On Friday night I started getting a UTI. I started my normal treatment (cranberry supplements, water). I had the pain when I peed and some abdominal pain.
Anyhow, for about an hour I felt very achey, had the chills, and had pain in my lower back on the sides. I went to throwup and immediately started feeling better.
I felt better throught the night (although didn’t sleep much because I had to keep getting up to pee). On Saturday, I had pure cranberry juice and still kept taking the supplements and rested alot. My fever, achey and pain were gone for the most part.
On Sunday, it did pretty much the same but I made the mistake of eating some cooked food and my stomach was crampy (I hadn’t eaten anything since Friday night) but a smoothie earlier).
Last night (sunday) my left side started to feel a bit achey again – no really serious pain just kinda of sore and tender and it felt a bit swollen (of course I got fat there so can’t really say for sure if it was really swollen). I was putting heating pad on it.
So, right now, my UTI symptoms are pretty much gone – no more peeing pain. All that is really left is a slight soreness on my left side. I guess I have a littel bit of a nausea but than again I have been drinking mostly water for the past few days and cranberry so I am sort of fasting so I don’t know if that is related to the other issues and maybe I am just hungry.
I guess I am wondering if I should worry that my left kidney is infected and whether or not I should go to the doctor? I would rather not because I have no insurance and would rather not waste the money if it is really going away and perhaps I my muscles are just sore on that side.
I had a kidney infection once before and I remember it feeling alot worse that this and it took a while for my side to return to normal even after going to the doctor.
How long should I wait for the soreness to go away until I make the decision to go to the doctor?
Are there any at home treatments for kidney infections? Certain juices?