I hope you are all having a nice weekend.
I was wondering if anyone has had any experience of getting pyelonephritis?
I became ill on Sunday with a temperature of 40 with shakes and hallucinations. I had pain throughout my whole body, the pain was worst in my kidney area and head. I couldn't get to see a gp until Tuesday and she sent me straight to my local hospital. I have been treat for pyelonephritis. They tested my unine and found protien and blood. So I had IV antibiotics. I came home yesterday with 4 days oral antibiotics. I feel like I have been hit by a truck. I am better than I was but still feel very weak which is to be expected.
Is this a common infection to get with SLE?
Also this is the first time I have been admitted to hospital with SLE related problems and my care was abysmal. No one had a clue about SLE when I asked for the doctor to get in touch with my consultant (from a different hospital) she refused saying they had it in hand. I am worried sick incase I get sent there again in the future.
I am also wondering if this means my SLE is getting worse or its just one of those things.
Any advice would be most welcome.
Thanks Vic x