So... you're saying I need a new man?
@Emmanuelle Cunt good point, thanks for your perspective. I feel like shit on antibiotics but it feels worse to pee blood, amirite?
I need to shed this vision of my body as an island, autonomous and not needing pharmaceutical companies to stay healthy.
@LaurenF Yeah, this!! I'm over it!!! Let's take all the sexy out of sex, because every time I get it in I get holy hell fire pain. I have the macrobid, but is it acceptable to take a pill every time I have sex? Is that the life I want? I once asked my doc how women used to deal with UTIs before there were antibiotics available, and she looked at me and said, "women DIED before they were 40". Uh, thanks doc.
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@RationalHatter THIS IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. thank you so much.
@Moxie no condoms! IUD ftw!!
Gluten-free? No wine or sugar? Geez :( I know you're right, I think it's just that how sad is my life without these things? But how happy is my life without UTIs? Probs very happy, plus, less stress with my bf.
@Moxie ahhhh I am so glad that someone else has this problem. I have been to the acupuncturist, a naturopath and a primary care doc and I still get em!! I think cutting out sugar is a good thing for everyone to do anyway and also a very hard thing to do but I am 100% game for trying anything. Is it regular sugar like candy that's the issue or everything, including fruit and bread?
@christonacracker this is what I'm doing now. It sucks! I wish boys had a pill they had to take all the time
of course I am extremely nice about it. Come on! He's my boyf, after all. He is very sweet and I love him very much, he just doesn't understand what is happening.
And I am fully educated about it, thankyouverymuch. My doc has given me the option of abstaining indefinitely or taking a pill after every time the P goes in the V. I just want to have him be a part of this so I don't feel like I am battling his bacteria like a Spartan when we could work together to keep my urethra infection-free.
PS I will take your comments as loving suggestions, but I am fully educated about urinary tract infections. Avo is only for pain, and does not cure the issue. I have to take time off work to go to the doctor, have my pee checked for nitrates/white blood cells to determine infection, have the doc say "yup, UTI", then go to the pharmacy and purchase the antibiotics. It's inconvenient, painful, and expensive. Having to endure this all on my own when it is something that my partner has an impact on is frustrating.