Pregnancy and Bladder Infection Symptoms

Posted by M (Anonymous) on 01/31/2012

Dear Ted, I have a bladder infection according to urine test, but I have no frequent urge to urinate and burning sensation while urinating. I have slight pain in my bladder and lower back pain. My doctor prescribed me antibiotic Cefuroxim 500 mg for a week. I don't want to take antibiotic. I tried your sea salt remedy and pain in bladder has gone and able to get emptied my bladder in one trip to bath but still feeling pain in lower back pain. I don't know whether it is due to pregnancy or pain in kidneys. I am afraid of UTI consequences during pregnancy and confused about what to do? Take antibiotic or home remedy? I have also tried cranberry juice 30% sweetened with grapes juice and taking 2000 mg vitamin c with baking soda. But tried these all home remedies separately. Please help me what I must do? I will be very thankful to you. I know you are very busy person. Thanks for giving me your precious time.

Thanks in advance.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

The lower back pain is usually caused by magnesium deficiency, I used magnesium citrate (technical name: trimagnesium citrate), or magnesium chloride. Magnesium citrate is a bit harder to absorb and I believe a saturated solution of magnesium citrate (mixed in water of equal amount) at 8 drops twice a day before meals may help. The antibiotics tend to cause molybdenum deficiency over the long term and lead to candida overgrowth, also. The B3 niacinamide is used to prevent that also. If the cause is kidney pain the best remedy is threonine 70% and BCAA (branched chain amino acid) 30%, mixture, and assam tea at one teaspoon three times a day, where hot water is poured onto the tea, and is drank with the tea leaves also. If cysts is the cause is to avoid oxalic rich foods, and take more B6 and vitamin C.


01/31/2011: M replies: "Hello Ted! Thank you so much for very very quick response. You have solved my great problem. I will definitely follow your advice. I think the back pain is due to pregnancy because in general I don't have any kidney disease. I mean by kidney pain pain due to UTI. I have already magnesium citrate powder bought but did not use due to acidic saliva during pregnancy. Now I will take it. Thanks once again."

02/01/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Acidic saliva maybe due to a potassium deficiency, the preferred form is potassium citrate (technical name tripotassium citrate) about 1/4 teaspoon after meals at 1 time a day, preferably 30 minutes after dinner. It takes a long time to alkalize the saliva, but it will eventually be alkaline, usually takes about 1 to 2 months, but if too much may cause diarrhea, and helps relieve constipation, and also may relieve some of back pain too, but mostly it's the magnesium.