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Help with Chronic Bladder Infections

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  • Posted By: latejuly
  • December 31, 2008
  • 03:30 AM

Chronic bladder infections for 1.5 years, getting fever chills, bloody urine, painful cramps - keep treating it with antibiotics but it keeps coming back.

How can I make it stop? is it a symptom of something else? I am on a wait list for a specialist. any advice would be appreciated!!

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  • Hi there, I used to get chronic bladder infections too. They ended up soing a procedure where they basically scraped my bladder. They found that I had a small lining of bacteria that just flared up whenever it wanted too.I was put on macrodantin or macrobid for about a month. That was about 15 years ago. I hardly ever get them anymore, but just to be on the safe side (call it paranoia) I always bring have with me a 7 day supply of Macrobid on my shelf. Once a year I get it replaced.Barmaid
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 6, 2009
    • 07:27 AM
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  • I had these constantly too & my nurse practitioner recommended the use of probiotics as well as cutting refined sugar out of my diet as much as possible. I also make sure I drink fluids as soon as I feel thirsty, and sip water through the day. This has helped me.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • January 7, 2009
    • 05:13 PM
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  • Hello:I had the same problem with constant bladder infections years ago. My doctor prescribed a mild diuretic since he said it was a result of retaining fluid. Also, he recommended always urinating after intercourse. I have been pain free for 25+ years. Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2009
    • 02:00 AM
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