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Comment from: Kaitlynng 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 30

I don't want to lie about the effectiveness of this drug because it worked very well. I took 1 pill and hours later the burning was gone. I was so scared to take because I'm pregnant and the reviews were awful but.oncw I took it, I felt fine. That is until a few hours later I started getting very dizzy, my stomach was throbbing, I got very pale, and my heart was racing. It went away the next morning but I did wake up feeling sick. Other than those side effects it went well.

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Comment from: Kaitlynng 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 30

I don't want to lie about the effectiveness of this drug because it worked very well. I took 1 pill and hours later the burning was gone. I was so scared to take because I'm pregnant and the reviews were awful but.oncw I took it, I felt fine. That is until a few hours later I started getting very dizzy, my stomach was throbbing, I got very pale, and my heart was racing. It went away the next morning but I did wake up feeling sick. Other than those side effects it went well.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Laura 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

I was prescribed Macrobid for a suspected uti after having a miscarriage. Let me tell you, I will NEVER take it again! After the first pill on Wednesday night I got a headache and some slight stomach upset. Thursday morning I took my next pill with breakfast. By noon I had a fever, chills and diarrhea. By noon I was throwing up. I spent all night throwing up, continued fever, continued diarrhea, a pounding headache like my brain was too big for my skull, shortness of breath and body/joint pain like I have never experienced in my life. I was up all night! About 2 hours ago I was finally able to keep down a little soup and sleep for a bit. I still have this God awful headache, joint pain and slight shortness of breath. This is going to take days to recover from and I wish they had given me Cipro as I requested.

Related Reading: macrobid | miscarriage | headache

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Comment from: Kaitlynng 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 30

I don't want to lie about the effectiveness of this drug because it worked very well. I took 1 pill and hours later the burning was gone. I was so scared to take because I'm pregnant and the reviews were awful but.oncw I took it, I felt fine. That is until a few hours later I started getting very dizzy, my stomach was throbbing, I got very pale, and my heart was racing. It went away the next morning but I did wake up feeling sick. Other than those side effects it went well.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Laura 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

I was prescribed Macrobid for a suspected uti after having a miscarriage. Let me tell you, I will NEVER take it again! After the first pill on Wednesday night I got a headache and some slight stomach upset. Thursday morning I took my next pill with breakfast. By noon I had a fever, chills and diarrhea. By noon I was throwing up. I spent all night throwing up, continued fever, continued diarrhea, a pounding headache like my brain was too big for my skull, shortness of breath and body/joint pain like I have never experienced in my life. I was up all night! About 2 hours ago I was finally able to keep down a little soup and sleep for a bit. I still have this God awful headache, joint pain and slight shortness of breath. This is going to take days to recover from and I wish they had given me Cipro as I requested.

Related Reading: macrobid | miscarriage | headache

Comment from: No 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

This was absolutely horrific for me. Took it for 2.5 days and felt like I had a severe kidney infection (much worse than before I took my first dose). This may be great for some, but definitely talk to your Dr. if you don't feel right once taking the medication. I was told I could be on the verge of a stroke when I spoke with the prescriber. Not at all worth the suffering, pain or fear that came with this medicine. Not. For. Me.

Related Reading: kidney infection | stroke

Comment from: Kaitlynng 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 30

I don't want to lie about the effectiveness of this drug because it worked very well. I took 1 pill and hours later the burning was gone. I was so scared to take because I'm pregnant and the reviews were awful but.oncw I took it, I felt fine. That is until a few hours later I started getting very dizzy, my stomach was throbbing, I got very pale, and my heart was racing. It went away the next morning but I did wake up feeling sick. Other than those side effects it went well.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Laura 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

I was prescribed Macrobid for a suspected uti after having a miscarriage. Let me tell you, I will NEVER take it again! After the first pill on Wednesday night I got a headache and some slight stomach upset. Thursday morning I took my next pill with breakfast. By noon I had a fever, chills and diarrhea. By noon I was throwing up. I spent all night throwing up, continued fever, continued diarrhea, a pounding headache like my brain was too big for my skull, shortness of breath and body/joint pain like I have never experienced in my life. I was up all night! About 2 hours ago I was finally able to keep down a little soup and sleep for a bit. I still have this God awful headache, joint pain and slight shortness of breath. This is going to take days to recover from and I wish they had given me Cipro as I requested.

Related Reading: macrobid | miscarriage | headache

Comment from: No 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

This was absolutely horrific for me. Took it for 2.5 days and felt like I had a severe kidney infection (much worse than before I took my first dose). This may be great for some, but definitely talk to your Dr. if you don't feel right once taking the medication. I was told I could be on the verge of a stroke when I spoke with the prescriber. Not at all worth the suffering, pain or fear that came with this medicine. Not. For. Me.

Related Reading: kidney infection | stroke

Comment from: happy customer? 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 03

I'm halfway through my course and I haven't had any side effects. The lasting effects of being at the ER in the early hours of the morning (because the UTI was so painful I couldn't drive or think) are more of a problem for me. I took my first dose early Wednesday morning at the ER, Wednesday evening the symptoms had subsided almost completely, Thursday midday I felt back to normal (besides my sleep schedule being totally screwed up).

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Comment from: Kaitlynng 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 30

I don't want to lie about the effectiveness of this drug because it worked very well. I took 1 pill and hours later the burning was gone. I was so scared to take because I'm pregnant and the reviews were awful but.oncw I took it, I felt fine. That is until a few hours later I started getting very dizzy, my stomach was throbbing, I got very pale, and my heart was racing. It went away the next morning but I did wake up feeling sick. Other than those side effects it went well.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Laura 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

I was prescribed Macrobid for a suspected uti after having a miscarriage. Let me tell you, I will NEVER take it again! After the first pill on Wednesday night I got a headache and some slight stomach upset. Thursday morning I took my next pill with breakfast. By noon I had a fever, chills and diarrhea. By noon I was throwing up. I spent all night throwing up, continued fever, continued diarrhea, a pounding headache like my brain was too big for my skull, shortness of breath and body/joint pain like I have never experienced in my life. I was up all night! About 2 hours ago I was finally able to keep down a little soup and sleep for a bit. I still have this God awful headache, joint pain and slight shortness of breath. This is going to take days to recover from and I wish they had given me Cipro as I requested.

Related Reading: macrobid | miscarriage | headache

Comment from: No 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

This was absolutely horrific for me. Took it for 2.5 days and felt like I had a severe kidney infection (much worse than before I took my first dose). This may be great for some, but definitely talk to your Dr. if you don't feel right once taking the medication. I was told I could be on the verge of a stroke when I spoke with the prescriber. Not at all worth the suffering, pain or fear that came with this medicine. Not. For. Me.

Related Reading: kidney infection | stroke

Comment from: happy customer? 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 03

I'm halfway through my course and I haven't had any side effects. The lasting effects of being at the ER in the early hours of the morning (because the UTI was so painful I couldn't drive or think) are more of a problem for me. I took my first dose early Wednesday morning at the ER, Wednesday evening the symptoms had subsided almost completely, Thursday midday I felt back to normal (besides my sleep schedule being totally screwed up).

Comment from: sharerollll 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 26

I was prescribed this antibiotics twice for the last 2 UTI's that I had. The first time, my only side effects were headaches and fatigue. Now, the second time I was prescribed this, I felt awful - nothing like the first time. Migraines, nausea/vomiting, and overall body weakness. I wasn't able to go to work or get out of the bed. I am currently on day 3 of 7 and I still feel discomfort in my pelvic area. Please inform yourself of this before you take it..

Comment from: Kaitlynng 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 30

I don't want to lie about the effectiveness of this drug because it worked very well. I took 1 pill and hours later the burning was gone. I was so scared to take because I'm pregnant and the reviews were awful but.oncw I took it, I felt fine. That is until a few hours later I started getting very dizzy, my stomach was throbbing, I got very pale, and my heart was racing. It went away the next morning but I did wake up feeling sick. Other than those side effects it went well.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Laura 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

I was prescribed Macrobid for a suspected uti after having a miscarriage. Let me tell you, I will NEVER take it again! After the first pill on Wednesday night I got a headache and some slight stomach upset. Thursday morning I took my next pill with breakfast. By noon I had a fever, chills and diarrhea. By noon I was throwing up. I spent all night throwing up, continued fever, continued diarrhea, a pounding headache like my brain was too big for my skull, shortness of breath and body/joint pain like I have never experienced in my life. I was up all night! About 2 hours ago I was finally able to keep down a little soup and sleep for a bit. I still have this God awful headache, joint pain and slight shortness of breath. This is going to take days to recover from and I wish they had given me Cipro as I requested.

Related Reading: macrobid | miscarriage | headache

Comment from: No 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

This was absolutely horrific for me. Took it for 2.5 days and felt like I had a severe kidney infection (much worse than before I took my first dose). This may be great for some, but definitely talk to your Dr. if you don't feel right once taking the medication. I was told I could be on the verge of a stroke when I spoke with the prescriber. Not at all worth the suffering, pain or fear that came with this medicine. Not. For. Me.

Related Reading: kidney infection | stroke

Comment from: happy customer? 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 03

I'm halfway through my course and I haven't had any side effects. The lasting effects of being at the ER in the early hours of the morning (because the UTI was so painful I couldn't drive or think) are more of a problem for me. I took my first dose early Wednesday morning at the ER, Wednesday evening the symptoms had subsided almost completely, Thursday midday I felt back to normal (besides my sleep schedule being totally screwed up).

