With DS I had ONE yeast infection. Nothing else.
I've NEVER had a uti in my LIFE until this baby, and now it's about all I have. I'm on my THIRD uti this pregnancy - just 2 days after my doctor said no more cultures are needed and I was in the clear. Oh, the irony.
I'm also on my SECOND yeast infection. (I have a two-for. Got both on the same day. Pain like you'd not imagine)
Then before the yeast and uti's started, I had a cyst that had sat for 2 years not bothering no one become infected. Had TWO rounds of antibiotics for that, but during the second one they found my first uti and combined my antibiotics for both infections.
Am I doomed to spend from now til May infected because it's really putting a damper on this pregnancy, which very well could be my last one, so I'm supposed to really be enjoying it - which I was when I wasn't infected.
We are working on getting the shower on our tub (we moved at the end of Nov, and the house is old with an old claw foot tub that surprisingly was not rigged with a shower) so I'm hoping that helps, but I got my first uti when I took NO baths at all, so I can't completely blame that on the uti.
Other than that, I don't know what we could possibly do to avoid them, as I don't do ANYTHING (other than have an adversion to feeling like I'm gonna float away on the insane amount they tell me to drink. I get to 4 glasses and I'm starting to feel SICK!) I'm not much of a water drinker, I used to hate it and not touch it ever about 2 years ago, so it's still really hard for me to drink much of it. Even if I drank other favored beverages, I don't see myself stomaching 10-12 glasses every day without being sick or unable to eat.
Anyone else in a similar situation? Or have any advice how I can get out of this boat? I read in my meds that if taken for 5 months it can cause lung problems. I'm a bit scared as that's wholly possible at this point given that they keep coming back, and obviously that's a scary thought. Who wants lung problems - especially near delivery? I've been given that med twice now. Once last month and again this Friday. The other meds were different ones.
Then, of course I start to worry that all these meds are somehow affecting our baby. I don't know if it was coincidental or not as I wasn't home the days following my last diagnosis, but our baby has seemed far less active, and it worries me. Maybe I'm making more out of it when it's just different sitting positions that's the reason, but we'll see as I'm finally back home and can monitor things again. Yesterday there was only one time she was really active all day long, and that was at around 11pm when I got back home (we returned home at 9) and it didn't last long. Typically she's active for a very long time with very strong kicks. Most of the time she IS active since the last diagnosis is mildly so a few small nudges and nothing more for hours. This is down from past days.