how to sleep with a uti :(

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hi, i'm pretty sure i have a uti but obviously have not been able to go to the doctor's to get it checked out or get antibiotics as i have a cough and am self-isolating.

the constant urge to urinate but nothing comes out and the stomach pains are making it really hard to sleep, i'm just wondering if anyone has any advice on how i can make myself more comfortable, it's such a pain
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Hi,
I’ve recently just done a study on utis and the best way to treat them. The best thing you can do right now is drink as much water as possible, then if possible order d-mannose supplements for the future. I also suffer from really painful utis and to relieve my symptoms quickly, I drink loads of water and some paracetamol and sit on the loo weeing until I feel better. I know it’s painful but it will get better soon. D mannose has also been shown to improve symptoms of utis even better than antibiotics for recurrent urinary tract infections xx
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(Original post by Unibum101)
Hi,
I’ve recently just done a study on utis and the best way to treat them. The best thing you can do right now is drink as much water as possible, then if possible order d-mannose supplements for the future. I also suffer from really painful utis and to relieve my symptoms quickly, I drink loads of water and some paracetamol and sit on the loo weeing until I feel better. I know it’s painful but it will get better soon. D mannose has also been shown to improve symptoms of utis even better than antibiotics for recurrent urinary tract infections xx
Thank you so much xx
drinking lots of water definitely helps, just a nuisance to be going to the toilet so much at night haha!
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hi, i'm pretty sure i have a uti but obviously have not been able to go to the doctor's to get it checked out or get antibiotics as i have a cough and am self-isolating.

the constant urge to urinate but nothing comes out and the stomach pains are making it really hard to sleep, i'm just wondering if anyone has any advice on how i can make myself more comfortable, it's such a pain
You really need to ring your GP for a telephone consultation. Don't just ignore it and hope it will go away or something
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You really need to ring your GP for a telephone consultation. Don't just ignore it and hope it will go away or something
You don't need to contact a GP for a simple UTI. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/urinar...fections-utis/
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hi, i'm pretty sure i have a uti but obviously have not been able to go to the doctor's to get it checked out or get antibiotics as i have a cough and am self-isolating.

the constant urge to urinate but nothing comes out and the stomach pains are making it really hard to sleep, i'm just wondering if anyone has any advice on how i can make myself more comfortable, it's such a pain
doctors are now doing appointments over the phone, you must get this seen to soon!
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You really need to ring your GP for a telephone consultation. Don't just ignore it and hope it will go away or something
(Original post by A Rolling Stone)
doctors are now doing appointments over the phone, you must get this seen to soon!
Thanks both - was planning on ringing if it didn't go away in a couple of days. Just wondering if I need a course of antibiotics how I'd go about picking these up, as I'm registered with my uni GP and that's five hours away
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You should definitely call your GP for advice. It’s better to sort it out sooner rather than later
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Thanks both - was planning on ringing if it didn't go away in a couple of days. Just wondering if I need a course of antibiotics how I'd go about picking these up, as I'm registered with my uni GP and that's five hours away
Your surgery might be able to either send you the prescription for you to collect it locally or you could arrange to have the medication dispensed at a surgery/pharmacy near to you if the pharmacist can validate the prescription.
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Your surgery might be able to either send you the prescription for you to collect it locally or you could arrange to have the medication dispensed at a surgery/pharmacy near to you if the pharmacist can validate the prescription.
OK great - thanks so much
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OK great - thanks so much
np I don't know if all surgeries do this, but I've certainly had my surgery write a script and then 'send it' to a local chemists to have it made up.
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hot water bottle or sit on a radiator
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In Scotland, you can get antibiotics for a UTI from a pharmacy without needing to see a GP for a prescription. Might be worth finding out if this is possible where you live as well. Another option is calling 111 after 6pm and they may be able to arrange for you to see an out of hours GP if you are not registered with one where you currently live.
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