I'm not too sure whether this is the most appropriate community in which to post this particular query, however I couldn't really find another relevant community either, and as I'm already a member here just thought I'd plonk it here anyway!
Basically, I had a nasty acute kidney infection just under two weeks ago. I had symptoms of a lower UTI for a few days which seemed to be abating of their own accord with plenty of fluid intake etc, however by the Sunday I began to feel quite unwell, and by the afternoon had began shivering uncontrollably and sweating profusely. By the evening I began to experience pain in my loin region and put two and two together.
I got an appointment with the nurse practitioner at my local surgery on the Monday afternoon who swiftly diagnosed a UTI and prescribed a three day course of antibiotics. Despite this I became worse overnight with a terrible fever, vomiting and worsening pain. Had an emergency appointment with one of the GP's the following day who, given my symptoms, decided that a hospital admission for IV fluids and antibiotics was necessary. I uncharacteristically agreed to this as I felt truly dreadful!
I had a couple of rough nights, but the antibiotics they were pumping into me thankfully began to work their magic, and I was discharged a couple of days later with a course of oral antibiotics - Trimethoprim - to take at home. I finished the course on Friday, and whereas I am feeling much better than I did, I am still super tired. My GP gave me a week off work to recover which I have been appreciative of, but am still feeling pants, and don't really know what's 'normal' for patients recovering from Pyelonephritis.
To be honest, the tiredness I had kind of expected as I was quite poorly, missed out on a lot of sleep and haven't been eating well either. But I have still been having the odd twinge of pain in my side and ache across my back, which again, I had expected to an extent, but it seems to be getting a little worse and not better. Not excruciating by any means, but very much notable at the same time. I also need to pee more often than usual (though this is pain free and my urine seems to be a normal colour etc) which could be attributed to fluid intake, but I'm pretty good at keeping myself hydrated anyway and wouldn't say that I'm drinking more water than is usual for me. I also still have little to no appetite and feel nauseous despite taking anti-sickness tablets as prescribed by my GP.
I'm 31 years old, normally fit and well and don't tend to be 'sickly' person with bugs etc. I have also never really had trouble with UTI's other than one or two VERY mild, self limiting lower infections that have never become anything more than slightly irritating for a day or two.
I'm probably just being a bit paranoid or whatever, but would appreciate any input or advice from anyone who may have had a similar experience and could perhaps comment on recovery time etc. I've not long had my second bout of spinal surgery and would gladly chose to go through a third bout over another kidney infection!