Hi guys. I'm new to this lupus journey, and whilst I regularly have UTI's (always a week before my period is due), the one I am having now is the worst yet. I have been to my GP and am on some antibiotics, but I am literally peeing blood which is freaking me out a bit. I have only had my initial consult from the hospital and am awaiting my follow-up appointment so as far as Lupus is concerned I remain unmedicated. I am however on warfarin for my APS, which is being treated by another hospital.
I feel absolutely shocking and have a very bloated and tender abdomen. I am worried about the state of my kidneys/bladder.
I have started on the antiobiotics today (which obviously means frequent blood checks for the warfarin) but I don't know if I should press for investigations or ask to bring forward my next appointment with my lupus dr, which is due in 3 weeks tomorrow.