Its basically the same symptoms as a bladder infection (which require anti biotics to cure) but there is no bacteria present so its hard to get a treated, you have to be referred to a urologist and try a lot of treatments to see what works. Mine was thankfully sorted through weekly injections into my bladder plus my bladder being blown up really big whilst I was asleepWhat are the symptoms and what’s different to cystitis? Thank you
I went privately in the end to get answers but the private GP prescribed them and loaded with my normal GP for me to get them from them if that makes sense?I know this is a bit of a dormant thread, but I’m currently suffering with recurrent uti’s/cystitis and am under a urologist currently waiting for a kidney bladder scan! But I’m after some advice, for those who have been prescribed low dose antibiotics, were they prescribed by a GP? I’m trying to get my Drs to put me on this at the moment and I’ve had one tell me they can only be prescribed by a ‘specialist’ and being quite vague about it, I feel they’re trying to fob me off so would welcome any help or advice about this. Thank you!
I went privately in the end to get answers but the private GP prescribed them and loaded with my normal GP for me to get them from them if that makes sense?
@FraggleRock please do not let your doctor fob you off. In my experience you have to become as persistent as the UTI in order to get anywhere
This may explain your GP’s reluctance to prescribe the low dose antibiotics, you are not alone: https://www.theguardian.com/society...ions-could-be-linked-to-antibiotics-crackdown
It is well documented that UTIs are very poorly understood, as are many medical problems faced predominantly by women (migraine is another one). UTIs can count for a huge 9% of GP appointments so it is well worth it for the medical industry to take it more seriously at all levels.
I know this will sound a bit bonkers but my persistent UTIs reduced greatly when I stopped consuming chicken. It may very well have been a coincidence but there is growing evidence: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/13/health/urinary-infections-drug-resistant.html