When I first started having sex I discovered that I was one of the hundreds of thousands of women that will constantly suffer from a UTI after. And let me just say that if you’ve never had a bladder infection, count yourself lucky. Most people think its just slightly uncomfortable and you have to pee more frequently. In reality it feels like you’re bladder is so full that you’re about to burst open from the pain, only to pee and barely have a dribble come out, meanwhile that one drop almost made you puke from the pain of liquid running down your infected urethra. They’re not fun.
No matter what I did (before or after) would prevent it from happening. Peeing, cleaning myself and my partner profusely, drinking an insane amount of water, probiotics, cranberry pills and juice, other herbal remedies and about a hundred other things did nothing to help. I slowly started to become depressed, I was either on antibiotics trying to get rid of a current UTI or dreading the next time I had sex, knowing the next day I’d wake up with that all too familiar sensation when I peed. I would go to doctors time and time again but they’d all say the same thing “Are you peeing after sex?” And then I’d freaking lose it on them. OH MY GOD! YOU”RE SUPPOSED TO PEE AFTER SEX? THIS IS MY 300TH UTI AND NO ONES EVER TOLD ME THAT. I’d leave angry and then once home I’d cry for hours because I couldn’t deal with the constant state of discomfort I was always in, it obviously was effecting my relationship. I mean, how excited could anyone get for sex if they knew their prize was a crippling bladder infection?
And then that beautiful day happened. While perusing on the internet for the millionth time trying to find a cure, I discovered something called “D-Mannose” Which was the sugar derived from cranberries. It was supposed to prevent infection by ingesting it, and once in the bladder, would collect e-coli bacteria. Any e-coli that touched it would stick to the D-Mannose particles and would be flushed out of your bladder the next time you peed instead of clinging to the walls of your bladder.
Honestly the first time I read this I was doubtful, I’d tried so many “miracle cures” and nothing ever worked. Until the next time I had sex that is…
I had a glass of water with this stuff in it, did the dirty, peed after, and woke up the next morning. UTI Free. I honestly sat down on the floor and just started crying from happiness. I couldn’t believe that something had finally worked. That was over 8 months ago, and I can happily say I haven’t had a UTI since.
I’ve read so many stories of women who’s lives are ruled by the constant UTIs they’re suffering from and I wish I could find each one of them to share my story and make this more widely known information. The crappy part is Doctors will never back this because its considered “natural medicine” and they wont get a dime from the treatment. Instead they’ll prescribe you more antibiotics which can do more harm then good if used too often. Mine actually had the balls to laugh at me and say it was probably luck, or a placebo effect….because positively tested infections are all in my head right Doc? Idiot.
So please, if you know someone who’s life is ruled by their bladder, share this story with them. It could change their life.