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I had typical symptoms of cystitis come on 24 hrs after sex about a month ago. Went to an out of hours doctor because it was the weekend & I was in pain. They gave me 3 days of antibiotics. These helped the burning almost immediately but after taking them I still had discomfort & felt like I wasn’t satisfied after urinating.
Nurse said over the phone to continue the antibiotics I was on for another 4 days but I went into see a doctor as I was concerned and was then prescribed Trimethoprim for a week instead as this has always worked for me. This is when things got weird because the sensation wasn’t going away (and no burning etc came back) but I felt terrible. No energy etc.
After this week I still didn’t feel right & doctor said it could be residual irritation & overactive bladder but because my bladder felt sensitive to touch a doctor put me on a week more of Nitrofurantoin. I felt absolutely horrific taking these!
Fast forward.. after stopping them I got my energy back after a few days. However, I’m still left with a dragging feeling down below & a tension that makes me need to urinate more often than normal. The doctors have sent off another urine sample to the lab but they started coming back clear about 3 weeks ago & they seem a bit baffled as to why I still feel odd.
Anyone had a similar experience.. does It just take time to feel normal again? Seems odd that it’s turned into such a saga over a pretty uncomplicated uti to begin with. Been checked for thrush, BV etc. All negative.
I know being anxious about it doesn’t help! But yeah. Any advice would be great.
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