I had recurrant UTI's before my Crohn's dx (they thought I just had IBS at the time) since 2009. But I think all the stupid antibiotics made my Crohn's go into a permanent flare!
I haven't had a UTI since March but I have had constant feelings of one! My urologist says it could be from my inflammed intestines pushing my bladder- but basically said, "such is life, I don't want to see you back for a year!". UGH! Thus, my MD referred me elsewhere- because she agreed my symptoms are abnormal for a 26yr old with Crohn's! I have an appointment with a locally-known urogynocologist that can help me I hope! My MD gave me samples of Vesicare to try, but I am holding off until my next appointment and do my urinary logs, etc.
It is bad enough Crohn's SUCKS but everything else makes life unbearable sometimes! :(
This board is a blessin. When I think that I am a freak and none of my doctors know what is wrong- it is nice to know there are others out there dealing with the same symptoms and frustrations. xoxo!!!!!!!!