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post #1 of 29
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I think I have a UTI It hurts so bad. Tomorrow my boss's mom is having surgery so I have to go to work, he is not going to be in all day. I have normally can get rid of these with out going to the doc but it sitting in a bathtub to dull the pain and drinking cranberry juice and water, not possible if I'm at work. Any tips on how to deal tomorrow? I bought some uristat but I haven't tried it yet. I also bought an at home test and hopefully my doc will just call something in for me, instead of making me go in. Worse yet our new insurance has kicked in BUT we don't have cards yet!!
ANOTHER problem, Since i'm trying to get pregant I really hate taking meds, just because of the slight chance I could be pregant. UGH!!! I feel so sorry for kitties that have these, they are so painfull, I can't imagine having to live with one for along time.

So any tips other then cranberry juice and water, has anyone tried uristat pills?
post #2 of 29
UTIs are the worst! I tried Uristat, and it worked for me. I can really only think of cranberry juice, and lots of it, which I know can be rough at work. I'm a teacher, and there have been a few days that I was running for the bathroom between classes!
post #3 of 29
Val- GSE will kick it-
post #4 of 29
Uristat works like a charm. I am so grateful to the powers that be that it's available over the counter now! I keep some in my purse all the time, as I am very susceptible to UTI's.
post #5 of 29
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Originally posted by hissy
Val- GSE will kick it-
Ohhhh good idea! I'm going to try that too.

I hope that the uristat works, atleast to hold me over for tomorrow. I don't know why but I just can't deal with UTI pain well.
post #6 of 29
Talk to your dr. and get some antibiotics!
The last time I got UTI I also was trying to get pregnant and didnt want to go on meds, but then I couldnt take the constant pain anymore (plus there was blood along with my pee, sorry if that is to much information :P), so I realized this wasnt gonna go away by itself. I told the dr. I might be pregnant (and I was, just didnt know by then ), so she gave me meds that were more suitable for pregnancy. Dont be afraid to ask for antibiotics, there are many kinds of them, and many very suitable for pregnancy!
UTI is so painful, dont wait! Gook luck!
post #7 of 29
I get UTI's everytime I get pregnant , I dont need pregnancy tests my body seems to alert me with a UTI Im sorry your hurting
post #8 of 29
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Originally posted by Dana
I get UTI's everytime I get pregnant , I dont need pregnancy tests my body seems to alert me with a UTI Im sorry your hurting
Hey, PP, so this might be a good thing! Maby your body is telling you you are allready pregnant!

Dana, that is so interesting that this alway happents! (not interesting-good though ) Knowing this, I am curious to know it I will get UTI again next time/if I get pregnant!
post #9 of 29
Uristat will take away the pain, but if you have an infection (bacterial) you will need antibiotics. Last few times I felt a twinge, I loaded up on the cranberry pills and drank water, and flushed whatever it was out. Go buy some cranberry pills if you can. Believe me, they do work. Hopefully, your Dr. will call something in for you. Or, either that, go to an urgent clinic.
post #10 of 29
Oh my, I'm so sorry. I know what you're going through and unfortunately don't have any other suggestions. ONe thing about your insurance though. Even though you haven't gotten the cards yet, all the doctor or pharmacy has to do is call. You should have a number or be able to get one from your HR department. I had to do that when I first started my new job and didn't have new cards yet. Actually I've done that many times in my lifetime when I started new jobs!

I know you want to get pregnant but it's more important right now for you to take care of yourself even if that means medication. Please don't let it go. I did that last year and ended up with a full blown kidney infection and they are no fun. IV's, shot in the butt, antibiotics that make you really sick. It's nothing to mess with. Especially when you can mess up your kidney's forever.

Take care of yourself!
post #11 of 29
Oh, I'm sorry hun They suck. I had one last week, and it was the first time I didn't have to see a doc. I started drinking cranberry juice at the first sign, and a friend reccommended taking a bath in epsom(sp?) salt because it dries up the infection. I did this for three days before I started my day, and it worked!!! I just soaked in water and a little over a cup of the salt. I didn't have to go to the doc at all!! Good luck on getting pregnant hun!!! My best friend just had a baby girl on Friday (she didn't know what she was having). I am SOO excited now that I know what the sex is! It made shopping for her baby shower hard. Hope ya feel better soon!
post #12 of 29
I'm so sorry. Everyone is right, don't wait any longer then you have to. I ended up in the hospital for 3 days because of one of those. Now I drink Cranberry juice all the time. I haven't had one since then.(thankfully!) I hope you feel better soon!
post #13 of 29
In SA, we have stuff called CitroSoda - which essentially makes your urine alkaline rather than acid. And we have tablets called Urispas - which are god's best invention in the whole world. But I agree, rather get some anti-biotics (just tell the doc you are TTC). The last thing you want is for it to subside and then come back full blown in a week's time. I also ended up in hospital once with one of these and it isn't pleasant! I hope that you feel better soon!
post #14 of 29
I'd suggest to go see a Doctor. I've had really bad UTI's from 2000-2002. But through taking the Doctor's advice; I've been pretty good so far for the past year. I hate taking antibiotics too, but whatever helps the pain is fine with me. Hehe! Been drinking Cranberry juice almost everyday.

Take care and get well soon!
post #15 of 29
Val, I'm sorry you're in pain. Many (((vibes))) for you. Hope you feel better soon.
post #16 of 29
Whats UTI?. from what i've read it sounds like Thrush or Cystitis?, just so i know what were talking about.

