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Dioralyte!

I've suffered from debilitating cystitis for about 10 years now and am currently experiencing another bout of it. My tried and tested remedy is Dioralyte, I swear by it! As soon as I feel it coming on I have a glass of water with a Dioralyte in it and loads of water thereafter. Repeat this every few hours at first and then once a day for 3 days after. Normally the pain subsides within an hour and as long as you keep hydrated it doesn't come back. I've tried different things over the years, but always keep a stash of this as I know it's the only thing that really works!
January 12

Emma from UK

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Bicarb and lemon / green tea

Whoa!! Got hit with a UTI at around 11pm tonight, instantly knew as blood in urine and that constant need to pee. Sat on the loo for an hour looking for home remedies. I initially thought green tea and honey a good idea so did that, then read the bicarb of soda and lemon juice, so have done that and for the first time in 3-5 hours I can safely say I'm sat here in bed, with no urge to sit on the loo. So please do try this, I will go to docs as blood is not a good sign, but for now the discomfort had relinquished thank goodness. I hope to sleep now xxxxx
August 23 2016

Soozann from London , Uk

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Don't wait around......

Take your UTI seriously. I started the AZO pills while waiting to see the doctor, left a urine specimen the next day. Two days later I developed a high grade and chills fever but waited again with severe pain for Macrobid (antibiotic) to start working. By Saturday morning my pain was so severe and fever up so I went to Emergency. By that time the infection had gone sepsis which means into the bloodstream which is very serious and I almost died. So my advise is to take your UTI very seriously and go to the doctor or ER if your body tells you too!!!
August 07 2016

Gigi from Atlanta

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Lemon saved me!

Late at night I started having pain from a suspected uti. I drank lots of water and still in pain. Luckily I had a lemon so I cut it up and squeezed as much juice into a glass of water. I then took one of the sections and placed it "down there" instant relief! Has a cooling affect.
August 04 2016

Kay from Seattle wa

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Miss holly

Once I feel the first symptom of cystitis. I take eno (australian) an ant acid powder is water commonly used to settle upset tummy numerous times a day with lots of water and I pee very often. Use a plastic bottle with hot water wrapped in a hand towel place on my lady parts and one on my stomach..(don't have a hot water bottle). Symptoms gone within minutes. Works for me.
June 19 2016

Pam from Australia

2 5

Trial and error

Ok so firstly I am not a good patient, I can't do the sit and take your mind off.. So after having a bout last year for 3 weeks and giving into antibiotics in the end I DID NOT want to do that again. Two weeks ago I felt the twinges, so out to store to get the trusty sachets, three days of sachests(I know says two but always three days cleared it), and drinking plenty of water I thought it had gone, next morning bam twinge back. So we started again, same.

So decided to search and found lots of talk about d-mannose online so purchased some and followed the guidelines Online of taking one capsule every two hours, now this was working perfectly except it was giving me a stomach ache, and yet the burning still made it's annoying appearance. Probiotics were my not option and worked. Ok my last choice was some bicarbonate of soda and lemon and oh my god ,I am amazed. And I'm not wanting to tempt fate but I feel I can actually sleep.

So this is how I have eased and hopefully got rid of it. -Soon as twinges start get some d-mannose and take one cap every two hours till symptoms ease then can lower the dose gradually hopefully getting to two a day then one.
-get some really good probiotic, I chose optibac one, (states it gets to the right place alive) take two at breakfast or near to with lil food anything even just toast
-drink plenty of fluid, I found water is perfect but adding lil lemon squash helps me a lot. I also find tea milky actually helps me, I feel it eases the spasm pains.
-and take 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda in a glass of lemon squash and drink as quick as can, do this twice and then space it out with 1/4 tsp 4 times a day, then ofc gradually get down to just 1/4 once a day as maintenance.

I am now starting to feel so much better I just wish I had known about the bicarbonate of soda before as I think having the big dose has really sped up the clearing time.
April 02 2016

Tori from London

10 5

Trial and error

OK so firstly I am not a good patient, I can't do the sit and take your mind off.. So after having a bout last year for 3 weeks and giving into antibiotics in the end I DID NOT want to do that again.
Two weeks ago I felt the twinges, so out to store to get the trusty sachets, three days of sachests(I know says two but always three days cleared it), and drinking plenty of water I thought it had gone, next morning bam twinge back. So we started again, same. So decided to search and found lots of talk about d-mannose online so purchased some and followed the guidelines Online of taking one capsule every two hours, now this was working perfectly except it was giving me a stomach ache, and yet the burning still made it's annoying appearance. Probiotics were my not option and worked. Ok my last choice was some bicarbonate of soda and lemon and oh my god ,I am amazed. And I'm not wanting to tempt fate but I feel I can actually sleep.
So this is how I have eased and hopefully got rid of it.

