Embarrassing question, tbh...and perhaps a bit tmi as well. So, uh...here’s what’s up...
Maybe 5 days ago I went to a doctor with concerns of a UTI. They took a urine sample and then told me they found traces of blood in it and then asked me about my symptoms and I told them. They precscribed me nitrofurantoin and I’ve been taking it for about 5 days now and my symptoms are pretty much gone, though I’ve been told to keep taking the pills for the whole 7 days. However, the first time I took it the day I got them they made my stomach hurt a lot, but I assumed that was due to the fact that I hadn’t eaten all day, and so every other time I’ve taken it I’ve eaten something with it and I’ve felt fine. After that, maybe the 3rd day, I started to get diarrhea. Nothing too bad though. And I figured that would happen from taking antibiotics. Nevertheless, I looked up the side affects and when I saw what I’d been feeling was common, I ignore it. So now it’s been 5 days and it’s just gotten worse. Not only am I having very watery diarrhea, but I’ve been nauseaous and somewhat dizzy and, best of all, I think I’ve developed a yeast infection. And a bad one at that. It itches, burns, and has a strong odor. (Which I know is apparently not common for yeast infections, but idk if this medication could have caused BV or not so...? And my endless late night googling has found that sometimes a yeast infection can smell? I don’t know, man...)
So anyway... what I’m asking here is do I stop taking the medication and see a doctor ASAP? I’m going to see a doctor regardless, but I’d very much like to stop taking the nitrofurantoin if this is gonna get worse, but if I do stop, will the UTI come back and be harder to cure? This is stressing me out a whole lot and I haven’t the slightest clue wtf I’m supposed to do about this.
And for the record, I’ve never had a UTI before or a yeast infection. Is it possible that I mistook the symptoms of one for the other and then got the wrong medication and that’s what’s causing these problems? Or maybe I had both at the same time without realizing it and the yeast infection got worse... Jesus, I don’t know, but I’m having incredible anxiety over all of this.