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How can i treat cystitis over the weekend?

(14 Posts)
abearcalledpaddington Sat 30-May-15 02:50:01

I've had it for a few days now and tried the sachets and drinking loads of water and its still getting worse, i need antibiotics.

Only problem is its Saturday now,what do i do?I don't have a phone (no landline and phone has been broken by toddler) dh is away but back tomorrow evening so whatever i do will have to take toddlers with me.

WindMeUpAndLetMeGo Sat 30-May-15 03:10:17

Do you have a walk in clinic/minor injuries near you? They would be able to prescribe antibiotics for you

HirplesWithHaggis Sat 30-May-15 04:06:35

Loads of water, plus sodium bicarbonate/baking soda (and flavourings, if you need them, eg, diluting juice.)

PrincessOfChina Sat 30-May-15 05:11:21

If you don't have a local walk in, you need to borrow a neighbour's phone to call NHS Direct or whatever its called now. If you need antibiotics there's a good chance the infection will spread and you will get a kidney infection.

QueenBean Sat 30-May-15 05:55:27

This happened to me recently, you have my absolute sympathy - cystitis is beyond horrible

I think someone more knowledgeable will be along soon, but I think the advice someone gave me was that if you call NHS direct you can describe symptoms over the phone and they may be able to prescribe you antibiotics to be picked up from a local pharmacy

Otherwise, sachets, loads of water, paracetamol

tortoisesarefab Sat 30-May-15 05:57:15

Ring your gp, they will have a recorded message with a number to ring for out of hours. They will ring you back and make you a gp appointment with the out of hours service

abearcalledpaddington Sat 30-May-15 08:51:37

Is there any chance a pharmacist will prescribe me some if i go to the chemist?

Ive looked for a walk in centre but it says monday to friday only i think.

abearcalledpaddington Sat 30-May-15 08:52:35

I had a kidney infection a few years ago after i left it too long, i should have gone yesterday to the doctors but thought it would be better by now. sad

LIZS Sat 30-May-15 08:54:54

There will be a Saturday surgery somewhere. I doubt a pharmacist would prescribe anything potent enough.

imjustahead Sat 30-May-15 09:14:01

ring your surgery and get the recorded message telling you the number for the out of hours procedure.
i live in the sticks but there is somewhere i can go albeit miles away.
before it gets worse. good luck

AuditAngel Sat 30-May-15 09:18:48

Ring the surgery/walk in etc. but in the meantime, every hour drink a pint if water, a mug of black coffee and a glass if orange juice with a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in it.

This was given to me "in the olden days" before walk in centres and late night chemists.

Alternatively, find a pharmacy and buy an over the counter remedy.

abearcalledpaddington Sat 30-May-15 11:00:14

went to asda and bought a phone, have rang 111 and someone is going to come to see me. Its getting worse my back and stomach are killing me and im starting to feel sick. I hope its not got too far like last time.

tobee Sat 30-May-15 13:42:44

When I had a uti,my GP said, along with antibiotics, drink cranberry juice and now I always do that. Lots of it and often. Obviously the subsequent extra visits to the loo can seem to make it worse but it always seems to help me. Make sure you choose one with the highest percentage cranberry you can find. Hope you get treated ASAP.

abearcalledpaddington Sat 30-May-15 15:11:44

doctor came out and prescribed me antibiotics, was surprised he actually came to my house but i think its because of the kidney infection before. He said fi id waited another day id probably end up in hospital again.Fingers crossed they work. Thanks for the advice guys x

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