... the 6th day and I have one more days left. I felt good yesterday and slept pretty well last night. However, today, I am running to the bathroom every l/2 hr, N0 pain, just going constantly. I will call the dr on Monday, but wondering if this has happened to anyone else. Will the dr. prescribe a different drug??? any info would be appreciated
I found this link that maybe helpful in you understanding why your physician prescribed the Ciprofloacin. As to why you are going to the restroom constantly, this is not backed by science, but I am guessing that the more you go, the more of the infection you are getting rid of. I believe your bladder is cleaning itself out because this particular antibiotic is specific for urinary infections. I hope this information helps. I found it here on Drugs.com
I have chronic UTI's so I understand what you are going through. The last one took over six weeks and seven different antibiotics to cure. UTI's are nothing to play around with. Your doc will probably prescribe another antibiotic, and don't stop taking it, even if you feel better. You can have a UTI without any symptoms at all. They constantly find that I do after routine urinalysis. That's why I have to donate urine every month, regardless of symptoms :-) Mine happens to be because of spinal problems. I'm sure that is not your problem. Sometimes the doctor has to prescribe two antibiotics at the same time if the infection is resistant to the Cipro. From your letter I get the idea that you are allergic to penicillin and/or sulfa meds, as those are the meds of choice for UTI's. I have the same problem.
By this time, I am sure that you have a handle on your infection, but I just wanted to reiterate that you must keep on top of UTI's. They move quickly up to your kidney's and then can go systemic. If you are prone to UTI's, there are test strips that you can get at the drug store that are the same strips that the doctor uses. Just follow the directions. That way, you can get treated immediately, and not wait until symptoms appear, or get worse to start treatment. Good luck!
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