DS
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 08:00:22 AM »
No side effects but I still think I need to de-sensitize myself as regards to Bactrim.
Bactrim made me itch too but my doc changed the dosage to 1 pill every other day. I took it that way for 9 more yrs. I still would have some "itchy" days; but that was usually after long exposure to the sun.

the slight itchiness and occasional red skin was a billion times more tolerable than being in the hospital again with PCP ;)
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