Posted 8/14/2013 6:02 PM (GMT -7)
I normally post on the CP forum, but have had some pretty rough issues over the last few months with my bladder and urinary tract. It all started after swimming in the therapy pool. I ended up with "some kind" of infection which kept me out of the water for over a month. After it finally got better, I got back into the pool once and wham, the infection came back.
It just started one night and I ended up going to urgent care because of horrific pain and serious blood in the urine. It was very bad....not a trace kind of thing. They said I had no infection, but probably had kidney stones....but, within a couple of days, I was at the ER, crying in pain and showing tons of white blood cells in the urine (along with the blood again). We did ct and X-ray, but nothing showed. I was given three days of Macrobid and sent home with instructions to see a urologist.
I made the apt, went and was told I had to do some testing. Before it could be scheduled, the infection came back terribly...turns out it is Ecoli. They gave me 10 days of Macrobid, then did the cystoscope and another urodynamic test (I have a failed bladder tack so this is my 3rd). Then I got 2 days of medication. A week later, I got it again....this time it was for 14 days. A week later, I have it again -now- and now I have another 14 days of Macrobid, followed by four weeks of one half dose of Macrobid.
I have multiple allergies to medications and especially to antibiotics.....so, my question is now that I know what it is, do you guys have any recommendations or information on how to get rid of this junk?
I really need help here and apologize for making this so long.