chronic UTI Tag

Olivia is a British woman whose battle with recurrent UTIs started decades ago.  What first began as occasional, seemingly uncomplicated acute UTIs, eventually turned into frequent, severe recurrent attacks.  When her acute attacks tested positive, she would receive the usual UTI treatment.  When the tests failed to identify bacteria, she was abandoned by her doctors.  After jumping through numerous medical hoops, being repeatedly offered derogatory advice and receiving painful surgical procedures that did more harm than good, Olivia eventually found a specialist who knew what was going on.   She was finally diagnosed and treated for a chronic UTI.  Olivia is a 'long hauler' and healing from her embedded bladder infection has been a test of endurance.  After more than five years in treatment, she is ecstatic to finally be free from her UTI symptoms and looks forward to the day her treatment is complete.  You can read more about Olivia's experience here.

Life changed for this Australian woman when a simple, uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) refused to go away. Relying solely on tests results, doctors were quick to disassociate her symptoms from the initial infection and diagnose her with interstitial cystitis (IC).  Following a post-operative course of antibiotics, Jenna had an unbelievable 14 year hiatus before her dreaded symptoms returned.  Realising doctors knew very little about her condition, she  decided she would find a way to get better.  Her ongoing research highlighted similarities between her 'incurable' condition and other chronic infections.  After plenty of reading and research, she decided to trial a treatment protocol used to target pathogens linked with several other conditions.  This unconventional, self-administered protocol quickly led to relief from her ongoing urinary symptoms.  In little over a year, Jenna was able to stop her treatment completely and remain symptom-free.  You can read more about Jenna's experience here.

 

Libby's life came crashing down when her recurrent urinary tract infections suddenly became constant and stopped responding to treatment.  Being forced to drop out of work and university, she was no longer able to rely on doctors and knew it was up to her to find a solution.  While on university placement, a chance encounter with another chronic UTI sufferer led her to discover a unique chronic UTI treatment protocol being used successfully at a clinic in the United Kingdom.  She asked her doctor for help and within months she was responding to the new treatment.   In just over a year, she is almost cured and says she is firmly committed to seeing her treatment through to the end.

 

At 28-years-of-age, Beth developed a simple UTI that she would go on to endure for the next 10 years.  Living a life in unbearable and debilitating pain, she was eventually diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (IC).  To help manage the symptoms from her ‘incurable’ condition, she was prescribed serious pain medication and had a Medtronic Interstim surgically fitted to her spine.  Refusing to accept this life-long sentence, and desperately wanting a baby, she gathered her strength and continued searching for answers.  After the initial step of discovering and correcting an underactive thyroid condition, in 2015 she travelled overseas to see ‘Dr Lovely’ and was properly diagnosed and treated for a chronic UTI.  Since being properly medicated, Beth has slowly regained her health and finally become a very proud, first-time mother to a healthy, gorgeous, happy baby.  Here is her story.

 

Jill began experiencing recurrent UTIs when she was 60.  Despite receiving standard antibiotic treatment for these acute attacks, the frequency of her infections soon increased, along with alarming lab findings of growing antibiotic resistances.  After suffering severe gut problems from candida overgrowth, and with labs now consistently finding a resistant ESBL-producing E coli (ESBL-EC), she turned to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and completely turned her life around.   Jill has been free from recurrent UTIs for three years and has now turned her attention to lobbying for change.  In 2016 she established a campaign group, BladderAction UK.  The group is putting pressure on the UK government and relevant authorities to address current failures in the medical system, and to introduce better UTI testing and treatment protocols in the UK.   Here is Jill’s story.

 

Julie is an Australian woman whose first ever UTI did not fully respond to treatment and turned into a misdiagnosis of interstitial cystitis (IC).   Feeling she still had the infection, and becoming increasingly depressed that her UTI tests kept coming back negative despite her ongoing UTI symptoms, she decided to take matters into her own hands.  Julie began researching and came across a molecular DNA-based UTI test that identified the bacteria that her local MSU cultures were unable to find.  With further research, she decided to tackle her infection through a combination of natural anti-microbials, a nutrient dense plant-based diet, fasting and lifestyle changes.  Within a year, her self-prescribed regimen gradually strengthen her whole body and, in turn, healed her chronic UTI.  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.