ok So I have had a UTI along long time ago when I was a teenager didn't have another one again until i was about 22 when I was pregnant with my first dd (I know you are more prone when pregnant), but I had to go to ER I didn't know I had one cause I had no symptoms the reason I went to ER is it was 3 weeks before my due date and I was having pain they said I was having contractions from a UTI so they stopped them gave me meds there then a priscription.
I didn't have another one until 3 years ago (so at the time i was 29) I got another one right before I got pregnant that I had treated (that one was the worst one yet it hurt to pee i was spotting oh it was bad) it went away
Then back in march (I am 31 I was 30 at the time) I had another one that I went to the walk in clinic at walgreens (normally I go to my dr but it was a weekend) they gave me meds which it went away but I think i got it from my period cause that is when it started. But then a few weeks later I got it back again, but I think that was because dh and i had sex anally then he went to put it in my private again (i told him to wipe it off first, but obviously didn't matter) next day I had another uti (was the first and only time we did it that way) went to the walgreens again since it was again a weekend they again gave me meds, but this time it started going away, but before the meds was done it came back so i finished the meds anyway waited a couple days when it didn't go away again i went to the walk in clinic (weekend) they gave me more meds it went away this time
a few weeks later was when i started my period and i got it again got meds went away from my dr. But now i was on my period last week and got the feeling of a uti again so this time I just tried the cranberry pills the first sign of it it so far has been fine but I am thinking i am mostly getting them from my period but why? How can I avoid getting them on my period? Can I take the cranberry pills only when I am on my period to avoid getting them? I take showers since having them in the past, I wipe front to back, I don't use sented pads, I don't use tampons, I change them every time I go to the bathroom, I don't have sex on my period, I take 2 showers (morning and night) when I am on my period so I don't know why i keep getting them on my period?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:20 AM on Aug. 20, 2013 in Health
The meds might not have been strong enough. I've only had two UTI's - and when I went back for the second (which was really close to the first) I was told that maybe the meds I had taken in the first place hadn't been strong enough to completely knock it out of my system. Cranberry can help, but the meds are the most important, IMO. Yogurt is good to eat, too - there are probiotics that help.
Here's a list with more foods that can help. Make sure your'e drinking enough water, and don't NOT go to the dr. because that can make it worse. You might be masking the infection with the cranberry when you really need the antibiotics from the doctor.
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