Miss Anonymous, who has been kind enough to allow me to post this tip of hers on this blog, has this to say about UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections):
"Sorry for joining the party late but I suffered from chronic UTIs for about 4 years and now I don't get them much at all, this is what happened: I did the low dose antibiotic thing for ages, all it did was give me thrush and didn't prevent them at all. Cranberry, Ural, none of that worked. I got to know my bladder very well, every little twinge and stuff :/
I went and got surgery from a specialist urologist because i had polyps in my bladder that were nice little places for the bacteria to grow in, that seemed to fix it up for a while, but about a year later it was back in force again :/
I went to a local free, anonymous STD clinic out of pure desperation and asked a very warm lovely knowledgeable woman there who suggested peeing after sexual activity and going off the pill to see if that would help...and it did! Now I religiously go to the bathroom after and haven't been on the pill for quite a few years and I get the occasional twinge at times but I can always relate it back to the snoozing off after or sometimes on hot days if I haven't had enough to drink.
But yeah, good luck! And feel free to contact me with any questions off list or whatever, I consider myself a somewhat battle-scarred veteran of the UTI wars!"