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Basically I contracted chlamydia and was diagnosed a few weeks ago. I was prescribed a week-long course of doxycycline, which I took as instructed, despite some side-effects. After that, I had a bladder infection, so was put onto trimethoprim for 3 days. After finishing that course as prescribed, I went back to my doctor a few days later, to ask about pelvic inflammatory disease- more as a precaution than anything, as I'd had no symptoms. Due to my water infection and a slight tenderness (but no pain) upon pressing my abdomen, my doctor then concluded that I had PID, and prescribed 14 days of both doxycycline and metronidazole.
Due to a bad reaction to the doxycycline (increased pressure in the skull), I was taken off of this four days into my doxy/metronidazole treatment. There was no alternative prescribed, leaving me to take the metronidazole for a further 7 days (the doctor told me to take it for 7 days, when I explained the reaction to doxy and how long I had been on them).
I'm very confused about all of this. I guess in total, I have taken metronidazole for 12 days, and doxycycline/trimethoprim for 14 combined, with a few days' gap. I began to bleed, as a normal period, in the last few days of my metronidazole treatment. With all the antibiotic resistance stuff in the news, I'm scared about not having finished my courses! I'm sure my doctors know what they're doing but I'm an incredibly anxious person and am nervous that an abscess or other complication will have developed- I have some pain near my left hip every so often that feels a bit like a burning, but when I told my doctor this today he didn't seem concerned.
Really what I wondered is, the chance of 'relapsing'? And/or having developed an unnoticed complication from this? Doctors have pressed all over my tummy several times now, so surely anything worrying would have been noticed.... but is it worth going back to the GUM clinic, to see if the treatment has been successful?
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