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UTI's

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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I have been to the dr. several times and taken a lot of medicine.  I've been drinking cranberry juice and LOTS of water, but I can't seen to shake this.  Does anyone have anything that worked for them?  I don't want to keep taking meds.  Thanks!

PammyK
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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CoeyG
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:14 PM

I would ask your doctor for a 2nd opinion, it may not be a just a UTI, if it keeps bothering you.  and won't go away with meds. 

darmomusaf
by Gold Member on Apr. 24, 2011 at 7:27 AM

When I had UTI's occurring often, I had to have a bladder scan to make sure that my bladder had not dropped and was causing issues. The doctor thought that I had pockets in my bladder.  Although that wasn't my problem (not enough fluids was and is still mine) it may be something to think about.

PammyK
by on Apr. 24, 2011 at 8:21 AM

I have had a bladder scan.  I have had cat scans for stones.  It goes away for a short period of time and then its back. 

txmom-o-3
by on Apr. 24, 2011 at 8:42 AM

When I was having frequent UTI's, my Dr. and I were talking about my hectic days at one of my visits, and she asked me if I hold my urine, or if I get up and go to the bathroom when I first feel the urge to go.  I was the worlds worst about getting up to go, but then I'd get stopped and sidetracked and may well end up waiting a good hour or longer and be to the point I was about to have an incontinent episode before I'd go.  She told me that wasn't good, and could be the reason I was having so many UTI's.  When I started making a conscious effort to go when I first felt the need, I had a big decrease in the frequency of my UTI's.  

Esmrlda
by Esme on Apr. 24, 2011 at 11:46 AM

 Maybe go see a urologist if its persistent.  Something is not right...

CoeyG
by on Apr. 24, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I talked to my oldest sister about this because she has spent her life getting UTIS....Not that she wanted them.  She started as a kid and gets them at least once or twice a year (she is now 69)she has been to doctors literally around the world even to Denmark in her 30s to see some famous specialist in the field...no one could figure out what the problem was.  She even remarked to me that she has had them so often that if she didn't get one she would think that was the sign of death for her.  She is afraid to not have one now.

kermsgirlie
by on Apr. 24, 2011 at 2:08 PM

These are miserable and can knock you on your ass.Look into "CLINGY" drinks.The cranberry is great,blueberry is better also pomegranite.The urologist gave me these little green pills which made me pee blue but it cleaned my bladder and it numbed to which was great.Been too many yrs to remember but ask your urologist.The one that makes you pee blue.Im sorry you are going through this.Also look on google about homeopathic ways to get rid of.One involves baking soda.I am lucky enough to have not had one in a long time or this would be fresh in my memory.Dont stop drinking all day long.Water is great too.your bladder needs cleaned. get the pills .update us please....Im worried about you.I think these infections are the worst.

kermsgirlie
by on Apr. 24, 2011 at 2:15 PM

UTIs that last longer than two days require medical intervention. Untreated UTIs can infect the kidneys and turn into a much more serious problem. To help prevent a UTI from developing or nip one in the bud, try adding 1 teaspoon baking soda to a glass of water as it may help ease your infection. The soda neutralizes the acidity in your urine, speeding along your recovery.

BAKING SODA

kermsgirlie
by on Apr. 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Blueberries and cranberries are from the same plant family and seem to have the same bacteria-inhibiting properties. In one study, blueberry juice was found to prevent UTIs. Since you're not likely to find a gallon of blueberry juice at your local store, try sprinkling a handful of these flavorful, good-for-you berries over your morning cereal.

BLUEBERRIES

kermsgirlie
by on Apr. 24, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Many studies have found that drinking cranberry juice may help you avoid urinary tract infections. It appears that cranberry juice prevents infection-causing bacteria from bedding down in your bladder, and it also has a very mild antibiotic affect. Drinking as little as 4 ounces of cranberry juice a day can help keep your bladder infection-free. But if you tend to get UTIs or are dealing with one right now, try to drink at least 2 to 4 glasses of cranberry juice a day. If pure cranberry juice is just too bitter for your taste buds, you can substitute cranberry juice cocktail . It seems to have the same effect as the pure stuff. Take note: If you have a UTI, cranberry juice is not a replacement for doctor-prescribed antibiotics in treating your infection.

CRANBERRY

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