Kidney and bladder infection

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   Posted 6/25/2017 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
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.

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   Posted 6/26/2017 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Dustmite it appears that you have a nasty UTI infection & yes Cipro can be a bugger for some people to take. I was hospitalized last August with one & given IV antibiotics. I do not for a moment believe Lupus is your problem. If the dr insists on Cipro it is because of the severity of the infection. I was on IV Vanco which is potent one. While on any antibiotic by all means get on a probiotic because antibiotics often kill off the good flora in the gut. My dr puts me on Floraster (OTC) may have spelled the name wrong.

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