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    On Tuesday night my uring culture came back positive for nitrates, so I indeed did have a UTI that needed different antibiotics. However, I've been on a very strong antibiotic since then (two days worth) and it hasn't relieved the symptoms. I'm living on pyridium. I'm terribly afraid it's pushed me out of my "remission" and sent me back into a flare.

    I've stayed home the last two days with the excuse that I need to let my body rest and recover. But, truth be told, all I've been doing is hiding under the covers! I've got another 1/2 hour to do so...and then I promised my husband that I would get out of bed and get back into the land of the living. I'm going back to go take advantage of that 1/2 hour!


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    I would think that after 2 days that you would be better. Or it could be just a flare from the UTI. I would check with your URO. Can't he prescribe something for the pain?

    "Don't quit when the tide is lowest, For it's just about to turn; Don't quit over doubts and questions, For there's something you may learn."


    • #3
      Sometimes it takes my bladder a few days after finishing the antibiotic to get back to feeling better. I think UTIs can do a real number on our IC bladders --- above and beyond what they do to a normal bladder.

      Did they do a sensitivity, too, to make sure you are on the right anti?

      Diagnosed August 2001

      Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

      Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

      I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


      “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

      “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy


      • #4
        after two or three days when i have a very bad uti i will start to feel better but i still flare until the infection is fully gone. after you finish your anti you need to wait three days then go back to the uro's office or doctor office that told you about your infection and gave you the meds to make sure the infection is truly gone.
        i wish you luck and i will be praying for you i do care.
        Medicine taken daily or as needed:
        1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
        2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
        3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
        4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
        5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
        5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
        6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
        7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.

        I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!