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Jasper
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I have had a recurring urine infection for a few months now. Have been to the doctor a few times and tried different antibiotics but nothing seems to shift it totally.

It's uncomfortable and I was wondering if anyone had any advise on how to get rid of it for good?

Thanks

J

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ramadani
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RE: Recurring Urine Infection

not sure how to rid of it - but i heard cranberry juice was really good for that sorta thing...

hth

Ada

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energy
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RE: Recurring Urine Infection

Oh Jasper
I know exactly how annoying that is. I hate them. I'm going through a big one at the moment and need to take intravenous antibiotics which I'm less than happy about obviously but I've had it now for 3 months non stop and nothing seems to be shifting it. There is something really good however that my friend swears by, it works when you manage to catch it at the very beginning, it's called D Mannose and all the info you might need is on
Please please let me know how you get on with it if you decided to try it.

Love

Aleks

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angelroses
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hi jasper
ive had the infection for 2 weeks,had antibiotics last week.they didnt work.so its very painful still..i was told to take a teaspoon of bicarbinate of soda in a glass of water.as it weakens the acid in your wee which causes the burning.
and ive been drinking cranberry juice which i add flavoured water to..it has helped a lot..
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lg150021
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Cranberry juice is probably the best, because it helps prevent bacteria from anchoring to bladder walls.

The key is to drink real cranberry juice, not those cranberry juice cocktails. Those drinks are too sweet. It has to be really tart to work. If you can’t find cranberry juice, look for cranberry juice concentrate that you can mix with water.

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Hi Jasper

A year or so back I was plagued with what I assumed was cystitus.

I did 2 things and I am not sure which of these seemed to do the trick.

When I showered I used to be rather quick on rinsing myself down below so I made a conservative effort to make sure I gave myself a thorough rinse.

The other thing I did was keep a food diary and it seemed to co-incide with eating celery. I eat a lot of salad and I would often buy celery. This is quite strange because I have read this can actually help with urine infections but with me it was quite to opposite.

Anyway touch wood and all that, by not eating anymore it went away.

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thesea
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I dont have much to add really, just, keep trying to kick them, UTI s can lead to inflamed kidney tissue and some times irreversible damage to them. Keep in touch with your doctor and drink loads of water.

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I went through a stage of geeting infections every three months. I've never been one for taking pills so always tried to treat it by drinking plenty of water and cranberry juice. It had some effect, but very little. Then I had a really bad infection that spread to my kidneys. I felt awful and was vomiting. I gave in and went to my GP who told me to eat or drink nothing but water for 24 hours and gave me anti'biotics, which I took grudgingly. But it did the trick. I started to feel better within hours of taking the first tablet.

Unfortunately, three months later I had another infection. My GP put me on a small dose of anti-biotic which I took daily for about a year. Touch wood, I've not had a recurrance since.

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Try a high dose of Vitamin c (1000 mg) one per day,(stay on this this helps). Golden seal root is a natural anti bacterial and anti fungal, try this for eight weeks on and two weeks off.

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My daughter suffers with the constant uti's unfortunately it has caused damage to her kidneys. I am at the end of all hope for her but would advise to drink plenty and the cranberry is scientifically proven. I would eliminate sugars!

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Hi there

You could try Colloidal Silver. It's a natural antibiotic that was used before invention of the antibiotics available from the GP. The great thing about it is that it sweeps infection and viruses out of the system, but unlike conventional antibiotics doesn't sweep good bacteria along with it.

It's available online. It's very safe and is generally a very good thing to take re building immunity generally.

Hope that helps.

Sarah

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Have a look at your life and see what is pi**ing you off at the moment - has someone upset you or are you unhappy with something or someone?

Have a little think, deal with it and your problem will go!

Good luck - they are awful and soooo painful!

Hope you are feeling better soon xxx

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Lynora
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I hope the original poster's condition has cleared up by now...... it was first posted 3 years ago!!! 🙁

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Sharron Day
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I have just got over a painful bout of Urinary infection, I was worried about it, but went to the pharmacy and took high strength Cranberry Capsules called 'Cranberry Forte'. I would start the day with a large glass of water and about 3 in one go, then have a big glass of water around 3pm with 1 capsule. I would also drink a tea of Couchgrass herb throughout the day but more so in the evening. Ive got over it now, but its important to take it seriously. If you get severe kidney pain and blood in the urine GO TO THE DOCTOR!!! Reduce your sugar consumption as that helps the bacteria breed. If you treat it early enough you can definitley deal with it yourself.
Best of luck,
Sharron

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elison
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help - kidney stone makes me have uti?

please someone help me with some advice !!!
i have a urine infection and no antibiotic helps, i have pain in my bladder and my right side on the back. could it be caused by a kidney stone? i don't have a medical insurance and i am a little short on money so i can no longer go to the doctor for the next few weeks. i spent all money on pills and 3 visits to dr that did not help me.
they only said i have uti and gave me antibiotics that ruined my intestinal good bacterias and my stomach aches.

i am starting to feel desperate, what can i do?
cranberry juice doesn't seem to help much....

thank you all and wish to get well soon to those who need

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Hi elison and welcome to Healthypages,

I assume you're not in the UK, if you need to have medical insurance or pay to see a doctor.

Pain in your sides at the back could be a kidney stone, but it's not possible to know for sure without you having tests done (a urine test may show up blood which is an indication of a kidney stone on the move as it often can let some blood out as it detached from the kidney and then as it scratches the tubes going down into your bladder (and if it gets stuck in those tubes then it can become very painful indeed - I speak from personal experience). It may be that you need an x-ray or other scans to show it up though depending on how big it is, if indeed you have a stone.

I guess a stone could cause an infection in some cases, though it's just as possible that an infection could show up as various pains.

