I must say its been great reading these posts knowing that there are other people out there like me.
I am been suffering UTIs all of my life. I can remember as a child being scared to go to the bathroom because it hurt to pee, so I just wouldn't go. Throughout my teens and when I became sexually active I just would get them all the time. One year I missed almost 3 months of school because I was home in the bath, the only place I really felt comfortable.
The last few years of my life I have been realitively good - only getting one or two a year, and peeing like a normal person, however the last month I have had one that will just go away. Anti-biotics, diet changes, herbal pills, are having no effect and I have a constant dull ache in my lower stomach.
I am just absolutely devestated that I am back here again. UTIs just took over my life before, I don't want to become that person again. I'm undergoing a series of tests this week, and working with my gyno to come up with a plan of attach to try and diagnose whatever I have, I'm trying to remain optimistic, its just very difficult.