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Ever feel like that?! Since fibro, it seems I get to the point of an "all system overload" much quicker than I ever did.

I've been sick most of the winter, starting with a 2 week flu bug last October. I ended up in the ER, severely dehydrated, and with a UTI.

Got through the holidays okay, but started my winter cough.

In mid-January, I went into a full blown, nasty cold, sore throat, and cough. I've been coughing ever since.

Two weeks ago, I needed a root canal and was put on amoxicillin. After about four days, I broke out in hives. I take a daily antihistimine for allergies, and it (sort of) kept the hives away, but I felt still felt itchy.

Last Monday, I had a root canal and an extraction. Two days later, I ended up in the ER, having a hard time breathing, mostly from the cough, not sleeping, and suspecting I either still had the UTI, or had another. Sure enough, I was diagnosed with bronchitis and a UTI. ER doc put me on bactrim.

I'm on day 7 of the bactrim, and am breaking out in hives again, still coughing, and not getting much sleep. My throat is a bit sore, my ears hurt, and my right eye has been red, like a mild case of pink eye.

I've been trying to watch what I eat - somewhat - and I've been drinking almost nothing but water with lemon. I've also been taking acidophilus to try to restore some probiotics. If I use Symbiort inhaler, I get nasty headaches and very shaky. (Doctor presribed it last winter when we couldn't really get to the root cause of my cough.) I've also tried getting off my BP meds, knowing they can cause a chronic cough, but it didn't help.

More than anything, I'm just frustrated! I feel like my body is out of whack, ie, an "all system overload".

I have a follow up appointment next week with my doc, to make sure the UTI is gone. We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for your time...would love to hear any ideas for improving my situation.
OMG, I would not just feel like all systems overload!!! I don't mean to sound condesending but YOU POOR THING!!! I really do mean that sincerely and I really wish I knew a quick cure.
I can only suggest some things that have helped me. When I have UTI or Kidney infection I dring water, but I also dring CranGrape Juice. I don't liek the regular Cranberry juice. But now they have a pill that helps with urinary health, they say it is like drining a ton of cranberry juice. I think you can get it at Walmart, kroger, Rite Aide, CVS or any drug store. It can't hurt to try with everything you are going through and just maybe it will help or at least I would hope you get some releif from something!!! I saw on the something the other day that Align is one of the best digestive health supplement, something about it has Bifantis, which promotes digestive health and I can't remember what else. I know I am going to try it since I have a severe case of IBS, which caused me not to be able to leave my house at times and eating out is almost impossible. As far as the cough, I have found that Delsym cough medicine & vicoden are the best combination to help with a unrelenting cough, to at least get a few hours of sleep. I hope you find some combination of something to help you at least feel better, at least get some releif and improvement. Hang in there!!!! [QUOTE];4697181]Ever feel like that?! Since fibro, it seems I get to the point of an "all system overload" much quicker than I ever did.

I've been sick most of the winter, starting with a 2 week flu bug last October. I ended up in the ER, severely dehydrated, and with a UTI.

Got through the holidays okay, but started my winter cough.

In mid-January, I went into a full blown, nasty cold, sore throat, and cough. I've been coughing ever since.

Two weeks ago, I needed a root canal and was put on amoxicillin. After about four days, I broke out in hives. I take a daily antihistimine for allergies, and it (sort of) kept the hives away, but I felt still felt itchy.

Last Monday, I had a root canal and an extraction. Two days later, I ended up in the ER, having a hard time breathing, mostly from the cough, not sleeping, and suspecting I either still had the UTI, or had another. Sure enough, I was diagnosed with bronchitis and a UTI. ER doc put me on bactrim.

I'm on day 7 of the bactrim, and am breaking out in hives again, still coughing, and not getting much sleep. My throat is a bit sore, my ears hurt, and my right eye has been red, like a mild case of pink eye.

I've been trying to watch what I eat - somewhat - and I've been drinking almost nothing but water with lemon. I've also been taking acidophilus to try to restore some probiotics. If I use Symbiort inhaler, I get nasty headaches and very shaky. (Doctor presribed it last winter when we couldn't really get to the root cause of my cough.) I've also tried getting off my BP meds, knowing they can cause a chronic cough, but it didn't help.

More than anything, I'm just frustrated! I feel like my body is out of whack, ie, an "all system overload".

I have a follow up appointment next week with my doc, to make sure the UTI is gone. We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for your time...would love to hear any ideas for improving my situation.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=julie10;4697181]Ever feel like that?! Since fibro, it seems I get to the point of an "all system overload" much quicker than I ever did.

I've been sick most of the winter, starting with a 2 week flu bug last October. I ended up in the ER, severely dehydrated, and with a UTI.

