Anyway, I was feeling quite a lot better at this point. The morning after stopping the supplement I did have a couple instances of burning during urination, but I again upped my water intake and started taking straight cranberry juice. I decided to call the dr. on Monday just to get a urinalysis. They wouldn't do that without seeing me, and they couldn't see me until Weds. By Wednesday my only symptoms were an occasional pressure-y feeling at the end of the day, and even that was pretty much gone. The Dr. who saw me prescribed Levaquin (?), but when I told her I was nursing changed to ampicillin, 3xday for 10 days and to start immediately. (And also 650 mg of Tylenol because I had a fever of 99. Is that really considered a fever? I mean, it was 90 degrees that day, maybe I was just a little warm...)
Well, I didn't start immediately because I wanted to wait 'til my UA came back. Today I had a message that the UA came back abnormal, but they're waiting on the results of the culture. I assume I won't get that info back until Monday. I hate antibiotics, and I double hate the idea of being on antibiotics while nursing, but I also don't want to risk damaging my urinary tract by letting bacteria proliferate. So do I take the antibiotics or just wait it out? 30 pills seems like soooo much, and then there's the potential of thrush...ugh.
If you've made it this far, thanks for listening.