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Thanks for all the entries and sharing your experiences. First, if you have a fever and chills and/or severe nausea and/or vomiting, get to the doctor. Even if a home remedy reduces symptoms, it doesn't mean you're healed or cured.

Mine situation is much like other middle aged women: recurring UTI with subsequent kidney infections many of them I was unaware of the kidney infection.

This time I became nauseous, lack of appetite and had flank pain. I had a UTI with symptoms a month ago but resolved those with simple cranberry juice. Even without the UTI symptoms (burning while urinating, frequent urination with little output, e.g.) I developed a kidney infection. It's time to get serious.

I saw the doc. She seemed to take it very seriously and prescribed ten days of Levaquin.

Didn't work! I noticed the UTI symptoms would reappear in the morning trip to the bathroom along with darker urine. Otherwise, my urine was crystal clear. obviously, the illness is coming back overnight. I read this is common amongst women - especially my age. I have NO desire to take antibiotics over long term. Leviquin is particularly nasty in that it can break your achilles tendon. How horrible! I called leaving a message to the doctor that the infection is still present. She never called back. How's that for 'medical care'.

Now I'm trying

500mg cranberry capsules 1xday
Echinacea/Goldenseal Complex 2xday
Switched to store-bought demineralized water because we have heavy tap water.
Eating red grapes and parsley.
Eating home made buttermilk (probiotics)

Flank pain is diminishing and I can now tolerate drinking more than just water without any flank pain drawbacks or UTI symptoms trying to come back.

I'm thinking about going to a lab and having the urinalysis and blood work done for MYSELF. Knowing the culprit is half the battle. Anybody know which tests need to be performed?

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