- 3 years ago
Early last year my urologist diagnosed me with Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Symptom after several different tests, cultures, CT scans, and ultrasounding my kidneys. Back in 2012 I pretty much had a UTI for nearly 3 months straight. I would get one, take antibiotics, and it would still be there or come back. So naturally I am fully aware of all the signs and symptoms of a UTI. I went to a urologist because I was experiencing a lot of small stabbing pains in my urethra or an odd burning or cramping in my pelvic and bladder area, but would not have the frequent urge to pee or burning while peeing and all the tests (home and at the dr) would come back clear.
I have cut all caffeine from my diet. No longer drink anything with sugars. I don’t eat spicy food and rarely drink beers for fear of irritating my bladder. I take cranberry pills, Vit C, Vit D, Multi-Vit, and Probiotic every day to help prevent UTIs (and it’s helped. Only have had 3 since 2012). Unfortunately I am so paranoid of getting another UTI that when I have a flare up, I’m just one giant stress ball. I’m in some form of pain or another, but unless it is the 100% frequent/burning urination and feeling like my bladder is seizing up of a UTI, I try not to jump to conclusions. My urologist has given me different meds to help with pain (which is sometimes aggrevated after sex, thus further paranoia) but sometimes it just gets to me.
Any other bees have similar situations or have experience with IC/Painful Bladder Symptom?