Bactrim Vegetarian Diet, Emergency Room, Poison, Good Luck, Mystery
I experienced a very painful kidney infection about 3 months ago. I was already on cipro for a uti, but when my fever got to 103, I went to the ER. They diagnosed the kidney infection and prescribed me Bactrim for 14 days. I started feeling better very ... more »
I experienced a very painful kidney infection about 3 months ago. I was already on cipro for a uti, but when my fever got to 103, I went to the ER. They diagnosed the kidney infection and prescribed me Bactrim for 14 days. I started feeling better very soon after that, however about a week into it, i started to get a slight fever again and just a general fatigued feeling. I stated to freak out that the kidney infection was coming back so i went to my doctor. He took a urine sample and told me to keep taking the bactrim and to push lots of fluids. After I finished the Bactrim, I started to feel normal again. So, after 3 months, I got another UTI. I went to my doc and he prescribed Bactrim again, this time for 7 days. Like before, I stated to feel better almost immediately, but then a few days into it, I got that low-grade fever again and the crappy, tired feeling. I went back to the Dr., convinced I was having recurring, resistant UTIs, but my urine samples showed no bacteria at all. So I went home to keep taking the Bactrim and pushing fluids. But my temp is still about 100. Not enough to keep me bed-ridden, but Im still not feeling great. I was starting to think I was crazy, maybe I just didn't know how to read a thermometer correctly. I actually started to think that, because my doctor has no idea why I have a fever. He said that I probably have a sinus infection or a virus--that's what he said the last time. Im so glad I found this site, Im convinced now it is the Bactrim. It can be so frustrating to be sick, see a doctor, and then go home with no answers. When my doctor said I had no trace of UTI, I was shocked. I was feeling horrible, with a fever, and my doctor pretty much wrote me off when he received the results from my urine tests. I thought I was going crazy--I started to think the fever was from anxiety or something. Anyway, I have one day left on the bactrim, and I guess I shouldn't take it, but I an nervous because if there is the tiniest, little chance that i did have a UTI, I want to knock it out entirely. Having it grow into a kidney infection again is my worst fear--that and Bactrim.