Well, I've finally found the cause of my urinary tract infection. It also is a bacteria called Klebsiella pneumoniae which is a rod shaped bacterium found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin and intestines. It has escaped from my intestines and has caused the infection I have now. But we also need the bacteria in our colons also to keep it healthy. This bacteria I have is second to E-Coli for causing urinary tract infections in older people. And the antibiotic I have been on was macrobid 100mg for the urinary tract infection which has been ineffective. So I have been switched to Ciprofloxacin which is what is given to rid the body of that bacteria and clear up my urinary tract infection. I've never had anything like this in my life. And I've had bladder infections before. No wonder I have felt so bad for over a week. They sent my urine sample off to be cultured to find out the type of bacteria and that is what came back. This really stinks.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.