Comment from: sharerollll 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 26

I was prescribed this antibiotics twice for the last 2 UTI's that I had. The first time, my only side effects were headaches and fatigue. Now, the second time I was prescribed this, I felt awful - nothing like the first time. Migraines, nausea/vomiting, and overall body weakness. I wasn't able to go to work or get out of the bed. I am currently on day 3 of 7 and I still feel discomfort in my pelvic area. Please inform yourself of this before you take it..

Comment from: CT 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 14

I’m a generally very healthy 39 yo female who happened to have uti for the first time in my life. No known drug allergies, have taken antibiotics before without any issues. I took Macrobid and I felt like I was run over. I stopped taking it immediately after the second pill. I have severe headache, nausea, poor appetite, fatigue, body ache…you name it. I am dysfunctional and broken. It’s taking me longer to recover from this drug than from the uti. I can’t believe a drug can cause this much suffering. I’ve been a nurse for 9 years, btw. I strongly believe this drug should be illegal to be avail on the market.

Related Reading: macrobid | headache

Comment from: Kaitlynng 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 30

I don't want to lie about the effectiveness of this drug because it worked very well. I took 1 pill and hours later the burning was gone. I was so scared to take because I'm pregnant and the reviews were awful but.oncw I took it, I felt fine. That is until a few hours later I started getting very dizzy, my stomach was throbbing, I got very pale, and my heart was racing. It went away the next morning but I did wake up feeling sick. Other than those side effects it went well.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Laura 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

I was prescribed Macrobid for a suspected uti after having a miscarriage. Let me tell you, I will NEVER take it again! After the first pill on Wednesday night I got a headache and some slight stomach upset. Thursday morning I took my next pill with breakfast. By noon I had a fever, chills and diarrhea. By noon I was throwing up. I spent all night throwing up, continued fever, continued diarrhea, a pounding headache like my brain was too big for my skull, shortness of breath and body/joint pain like I have never experienced in my life. I was up all night! About 2 hours ago I was finally able to keep down a little soup and sleep for a bit. I still have this God awful headache, joint pain and slight shortness of breath. This is going to take days to recover from and I wish they had given me Cipro as I requested.

Related Reading: macrobid | miscarriage | headache

Comment from: No 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 24

This was absolutely horrific for me. Took it for 2.5 days and felt like I had a severe kidney infection (much worse than before I took my first dose). This may be great for some, but definitely talk to your Dr. if you don't feel right once taking the medication. I was told I could be on the verge of a stroke when I spoke with the prescriber. Not at all worth the suffering, pain or fear that came with this medicine. Not. For. Me.

Related Reading: kidney infection | stroke

Comment from: happy customer? 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 03

I'm halfway through my course and I haven't had any side effects. The lasting effects of being at the ER in the early hours of the morning (because the UTI was so painful I couldn't drive or think) are more of a problem for me. I took my first dose early Wednesday morning at the ER, Wednesday evening the symptoms had subsided almost completely, Thursday midday I felt back to normal (besides my sleep schedule being totally screwed up).

Comment from: sharerollll 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 26

I was prescribed this antibiotics twice for the last 2 UTI's that I had. The first time, my only side effects were headaches and fatigue. Now, the second time I was prescribed this, I felt awful - nothing like the first time. Migraines, nausea/vomiting, and overall body weakness. I wasn't able to go to work or get out of the bed. I am currently on day 3 of 7 and I still feel discomfort in my pelvic area. Please inform yourself of this before you take it..

Comment from: CT 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 14

I’m a generally very healthy 39 yo female who happened to have uti for the first time in my life. No known drug allergies, have taken antibiotics before without any issues. I took Macrobid and I felt like I was run over. I stopped taking it immediately after the second pill. I have severe headache, nausea, poor appetite, fatigue, body ache…you name it. I am dysfunctional and broken. It’s taking me longer to recover from this drug than from the uti. I can’t believe a drug can cause this much suffering. I’ve been a nurse for 9 years, btw. I strongly believe this drug should be illegal to be avail on the market.

Related Reading: macrobid | headache

Comment from: quixotic6 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 07

I have bad health anxiety and look up every new rx I'm prescribed to look at side effects and user reviews. That was a huge mistake for this medication!! I was so scared to take it after reading the reviews for it. However, obviously if you have an infection you NEED to take your antibiotics, so I sucked it up and took them and here's my experience: Very MILD side effects, such as: headache, achy muscles and joints, some tingling (I have nerve issues so I think it just exacerbated it), night sweats, and 1-2 bouts of diarrhea. That's it. I took 100mg for 5 days and that's all that happened. So please don't let these reviews scare you! If you're younger and generally pretty healthy you shouldn't have any severe side effects.

