Getting desperate about my bladder problem!

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This has been ongoing for nearly a month now and still haven't actually seem a doctor and been examined. As I have said on other thread, I have now provided four urine samples - only one of which was positive and sent off to the lab, but no culture. Took my seven day course of Macrobid, but that didn't resolve it.

I just feel like there is constant pressure on my bladder (or urethra? who knows) and, although I am not going to the toilet every few minutes, I am going a lot more than usual and feeling a constant burning just inside my vagina. I am sure that is where my urethra has decided to move to now:(

Have managed to make an online appointment to see a doctor on 8th November, so that is something.

I am just now sure if this problem is due to the LS (therefore more gynaecological ) or if it is a urological problem.

All I know is that things do not feel right down there.

Is anyone else in the same boat as me?

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    To be honest your story could be mine! I had exactly the same issues and it took 5 courses of 4 different antibiotics before my infection went away. I too had some negative results despite severe symptoms.

    A doctor has told me that having LS makes you far more likely to suffer from UTIs.

    I think you just need to persevere with the doctor. Mine eventually found the correct medication. I also tried olive oil, applied after urination and it eased the symptoms a little.

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    Try drinking uva ursi tea or take as supplements. Make it a strong tea (if tea) and add a pinch of baking soda for a higher ph. It works at alcaline levels of ph. I also drink cranberry juice, but not the sweet one with apple juice. There is an organic concentrate that Whole Foods sells, and I sweeten it myself. Hope that gives you relief. It has been helping me.

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    lodge, I can't speak to the UTI issue directly, but I had been communicating with a woman named Shirley (probably re atrophy, not LS) who had terrible issues with UTIs. She was finally given Trimethorprim and was cured. Haven't heard from her in a long while so I'm assuming she has not had a relapse. Of course, what works for one person isn't guaranteed to work for the next...

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    I also had bladder problems and a series of antibiotics but my LS specialist said that it was being caused by or at least exaggerated by atrophy and a course of topical HRT treatment - vagifem - made a big difference. All the best, J.

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