For the last 3 months before and during my period I have started getting a touch of cystitis, its very uncomfortable and very annoying, just wondering does anybody else suffer from this?
I read about a thing called interstitial cystitis which kinds fits my symptoms? Anybody ever heard of it?
hi mrs. crilly,
I had the same thing for months and got a few course of antibiotics but the doctor was more treating the kidneys. Then I was refer to a specialist and he put me on a low dose antibiotic for a month that is for bladder infections(one tablet at night) and I got that last August and have been good since. But one has to make sure that you drink the two litres of water a day to pervert another infection.
My advice to you is go to the doctor and ask about the low dose antibiotic and if doesn't help it go to a specialist - thats what their there for.
Thanks for that, I used to have lots of kidney infections when I am younger so I hope its not trying to come back and annoy me again! I did have to get a weeks course of microdantin last month so I will have a word with the GP again. I can only ever manage 1 litre of water a day so I will try and increase this and hopefully it will do me good.
Mrs Crilly, Cystopurin sachets you get from the pharmacy will tide you over whilst waiting to see your GP. Got them for a bout I had they worked well until I got some antibiotics, its such a pain.
Trimethoprim is the name of the antibiotic that I got. The specialist that I went to got me to go into the hospital for a day and do a camera check on the bladder (don't know what the technical word is for this) and this would find out if you have that interstitial cystitis. I had just signs that I have a number of infections. The specialist said to drink 3 pints a day and to go the toilet every 2 to 3 hours. I know it is hard to get into drinking more water but give it a try it took me about a month to get use to it.
Good luck with the doctor and take care of yourself
I have been lashing the water into me and I'm feeling a lot better now yippie!
Potters' Antitis, I can't endorse them enough. YOu can buy them in any health shop and when I feel that a dose of cystitis is coming on I take two and it goes again, I used to suffer from that something awful and was on so many antibiotics. Antitis keeps it away and I have'nt needed antibiotics in months now, thank God cause I hate taking them.
D-mannose is the only thing that has ever worked for me. I had infections every 2 to 3 weeks for years, had the surgery, camera etc to no avail but this has completely stopped it in it tracks. Not a bother with 3 years now.