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    I have cystitis........Again!

    I've had it about 4 times a year since year 9, I'm now in year 13. I went through stages of having it once a month for about a year...........Went to the doctors, kept being given different antibiotics which tbh, I don't think did anything anyway as it usually goes away after 3/4 days anyway. Most of the time antibiotics just gave me something really unpleasant like thrush anyway. Great.

    Anyway, I haven't had it since July, until this weeekend. I'm really worried it's back with a vengance, so I'll go to the doctors and they'll just fob me off with some other lame excuse.

    I'm also a tad worried as I've had a few bloods and they always come back saying I have high blood sugar levels. My mums friend is a diabetic and she kept having recurring kidney problems, which was linked to it because her immune system was low due to trying to sort everything else out.
    I also have loads of the other symptoms like constantly being tired, always thirsty, I went through a phase (when I was 13) of having boils (which is a big thing associated to type 2) & am quite an 'itchy' person , terrible mood swings if I don't have sugar etc.

    Without barging into the doctors and saying I think I have diabetes/i'm pissed off with having cystitis all the bloody time I'm at a total loss with what I can do. I don't want to have something like that, but equally I don't want to carry on having something undiagnosed when it's blatently not normal for a healthy, active 18 year old to keep having hundreds of stupid infections and the like!
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    Ugh tell me about it! I have some sort of 'syndrome' that makes me have lots of kidney/cystitis infections.

    It was really bad when I was ~primary school age, but now I don't get it a lot anymore.

    And about the high blood-sugar thing, maybe you should just try to cut down on sweets or something? heh.
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    It's called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) i have this condition. I have found a very good website that may provide you some good information about it. http://www.4woman.gov/faq/pcos.htm Pcos is not a recurrent conditon it stays with you for life. I would not worry so much since now 5 in 10 women have it. But you need to vist your gynecologist at your local hosptial for them to diagnose you with this condition. If you need to find out anymore information do a google seach about (p.c.o.s)
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    Forget the doctor, get a pint glass and some water, drink as much water as you can without going to the toilet, it'll flush your system out should get rid of the cystitis, worked for me. I managed it in three pints, may take more or less for you.
    Is recurrant cystitis supoosed to be linked to PCOS cos i have that and i've only had cystitis once.
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    I get cystitis quite a lot, have always found that cranberry juice really helps, if you can't stand the tast then there are always cranberry capsuals. If you are really worried that it could be more serious I would advice going to you GP and asking them to do some further investigations. I think that lloyds pharmacy offer free diabetes testing so that might be worth a try but I recon your best bet would be to go and see your GP and explain the situation I can't see why they would be unreasonable.
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    i get it loads too, almost always brought on by sex though....it really helps to have a wee straight afterwards every time without fail. otherwise always make sure you wipe front to back, if you know what i mean.
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    and by the way i really dont think explaining the whole situation forcefully to your doctor is unreasonable either.
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    I just made sure I drank a load more water than I used to to prevent it. I didn;t drink any water at all adn I used to get it all the time, when I was in a relationship *note to self - when the hell was that? Last millenium?*
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    (Original post by mademoiselle84)
    and by the way i really dont think explaining the whole situation forcefully to your doctor is unreasonable either.
    i agree!

    I suffered with it loads last year, i must hav been on about 7 or 8 different antibiotics for reccurent cystitis and UTIs since last july! So i changed doctors, and the new doctor i saw was really good, she actually explained things to me etc.. and i havent had it since! Your doctor is supposed to be there to help you.

    The water and cranberry juice is good advice too, it really does help!
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    God, I could actually scream.


    I went to the doctor, feeling really unwell, with my mother to try and get the point across and could we? No.......I have some more bloody antibiotics which I'm not going to take as I'm sure they don't do anything anyway. If I still have it on Weds I'll take it.

    GOD. I'll ring my brother, he's a 5th year med student and a hell of a lot more help.
 
 
 
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