Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Charmed

Palatine, IL

#1 Nov 7, 2006
Over the past 6 months I have had 4 UTI's. 3 of the most recent occurred over the past 3 months. Most of the time I am prescribed a 3 day run of Cipro or Cipro XR. This past time I went to a different doctor and was prescribed Omnicef 300mg for 10 days. All antibiotics give me yeast infections and the over the counter yeast infection medication is ineffective at treating the infection. As you can guess, I am sick of being sick in that area! Between those two things and my menstrual cycle, there is always something! I have done everything that has been suggested to me to prevent reoccurrance to no avail. Does anyone have any other suggestions for something I can do or something else I can ask my doctor to prescribe? I would greatly appreciate any help!
biddy

Rhodes, Australia

#2 Feb 16, 2007
go to www.sweetcures.com and have a read this de-mannose prodiuct seems to be the go it kills the bacteria in just a short time you have full relief and it prevents further reoccurence of the infection, hense no more antibiotics, its also very scary what these antibiotics do to our bodies. hope this helps.
biddy

Rhodes, Australia

#3 Feb 16, 2007
go to www.sweetcures.com and have a read this de-mannose prodiuct seems to be the go it kills the uti bacteria in just a short time you have full relief and it prevents further reoccurence of the infection, hense no more antibiotics, its also very scary what these antibiotics do to our bodies. hope this helps.

Since: Dec 06

Schoharie, NY

#4 Apr 4, 2007
Some UTI's can also be caused by the bladder refluxing (aka backwashing) into your kidneys. The condition is known as Reflux Nephropathy, and some cases it can be serious enough to cause Kidney failure. Ask your Doctor about doing a Voiding Cystourethrogram, a test that uses contrast (dye) to take X-rays of the urinary tract. Also tell your doctor immediately if you experience any smptoms of possible UTI's, since the scan can better tell the cause of any UTI's.
Sassy

Toronto, Canada

#5 Apr 27, 2007
Charmed wrote:
Over the past 6 months I have had 4 UTI's. 3 of the most recent occurred over the past 3 months. Most of the time I am prescribed a 3 day run of Cipro or Cipro XR. This past time I went to a different doctor and was prescribed Omnicef 300mg for 10 days. All antibiotics give me yeast infections and the over the counter yeast infection medication is ineffective at treating the infection. As you can guess, I am sick of being sick in that area! Between those two things and my menstrual cycle, there is always something! I have done everything that has been suggested to me to prevent reoccurrance to no avail. Does anyone have any other suggestions for something I can do or something else I can ask my doctor to prescribe? I would greatly appreciate any help!
You sound exactly like me I have been getting multiple infections for years since I was 17 and I am now 31. Your doctor should definitly recommend you to a specialist. Another huge issue is they put you on antibiotics everytime which is really not good for you at all, you will become immmune and it will stop working which could explain the fact you keep getting them over and over.( I am surprised your doctor has not been concerned about this, especially your multiple trips to the clinic) Because you get them soooo frequently they should look at low dose preventitive medicine to avoid using the stronger ones so frequently. Another thing is you can take cranberry pills daily this is good after you have been cleared of one. Hope you get some relief
DD-from CT

Prospect, CT

#6 Jun 8, 2007
Having experienced the same problems in the past, I went for another opinion. 1st, unless you're getting urine cultures done each time you you have the infection. It may not be a UTI, it may be interstical cystitis. Antibiotics, kill the good bacteria in the vagina messing with the natural flora in the vagina, hence causing a yeast infection. I have found drinking a lot of water and taking Natures Bounty triple strength natural cranberry softgels, help with UTI's. take 2 everyday, and 3 when you have sex. Also, my Dr. says using prescription yeast medications, interferes with the natural lining of the vagina. Instead, although it sounds gross, at bedtime right before your period and right after, get organic plain yogurt with live cultures, Stoney hill farms. Mix with a tad of water, put a towel down on your bed and let it run out as you sleep. Avoid breads with yeast, and sugar and that should help. You can use the yogurt until you feel better, usually 3-4 days. Double check with you Dr. to see if you have intersticial cystitis.
I am not a Dr., but have suffered with the same problems for years, and I no longer do, if I do what I said above.
My Recurrent UTI Solution

Spokane, WA

#7 Aug 3, 2011
I had recurrent UTIs for a little over a year (6 officially diagnosed, multiple others started and kicked by prescribed long term dosages of macrodantin). I went through tons of research, doctors, specialists and I realized that the problem was that the doctors are only treating the symptoms. I figured that with recurrent UTIs something in your body is off, whether it is a particularily harmful strain of bacteria in your intestines or a lack of the proper protiens/enzymes/whatever to combat the infection. So I started taking multi-vitamins and one of my doctors told me to try yogurt (cranberries and D-Mannose did not help me at all) which I didn't expect to help, except one day I stumbled onto enLiven yogurt with probiotics (they sell it at Walmart and online). I don't know if it will kick an infection if you already have one, but I started eating that after an infection and I haven't had another infection since (5 months). I think it just changed or restored the probiotics that I was lacking, so now I'm back to normal. It's something else to try, hopefully it helps you ladies out.
Maricar

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Feb 22, 2013
You may want to consult a urologist for specialized treatment. I also came across some postings online about home remedies and possible alternative options that may help relieve symptoms of UTI, although I would suggest that you consult a specialist who may be able to help you prevent the infection from recurring. Try checking bladdermeshlawsuit.us/symptoms -of-failure/ too. You may find more info there.

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