Interstitial Cystitis success... FINALLY!
Hey ladies, I developed "IC" after a miscarriage last year. A doc put me on various types of antibiotics (which always made my bladder feel better) for ureaplasma and possible Lyme disease; I have not had a positive urine culture since the onset of my "IC". because of the antibiotics I got yeast infections a lot. frustrated, I began douching with peroxide and - SURPRISE!!! My constant bladder symptoms (urgency, frequency, burning, pressure) and pain during intercourse were nearly erased!! So I ordered a vaginal test to figure out why. It showed that I don't have BV at all and very little yeast, but a serious overgrowth of group B strep (4+ on a scale of 0-4+!!) an antibiotic and herbal sensitivity test was done, showing all antibiotics to work, and also oregano and colloidal silver. I'm currently trying oregano mixed with coconut oil (so i can mold it into a suppository and it wont sting). my doc says the herbals are better for vaginal problems because antibiotics kill off the lactobacillus/bifidobacterium, allowing infectious bacteria to return stronger. Whats interesting is I tested negative for group B strep while pregnant with my son 3 years ago. Also, i noticed while using the antibiotics, kefir or any other cultured milk was the only product that seemed to truly have live and active bacteria. If I drank this, my stomach was fine. but with probiotic capsules, regular yogurt, my stomach was NOT happy! I hope this helps someone!! I'll keep you guys updated!
Also, someone on another thread ("Can a UTI cause interstitial cystitis?") that is now closed for some reason mentioned an overgrowth of lactobacillus causing vaginitis, thanks for the info! The doctor said she did find "a lot" of lactobacillus... I will mention it to her.