Post # 1
I get UTI’s all the time. The last one that I got I was rushed to the doctor because it moved into my kidney and raised my temperature to 106.7. So needless to say, I don’t want that to happen again. I have been drinking water and peeing like a mad woman, but it isn’t working. It will go away during the day, but when i wake up in the morning, its back.
Does anyone have suggestions on how I can get rid of this on my own? I will try anything.
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Post # 4
Have you taken anything like AZO?
Post # 6
I think once you have one, especially with a fever, you need antibiotics asap. There might be some tips to prevent it. I’ve never had one though so no advice on that!
Post # 7
Go to a doctor. Especially since it moved to your kidney before, it’s foolish to not go to a doctor. Seriously. It could kill you, don’t be dumb.
As a PREVENTATIVE measure, I take those cranberry pills you can buy from the drugstore (they’re in the vitamin section). It won’t cure you, though.
You don’t want a worse infection on your hands.
Post # 5
I feel for you, I’ve been dealing with this for 3 years. My doctor finally found my solution (taking a pill every time we have sex) thank goodness.
You probably won’t like my advice and I’m sorry, but the best thing you can do is go to the doctor. If you don’t treat it, it will go into your kidneys.
However – do you live in the United States? Go to your local pharmacy/walmart and buy something called AZO Urinary Pain Relief. Take it as soon as you feel one start.
Post # 8
I’ve always drank lots of Cranberry juice and took Azo tablets for pain. It always helped me.
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- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
OP, why can’t you take the antibiotics?
Post # 10
@canarydiamond: I really can’t afford another Dr. Visit. I am still paying off the lastone. :/
Post # 11
I take those azo tablets. They work every time! They sell them at all the drug stores.
Edit: also I’ve had multiple bladder infections and have had them move to my kidneys. The doctor told me to take azo when I felt anything coming on to try and prevent a full blown one. If it’s going away at night and coming back in the morning you can easily treat it yourself with azo. =) It’s almost immediate relief too!
Post # 12
It sounds like the infection has not gone away. The symptoms have temporarily subsided. It will get worse, WAY worse, the longer you delay taking antibiotics. And the scary thing is it could happen super fast. I once went from feeling okay, thinking the UTI was “gone” to being in the hospital on a morphine drip on Christimas day!
Did you have a follow up with your doctor to determine if the infection has successfully been treated? You can develop sepsis and die if the infection is not treated.
Please go to the doctor.
Post # 13
@brandybelle: Ah, I see now. Definitely get some of the AZO pills!
Post # 14
I wouldn’t chance home remedies with something like this.
Sure they work sometimes, but what if they don’t with you and you get sicker? We all know how bad it hurts when you try to pee.
If they are chronic, I’d ask my doctor for prescription of Cipro with a refill or two, plus drink lots of cranberry juice for prevention.
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
AZO will make you feel better, but it doesn’t actually cure the infection. If you have a really strong immune system and it’s a weak infection, it might be enough to make it manageable while you fight the infection yourself, but since you have had a bad experience in the past, that’s probably not a good idea. You may even make it worse because you won’t notice the pain and that the infection is gett worse so you may delay treatment even more.
In the future, a steady regimen of cranberry pills of 100% real cranberry juice (which is expensive and usually by specialty juices–what’s 100% juice over by the juice cocktail stuff is still a blend of cranberry, pear, apple, etc) may help prevent future infections, as may not taking the birth control pill and making sure you wash up within minutes of finishing your sexual activity.
Post # 16
I also get UTIs that move to my kidneys if I don’t catch them right away. Kidney infections can be fatal if untreated long enough. I wouldn’t risk something like that with at home remedies. Perhaps you can call the doctor you saw last time and say you know you have a UTI and ask if they can call in the antibiotics without a visit? My doctor will do this as long as I’ve seen him within a year since I have a history of UTIs and the symptoms are pretty obvious.
ETA: AZO only gets rid of the symptoms, not the infection. If you’re prone to serious infections, then you’ll need the antibiotics at some point. Some people can get rid of them on their own. Others can’t (myself included).