On Wednesday I started getting symptoms of UTI. I've only had this infection 2 other times in my life but I knew the symptoms pretty clearly. (Sharp pains in the lower abdomen and feeling like I have to pee and then go to the bathroom and there is barely anything in there.. sorry TMI) So I made an appt with my family doctor, after speaking with my RE who said going on the antibiotics they will most likely prescribe are perfectly safe for me, just mention to them I have TTC so I do get the pregnancy safe meds. I have to see another doc in the practice as my regular one is booked for the day. There are white and red blood cells in my sample so he put me on Bactirum and ordered a culture. After 2 days of taking the meds with no symptom relief, he calls and says stop the meds because my culture came back negative, which means my body is resistant to the antibiotic. AHH!
So I call back, because I'm still having the same symptoms, though they haven't got worse, and he says I just need to drink a bunch of fluid and use Tylenol or Advil if I get uncomfortable. He left a message with these instructions as I was at work and of course, I couldn't get a hold of him before the weekend. But what the heck?! I'm just supposed to hope this goes away with water and cranberry juice? I don't want it to get worse, especially since I know it can lead to a kidney infection, but he didn't seem like it was a big deal.
I'm drinking cranberry jucie, taking cranberry extract and drinking a ton of water but will that work? How does this infection go away without meds? Anyone had experience with this who is resistant to the antibiotics?
The RE didn't seemed concerned at all that this will affect our chances this month, but I really don't want to have to go to ANOTHER doctor, a urologist, if this UTI doesn't go away on its own. Sometimes I hate my body!!!!!