Susan
post #17 of 29
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Originally posted by rosiemac
Whats UTI?. from what i've read it sounds like Thrush or Cystitis?, just so i know what were talking about.

Susan
UTI = Urinary Tract Infection

This is not something to ignore - go to the doctor, posthaste. Cranberry juice and OTC remedies can alleviate the symptoms but, antibiotics are the only way to knock it out.
post #18 of 29
Ouch, now i know.
Without a doubt, for something like that go to the doctors. In todays age theres no need to suffer.

Hope it clears soon.

Susan
post #19 of 29
Cranberry juice is all well and good but it's better to take the cranberry extract, it has the active ingredient that helps alleviate symptoms concentrated in pill form.

A urinary alkalinizer like Ural or Uristat can also help.

Grapefruit Seed Extract is something else that women take also.

And since you are trying to get pregnant, it's best to see a doctor about it as soon as possible.
post #20 of 29
I've never had a UTI (knock on wood) but my mom had them constantly. Her doctor told her that drinking cranberry juice on a regular basis will help prevent them, but once you have one, that drinking it doesn't do any good at all to eliminate them. In fact, he suggested that studies were inconclusive, but the PH in it might even do more harm than good once you have one. He had her drink tons of water once she got one.

She drank cranberry juice every day when she wasn't sick and it did help prevent them from reoccuring.
post #21 of 29
One preventive is to not wait too long to shower after 'the act'. That's how a lot of women get uti's.
I used to get them a lot and I didn't get over them until I was prescribed a homeopathic remedy and that was over 16 yrs. ago and I haven't had one since, knock on wood!!
I've read in the past that creating an acidic environment won't help all infections, some require the opposite.
Good luck on your pregnancy attempts!
post #22 of 29
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Originally posted by RBG
One preventive is to not wait too long to shower after 'the act'. That's how a lot of women get uti's.
Or just going to the bathroom right afterwards will work. The urine will flush the bacteria out - that is what I read recently in one of my magazines.
post #23 of 29
Go to the store and purchase a herb called Golden Seal - it's a natural antibiotic - that usually help me quickly!!!
post #24 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by RBG
One preventive is to not wait too long to shower after 'the act'. That's how a lot of women get uti's.
I used to get them a lot and I didn't get over them until I was prescribed a homeopathic remedy and that was over 16 yrs. ago and I haven't had one since, knock on wood!!
I've read in the past that creating an acidic environment won't help all infections, some require the opposite.
Good luck on your pregnancy attempts!
Can't shower righttttt after because it is best to lay down for around a half an hour to keep everything where it is supposed to be I normally only get one once a year, but I HATE them, they hurt so bad!
post #25 of 29
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Originally posted by Pollyanna
Hey, PP, so this might be a good thing! Maby your body is telling you you are allready pregnant!

Dana, that is so interesting that this alway happents! (not interesting-good though ) Knowing this, I am curious to know it I will get UTI again next time/if I get pregnant!
that would make me VERY happy! I'm going to do a test this friday
post #26 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! Knock on wood, drinking tons of water and cranberry juice seem to be helping. I went to webmd and they said if you start self treatment with in 24 hours (I started with in one hour) you should be able to knock it out of your system with out going to the doc. We got our insurance cards today (YEA!!!) And I have one at home UTI test left. Every time I go to the doc for a test it comes up negative because I drink SO much water when I have them and I always have to fight with him about giving me meds!
post #27 of 29
Can't shower righttttt after because it is best to lay down for around a half an hour to keep everything where it is supposed to be

Would you mind clarifying that comment?

Just kiddin'!!!!
I think I tried just about everything I was told to achieve a pregnancy, but nothing worked. It took me 2 years with each kid, but they were worth the wait. I think those little guys are programmed to head upstream no matter what you do.
I think this thread is getting R rated.
I have no idea how long it would take for an infection to take hold, I guess it must vary depending on your overall state of health.
post #28 of 29
Val I had a life threating UTI that landed me in the hospital for a week and then treatments for it for 2 years at Shands hospital in Gainesville FL on a monthly to semi-monthly basis. whew that was a mouth full.

Anywho, The head Dr. down there told me to drink lots of water and he also said that Uristat is one of the better OTC meds out there for the pain. He also told me that drinking one or two beers a day will help to flush that posion out of my body.

Now mind you this was a very serious infection that took a year of antibotics to clear it up finally. One pill a day for a whole year of antibotics @ $342 for 30 pills. It cost me an arm and a leg but I am still here today. There were also procedures, very painful procedures to wash out my bladder and kidneys on a regular basis They were no fun at all and very embarassing to go through.

I do hope that you get some treatment for this. It is nothing to leave unattended. I know that you are trying to have a baby but be sure to let the Dr. know this if he/she isn't aware of it already. I would hate to hear that you had to go through what I did. Take care my friend.
post #29 of 29
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Originally posted by Kiwideus
Or just going to the bathroom right afterwards will work. The urine will flush the bacteria out - that is what I read recently in one of my magazines.
That's exactly what the Doctor had told me too. Haha! So far drinking Cranberry juice, and going to the bathroom before and right after "you know what".... does help. I'm serious! February 2003 was the last time I had a UTI. Just thinking about the pain makes me weak though. Darn it! Haha!
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