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Ashley

I had chronic UTI's for 4 years, always sex related. In those four years when I didn't have a UTI there was always a burning feeling in my bladder. Not sure if I got the bacteria from myself or from my partner. But you should ALWAYS have your man take a shower before sex. There is naturally over 20 types of bacteria present on a mans penis, so we'd like to minimize that. Even when I wasn't having a UTI, I had irritation and burning in my bladder that got worse with any spicy food, onions, tomatoes, carbonated drinks, alcohol, or caffeine (although the specific irritant foods may be different for different people). Try to avoid foods that irritate you so your bladder can heal faster.

So now on to the remedies I used, and the one's that are total bulls**t. The two main ones I used were D-mannose POWDER (not pill form) and kirkman's biofilm defense. Not trying to advertise that specific brand, but that was the brand that worked for me. I would chug around 5 cups of water with around 2 tsps of D-mannose powder right before intercourse and the same thing after. Making sure to go to the bathroom before and after sex. Not only that, but I drank ONLY water with d-mannose poweder all the time. The powder prevents bacteria from sticking to your uterine lining so it is important to keep drinking it otherwise the bacteria will have a chance to adhere. I'd drink it well into the night and the next morning, at least, after intercourse. Don't worry about using too much because it is a natural component derived from cranberry that is a form of sugar that won't cause a sugar-overload or pre-diabetic issues. The biofilm defense is the thing that really worked for me, and I take it 1 time a day, and another time after just having intercourse. There is a so-called 'bio-film' that bacteria create around themselves to prevent recognition by the immune system, which contributes to why they can be so chronic. The bio-film defense destroys this and gives your immune system a chance to intervene. It's important not to push yourself, and if you're not enjoying yourself during sex because the pressure on your bladder hurts you should stop. Any good partner that knows you're in pain will understand, and if they don't you should get rid of them. Rough sex can partially tear the thin lining between your vagina and urethra and allow for bacteria to pass.

Another thing people often don't know is yeast infections can cause UTIs!! So from you going to the doctor and getting antibiotics, the bacteria in your bladder (bad AND good) will go away. Letting the normal amount of fungal yeast in your vagina grow into an infection. So antibiotics are an endless loop of infections. There are many natural remedies for yeast infections, including boric acid suppositories (I do not know enough about this though, so I'd recommend looking this up on your own). Your partner can also be the one giving you yeast infections, so make sure they are checked too if you're worried.

For the constant irritation of the bladder, the main thing that is causing it is your acidic urine, a pill I take every morning is source natural's alka-balance. Which alkanizes your urine. Helping your bladder lining re-form it's protective layer. Any alkaline dietary supplement should do the trick. Berberis Vulgaris hemeopathic dissolving pills also seemed to help calm my bladder.

So now on to some things that didn't work. Cranberry juice, or pills, etc. DOES NOT DO ANYTHING for a UTI you already have. At least not in my case. It may help prevent against them, but in my experience it's not worth your time. D-mannose is way more effective. Another thing that partially worked, but more than anything just irritated my bladder even more, was Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda. I chugged these 24/7 after sex on varying time scales, with little positive results. To an extent, it would help slow-down the rate at which my infection grew, but wasn't the answer to my problems. And it irritated my bladder further, which may have even caused an infection. Other things that didn't work for me were turmeric powder, lactoferrin, monolaurin, and nattozimes.

Let me know if you have any questions and I hope I can help! I wrote this solely to help girls (and guys) with the same problems.

Another thing to look up:
Doctor Scott Health's channel on youtube, talking about biofilm and d-mannose

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Anonymous

Mannose has helped me before, but not always. Often I've ended up using baking soda in water to get rid of the burning until I could get to the doctor to get antibiotics, unfortunately. Yeast overgrowth is definitely a problem from antibiotics, and then more antibiotics needed to get rid of infections. Now I'm focused on eliminating the yeast problem. This website has also been incredibly helpful in helping me to prevent the recurrent uti's: urinarytractinfectiontreatment.johnnyappleseedcompany.com/self-help-iii.html

Kelsey

I know that you wrote this back in July, but I'm hopeful that you may still receive notifications from comments! Reading your story is incredibly similar to mine. For the past three months, I have had burning (raging from mild to severe) in my bladder. I thought it was a UTI from the start, but docs could not find any bacteria in my urine. They diagnosed me with Interstitial Cystitis. A week ago it all turned into a terrible bladder infection and confirmed resistant E. Coli to Cipro and Levaquin. Therefore, I know the E. Coli have been undetectable and in my bladder wreaking havoc for months. I just ordered Biofilm Defense and cannot wait to try it. Like you, I've tried almost everything. D-Mannose seems to help too. Did you pair the Biofilm with anything to 'clean up' the bacteria that are released from the biofilm? I'm concerned about that. Please let me know! I hope you are still feeling better!

Anonymous

Actually... cranberries have been proven not to have any effect on UTIs. Hence, neither would a bio-film cranberry derivative. Drinking large amounts of water however does have a major effect on flushing bacteria out of the urinary tract. It is recommended to drink half your body weight (in ounces) of water daily. So 140lb = 70 oz water or about 2 quarts plus 1 cup. *taken from various web sites concerning UTIs.*

Nicole

Hi how many pills a day of the biofilm defense do you take and for how long???

Angela

You take one pill a day, either with food or on an empty stomach.

Sharon

When you take the bio-film, I just wondered do you take a bigger dose than one tablet for the first week or two? Currently on a longterm antibiotic which I need to come off next month due to possible long term impact. It's kept UTI's at bay but I know as soon as I finish it will all flare up. I still have the constantly full-bladder feeling and stinging sensation but not the pain of a UTI. I've started D Manosse and probiotics daily in advance of finishing up the antibiotics but would like to start the biofilm too ASAP. Just wondering is it okay to take them when on the antibiotics still?

Thanks in advance.

Robin K

I catherize intermittently so I've made good friends with UTIs my whole life, some easy to treat, some take months to get rid of. After my last 3 month long cycle of culture, antiobiotic, culture, antibiotic, etc I decided to look online for help. Like many I've always taken D-mannose (still do) but found Kirkman's Biofilm Defense and haven't had a UTI since, that makes it 3 months without one. There are no side effects in my case and I generally take 1 per day but if I have that twinge that I might be getting a UTI (in my case its hard to tell) then I take 2 for a few days and still have had no side effects. I just ordered another bottle and will ALWAYS keep this pill in stock because it seems to be working.

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