Using bicarb to treat cystitis?

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  1. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    Hi all,

    I'm suffering from cystitis at the moment, and I was wondering whether any of you know how much bicarb I should be using to try to treat it, and how often?

    First tonsillitis, now a bladder infection, lol!
     
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    I use a level teaspoon in a large glass of warm water, then another after an hour if symptoms remain and carry on. It tastes foul so drink quickly!
     
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    Thankyou hun :) xx
     
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    Caution advised if you have hypertension though!:rolleyes:
     
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    Ooo, hadn't thought of that! Hmmm...ok, well may have to reduce the amount slightly, but hopefully my bp tablets can cope for a day or so! :)
     
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    I rarely have to have a second glass
     
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    drink loads of water/tesco cranberry juice drink(the syn free one) as that helps too.
     
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    Cranberry juice is the ultimate cystitis reliever! If its not gone in a couple of days, phone the GP, you might need some trimethoprim xx
     
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    Syn free cranberry juice???

    Hope the bicarb has worked for you. xx
     
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    I was told by the nurse not to drink Cranberry juice during an attack but to drink it beforehand as a preventative.
    Tried OTC remedy for cystitis and it didn't work nearly as well as bicarb. Mind I use bicarb for everything from indigestion to cleaning the fridge lol
     
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    Well I made a doctor's appointment in the end as there looked like there was blood in it this morning. Saw the nurse practitioner who gave me 3 days of trimethoprim. I had 3 days of that last time, but it just came back twice as bad afterwards :sigh:
     
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    Hope you feel better soon xxx
     
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