Nursing Mom with Bladder Infection Containing Blood

Posted by Anonymous on 09/08/2008

Dear Ted:

One minute I'm totally fine and the next I'm rushing to the potty with the sensation to pee like never before and out comes blood, clots and what looked like bits of flesh. The pain was unbelievable (no burning, just crazy pain with what felt like my bladder spazing out big time and seizing up) and shortly after that (like maybe 15 mins) had to go again with even more of what happened the first time. After six visits to the rest room in a matter of an hour and all this pain I sent myself to the urgent care clinic. Total of about 7 hours torture and a prescription for amox/clav, I am sitting here freaking out because I absolutely don't want to take any antibiotics (avoid them like the plague) plus I am nursing and I don't want my 8 week old getting any of this junk either! Anyway, here it is at the 2am hour and for the past 30 mins. my urge to go is next to nothing and the last time I went the blood was dimenished quite a bit from the last time - still hurt like a you know what (could this have been passing a stone rather than a UTI?? but wouldn't have seen the stone?) ...story told, I saw your remedies on EC and took the 1 tsp sea salt and really want to try the Org ACV/honey but am afraid because I can't tolerate either one. Honey just plain messes me up inside - I feel very sick after I eat honey and when I eat apples or drink apple juice (all organic) my ears are clogged for days and I get terrible vertigo. Any suggestions - should I just deal with the vertigo and do the ACV anyway - the benefits seem amazing, maybe take just a tiny amount at first then more and more so my body can tolerate it...ahhh...what to do??? thanks for any input and I hope it was ok to send this email.

P.S. btw, forgot to mention that i also saw your herbal remedies, but i'm not sure those are even ok for nursing moms...thanks, appreciative of any input

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
09/11/2008
384 posts

Some people have low sugar tolerance, whether they be honey or anything sweet. A more logical remedy appears to be d-mannose or possibly d-mannitol. Sea salt usually works well together with d-mannose. Some people assume, like me to have a low sea salt tolerant, until I got the pain and it works. However, a general remedy is cranberry juice, or d- mannose will clear the pain. Most pain in that area is bacterial and that's why antibiotics are given. Most xylitol and sugar free gums contain aspartame and that makes the condition much worse. In general a combination of sea salt and cranberry help. To help further, sometimes green tea with sea salt also helps. Depending on urinary pH, a pain can be quite bad if the urine pH is acid, such as pH below 5.5. In that case, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, wait 15 minutes, take a diluted cranberry juice, and another 15 minutes with a sea salt should usually help reduce the pain. Colloidal silver has been tried before. It doesn't work. If the infection is external, washing urinary tract area with plain vinegar or apple cider vinegar will further prevent newer infection introduce. It should be noticed that acid urine can cause burning sensations and sometimes baking soda followed by sea salt or cranberry will usually do the trick. General home remedies are safe, antibiotics tend to accumulate heavy metals, which are free radicals and may harm the baby if these do reach the baby during term pregnancy.

Ted

Replied by Beth
Salem, NH
10/12/2008

Please stop telling people to use salt or baking soda. Both will highly aggravate interstitial cystitis. IC is not like regular cystitis, there is no bacteria to kill. Sodium will greatly injure the bladder in IC. Avoid it scrupulously.

Replied by Diamond
Salisbury, Usa
07/13/2011

UTI INFECTION'S;I HAD RE-ACCURING UTI'S AND USED TEDS SUGGESTIONS OF WATER AND SEA SALT AND THANKFULLY IT NEVER CAME BACK BUT THE ANTI BIOTICS WERE THE CULPRITS KEPT BRINGING THEM BACK , IT WAS ONLY ADDING INSULT TO INJURY. GOOD LUCK

Replied by Jenifer
Los Angeles, Ca
01/26/2012

Baby, Baby please get on a high quality acidophilus supplement. I had this same horrible, dysfunctionally, sickening problem as all you guys, I used to go to the hospital and could'nt wal ALL the time, before I discovered "Femdophilus". They have a website, its $30 for a bottle of 60 capsules, a month to every other month supply. Other High quality, expensive acidophilus supplements are good too. I stretch one bottle out for 60 days, when I'm just trying to prevent a reoccurence.

Anyways, it's the only thing that worked for me and trust and believe, I tried everything!!!!!!

Take 2 to 3 pills everyday for up to 2 weeks until the infection is gone with lots of water. Than one pill a day every day for the rest of your life as a preventative. Works, I promise!


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