Lately I have been feeling the urge to pee ALL the time. I will literally go to the bathroom and feel like I need to pee again. I know this is a telltale symptom of a uriniary tract infection, but here's some info: First of all, I'm not experiencing any other symptoms. Also, I went to the gynecologist about a month ago because I had been experiencing irregular spotting and pain/pressure in my lower abdomen for a few months. I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst and put on hormonal birth control to help it go away and prevent more from occuring, and a few days later the doctor also called to tell me that my lab results were in and I had a bladder infection. In retrospect, I had been feeling extremely crappy/awful/rundown the week before my appointment, but chalked it up to being stressed about other things and nervous about my upcoming appointment. I am also the type of person who has to go to the bathroom frequently, so I didn't really notice I was going all the time, since I go pretty often anyway (this is just a genetic predisposition, and I've had that problem in itself checked out in the past).
Anyway, I was given antibiotics to kick the UTI, which I took and finished with no problems, and felt much better, and have been taking my BC with no problems so far (it's Loestrin 24 fe if that matters) but since the weekend, wow, I just constantly feel like I have to go. It's getting pretty annoying. There is always something there; depending on how long I make myself wait it could be anything from a trickle to a normal amount. I will usually go to the bathroom once after I lay down, and before I fall asleep, but the past few days I've been waking up at least twice in the night to go - when I finally get tired enough to fall asleep after ignoring the "gotta go" feeling for a while.
Normally I'd go back to the doctor, but I lost my career/job a few months ago so I currently don't have insurance or a well-paying job, and I've just spent over $700 with the whole gynecologist experience so my resources are a little low... So... what does VP think?? Could this be a side effect of the bc? Is my UTI back, even though I'm not experiencing any other symptoms? Thanks!