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Sick with UTI, severe pain in right side of abdomen. Taking Lyrica, Nitrofurantoin, having side effects. Solution ?

My mom has been sick over a month with a UTI and had to go to the ER last night with nausea, fever & chills, and severe pain in her abdomen front and back. The right side hurting a lot more than the other side. They did cat scans and did blood work and said it's a UTI and sent her home with Nitrofurantoin for 10 days. I think she has a kidney infection and the urologist can't see her until the 21st. Here is the list of medicines she is taking and I think she's taking too many meds, and Lyrica is a problem with all the side effects.
1. Lyrica (100 mg) for your legs aching (This is a medication with many many side effects!!)
This is for epilepsy and seizures and is a diuretic which causes urinary tract infections, etc. and causes nausea
along with a hundred other side effects. This medication also causes depression.

2. Enduron (twice a day for high blood pressure) - copied from WWW.WWWW.WW - Enduron - WWW.WWWW.WW Enduron In the US, Enduron (methyclothiazide systemic) is a member of the drug class thiazide diuretics and is used to treat Edema and High Blood Pressure .

3. Statin - for high cholesterol

4. Nexium - for reflux

5. Stool softeners

since 10/3/13 from the ER doctor:

6. Ondansetron hcl - "new" naseau medication
* You were taking promethazine 25mg every 6 hours from Dr. Hagen which was not working.
I looked up promethazine and it's basically an allergy medicine and for motion sickness.

7. Nitrofurantoin - 100mg for urinary tract infections. (20 pills for 10 days)
What do you think?
Tue, 8 Oct 2013
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Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
As she is already taking so many medicines and having many side effects.
As you mentioned that there is a U T I , so in my opinion the best solution is urine culture and drug sensitivity test for most accurate and to the point drug.
In my opinion consult another urologist and get his opinion and treatment.
Good luck. Dr. HET
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