Some advice needed ladies.... So i went to the doctors today and they've told me I have a UTI 😩 I was the one to ask the doctor to do a test as I thought I might have... I can't take penicillin as I get a bad reaction to it so the told me to take Nitrofurantoin but I'm unsure I want to take antibiotics so early in my pregnancy 🤔 The UTI isn't that bad!! I do suffer from them and Im thinking I could maybe clear it up myself 😁 Any advice??? X
Yes, utis can cause serious problems for pregnancy including premature labour. Antibiotics are generally safe and your GP will have selected one that is suitable for pregnant women. Pros of treating a UTI far outweigh any risks of taking antibiotics IMHO.
Well, your GP is qualified to weigh the risks and benefits of medication in pregnancy and has decided that the benefits outweigh the risks, so if i were you i would take them. Theres no way theyd give you anything that wasnt ok to take.
Thanks ladies for all your advice the doctor when giving it to me had to look in a book to see which antibiotics are safe.. Just put a little doubt in my head! As she didn't seem confident 🤔 Like you all said they wouldn't give me anything that could harm the baby.. It's just amazing how over protective I am so early on xx
I was prescribed the same antibiotics for a UTI. No problems at all. Just a word of warning don't panic when your wee turns funny colours. I had luminous yellow and green at some points. It's a side effect of the antibiotics and totally normal.
She probably checked the BNF guidelines which are the most recent national guidelines as to what meds are recommended and when.
I would see it as a good thing that she double checked which ones were recommended as the safest!
They are more likely to check if there are unusual circumstances so they aren't just prescribing the first thing they usually would - so being pregnant and being allergic to penicillin (which may be he typical first antibiotic a gp might turn to) might have prompted her to look.
Sounds to me like you have a very careful and diligent GP there!
Ok great, thanks everyone really appreciate all your comments! Sounds like a have a good GP then.. Just nervous as it my first pregnancy and I just want it to go smoothly divadee haha thanks for the warning I won't panic now, thanks X