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Hi, I'm not new to this site, but I'm new to this group. I had a hysterectomy, removal of my ovaries, tubes and adjacent lymph nodes in July 2016 due to endometrial cancerdiagnosis. I have been recovering well, but in mid December 2016 started to urinate more frequently. I experienced no pain or blood in urine until mid January, 2017. (I've had UTI's before, and always got pain with them.) I was exhasted and felt very unwell, but didn't associate how I felt with a UTI, until I saw the blood. For that infection (the bacteria was cultured) I was prescribed macrobid 100 mg, twice a day for 7 days. The infection cleared up in a week.
Unfortunately, I began to urinate frequently and feel unwell on May 4. My urine was tested, and cultured again. My doctor again put me on macrobid, and I've been on it for 7 days. I took the last pill this morning. This time on the drug, I've felt more side effects and unwell while taking the macrobid than before.
Today I got a call from the office and was informed that a prescription for 250 mg of ciprofaxin was going to be called in for me, in case my UTI symptoms returned. I am concerned about cipro, but I can't take penicillin or bactrim. The nurse and I agreed that if my symptoms came back I would start taking the cipro and let them know.
Since the previous UTI, I've made sure to take cranberry capsules and probiotics daily, including the cultures lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and lactobacillus furmentum (sp?) RC-14. Won't taking macrobid and cipro so close together wipe out all my beneficial bacteria?
Any advice/information will be much appreciated!
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