Recurring bladder Infections: What can I do?

Posted by erlinda2003 @erlinda2003, Aug 22, 2020

I have a reacquiring bladder infection as soon as antibiotics are completed then not long after it starts again What can I do ?

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I hope this is permitted here – I'd like to suggest you check this Facebook Group "ESBL and Chronic UTI Support Group" which posts the latest research on this affliction, and is extremely helpful. About D-Mannose – agree totally. iHerb also sells it. Feel better soon!

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@mmbaluyut

Thank you Rosemary. I also have glumerulonephritis, a chronic kidney disease. I've been on steroid prednisone for the past 10 years now. Though my glucose had always been below the maximum 99 mg/dL, I am prediabetic. Both my nephrologist and rheumatologist told me that my HA1C is elevated due to the steroid I am taking. My internist mentioned D mannose to me, has not increased my glucose level though. But I exercise at least 3x a week so as to counter any rise in my blood sugar.
I suggest to consult your doctor before taking D mannose. What works for one does not mean it will always work for everyone else.

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@mmbaluyut, I take no meds for my kidney function or prediabetes but found that changing my diet and making myself take 3 walks/week have improved both my kidney and prediabetes values. You are so right, we are each so different and meds that work for one may not for another. I'm learning to do more research on the meds I do take and to ask my docs more questions about their effects. Because of so many bouts of chronic bronchitis, I've taken a great deal of prednisone over the years. Now I question how that may have impacted my lessening kidney function.

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Do you take tub baths? I used to get UTI infections all the time when I did that. I now take only showers and haven't had one in years.

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Cranberry juice is recommended for bladder health

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@behat

Does this product work for interstitial cystitis?

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@behat, you may wish to join these related discussions:
– Interstitial Cystitis: Anyone have symptom relief tips? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/interstitial-cystitis-1/
– Interstitial Cystitis – I would like to connect with others https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-ve-been-told-that-interstitial-cystitis-is-an-autoimmune-disease-are-there/

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I used to have recurring bladder infections and take cranberry pills and haven't had one since. They have worked 100%! I have been on them for literally years. I buy mine at Costco but started out buying them at Walgreens or Wal-Mart.

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My sister uses D-Mannose every day and it's helped her tremendously.

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@palmtrez123

My sister uses D-Mannose every day and it's helped her tremendously.

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Is she diabetic?

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D-mannose daily and Rephresh Pro B daily. It's a probiotic that eliminated all my utis & bladder infections within less than 2 weeks, which I was having weekly for almost a year. It may be a ph issue. Stay away from antibiotics if you can. I was also taking cranberry powder daily, but it made no difference whatsoever in my case. Good luck to you!

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@malakeet

D-mannose daily and Rephresh Pro B daily. It's a probiotic that eliminated all my utis & bladder infections within less than 2 weeks, which I was having weekly for almost a year. It may be a ph issue. Stay away from antibiotics if you can. I was also taking cranberry powder daily, but it made no difference whatsoever in my case. Good luck to you!

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Are you diabetic?

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