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After several doctor appts, tests, 2 cystoscopy's, urologists, urogynecologist, urology physican ass't and most recently a nurse practioner that specializes in Institial Cystits...I have self diagnosed myself that I apparently have an antibiotic resistant UTI. I am a 60 year 'young' female and never had a UTI before in my life! Or if I did, it went away after a day of frequency. One day in November I woke up with frequency, which progressed to another symptom of horrible 'urge' to urinate that lasted up until a few weeks ago. (no urgency, just icky urge feeling all day - except I could sleep at night thankfully!). Some urethra burning over the months but never when I urinated. Was diagnosed with - vaginal atrophy (which is correct), urethritis, overactive bladder- but no meds ever worked. Interstitial cystisis was ruled out becuase of no pain and no urgency - rushing to bathroom - and test results. Had a few doses of antibiotic when UTI tested (only 4 times tested in Docs office - 3 times positive 1 time negative) ...felt like things were better then burning, frequency would come back. I just got off of 15 days of antibiotics (macrobid) last week and today I did a home test and it showed positive for a UTI. So it never has ever really gone fully away. Today frequency is better, no burning, but I still have an irritation in urethra that just feels like an infection - and is. I ordered D Mannose powder and am going to try that every hour for a couple days. Suppose I should try cranberry sugar free juice, but I read that it really doesn't help everyone. Has anyone else found something that worked to finally get rid of a UtI? So frustrated...just want to feel normal again 'down there' again...thanks for any advice or suggestions!
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