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lottieloo

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Hi Bladder Health
I'm suffering with tendonitis in knees & pain after taking Hiprex, my GP advised to make sure it doesn't develop into Chronic fatigue/ME/Fibro, which is concerning as there are many similarities.  Anyhow, I've read that apple cider vinegar helps with the above as battles fatigue & helps joint pain, does anyone know if this is good for bladder issues or if it could make this worse?  I find it all very confusing as I've always thought an alkaline body/bladder is better but under the prof's guidance I've been advised to take vit c x 4 daily as the acidic nature controls microbiome & disrupts infection.  I'm currently only on 1 x daily as I feel I've taken so much & in the painful unable to walk state now due to too much acid (Hiprex).  I suffer with IC, certain foods, drink, stress trigger a flare & it also looks like I have a biomfilm.  Any advice, ideas on the above is appreciated. Thank you.
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How much is too much Hiprex? I have been using it twice a day with vitiman c and I am clear of UTI . There is so little information about Hiprex and I have no idea how long I can use it? Apple cider is excellent for joint pain and Understand that there is no problem with vitamin C because if you overdose with it it just leaves when you urinate.
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With regard to Hiprex, best to discuss with your specialist and see what they advise. I know that Prof ML, for example, will ask some patients to stop their meds for a period of time to see how their bladders respond and if all good then stay off the abs/Hiprex. However at the first sign of symptoms you go back on for a short period until things settle.
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I don’t have a specialist I live in Twickenham London on my on and I found the Hiprex discussion on this Forum. My doctor had never heard of it and it is almost impossible to find. I tracked down the importers and then their distributor and finally had my pharmacy order it. I can find any reliable research and I am puzzled why, when UTI’s are epidemic amongst women and men is Hiprex unknown. I suffered five years of misery and endless failed antibiotics until a found this forum. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Xx

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Hiprex is an old antibacterial medication that fell out of fashion when antibiotics came on stream (note the difference it is not an antibiotic). It has only recently come back into fashion because of its use as a preventative against recurrent UTIs by a number of the Chronic UTI specialists.. There are clinical research studies ongoing at the moment at a centre in Newcastle and in due course London about it effectiveness in preventing recurrent UTI if used alone or in combination with antibiotics.



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