Post # 1
Hey beeeees. So I usually oost about wedding stuff but ah well I need your support !
3 days ago I ended up getting a UTI during work. I was in storm duty working crazy shifts so gcouldn’t go tsothey doctor. I bought cranberry juice and chugged it often. I even had 4 bottles or more of water a day.
Well today it gradually got worse. My bladder symptoms weren’t too bad but my back was sore. Then uncomfortable, then hurting to the point where I couldn’t stay in one position long. This was my right side.
well within a span of one hour (driving to my doctors from my job today) I was in crazy pain but not sharp pain just PAIN.
anyway to get to the point. my sample proved suspicious for infection and I was given a prescription for Ciproflaxacin? An antibiotic.
well my doctor is near my fiances house so I went to rite aid , filled my prescription which then came with a boat load of the weirdest side effects.
I know all medicines have them. And I’m in desperate pain so I took a pill anyway but I’m freaking out about weird if any side effects that might come!
i only take medicine if its needed not just because I could use it. Only if its dire! Ill take Advil and stuinland tums but for some reason I have a medicine phobia!
Please talk me out of this feeling! Uhk.
anyone ever taken ciproflaxacin ?
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Sorry about the grammar im not sure why when I post from my iPhone that it does that weird format.
Post # 4
This is what wikipedia says: The most frequently reported drug related events, from clinical trials of all formulations, all dosages, all drug-therapy durations, and for all indications of ciprofloxacin therapy were nausea (2.5%), diarrhea (1.6%), liver function tests abnormal (1.3%), vomiting (1%), and rash (1%). Other adverse events occurred at rates of <1%.
Post # 5
Well, a side effect of an untreated UTI is a kidney infection, so that might help you want to take it! :p
In all seriousness, you should be ok. It’s a very commonly proscribed medicine, I’ve taken it before and was a-okay. Plus no more UTI, so YAY!
Legally, they’ve gotta list EVERY POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECT. I mean, the last thing I took had the side effect of “inappropriate happiness” or something like that. …What?
Post # 6
I’ve had several UTI’s. You need the meds to get better or it will spread to your kidneys and then you’ll be in the hospital.
Read the med instructions and take as directed. You may also want to try Azo to help with the UTI symptoms in the meantime that the meds have a chance to work.
Try not to freak out…it’s all perfectly normal and you’ll feel brand new in a few days.
Post # 7
I have used cipro for UTI’s before and haven’t had any problems. I believe that it says to take with food, which you should definitely do otherwise you may get symptoms of nausea.
Post # 8
@peachacid: wow thank u. Well none of the side effects that I saw on the page are on there so I guess that’s a good sign. l also know they have to report what ppl say they’ve had or felt while on Meds. But this was saying trouble breathing seizures…. Ripping a tendon or tendons. Wtf !
@misspeanut: haha yay!
Post # 9
The thing is I’ve had UTIs all my life. I havent had one in several years but when I did they were painful and I just took uristat and it went away on its Own. This time is so much diff!
Post # 10
It was spreading to your kidney, hence the back pain. If you see blood in your urine, that’s a sign the infection has progressed in your kidney. I’ve had chronic UTIs since I was a very small child as a result of weirdly sensitive kidneys (probably once a year since then, and UTIs go straight to my kidneys like they’re bypassing my bladder within an hour of first symptoms–and yes, I’ve worked with urinologists quite a bit).
I’ve never had any side effects from UTI meds except an allergic reaction. If they gave you a little red pill for pain relief, it will also turn your pee bright orange, but it’s nothing to be alarmed by; just wear dark underwear as a precaution!
ETA: You cannot make the infection go away on it’s own, especially once it’s in your kidneys. You NEED prescribed antibiotics. Trust me, you do not want the infection to get any worse in your kidneys.
Post # 11
Legally they have to list every possible side effect but they are almost all extremely rare. You really have nothing to worry about.
You’d be in a much worse situation not treating the UTI and having it spread to your kidneys.
Post # 12
I take Cipro when I have had a UTI. I prefer it over other antibiotics because its easier on my system as a whole and its easier for the kidneys to filter.
….also, may be Too Much Information, but its one of the few antibiotics that don’t give me a yeast infection.
Sounds like you got to the doctor just in time! Kidney infections suck! Hope you get to feeling better! I absolutely DESPISE kidney infections.
Post # 13
@anemonie: lol thank u. I actually had a bladder infection so bad when I was very young I had to get my bladder flushed! I’ve had them all my life too. Just not in some time which I guess is good.
Yeah I was so scared because of the back pain that was all I needed to stop self treating and procrastinating. Laying down helps. I don’t have a fever and no blood in urine though I just got over my period today so that was no help to my uncomfortableness
Post # 14
@Mrs.KMM: I know! As much as I have a phobia and basically have an anxiety attack before I take a pill i knew I had to take its been an hour and a half so I guess I’m ok Lol. I just don’t know when to take the next one since I hurried to take this one at 2:45. I’m not getting up at 3am! Should I take it at like 12 or when I wake up ?
Post # 15
As @Handful said, take with food. I never had any side effects from it. Believe me the pain you are in is much worse then having the runs once or twice as a result. Feel better soon!!
Post # 16
@Patsy23: thank you ! I actually ate something I never eat! fast food! Wendy’s was right there and fiancé had no food!
thank u all for the advice. Sometimes I’m such a hypochondriac weirdo!!!