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think i have a kidney infection

(12 Posts)
candyfluff Thu 03-Sep-09 17:52:38

ive been feeling unwell the last few days and today ive been very shakey,i have pain in my stomach and in the same place but in my back ,weeing alot too
i have had it once before ,will it go away or should i see a gp tonight?

gigglewitch Thu 03-Sep-09 17:58:54

oh god it hurts like hell. see GP asap, when I had it it was misdiagnosed as a pulled muscle hmm til I keeled over and couldn't walk etc. Once you've had it I think you're more of an easy target for it to happen again, I ended up having scans and dye tests on my kidneys.
Don't hang about - you could save yourself some torture by getting seen tonight. As you probably already know in your own experience, it won't magically disappear (unfortunately) so best not to prolong the agony - metaphorically and literally.

candyfluff Thu 03-Sep-09 18:01:56

yeah i know your right ,i will have to wait for the oncall gp now as my surgery is closed now

gigglewitch Thu 03-Sep-09 18:06:34

ring them as soon as poss anyway!
Why on earth do we put up with these things and think it will go away / we're being wimps / got to pick the kids up from school [etc etc]
Ahh. And one day I'll take my own advice as well wink

Hope you feel better soon
(as soon as you get some heavy-duty AB's in you I imagine)

ZippysMum Thu 03-Sep-09 18:06:53

Absolutely with gigglewitch. Kidney infections are not to be messed with - they get nasty very fast.
Get well soon smile

candyfluff Thu 03-Sep-09 18:08:22

just called and they told me to come now so just waiting for a taxi - will let you know how i get on xx

gigglewitch Thu 03-Sep-09 18:27:50

glad to hear it.
Good luck, hope they get well on the way to sorting it for you smile

IdrisTheDragon Thu 03-Sep-09 18:28:59

Hope you get it sorted out soon. I had a kidney infection at university and it was really horrible.

candyfluff Thu 03-Sep-09 19:55:05

im back and gp did a wee stick test and said nothing ws showing up but it did sound like a urine infection so she has given me cefradoxil ? anyone have any experience of this ?
bit scared to take it really -i react badly to amoxicillin

candyfluff Thu 03-Sep-09 20:14:13

ive taken it ,feel really ill sad
like im gonna be sick
got some ocean spray cranberry juice and im drinking lots of water

gigglewitch Fri 04-Sep-09 01:18:09

(((hugs))) hope you feel better soon

weegiemum Fri 04-Sep-09 01:26:09

Just to let you know : don't drink the cranberry!!!

Cranberry is great for preventing infections, as it coats your urinary tract and stops bugs 'sticking'.

But when you have an infection, it also coats your urinary tract and so stops the antibiotics from working properly.

Lots of water, diluting juice, avoid tea and coffee and other caffiene type drinks.

Keep an eye on your temp, and the quantity of urine you are producing. If your pee gets really smelly or you can't pass any or it seems to be pinky or very dark, get back in touch with the doc. It is possible to show up nothing on the stick if the infection is just starting to develop.

(Veteran of at least 50 infections, stones, all the tests etc ....)

Hope you feel better soon. Sorry, I know nothing about the antibiotics, I almost always get Ciprofloxacin, but I just googled it and it is used as an alternative antibiotics in people who are allergic - like you!

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