Originally Posted by lexer
i did 7 days of cipro and 7 pr
10 days of various other antibiotics. should i have been put on them longer? 14 days?
Always use antibiotics as directed by a doctor (to prevent the evolution of antibiotic resistance), but if yeast were an issue, antibiotics were only exacerbating that yeast problem. Yeast infections also commonly result just from using antibiotics (just from killing healthy bacteria allowing yeast to thrive in their place). So if yeast were part (or all) of the problem, you should actually see more improvement off of them (or you may have seen that?). Yeast and bacterial infections often co-occur making it difficult to tell which one's worse.
Cranberry's diuretic, so drink water with it, and too much can cause dehydration, but it should certainly help you to urinate completely. And it helps with yeast and bacteria.
Going back to nutritional things, deficiencies of many things weaken immune response: calcium, potassium, zinc, manganese, iron, and selenium are some commonly mentioned minerals and metals that you might want tested. If your digestive acidity were low (like if you take antacids), the high GI pH inhibits absorption of metals (including non-heme iron). Cinnamon is a surprisingly good source of all of these metals and minerals. It also has anti-inflammatory constituents and is traditionally regarded as helpful for infections. A daily tablespoon is probably way too much, and too much can be dangerously toxic. I might see if a moderate amount like 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon a day seems to help or not.