This is my 4th UTI this pregnancy, or in my entire life. I'm by far not an expert on them, but I do know the signs of trouble that one's here. What I don't know is when one should be worried about the level of pain. This one has been my most painful of all with the tri-pain of pelvic, back and stomach attacking either one at a time or any combo of them at once. It worries me that this one might be more severe. Baby is more active today, which is reassuring as most times on antibiotics she's quiet and that, too is of concern.
Typically I just have pelvic pain which is bad enough, but this one has been worse from the get-go. Today is my second day on meds and I'm having quite a few strong and sharp lower abdominal cramps on my right. I'm sitting still at work, so I'm not aggravating anything by moving oddly, and I know if I were standing up these pains could very well be strong enough to have me doubled over. I'm finding myself having to hold my breath and close my eyes when the pain comes to get through it. Granted they only last a few seconds, but in the time it took to write this I had the cramps 3 more times. Is this normal or is it a sign of concern?
The back pain for now has subsided, but the pelvic pain is as bad as ever. My midwife is out of town for a week, too, so I really don't know what I'd do if there was a reason to go in and get looked at. I'm on Amoxicillian this time, if that helps any.
What would you do?