I Hate Urinary Tract Infections

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 134 People

    I Wish There Were Better Treatment And Prevention Options Available

    Over the past few years, I get UTIs pretty frequently. I have one right now. I do all the stuff you are supposed to do to prevent them and I get tired of reciting this to doctors. Yes, I drink lots of water. Of course, I know to urinate before and after intercourse.  I take...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Dec 7, 2009

    I get them from time to time.

    My doctor allows me to keep some anti-biotics in case if happens.I have now not had one for 2 years but I have had several tests in hospital over the years and after the last one the Doctor said to me."Your trouble is that you have an enormous prostate".
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2014

    Ok This Is a Bit Embarassing

    this morning i woke up feeling quite uncomfortable. i dont have health insurance so strolling down to the doctors office for an antibiotic prescription is not gonna happen.  right now i am drinking cranberry juice and my husband is headed to the local gnc to get me...
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2007

    I had one. I NEVER want one again.

    Is hard to get through the day when you know you will eventually have to scream when you pee.
    pardax pardax
    16-17, M
    1 Response May 16, 2015

    I Need Tea

    I woke up with one recently and it felt like a hangover.I had a burning urge to gulp down tea and that was the first thing I did.I put some eggs on to boil and went to get dressed.I tried to eat but I could only eat half an egg.I had to gulp down another cup of tea.
    gityergameon gityergameon
    41-45, M
    Nov 17, 2010

    Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection

    I currently have a catheter in but today I have been in quite a lot of pain. It burns when I walk, I feel like I need to urinate all the time so I am going to the toilet constantly to empty my catheter only to find that only a little dribble comes out. However this morning when I...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering
    22-25, F
    Feb 26, 2012

    It's 5 am suns coming up ,

    not slept at all thanks to this horrid uti! In so much pain and getting pretty worked up about it all :(
    guessitsjustmexo guessitsjustmexo
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 5, 2014

    I Always End Up In the Dr Office

    Thank goodness I have not had one in awhile.  Whenever I do I end up in the Dr office on multiple rounds of antibiotics.  Yuck.
    shadowgirl shadowgirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2008

    Urinary Infection

    I hate urinary tract infections.  Oh my, does it ever hurt and very uncomfortable.  I don't wish it on anyone.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Jan 12, 2011

    Urinary Crap Infection

    Okay I've had three or four urinary tract infections in the past year and as everyone knows they SUCK! And to top them off, every time I got antibiotics from the doc I felt like crap. My advice is to get 100% cranberry juice and put a bunch of sugar in and drink it all. It works...
    Sillyspock Sillyspock
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2008

    This is the worst one I've ever had.

    .. I've never felt so sick I wished to throw up. Apparently that's nothing to worry about. I didn't know you could feel SO bad It should be illegal to feel this horrible. Just got back from emerg. It never fails me how little empathy those people have big I guess that's the...
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 2

    My List Of Things To Help With Reoccurring UTI'S

    I'm 20 years old and have suffered reoccurring UTI's as well as lingering UTI symptoms, mainly urgency. My mum and sister have had the same thing too.... And this seems to be quite an issue with women all over the place at the moment with no real solution. I just wanted to share...
    DustMite DustMite
    18-21, F
    Apr 10, 2013

    ugghh, UTI's and bladder infections are

    such a hassle! As if being incon wasnt bad enough, then through UTIs on top!
    Samantha0289 Samantha0289
    26-30, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    Nasty Being An Understatement!

    It's torture. I've had one or two water infections in my time, I just felt sluggish and lethargic, I wasn't sure what was up until I went to the toilet. I was in for a shock and winced badly, it felt like I was passing pure acid and there was pinky blood in it. It was very...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2013

    I'm Drinking Cranberry Juice Right Now

    Yep...I hate these suckers! Today, I began the day at urgent care, bent in half over yet another UTI.  I'm prone to them and occasionally have to get my urethra dilated (oh my, that's a fun experience!).  This morning, I wished that I could have called it in, since I...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    May 24, 2008

    Gonna try to get in to see my urologist today.

