Anyone take this antibiotic before?? Medicine ANXIETY uhkk!

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@BellaDee:  I worked for a urologist for 3 years and I honestly can’t think of a single case where someone suffered from side effects from Macrobid.  Well, other than a yeast infection afterwards (we usually prescribed Diflucan/fluconazole in conjunction with the Macrobid.)  Mcrobid and Cipro are extremely common antibiotics used for bladder/kidney infections.  You should be totally fine.

On a side note, if you are getting UTIs frequently you may want to talk to your doctor about habits that may be causing you to get them.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yes, I get UTI’s pretty often, and I have taken this a few times. I never had any side effects from it until this past time. I was incredibly nauseated the entire time (5 days) I was on it. But no crazy side effects. From what I’ve been told by doctors, Macrobid is pretty much specifically for urinary tract/bladder infections, so it’s probably the best thing you can be taking for it. I’m terrified of medications as well…if I’m taking anything I’ve never taken before, I’ll imagine I’m having some type of reaction to it, like my throats closing, etc. I think you’ll be fine, but if it is making you nauseated to the point of making you sick enough to miss work (or anything like that), just call your doctor and ask to be put on something else.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve taken it many times, and you should be fine. I never had any side effects from it.

Post # 8
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Nitrofuritonin is a very standard antibiotic. If you have already taken a pill and not had an allergci reaction, you are not likely to.

Anxiety = also causes the symptoms you are experiencing.

You can be allergic to pretty much any subastance on Earth – drugs are no exception. It would not be an approved and widely used medication if it had common extreme adverse events (cancer chemo drugs that exhibit a dramatic life extension being one exception to the rule).

I spent the first part of my career developing antibiotics – you’re going to be fine. If you think you are really having a reaction, and not just a panic attack, call your doctor.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Google is your worst enemy when it comes to symptoms. Never google symptoms. WebMD is even worse!

I’ve taken this once for a UTI and it made me a little sick to my stomach, but every antibiotic does that to me. The only reaction I’ve ever had to a medicine is amoxicillian, of which I developed a mild (but exceptionally itchy) allergy to.

Post # 11
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I take macrobid for UTI’s, never had a problem. I usually take it with food to prevent any yucky stomach side effects. Feel better!

Post # 13
2367 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 I’ve taken it multiple times  for UTIs. It’s an older antibiotic (which is not a bad thing) and it’s effective. Like any antibiotic, there’s a risk of side effects, most common being intestinal  upset.  Make sure you  eat before you take it, and drink extra water to help clear the UTI. 

Post # 15
5793 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Just remember that no one posts completely routine experiences on the Internet. It’s only exceptionally good or exceptionally bad experiences. Your google results are not reflective of the vast majority of people’s experiences because the vast majority take the drug, have no side effects, and get better as expected.

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