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  • yvette
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    My guess on the 3 day thing is that that's how long it takes to culture a good reading on whether or not you have a true infection and they can use that culture to see which AB works best to kill that strain of bacteria.

    Meme could yoyu try OTC benedryl? You migh be feeling better from the AB's because some have properties that make anti-infammatory....if that's the case the Benedryl would also act the same way...and you might get some sleep too (the active ingredient: diphenhydramine--its also the main ingredient in OTC sleep meds like Unisom...but much cheaper!) And if it does work you might be able to get an Rx for Atarax (similar antihistamine)

    Good Luck and Hugs, hopefully you'll find some releif soon. I know exactly how you feel...Those days I want to rip my bladder out and do the Mexican Hat dance with cleats on it....make it behave, ya know!

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  • vm
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    Meme - That is so frustrating when you know something isn't right, but it isn't clear what it is. I hope you can get some answers on Tuesday.

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  • RAS6
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    Hope you feel better soon....

    Originally posted by meme
    Just waiting for Tuesday now, something is definetly wrong! I know it isn't a flare this time.
    I know how you feel, I had a similar experience a few months ago, except for me it was the opposite. The Doctor's office refused to help me when I was having a HORRIBLE flare until I could get in to have a urine test to rule out infection, which ment waiting over a long holiday weekend. It was rough, and it turned out I was right, it was a flare, not an infection. Maybe it is a small comfort, but it is somewhat of a relief to me after all these months of pain that I finally am tuning in on what is or isn't causing my pain. Hope that you will be able to get answers and medicine soon. Hang in there untill Tuesday.

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  • meme
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    I really don't know why she only prescribed 3days. She didn't see much of an infection on the dip so maybe thats why? She did send this second one to be cultured and checked for blood, protein, white cells, etc., and found nothing, or not enough to worry about I guess. She's not my uro, but she's been my primary for life so she knows my history. Just waiting for Tuesday now, something is definetly wrong! I know it isn't a flare this time.

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  • waterflow
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    Couldn't the doc call in a script for the Cipro just to see if it helps? I've always had 7 days of anti for UTI. Waiting until Tuesday is a long time and going to the ER is no picnic either. Hope you get to feeling better.

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  • vm
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    Some doctors only prescribe a 3 day course for a UTI, although with IC I think a lot of them prescribe a much longer course. Sometimes the anti-inflammatory properties of the antibiotics can help our discomfort - even if there isn't an infection.

    Another possibility is that the in office test your doc used didn't show the infection while a culture might have. I have had a couple of dipstick tests that didn't show anything, but it was sent off for culture and lo and behold I had one.

    Did your doctor do a dip or look at it under the microscope? And did he send it off for a culture as well?

    Sometimes the discomfort and all that is just the IC.

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  • leelee88
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    I agree with them, Why only 3 days?...
    But anyways I am sending you bigs ((((((((((hugss)))))))))) sorry you are feeling so bad..

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  • Moonheart
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    Hi,

    I'm curious as well why you didn't take the antibiotics for longer? You can set yourself up for a super infection if you don't take them long enough to kill off all the bacteria.

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  • meme
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    Called Uro, can't see me until Tuesday!!! Don't have to work Sun or Mon, so I guess I'll just try to relax until then. If that doesn't work I guess there's alway the ER!

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  • IC SARAH-CPP
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    That could be it. Dont you usually have to take the antibiotics for longer than 3 days, even if you feel better? I also know that for some people, the infection just doesnt respond to antibiotics. It sucks but it does happen. I would call your doctor right away.
    Sending BIG hugs!
    Sarah

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  • meme
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    What is wrong with me????

    So, I thought I had a kidney infection b/c I have all the symptoms...can't pee, then it hurts to pee, funky odor, back pain and now grion pain, plus I've been really tired all week long. Last week went into doc and had a small bladder infection, took Cipro for 3days and felt good while on it. Once I stopped though, the pain came right back. Had a UA ran and just a little protein showed up, but not enough to amount to anything. Is it possible that I could have the beginnings of a kidney infection and its just bothering me more b/c of the IC? Any Ideas????
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