Martha's story began a number of decades ago when she began experiencing UTI symptoms out of the blue. Despite her symptoms, all the UTI tests returned negative for infection. After going through the usual investigative procedures, she was given a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis (IC). Her persistence in wanting a more logical explanation led her to find a superior urine culture test that was able to identify her bacteria. She was then finally able to access antibiotic treatment, eventually putting an end to her chronic UTI. Over many years she has personally helped countless people from different countries, along with developing an information website and sponsoring a science research project in 2003. As a determined and proactive patient advocate, she continues her pursuit in networking, sharing information and raising awareness of inadequate UTI testing and treatment. This is her story.
Carol is an Australian woman who suffered with severe recurrent UTIs and constant, debilitating pelvic pain for several decades. The frequency and severity of her attacks were getting worse despite being treated each time. Her situation had become dire. In 2014, Carol's GP agreed to start her on a chronic UTI treatment protocol used in the United Kingdom. Thanks to this non-standard treatment approach, for the first time in over 25 years Carol reports she is finally free from her regular acute UTIs and constant pelvic pain. You can read more about her experience here.
The following blog entry is a patient story from an Australian woman with a five year history of recurrent UTIs that turned into a diagnosis of 'irritable bladder' and 'interstitial cystitis'. In desperation, she took matters into her own hands and cured her chronic UTI naturally through improving her overall health, balancing her hormones and taking natural anti-microbials. Her personal journey has resulted in a research project collecting information from women who have managed, treated and cured their recurrent UTIs. She has now developed a website designed to share this valuable information which she hopes will help educate and empower other women.
Lindyloo is a Dutch woman with a history of bladder problems spanning three decades. She was treated for monthly UTIs, until short-course antibiotics no longer had an effect. By now she was in constant pain. Bedridden and in emotional turmoil day after day, she had the choice of giving in to her painful illness, or gather the energy to find a solution. When Lindyloo took to the internet and learned of a UTI specialist in England, she knew she had to get to the clinic if there was any hope of improving her quality of life. Lindyloo made the painful journey and her treatment has been life changing. Read more about her story to find out why.
Anna is an Australian woman with a history of recurrent UTIs spanning 30 years. Her infections were more an inconvenience than a problem—providing she received treatment quickly. Over time, she would require a second course of antibiotics to fully clear her symptoms. She followed all the advice given by doctors and drank large volumes of water to 'flush' the infections through. It was when her UTI tests started to come back negative, that doctors wrongly concluded there was no infection and no treatment required. With her infection left untreated, and home remedies bringing no relief, her condition naturally worsened. By now, her painful symptoms had taken over her life. Left with no other viable option in Australia, she travelled abroad to see a physician specialising in UTIs. It was here that she was diagnosed with a chronic UTI and finally started on an appropriate treatment for her embedded infection—two and a half years after its onset. Read her story here.