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I have what I think are the symptions of a urinary or bladder infection, but I got antibiotics and feel much worse...

Posted by kelly nichols

 I am a 32 year old female with no previous health conditions. I live in Guatemala and a Wednesday I started feeling like I needed to urinate many times throughout the day, but little urine was released. It was foggy, however. That continued for the next two days, but it did not necessarily hurt. On Friday afternoon I started feeling flu like symptoms--chills, headache, and fatigue. I went to a farmacia the next day and by the time I got there I was feeling weak, pain in my kidney, and more fatigue. I started the meds (rinofin) and almost immediately felt better. That night I felt terrible again. I slept restlessly, had an awful headache, and woke up with extreme body aches all throughout my back. I also had shooting pains in my head, abdomen, back, and the tops of my thighs. I had 100 temp before and now it is at 103.9 . Should I go to a hospital today? 

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I don't know how old this post is, and although I stumbled upon it unintentionally, I felt compelled to respond. YES! ASAP! I was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician in California (I have sice allowed my certs to lapse, hence the "was certified") with over 2 years field experience in both prehospital and emergency room environments, and while I am not a physician, there are some signs and symptoms that are universal indicators of illness and yours, I believe, are. It is midnight here in California, I believe you are an hour ahead of us, so if you can get to a hospital you should - at the very least to rule out something more serious. What it sounds like is a UTI, that went untreated, and coupled with dehydration (headache) that bacteria has spread to your kidneys (back pain, sore abdomen). What you are describing above is, in my experience, the early stages of sepsis (which can quickly turn lethal). If that is the case, you need IV fluids and heavy antibiotics that can only be administered in a hospital setting. If this is the case, this is not something that will just go away.I hope this post is old and that you are healthy and well.

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