(Closed) UTI discomfort relief?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Pyridium is the prescription stuff that used to be OTC and it was awesome, it relieved the burning right away and you pee orange. Now they have it prescription, so for your next appt ask the Doc to prescribe you tons of it and a bunch of refills so you have it on hand, that’s what I did. I heard that Uristat helps, it’s over the counter ( never tried it though myself)

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Miss Lilac: Unfortunatelly it doesn’t run it’s course, because it’s actual bacteria that gets stuck in the urinary bladder due to wipping back to front( gross 🙂 tampons, sex, or being in a wet bathing suit for a long time.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@eli11: I guess my urinary tract is magical then! Lots of canberry juice right away has done the trick for me in the past.

Post # 21
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Helper bee

@eli11: Yes, cranberry can help it run its course (in large enough quantities), because it prevents certain types of bacteria from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract and then you naturally flush them out. The reason this method won’t always work is because not all UTI’s are caused by the types of bacteria that are affected by the cranberry. Here’s some sources in wikipedia, though there might be better ones out there cranberry wikipedia

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Go to a vitamin store and buy D-Mannose powder… $30 might seem expensive  for a little bottle of white powder but it works. I have had really bad probelms with UTIs that would go into bad kidney infections…I used to get one every 4 months but last time a nurse suggested that powder and explained it like this:

Dissolve a teaspoon of the powder in water, cranberry juice… whatever you’re drinking. The ecoli bacteria will attach itself to the power and you will pee it out. This way you don’t have to get on antibiotics which will cause you to get a yeast infection which will make you spend more $$ on medicine.

Sounds weird but no joke, its worked for me. If I feel one coming on I use it. I tried it the last time I had one BEFORE going to the doctor and the pain went away after two drinks with that stuff in it and I never had to go to the doctor. The AZO cranberry pills never would work for me but this did.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

That’s why I hate cranberry juice, my mom made me drink the whole bottle at once for my first UTI

Post # 24
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Helper bee

@eli11: Haha yeah, it’s really gross!  But it’s worked so well for me that I am happy it exists 🙂 I can’t drink cranberry juice as a regular drink any more because I associate it with medicine. Drinking the whole bottle at once is a bad idea though and will just make you sick, you want it spread out over a few days at even intervals.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Be careful with cranberry pills, often times they can be more irritating that helpful.

I’ve found D-Mannose can cure my UTIs faster/better than prescription drugs. You can find it in most health food stores and it’s a simple, natural sugar, that really heals the UTI.

Here are some suggestions to deal with the pain while you’re waiting for a script:

1) Take some Advil

2) Take a warm, shallow bath with a lot of table salt – pour in 1/3 – 1/2 a box

3) Warming pad

4) Drink lots of water

5) Get to a health food store and get some D-Mannose!

Hope this helps!

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m glad I found this thread. I suffer from chronic UTIs and they are brutal. Having to wait at the walk-in clinic every time is such a pain and I’m at the end of my rope. I finally have a new doctor who is running tests and hopefully can figure out why it’s happening.

I will definitely try the D-Mannose!

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Lyndzo:  D-Mannose has changed my life! I have been so much healthier now that I’ve stopped taking antibiotics. It works really quickly too! It comes in powder and pills. I find pills work faster but both are really good.

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I agree with previous posters – definitely I would take AZO Cranberry Pills daily to prevent them in the future but once you have one and are waiting for meds definitely buy AZO UTI Relief (Im not sure exactly what it is called) as it helps mask the symptoms a little bit at least.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Cystex works wonders for me – it has an analgesic and an antibacterial. The analgesic helps with the pain, the antibacterials helps slow down the infection until you can get to a doctor. Sometimes if I feel one coming on I’ll take a few and it sometimes halts it so i don’t need an antibiotic.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Ugh that sucks.  Two things help me when I have one

1- Drink an excessive amount of water

2- Call your dr, tell them you are in a lot of pain, provide the pharmacy # and make them call you in a prescription RIGHT AWAY

Best prevention – pee after sex, every time.  it helps to push out any bacteria that might have been pushed in during sex.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Another vote for Cystex… It’s over the counter and like @PinkPandaBear says, it can work wonders. I’ve found taking it once and drinking a lot of water often relieves the discomfort and no further treatment needed.

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