Got through the holidays okay, but started my winter cough.

In mid-January, I went into a full blown, nasty cold, sore throat, and cough. I've been coughing ever since.

Two weeks ago, I needed a root canal and was put on amoxicillin. After about four days, I broke out in hives. I take a daily antihistimine for allergies, and it (sort of) kept the hives away, but I felt still felt itchy.

Last Monday, I had a root canal and an extraction. Two days later, I ended up in the ER, having a hard time breathing, mostly from the cough, not sleeping, and suspecting I either still had the UTI, or had another. Sure enough, I was diagnosed with bronchitis and a UTI. ER doc put me on bactrim.

I'm on day 7 of the bactrim, and am breaking out in hives again, still coughing, and not getting much sleep. My throat is a bit sore, my ears hurt, and my right eye has been red, like a mild case of pink eye.

I've been trying to watch what I eat - somewhat - and I've been drinking almost nothing but water with lemon. I've also been taking acidophilus to try to restore some probiotics. If I use Symbiort inhaler, I get nasty headaches and very shaky. (Doctor presribed it last winter when we couldn't really get to the root cause of my cough.) I've also tried getting off my BP meds, knowing they can cause a chronic cough, but it didn't help.

More than anything, I'm just frustrated! I feel like my body is out of whack, ie, an "all system overload".

I have a follow up appointment next week with my doc, to make sure the UTI is gone. We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for your time...would love to hear any ideas for improving my situation.[/QUOTE]

Julie I am not sure if this bit of advice would work for you as well as it worked for me , hoping it might ....... on the advice of a specialist I switched from having baths to taking showers , this was 20 years ago and I haven't had one since , I had chronic bladder infections to the point where I was put on septra everyday for a year , then I was given septra to take as a preventive measure every time I had sex with my husband , nothing worked until I quit sitting in bath water , cranberry juice never worked for me , I read in a magazine that blueberry juice was a better choice , don't know if that's true , the one thing that helped with the burning was a tsp of baking soda in a glass water , when I drank it it seemed to alkalise the urine and lessen the burning , I remember a book written by a doctor , wish I could remember all she said and what the book was called but basically this is what she recommendeded , she was also against cranberry juice , too much acidity for the sensitive tissues of the bladder , if you have high blood pressure the soda might not be a good idea , maybe if you google baking soda for cystisis you may find more info .`Is it possible that your cough and your chronic bladder problems could have a common denominator like a food allergy ? maybe wheat or dairy ? I hope you get relief soon , I feel for you , fibro is bad enough without having to deal with all that .
[QUOTE=julie10;4697181]Ever feel like that?! Since fibro, it seems I get to the point of an "all system overload" much quicker than I ever did.

I've been sick most of the winter, starting with a 2 week flu bug last October. I ended up in the ER, severely dehydrated, and with a UTI.

Got through the holidays okay, but started my winter cough.

In mid-January, I went into a full blown, nasty cold, sore throat, and cough. I've been coughing ever since.

Two weeks ago, I needed a root canal and was put on amoxicillin. After about four days, I broke out in hives. I take a daily antihistimine for allergies, and it (sort of) kept the hives away, but I felt still felt itchy.

Last Monday, I had a root canal and an extraction. Two days later, I ended up in the ER, having a hard time breathing, mostly from the cough, not sleeping, and suspecting I either still had the UTI, or had another. Sure enough, I was diagnosed with bronchitis and a UTI. ER doc put me on bactrim.

I'm on day 7 of the bactrim, and am breaking out in hives again, still coughing, and not getting much sleep. My throat is a bit sore, my ears hurt, and my right eye has been red, like a mild case of pink eye.

I've been trying to watch what I eat - somewhat - and I've been drinking almost nothing but water with lemon. I've also been taking acidophilus to try to restore some probiotics. If I use Symbiort inhaler, I get nasty headaches and very shaky. (Doctor presribed it last winter when we couldn't really get to the root cause of my cough.) I've also tried getting off my BP meds, knowing they can cause a chronic cough, but it didn't help.

More than anything, I'm just frustrated! I feel like my body is out of whack, ie, an "all system overload".

I have a follow up appointment next week with my doc, to make sure the UTI is gone. We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for your time...would love to hear any ideas for improving my situation.[/QUOTE]

One more thing Julie , I read on the blood pressure board that it can take 3 to 4 weeks to stop coughing after you get off the blood pressure medication , so your med could still be the culprit , having said that I would be afraid of just stopping it as it was obviously given for a reason , maybe you could ask your doctor for a differnt med , I know my brother stopped coughing when he was switched to something else , not sure what it was called though .:confused:





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