I am female and 52 years old. My pain is in both sides it is like two ribbons - I am assuming this is my 'tubes' from my kidneys to my bladder and my bladder itself is sore.
I have taken 4 Trimethoprim now and each time I do my pain turns to a hot stinging burning sensation and I feel incredibly nauseous I have also started to have diarrohea
I am 52 years old & female Pain is in two ribbons one down each side stinging and bladder. Bladder feels like it is constantly being stimulated and I have to sit sort of open legged and laid back abit - can't sit up straight. When I take my Trimethorpim ( had 5 now ) my bladder and these ribbons sting & burn. I feel incredibly nauseous & head achy
Still downing 1 1/2 to 2 litres of water a day.
I think it is more likely that this infection was as a result if intercourse. I had sex on the Saturday and started to feel a bit stingy when I pee'd on the Tuesday so I think by Friday when I had the huge amount of blood and clots an infection had really took hold. I have now had 6 trimethoprim and I'm really not sure they are the right antibiotic for this infection. I still sting sometimes when I pee and I still have the awful sting in ribbons down each side and my bladder itself. The trouble is won't my pee be sterile now if it is dip tested ?
Do take on board what you say about getting scan and seeing a urologist but unfortunately this would have to be by NHS and this is going to take 18 weeks before I see anyone.