Hi, I haven't anything in awhile. I was diagnosed with kidney disease last July. I have stage 3 kidney disease and my kidneys are working at 50%. I have been having problems with terrible pain in my abdomen and on both sides especially on my right side of my back. I have had major problems being able to pee for the past week. (I found out in March that my bladder no longer works so I have to force myself to pee). I went to my family practice doctor to find out if I had a bladder or kidney infection, I am between nephrologist right now. Am waiting on a referral. Anyway after a urine test I found out I have a kidney and a bladder infection. The doctor was aware of my kidney disease, bladder issues, high blood pressure and lupus (diagnosed in Feb 2017). He gave me a prescription for Cipro! Everything I've read about this medication says it's the worst antibiotic a person with kidney problems can take. I called my family practice doctor back and am waiting for a reply. Does anyone know what is a better, safer antibiotic to take. Right now I am still having back and abdominal pain. My urine is foamy, smells weird and is the color of tea. I am running a low fever of 100.2. That could be my lupus or the infection. Need some advice, do not want this to turn into a lupus flare. Thank You for any help.