What type of low-dosage antibiotic?

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I'm so fed up of UTIs.  I feel ill before them, lousy while the infection takes hold and uncomfortable afterwards, when the bladder is obviously still irritated.  I worry when I've got things planned, or on days out.  A UTI has ruined things in the past, as I've had to return home quickly.  Depending what happens when I see the GP - I may be re-referred to the urologist - I want to ask about taking a low-dose antibiotic.  This was suggested to me by a urologist a few years ago, but was never mentioned again.

If others are on low-dose antibiotics, what sort is usually prescribed?  I usually take Trimethoprim for infections.  Do they really mean no more UTIs?

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    I was referred to a urologist by my gp due to ongoing and recurrent UTI. He put me on a low dose antibiotics trimethoprim for 2 months, all was well whilst I was on this but as soon as I came off the next day I got a bad UTI. He put me back on this course for another 2 months, if was all going well again until ear the end and I got UTI whilst I was on the antibiotics. 

    Since then hen and for about the last 3-4 months I have been taking a daily dose of d mannose which is a natural sugar. I take 1 tsp every morning and one after sex. My Utes have reduce and have only had one about once a month. When I do get a UTI I take this every few hours and they have all cleared up on their own. I would not be able to live without this now.

    not sure if this helps, but my urologist was not that helpful and I have found this out on my own.

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      Thank you Berry81168.  That's very interesting.  I'm going to discuss it all with my GP tomorrow and see where I go from there, but it's always useful to be aware of other options.  

      As I always bleed with a UTI - something the consultant was concerned about, but which I understood was relatively common - I'm expecting him to refer me back to the urologist.  I've also got two kidney stones which the urologist is monitoring, so I think it will probably be a good thing.

      All the best.  I hope the D Mannose continues to work for you.

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