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Thread: recurring UTIs

  1. #31
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    Hi ladies,

    resurrecting an old thread here. I thought I had a run of the mill cystitis here a few days ago, but after a full day of blood in my urine and general miserableness a friend bullied me into going to the dr and sure enough, I had a kidney infection. Lucky me.

    I've been taking penicillin for two days now and am back on bike, though a bit cautiously... The doc said I could "exercise at will" and we're planning to go hiking this weekend. Any reason I shouldn't do this? I realize that a kidney infection is definitely something to avoid getting again, but I do feel pretty chipper. Hoping that as long as I stay warm, drink lots and avoid exhausting myself I'll be ok.

    PS. I do not in general suffer from recurring UTIs, this is only my 3rd ever.
    Last edited by lph; 10-07-2010 at 08:08 AM.
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    Nothing of substance to add to this thread; just wanted to whine because I'm awake at 3 a.m. with a UTI. Can't take pyridiate for the symptoms because I have a new dr who asked that I give a urine sample for the next UTI (and he'll take my word for it after this), and pyridiate colors it orange so the dipstick test won't work.

    Anytime I'm awake at 3 a.m. the world is a horrible place (brain chemistry I suspect?), and add in UTI symptoms and I'm very very miserable.

    Happy Tuesday to everyone else!
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    Ugh. Hope you feel better soon.
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    UGH, Lph. Sounds like you're doing all the right stuff though. Not sure if you're into herbal remedies or not, but marshmallow tincture is pretty commonly used to help soothe the renal system and so is dandelion tea (though the latter can be pretty bitter)

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    Hi, Kit, and thanks But my post was old, so it's Melalvai who needs our sympathy now. Hang in there, uti's suck, and so does 3 am!
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    2008 white Nakamura Summit Custom mtb/Terry Falcon X
    2000 Schwinn Fastback Comp road bike/Specialized Jett

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    Oh! My mistake! Feel better, Melalvai!

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    I've mentioned on this site before, but I had about a year of recurring UTIs that was so annoying and hated taking antibiotics for them every time. So, after some research, I found d-Mannose. It's a form of sugar that isn't processed by your body but makes the inside of the bladder slippery so the bacteria can't adhere. Works very well as prevention as well as treating full-blown UTI.

    Not the cheapest stuff out there, but works very well. Whole Foods carries it.

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    Kitsune06 Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by badger View Post
    I've mentioned on this site before, but I had about a year of recurring UTIs that was so annoying and hated taking antibiotics for them every time. So, after some research, I found d-Mannose. It's a form of sugar that isn't processed by your body but makes the inside of the bladder slippery so the bacteria can't adhere. Works very well as prevention as well as treating full-blown UTI.

    Not the cheapest stuff out there, but works very well. Whole Foods carries it.
    sounds like the way xylitol functions orally. Good to know.

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    any research on it?
    Got my drugs, better now
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    your shorts

    Try boiling your shorts. It may sound odd however, it will kill off any lingering infection that may be remaining in the padding. It's helped me in the past. You may have to do this several times to avoid passing it back and forth from yourself to the shorts.

    As well, the idea of washing with no soap applies to laundry as well. Try washing your shorts separately with no laundry soap.

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    Really great information! I've had a re-occurring bladder infection (3 times) in 8 months. I talked with my doctor, she's not an antibiotic pusher and neither am I, but we both thought this would be the best way. I think I got it from my riding shorts. I washed them with hot eater, but they were 6-10 years old and they should have been replaced a long time ago. I need to stay cleaner when I commute to work. I'm off the bike for a week, I can wait to get back on the saddle! Thank everyone!

 

 

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