    Think I have another UTI. UTI's, one of the pleasures of having to self cath. I think it is time to explore other options instead of having to self cath.
    karinawheels karinawheels
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2014

    I am a walking UTI. I started getting them my

    senior year of high school. Yet part of that may be because I started using the scented garden's eve spray down there. That may have caused it. The rest however are either because of my medullary sponge kidneys or possibly dehydration at times. My last one which was a month...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 31, 2014

    I Get Them All The Time

    i get them all the time because i have to put a catheter in myself every time a need a pee.
    drippy72 drippy72
    41-45, M
    Apr 10, 2013

    And On Wednesday (11/23) I Remembered Why.

    My UTIs (2 in 2005-06 and 6 in 2008) were caused by urinary cyst. My tract retains urine, which is acidic and irritates the skin inside. This cause infections, or at least makes them much more possible. I have been on antibiotics every day for 3 and a half years to prevent this...
    JosephinCA JosephinCA
    31-35, M
    Nov 25, 2011

    Starting Monday it felt like I continually had

    to pee but nothing came out. It got worse and led to my coworkers wondering why I am repeatedly getting up from the room. Went to urgent care last night got a script for Macrobid. Two pills a day for 10 days. Took one last night and two today. It's been over 24 hows and no...
    beldar88 beldar88
    46-50
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    Not a Good Burn

    Ouch....I have to wear continence aids because of lack of personal care support to help me use the bathroom when required. Australia sucks regarding care of people with disabilities. Recently I had a 28 hour (hours of delays) trip from NYC back home to Australia. Well, I'm...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2008

    I Hate Urinary Tract Infections

    Did any of you who had uti have negative dip stick results?
    redhead8654 redhead8654
    61-65
    Apr 7, 2013

    Starting Monday it felt like I continually had

    to pee but nothing came out. It got worse and led to my coworkers wondering why I am repeatedly getting up from the room. Went to urgent care last night got a script for Macrobid. Two pills a day for 10 days. Took one last night and two today. It's been over 24 hows and no...
    beldar88 beldar88
    46-50
    Sep 23, 2015

    Oh, Man...

    I've had a pretty severe UTI since Friday afternoon. I missed school and work yesterday and today because it is just so awful and I just can't stay out of the bathroom too long. I can't sleep because I feel like I'm about to pee the bed even when I know I won't and I'm not...
    deadmoon deadmoon
    22-25, F
    Apr 24, 2012

    Ugh

    I don't think there's anything more to say besides the fact that these suck. I've been to the bathroom probably 12 times in the past hour. And when I'm not in the bathroom it just burns and irritates. Stay strong people. We all have to deal with these ****** things.
    Jfoulds12 Jfoulds12
    18-21, F
    Nov 16, 2012

    UTI! Owwee

    One of the worsed pain there is to feel is having one of these!!!!! I've always gotten these as I tend to not drink enough water.  The first sign is a pressure pain and then the extreme burning. Getting relief is easy~ with UTI RELIEF and WATER, LOL  
    Neveah Neveah
    16-17, F
    Jun 22, 2008

    Antibiotic Alternative? : Vitamin D Supplementation May Help With Urinary Tract Infections

    http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Vitamin-D-may-boost-urinary-tract-health-Study Vitamin D may boost urinary tract health: Study By Stephen Daniells, 05-Jan-2011 Adequate vitamin D levels may boost the body’s immune response and protect against urinary tract infections...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    Jan 12, 2011

    After doing a lot of thinking,

    I'm gonna get a suprapubic.
    karinawheels karinawheels
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2014

    I have to catheterize myself

    before I go to sleep at night and sometimes have had UTI's relating to this. bummer : (
    smoothiescot smoothiescot
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Nov 16, 2014

    This is like my fifth one in the past two years

    and the antibiotics are not working this time. I'm super freaked out that this one is like an antibiotic superbug that is gonna kill me!
    naptaker naptaker
    22-25, F
    Mar 15, 2015

    GAH!

    UTIs are the bane of my existence. I've been getting them recurrently since I was three years old. I have a prescription of low-dose antibiotic pills that I have to take every time I have sex (a real mood-killer, thanks) and a stockpile of Pyridium that takes my pain away and...
    OFFthecuff OFFthecuff
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 12, 2007
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