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StarcourtMall Tue 17-Sep-19 00:40:05

I'm 3 hours from home in a hotel on a work trip and I have a urine infection, I feel sick, hot, cold and am peeing blood. I'm waiting for a call from 111 but if they want me to go and see someone I'm not sure I'm up to driving. My DH has to look after my disabled daughter tomorrow as all of our support network are on holiday, so I'm stuck here until I can manage a 3 hour drive.

I've taken a sachet of cystitis medicine at 9 and then another at 12 as it got so bad. Any chance they'll start to make me feel better soon? Help!

FairyJuice Tue 17-Sep-19 00:43:24

Sorry op but if you're peeing blood then cystitis medicine won't help. You need to see someone. Sorry you're so ill, I've been there so know your pain flowers

Can you take a cab to the docs? Or get a work colleague to drive you?

RainbowMum11 Tue 17-Sep-19 00:45:16

Where in the country are you? Maybe someone might be around who can help?
So sorry you are in so much pain - I was frequently hospitalised die to UTI/kidney infections when I was younger.

FairyJuice Tue 17-Sep-19 00:45:31

Btw the longer you leave it, the more chance of you having to be admitted to hospital for IV antibs so I really wouldn't leave it til morning if I were you.

StarcourtMall Tue 17-Sep-19 00:49:11

I'm somewhere near Bristol but out in the countryside. I feel so awful.

StarcourtMall Tue 17-Sep-19 00:50:34

Do you think they'll just give me antibiotics and send me away? Don't know what to do with all my stuff. sad

ClaireElizabethBeauchampFraser Tue 17-Sep-19 00:51:47

Please call nhs 24/ 111- I have had sepsis twice ( Urinary Sepsis due to kidney infections) and both times my urine was the colour of merlot wine. Your dh and dd need you too much to risk leaving this any later! Your dh will have to manage for you to get to the doctor/ hospital!

StarcourtMall Tue 17-Sep-19 00:54:15

Thank you. I have called them and am waiting for a call back to find out what to do. I guess it sounds like I'm going to have to go somewhere.

StarcourtMall Tue 17-Sep-19 00:57:00

Thank you for keeping me company, its horrible when there's no one to talk to.

cakeandchampagne Tue 17-Sep-19 01:07:15

You need medical attention!

octoberfarm Tue 17-Sep-19 01:10:35

So sorry you're feeling so rotten, OP. Just here offering another handhold until you hear back. Is a taxi an option?

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Tue 17-Sep-19 01:11:09

Waiting for 111 to call you back can’t be any fun. Hope you’re not waiting too long OP.

Monty27 Tue 17-Sep-19 01:14:41

OP how are you. Keep drinking water.
Take some painkillers too.
I hope you get help soon. flowers

NextTrainGoesToBEROWRA Tue 17-Sep-19 01:19:03

Oh that sounds awful, you poor love. I hope you get seen soon.

Is there a colleague nearby for moral support?

SleepWarrior Tue 17-Sep-19 01:30:22

Hopefully you're sleeping while waiting for a call back (that or busy getting seen). Feel better soon flowers

WheelDecide Tue 17-Sep-19 01:47:24

Pack your stuff and ask reception to look after it maybe?

Actionhasmagic Tue 17-Sep-19 01:51:37

Get better soon - I also have really bad uti and am in pain right now it’s AWFUL why do they give us this horrible infection

Raver84 Tue 17-Sep-19 01:52:41

A and e

karenbokaren Tue 17-Sep-19 02:17:55

Call 111. I was lucky and had a 24 gp surergy attaches to my a&e but if it's that bad they'll give you antibiotics. They treat it more quickly and aggressively these days.

Big hugs for you, it's absolutely the worst.

Monty27 Tue 17-Sep-19 02:20:22

Yes. A&E I feel your pain. Have you taken painkillers? Hot water bottle loads of water. It's an infection so keep warm.

OrangeSwoosh Tue 17-Sep-19 02:32:09

You must know where you are? Down here "near Bristol in the countryside" could be anywhere. Where are you near?

karenbokaren Tue 17-Sep-19 02:54:33

Drinking loads of water and just sitting in the bath peeing helps me.

GlamGiraffe Tue 17-Sep-19 03:03:59

You definitely need a good dose of antibiotics. I unfortunately suffer the same on a frequent basis. Cystitis sachets will fo nothing. Take paracetamol if you're peeing blood avoid ibuprofen as it can make the bleeding worse in some people. If you have a hot water bottle keep it on your tummy. The sooner you hear from a doctor the better. Obviously it depends on the infection but I always personally find ciprofloxacin works best and by far the fastest. There are always the paid for online doctors if you dont have any luck like click doctor ( I think its called) I've used them once of a UTI.they just send a prescription to your nearest pharmacy. Hope you feel better soon x

Benefitofthedoubt Tue 17-Sep-19 03:06:41

Any news? flowers

MyGhastIsFlabbered Tue 17-Sep-19 03:23:19

Are you ok OP? thanks

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