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mawmaw66
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   Posted 7/10/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning everybody, hope your having a good day, me I'm having my 3rd. case of UTI in 4 months. and I am so tierd of it. Do any of you have this problem? The dr. puts me on the meds. and it gets better and then comes back.
                                                                     Linda
   
      
Lupus, RA, OA, Raynard diseases, Hypothyroidism and a Breast cancer survior.
 Linda


mom46
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   Posted 7/10/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Linda,
  I'm sorry to hear you are having chronic UTI's...((Hugs)). I go through spells with this and it can take awhile to get it under control. I hope this clears up soon for you. Please keep us udpated and take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
                                                              Babs
 
Dx: Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Neuropathy,CAD
Meds:arava,prednisone,plavix,aspirin,protonix,,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,Vytorin,folicacid,lunesta,Tramadol
 
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.


cured4real?
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   Posted 7/10/2008 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel for you. I have had chronic utis and recommend seeing a urologist to get a cystoscope (where they look into your bladder to see what's going on). I had a bunch of polyps and they stretched my urethra in the office and it helped. Also, they can do cultures and make sure they get the right antibiotics for you. This is important because obviously the problem is resistant to the antibiotics--though they work some. My docs kept giving me the same dose of the same thing over and over and it didn't work. My situation is different though. If your urine fails to culture than you may have an infection the culture wont grow or you have another type of chronic problem. Personally, I prefer a female urologist because they are more sympathetic and often specialize in our more complicated biology. Male urologists are really good with prostates, but the two I went to didn't do well at all with my situation. I ended up getting treatment at an ER at Mayo clinic when it progressed to being really really really bad.
Love, Marji
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn


Chaya
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   Posted 7/10/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having numerous urinary problems and now also seem to be having UTI's . This is my third in a short span of time. Urologist couldnt find a darn thing wrong. I know how you feel. It sucks!

Audrey Ann
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   Posted 7/10/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings Linda! I have frequent UTI's, also. When I am put on antibiotics for this, or anything, my rhuemy has me stop taking my Arava (or whatever immuno-suppressnt I am currently taking) until the antibiotic course is fininshed. This seems to help me get over the infection much faster. I do, occasionally, have to have two rounds of antibiotics, though, like right now. This recent UTI has been really bad - painful and, basically, annoying! My prayers to you for a fast recovery!
Prayers,
Audrey Ann
 
Lupus and RA and LOTS of Medications!
 


 


mawmaw66
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   Posted 7/11/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for your response, I know I should drink more water and cranberry juice and less coffee and also I have drinking a lot of green tea with citrus and that may have made if frare up....Hugs,  Linda

Lupus, RA, OA, Raynard diseases, Hypothyroidism and a Breast cancer survior.
 Linda


cured4real?
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   Posted 7/13/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I read an interesting page on trigger foods for interstitial cystitis and I found that avoiding some of them or cutting back did make a difference, even with infections for some reason--probably because the foods may be acidic or generally irritating. Here's the list I looked at. I was surprised by some of the stuff.

http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/diet.html#list
Love, Marji
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn


Harmony
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Total Posts : 56
   Posted 7/13/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Linda, I have had the same problems in the past. I did get some literature on trigger foods that helped. I also found that Advil caused the problem. It took me a long time to figure that one out. If you take any ibuprofen, you might want to take a break from it and see if that helps (although I've never heard of anyone else having that problem). Also, my urologist told me to stay away from the usual cranberry juice remedy as it was too acidic. I'm going to check the site suggested by cured4real too. I hope some of this info helps.

mom46
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   Posted 7/14/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Linda,

   I hope you are feeling better by now and the UTI is clearing up. Take care and update us when you can. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

                                                   Love, Babs


 
Dx: Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Neuropathy,CAD
Meds:arava,prednisone,plavix,aspirin,protonix,,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,Vytorin,folicacid,lunesta,Tramadol
 
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.


mawmaw66
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 7/14/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Babs
I'm a lot better now I took my meds. and cleared it up for now, hope it doesn't come back for a while...in fact I have felt better the last few days than I have felt in months ( scares me) lol. Thank for asking,

Love, Linda
Lupus, RA, OA, Raynard diseases, Hypothyroidism and a Breast cancer survior.
 Linda

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