Related Reading: anxiety | headache | night sweats

Comment from: K.M. 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 02

I took ONE dose and threw the rest in the garbage! I followed directions and drank lots of water, took it with a meal on a Friday night and still woke up in the middle of the night with a pounding headache and had to pee like i hadn't peed in a week. The non stop peeing continued for a good 36hrs. It's not Monday morning and I STILL have a headache that feels like my brain is too big for my skull. Not sure if the one dose was effective, or the gallon of cranberry juice did it but my bladder infection seems to be gone for now. From reading everyone else's stories I got off easy, this stuff should be pulled from the market.

Related Reading: headache | bladder infection

Comment from: K.M. 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 02

I took ONE dose and threw the rest in the garbage! I followed directions and drank lots of water, took it with a meal on a Friday night and still woke up in the middle of the night with a pounding headache and had to pee like i hadn't peed in a week. The non stop peeing continued for a good 36hrs. It's not Monday morning and I STILL have a headache that feels like my brain is too big for my skull. Not sure if the one dose was effective, or the gallon of cranberry juice did it but my bladder infection seems to be gone for now. From reading everyone else's stories I got off easy, this stuff should be pulled from the market.

Related Reading: headache | bladder infection

Comment from: Dawn 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

I was prescribed this medication for a UTI. After reading the reviews on this page I was quite apprehensive about taking Macrobid. But it was all fine. I had no side effects and my symptoms went away in less than 12 hours. Love this medication!

Related Reading: macrobid

Comment from: K.M. 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 02

I took ONE dose and threw the rest in the garbage! I followed directions and drank lots of water, took it with a meal on a Friday night and still woke up in the middle of the night with a pounding headache and had to pee like i hadn't peed in a week. The non stop peeing continued for a good 36hrs. It's not Monday morning and I STILL have a headache that feels like my brain is too big for my skull. Not sure if the one dose was effective, or the gallon of cranberry juice did it but my bladder infection seems to be gone for now. From reading everyone else's stories I got off easy, this stuff should be pulled from the market.

Related Reading: headache | bladder infection

Comment from: Dawn 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

I was prescribed this medication for a UTI. After reading the reviews on this page I was quite apprehensive about taking Macrobid. But it was all fine. I had no side effects and my symptoms went away in less than 12 hours. Love this medication!

Related Reading: macrobid

Comment from: Kirsty 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

I really react badly to Macrobid, even after one tablet the symptoms are so bad I and my Dr thought I had a kidney infection. I get uncontrollable chills and fever, I am sick several times then I get flu like muscle and joint aches, I can't sleep because I feel so ill but I feel so tired and weak. I have taken macrobid on three different occasions and only just realised it's the antibiotic making me feel like this after thinking I was having another kidney infection. Other antibiotics work better for me for uti, I don't react to them but with Macrobid I feel like I have been poisoned. I have missed so much work because it floors me for days. I have only taken one tablet this time and now I have read other reviews and realised it is Macrobid making me feel so bad I won't take this antibiotic ever again.

Related Reading: macrobid | kidney infection | fever

QUESTION

How much urine does the average adult pass each day? See Answer
Comment from: K.M. 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 02

I took ONE dose and threw the rest in the garbage! I followed directions and drank lots of water, took it with a meal on a Friday night and still woke up in the middle of the night with a pounding headache and had to pee like i hadn't peed in a week. The non stop peeing continued for a good 36hrs. It's not Monday morning and I STILL have a headache that feels like my brain is too big for my skull. Not sure if the one dose was effective, or the gallon of cranberry juice did it but my bladder infection seems to be gone for now. From reading everyone else's stories I got off easy, this stuff should be pulled from the market.

Related Reading: headache | bladder infection

Comment from: Dawn 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

I was prescribed this medication for a UTI. After reading the reviews on this page I was quite apprehensive about taking Macrobid. But it was all fine. I had no side effects and my symptoms went away in less than 12 hours. Love this medication!

Related Reading: macrobid

Comment from: Kirsty 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

I really react badly to Macrobid, even after one tablet the symptoms are so bad I and my Dr thought I had a kidney infection. I get uncontrollable chills and fever, I am sick several times then I get flu like muscle and joint aches, I can't sleep because I feel so ill but I feel so tired and weak. I have taken macrobid on three different occasions and only just realised it's the antibiotic making me feel like this after thinking I was having another kidney infection. Other antibiotics work better for me for uti, I don't react to them but with Macrobid I feel like I have been poisoned. I have missed so much work because it floors me for days. I have only taken one tablet this time and now I have read other reviews and realised it is Macrobid making me feel so bad I won't take this antibiotic ever again.

