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    Can any of you please tell me any ways of stopping the pain of cystitis? I've been getting it a lot recently and have no idea why as I am not doing anything different to what I used to! This pain has gotten so much that i don't sleep at night.. I am lucky to get 2 hours. Any suggestions? I will be ever so thankful!!😪😪
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    (Original post by Tylat)
    Can any of you please tell me any ways of stopping the pain of cystitis? I've been getting it a lot recently and have no idea why as I am not doing anything different to what I used to! This pain has gotten so much that i don't sleep at night.. I am lucky to get 2 hours. Any suggestions? I will be ever so thankful!!😪😪
    When I was a kid my friend's mum kept cranberry juice in the fridge which she called "women juice". Apparently it helps with cystitis.

    Though, tbh, I think if you drink a lot of anything it should flush out the infection.

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    Are you sure it's not turned into a UTI? Because if you leave cystitis and don't treat it you can get a pretty nasty kidney infection (I'm quite prone to them).

    How long have you had it for? You could try cystitis sachets which make your pee less acidic and less painful, but they can't turn back time, so if you have a UTI you'll need to go see your GP to get some antibiotics.

    Best thing to do is to go see your GP if it's hurting that badly as it could be more serious. If you've had a UTI before and know that you need antibiotics (trimethoprim is usually the first thing a GP will try) you can get them online, which I often do. I got UTI's so often the doctor had to prescribe me some to take after sex if I felt like I had one coming on. I order online when I can't get to my GP and they're pretty good. Be careful though, it might be better to wait it out and see your GP if you're not totally sure! I hope you feel better - people never appreciate how horrible UTI's are til they get one
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    I had very painful attacks for about 5 months last year, 4 or 5 courses of antibiotics didn't cure it for more than two days at a time. I would stay up all night not being able to sleep, couldn't go to work and the pain whilst having a wee would make me cry.

    Take a hot bath as soon as you can and just pee in it (I know it sounds gross) but it is far less painful. Put a hot water bottle in between your legs so it it touching your crotch - this completely numbs it after a while so you can sit or lay down. Drink litres of water. AVOID sugary drinks like the plague and stay away from bread or any sort of citrus or spicy food, ALCOHOL. The thing that cured my cystitis every time without fail was RAW GARLIC!!!! Chop a clove or two (maybe even more for severe attacks) and take these like you would take a paracetamol - try and take as much as possible throughout the day. This would cure mine in half an hour. Keep doing this for a few days or whenever you get an attack and it WILL take it away. I stopped taking the pill about four months ago (got the non-hormonal coil fitted) and haven't had cystitis since, no matter how much alcohol or crap I consumed. So I'm guessing some of us can have adverse reactions to the pill/hormones all together, making us prone to cystitis. TAKE THE GARLIC IT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!!!
 
 
 
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