I am probably like a lot of you here. I have been getting chronic UTIs, normally from intercourse, for many, many years. 8 years ago my OB/GYN refused to treat them anymore, and referred me to a urologist. The uro. did a multitude of tests, 2 dilations, but I kept getting UTIs, at least 4 times a year, which was, admittedly, an improvement. Mercifully, 2 years ago, he put me on 100 mgs of macrodantin before intercourse and 12 hrs post. I had two years without even one uti. Two months ago he said "well, you haven't had a uti for 2 years, and you are getting older, so I want to take you off the macrodantin." None of this made any sense to me and I told him so --I actually begged him not to do this. I was in his office 2 days later (post-intercourse) for a treatment-resistant uti. He couldn't believe it. He had his technicians do 3 ultrasounds before and after the urinalysis. Since then, I got a UTI everytime I have had intercourse without one of the 3 or 4 remaining macrodantin pills. As I type, I have pain, but allegedly no infection and an appointment to see him asap. I have not had any negative effects from this med, so I really don't understand him. He was always my favorite doctor. I never thought that I would be planning on giving him only one last shot, but I am... and I am looking at traveling between 60-100 miles to see if another urologist will give me macrodantin. It is maddening. Has anyone else had this sort of trouble? Are uros ultra-cautious with this antibiotic, as a rule? I thought it was a pretty routine thing. There is only one uro. in my area, but several OB/GYNs. Would it be worth seeing a new OB? I have no relationship with mine... I get a different midwife/nurse every year. I really cannot see how I will enjoy sex if it is going to give me a uti every time I do it, so that seems like a recipe for a failed marriage. Thoughts?
Dee, please send me a private message and I will give you my tutorial on fighting chronic UTI. I am the same way, sex will often bring on a UTI, among other things, but I have learned many many "tips" over the years to prevent these from occurring. I used to get them quite frequently and now I only get maybe 2-3 a year and that is usually from being lazy about following through with my regime. If you would like to hear my methods, please PM me. (I dont like to post out to everyone because it can get a little graphic for some and I just feel it is better posted privately) I have worked with several women on here who, by following my tips, have significantly reduced their frequency of UTI's. If you want my help, I will be glad to give you the "skinny" on a PM. I have never had to resort to prophylactic antibiotics-you dont want continual abx, your body will build resistance so it is best to prevent them naturally and much of it is simple common sense changes that are easily made. Hope to hear from you!
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