after taking antibiotics, the UTI came back - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-03-2009, 12:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
Beppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Heartland
Posts: 1,176
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For 7 days I was on an antibiotic, until last Saturday May 30. Then, yesterday morning, the urinary tract infection came back even WORSE than before!

I went to the clinic again, and they prescribed the SAME antibiotic for another 7 days. : how is that going to help things when I was already taking it and the infection came back? Are they going to have me on an antibiotic forever?

I am not taking the antibiotic. Instead I am guzzling water and cranberry juice like crazy, and taking AZO cranberry capsules. It's gotten better in the past 24 hours, so I'm hopeful that this will cure it. Just needed to vent!

Mama to dd born 7/2005, dd born 12/2007 and dd born 11/2009.
Beppie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-03-2009, 12:30 PM
 
ExuberantDaffodil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The groin of the USA.
Posts: 5,305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ugh mama, I'm sorry

Prescribing the same antibiotic seems a bit asinine to me. But then again, I'm pretty much anti-antibiotics.

I had a pretty nasty UTI creep up periodically during my previous pregnancy, and pretty much nothing could get it to go away completely.

Maybe you could take some probiotics in addition to the cranberry pills and try to heal things up a bit from the last round of antibiotics. My midwife just recommended something to me at my last visit, and now I can't remember what it was... haha. Very helpful, huh?

again

Wifey to Hubby, Mama to Boy (2004) and Girl (2009). 
ExuberantDaffodil is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 01:06 PM
 
mamaprek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minot, North Dakota
Posts: 429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I fear I am in the same situation. I just got over one and this morning I feel the UTI coming back. What a pain!!

Sara - - PreK Teacher, Birth Doula, Wife to Shaun (8/13/05), Mama to Caleb (8/17/06), Chance (6/22/08), and Brielle (10/31/09) - - - winner.jpg

mamaprek is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 02:50 PM
 
trmpetplaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,757
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had pretty much a constant UTI with my first pregnancy... be careful because it really sucks if you get a kidney infection (I got two with that pregnancy and both times ended up in the hospital...). I also recommend that you take a serious and heavy-duty probiotic (I've heard good things about Mercola probiotics, I think that's what they were, and you can find them online) along with everything else you're doing. However, if it doesn't go away within a couple weeks you might need to go in and see about getting a different abx.

I hope it goes away very soon!

mama to two girls and due in November!
: Circumcision can never be undone :
trmpetplaya is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 03:14 PM
 
siennaflower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hogsmeade
Posts: 2,160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by trmpetplaya View Post
be careful because it really sucks if you get a kidney infection (I got two with that pregnancy and both times ended up in the hospital...).
I totally agree with this. I went through a kidney infection a month ago and it was unbelievably painful. Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Did your doc give you the little brown pills that make your pee neon orange? I don't recall the name but I got them with the abx and I haven't had a problem since. I think you can get them OTC, your pharmacist would know which ones I'm talking about.
siennaflower is online now  
Old 06-03-2009, 03:42 PM
 
CarrieCo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 495
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Make sure you cut out sugar!!! UTI's thrive on sugar!

Loving my twin boys! fencing.gif 11/03/2009 And my daughter 08/16/11 hearts.gif novaxnocirc.gif vbac.gifmomma  chicken3.gif Homesteader supermod.gif Doula

CarrieCo is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 03:51 PM
 
elisheva's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: BC
Posts: 1,432
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I've had acupuncture help with yeast infections - maybe it could help with a UTI as well?

"So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." - Jack Layton
 
 
 
   

elisheva is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 05:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
Beppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Heartland
Posts: 1,176
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siennaflower View Post
Did your doc give you the little brown pills that make your pee neon orange?
You don't remember what they're called? I'd love to know what they were.

Mama to dd born 7/2005, dd born 12/2007 and dd born 11/2009.
Beppie is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 05:04 PM
 
ExuberantDaffodil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The groin of the USA.
Posts: 5,305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like Azo, to me. They stain your undies.

Wifey to Hubby, Mama to Boy (2004) and Girl (2009). 
ExuberantDaffodil is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 05:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
Beppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Heartland
Posts: 1,176
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been taking AZO, but the pills are pink, and I haven't noticed any stain.
Any ideas why that would be?

Mama to dd born 7/2005, dd born 12/2007 and dd born 11/2009.
Beppie is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 05:16 PM
 
siennaflower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hogsmeade
Posts: 2,160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beppie View Post
You don't remember what they're called? I'd love to know what they were.
It was Pyridium, and it looks like it is only by prescription Sorry about that. It's to help with the pain while you're healing. My situation may have been different since I had a kidney infection and was in a great deal of pain.
siennaflower is online now  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off