First post here - I am at my wits end and completely desperate for some help! Thursday evening I was diagnosed with a kidney infection, prescribed antibiotics (Amoxycillin & Calvulanic acid) and have been taking them since - it is now Saturday morning here (I am in Australia) and the pain is still as it was on Thursday, if not edging on the worse side of things.
For pain relief I have been alternating between Panadol (Paracetamol) and Nurofen Zavance (Ibuprofen) and using a heated wheat bag on the area.
My main concern is that I cannot get a full, restful sleep - I'm sleeping in two hour stints and waking up in agony. I have found that I can only lie on my back and if I roll to either side, the pain is just too much. I have tried propping myself up with pillows everywhere but we are also in the middle of summer here at the heat is an issue too!
Being a Saturday, my GP is closed - the only options are the Hospital and the After Hours Doctors (both which has impeccable waiting times) ...so I was wondering if any of you have any tips or hints or suggestions for pain relief, natural or otherwise and keeping in mind that I am in Australia (any drugs please mention their full pharmaceutical name)
I have a low grade temperature of 38.1 C and keeping up as much fluid as possible.