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Okay so first off, I started having my first UTI since I started being sexual active which was when I was 18. I'm 22 now & ive noticed it has just gotten worse, especially this last year! I've had multiple UTI's in one month sometimes and I'm assuming that's due to the the antibiotics not working & the baceteria is either immune to the antibiotic or they're not prescribing me the correct antibiotic. Last year I was prescribed an antibiotic for a bad uti I had, I was on that for one week , after that I still had my uti symptoms and I was prescribed another antibiotic and I was on that for another two weeks. Even after that I still experienced symptoms i wasn't fully comfortable & keep in mind at a daily basis I control my uti symptoms by taking D mannose 3 times a day & cranberry pills daily.
After 9 months having minor uti symptoms i got a yeast infection so I went back because I didn't feel & my doctor told me this whole time I had a bladder infection & a yeast infection. But it didn't make sense to me because I thought uti's and bladder infection were the same thing. After that round of antibiotics I felt better but he referred to a urologist to get a specialists opinion.
I went to the urologist & they put a camera up my urethra to check my bladder lining (ouch)! & she told me that my bladder lining is looking great , but what she told me before doing so is , if my muscles spasm as she inserts the camera into my urethra then she might expect my pelvic floor muscles to have tighten from a bad infection & they've never learn to relax themselves. I've never heard of the PFM & I was confused & slightly relieved but she told me to learn how to relax my muscles & use heating pads & make sure I relax myself a good amount before sex. & if the pain persists to go to a physical therapist for PFM.
i didn't go to the physical therapist yet because I wanted to try to fix it myself & I noticed the pain kinda went away. I would take deep breaths and remind myself that I didn't have a uti and it was my muscles. & I think mentally it helped knowing I didn't have a UTI so that was Something.
Unfortunately I still get UTI's and they would come all of a sudden which were the worse ones to cure! & so far now that I'm thinking is , they're usually a day after I have had sex which freaks me out because I can't enjoy anything & I follow all the uti prevention guidelines
-peeing after sex
-washing myself before sex
-I make sure my partner is clean as well
-i wash myself every time I have a bowel movement
-I drink plenty of water to where I feel like I don't even need to flush the toilet no more! It's so clear
-I avoid spicy food & all things sugary (when I have my uti symptoms)
I suppose I could take spicey & sugary foods all out of my diet & see if that works but honestly I can't think of a time a had a uti by only my diet ? Every time I have a uti I've had sex the day of or the day before. & im thinking of not having sex anymore. Cause it's such a hassle I'm going insanse & I can't enjoy the simple things in life.
I had my first Pap smear today & hours after I got a horrible UTI , I did have sex the day before so I just can't determine what's going on. The thing is I don't want to take an antibiotics all the time because reading all these UTI stories I don't want to become immune to them. And what happens if I do become immune to these antibiotics. The pain is so bad I can't do anything & I don't know what to do & also I'm not on birth control so it doesn't have to do with that. I'm just thinking to try the antibiotic before sex or just stop it completely cause I feel like there's no hope..I'm going to try the physical therapy & stop having sex for a while but what if I can't ever have sex again . It's a nightmare
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