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Mrs. M

I had a terrible attack in France and in Hungary of cystitis. Both countries had a pharmacist who gave me an entirely HERBAL product. Capsules in France and a dark liquid in Hungary, called Urogen or similar. I was able to translate the ingredients and it was all herbs. BOTH worked in less than 24 hours offering immediate relief.

In the UK I was offered a horrible 5 day course of some filthy antibiotic which made me feel like the walking corpse. And took a week to work. WHY OH WHY cant our medics have a little more training in alternatives. I would go to potassium citrate from over the counter, with horsetail (EQUISETUM) as first choice over here, but I am constantly trying to get that stuff from Hungary. A total miracle and all natural. I say blah to antibiotics. We'll all be immune to it soon anyway the way the Drs over prescribe it.

H202 hydrogen peroxide is another cure all. I take food grade with me everywhere, especially on a plane in a fine spray when people are sneezing all over you. Bicarb too. Good toothpaste when traveling. I think I'll call the Hungarian embassy to find out the name of that dark liquid and store it, IF IT Hasn't been banned by those d...Heads in Strasbourg paid backhanders by big pharma who can't make money out of herbs and h202.... See a vet next time!! (tongue in cheek note)
December 16 2013

Janina from Oxfod

16 7

Cranberry pills!

I'm only 18 and I've had countless bladder infections for a long time. The only thing I've found that works are those cranberry pills for bladder health. They're cheap and easy to find at any drug store. It's a great preventative.
December 12 2013

Sidney from South Carolina

13 7

Cream of tartar

Creates a natural bicarbonate reaction in the body. A few shakes in water starts to reduce symptoms. Baking soda would make me nauseated and give me acne.
November 16 2013

Chad from France

13 7

In response to frequentuti

Hi everyone, I am suffering from frequent bladder infections too and what I found to prevent them (not actually cure them) is eat cranberries in all forms (dried, juice, fresh). IN response to Frequent UTI, the name of the medicine the pharmacist gave to you when in France is called "Monuril". It is very strong and very effective but as it happened to me, after several times I had to take it, it was no longer efficient (It is an antibiotic). Take care !
November 05 2013

Alex from Lille France

5 0

Feedback

As I was reading through I noticed some good ideas on how to try stop/prevent a UTI before you need to see a doctor. However, to the poster that woke up with chills and blood in her urine....I hope your remedy worked well for you. But, if you wake up with night sweats and hematuria you need to go to the doctor. Scratch that, go to the ER. Those are more concerning signs and you could possibly have phylonephritis and by ignoring it you are risking permanent damage.
October 20 2013

Neb8fan from KC

16 6

Here to help

I get them quite frequently as a result of my enough water and too much 'fun'. I find trying to clear your mind helps, just focusing on something else and breathing slowly and deeply can help calm yourself down which helps calm down the pain. Also my boyfriends grand dad bought some medicine over the counter that I can barely drink because it makes me gag but does the trick, it's something like cystitis relief and its got potassium and stuff in it Hope this helps, got it right now and am feeling your pain!
October 06 2013

Abi from Somerset

13 8

Drink and un inflame!

My classic remedy- 1L of water and cranberry juice during attack with 500-1000 mg Ibuprofen. I swear by this even when double in pain, I took this in one go and within a few minutes was pain free, within 30 was able to pass water properly and no swelling! Take cranberry capsules/ tablets daily to stop e coli build up and keep hydrated, now ciggies/caffine cut down sugar, salt, yeast and dairy : )
September 18 2013

Katy from Southampton

11 17

Baking soda. holy cow it works.

I was miserable in the middle of the night in extreme pain from a UTI. A cup of baking soda mixed in water, followed by plain water took the pain away and I got some sleep. Two hours later I see my urine is clearer and i'm doing another glass. I am also taking a vitamin C supplement with each glass because I hear his helps. Im just going to do this for the day and see if it works.
September 09 2013

Ami from NY

36 36

Doctor is the best

Cranberry juice, baking soda with water, and the pill that makes you urinate orange WILL take the pain away. But that doesn't mean it's going to take the bacteria away. I had an UTI for a while and when I had went to the doctors, she had told me if I was to come in any later I would've ended up hospitalized.