Related Reading: macrobid | kidney infection | fever

Comment from: Shelly 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 15

The doctor gave me macro bid last year after two doses I became very ill, extreme body aches, feverish, could not breath the next day I phoned the doctor who said no it’s not the medication and to carry on taking it, I took it that morning and was even worse could stand very weak, later that day nurse phoned me to say no uti, bring another sample in the morning, the same day another nurse phone to say my sample came back with cultures, it was a very confusing day so I didn’t take any more. So a full year has gone past and I was at a routine appointment for a cervical smear I took a water sample with me as my urine was smelly, the nurse then had a word with the doctor who then phone me and told me there would be a prescription waiting for me at the chemist in the morning and that it was a antibiotic that I had responded to well in the past, so I get my prescription and realised it was the same one I’d taken the year before, so I took it yesterday morning after filling up on more food than I normally eat felt fine for about four hours then it him me again with the same symptoms as before only worse chest and stomach pain this drug is bad and needs banning

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: K.M. 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 02

I took ONE dose and threw the rest in the garbage! I followed directions and drank lots of water, took it with a meal on a Friday night and still woke up in the middle of the night with a pounding headache and had to pee like i hadn't peed in a week. The non stop peeing continued for a good 36hrs. It's not Monday morning and I STILL have a headache that feels like my brain is too big for my skull. Not sure if the one dose was effective, or the gallon of cranberry juice did it but my bladder infection seems to be gone for now. From reading everyone else's stories I got off easy, this stuff should be pulled from the market.

Related Reading: headache | bladder infection

Comment from: Dawn 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

I was prescribed this medication for a UTI. After reading the reviews on this page I was quite apprehensive about taking Macrobid. But it was all fine. I had no side effects and my symptoms went away in less than 12 hours. Love this medication!

Related Reading: macrobid

Comment from: Kirsty 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

I really react badly to Macrobid, even after one tablet the symptoms are so bad I and my Dr thought I had a kidney infection. I get uncontrollable chills and fever, I am sick several times then I get flu like muscle and joint aches, I can't sleep because I feel so ill but I feel so tired and weak. I have taken macrobid on three different occasions and only just realised it's the antibiotic making me feel like this after thinking I was having another kidney infection. Other antibiotics work better for me for uti, I don't react to them but with Macrobid I feel like I have been poisoned. I have missed so much work because it floors me for days. I have only taken one tablet this time and now I have read other reviews and realised it is Macrobid making me feel so bad I won't take this antibiotic ever again.

Related Reading: macrobid | kidney infection | fever

Comment from: Shelly 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 15

The doctor gave me macro bid last year after two doses I became very ill, extreme body aches, feverish, could not breath the next day I phoned the doctor who said no it’s not the medication and to carry on taking it, I took it that morning and was even worse could stand very weak, later that day nurse phoned me to say no uti, bring another sample in the morning, the same day another nurse phone to say my sample came back with cultures, it was a very confusing day so I didn’t take any more. So a full year has gone past and I was at a routine appointment for a cervical smear I took a water sample with me as my urine was smelly, the nurse then had a word with the doctor who then phone me and told me there would be a prescription waiting for me at the chemist in the morning and that it was a antibiotic that I had responded to well in the past, so I get my prescription and realised it was the same one I’d taken the year before, so I took it yesterday morning after filling up on more food than I normally eat felt fine for about four hours then it him me again with the same symptoms as before only worse chest and stomach pain this drug is bad and needs banning

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Sally 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 30

Absolutely horrendous. Worked for the infection but caused severe suicidal thoughts, anxiety and paranoia. This is an absolutely genuine review, it nearly destroyed my life in the space of three days! Never again.

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: K.M. 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 02

I took ONE dose and threw the rest in the garbage! I followed directions and drank lots of water, took it with a meal on a Friday night and still woke up in the middle of the night with a pounding headache and had to pee like i hadn't peed in a week. The non stop peeing continued for a good 36hrs. It's not Monday morning and I STILL have a headache that feels like my brain is too big for my skull. Not sure if the one dose was effective, or the gallon of cranberry juice did it but my bladder infection seems to be gone for now. From reading everyone else's stories I got off easy, this stuff should be pulled from the market.

Related Reading: headache | bladder infection

Comment from: Dawn 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

I was prescribed this medication for a UTI. After reading the reviews on this page I was quite apprehensive about taking Macrobid. But it was all fine. I had no side effects and my symptoms went away in less than 12 hours. Love this medication!

