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Constant UTIs (2)

Posted In: Urinary conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 22, 2006
  • 07:32 PM

Hi everyone,

I read the Constant UTI's post and liked the reccomendations, and wanted to write one of my own....

As I'm sure everyone who has suffered with recurrent UTI's is aware, doctors in this area are useless! I have a consultant even and he isn't much help! Anyway, I suffer with UTI's very frequently, and have done since I was a child. This is because I have a kidney that doesn't function well so am more susceptible.

Anyway, I have not yet found a way to kick the UTI's completely, and am looking for advice from anyone who has. I do all the usual and recommended things of course! (Peeing after sex, drinking plenty, going to the loo frequently, good toilet technique, cranberry juice etc).

Worryingly, I think I may be gaining a resistance to trimethoprim which is my best anti-biotic, and this is why I want to find a total prevention measure.

Beyond the usual things I've also tried giving up alcohol and caffeine.

I find I get UTI's when: I have sex, I don't drink enough water, there's no loo roll to use in the toilet, I have to have STD etc tests at the doctors, when I'm very stressed. I do find my UTI's get less frequent the longer I've been in a relationship with someone, because I guess your body settles down.

Let me know if you have any ideas beyond what I've already tried!!

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