For the past four weeks, I've had burning at the entrance to my penis .. initially, it was when I urinated, but now it's low-level and constant (flaring up at times). I was describing my symptoms to a friend and also mentioned that I've had a kind of weird throbbing in my back (which I always thought was my adrenals), but she said it could all be a kidney infection. My eyes burn, and I've noticed a general deterioration in my energy levels (which were bad anyway). I made a doctor's appointment, but am scared. I can barely tolerate supplements, so even if I have an infection, what could I do? I'm nervous about antibiotics, and doctors don't really believe how fragile I am (I was given three new antidepressants last week to take simultaneously and just threw the sample boxes away). Then again, maybe if an infection is making me even worse, treating it could help? Are there any abx that are 'safer' for (severe) ME patients? There is one herbal antibiotic (Haritaki) that I can take without issue, so maybe that's an option too.