Frequent UTI symptoms - almost 2 years now.
For the past 2 years I have been experiencing UTI symptoms in different ways. In the beginning, it was infrequent - about two or three times a week which would then dissapear for a month or two - and then became very frequent, until now I am only experiencing it once or twice a month.
My symptoms involve a frequent urge to pee and when I do go to the bathroom, it's a slight burning sensation and not much urine comes out. I feel like there is a lot of pressure in my bladder and a very irritating feeling around the entrance of my urethra. After urinating the feeling subsides and I feel a lot better. This only last for a few minutes though and I feel the urge to pee all over again. If I drink a lot of water and flush my system out, it usually goes away after a while.
At one stage it got so painful that I felt dizzy, sweaty and sick. I have seen a doctor about these problems and at first he didn't detect any bacteria in my urine. On a second test he did and treated me with anitbiotics. It seemed to fix the problem, but then the symptoms returned a month later. I went on antibiotics again, and the symptoms dissapeared for about 5 months. Now, they are back but not as bad.
All of this has been over the course of 2 years.
I'm considering just booking an appointment with a urine specialist (urologist? gyno?) and getting some real tests done as I'm worried about the damage this may have caused to my kidneys.
Has anyone experience symptoms of this prolonged nature and what did you do about it?