Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Back from the Doctor

Well, I went to the doctor. Besides taking eight vials of blood to test me for everything under the sun that might be masked by me having Fibromyalgia (chronic Epstein Barr, Mono, Lupus, RA, low thyroid, etc.) it was determined that I still have that UTI, the bacteria of which were resistant to the antibiotics I was on week before last. Worse than before, of course. So now I have a ten day course of Bactrim to undergo. And doctor's orders to rest and drink lots of water w/ gatorade in it. I think I'll forgo the artificial color in the gatorade and make some of my own electrolyte solution:

1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
7 tsp sugar (can I use stevia instead, or is the sugar a necessary component?)
some lemon juice in
2 Quarts of water.

He said this would reduce the nausea that I experience when I drink mere filtered tap water.

So I hope this UTI clears up and doesn't consist of some bugs that are too hideously antibiotic resistant.

Oh, and I guess this will be a good time to continue gobbling the yogurt and sauerkraut, and any other live-culture foods I can think of.

7 comments:

Dianne said...

There's a more "natural" sports drink available, called Recharge, made by the Knudsen juice co., which we've used to hydrate when nausea is a problem. Doesn't have sugar.

Is celiac disease among the things you'll be tested for with that blood draw? I remember it was discussed here recently. The symptoms can be very tricky, and can come and go. And if you have it, even tiny bits of gluten can be devastating. I hope you'll follow up on that test.

Laura said...

Goodness, what an ordeal! You will be in prayers and I hope you get to feeling well soon!

Veiled Glory said...

cranberry juice, if you can stand it!

elizabeth said...

the thing with homeade gatorade is that it may not have the potatssium; it is the potassium that makes the elecrolytes...

my phd bio friend expalined this for me...

in Canada there is poweraid that is clear... I had it when I went on my all day interview and diluted it with water... to cut the sugar intake...

is the weather changing a lot? is it cold or damp? this may be effecting you too.

will add my small prayers. love to you.

Alana said...

Potassium can be got from Lite Salt or salt substitute, as this is Potassium Chloride. Will pick some up when I'm at the store next...and look for some of those yummy juices.

Matushka Anna said...

I hope the Bactrim does the trick! (And STAY hydrated!)

Anonymous said...

The herb Uva Ursi. Take 1 capsule 3 times a day for 3 days. It should be gone. If not, wait 3 days and take it again the same way. And straight Knudsen cranberry juice, 1 whole bottle, NO SUGAR. This has worked for me without the need for antibiotics. I had a bad one once that the antibiotics wouldn't touch and this is what my midwife prescribed. Hope u feel better!
Justina