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04-21-2011, 10:31 AM
I would really like to know if there are any holistic treatments for this (not just prevention measures). Can you cure them with homeopathy? I am having a hard time because I am in pain and there was blood in my urine. Everyone around me is saying I need antibiotics but I never want to take them again. They are SO bad for people. One Eastern medicine Dr. I saw told me that they wreak havoc on the human body and they cause more harm with all of the side effects. I wish someone could help. If anyone has any advice, that would be great, thanks.
04-21-2011, 12:30 PM
Because it's now developed into a more serious infection, it will be much harder to resolve with natural methods. It's may not be impossible, yet it could be dangerous. Having dealt with them my whole life, I found Uva Ursi capsules (any brand) to be more effective than any other supplement, food, or prescription and usually heals within a day or two. In your case, it will likely take much longer and you should probably use it a few times a day at a bit higher dose (normally it's 2-4 caps/day). It's recommended to take with food (nothing containing vitamin C), though I've personally had no issues combining them. In addition, I recommend probiotics to be taken away from food and other supplements. I use Garden Of Life Primal Defense Ultra. Make sure to pay close attention to your body and to check for a fever. I would suggest going to a doctor if the symptoms don't lessen within a week or so, at least to test to see how bad it is. I usually will agree regarding antibiotics. If you end up using them, be sure to take the probiotics at a separate time to help counteract the meds.
04-21-2011, 01:14 PM
Have you tried Cranberry juice?
I supposed you would have to make your own raw cranberry juice - but it is supposed to be a great help in keeping bacteria from attaching to the lining of the urinary tract/bladder. I think the other thing that helps is just to drink a lot of water to flush out the existing bacteria so it does not continue to build up. That is what I do when I feel I might have one coming on.
04-21-2011, 01:40 PM
are you sure its blood and not coloring from beets ? if it is blood then you should see a doc asap...
04-21-2011, 01:51 PM
Have you tried Cranberry juice? Cranberry isn't that potent, which is why I recommend Uva Ursi. If one does cranberry, the capsules are better than food (to get a high enough dosage), however it will take much longer to work.
04-21-2011, 02:08 PM
I heard David Wolfe once recommend putting 1tsp ob baking soda in a glass of water and drink it every hour until your symptoms dissappear. He explained in the lecture how it works.
I tried it the last time I a felt an infection coming on. (If you've had a urinary track infection, you KNOW what I mean!) And my symmptoms were gone in about 2 hours. It convinced me!!
Try it, it can't hurt!
04-21-2011, 03:02 PM
This is a site I found which mentions the baking soda remedy - sounds interesting.
Note it does caution against this treatment if you have high blood pressure:
04-21-2011, 05:47 PM
Thank you all so much for the advice and information . I wish I had posted this before I had the infection so I knew how to deal with it in the future.
So...unfortunately, I buckled under the pressure of family telling me I need antibiotics asap because of the blood in my urine (I haven't been eating beets). That is more serious and I was afraid to try anything that wasn't fool-proof because if it advanced anymore, it might have really hurt me. Last time I had one, I did not experience any symptoms whatsoever from it, and only found out that it had spread to my kidneys and become very severe when I went to the ER for severe dehydration after a stomach virus and culture test. They told me left any longer, it would have been life-threatening. It is hard for me to tell when a UTI is coming on. I don't know if it is because I already think I have some food intolerance which causes urgency or what, but I just cannot tell until it is too late. If I can catch it at an early stage, I would be interested in trying Uva Ursi and the baking soda method. I already do cranberry juice.
I too suffer from UTIs Rawvioli. I also tried curing them naturally. I have a *wonderful* holistic MD and he gave me LONG LONG list of what he feels is needed to treat them natrually - wow, I'm guessing the cost of all he recommended would have been WAY out of my budget.
I always just take the antibiotic. My MD explained that a bladder infection is nothing to fool around with because it can turn into a kidney infection and you don't want that.
But - this is how he has me taking the antibiotics. I take 1 anti every 12 hours. So, 6 hours after I take the anti, I take a probiotic. Then 6 hours later the anti, 6 hours later the pro.
After the (usually 1 week) course of antis are done - continue taking the pro for 3 more days. That's what I do and call 'r good. I wish I didn't have to take the antis, but I'm grateful they're there for me when I do need them.
I also drink lots of water kefir getting good probiotics there too. *Ü*
07-12-2011, 10:35 PM
I suffered from what I thought was UTIs, symptoms were that and doctors always told me I had one when I complained. I knew something was wrong with urgency I had and certain foods that made it worse, like sugar and gluten. I had tests done and results were interstitial cystitis. If you are getting chronic UTIs I would make sure you do not have IC. Certain things like cranberry and orange and other acid is very bad to consume. I stil to an alkaline diet as much as possible and now trying raw to help my chronic pain.
Dent de Lion
08-26-2011, 03:34 PM
The antibiotics they give you for UTIs nowadays are very targeted, and don't mess with the bacteria in other parts of your body. If you can't resolve the UTI yourself very soon (say, within 24-48 hours) SEE A DOCTOR AND TAKE THE MEDICINE! It can spread to your kidneys and be fatal.
Raw Angel Mom
08-26-2011, 08:44 PM
Contact dr. Morse (Robert Morse), youtube morsend
Don't do the antibiotic, contact him first.
I pray for you!
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