I’ve had a UTI for almost 2 months
Had amoxicillin at first but it came back. Then was given antibiotics for a ‘skin infection’ as thats what the lab results showed instead of a UTI
However, still felt like a water infection, symptoms for severely worse and sent another sample off which showed an infection. I’m really poorly at this point but the GP prescribed me capsules instead of liquid and I can’t swallow tablets even tiny, I WISH I could
I had to call 111 who looked at the results as well and said the nitrofurantoin would be the best and prescribed a 3 day course
Had the 3 days but two days later felt like it either had came back or needed a longer course, called my GP who prescribed tablets again. Called my GP back but they are refusing to re prescribe as it costs the NHS a lot of money for the oral version and the receptionist really put me down. They said all they can do is try amoxicillin which I tried first weeks ago, it came back and I’ve already started the nitrofurantoin course
I’ve resulted in calling 111 back and waiting on a callback from a clinician who should hopefully re prescribed the nitrofurantoin.
My question is was it wrong for the Drs to turn me away even though having the oral version is last resort? Can the GP physically not prescribe it or was it a choice? I just feel so upset and poorly with this UTI, had it almost 2 months and I feel like if the drs had diagnosed the UTI the first time correctly, I wouldn’t feel like this