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Uti

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Friendlystories Fri 22-Apr-16 21:26:32

Have had minor UTI's in the past (several years ago) but this one seems worse, all the usual symptoms, burning when I pee, feel like I need to go but only produce a dribble but also lower belly ache and quite a lot of blood in my urine. I have a couple of courses of amoxicillin 250mg in the cupboard (prescribed for DH's infected tooth but never used) and online research is recommending 500mg 3 times a day, would you just use them at the recommended dosage or do I need to bother OOH? I know I'm not allergic, very rarely take AB's so shouldn't be immune and it just seems silly to take up their time when they'll probably only give me what I already have in the house anyway. If there's no improvement by Monday I will obviously see my GP but don't want to bother OOH unless it's absolutely necessary.

ProYaffle Sat 23-Apr-16 15:08:09

Hi Fern25, sorry to hear you're suffering again - been there many times and know exactly how you feel. I wouldn't want to make any comment upon using those a/bs however, can I suggest that you get yourself some D Mannose? You can get it in capsules or in powder form (to dissolve in liquid). Have a look at Sweet Cures website. It seems quite expensive, but it lasts for ages and I can tell you for experience, it really works. I use it as a prevention and since using it for the first time about 3 years ago, I've not had a UTI or any signs of one. I can only guess that it would be as good as a treatment. It is a totally natural product. I was a little cynical about it, but I had got to the stage where I would have tried anything, having suffered UTIs on an almost weekly basis for some time. Please give it a go, I don't think you'll be disappointed!

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