It sounds like your condition could be managed or improved greatly by making a few lifestyle changes, if you are willing. For instance, there are many known bladder irritants that most people regularly consume that you may wish to try cutting out for awhile and see if it helps. These are:
Alcohol, black tea, coffee, sodas, citrus juices, chocolate, cayenne, and hot peppers. Also white sugar.
Cranberries contain substances that kill bacteria and make your bladder wall so slippery that any escaping bacteria can't latch on and thrive there. Unsweetened cranberry juice (or concentrate) is the most effective form. The sugar or corn syrup in cranberry cocktail-type juices and cran-apple juices can feed the infection.
You may also have a yeast infection which may be causing the condition. A good probiotic and a candida/yeast diet would help in that case. Lots of info is available on the net about this, I had to go through it myself...
There are also some herbs like Uva Ursi that may help.
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It has great info on bladder conditions and how to treat them. Cheers,
[This message has been edited by RageOfAngels (edited 05-04-2003).]