Have got another UTI and this time I have done some research (now more frightened than ever)!
Have had MS diagnosed for over 7 year now and after a rocky start when I was admitted to hospital with a ‘biggy’ as the nurses put it when I couldn’t even sit up let alone stand. After several weeks later I was put on Rebiff 44 and my symptoms and balance have been really good and I have breezed along feeling very lucky with life. I have had around one UTI every 18 months so not bad but this year I have had 3 so far and currently have one, which despite two lots of antibiotics does not seem to be clearing up with very smelly urine etc. I stupidly told my GP that my MS is really good and didn’t think that my UTIs are related (DOH)
Now at 3am after doing some googling I realise that initially after rushing to the loo every 5 minutes I now have urine detention and just hadn’t realised it. I have been researching self catheterisation and am now feeling terrified and somewhat depressed. My right leg is completely numb and I am wondering is this due to my UTI or am I having a relapse and this is causing the UTI?? Does my UTI have to be completely cleared up before I can see a urologist? Do I need to have a change of medication as maybe the Rebiff is no longer working for me? (my balance isn’t as good as before the UTI) - any advice would be very appreciated.