Cystits - advice please

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  1. Sez

    Sez has started again!!

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    I am prone to bouts of this, but have not had any for ages. Today I have all the symptoms and it burns like he*l.:eek::(:eek:

    Is anyone aware of any remedy I can use to help clear it up, that wont affect LL please? I usually drink cranberry, or take an over the counter remedy, but I guess any of these will knock me out of ketosis. Mind you, if it gets that bad then I will just go for it, and suffer the ketosis week one effect all over again! I am not planning a binge, so hopefully I can do it.

    I do try to avoid anti-biotics, as I said this is quite common for me, so it would be a bit too much to run to my GP every time.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Eclipse

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    I was going to suggest Cranberry, but that might kick you out of Ketosis. Other than that, I think you may have to go to the Chemist for an over the counter remedy, this may not affect ketosis. Sorry I can't be any more help, but I do sympathise with you, its really dreadful and can be very painful too. Hugs hun.
     
  4. Goombagirl

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    This may be like taking coals to Newcastle but I've always found drinking loads of water helps!! Not sure if you're in a position to drink even more than you do - I know I feel at my maximum. I used to have cystitis a lot but seem to have stopped now. Water always helped me. Sorry I haven't got a magic solution.
     
  5. Dom1979

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    Eeeek, this is a bit close to my heart, had an attack this afternoon whilst watching my friend get tattooed! I just bombed it to the nearest newsagents, bought 1.5 litres of water and glugged it all down.

    I always have to do this and find it usually does the trick. If drinking lots of water doesn't do the trick, I get antibiotics, otherwise it just gets worse and worse until I do. Apparently you can get cranberry tablets at Holland and Barrett, haven't tried em and don't know if they would effect ketosis, but it might be worth a go?

    Did you know some people are just prone to cystitis, and need prophylactic antibiotics?
     
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    ooh, you poor thing. you can get cranberry extract tablets from boots etc but id get an over the counter if i were you x
     
  7. Wanttobeslim

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    Bicarb of Soda in some water is good and I don't think it'd knock you out of ketosis, tastes pretty rank but it neutralises the acidity.. poor you - cystitis is horrid - hope it clears very soon. xx
     
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    Aww you poor thing. I've had it a few times & its agony! Suspect it may be hereditary as my mum gets it alot too!! Have to say I get chemist stuff & sometimes that doesent work so then get antibiotics cos I cant stand the pain. My mum says drinking loads helps (no problem there then!)..hope you sort it soon! Empathetic vibes coming your way!
     
  9. AmandaJayne

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    Ooh Sez,

    I feel for you! It's horrible when you are afraid to wee! I can only repeat advice from others - drink loads of water. What does your LLC suggest?

    I've got my legs crossed for you ...
     
  10. Sez

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    Morning All!!

    Well, this has honestly never happened before, but after a day of just glugging enough water to fill a swimming pool, it appears to have gone! I have never had it clear up so fast or without other intervention before! Amazing! Maybe its to do with the fact that we are on such a healthy diet, with no fat and acids etc? Any ideas?

    I will ask my LLC at my next WI tho, in case it happens again.

    xx
     
  11. Eclipse

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    That's good news! Glad you're feeling better today hun.
     
  12. AmandaJayne

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    Phew!

    Great news, Sez!
     
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    Great news!
     
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