Ringing in the New Year with a UTI - or today in emoticons

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  1. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    I can barely contain the joy. :charge:

    I am trying to study for the bar exam, which is Feb. 21-23. :eek2:
    I leave for a 10-day vacation to the Caribbean in 6 days. :help:
    I have 3,482 things to do to prepare for said vacation. :faint:
    As well as 965 lectures and practice tests to complete before then. :confused:
    My incredibly needy, 20-pound rescue cat keeps jumping up directly on my bladder. :eek:
    And I woke up this morning with a screaming UTI, which is very painful. :cry:

    2017 is not looking much different than 2016 so far. :no:

    And yes, I'm going to the doc first thing tomorrow. Luckily I had some pyridium left from the last go-round. :rolleyes:

    I wonder why I have anxiety attacks? :ninja:
     
  2. FaeriesFaith

    FaeriesFaith Senior Member

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    Awww Bella. If anyone can do it you can!!

    2017 is shaping up to be the same for me too it seems.
     
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  3. CheyAut

    CheyAut Senior Member

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    No bueno :( I'm starting 2017 sick. Let's hope the year only gets better for us!
     
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    all4him Senior Member

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    I'm so sorry!! Thank heavens for the pyridium! That stuff is da bomb!! Feel better!
     
  5. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    Oh no! Feel better soon!
     
  6. Dream27

    Dream27 Senior Member

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    As a lab tech, I hate pyridium. But as someone who has had UTI's, it is lovely. :) Drink that cranberry juice and good luck with the rest of your "adventures". :)
     
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    bellalou Senior Member

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    Yeah, I try to back off of it before I leave my sample. :p
     
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    Dream27 Senior Member

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    We appreciate that! :)
     
  9. bellalou

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    Went to Urgent Care today because my doc was closed. Explain symptoms, pee in a cup. A nice young man in a lab coat comes in and introduces himself as Dr. So-and-So. I explain that I'm allergic to sulfa and can't take anything in the Cipro family because I get a somewhat rare side effect (tendinitis). I ask if I can get more Pyridium as well.

    "What's that for?" he asks.

    Now, Pyridium is regularly prescribed for pain associated with UTI so his not knowing that was a bit concerning. I sometimes feel when I go to an Urgent Care facility that I'm talking to someone just pretending to be a doctor. Like those commercials where the person isn't an expert on bear wrangling or whatever but feels qualified to give advice because he slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

    I politely explained and he said he'd write it up. He had to come back twice to ask me again what it was called. In the end, he wrote a prescription for 90 of them with 3 refills. Since you only take them until the antibiotics kick in, that gives me enough to last the rest of my life. :rofl:

    But he was a nice young man and I have a prescription for Macrobid which generally works for me.
     
  10. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Kind of scary. Well, glad you got in-!!
     

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