Re: Does cipro work well for kidney infections?
I was also perscribed Cipro four months ago in the ER for a possible kidney infection.
I felt horrible to begin with, but it seems that the medication made me feel worse. After my 7 day course I continued to feel ill and have lower back pain, I wasn't even sure the infection was gone even though my follow up urine test was clear. After a while I seemed to be feeling better... but lately have started experiencing the pain in the same place. Now I'm wondering if there could still be something lingering? Or maybe I didn't even have a kidney infection in the 1st place and it was something else that made my back hurt, and the medication was what caused me to feel ill.
Try taking Acidophilus, its a probiotic thats supposed to keep things balanced in your tummy while the antibiotic does its job... I think it helped me cope, since I've always had a weak stomach.
Good luck & feel better!