On Monday (Sept. 30) I went to my local emergency room facility complaining of back pain and nausea. I have been suffering a UTI for a few months, but was unable to get it treated as I had been abroad for the last 6 months. They performed a urinalysis on me and asked the general questions, and then left me sat in a room for 2 hours. They came back later to tell me I have a severe UTI and bladder infection and prescribed antibiotics and a low-dose painkiller.
The painkiller has done nothing for my pain, and I have been taking my antibiotics as instructed since then, but I am showing no signs of improvement. Instead, I am now having difficult starting to urinate, and am having to strain throughout the entire process... and every time I am not completely emptying my bladder. The pain on my right side has started to intensify, to the point that I limp slightly when I walk. I feel very weak and my face feels hot to the touch, and my temperature has been steadily (but slowly) rising during the course of the night. I have an occasional bought of nausea every so often (I don't vomit, but feel like I could), and my appetite has decreased to the point that I am barely eating.
Tonight when I used the bathroom, I swore that I saw what looked like blood in the toilet (although one of the medications turns my urine orange, there was a streak that looked darker orange than the rest and seemed to have twinges of red it it). I'm becoming quite concerned and would love some advice on what I need to do.
Thank you very much for any assistance...