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Recurrent uti in pregnancy

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ellstar91 Wed 14-Sep-16 09:21:38

Hi guys, I just need some advice. I'm sixteen weeks pregnant and I have had uti's permanently since my 7 week appointment. I've had numerous antibiotics but nothing has shifted it and I just feel lousy all the time. I work full time and I'm just getting to the point where I'm dreading going to work because I feel ill and I'm just so drained . Prior to my pregnancy I was taking anti anxiety medication and now they've stopped I can feel myself starting to feel low again and I think it is to do with everything that's been going on in my pregnancy. Would I be within reason to request a period of time off work ? I just feel like I'm at breaking point sad

HandmaidsTail Wed 14-Sep-16 09:29:13

You have my sympathies!

I had 3 UTIs in my second pregnancy and they were so painful I genuinely thought I was in premature labour. I've never felt so ill.

Plus they apparently actually can kick off contractions: I was told to lie flat for 24 hours with my last one.

So you really do need to take care of yourself. Perhaps a nice GP would sign you off for a week to give your body a chance to take it easy? And if you're feeling permanently crappy that's no good for your employer anyway.

Good luck.

melonribena Wed 14-Sep-16 09:43:19

Congratulations on your pregnancy.
I'm currently 38 weeks with ds2 and have had lots of uti's in this pregnancy too.
They mainly have cleared up after 6/7 months and I feel much better.

Keep going to the doctor, they will never mind putting your mind at rest.

I also bought a kit from Amazon that allowed me to test my urine at home. This meant if I suspected one I could test then go to the docs or it would put my mind at rest.

Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and rest up. I agree with a pp who suggested taking a few days from work to properly hydrate and recover.

HughLauriesStubble Wed 14-Sep-16 17:00:06

I suffer with utis during pregnancy too op it's a pain sad I find that taking daily cranberry supplements, drinking plenty of water and going to the toilet regularly helps an awful lot.

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