Related Reading: macrobid

Comment from: Kirsty 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

I really react badly to Macrobid, even after one tablet the symptoms are so bad I and my Dr thought I had a kidney infection. I get uncontrollable chills and fever, I am sick several times then I get flu like muscle and joint aches, I can't sleep because I feel so ill but I feel so tired and weak. I have taken macrobid on three different occasions and only just realised it's the antibiotic making me feel like this after thinking I was having another kidney infection. Other antibiotics work better for me for uti, I don't react to them but with Macrobid I feel like I have been poisoned. I have missed so much work because it floors me for days. I have only taken one tablet this time and now I have read other reviews and realised it is Macrobid making me feel so bad I won't take this antibiotic ever again.

Related Reading: macrobid | kidney infection | fever

Comment from: Shelly 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 15

The doctor gave me macro bid last year after two doses I became very ill, extreme body aches, feverish, could not breath the next day I phoned the doctor who said no it’s not the medication and to carry on taking it, I took it that morning and was even worse could stand very weak, later that day nurse phoned me to say no uti, bring another sample in the morning, the same day another nurse phone to say my sample came back with cultures, it was a very confusing day so I didn’t take any more. So a full year has gone past and I was at a routine appointment for a cervical smear I took a water sample with me as my urine was smelly, the nurse then had a word with the doctor who then phone me and told me there would be a prescription waiting for me at the chemist in the morning and that it was a antibiotic that I had responded to well in the past, so I get my prescription and realised it was the same one I’d taken the year before, so I took it yesterday morning after filling up on more food than I normally eat felt fine for about four hours then it him me again with the same symptoms as before only worse chest and stomach pain this drug is bad and needs banning

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Sally 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 30

Absolutely horrendous. Worked for the infection but caused severe suicidal thoughts, anxiety and paranoia. This is an absolutely genuine review, it nearly destroyed my life in the space of three days! Never again.

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: Liz 13-18 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: March 17

I felt a lot better after my 1st 2 doses! I got a bladder infection due to covid and other comorbidities.

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Comment from: K.M. 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 02

I took ONE dose and threw the rest in the garbage! I followed directions and drank lots of water, took it with a meal on a Friday night and still woke up in the middle of the night with a pounding headache and had to pee like i hadn't peed in a week. The non stop peeing continued for a good 36hrs. It's not Monday morning and I STILL have a headache that feels like my brain is too big for my skull. Not sure if the one dose was effective, or the gallon of cranberry juice did it but my bladder infection seems to be gone for now. From reading everyone else's stories I got off easy, this stuff should be pulled from the market.

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Comment from: Dawn 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

I was prescribed this medication for a UTI. After reading the reviews on this page I was quite apprehensive about taking Macrobid. But it was all fine. I had no side effects and my symptoms went away in less than 12 hours. Love this medication!

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Comment from: Kirsty 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

I really react badly to Macrobid, even after one tablet the symptoms are so bad I and my Dr thought I had a kidney infection. I get uncontrollable chills and fever, I am sick several times then I get flu like muscle and joint aches, I can't sleep because I feel so ill but I feel so tired and weak. I have taken macrobid on three different occasions and only just realised it's the antibiotic making me feel like this after thinking I was having another kidney infection. Other antibiotics work better for me for uti, I don't react to them but with Macrobid I feel like I have been poisoned. I have missed so much work because it floors me for days. I have only taken one tablet this time and now I have read other reviews and realised it is Macrobid making me feel so bad I won't take this antibiotic ever again.

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Comment from: Shelly 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 15

The doctor gave me macro bid last year after two doses I became very ill, extreme body aches, feverish, could not breath the next day I phoned the doctor who said no it’s not the medication and to carry on taking it, I took it that morning and was even worse could stand very weak, later that day nurse phoned me to say no uti, bring another sample in the morning, the same day another nurse phone to say my sample came back with cultures, it was a very confusing day so I didn’t take any more. So a full year has gone past and I was at a routine appointment for a cervical smear I took a water sample with me as my urine was smelly, the nurse then had a word with the doctor who then phone me and told me there would be a prescription waiting for me at the chemist in the morning and that it was a antibiotic that I had responded to well in the past, so I get my prescription and realised it was the same one I’d taken the year before, so I took it yesterday morning after filling up on more food than I normally eat felt fine for about four hours then it him me again with the same symptoms as before only worse chest and stomach pain this drug is bad and needs banning

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Comment from: Sally 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 30

Absolutely horrendous. Worked for the infection but caused severe suicidal thoughts, anxiety and paranoia. This is an absolutely genuine review, it nearly destroyed my life in the space of three days! Never again.

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Comment from: Liz 13-18 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: March 17

I felt a lot better after my 1st 2 doses! I got a bladder infection due to covid and other comorbidities.

