This is a positive post hoping that I can help others.
I have posted on this site about my sensitive bladder issues before.
My sensitive bladder would result in me not drinking very much maybe 250mls a day and puing loads with pathetic volumes of 50mls - 75mls each time. This is without a diagnosed UTI.
I knew I should have been drinking more and decaffinated drinks- but we don’t always do what we are supposed to do!!!
Anyway apart from this problem on top of it I would suffer from repeated UTIs - which were vile.
So anyhow at my last UTI GP appointment I asked for profalactic antibiotics- that spelling is probably rubbish - what I asked for is a daily dose of an antibiotic.
so I was prescribed Nitrofurantoin 100mg once a day
The change in my bladder has been remarkable.
From my input output chart today I have drunk 250mls coffee and 750mls tea. I have pued twice at 250mls and twice at 200mls - don’t i just love taking my measuring jug to the bathroom - but only 4 times to the loo
it is just so amazing that I can drink more fluid and not have to run to the bathroom or wet myself all the time.
My theory on this is that with Self catheterising I have always had a UTI but one so mild it was not diagnosable. But giving me the usual UTI symptoms of puing loads and not very much volume. Now I’m taking regular antibiotics it is resolved - YEAH.
Does this make sense to anyone else but me?