Urinary Tract Infections.....
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
I have been plagued by UTIs for over 4 decades and still do NOT know what to do to prevent them from EVER coming back. With all we read and are told by our Doctors about the danger of becoming immune to antibiotics, I was told today that the danger of NOT treating a UTI is far more serious. After all of the years of fighting UTIs, I know immediately when one is coming on. Even though I KNOW what it is, my Doctor insists on me donating a urine sample and then waiting most of that day for the same antibiotic that I have taken for years. It is frustrating even though I know the reasoning behind the testing for each infection. I was sick all day today with the pain and urgency re: urination, the extreme fatigue that sets in, and the constant lower back ache. I was finally able to pick up my antibiotic about 4 this afternoon so I am feeling somewhat better, but am still so tired.
My question for you is..........Do any of you have any tips that have worked for you to completely eradicate this infection. I don't want to just treat them........I want to prevent them!!!!! Any ideas