I had sex for the first time about 9 months ago. A few days after the first time, I got a UTI. At the time I had no idea what it was, as I've never had one before. My symptoms were just constant urge to pee and the awkward pressure feeling "down there" that I cant I explain. When I found out what it was I went straight to the chemist and picked up some "Ural". Since my symptoms would pass about an hour or two after taking Ural, I never bothered going on any antibiotics cause at the time I didn't know much about it and thought that it was gone once i could no longer feel it.
Without a doubt everytime I had sex I would get a UTI the following morning so I was drinking plenty of cranberry juice and taking cranberry supplements, but nothing seemed to be helping. A few months later I finally decided to go do a urine sample. Came back saying I had no signs of a UTI.. So next step, I got my boyfriend and I both tested for STDs. Both came back fine. Another month passed and it was still happening so I went to a different doctor and did another urine test. Turns out I did have a UTI.
Went on antibiotics, was gone for a few weeks, waited until I was in the clear, had sex and it came back. Since then started taking "ethical nutrients, Urinary Tract Support tablets" 3 four times daily to prevent. Worked well for a few weeks, my UTI cleared up and I didn't have sex for around 3 - 4 weeks to make sure it was gone. Had sex yesterday and here I am again. Sitting in the bathroom crying over yet another UTI.
I've told my doctor all this and all he's said is keep taking supplements there's not much else you can do..
I've googled everything possible to prevent it and nothing seems to help.
I pee before and after sex.
Wipe front to back.
drink plenty of water.
Take cranberry supplants.
Take the UTI prevention tablets.
My boyfriend and I make sure we are always very clean.
Pretty much everything I can do. I do and nothing is helping!
Someone please help me! I can't take this any longer, it's driving me insane and it's not looking good for my realationship, although my boyfriend is very helpful and understanding. I can't keep putting myself through this.
Thank you to everyone who has replied, very much appreciated.
I ordered "Waterfall D-Mannose" and "OptiBac Probiotics For Women". I have been taking both of these products for about a month now and all I can say is that they are bloody amazing! I haven't had a UTI since, which is the longest I've been without one since the start of my UTI situation.
I have also taken alot of other suggestions you have all given me into consideration:
I now have a cup in my bathroom for when I go to the toilet I fill the cup up with water and poor it "down there" to try flush away any bad bacteria.
I have also been making sure that sex is being spread throughout the week and not constant or jam packed into the weekend so that it doesn't irritate anything.
We've been making sure to shower prior to sex and use the appropriate body washes, also making sure sex is well lubricated definalty has made a difference.
I am so greatful that I now have a solution to my UTI problem and I hope this post can be useful to any others that have suffered the same.