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Comment from: Se 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 03

Do not take this, I was perfectly fine before taking this medication. I was suppose to take it twice a day for 7 days. First day it caused the worst case of indigestion. The burning was so bad it went from chest in to my back. Called the pharmacy to ask if this was still ok to take. She reassured me it was “normal”. Took it for another two days.. but by the third day;pill number 6..I could feel the pill burning my throat as it traveled down in to my stomach. I stopped it immediately and was given just straight amoxicillin because it didn’t get rid of the UTI. Since then.. I have been in straight misery. I have never suffered with GERD in the past. I can’t lay flat without choking. I constantly feel sick Bc my stomach is so messed up. I’ve been sticking to a bland diet, and even that is not helping. I should have went with my gut and stopped after the second pill. This medication is poison and should be taken off the shelves. Especially after reading all the horrible reviews!

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Comment from: Puggles 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 21

By 2nd day I was tired, some dull headache, some blurred vision, by 3rd day, extremely blurred vision, very scared, started researching again side effects as vision didn't come up in initial search prior to starting. I took with food, I drank water, I took prebiotic, hoping my vision returns to normal soon.

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Comment from: Puggles 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 21

By 2nd day I was tired, some dull headache, some blurred vision, by 3rd day, extremely blurred vision, very scared, started researching again side effects as vision didn't come up in initial search prior to starting. I took with food, I drank water, I took prebiotic, hoping my vision returns to normal soon.

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Comment from: Quelz 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 19

Worst antibiotic ever given to me! Never again I took 2 doses and this medication knocked me all the way down.... headache, body aches, pain in eyes, nausea, diarrhea, fever, chills, dizziness.. Got tested for covid and it was negative. This made me feel horrible I can't wait till this is out of my system. I STOPPED THE MEDS IMMEDIATELY NEVER AGAIN!

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Comment from: Puggles 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 21

By 2nd day I was tired, some dull headache, some blurred vision, by 3rd day, extremely blurred vision, very scared, started researching again side effects as vision didn't come up in initial search prior to starting. I took with food, I drank water, I took prebiotic, hoping my vision returns to normal soon.

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Comment from: Quelz 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 19

Worst antibiotic ever given to me! Never again I took 2 doses and this medication knocked me all the way down.... headache, body aches, pain in eyes, nausea, diarrhea, fever, chills, dizziness.. Got tested for covid and it was negative. This made me feel horrible I can't wait till this is out of my system. I STOPPED THE MEDS IMMEDIATELY NEVER AGAIN!

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Comment from: Callie 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 02

Avoid this medication. Gave me strong flu like symptoms so bad thought it might be COVID break through. Sheer misery. Took two pills, as directed, twelve hours apart. Took a full 24 hours to recover. Intense body aches, fever, nausea. Had to take a sick day. Doc called in an old fashioned sulfa drug instead- way better. No issues.

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Comment from: Puggles 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 21

By 2nd day I was tired, some dull headache, some blurred vision, by 3rd day, extremely blurred vision, very scared, started researching again side effects as vision didn't come up in initial search prior to starting. I took with food, I drank water, I took prebiotic, hoping my vision returns to normal soon.

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Comment from: Quelz 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 19

Worst antibiotic ever given to me! Never again I took 2 doses and this medication knocked me all the way down.... headache, body aches, pain in eyes, nausea, diarrhea, fever, chills, dizziness.. Got tested for covid and it was negative. This made me feel horrible I can't wait till this is out of my system. I STOPPED THE MEDS IMMEDIATELY NEVER AGAIN!

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Comment from: Callie 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 02

Avoid this medication. Gave me strong flu like symptoms so bad thought it might be COVID break through. Sheer misery. Took two pills, as directed, twelve hours apart. Took a full 24 hours to recover. Intense body aches, fever, nausea. Had to take a sick day. Doc called in an old fashioned sulfa drug instead- way better. No issues.

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Comment from: KL 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 29

Side effects were too terrible. First 5 days: drowsy, nausea, dry coughs. Acceptable, because comparing to the pain to pass blood urine, they were fine. Day 6: High fever, chest pain, shortness of breath. Went to hospital, chest x-ray showed haziness on the bottom of one side of my lung. Covid negative. white blood cells only slightly above the normal limit. Diagnosed with pneumonia, so they gave me antibiotics, but it didn’t work, still high fever. The doctors had no clue why it didn’t work, after a long time my body temperature was still very high. Then they just gave me Tylenol to lower my body temperature, it worked. I finally felt better after taking Tylenol not antibiotics, it’s also almost 24 hours after taking the last Macrobid, so i’m not sure the improvement was from the Tylenol or stopping Macrobid. Do not ignore dry coughs after taking this medication, it could develop serious lung problems. I only have UTI before this nightmare. young and healthy, no smoke, alcohol, or drugs. I have never got this sick before taking macrobid. Just be careful taking this medication.

