Issues with Urinary Urgency and Frequency after Chlamydia Treatment

Posted by arloandali @arloandali, Mar 4 7:55pm

Hi all,

I need so much help, or just some support. Answers would the most appreciated, because I feel that I'm losing my mind.

Here is the run down.
In late December, I felt that I was coming down with yet another UTI. I'm no stranger to UTI's. I've struggled with them for as a long as I can remember. I've grown accustomed to taking the best care of myself in order to stay as far away from a UTI as I possibly can. However, even doing everything right (wiping front to back, peeing after intimacy, drinking plenty of fluids, as well as taking D-Mannose supplements after intimacy), I thought it was happening again. So, I had a Telehealth appointment, and got my first round of antibiotics. (The first of four within a 3 month period.) It seemed to help a bit, but came back about a month later, this time a little worse. Another Telehelath appointment, and I was prescribed Cipro, which is what usually knocks UTI's out for me. Same, I felt a little relief, but god did it come back with a VENGEANCE. I spent most of my nights and mornings laying in the shower, crying in pain. I figured, it was time to actually go get a culture. I went to my local Planned Parenthood to be tested for a UTI, but also got some STD testing done while I was there. Lo and behold, absolutely zero trace of a UTI. I was prescribed an antibiotic for trich, just in case it would give me even an ounce of relief. My third antibiotic. Within a week, I found out I had tested positive for Chlamydia. This is my first STD I've ever had. I was prescribed doxy on top of the antibiotic I was already taking for trich. I had to finish those, even though they weren't treating the cause of my discomfort. So, alas, in less than three months, I was taking my fourth antibiotic. I'm absolutely depleted, my gut feels obliterated. I'm sure it is. HERE IS THE PROBLEM THOUGH, after all of those antibiotics, after the doxy, I am still being tormented by the consistent urge to urinate. This one single symptom has not gone away. My other symptoms have gone - the burning/pinching when urinating, the pelvic pain, the bloody discharge, all of that is gone or diminished drastically. But I still feel like I'm going to pee my pants with every step I take. I went back to my local Planned Parenthood today, and was told I just need to find a urologist at this point, because I should be healed completely of Chlamydia. They went ahead and prescribed me medication for an 'overactive bladder', something I've never dealt with outside of a UTI. I'm beginning that medication tonight.

This all is affecting my mental health in a really really bad way. I feel like my body is broken. I have been in pain and discomfort for 3 long months. I am 30 years old, healthy, active, happy. But now I'm 30 years old, broken, in the bathroom, crying multiple times a day over this.

I don't know if the overuse of antibiotics can cause this frequency. I don't know if I now have PID (no pain in the pelvic region anymore). I literally don't know what's wrong with me and I'm getting no answers. My world is crashing around me. Has anyone else dealt with something similar after Chlamydia treatment? Does it take longer for this symptom to go away after treatment? Is there something severely wrong with me after taking 4 antibiotics in 3 months? Any help, any support would be so greatly appreciated.


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It sounds like you’re doing the right thing seeing a urologist. They should be able to figure it out and help.

I’m afraid I don’t have any experience with chlamydia and recovering, but it’s understandable that you were shocked and upset about it. I’ve read it’s rather common now. Plus, all the physical pain and suffering. I recall that last year I had several dental issues going on, including a wisdom tooth extraction and bone graft….I had so much pain…the stress was incredible. I was on antibiotics and anti inflammatories for a long time. I felt like I had PTSD. No disrespect to anyone who does. But, I was an emotional wreck. I cried and trembled from the stress. I started having body twitching and other symptoms. Then I got covid and post covid syndrome, but that was after I was so traumatized by the dental surgeries. So, pain, stress, anxiety and inflammation in the body can take a toll.

But, you’re taking the right route to confirm what is causing the issue. Hopefully, that will help bring relief. If you feel you can’t wait until the urology appointment to deal with fear, I’d check with primary. I see a therapist on a regular basis and it helps me a lot. I also have meds that help if I need them.

I hope those with more knowledge on this will chime in.
Hang in there. Hope you can get help soon.

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