So sorry to hear about your set back. I get bladder infections often too and, like you, I usually don't know because I don't have any painful urination..just minor back pain!!
I've been told, by my rheumy, that Lupus patients are prone to bladder infections so we must see to it that we drink plenty of water (all of the time). She also suggested that I drink cranberry juice 2-3 times per day every day. So, I feel like I am always walking around with liquids sloshing in my belly. It has not prevented the infections entirely, but now I only get them once or twice per year!!
I hope that you feel better soon and that the meds work quickly.
Peace and Blessings
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