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Comment from: Puggles 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 21

By 2nd day I was tired, some dull headache, some blurred vision, by 3rd day, extremely blurred vision, very scared, started researching again side effects as vision didn't come up in initial search prior to starting. I took with food, I drank water, I took prebiotic, hoping my vision returns to normal soon.

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Comment from: Quelz 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 19

Worst antibiotic ever given to me! Never again I took 2 doses and this medication knocked me all the way down.... headache, body aches, pain in eyes, nausea, diarrhea, fever, chills, dizziness.. Got tested for covid and it was negative. This made me feel horrible I can't wait till this is out of my system. I STOPPED THE MEDS IMMEDIATELY NEVER AGAIN!

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Comment from: Callie 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 02

Avoid this medication. Gave me strong flu like symptoms so bad thought it might be COVID break through. Sheer misery. Took two pills, as directed, twelve hours apart. Took a full 24 hours to recover. Intense body aches, fever, nausea. Had to take a sick day. Doc called in an old fashioned sulfa drug instead- way better. No issues.

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Comment from: KL 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 29

Side effects were too terrible. First 5 days: drowsy, nausea, dry coughs. Acceptable, because comparing to the pain to pass blood urine, they were fine. Day 6: High fever, chest pain, shortness of breath. Went to hospital, chest x-ray showed haziness on the bottom of one side of my lung. Covid negative. white blood cells only slightly above the normal limit. Diagnosed with pneumonia, so they gave me antibiotics, but it didn’t work, still high fever. The doctors had no clue why it didn’t work, after a long time my body temperature was still very high. Then they just gave me Tylenol to lower my body temperature, it worked. I finally felt better after taking Tylenol not antibiotics, it’s also almost 24 hours after taking the last Macrobid, so i’m not sure the improvement was from the Tylenol or stopping Macrobid. Do not ignore dry coughs after taking this medication, it could develop serious lung problems. I only have UTI before this nightmare. young and healthy, no smoke, alcohol, or drugs. I have never got this sick before taking macrobid. Just be careful taking this medication.

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Comment from: Ashley 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 19

This medication made me feel worse. The next day my hips and legs aches so bad. It gave me a terrible headache that didn’t stop until 2 days after I stopped taking it. Will never take again.

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Comment from: Puggles 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 21

By 2nd day I was tired, some dull headache, some blurred vision, by 3rd day, extremely blurred vision, very scared, started researching again side effects as vision didn't come up in initial search prior to starting. I took with food, I drank water, I took prebiotic, hoping my vision returns to normal soon.

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Comment from: Quelz 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 19

Worst antibiotic ever given to me! Never again I took 2 doses and this medication knocked me all the way down.... headache, body aches, pain in eyes, nausea, diarrhea, fever, chills, dizziness.. Got tested for covid and it was negative. This made me feel horrible I can't wait till this is out of my system. I STOPPED THE MEDS IMMEDIATELY NEVER AGAIN!

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Comment from: Callie 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 02

Avoid this medication. Gave me strong flu like symptoms so bad thought it might be COVID break through. Sheer misery. Took two pills, as directed, twelve hours apart. Took a full 24 hours to recover. Intense body aches, fever, nausea. Had to take a sick day. Doc called in an old fashioned sulfa drug instead- way better. No issues.

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Comment from: KL 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 29

Side effects were too terrible. First 5 days: drowsy, nausea, dry coughs. Acceptable, because comparing to the pain to pass blood urine, they were fine. Day 6: High fever, chest pain, shortness of breath. Went to hospital, chest x-ray showed haziness on the bottom of one side of my lung. Covid negative. white blood cells only slightly above the normal limit. Diagnosed with pneumonia, so they gave me antibiotics, but it didn’t work, still high fever. The doctors had no clue why it didn’t work, after a long time my body temperature was still very high. Then they just gave me Tylenol to lower my body temperature, it worked. I finally felt better after taking Tylenol not antibiotics, it’s also almost 24 hours after taking the last Macrobid, so i’m not sure the improvement was from the Tylenol or stopping Macrobid. Do not ignore dry coughs after taking this medication, it could develop serious lung problems. I only have UTI before this nightmare. young and healthy, no smoke, alcohol, or drugs. I have never got this sick before taking macrobid. Just be careful taking this medication.

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Comment from: Ashley 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 19

This medication made me feel worse. The next day my hips and legs aches so bad. It gave me a terrible headache that didn’t stop until 2 days after I stopped taking it. Will never take again.

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Comment from: Lynne 1776 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 14

A few hours after first does I felt confused and couldn’t see right. Took one before bed and woke up thinking I was going to die from how bad body aches I had. Felt just like having the flu. Fever chills body aches can’t move my body at all. Worst medication I’ve ever taken. Never again!

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