I agree with thehouseofmirth, check with your GP and double check with your pharmacist. Pharmacology in medical training has been increasingly downgraded and means that doctors often don't understand all of the effects of what they are prescribing.
Rang the GP - he refused to speak to me and told the receptionist to tellme to contact the hospital that had prescribed them.
Obviously, clinic not open today and registrar who gave me the prescription not in. Spoke to a midwife who then rang me back and advised me that as my urine had benn dipped yesterday I was probably fine and to get another sample to them on thursday.
Then about an hour later another midwfie rang apparently the GP had rung them and was very rude, basically saying sort it out its your problem - and she has told me NOT to take the meds as they are not safe in late pregnancy and I have to go back tomorrow and get some Trimethoprim instead which are apparently OK.
The irony is, I only asked about the results as an afterthought as I was leaving the office - If I hadnt asked I would not be getting any treatment at all.
Why do you wan to cry? It's sorted now you did the right thing by checking, the doctor is obviously annoyed because he's realised he's messed up and doesn't want to admit it. Don't let that effect you though. Just go and get your new meds tomorrow and be mindful next time you go.
Don't be upset though, you've sorted it. I understand it's frustrating but don't get down about it when it's all ok now.
I understand, becaroo, you feel like you've been jerked around this way and that and if you hadn't noticed it they would have just let you take a medication that was dangerous to you and your baby. It's a scary thing, especially when you're 36 weeks pregnant!! You poor thing. I'm so sorry this happened to you. I would feel like crying, too (and I'm only 32 weeks). Bu Hux is right, don't let it stress you out now. Try to relax that it's sorted now
Hello Mears. It was done last tuesday at the Maternity Assessment Unit. There were lukocites (sp?) in my urine +++ so they sent it off to be cultured and it grew enterococcus (sp?). Due to my allergy and this particular bacteria apparently there are not many ABs I can take for it.
Dont really have any symptoms as such, except these strong runs of regular bh contractions which they think is due to the infection.
They have now prescribed me Trimethoprim which I am going to start in the morning. Hope it doesnt make me too ill!
Agh I know. I had something similar - when I first told my GP I was pregnant, it didn't occur to her to check the meds I was already on. I had to bring it up with her as to whether they were okay. I ended up being switched to a different med which was better for during pregnancy, but when I looked it up it turned out it wasn't suitable for the third trimester! If I hadn't looked that up myself, I really doubt that anyone would have noticed and I'd still be taking them now!
Have written a letter of complaint to the surgery practice manager - not sure whether to send it frankly but it made me feel a bit better writing it all down.
Mears....am not going to take the iron meds as I am already on meds that make me really constipated so I have started having 2 x sachets of Spatone a day with orange juice (which I LOATHE but am forcing it down!).
Really have NO faith in the system at the moment - hospital doesnt commmunicate with my GP surgery and my GP/midwife dont communicate with me.
Also, as a high risk pregnancy I really feel I should have been seen more than 4 times? I am now 36 weeks and have got a midwife apppiontment a week today - I have just read that you should see your midwife every week at 36 weeks!