Immunity compromised - can't kick a bacterial infection/UTI

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I have been fighting a UTI for almost 2 months now.  I've taken two doses of the antibiotic Macrobid, which is specifically designed to work for UTI.  About 80% of all UTI's in women are from e-coli and mine is for sure.  I am getting concerned because I can't seem to get it cleared out and I know that there is a risk of kidney disease and worse if the bacteria reaches the kidneys.  I am taking a good probiotic, taking D-Mannose and drinking water and cranberry juice and I've of course been to the doctor.  Have any of you experienced this?  I am concerned that due to all the steroid treatment and now the Xolair injections, my immunity is not as good as it was before my diagnosis with hives.  Can anybody relate?  I've also been noticing that I am getting cold sores EVERY month now after my Xolair injections.....

 

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    Hi Meemaw

    I am sorry to hear about your UTI !!  I used to have a lot of them.  If it is ecoli you need CIPRO.  Macrobid is good for some UTI's but I needed the CIPRO with ecoli.   I am 66 and have been on Prednisone for over 2 years now...low dose.  When I started to get frequent UTIs and bladder pressure my GYN said I had Atrophic Vaginitis and prescribed Vagifem.....since then no more UTIs. If you aren't getting frequent UTIs this may not be the case for you.  Ask your doctor for CIPRO. Drink lots of water and add some lemon.

    I hope you feel better soon Meemaw.  I know how uncomfortable UTI's are!  Keep us posted.

    Wendy

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      Hi Wendy; you and I must be kindred hearts in many ways.  I have used Cipro in the past and always did well.  For whatever reason, my nurse practitioner insists on my using Macrobid.  I have to go tomorrow morning and give a urine sample to have it analyzed again......Like you, I was using Vagifem for a long time.....and no UTI's.....previously I had suffered for several years with frequent UTI's.  But, then last year, when my hives were so bad and then my husband went through brain surgery, I just had to cut back on the Vagifem due to the cost.  I TOLD the nurse practitioner that already and that I am pretty certain that once I get this bacteria out of my system and back on a diligent schedule with Vagifem or similar compounded hormone replace, I will be back to normal.  In the meantime, we have to first get rid of the current UTI!  I have also told her that my immune system is not what it used to be due to my hives and related meds.....but, like most doctors, they just don't seem to understand how CIU truly affect the entire body!  If my test comes back positive tomorrow for the third time, I am going to ask for Cipro!  Thank you for responding!  God bless! 

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      Hi Meemaw 🌷

      Did you have your urine tested today?  Are they testing your urine too soon or too close after the macrobid?  Yes my doctor gave me a supply of Macrobid and had me take them for three days after I felt one coming on.  If it didn't go away I would be tested and if ecoli it was CIPRO that got rid of it.  Did your doctor mention about Yuvafem which is a generic for Vagifem.....would that be less so you could get back on the right meds that will keep you comfortable and less or no more UTI's?  Several ladies that cannot afford or insurance reasons are using the Yuvafem.

      yes we must have kindred hearts you and I.......we have much the same issues.  I wish you the best.  Keep me posted Meemaw.

      Blessings

      Wendy

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    Wendy, yes I did go to my doc's office for a urinalysis this morning, but it has to be sent to a local laboratory that my insurance will cover.  So, it will be tomorrow.  I am definitely going to ask for Cipro IF needed --- it has always worked for me in the past. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!  LOL 

     

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