| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:46 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:50 am 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:05 pm
Posts: 1967
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
i woke up last night with a bad UTI. ugh. i couldn't sleep and all that would relieve me was a hot hot hot shower for a long long time. i went back to bed with my heating pad and managed to fall asleep for an hour, then i had to get up and pee, had another hour of sleep, woke up, had another hour of sleep, woke up..
ugh. i have been drinking a ton of water and i am going out to pick up some cranberry juice and drop by the doctors office in a while.

but, i need ideas of how to get relief. this is making me crazy. i am so. uncomfortable.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:54 am 
Offline
Level 7 Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 1532
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Urgh. So sorry. I used to be plagued with them, and I remember waking up at 5 in the morning crying in pain a few times. I find that showers help a bit - at least they pass time until the doctor's office opens. Hang in there.

And by the way, have you found what triggers them? They were totally sex induced for me. I have taken to not only peeing, but systematically showering after sex. Best decision ever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:08 am 
Offline
Bathes in Braggs
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:01 am
Posts: 1296
Location: sunshine coast, australia
cornsilk tea and eating loads of asparagus helps. tinned asparagus is fine :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:39 am 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:05 pm
Posts: 1967
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
i am definitely picking up some canned asparagus. and trying to get a hold of cornsilk tea.
i have been drinking loads of water and cranberry juice, and i am picking up my meds in 30 mins :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:26 am 
Offline
Semen Strong
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:10 pm
Posts: 19328
Location: Cliffbar NJ
Ouch! Poor you smoothie! I hope you feel better soon <3

_________________
My oven is bigger on the inside, and it produces lots of wibbly wobbly, cake wakey... stuff. - The PoopieB.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:45 am 
Offline
Top of the food chain & doesn't need to prove it
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:04 pm
Posts: 638
Location: Louisiana
Oh, Smoothie! I feel for you :( I've started getting UTI's on a regular basis - usually once a month for the last year - and like aelle, they usually surface after/during periods of heavy sexual activity. I drink a glass of cranberry juice at least once a day to help prevent/stall the inevitable, but I haven't found anything that relieves my symptons - I usually let it run its course (2-3 days).

_________________
Food Stains


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:46 am 
Offline
Bathes in Braggs
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:01 am
Posts: 1296
Location: sunshine coast, australia
oh and also, i always have a bottle of ethical nutrients urinary tract support in my cabinet. if i even feel kinda dehydrated i take a couple. but i don't know if you have this brand in the usa?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:08 am 
Offline
Member type 4
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:39 am
Posts: 596
Location: Brooklyn
First UTI I've had in years. It's time to go back to pissing and showering after sex for me too. BALLS.

_________________
danielle [noun]: she who says and posts stupid shiitake on the internet (see also ain't no bitchassness)
NEW llustration Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:16 pm 
Offline
Member type 4
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:39 am
Posts: 596
Location: Brooklyn
They put me on cipro. It sucks, but I am allergic to nearly all antibiotics ever, even its relative levaquin. Uhg. I feel like death, but less like death than the other ones make me feel. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck me.

_________________
danielle [noun]: she who says and posts stupid shiitake on the internet (see also ain't no bitchassness)
NEW llustration Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 9:05 am 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:44 pm
Posts: 1415
Location: Boston, MA
I have a UTI... got on antibiotics Tuesday morning and am still not feeling much better. My doctor roommate told me to finish my antibiotics today and go back to my doctor tomorrow if it isn't better. Not really what I'm looking forward to doing given the tests she told me to ask for. I just want to feel better!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 3:30 pm 
Offline
Santa is a WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:28 pm
Posts: 1035
Location: PDX
Just be sure you always treat them quickly when you get one...I had one that turned into a kidney infection which was the worst pain I've ever had in my life. The doc at the clinic said kidney infections can be fatal because it turns into sepsis! :[

_________________
"Produce pot pie is my loved. I suchlike it with gust pastry on top tho', not a dry crust."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:29 pm 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:44 pm
Posts: 1415
Location: Boston, MA
I think it cleared up! It took til the last day of antibiotics before I felt better, but today the yucky feelings are gone!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:50 pm 
Offline
Baking In The Flavor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:01 pm
Posts: 184
Location: Reno, NV
I used to get them all the time and am on a low dose antibiotic now for after sex. I tried everything: peeing before sex (which I still do-apparently new research is showing it is just as important if not more so than peeing after), peeing after sex, having sex only in the morning so I had time to flush it out, never any alcohol on same day as sex, taking D-Mannose like a fiend, drinking cranberry, etc. None of it worked and I got sick of being on high doses of antibiotics every other month (I can't deal with that kind of pain long enough to wait it out--it's intense).

