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Uncomfortable bladder pressure

Posted by Anonymous-bf35ea38 in Kidney & Bladder, Dec 29, 2011

For the past month I have been experiencing uncomfortable bladder pressure . As someone who is prone to UTIs, I assumed that I had a UTI. I also have a prescription for macrobid, an antibiotic. Usually I can just take one and it goes away, but not this time. I took macrobid for about 2 weeks before I went to my dr who said I probably became resistant to the macrobid and he prescribed me cipro , another antibiotic- treating it as a UTI. After a week of taking cipro, I still have the pressure. It's very faint, but uncomfortable and frustrating nonetheless. Today my dr called in a script for diflucan , a yeast infection treatment. I am hoping it works but am doubtful. If anyone has any thoughts I would love to listen. I am getting desperate. Thanks.

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anon01345522

Posted by @anon01345522, Dec 29, 2011

Get a referral to a urologist!

crlina0801

Posted by @crlina0801, Jan 19, 2012

Disease early treatment

suer

Posted by @suer, Feb 2, 2012

I have burning all the time. Nothing seems to be working.

queensusan

Posted by @queensusan, Feb 2, 2012

i am no doctor only if it is a uti or isnt still drink plenty of water and get cranberry juice and or the pills . i got some cranberry tablets to eat at walgreens. i dont know if you have seen a doctor only go back if you have. be persistent.

suer

Posted by @suer, Feb 3, 2012

Thank you. I will get more cranberry juice.

queensusan

Posted by @queensusan, Feb 3, 2012

your welcome. drink lots of water too. check with the doctor too. and like Schpier suggested maybe a urologist! in the meantime water and cranberry juice.

anon93504009

Posted by @anon93504009, Feb 21, 2012

If it turns out to be interstitial cystitis, cranberry juice will make it worse.

meenusmom

Posted by @meenusmom, Mar 3, 2012

tea and juices are the absolutely worse for me to drink. i avoid them at all costs. i only drink water, and coffee. coffee does cause symptoms, but if i didn't have that cup in the morning, i would never wake up and have any life.

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anon93504009

Posted by @anon93504009, Mar 7, 2012

I also HAVE to have my morning coffee. I use a product called javacid in it and it helps a lot. You can go to their website and get free samples to try. It's tasteless and goes in the coffee. I can give up chocolate, wine, sodas and foods, but coffee is almost impossible.

anon93504009

Posted by @anon93504009, Feb 11, 2012

You may have interstitial cystitis and if so, cranberry will make it worse. You may want to read up on it and see a urologist. I have it and
often it goes undiagnosed for years.

angkays

Posted by @angkays, Feb 11, 2012

Thank you. I think that it is interstitial cystitis. My doctor wanted to prescribe me another antibiotic, and I opted out of taking it. He said if THAT didn't work, that I should go see a urologist. I decided to do get off of my prescriptions (birth control and concerta) and do a cleanse for a week. I pretty much had immediate relief and didn't notice a flare up until I had a couple glasses of wine a couple weeks later. I tried wine again a week or so later, and had the pain/pressure again. So, I've come to the conclusion that wine causes it to flare up. Maybe it is the tannins or the chemicals (from the grapes). Obviously, this is an unprofessional diagnosis that I made--but I haven't had any issues for the last month or so. I also work with a retired nurse that recommended taking sea buckthorn on a regular basis, so maybe that is helping too. Thanks for your input.

anon93504009

Posted by @anon93504009, Feb 21, 2012

Wine definately sets off a flare for me and sometimes chocolate does too. There is an IC diet that really helps with a flare and a urologist can often prescribe helpful meds. It's very frustrating, but there are two great websites for interstitial cystitis. Look up IC diet, too. Best of luck!

meenusmom

Posted by @meenusmom, Mar 3, 2012

i agree with allytx. when my symptoms of IC first started, pressure was one of them.

anon93504009

Posted by @anon93504009, Mar 7, 2012

I wish more people knew about IC. Even the doctors I went to didn't know about it at first. I felt crazy, trying to tell them how it hurt, and yet there was no infection. I have two friends who have it, too, so it must not be all that uncommon.

Posted by Anonymous-787ec7b3, Mar 20, 2012

Are you a woman and are you menopausal or post-menopausal? If so, you might ask your doctor about using Estrace vaginaly twice a week. I was diagnosed with IC with no relief from bladder spasms or lower abd pain with medication until I visited a Urogynocologist, who prescribed the Estrace. He also suggested a very low dose of Valium when needed, which I never needed after starting the Estrace.

girlpunky

Posted by @girlpunky, Apr 5, 2012

I have been down this very same road many times. I do have IC, but I also have kidney stones!!!! After taking Cipro(for a true infection), we tried 3 diflucan pills, then, my Urologist ordered a Cat Scan. Sure enough, there is a 5-6mm stone lodged low down in right ureter. There is intense pressure which is relieved by Hydrocodone and Pyridium. They can't do the removal until Tuesday after Easter. Very frustrating. This will be my 3rd extraction. I didn't get stones until I was 55, and now they come very frequently. My father & aunt had them, so definitely a genetic factor. I hope you can get some relief soon!

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