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I need some advice. In April I saw a urologist who said the floor of my bladder was inflamed and my bladder had dropped.The urine he told me to avoid caffeine, alcohol, citric foods and spicy foods. He prescribed macrodantin for ONE MONTH and something to soothe it (can't remember the name). Well it finally went away. Here is is mid October and it's back. I've been on the macrodantin for 3 weeks and it's not better. I do not want to live on antibiotics - I know how dangerous this is and have done a lot of reading on that.
He performed a test on me that, when the Explanation of Benefits from Blue Cross came, said Surgery and charged me $700. I think this is outrageous - I'm not sure what he did but I was in the stirrups and he was able to look in my bladder. Certainly nothing fancy or surgery. Is this price too much? I'm asking because I think I might want to switch doctors about this. My mom has the same condition and I'm interested in getting better. I don't want to fall in the same rut she has.
I need the advice of those that can empathize with what I have. What else can I do for myself? I am an acupuncture patient and she tells me my Water is Low - which means the energy in my kidneys and bladder is not what it should be.
I don't do the cranberry juice often or pills but will get some this weekend. Are the pills better? What else can I do to keep this from reoccuring? Would you call this same doctor back? I have a feeling he will just prescribe more meds. Would you switch doctors - sounds like he might just have a racket going.
Please help. Thank you