Posted 9/15/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -7)
It's not unusual to have a bladder infecton with no symptoms. I've had that a few times. Done my monthly routine urinalysis, and to my surprise, I have a bladder infection and didn't know it. Another time that happened, the infection was left untreated because I wasn't experiencing any symptoms and I ended up in a serious kidney infection. It had spread. So it's a good thing that you're on antibiotics. A bladder or kidney infection is very common in lupus. Always get rechecked after your course of antibiotics to make sure the infection is gone. Don't wait for your doctor to give you the requisition. Tell them you need one. You have to be assertive or aggressive with doctors sometimes. Don't ask. Tell.
Do you get routine, monthly blood work and urine tests? You might want to ask your doctor to give you a "standing order" so that you can keep track of things on a more consistant basis. I got at the beginning of each month, and get everything checked. It keeps me out of flares, and much healthier.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, Tramacet, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus