Chronic UTI’s

sunkacola

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There's quite the debate on cranberry and UTIs. some doctors or naturopaths say it helps and others say it doesn't do a thing. It's impossible to know what is true. To my knowledge there have been no scientific peer-reviewed studies on the effectiveness of cranberry on UTIs, and without that thorough course of strict double-blind testing and medical exploration, there are no facts available.

(If there actually has been a scientific study and the results are available I'd like to know that, and where to find the papers)

Cranberry is unlikely to harm a person, though. So, if you think it helps, go for it. Why not.

I used to drink cranberry juice when I got a UTI, but I never noticed that it helped and cranberry juice is expensive unless you buy the watered-down junk full of sugar ( which I won't touch, and has so little actual cranberry in it that it wouldn't help anyway), so I stopped using it when I get a UTI, and instead just go to urgent care and get medication that knocks it out.
 

Flexecif

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I've read that It is also common for people with Fibromyalgia to experience a frequent need to urinate and pain during urination. Studies found that when Fibromyalgia impact was worse, pelvic and bladder symptoms were also worse.
 

Forgetmenot

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Yes I’ve read that.it’s so hard to know if u have a UTI or if it’s fibro.this won’t sound nice ok but I’ve found if I have a UTI my pee and underwear smells different.
 

JayCS

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I've read that It is also common for people with Fibromyalgia to experience a frequent need to urinate and pain during urination. Studies found that when Fibromyalgia impact was worse, pelvic and bladder symptoms were also worse.
Not quite as specific, I don't think, just generally different sorts of bladder problems. My pain is before, not during urination. In my case I first also thought my symptoms were worse in a flare, turns out they often aren't in my case. My physio (acupressurist) has done & shown me palpating my belly, and since I've been doing it regularly (first thing in the morning in bed and sometimes throughout the day) frequency and pain is much reduced, I hope that's gonna continue more than just the last few days...! :cool:
 
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