Side Effects of a Urinary Tract Infection
Dear Ted, I live in such an inhumane condition and suffer unbearable pain. I've had many UTIs since 2005. I was given massive doses of antibiotics, suffered C diff, went into abrupt menopause and suffered atrophic vaginitis. My doctor made me use creams that I was allergic to on my genitalia. It was discovered too late that the creams ruined my stratum corneum. My genital skin is so thin and atrophic, it cannot tolerate anything on it, and so I now cannot use HRT. I can't sit or do normal activities, so I am hoping that a plastic surgeon will be able to help with the skin. I have used H202 and Borax for the last few years to stop the UTI's. Unfortunately, I have just suffered a really bad one. Even 2 tsps of salt, H0202, lemon/sodium bicarbonate would not stop it. I eventually had to take Trimethoprim. The pain is something that I cannot tolerate any more. My vulval skin is inflamed every day, so I must prevent all infections.
The C diff bouts left me with allergies to penicillin, sulphites, balsam of Peru, nickel and lactose intolerant. I was told on 4 occasions to hold an antibiotic powder in my bladder for hours, which eventually ruined the lining. I then got small polyps which they treated as cancer. Cancer has been gone for 4 years but I still get UTIs, mainly E coli (once got resistant E coli). I am going to use one of your remedies that helped a woman who suffered for 20 years. This is what I think you want me to do:
- For 3 months - Take 1000mg Lysine powder every hour 4 x day - Do I take it 4 x a day, every day for 3 months?
- Every day - Take Ascorbic Acid with last meal of day BUT how much should I take?
- Every day - I drink 2 litres of water with ½ teaspoon of sea salt. Have to drink so much because I get a lot of debris that I have to clear. My urologist said I must drink between 2-3 litres a day to clear it. I could drink another litre of water with a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt if you think a total of ¾ teaspoon of sea salt/day is safe and won't dehydrate me.
I am trying to locate beta sitosterol 25 mg but I can only find higher doses. Can I use a higher dose? I don't think I could use any aloe vera oil because of my sulphite allergies.
I take magnesium chloride (50-50 solution) with meals. How many drops should I take? Should I just change to Mg citrate 250 mg a day because of my sodium intake? Also, would 250mg be too much if I am only getting 300mg of calcium a day? I'm 56 yrs old, postmenopausal and extremely skinny. There is osteoporosis in my family, so because I am lactose intolerant I take 300mg calcium carbonate with 1000 iu Vit D/day.
I live on vegetables, NO fruit except for the occasional apple or kiwi, brown rice, NO dairy, potatoes, sunflower oil (in cooking), extra virgin olive oil (in cooking), creamed coconut and coconut oil for fat, Brazil nuts (8 nuts 2 x a day), all meats and take digestive enzymes with each meal. I cannot tolerate any sugar. My system is so bad; I am trying to arrange faecal transplants to help reboot my system. The sulphite allergies cause diet choice problems and so I cannot put on any weight. I cannot risk diarrhoea or loose motions because it inflames my genital skin. I only ever drink salt water or water from cooked vegetables. I was told that I can only drink the salt water on an empty stomach - is this true? At the moment I've stopped drinking Borax for fear of loose motions and I now only inhale H202. Do you think it would be good to take Boron in the form of boric acid tablets, 3mg a day?
This is my last year of survival. I desperately want to live, but I cannot stand the inflammation and pain on my genital skin anymore. PLEASE HELP ME!!!