persistant UTI

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Date Joined Mar 2012
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   Posted 3/7/2012 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever experienced this or can shed any light?
I have suffered with recurrent UTI's for years but a few months ago had a particularly severe one which I took 4 different antibiotics some not finishing the course because I felt they weren't working (stupid I know, probably the reason Im in this mess I know). I dont think it ever really went. But my urinary symptoms completley died down after a course of trimethaprim. After about a month I became severely brain fogged and tired and weak and couldn't do anything. I thought I had ME. I had strong smelling urine and occasional twinges when weeing but no normal UTI symptoms. Then after a while it transpired I had a UTI. The sensitivity test said it was sensitive to amox so the doc put me on 250mg 7 day course. The symptoms improved but didn't go. I then had a 5 day course of 500mg amox and the symptoms seemed to lift. I was so happy to feel clear again. 2 weeks later the symptoms have slowly crept back and I am now brain fogged again and have strange urinary symptoms-slight stingy twinge on weeing and lower abdominal pain/gripes but without the fatigue. I got drunk with my friends a few days ago and that seemed to make it a lot worse. I am a 5th year dental student approaching my finals and I cant think straight. I just failed a practical exam and my tutor said I just didn't seem with it. She was right I never feel with it at the moment. It is making me so sad. I feel like I have a superinfection. Oh and now my urine tests keep coming back negative apart from slight white blood cells and the docs keep telling me I am making the symptoms up.

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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 3/8/2012 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   

I also suffer from recurrent UTI's. I clear one infection and then, come down with a completely new one. Because of this history, My doc treated me with intravenous antibiotics after I had my kidney stone broken up. I already had a picc line in my arm so he set up home health care to teach me how to infuse myself at home. I should also tell you that I have Cirrhosis and end Stage Liver Disease. I am on steroids which make me more prone to infection
and make it harder for me to fight them.

Hang in there!

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