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LizzieLou83 said on 09 March 2011

I have suffered from UTIs for 11 years but I have found ways of managing the condition. 1)I do use cranberry tablets and stock up on them when they are on special offer. I take two three times a day and I've seen a decrease in my outbreaks 2)If i get a 'twinge' (you know the feeling that one might be coming), I drink a pint of squash with a teaspoon and a half of bicarbonate of soda. Seems to have worked, apart from this month when it was too late! 3) Go to the loo regularly, don't hold it in, and always go before bed! 4)You HAVE to pee after sex, this is always what sets it off for me 5)Avoid too much orange juice or alcohol, if you are going to make sure you keep hydrated and keep peeing. Good alcohol (yes!!) is vodka with cranberry juice. Avoid alcopops! 6)Know your pee so you can identify if ones lurking, there's a distinct smell!! 7) Drink water all day long and regularly. If you go to a hot country avoid sugary drinks And just to say, its got nothing to do with being dirty, it's just a curse that some of us have to bear! But it can be managed! One more tip- don't always rely on your doctor, you can get the antibiotics from walk in's and minor injury units which is often a faster way of getting your hands on the trimethroprime!! If you are getting them more frequently (I was once every three months the last few years but have managed to have a 8 month break, which is a record!!) talk to your GP and pester to get referred to a urologist Hope this helps