I have had the symptoms of a UTI for close to a month now, peeing too often, not peeing at all and constant urge to pee. Lately have been getting horrific pains in my left side, under my ribs, around the back and in my chest but there is not infection in my urine tests and my blood tests came back normal. I am now on phenazopyridine, just started it today and can't sleep due to using the washroom, ever couple of minutes...
Hi Dianna: The same thing happened to me! I went to the doctor, told her about the symptoms I was having, much like yours. She said my urine culture came back negative and to do some exercises for the pain and use a heating pad on my back. Nothing showed up in my blood work either. I went back this week (three months after that initial appointment when I had symptoms of a UTI ), and was told that I have a "nasty urinary tract infection"!! Maybe it didn't show up in any tests at that first appt., but my body was telling me that I had all the symptoms of a UTI !!
So, this week, they started me on Macrobid, but 3 days later the nurse called and said the culture they took at the office the day of my appt. showed that I had a strain of bacterial infection that was resistant to Macrobid. She told me to stop taking it and started me on another broad spectrum antibiotic. I had not been having as intense amount of pain the last couple of months, the pain and other symptoms that I was having initially when I went to her about a possible UTI. The pain had subsided somewhat. But as soon as I started the Macrobid, that extreme pain started back up again in my side and my lower back, the frequent need to urinate, etc. Now I am on the other antibiotic, it's been a couple of days, and hoping for relief really soon! ~Ouch!~ Whether it helps or not, I just started drinking some organic cranberry juice to help flush out my kidneys. I guess all we can do is take our medications and have patience. ~Sigh~
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