Chronic re-occuring UTI
Sweetlemon alerted me to your previous question of which I have read. I do not have recurrent UTI's but my mother does so I have some knowledge though admittedly not alot. The fosfomycin is an antibiotic that interupts bacterial cell wall synthesis, not exactly sure why they are making you wait until you are UTI free to take it. That being said, I want to recommend you investigate Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole or nitrofurantoin for chronic bladder infections. These are medicines that would be taken for 6 months or longer. I know that you are nervous about long term antibiotic treatment but sometimes it becomes necessary. My mother takes an antibiotic, Macrobid (nitrofurantoin), prophylactically (as a preventative) every other day and has for years. She still occassionally gets a UTI but nothing like she use to.
I know you already know the following but thought I would reiterate:
drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water a day
do not wait to urinate
wipe front to back
avoid feminine hygiene products
urinate after sex
That's about all I can share. Some people are just prone to bladder infections because of the lack of antibody production in the blood such that it is a genetic thing. Not much you can do about that but keep the immune system in good heal and be willing to help the immune system with prophylactic measures.
It sounds like you need to see a Urologist if you haven't already. I was having this problem myself, & found out I had a prolasped urethea. The only reason I knew that is that I started bleeding quite a bit. Previous to that I had about 4 UTI's. You didn't give much info as to who is treating you, or what meds you have tried, or what you may be allergic to. You may need to have a cystoscopy done where they take a peak at the bladder to see what is going on. My best suggestion at this point would be to confer with a good Urologist because something is causing your symptoms to keep returning, & it could one of several conditions. Best of luck to you...
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