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    #31
    Go ahead and take what was prescribed for you, but you must check the results on Monday with your physician, and get it changed to an appropriate 10-14 day course of the right antibiotic based on the sensitivity test.

    (KLD)
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      #32
      I am very lucky to have an engaged primary care physician who trusts me with antibiotics. He has permitted me to have a cache of macrobid. If, in the rare instance these days that I get a urinary tract infection, I have a standing order with a lab that enables me to drop off a specimen for a urinalysis (UA) and culture & sensitivity (C&S). Once I have collected the specimen for lab delivery, I take Macrobid to knock down the worst of the symptoms to make me comfortable. When the results of the C&S come back, my doctor orders a 12-14 day course of the most effective antibiotic for the bacteria that is causing the infection. I stop macrobid and start the prescribed antibiotic. Meanwhile, I have not had to suffer extreme autonomia and other symptoms because macrobid has worked well enough to dampen down the debilitating symptoms. But, this kind of arrangement takes a lot of trust and understanding between patient and doctor. Many doctors just don't have that kind of relationship with their patients.

      All the best,
      GJ

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        #33
        Originally posted by gjnl View Post
        I am very lucky to have an engaged primary care physician who trusts me with antibiotics. He has permitted me to have a cache of macrobid. If, in the rare instance these days that I get a urinary tract infection, I have a standing order with a lab that enables me to drop off a specimen for a urinalysis (UA) and culture & sensitivity (C&S). Once I have collected the specimen for lab delivery, I take Macrobid to knock down the worst of the symptoms to make me comfortable. When the results of the C&S come back, my doctor orders a 12-14 day course of the most effective antibiotic for the bacteria that is causing the infection. I stop macrobid and start the prescribed antibiotic. Meanwhile, I have not had to suffer extreme autonomia and other symptoms because macrobid has worked well enough to dampen down the debilitating symptoms. But, this kind of arrangement takes a lot of trust and understanding between patient and doctor. Many doctors just don't have that kind of relationship with their patients.

        All the best,
        GJ
        Yes, I've got that w/ my dr. too. mu UA and C&S She knows I get my results on line same time as her and she calls me to see if I've seen results yet & if I have enough of the antibiotic I need, usually macrobid also. If not she'll phone it in for me. It makes life so much easier, she's awesome. She's not a sci dr or anything, just a regular GP.

        We are very lucky!

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          #34
          Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
          Go ahead and take what was prescribed for you, but you must check the results on Monday with your physician, and get it changed to an appropriate 10-14 day course of the right antibiotic based on the sensitivity test.

          (KLD)
          See this is what I wonder about, the monurol is a one time antibiotic, should I be taking more dose, that is how it's prescribed. Last time though the one dose killed it, c&s came back negative. It wasn't till 2 days after it was back. I wonder if I should all 3 doses she gave me? hmmmm... 2 days apart? hmmmmm..... The other ones that are sensitive to it are iv biotics.

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            #35
            One dose of fosfo probably isn't enough,thats what is prescribed for uncomplicated uti in ab's.That's why an ID consult is important,in Europe they prescribe longer doses of fosfo.Can your Dr.call a specialist for advice,you don't want this getting worse while you wait for the system.

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              #36
              Originally posted by ctoom91 View Post
              One dose of fosfo probably isn't enough,thats what is prescribed for uncomplicated uti in ab's.That's why an ID consult is important,in Europe they prescribe longer doses of fosfo.Can your Dr.call a specialist for advice,you don't want this getting worse while you wait for the system.
              Yeah, I wished I thought of that when I was at the Dr. I'm going to phone her on Monday....

              Do you know how many doses they prescribe?
              Last edited by monkeygirl; 14 May 2016, 6:00 PM. Reason: new question

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                #37
                I was prescribed 2 packets 72 hrs apart,it broke the fever but not the bug,but I had stones.In Europe it's multiple doses (2+) 48-72 hrs.apart.

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                  #38
                  So it worked again, fever broke, clear, urine, but I've found a few articles too of multiple doses, (3) so, she gave me 2 repeats, I'm going today to get them both, I'll take one today and another on Tues.

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                    #39
                    KLD, unable to find anywhere monurol used for more than 3 days. The others are iv in hosp, I really don't want to do that. I guess if it comes right back I will have to though. All articles I read all said to try monurol 1st before the iv antibiotics.

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