(Closed) Think I have a UTI. What the hell do I do?!

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Worker bee

I think its very possible to be frightened of peeing ( considering what your going through! ), just like some women after birth are scared of pooing!

I’m glad your mum can help you sort things out!

Feel better soon!

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

so sorry you have to go through this.. dont panic, hope u get well soon.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@OrchidsandCandles:  The blood in my urine was very slight, pinkish and seperate from the actual urine.  It’s a quick diagnosis at the ER and they’ll give you the med that helps with the pain.  I really hope you’ll go! 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had chronic UTIs for years. AZO until you can get some antibiotics. They have to have something comparable at your local drug store, just look for the active ingredient Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride. It will make your pee orange and it will stain your underwear, so wear some period panties. The relief is so worth the orange undies, though! Feel better, I know your pain and it is awful ๐Ÿ™

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@Nurse_Bee:  Oh, yes.  Now I remember the orange stain.  Lovely… ๐Ÿ™  but worth the relief.

Are you able to get the AZO (Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride) that Nurse Bee mentioned?  Getting help fast was the best thing for me; the longer I waited the worse I felt.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@OrchidsandCandles:  I wish I’d had pain killers!  Not fun stuff, but once you treat it, it’s over quick.  I’m worried for you that if you just take pain killers and don’t treat the infection, it will just continue.  I do hope you get well soon!

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I used to get these all the time~ I found taking a shower helped for some reason…. and I kind of peed a little the the shower just to relieve the feeling, and there was blood.

AZO is your best friend right now! It kind of numbs you down there so that you can’t feel the weird pain and feeling like you constantly have to pee. 

If you get cranberry juice make sure its straight up and not sugared up because that can cause more harm than good.

Drink lots of plain water too!

I would get antibiotics ASAP though! 

I feel so bad cause I know how much this sucks! It can last for a while too! Make sure you pee a little before sex AND after sex. 

I found that once I started doing that I wouldn’t get them anymore! 

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I sat in a bath with hot water to pee…

ETA  okay, that sounds gross.  I would only run a bit of hot water, enough to sit in, pee and get out.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@OrchidsandCandles:  The peeing after sex is crucial, I’d pick that habit up ASAP. For right now, though, drink lots of water. Sounds counterintuitive (bc who wants too pee when it stings?) but it will relieve some pain and pressure bc you’ll actually have urine to release, and it won’t be as concentrated. A warm shower can also help relax you. Don’t drink the cran unless it’s actually straight cran, sugary cocktail mixes will just make you feel worse.

My first UTI was like yours, a little discomfort and then *bam* lots of blood. Then-FI had to take me to the ER bc we didn’t know what was going on. After you treat this one, though, you’ll know how to prevent them and feel them coming on. Feel better soon!

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@jjmomma:  i do this too. I’d sit in the hot bath for a while though to pee as it came intermittently if it was a “have to pee every 3 minutes” type of UTI. If I remember right, this is called a Sitz bath.

Glad to hear you’re getting antibiotics, OP! I once tried to self-treat a UTI with azo and water and cranberry juice. I tried for a week or so without antibiotics but the pain got so bad I wound up in the ER: my untreated UTI turned into a KIDNEY INFECTION! If I ever have another UTI that lasts more than a day, I go to the doctor. I don’t mess around anymore lol.

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