Uuuugh, that sucks. Do you know what's causing them?
Good luck with your natural remedy. What is it, by the way?
Yah. I know why I get them. It's sex related. I went to LA for a week, and when I came back it was sex, sex, and more sex with my boyfriend. I used to get them even more when we were using spermicide.
I haven't had time to look into this, but I read that foods that contain sulfur (Asparagus, spinach, cashews/almonds, Rhubarb, dark greens, baking soda/Seltzer, etc.) and acid (Cranberries, Lemons, Rhubarb, Blueberries, etc.) are good for getting rid of bladder infections.
I'm drinking lots of water with lemon added and taking cranberry supplements, vitamin C, and probiotics. I'm also eating spinach. I have to go to the food store to buy some nuts (cashews or almonds) and parsley to make parsley leaf tea.
I read that apple cider vinegar and alka seltzer are good for fighting off bladder infections. However, I can't drink apple cider due to being fructose intolerant, and I'm not sure how alka seltzer will affect my digestive system.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working