-Soon as twinges start get some d-mannose and take one cap every two hours till symptoms ease then can lower the dose gradually hopefully getting to two a day then one.
-get some really good probiotic, I chose optibac one, (states it gets to the right place alive) take two at breakfast or near to with lil food anything even just toast
-drink plenty of fluid, I found water is perfect but adding lil lemon squash helps me a lot. I also find tea milky actually helps me, I feel it eases the spasm pains.
-and take 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda in a glass of lemon squash and drink as quick as can, do this twice and then space it out with 1/4 tsp 4 times a day, then ofc gradually get down to just 1/4 once a day as maintenance.
I am now starting to feel so much better I just wish I had known about the bicarbonate of soda before as I think having the big dose has really sped up the clearing time.
March 30 2016

Tori from London

1 4

Baking soda

The baking soda and lemon works! For the last 3 years it seems like I get at least 4-5/ year. I don't know why I pee after sex, water has always been my main choice of beverage and I go pee every hour just in case. Basically, I feel like I'm the poster child for how to avoid UTIs. Anyway, for the last few months I've been pleasently UTI free! But a few hours ago I noticed my symptoms coming back. I was really desperate to just get rid of this thing. So I tried the baking soda and lemon juice remedy and it seems to be working!
I poured a water bottle to the brim with water and added 1Tsp of Backing Soda, and shook the backing soda and water in the bottle until the baking soda dissolved. Then I added 1 Tsp of Lemon juice. I feel much more comfortable so I can at least sleep until I can see a doctor tomorrow! Thanks for the remedy, you guys are lifesavers!
March 27 2016

Sydney from Los Angeles

7 4

Never drink anything with sugar

Ok, so I have a horrible UTI right now and I can tell you this: Anything acidic (lemons, limes etc) will make it worse. Anything with sugar including honey will not help. What gets rid of it faster than anything is PURE cranberry juice mixed with still water, fizzy water is too acidic and there's no sugar in pure cranberry juice.

Nettle tea without any sweetener, it makes you pee a lot but that's what you need to flush out the bacteria and lots and lots of still water. Keep your diet bland (eat pasta for example) and avoid milk products. Yes you'll have a couple of boring food days but your body will thank you for it and try to avoid any stress. Wrap up in your warmest clothes, grab your hot water bottle/an electric blanket or anything that'll keep you hot, even in the middle of summer and keep your mid section cozy.

And last but not least, rest! Take it easy, give your body the time to heal. I'd also recommend seeing a doctor because if you're getting frequent UTIs there could be something more sinister going on (bladder stones for example) and it's better to get checked out to be on the safe side. I hope this helps.
March 13 2016

Pauline from Germany

6 4

It really does work!!!!!!!!

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a small glass of warm water. I really thought the remedy on this page was just too good to be true, but being in pain and desperately dreading peeing I had to try it...
Being a Sunday night in England I had no other choice. I will NEVER buy one of the rip off shop remedies again.

I've had cystitis repeatedly in my life and this was by far the quickest acting and has kept it away after just two glasses... Amazing, thank you all for posting!!!!
February 22 2016

Sarah Pound from England

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What works

I am 11 years old used to get bladder infections when I was 8 9 and 10 but they stopped but now I got it Again. For release you want to get some water and a half of a lemon and a little sugar for good taste and it is about 30 minutes later and my Pain is gone thanks for all of these helpful remedies they helped me a lot thank you.
January 24 2016

Holly from U.S.A

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Uti home remedy!

There was a time I used to get UTI's/bladder infections a lot. They are quite terrible. I found this recipe late one night on a blog as my only other choice was to go to an emergency room. It worked like a charm. I wish that doctors would give you alternatives like this to try, over antibiotics that destroy your system (and often leave you with a yeast infection after...Yuck!) Quite honestly, this worked so good and it's natural, so I will never go get an antibiotic for this again. I've used it a handful of times and have never had a reoccurrence for that infection.

Here are the ingredients: cucumbers, lime and honey. You do need a blender. I would buy about 7-8 regular cucumbers, 4-5 limes and real honey (local if you can). Blend a few of the cucumbers up, enough to make a pitcher full. Add a little water to thin it out a very little bit if needed. The consistency will be like a smoothie. Pour in a tall glass. To that glass, add the juice of 1/3-1/2 lime and a tablespoon (or good squirt) of honey. Mix and drink it down.
I would plan on drinking 4-5 of these a day, spacing them out every few hours. You will feel the results by the 2nd glass. I will keep this concoction going for a few days (usually 3-4) until I have been free and clear of any symptoms. I've never had the same UTI come back. Shorter time than antibiotics, more healthy, no side effects, no yeast infection that will need yet another antibiotic and leave you screaming at the sky. Make sure to drink plenty of water in between. (NO "cranberry" juice as most of the stuff out there is not real cranberry and is all sugar). No caffeine, no sugar, no nicotine and no alcohol during this time, as all of them aggravate the UTI. Consider it a quick bladder detox.
January 16 2016

Melinda Q from Connecticut

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