Re: antibiotics not working for uti
The other thing I learned after dozens of antibiotic treatments for UTIs was that vaginal estrogen cream (for those of us with the menopausal UTIs) is also a great post-sex antidote. Our vaginal bacteria is changing and the estrogen cream beats back those bugs. Estrogen cream does not have the same risks at HRT orally, and you needn't use much or use it more than when you have sex. Any worthwhile doctor facing a menopausal UTI problem should start with this (but they don't). The dose I was given was (I think) 1 cc twice a week, but I didn't need to take that much to control them. Also, you have to remember to drink lots of water, drink unsweetened cranberry sauce (my doctor told me the cranberry pills were not safe, for some reason) and pee and wash after sex.
Last edited by Wantok; 03-23-2009 at 05:08 PM.