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08-27-2005, 11:24 AM
I still have the UTI and the only other anti I can take for it my uro said is Cipro. When I toook it in the beginning of this (the IC beginning 8 years ago) I had an awful time with it. Made my heart beat really slow, pound hard and I had to lay down and concentrate on breathing. I was so tired too but made sure I didn't fall asleep. Figured I wouldn't wake up but maybe I was over reacting. My question is other then the cipro I'll have to go into the hospital for what kind of anti I don't know. Part of me wants to but then I have so much to worry about. Family ect. Lots has been happening and I won't be home to take care of my parents and there is no one else for it. They're not bed ridden or anything like that but I do the cooking, cleaning ect. I don't know what to do. :rolleyes: Not sure what would happen if I just let the UTI? :hmm: It is mostly pain right now with some extra peeing but nothing I couldn't handle. I pretty much have learned to live with it all. Anyone else go in the hospital for a UTI and how long were you there?
08-27-2005, 11:45 AM
I have been admitted 3 or 4 times for pyelonephritis(kidney infection). My stays have ranged from about 4 to 7 days.
08-27-2005, 11:55 AM
I was on Cipro last week, and this week I am on Amoxicillin....
08-28-2005, 09:13 AM
Macrodantin or Macrobid always seeem to be the miracle pill for me (They are precisely for the urinary tract).
08-28-2005, 04:08 PM
I've never had to stay in the hospital for a UTI but if you are trying to fight an infection I recommend you do everything you can if you are going the natural "fight it off" route. Drink plenty of water, vitamins, (might want to have some orange juice if you can handle it since acid can help kill bacteria), and possibly some anti fungal/bacterial herbs such as garlic (which is normally IC friendly). Good luck! Sure hope you don't have problems. :grouphug:
08-28-2005, 04:47 PM
Many people get IV antibiotics in the home setting too. It's a large part of the home health nurse case load.
08-29-2005, 06:44 AM
I also take macrodantin ,and have been on it for 23 years now I am supossed to be on elmiron as well but the cost is a killer
bye for now country
08-29-2005, 09:47 AM
Well, you must treat UTI's seriously as the infection can spread to your kidneys. There are many, many different antibiotics out there. I would think there should be one that your body can tolerate. However, you would also need to have a urinanalysis done to see what type of antibiotic will kill the bacteria in your bladder. Different bacteria are treated with different antibiotics. Hope you are feeling better soon!
08-29-2005, 01:21 PM
I had the urine checked. That's when the uro called saying I need to take an antibiotic. Went to pick it up and it was cipro which he knew I couldn't take. THen after the pharmacist calling him to get another he said if this other one didn't work then I would have to be put in the hospital. I don't know if the other one helped or not. Nothing really feels any better but then most of the time I can never tell. I am having a hard time holding the heparin which I haven't had in many years. I have a huge fear of needles so doing an IV at home is not a solution for me. Always worry the needle (the nurses told me it wasn't a needle but in my mind it is) would break or come out. Guess there is no sense in worrying about the UTI. What happens will happen. Thanks for the help. :)
08-29-2005, 01:23 PM
Oh, I think what I did wrong was stop drinking the cranberry juice. I haven't had a UTI in over 1 year but I was sooooo sick of the cranberry juice. It doesn't bother the bladder any. Orange juice is a bladder killer to me. I've been trying to drink lots of water but the bladder starts complaining which it hadn't been since taking the cysto pills. This bladder is sure hard to figure out. :hmm:
08-29-2005, 03:08 PM
Agreed....if you have an infection and IC.....problem!!!!!
I sure hope you can find a way to feel better. Good luck!!
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