uti frequency and antibiotics?

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Hello, 

posted a few days ago about a uti i am having, but this one is, I guess, a little more basic. 

I have semi-frequent Uti's (7 in past 10 years, 3 of which were in 2015). Trimethoprim wasnt working. it took the pain away temporarily but it came back two days later pretty bad even though I was still taking the trimethoprim. Went to my doctor, he prescribed me with Cephalexin after a urine sample that was VERY POSITIVE for bacteria and blood. Cephalexin has done the trick, i barely feel any pain. What I wanted to know was that if it was normal to feel a little bit of discomfort even after the cephalexin has started to kick in. it has only been 24 hours since i started taking it and although the pain is gone i am still very nervous as the trimethoprim didnt work and it came back worse within two days. I know I should know because ive had a history of them (since I was 3 years old), but every time it happens I automatically shut what occurred out and try to forget about it. 

Please let me know if this is normal. Is feeling a little bit of discomfort even after finishing antibiotics normal too? I just wanna know in advance. 

thank you all!

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    Even though you finished your antibiotics 24 hours ago the medication will still be in your bloodstream for another couple of days so I wouldn't worry too much at the moment, see how you feel tomorrow 
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      Oo I'm sorry I don't think I explained myself properly sad 

      I havent actually finished the medication. 

      Its only been 24 hours since i STARTED the cephalexin. So sorry!

      I was curious if its normal to feel discomfort even after 24 hours of taking antibiotics. I guess it is after reading your response. Thank you! smile 

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      Sorry danni it was probably me reading too quickly. Yes it is normal to still have discomfort after only 24 hours, it's usually about 48 hours before the antibiotic starts to give you some relief particularly as it sounds as though you have a nasty infection as well. 
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      Hi Karen,

      Yes I saw your post the other day. I tried getting it but the pharmacist wouldn't give it to me for a uti. Cephalexin is working at the moment, how long for i don't know but we will see.

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      Hello danni. Did the pharmacist stock it but refused to sell you it because it wasn't appropriate for you? I'm only asking because pharmacists are extremely knowledgeable and their training is as long as doctors training so they sometimes have more in depth knowledge than some doctors. If that's the case then I would definitely follow his expert advice.
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      Hi matron, 

      The pharmacist said that it shouldn't be used for urinary tract infections because its a sugar and feeds the bacteria rather than killing it which confused me because a lot of people has said it has helped kill their urinary tract infection. I don't know how global this website is but maybe its a little different in Australia with their rules on how to treat these ailments. 

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      That's why I asked you about the pharmacist danni because I know here in the UK there are pharmacists and doctors who don't recommend it however I know it's mentioned a lot on this forum. This website is based in the UK but has people from many countries posting on the forums and this is why I try and establish where someone is from before giving any advice because I know every country isn't the same.
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