I had a bladder infection a week before Thanksgiving. Drank a gallon of cranberry juice and thought it went away. Then while I was away from home for Thanksgiving it came back. When I got home Sunday I had pains in my back also and my whole abdomen seems kinda bloaty. I've been doing the cranberry juice and ibuprofen (recommended by most of the medical websites) but it seems to be getting worse. My insurance has a $2700 deductible and there is no way I can afford to go to the doctor unless I am on my death bed. difficult child#2 has some amoxycillin left over from something he had. I know you aren't supposed to take other people's medicine but I have taken this particular medication before and had no problem with it and it is mentioned on the web sites as one that my be prescribed if you have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). It did say not to do the cranberry juice while you were on the antibiotic so I quit drinking the juice and I just took two pills (The stated dosage). Any of you experts out there, does that sound like a reasonable thing to do?