I do highly recommend trying D-Mannose. It definitely worked, I just felt like I was taking it too much and it was negatively affecting continence. You might have a different experience, though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:05 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Posts: 5138
Location: WV
i take D-mannose when i feel one coming on, and within an hour or so all symptoms disappear. i used to get them at least once a month (sex induced and alcohol induced for me...yay), but now that i know what they feel like in the very beginning, i find nipping it in the bud to be my best bet. i didn't realize that D-mannose affected continence though! i guess i only use it once every few months now, so it's not a problem for me.

_________________
But if one were to tickle Pluto, I suspect that it might very quietly laugh. - pandacookie

55k usd is like 4 cad or whatever equivalent in beavers you use on the island - joshua


Awesome. Vegan. Rad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:44 pm 
Offline
Tofu Pup

Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:52 pm
Posts: 12
Location: NOLA
Pop! wrote:
I used to get them all the time and am on a low dose antibiotic now for after sex. I tried everything: peeing before sex (which I still do-apparently new research is showing it is just as important if not more so than peeing after), peeing after sex, quietly playing chess only in the morning so I had time to flush it out, never any alcohol on same day as sex, taking D-Mannose like a fiend, drinking cranberry, etc. None of it worked and I got sick of being on high doses of antibiotics every other month (I can't deal with that kind of pain long enough to wait it out--it's intense).

I do highly recommend trying D-Mannose. It definitely worked, I just felt like I was taking it too much and it was negatively affecting continence. You might have a different experience, though.


This is me too. I tried everything imaginable. I was getting them a few times a month and missing work because I couldn't drive for more than 5 minutes without having to pee. Then they just gave me an antibiotic to take every time after sex. I generally take it like when I remember (maybe 2 out of three times) and hope that luck works with me when I forget and I'm not plagued with another UTI. That's not the most optimistic answer, but the only other thing that helped me was a lot of cranberry juice, often.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 8:32 am 
Offline
Baking In The Flavor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:01 pm
Posts: 184
Location: Reno, NV
allularpunk wrote:
i didn't realize that D-mannose affected continence though! i guess i only use it once every few months now, so it's not a problem for me.


I can't say 100% confidently that it does--it just seemed to make me feel like my bladder was going to fall out or something. I was taking it A LOT, though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:42 am 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:44 pm
Posts: 1415
Location: Boston, MA
My friend suggested D-mannose. Since I was on day 3 of the antibiotics I didn't get any. Plus it is like $30. If it starts to be a more regular thing though, I'll get some D-mannose to try to avoid killing my guts with antibiotics. Luckily I've only had two UTIs ever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 1:19 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:05 am
Posts: 289
Location: Stumptown
Hey ladies. I've had many UTIs as well as a muscle condition called Pelvic Floor Disfunction where the muscles are so tense all the time, they squeeze the nerves and mimic the symptoms of a UTI without any actual infection. It started with a real UTI that I didn't treat with antibiotics. It morphed into a kidney infection and 11 years later, I still have a very sensitive bladder. What I learned:

-cranberry juice or pills only help to prevent UTIs. They don't help once you have one. In fact, they hurt since once you have a UTI, the bacteria are irritating the bladder lining (thus the pain and urgency) and the acidity of the cranberry just hurts it more.

-if you get them regularly, an antibiotic after sex can really help, and if you take something low dose regularly, it doesn't really bother your stomach.

-get them under control. If you don't, you risk causing further harm and sensitivity.

-drink lots of water regularly. I don't get real UTIs any more but I will get the symptoms if I get dehydrated.

-If you have low dose antibiotics and get these false-UTIs, they can also help due to their anti-inflammatory properties. So if I get the symptoms, I take the low dose pills for a day or two, and the symptoms go even though I haven't actually had a UTI. It's not enough to cause any antibiotic resistance and can really help.

-hot baths or heating pads can really relieve the symptoms. Lying down also helps. And try to relax your pelvis as much as possible.

_________________
"I'm just going to shake genitals instead of hands from now on. Cut out the middle man." - joyfulgirl


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:06 pm 
Offline
Emotionally Allergic to Dairy
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:28 pm
Posts: 3178
Location: San Francisco
I feel like I'm getting a UTI (I've gotten enough to know very well when it's coming) and I'm chugging water and pounding cranberry capsules, but.... I have no health insurance, so going to the doctor for antibiotics won't do me. I'm going to go looking for some of that D-Mannose stuff tomorrow. Where would I be able to get it? Regular pharmacy like Walgreens or CVS? Grocery store pharmacy aisle? Or somewhere special?

