I will just start by saying that this site is like no other and its been an incredible good help in dealing with my hypothyroidism!
I have a couple of question I hope someone could help me with!
I have had hypothyroidism about a year and in the last 2-3 month struggled with a returning urinary tract infection. I have had UTI before but the symptoms that I experienced when this started was the worst I ever had. The sharp stinging in the uretra was overwelming and I had large exposed blood clots in my urin. It was truly frightening. I was first prescribed Amoxillin 500mgx3 per day for 7 days and the symptoms went a way for about 2 weeks until the symptoms came back. I was then prescribed Selexid 200mg x2 7 days, without any effects. Then Selexid 400mg 14 days with the same result. Now I have started on Bactrim 480mg x2 for 3 days. Im on my second day with bactrim and my hypo are beginning to acting up with small muscle cramps, anxiety, emotinal, brain fogg and low energy. I've read the side effects on Bactrim but there is nothing about it affecting the thyroid or any interaction with levaxin. The UTI symptoms are almost gone, only a slight stinging in my uretra so I'm afraid the UTI is not yet gonne. I'm of course taking all the measures in preventing UTI with drinking lots of water, cranberry capsules, not getting cold etc.
Has anyone else with hypo had trouble with UTI? If so, what helped you overcome it?
And has anyone experienced a reaction to Bactrim?
Best regards Annette