Following on from a prior post about UTI's, i was wondering if anyone has treated their UTI solely with cranberry tablets.
I have had a UTI for 9 days now- I went to the Dr 3 days after having symptoms. She did a urine test and said i had a UTI. However she just told me to take cranberry tablets, and that would clear it up.
From the beginning my symptoms havent been that bad I guess (after reading other posts). I didnt have any pain except for when I urinated- once finished urinating, I would get an ache just above my public bone/lower stomach for about 3 seconds. Its just the same as the feeling of REALLY busting to go to the toilet, then it disappears. Its weird because I dont really go to the toilet that frequently (which is supposed to be a main symptom)- its only at night. I have to get up at least 3-4 times a night to urinate. It feels like I'm busting, and on a couple of ocassions urine actually leaked out as I hurried to the toilet (normally I can hold it in). I'm pretty worried about this, I dont want to suddenly have an incontinence problem because of the UTI. Is incontinence a side effect?
The pain has decreased now, sometime I urinate and dont feel any pain, other times I feel a slight amount of pain. What bothers me the most is my poor sleeping- its a real pain to have to keep getting up at night.
So yeah, I was just wondering if anyone has had success getting rid of a UTI with cranberry tablets. Im taking 2-3 a day and each tablet is equiv to 10g fresh juice. I just dont have time to see a Dr at the moment & dont want to go if its not necessary...she didnt say anything about the risk of a kidney infection if left untreated. I'm confused about whether it has actually gone cos the pain is minimal. But I am worried....