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Holiday11

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My hospital is princess royal spinal injuries centre northern general hospital Sheffield 65 miles from where I live
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Oh dear that is some distance, but if you receive good treatment, that is what we wish. 

Keep posting, we will always listen

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It's no problem Kate I'm registered disabled walk with walking stick was told I would never walk again was given a brand new wheel chair in 1981 I have a brand new VW Golf love driving so straight up M1 is no problem the staff are very nice
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How can I make water more interesting to drink ? I try to drink 4 pints a day can anyone recommend a flavoured water I can buy ?
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Hi Holiday11

A few ideas... make large pot of herb tea and drink cold throughout day.
Marshmallow root> Cornsilk>etc

some manage to drink pear juice, you could maybe make a mild large jug of that.( pure obviously no sugar)

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Is Robinsons barley water cordial good for the bladder ?
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Read the Label, you may find it high in sugar content, better to soak some Barley seeds yourself.
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Kefir milk seems to be doing me good and a very inexpensive preventive of UTIs so I've read costs just £1.69 at Tesco for a large bottle
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Update I have now stoppped taking the kefir milk as 7 hours later I get bloating wind diarrhoea etc I've read this is an intolerance to Kefir and affect some people ! It's a shame as I did like the taste but I cannot live like that still I take 4 seven seas cranberry capsules everyday and my urologist surgeon said they have cleared the bacteria so they are a preventive from UTIs
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I have woke up with smelling urine and headache twice this week instead of rushing for antibiotics I have ordered waterfall D mannose powder from amazon as free prime for 30 days so will get tomorrow
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Smell goes after I have drunk pint of water so maybe not a significant urine infection ??
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Hi Holiday11
Take the Mannose after passing  urine, and try to keep in bladder for at least 1 Hour.

From an earlier reply to another member.
"D Mannose 
For those suffering with Gram Negative bugs (E coli, Proteus, Klebsiella and Pseudamonas), D Mannose has proved to be helpful in controlling a flare or preventing an attack from worsening or for post coital UTIs. It works by clinging to the fingers of gram negative bugs, preventing them from attaching to the walls of the bladder and urethra. When you urinate, it helps to flush out the bugs from your system. Although it is a sugar,very little gets into the body and most is excreted through the kidneys and urine. 

For more information, see the attached link. 
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/28/d-mannose-uti-prevention.aspx 

Take a heaped teaspoon in water 4 times a day. Build up to 8 time a day when your bladder flares or every 2 hours including at night during an acute flare for 48 hours. The key is to make sure you have d-mannose in the bladder during the course of the day and night so that the e-coli is continually being flushed through. 
You need to take the DM away from any acidic food or drink as it will counteract its effects and you need to keep your urine alkaline. Stools may be loose for a few days when first taking it. 

Do let us know how you get on.

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I've just bought some Siemens Multistix GP urinalysis strips so I can do my own dipstick tests if I feel like I'm getting a UTI. I've found them to be accurate as they showed up my UTI which I suspected I had. I've been suffering with recurring UTIs for awhile now and I find having the strips useful as you can do the test yourself before you go to the doctors.
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I'm going away for weekend and don't want a stomach upset which I've read D mannose can give you so will take Monday when I get home
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I had abit of a temperature last night so at 6am this morning I started my D mannose teaspoon full in 150ml water I have just took my second teaspoon full and will do every 2 hours will keep you updated
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