I have a long story, but a question . I had this urinary problem about 4 years ago where I woke up all night about every 15 minutes to go to the bathroom. I called my doctor the next day and had a blood and urine test, but no infection showed up so I was put on Levaquin anyway for a month. The problem seemed to go away after about a day or two. I then had it relapse here about last october exact same thing as far as I can tell very frequent urination all night so again I went into my family doctor and I think they put me on a week supply of Cipro or Levaquin I can not remember. Here I did a big NO NO and I only took about 4 of the 7 pills and since I started to feel better I saved 3 pills for a rainy day. ( Huge Mistake). The problem seemed to go away but then slowly start to show it ugly head again.
Then at Christmass time it relapsed again (all night urination) so I took the other 3 Cipro or Leavaquin over 2-3 days time but I did not seem to get much better and have been fighting this thing now ever since Christmas. Since I did not take near enough antibiotics in October and December I am wondering if the infection I might have (if I have one) has really dug in this time (it probably had 4 months to do so) so it seems to be much more difficult to get rid of it. Here about 3 weeks ago another bad all night flare up that is still hanging with me. I was put on Leavaquin again but I was not showing any results whatsoever so I gave up on it after about 5-6 days.
I then made an appointment with another Urologist and he thinks it could possibly be Prostitis so he has put me on Sulfa/trimethoprin and said I needed to take it for a minimun of one month, and he said it could be two weeks to a month before I would see any results.
When we run urine or blood test there never is any infection that shows up, but there never has been anytime I have this problem, however I do think there is some forms of Prostitis that will not show an infection from a standard urine or blood test.
I am starting to think that since I did not take my antibiotics like I was suppose to in October that this so called infection I might have might have built up a resistance to Levaquin and this is why it was not working, however I do not think it would have built up any resistance to Sulfa/trimethoprin ( my new antibiotic) since I have never taken that antibiotic before.
My urologist said it could take up to a month for this to kick in, and I never did explain all the story to him that you are reading up above. I thought of it of course after I left his office.
I thought a month sounded like a long time to get ahold of this infection, so I am just looking for some answers.
I had my kidneys checked with dye and they check out fine, I also had a Cystoscopy last week and my bladder lining looks fine, but since my bladder is irritated right now I wanted to die during that cystoscopy test.
Also I never have any burning in my urine, but I do have a difficult time starting, and it wants to stop mid stream a lot.