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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by lynn007, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. lynn007

    lynn007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all I am looking for advice. Since friday I been feel really ill with my sugar reaching 20.9.
    Went A and E said I had a water infection. I was given antibiotics and sent home after being there 7 hours
    I feel absolutely twrrible feeling sick and weak and my husband is a waste of time my blood is 9.8 this morning but im in bed and too weak to even feed my cats. I am wondering if I have a virus and would it make me feel this dreadful?
     
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  2. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello @lynn007, sorry to hear your not very well, may i ask what antibiotics were prescribed? And what was your last hba1c result?
    If it is a virus the antibiotics will not help only hinder!
    What do you eat on a daily basis?
     
  3. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I doubt if it's a virus because the hospital wouldn't have given you antibiotics (they don't help with viruses), therefore presumably they must reckon you have a bacterial infection.

    When I was first diagnosed as T2, I had a succession of infections, which my GP never really got to the bottom of but they all had a couple of things in common (1) I felt like death warmed up - weak, sick, feverish and incredibly sweaty (sorry - probably too much information :yuck:) and (2) my blood sugar levels soared, with a resultant need to wee a lot (sorry again - I am really over-sharing here :)).

    From my experience, I'd say that it's perfectly possible that the way you are feeling is attributable to a bacterial infection and hopefully that the antibiotics will kick in shortly and you will start feeling better. I hope so but if you don't, go back to your Doctor and ask him/her to look again.
     
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    lynn007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I nevet know what my hb1 is they never give print outs yes it is a infection but I wonder if a virus too because feel so light headed and fainted friday.
     
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  5. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Hi @lynn007 UTIs can make you feel very rough. I had one and felt faint and very weak and flu-y.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    @lynn007 - I'd agree with @azure that UTIs can make one feel pretty grim. Fortunately, I've only had a handful of UTIs ever, but I can remember feeling very rough, then feeling even rougher when I started on the antibiotics, until I had a few days' worth inside me.

    Whatever you do, make sure you really get rid of it. If once you finish your antibiotics your symptoms seem to be coming back, then go straight back to your doctor.

    Drink lots of water and stay comfortable if you can.
     
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