Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Treatments

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What treatment has been effective for your pelvic inflammatory disease?
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Published: July 19

I have been to the hospital 4 different times, but they can't find out what's wrong with me (probably because they wouldn't do any test or anything) but I have the iud (mirena) ever since I've had it. I have been horribly sick and always in pain. I am constantly dizzy. I'm talking about when I stand up I get dizzy so dizzy I have to hold on to something and close my eyes and try to breathe so I won't faint. I’ve been really sick, throwing up I can't eat, it's hard for me to breathe. My joints have been hurting I sometimes get a numb dull feeling in the left leg. My abdomen area and pelvic area constantly cramps. I'm always in so much pain I have two little boys and I am home alone most of the time, I can't chase after them. Mainly because I'm so dizzy all the time. My doctor is currently out of town and won't be back until Thursday morning, every time I go to a hospital they don't take me seriously, they look at me stupid when I tell them my symptoms, they basically said I have too many symptoms. I can't stand this anymore. I am tired of being sick and not knowing what is wrong with me. If you could reply and tell me your symptoms or your experience with PID. .

Published: January 21

I had a UTI about 2 weeks ago and was treated for that with Bactrim. About three days into treatment I started to get severe abdominal pain! I finished the antibiotic and went back to my primary. He prescribed Cipro, thinking that I was still suffering from a bladder infection. I waited two days with no change, so I went to the hospital. Thank god I had excellent doctors. They did a blood test, ultrasound and pelvic exam. After all was said and done the doctor told me I have PID. I am clean of STDs and STIs. I was told that it could have been caused by bacteria that got into the wrong place and caused the infection and inflammation. I was prescribed doxycycline hyclate. .