I have chronic bladder problems, seems like when prednisone wears off it's worst. Anyway, I was told too to avoid cranberry juice because the acid outweighs the benefit, which really was bad because I like it. Anyway, diet soda is really bad because of the sweetener, nutrasweet. Water is good. My grandmother used to make parsley water by boiling water, putting parsley in it, then putting it in the frig. The parsley took any weird taste out of the water. I hope you feel better soon. I know you must be hurting. I'm going through a similar thing, no fever, kidneys aching and fullness. My urologist looked inside my bladder and told me that there was an infection in the bladder floor, that's why the feeling of fullness and having to empty all the time and feeling like I'm not emptying enough, because your bladder holds a reserve, and when the bladder floor gets irritated, the reserve causes the bladder to hurt. Also there is supposed to be a mucus lining that separates the urine from the bladder wall and sometimes it gets damaged. i know in part diet is responsible or at least dietary changes usually have to be made to fix it. Why are humans so fragile these days? What have we done to our planet, ourselves?
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
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