Is There Any Way to Repair Kidney Disease Without Having Antibiotics
Hi Ted, I have a bad kidney infection. Went to the emergency room and had Saline IV and morphine but tests did not show infection. Two days later I saw my doctor at his office. According to my doctor my urine was packed with white cells and blood. He prescribed an antibiotic. I had an allergic reaction (rash and burning of mucus membranes) four hours after the first pill. I stopped taking the antibiotic. I am deadly afraid of taking any antibiotics due to the fact that I had a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome reaction after a surgery in 2005. That reaction caused burning organs that I had to drink 2 gallons of water per day to try to quench the internal burning sensation. The intense itching made me feel like I was going insane and kept me from sleeping for at least six weeks. My skin burned from the inside out. My skin peeled and handfulls of hair fell out for weeks after that event. I have read that future Stevens-Johnson reactions can be fatal and must be avoided at all costs. Now the doctor is insisting I take a different antibiotic to replace the first one. But the new one has a warning about Stevens-Johnson listed on the pharmacy printout. Since that SJS in 2005 I have had trouble with my kidneys, my anti-diuretic hormone is low and if I drink normal amounts of water (6 glasses a day) I pee like crazy. My urine output quickly becomes double what my water intake is. I get dehydrated by drinking water now. One endocrinologist called it Diabetes Insipidus, but he couldn't help me resolve it. Two endo's were unable to help me. Now I have this kidney infection. Is there any way of clearing it up without antibiotics and without ending up with kidney damage? My doctor has me really scared that if I don't take the antibiotics I will damage my kidney beyond repair. But I am afraid of dying from Stevens-Johnson. Can you help?
Los Angeles, California, USA