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Is there much I can do without going to gp? There's no way I'm going to get an appointment any time soon, and i'm pretty sure its just a uti. Weird itchy burny uretha, painfull to wee, need to pee all the time and back hurts etc Can I just drink lots of water?
Have only ever had one before but it got so painful I couldn't move and had no idea what it was so wasn't drinking anything much for days because I felt sick and I'm scared it's going to get worse and be like that again..
Superdrug have an online doctor thing I can order antibiotics for cystitis from but is that the same thing? Is it safe to do that?
Drinking loads of water and taking a couple of paracetamol will help. But you have an infection and ought to tell the reception to book you a same day telephone consultation with GP. Normally, under those circumstances, a GP will fit you in and treat you urgently.
Could you not get a telephone consult? They might ask you to take a sample in and check it then and there and if needed issue a prescription, however sounds like it might be fairly mild so lots of fluid at this stage might stop progression. Good luck.
Def phone GO and tell them - you may be able to simply hand in sample and they'll give you a course of antibiotics.
Ita really important to get it seem to properly. I once put up with an infection for a few days before getting a course of a-b's. I then had infection after infection for 4-5 months as I think infection has really managed to establish itself.
A small amount of bicarbonate of soda in a glass of water can help if you catch it early enough but back pain makes me think it could have moved to your kidneys, in which case you need antibiotics ASAP.
Thanks everyone, I'll try for a phone appointment but won't hold my breath, last time the out of hours gp said to make a gp appointment first thing the next day because I was dehydrated (hyperemsis) and the receptionist argued with me for ages saying I couldn't
I'd that fails i can get timethropin from the superdrug online doctor thingy