(Closed) for the bees that have reoccurring UTIs

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Your PH down there might need a full scale re-boot. Have you seen a doctor about this? I have had recurring UTI’s in the past and here are some precautions I take now (not a UTI in almost 10 years)

-Drink less caffiene

-Make sure your SO/partner takes hygenic precautions (wash hands etc..) before sex

-DON’T use soaps/creams down there!!! Your body is designed to clean itself and these products are only irritants to your natural process.

Trust me. See a doc to make sure its just a UTI and not another issue, get some medication to clear up the problem (avoid sex and other irritants while healing) then take precautions afterwards.

Good luck girl, I know how awful UTIs are and you will feel better soon!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

In addition to what MissWitty said, I do lots and lots of Vitamin C.  I take about 3,000 mg per day as recommended by my DR.  It has worked wonders for me!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

OMG! I am up at 5 am this morning with what I think is the start of one! I’m so annoyed and well, pissed. 🙁 

From Aug 2011 to May 2012 I had about 6 UTI. 2 in one month! I haven’t had one since until today. 

Cystex pills and juice (drugstore) helped in both prevention & pain. Of course lots of water/clear fluids. Drink the juice ev morning. 

 

 

We just changed laundry soap…trying to find one we both love. Thinking that could be it as I washed undies, so consider that. Maybe do no fragrance for that stuff. 

 

 

Washing down there… This helped considerably for me. When I started that, they stopped. Not that I was dirty before… But I used a washcloth or my hands with feminine wash. I know a lot of people say we clean ourselves but to me, that’s like saying your hair washed itself. I think our parts are meant to rid themselves of something inside  but it has to be rinsed or washed away at least outsde. Google it. A lot of other women report same results. I wouldn’t go nuts with it and be gentle, but to me, there is no reason not to clean the outside (Only)… Inside does itself! 

 

 

Pantyliners… They trap moisture but be mindful to change them if you use them. That moisture can mess up your PH. 

 

The last one I got, dr told me I needed to see a specialist. I never went because I got another. But they were telling me there are certain disorders that make it hard to empty bladder. Which brings me to…. Empty all the way. I noticed (for whatever reason) I wasn’t emptying as much as I thought. Like I was subconsciously finishing early or stopping too soon. Once I made the conscious choice to monitor myself I noticed it. Sure enough 1-2 min later if I sat there, a bit more came out & I FELT the difference. After starting this, I began to see I started finishing fully. It was like I had to retrain my 35 year old self to pee properly again. Lol 😉 I just think I was rushing myself, so that doesn’t help. 

 

As I type I realize I stopped fem wash because I stopped getting them. But it looks like I need to do it again. 🙁

 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@missmovies:  Vitamin C has helped? I will try that myself. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh make sure you go see a doctor about this! I get them a lot as a diabetic when my blood sugars decide to take a ride on a roller coaster. I have know some women who have been diagnosed as such. My mom also gets then frequently but instead has a standing prescription for antibiotics. Hope this helps! I hate those things with a passion!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lichtetheway:  it really has.  My dr suggested it bc I was getting them so frequently, and, along with the other practices the PPs have suggested, I’m pretty much UTI-free these days.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Shower prior to relations… If possible both of you. Im really sorry you are going through this Frown.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used to get UTI’s all the time (like every 6 weeks or so!) until someone told me to try cranberry capsules. I started taking them twice a day (morning and bedtime) and my UTI’s totally disappeared. I just take one in the morning now and I’m still good.

I thought it sounded really hokey when she told me to try it, but I recommend it so highly.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Go to the bathroom right after sex!  

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I didn’t read any of the PP comments, so this might be a repeat, but take cranberry pills EVERY day.  I take a full strength cranberry pill at night (when I take my other vitamins) and I haven’t had a UTI in years.   I also pee after sex and wipe front to back.  The cranberry seems to do the best at preventing them, though. 

This is coming from someone who used to get UTI’s ALLLL the time.  It was horrible. I don’t wish UTI’s on anyone. 

Hope this helps!!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I used to get them at least once a month if not more, despite following all the usual advice about hygiene etc. I credit two things with getting rid of them:

1. Unsweetened cranberry juice. I drink at least 8 oz (diluted with water to 32 oz) a day.  This eliminated almost all of them. The sweetened juice has way too much sugar in it. I haven’t tried the capsules, but they might work just as well.

2. Exercise. When I started exercising daily I stopped getting them at all.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I second the cranberry pills – they’re awesome.  And stay hydrated.

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