I'm having a bit of a rough day.
Last Monday, I started spotting brown on the toilet paper. I had about two times where there was enough to notice. The night before I started spotting, I nursed DD for a longggggggggg time. Longer than she had been nursed in quite some time.
Anyway, I did a dipstick test where it tests your leukocytes and blood in the urine, infection fighting agents, etc, and it showed that I probably had a UTI.
Anyway, I stayed home that day and stayed in bed. No more spotting until today...about a week later. I did realize that I hadn't nursed Addi in a week, and last night I nursed her for a while. No spotting this morning, but early this afternoon I had light pink mucusy spotting on the TP...then it started looking brown and every time I pee'd there was some there.
I was really worried about a M/C...and even though I'm having a HB, I decided to go in. When I was 13 weeks pregnant with DD , I had a severe UTI. I had no symptoms until I was puking, headache, dizzy, etc. I was miserable..it was like the worst flu I'd ever had. So of course they found out I had a UTI after I insisted they test my pee (they weren't going to) and then they said i had a really bad one. They gave me abx (can't remember exactly what ones), and some nausea meds (ugh).
Anyway, I did go in today and they said I have a pretty big bladder infection. They gave me meds. They gave me nitrofurantoin which is the generic abx for macrodantin.
I feel that all this spotting and worry of miscarriage is all due to this bad UTI...(I seem to only get them while in early pregnancy with my bladder moving around, etc).
I really didn't want to have to take abx, but at this point, I think I would rather take abx then end up having a miscarriage because the UTI is irritating my uterus/cervix so much, y'know?
What else can I be doing while on these stupid abx to help get my bacteria back to normal? I have raw garlic, I'm gonna put some ACV in some water and drink that. I also have pure cranberry juice. (I tried curing it myself first with cranberry juice/D mannose powder but it didn't work). I haven't been on abx since 2006 when I was pregnant with Addison.
Anyway, just wondering if anyone knew of any thing else I could be doing to help get my gut back to normal and avoid getting a yeast infection and everything. *sigh*
Tara, mama to Addison (4/07) and 03/20/10, 05/27/10, and our newest addition and Emerson Rae (4/27/11) , married to John