Is this a board for urinary tract infections? (UTI's)

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by robin, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. robin

    robin New Member

    Hi....last year I brought up this topic but don't
    remember for sure which board. The women all discussed
    the problem and many with fibro admitted to having them.
    I never had one till I got the fibro....
    After many suggestions, my doctors finally put me on
    what they call "maintenance" meds which simply put means
    keeping me on anti-biotics meant for UTI's, but switching
    them now and then so I don't become immune to any of
    them. Now on CIPRO which I took for maybe 10 days before
    and as soon as I came off it I got hit again. They'd try
    another anti-biotic (one was Floxin) which worked the
    fastest..until it stopped working. So now they change
    them around. I'll be on CIPRO for about 3 bottles worth
    of it, then I'll have something else called it (the doctor
    will call in something else) and we rotate the drugs but
    I have to take them 7 days a week and the dr chooses the
    strength. If any other woman on here is struggling with
    UTI's because of fibro and hasn't found any answers yet
    you might ask your doctor (gyn, pcp,or urologist) to
    put you on some unless you can't take anti-biotics.
    Who else here found any ways to combat the frequency?
    Love to know how you did it if you did. Cranberry juice
    didn't work as well for me as it was too tart to taste.
    Cranberry pills didn't seem to do it either. So we
    ended up doing the anti-biotics, but not before we tried
    other ways; none of which could be counted on. I do
    know of women who said the cranberry juice, taken daily
    did it for them ,but not everyone had the same result.
    I am unable to "stomach" plain Cranberry juice and I
    was told not to water it down. I watered it down anyway
    and the UTI hit again!

    anyway, this message is long enough!

    Robin

  2. robin

    robin New Member

    HI.....! I REMEMBERED THAT AFTER i SENT MESSSAGE AND
    DID THAT. HAVE BEEN READING THEM ON FIBRO BOARD!
    LOTS OF EM! YEP I STILL THINK ITS CONNECTED TO FIBRO.
    I NEVER HAD ONE TILL I GOT THAT! EVEN THE DIAGNOSIS
    OF RA IN 1986 DIDN'T BRING ANY ON. I STARTED GETTING
    UTI'S BEFORE I EVEN GOT DIAGNOSED WITH THE FIBRO BUT
    I BELIEVE THEY ARE CONNECTED. I USE THE SEARCH PART
    WHEN I REMEMBER TO :>)

    THANKS FOR WRITING...MAYBE SEE YOU ON THE UTI'S OR FIBRO
    BOARD?

    ROBIN
  3. layinglow

    layinglow New Member

    I just posted a message for you on the board..probably while you were writing this one...

    Look for "To Robin--Frequent UTIs"