I am going to go claw my urethra out in the mean time. *whimper*

_________________
Your heart is a muscle the size of a fist
Keep loving, keep fighting

Be the trouble you want to see in the world.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:35 am 
Offline
Santa is a WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:28 pm
Posts: 1035
Location: PDX
Little My, so kidney infections lead to having a more sensitive bladder? I'd never heard that, but it would explain a lot!

_________________
"Produce pot pie is my loved. I suchlike it with gust pastry on top tho', not a dry crust."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:45 pm 
Offline
Baking In The Flavor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:01 pm
Posts: 184
Location: Reno, NV
DarthCupcake wrote:
I feel like I'm getting a UTI (I've gotten enough to know very well when it's coming) and I'm chugging water and pounding cranberry capsules, but.... I have no health insurance, so going to the doctor for antibiotics won't do me. I'm going to go looking for some of that D-Mannose stuff tomorrow. Where would I be able to get it? Regular pharmacy like Walgreens or CVS? Grocery store pharmacy aisle? Or somewhere special?

I am going to go claw my urethra out in the mean time. *whimper*


I got mine at a semi-hippie vitamin store; I'd just call around to all the natural food stores and vitamin stores in your area to see who has it so you don't have to go driving around.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:41 pm 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:44 pm
Posts: 1415
Location: Boston, MA
DarthCupcake wrote:
I feel like I'm getting a UTI (I've gotten enough to know very well when it's coming) and I'm chugging water and pounding cranberry capsules, but.... I have no health insurance, so going to the doctor for antibiotics won't do me. I'm going to go looking for some of that D-Mannose stuff tomorrow. Where would I be able to get it? Regular pharmacy like Walgreens or CVS? Grocery store pharmacy aisle? Or somewhere special?

I am going to go claw my urethra out in the mean time. *whimper*

Hopefully you found it and are feeling better now! Whole Foods has it... it's expensive ($30ish) but cheaper than a dr and antibiotics without insurance!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:53 am 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:05 am
Posts: 289
Location: Stumptown
Muffin-Tuffin wrote:
Little My, so kidney infections lead to having a more sensitive bladder? I'd never heard that, but it would explain a lot!


Scar tissue in the bladder from infections makes the area more sensitive in general.

But at least, in my case, it's very very clear. I could get very dehydrated before my infection and it would never ever bother my bladder, and now, if I even go two days without a good amount of liquids, I start to get twinges down there that don't have anything to do with an actual infection.

_________________
"I'm just going to shake genitals instead of hands from now on. Cut out the middle man." - joyfulgirl


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:26 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:08 pm
Posts: 4066
Location: Pennsylvania
Little My wrote:
Muffin-Tuffin wrote:
Little My, so kidney infections lead to having a more sensitive bladder? I'd never heard that, but it would explain a lot!


Scar tissue in the bladder from infections makes the area more sensitive in general.


So, I've just had one for . . . gosh, three weeks straight. And I finished my antibiotics. I wouldn't say that I have any pain, but that area just feels really sensitive. So, should I worry that I'm still sick? Or is it just sensitive from being sick for so long?

_________________
Music Therapy Blog
Personal Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The UTI thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:47 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:05 pm
Posts: 1967
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
starrynight87 wrote:
Little My wrote:
Muffin-Tuffin wrote:
Little My, so kidney infections lead to having a more sensitive bladder? I'd never heard that, but it would explain a lot!


Scar tissue in the bladder from infections makes the area more sensitive in general.


So, I've just had one for . . . gosh, three weeks straight. And I finished my antibiotics. I wouldn't say that I have any pain, but that area just feels really sensitive. So, should I worry that I'm still sick? Or is it just sensitive from being sick for so long?


i would definitely worry a little. did they examine a urine sample under a microscope before prescribing the antibiotics? sometimes my doc has given me the wrong kind for my UTI and it hasn't really helped. and considering it can be lethal if it reaches the kidneys, i would say that if it't not completely gone by tomorrow, a visit to the doc is in order. and if you get any back pains in your lower back, head to the ER. but it could totally just be the after effects of the UTI. stay away from cranberry juice, though, it can made the urine acidic enough to keep the symptoms away but is not enough to kill a full blown UTI. my doc basically told me that 50% of the people who come in with kidney infections from UTIs have been drinking cranberry juice which has masked the symptoms but not made the UTI go away.
stay safe and healthy! hopefully it's nothing.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer