So Mr. JB went to the pharmacy on his way home from having a drink with a buddy this evening. Our pharmacist knows us really well since I am on so many different medications. Lucky for me I called my hubby on his cell phone as he was talking to the pharmacist and he was told that the antibiotics were for a bladder infection.
Now, I've had quite a few bladder infections in my lifetime. In university I went through many, many tests because I was getting them so often. I had an MRI and ultrasounds, and my doctor couldn't figure out what was going on. The coolest thing about going through all of the testing was that my doctor discovered that I have an accessory spleen attached to one of my kidneys!
Anyhow, I know what a UTI feels like. I've had the uncontrollable urges to pee and I've had the pain. I have none of those symptoms. I haven't seen blood in my urine. So I told my hubby to tell the pharmacist that I didn't want the prescription filled. The pharmacist, who is super-thorough, said that he would log the prescription for me just in case my symptoms get worse. We brought the urine sample to the lab almost two weeks ago and I haven't felt ANYTHING.
I know that I can't die from a UTI. And most of all, I'm sure that all of the antibiotics that I've been on have caused the never-ending illness that I had before Christmas. I'm also so sick of having to take a TON of medication every day. Between the baby-making meds, my colitis and asthma meds AND the stuff from my naturopath, my house looks like an apothecary!
So what do you think folks, is it okay that I didn't get the prescription filled?