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30:2 Side Effect Surprise

Dec 06, 2008 - 3 comments
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I think the UTI is still with me, dammit.  I am drinking heaps of water but the funny thing is that I'm not really getting a flow on, if you know what I mean...  At this stage no burning or stinging, just frequent need to urinate but not passing much water.  That's how it started last time. Sigh.  Will see how I go for the next few hours and if there is no improvement I'll have to go back to the Doc.  

I guess it could be possible that because I have low WBC and Neuts it is harder for my body to get on top of the infection, despite having had a 3 day course of antibods.  I have read that it can take anywhere from 10 days to 3 months to get rid of a persistent UTI and that women who are going through menopause are more susceptible.  I reckon I score pretty high on the risk list then.

I'm also using the alkaliniser and cranberry but not much is helping.  Also feeling quite wasted from Friday's shot.  It's a beautiful day outside but I can only look at it cos going out in it causes my skin to feel radiated immediately and the heat makes me nauseous.

I thought the second 6 months of tx was going to be just more of the same, but it appears that there are still more side effect surprises on the way... Joy!!

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by Marcia2202, Dec 06, 2008
Ouch.... this doesn't sound comfortable at all. I find with antibiotics in general, it always takes about 3 days after one is finished for things to start clearing up. So maybe that's what's happening. HOPEFULLY!

Hugs and get well.

Marcia

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by epiphiny, Dec 06, 2008
Oooh, I hope so too!!!

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by jankar, Dec 06, 2008
Hi Epihpiny - I am drinking heaps too but I think because it is so hot that the dehydration effects are perhaps worsened.  I am drinking more and urinating less as well.  Also not feeling as good as I was before it got so hot this last week. I reckon if the bladder infection is not gone, go back to the doc as asap - we cannot afford to be too sick for too long is how I see it. I have also had the experience of things not getting better completely until the course of antibiotics is finished. Jankar

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