The best people to speak to are the doctors to get a diagnosis, and there's little point in trying to treat something if you don't know for sure what it is.

All Love and Reiki Hugs

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Hi, thanks for your answer!
I am also a Reiki practitioner 🙂 very happy to meet you. I am from Romania.

I solved the money issue and will go to the doctor on Monday - I found a clinic specialised on kidney stone lithotripsy - it costs 150 euros and is noninvasive... So if they find a stone, will break it with shock waves... Hope to get rid of the problems... By the way, in UK lithotripsy is payed by the national healthcare system? Because I heard it costs a lot, like 1500 pounds...
Talk to you soon, waiting for your answer.

Reiki hugs back to you

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Hi Elison,

Glad you found the money so you can get a proper diagnosis.

Yes, in the UK, most medical investigations and treatments can be done "on the NHS" (as we phrase it), so they appear to be free, but of course as tax payers we end up paying for that service through our taxes. It just means that those people without jobs or money can also get treatment and are being payed for by those with jobs.

Let us know how you get on.

All Love and Reiki Hugs

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Hi
Thank you for your answer. So the treatment is free in UK, ok, but how much time do you wait for a lithotripsy? I heard there are long waiting lists and if you want to get it dun fast you pay...

Kisses and hugs
PS: Yes, keep you posted, this week I am going to the doctor

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Yes, there can be waiting times for things, which can be months depending on the condition and how urgent it is. How long you would have to wait for a specific treatement I don't know, and it can vary from one part of the country to another depending on the local hospital's facilities and population etc.. And yes, if you want it done quickly then you pay to get it done privately.

All Love and Reiki Hugs

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StormJewel
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My mum suffers from this and it sucks because most doctors don't take her seriously. I would second the d-mannose - this does not get rid of all types of infections, but most of them, so hopefully should help, it helps her.

Good luck and hugs!

StormJewel

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Tashanie
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not sure how to rid of it - but i heard cranberry juice was really good for that sorta thing...

hth

Ada

Are you actually getting infections or do you have the symptoms of cystitis (the pain and frequency) and assume you have an infectrion? there is a thing called interstitial cystitis which has similar symptoms and is triggered by certain foods. So if you are getting very frequent attacks - it is worth checking if it is an infection.

If it isn't then cranberry juice is NOT the thing to drink because it is a known trigger of the interstitial type

I have IC -and cutting out caffeine made a huge difference. Google interstitial cystitis and look at the symptoms and the known trigger foods. You may be surprised. IF you feel tight clothing makes the symptoms worse then IC is more likely than infective.

Whatever form of cystitis you have drinking a lot if always a good idea - but I would stick to water .

Good luck

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Hi Tashanie

My mum also has IC and has heard the same as you about cranberry juice. I didn't know that about caffeine being a trigger so I will ask her if she knows about that.

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I am concerned when many people think they have an "infection" but no samples have been taken for c & s. Often there is no infection but as Tashanie said it is often interstitial cystitis.

There is a lot of research for using probiotics for IC as some strains of beneficial bacteria have the ability to reduce inflammation of which IC has connection with.

I used these for a client with IC who has been in remission for long enough to be signed off by her urologist. She told her urologist about me and the urologist said she had heard of me!

Don't know if that is fame or infamy. :rolleyes:

I hope the urologist starts to suggest these treatments more. Hopefully the medics will catch up soon.

The other thing is to look at the IC diet, however this isn't an exact science and it is trial and error.

Patchouli

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IC food list

[url]Interstitial Cystitis Diet, Recipes, Cookbook - Some foods can badly irritate the bladder, such as coffees, green teas, teas, sodas, diet sodas and more[/url]

This is not exhaustive nor conclusive.

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CarolineN
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I have just been told about a fantastic[url] book on cystitis [/url]by Dr Larian Gillespie. My friend says she followed the protocol and is MUCH better. I'm getting a copy for my library.

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StormJewel
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I am concerned when many people think they have an "infection" but no samples have been taken for c & s. Often there is no infection but as Tashanie said it is often interstitial cystitis.

There is a lot of research for using probiotics for IC as some strains of beneficial bacteria have the ability to reduce inflammation of which IC has connection with.

I used these for a client with IC who has been in remission for long enough to be signed off by her urologist. She told her urologist about me and the urologist said she had heard of me!

Don't know if that is fame or infamy. :rolleyes:

I hope the urologist starts to suggest these treatments more. Hopefully the medics will catch up soon.

The other thing is to look at the IC diet, however this isn't an exact science and it is trial and error.

Patchouli

However, be aware that many long time chronic sufferers of cystitis often do not show bacteria in their urine, despite the fact that they clearly have an infection. This is not just interstitial cystitis but can be where the bacteria has gotten 'clever' and hides and burrows deep in the cell walls.

Many doctors fail to acknowledge this but much research by certain urologists and experience of chronic sufferers (like my mum and her cousin) testify to this.

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StormJewel
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I have just been told about a fantastic[url] book on cystitis [/url]by Dr Larian Gillespie. My friend says she followed the protocol and is MUCH better. I'm getting a copy for my library.

I'll have to recommend this to my mum, thanks for sharing!

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julyseven
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There is no particularly good treatment

1 Drink plenty of water
2 Potassium permanganate solution bath......sorry, I forgot proportion
3 take antibiotic
However, antibiotics are bad for our health,
you can try traditional Chinese medicine,My friend said Chinese medicine is good.

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madhu90
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I have had a recurring urine infection for a few months now. Have been to the doctor a few times and tried different antibiotics but nothing seems to shift it totally.

It's uncomfortable and I was wondering if anyone had any advise on how to get rid of it for good?

Thanks

J

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