Symptoms after a severe case of cystitis
Early this year I had lower back pains, then a few days later I woke up in the night nauseous and vomiting. I laid in bed for 24 hours b/c I was so nauseous I couldn't move. I finally made it to a walk in clinic and was diagnosed with a bad case of cystisis. They put an IV in me with an antibiotic and within 30 minutes I felt so much better. Then I had to take Cipro for a week. At this point I started drinking cranberry juice and eating lots of fruits thinking doing these things were a good thing.
About a month later, I noticed that I would feel I had to go to the bathroom even after I went. And I could noticeably feel bladder urgings. I figured it was just part of getting older. Had a urine specimen done at my GP and it was clear.
A few months after that I started using Estrace vaginal cream for dryness but had to stop using it after 1.5 weeks because it made me so lightheaded. Right after I stopped using it everyone once in a while (about once a week) I would have urethral discomfort, then I started having some urethral discharge. I feel like that Estrace irritated my urethra and caused the discharge b/c it leaks from the vagina and I would sit in it all day.
I've been married 22 years and before I had the cystisis we had not had sex in over a year. So I know my problems are not sexual related. I had a urine test done in June (before the Estrace) and a few weeks ago and they come back negative.
I'm wondering if anyone has had this happen to them. I don't have any pain or burning or itching. And I haven't had any urethral irritation feelings for about a month now. But I still have discharge and bladder sensitivity. And I'm wondering how I can have discharge and it not show up in my urine.
Last edited by catlover11; 09-26-2010 at 11:34 AM.