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Has anyone got experience with recurrent UTI's? Be interesting to know your experiences with them!
I've had about 5 in the past 4/5 months - so pretty much one a month!
For two of those times I went to the Drs and took antibiotics ( im currently taking now) This time they have given me Trimethoprim but gosh is it making me feel sick and hungover! Horrible! As well as having to pee A LOT.
I was off sick from work yesterday but came in today but feeling ill. (I don't know about anyone else but I hate taking sick days and always feel guilty!)
I have Drs appointment in about 2 weeks time after seeing a nurse (its very hard to get to see the Dr these days.) And hopefully can tackle it then.
I have had recurrent UTIs my entire life, ever since I was a small child. Have had numerous tests, scans, etc etc etc. No lasting damage to my kidneys and no cause that they can find. Drives me completely mad.
Generally I make them go away by drinking an absolute shedload of water. Seriously - you need to be drinking continuously.
There isn't really much scientific evidence to suggest that cranberry juice does anything unfortunately; the best thing you can do is drink water. Way more than you think you need. I constantly have a bottle of water with me.
Generally speaking I don't take antibiotics unless the infection is really dreadful or I can't make it go away by drinking water.
Im so sorry you are going through this. Ive been there and it is truly horrible.
Could you be sensitive to the trimethroprim? I know I am. At least my doctor believes I am because I suffered dreadful stomach cramps, nausea and even some itchiness while I was on it. The infection was still present. When my medicine was changed, I felt better.
Im not a doctor, but it might be worthwhile enquiring with yours about a medicine change.
In the mean time, keep drinking water and I hope you feel better soon.
Had them since I was a baby, no known cause! I try to drink a minimum of 2L water a day. Definitely helps.
I used to take antibiotics after dtd to stop me getting one (as directed by my GP). That helps too. I've been under urogynae, had all the tests and other than scarring on my kidneys, its something that just happens to me. I really feel for you because they are unpleasant.
Can't say I've noticed a difference taking cranberry juice/supplements.
I have nitrofurantonin too. In theory one every night but I just take it when we dtd (sometimes every night sometimes not). I was getting them every 3-4 weeks and I'd have had a lot of time off work if I'd been working. I felt constantly wrecked and run down.
I wasn't sure about daily antibiotics bit it's better than 4 a day regularly.
I've been referred to (unhelpful) consultant and had a cytoscopy which showed nothing to be worried about. Also women's physio which apparently showed an OK pelvic floor even though I leak (apparently that's OK!?)