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?
Hello, 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
I find this answer helpful
You found this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer.
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
I started having seizures about 15 yrs. ago. Then my hands started gnarling up like rheumatoid arthritis. I have pain hands and feet, they burn, which started out as discomfort, then graduated to literally feeling like I am on fire. I m on 1800 mg of neurotin. I also have very low blood pressure when i m not hurting. One time my back started hurting so badly I went to the er. I was told 1 was a lymphoma and were at a loss on the rest. My hands and feet rip up the sides of my fingers and also across the knuckles when my hands knot up. I ve seen specialists and have had every test in the world. All the doctors say they ve never seen anything like it. I ve had days of vomiting and have lost over 20 lbs. in a few weeks. One test did find reflux and i m on that now and it seems to help. I ve had hair loss, severe itching, yawning for hours at a time. I have a autistic son and everyone says it s stress. I told my doctor I know my body and this is not stress. The pain wakes me up and when my son is doing well I can be at my worst. I am on lortab that makes me sick, but if I can keep it down for 30 min. I know I can get a little relief. I have never taken pain meds before and my dr says the sick feeling would get better. I tried Lyrica and it seemed to give me my life back. Then I sarted jerking just like I did on anti-depressants and I couldn t sleep and was covered head to toe in hives. I started having kidney stones and the urologist told me my left kidney is enlarged and damaged and my right kidney shut down and they couldn t find out why. It s in the last 3 years the pain became unbearable. The pain meds take a little edge off, at first they really helped. I have the flu all the time and have fever most of the time. I ve been tested for lupus, leukemia and everything under the sun. the tests show i m healthy. my inflammatory markers are high and i m sometimes anemic. I also have lesions which my doctor said are docoid lessions. my son is very ill and the doctors keep telling me i m killing myself with stress. I don t believe I can twist my bones, have seizures, etc. w/stress. I also had a stroke last summer. i m scheduled to see a hematologist next month. in a way I wish it was stress but I used to be a healthy person. I have days when I,m incontinent, bowels and bladder. I can be just fine and my stomach will swell up and get hard and my stomach hurts in all 4 quadrents. now I ve been put on valium and my family thinks i m crazy. I started having blackouts and regressing to a small child. I fell down a flight of concrete stairs and hit a concrete floor and got up and skipped away. I was covered in knots and lacerations and didn t understand why, once again, I was in an ambulance on my way to the er. when I regress to a child I don t remember anything but my mouth hurts because I smile so much. have you ever heard of anything like this? the worst part is when I have a really bad time with all my symptons my family gets mad and tells me to pull myself together. I gave them access to all my medical info and they believe i m doing this to myself. when I take to the bed because I can t walk on my feet I feel really guilty my son is totally dependent on me. I know what it feels like when I get stressed out, my son is 32. like I said the last 3 years have been the worst and my son has to fend for himself. I would never do this to him. i m very intelligent and have a strong faith in God. But this is my body and it s not stress. I hope you can help me. Thank you, Lisa Waldrup
i am using tramadol 150mg with lyrica 150mg as it is the only way i can walk as i have severe pain in hips left leg and lower back,i refuse to take morphine. i asked the doctoreadr if it was alright and he agreed,all the literature ive read says its main side effects are drowsiness and loss of concentration(both combined) which is the same by themselves.Imust stress they work well togeather.My question what do you think?
my wife has a fiver and is very tired and is sleeping all the day she has aches and pains head and eyes and numerous other symptoms is this the flu. Also she is taking a new medication nitrofurantoin mon/mac for a bladder problem what are the effects for this med.
Hi,I am 43 and been on menopause 6 years take hrt. I weigh 10st 8 and generally healthy. Been under immense stress recently as my nephew who is 11 was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma and I have been running family hotel while family sort things out...I am an actress by trade but I have coped.All been fine.last week I had sore throat saw doctor as couldnt shake it and he said didn t need antibiotics.Went to work in london on advert for couple days and travelled in car as passenger and had severe motion sickness even though in front and looking forward as suffer from that..then got diarrhoea on journey and felt terrible. After few hours all settled. That night was tired but travelled again but only slight motion sickness. Came on period .Next morning travelled but was little car sick.All day at work felt totally fine.. that night travelled in front car again and had severe motion sickness and was in a state by the time I got out which didn t subside.next day felt exhausted and came on my period which was very heavy stayed in bed all day at friends with dizziness and tiredness.Had some electrolytes and plenty to drink and eat following day managed to drive myself 3 hours home but felt bad when got in and went to bed.For last 48 hours have felt dizzy and totally exhausted and cant work..stayed on couch feeling rubbish...took a tablet twice called buccastem prescribed last year when similar thing happened but it went away after 48 hours) which hasn t helped. Head feel like pressure in it and when move slightly off balance..stomach still slightly upset..feel very tired even though just slept 8 hours.Please help as doctor not back in surgery until tues as it s bank holiday...feel like letting family down as business needs me. Thanks Sarah
Hi, I have been feeling nausea for off on and on for a week now. At first I thought it was just from motion sickness in the car when others drive. Then I thought my body has been tired from all the long hours and early mornings at work. I also blamed it on virtigo. However, Now im terrified my head started hurting today, My body felt fatigue with heavy, all smells are irritants (I'm already sensative to all scents), and now I threw up gray-purplish slime. I had a large cup of coffee, pancakes, choclate cake, raviloies, water, salad, chocalte mint creame candy, a McChiken sandwhich and thats all.
my daughter has complained about her belly feeling funny in car a few hours ago. said she felt like she was gonna get sick but did not. she has been eating and acting normal but complained again a while ago. should ibworry that she is coming down...
I recently finished 10 days of antibiotics for a sinus/nasal cold/bug. I still have limited sense of smell and appetite and reduced hearing. I started baking for the holidays Thursday and noticed every time I'm baking, I get very nauseous. Was...
because of neurophy I started taking garpentin it made me fall asleep alot easier so reduced dosages untiloff of it later igot sick to stomach vomiting over with in 3 daysthought had stomach bug less than 3weeks later same thing again but still...
I changed my job recently and I have to travel around 45min in the morning to reach office and 90min in the evening to reach back to home. The problem is, once I travel in the morning and reach office, I always feel dizzy, fatigue and urge to vomit. I cant have my break fast and lunch as well. As soon as I start eating I will sweat a lot and I feel like vomiting. I consulted few doctors about this, and they did brain MRI, Heart Echo-cardiogram, ECG, Abdominal ultrasound scan, Blood test for Hb%, Fasting blood sugar test, T3, T4 TSH level test and so on. But still the have't found anything. All the tests show normal. My BP varies from 80/110 to 90/120. Some doctors its a "Motion sickness". I'm suffering from this from past 2 months or so. Now a day I cant even travel for 15 to 20 min journey in bus. What would be my actual cause. Is there any solution for this, if so to whom I should consult ?
Hello my names christina and I'm 24. Just really wanted to know y I've been feeling sick for the past 3 days and noticed for the second time that my number 2s r rather black. I've not been properly either, I have a slight headache aswell. I seem to feel even more sick when I get in the car but never really been a problem with motion sickness?