You may or may not know that I've been struggling with some health problems for the past 3 months or so. To sum it up:
Around mid-August, My spasms started getting bad and my nerve pain kicked up as well. I had UA done followed by Culture & sensitivity (C&S) and I had a bladder infection. I was on Macrobid for 10 days. The 10 days passed and I waited another 2 weeks and the symptoms just kept getting worse rather than getting better. I went to the Dr and had another C&S done, it was confirmed that I had a bladder infection (Kleibsella Pneumoniae) so I was put on Cipro 2x/day for 10 days. Symptoms didn't get any better and half way through my spasms went from bad to horrible. I waited another week or so and went back to the Dr and had yet another C&S done..bladder infection, same bacteria.. So I was given Levaquin for 10 days. This time the infection went away (confirmed by C?&S and dipstick test) yet my symptoms just got worse...
Bad Spasticity (Even with 2 different spasticity drugs)
Bilateral edema in feet & ankles
Severe neuropathic pain unable to be controlled with meds
After some comments from folks here , It was suggested I get checked for bladder and/or kidney stones. Saw a urologist and had the KUB X-Ray one and they found several good-sized stones in my left kidney.
I had lithotripsy done to "blast" or "crush" the stones into tiny pieces that should pass. My spasticity has returned to normal, yet my pain and edema remain.
Should the pain and edema slowly go away? I was told the filter the urine to catch any pieces that passed. My 1st cathing after the procedure produced about 1000cc of red urine (I was told ir may be blood twinged for a few days) - The 2nd cathing produced a little red urine but majority of it was gray and looked like sand coming out. however nothing big enough to be caught by the strainer. It's been 4 days and my urine is darker than normal (brownish in color) in the morning.
Prior to the UTI started this ordeal, my feet and ankles didn't swell a whole lot. When the UTI started, my right foot/ankle started having edema and then got progressivly worse. I had the stones blasted 5 days ago. I keep my feet propped up at night and the swelling goes away some.. The last couple days the edema is worse than it's ever been and it is in both feet/ankles.
I am drinking at least 64 oz of water per day but do not seem to be getting the same urine output volume as I did prior to the lithotripsy. This morning after 7 hours of sleep, I got up to cath and only output 50 cc! I went again a couple hours later and still only got about 300 cc. I usually get around 4-500 CC after a night of sleep.
Desperately seeking answers.