My UTI was eating up my liver and in most cases that's what they do. People think just because the pain is gone means the whole thing is as well. That's false! The doctors give you antibiotics and you have to take them as prescribed even if the pain is gone.
One time I took it till the pain ended because I thought it was gone but didn't finish it as prescribed and it got even worse.
September 04 2013

Lesly from Philadelphia

19 29

Baking soda + lemon juice.

Today I could feel the pain of a UTI starting. I looked on this website and it helped so much!
What I did:
The pain wasn't too horrible when I was reading through, so I just added a small tsp into a glass of slightly warmer than room temperature water. The pain eased, but hadn't fully gone away. So I waited an hour, and grabbed a coffee mug, a heaping tsp of baking soda, added a half tsp of lemon juice, and then filled the cup with warm water. I'm only half way through the mug, and the pain is fully gone!

To help prevent bladder infections I go to my local drug store and buy cranberry extract vitamins for less than five dollars! Hope this helped!
August 31 2013

Jen from California

16 8

Check your ph levels

I was getting repeated bladder infections about 40 days in 3 months/twice a month). I came to the conclusion that over 10 factors contribute to their occurrence (pH, gut inflammation caused by food allergy, alcohol, dehydration and salt imbalance, chronic stress, sleep loss, sex, hygeine of partner and self, estrogen imbalance to name a few).

To stop these infections I do the following:

1. The most important was to stop using regular soap for the intimate region and instead use a pH balanced wash (like Amele). The vagina has a pH of ~3.4-4.8. Regular soap/body wash has a pH of 9 and this kills off good bacteria in the region. The good bacteria are needed around the vulva and also internally to protect the ares from E.Coli.

2. Make sure you and your partner are clean before having sex and always wash afterwards with a low pH wash. If your natural bacteria are running low (due to antibiotic use), they cannot produce enough lactic acid in the vagina and the pH rises. Semen has a pH of 9 so that can further alter your pH. Why is this important? You want the secretions from your vagina (sorry, but it's science) to be acidic to cover the urethra and outer parts of the urinary tract to kill E.Coli and other bugs.

3. Drink lots of water and refresh your electrolytes. Have a big glass of water before and after sex. ALWAYS urinate after sex. Don't leave it too long (an hour is too long). Bacteria proliferate quickly. Alcohol also irritates the bladder lining and causes dehydration so a sports drink with electrolytes can be helpful. Don't get dehydrated, especially when you're sitting down for long periods in a car, on a train or while working. Get up to pee.

4. You want to have a healthy production of acidic mucous secretions. Make sure your estrogen is balanced. Estrogen causes the production of mucus in the vagina. Read up on estrogen deficiency symptoms to get an idea. Vitamin E can help to make things more slippery and increase sex drive. It's magical.

5. Chronic stress wears the immune system down and decreases your ability to fight infections. Be aware during times of stress and take extra precautions.

6. I have recently correlated an inflamed gut from food allergies (wheat, dairy, eggs) with the occurrence of bladder infections. I have found that taking ibuprofen can greatly reduce the risk of the bladder infection escalating out of hand. I then drink heaps of water with a little bit of D-Mannose to flush out the bacteria.

These are preventative measures to take every day to reduce your risk of UTIs.
August 29 2013

Holly from New Zealand

60 7

Oh honey honey...

Personally, water mixed with baking soda made me gag, couldn't even swallow it and cause continuous despair. Antibiotics worked but immediately after they were finished pain came back immediately. So I coated a decent sized spoon with honey (has antibacterial properties) put a 1/2 a tbs of baking soda on the spoon and then added more honey.

After mixing with my finger, filled a glass with water. Swallow the substance by getting it into your mouth and then start gulping that water down. For me this was the least painful way to get the baking soda into my system. Less than an hour later I was already feeling a lot better. I did it roughly three times a day at first, would lower the amount as time progressed.
Now when I start to feel a little pain down there I'll make up a spoonful.
August 08 2013

Dana from Hightstown NJ

16 30


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