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    Default Ended Up in the ER this weekend

    Well as I stated in another post, I hadn't been feeling well in a few weeks. This weekend I felt like I had an infection in my pelvic area so I decided to go to the ER. Well I found out I had a very bad bladder infection and had some blood in my urine. I didn't know it was bladder related because I had no burning or pain when urinating and had not noticed the blood before. Anyway they gave me a painkiller shot and a prescription and sent me home. That was Saturday night. Today is Monday and I am just starting to feel better. Luckily I have another Drs. appt. this morning so I will find out if 3 days of Cipro will be enough to clear this infection up.

    Anyway, I am glad I finally took action and found out what was wrong.

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    wow drinkofwtr,

    you had a tough weekend. I am glad that you went to the er and that they could help you. It is so strange when they dx us with something and we don't even have the normal symptoms....so many times i find myself shrugging my shoulders.

    hope you are feeling better today.
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    Last August i went through this and ended up in the er for three different weekends with a lot of blood in my urine. My rhuemotologist sent me to a urilogist and i have been on a maintenance dose of antibiotic 50 mg for 6 months and it has not happened since then. Wish you luck. Bonita

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    I hope you're feeling better Drink

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    DoW -
    I am sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well. How are you feeling now???
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    (((Hugs))) DOW...can you give us an update? How are you?

    Bonita...that was a lot of antibiotics! (((Hugs)))

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    I am feeling better, but it is a slow process. I got some cranberry pills at the health store. I hope they help me keep my urine PH balanced.

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    Had another setback. Ended up in the Urgent Care with another bladder infection. Was told if I keep getting these bladder infections, I should see a specialist. Will talk to my regular Dr. about it when I see him again. Hopefully, he will have a recommendation of a specialist in urology for me. My pelvic area and back hurts again. I am sure it will take a day or two for the Cipro to take effect, then I should feel better. I'll update you in a few days to let you all know how I am doing. Right now I have no energy, am in pain and just want to lay down, drink lots of water, and take it easy.

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    Hi
    aww sorry hear this setback
    yes a referal to urology sounds best idea.
    take care sending you cyber hugs.
    mellyc

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    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.

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