I have a neurogenic bladder. Nerves were severed during my hysterectomy 12 years ago. The bladder stopped working about 6 months after the surgery. I have been catherizing myself ever since 4-5 times a day. Since April I have had 5 severe bladder infections (mostly e-coli) some were mixed bacteria. I have been on 4 antibiotics and now my doctor is talking about putting me on an antibiotic for the rest of my life. These events have caused my blood pressure to go very high (205/101), I now have that under control with medication. I previously had very low blood pressure. I have also been placed on Lexapro for my increased anxiety and depression. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, jpforest
Sorry that your questions went unanswered Judy. For some reason many women don't feel they have something worthwhile to share when they do, so they don't.
You have one of those uncomfortable hidden issues. Antibiotic prophylaxis is not unusual and given that you catheterize yourself multiple times a day, kind of makes infections inevitable. Had you thought about using a bag when you are not out or at work or something?
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