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Old 08-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #3121
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Did you get AZO Cranberry? If so, it's just concentrated cranberry, won't hurt you. There is also an AZO UTI Pain relief, that one take as directed.
Oh gotcha. It's the AZO UTI pain relief. Will continue to take it as directed for the pain, and the cranberry and garlic will hopefully keep the bacteria down til I can get antibiotics tomorrow. Thanks! I'm actually really amazed at how much the AZO has kicked in. It said it works fast, but it took a couple hours, so I didn't think it was going to do much.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #3122
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Oh gotcha. It's the AZO UTI pain relief. Will continue to take it as directed for the pain, and the cranberry and garlic will hopefully keep the bacteria down til I can get antibiotics tomorrow. Thanks! I'm actually really amazed at how much the AZO has kicked in. It said it works fast, but it took a couple hours, so I didn't think it was going to do much.
If you get UTI's frequently, you should take cranberry tablets daily.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:38 PM   #3123
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If you get UTI's frequently, you should take cranberry tablets daily.
I get them every other, to once a year. Not often enough for a regimen. They are usually mild and go away on their own with lots of water, vitamin C, and cranberry juice. I've only taken antibiotics for it twice, when I still had symptoms after 3 days. I've just been under a lot of stress with school starting, money issues, laptop dying just in time for school, car on its last legs, moving, looking for a new place, moving again... I think my immune system's taken a really hard hit from all the upheaval. It's really wearing on me. First yeast, followed immediately by BV, which I just finished antibiotics for 4 days ago, and now worst UTI in my life. I need to get settled into a routine. In bed already and about to get some sleep. Last thing I need is another night with only 3 hours.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:16 PM   #3124
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Yup, stress does marvelous things to your body. Log off kiddo and get some sleep!
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #3125
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If you get UTI's frequently, you should take cranberry tablets daily.
I had one and that was enough for me.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:21 PM   #3126
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I had one and that was enough for me.
Yours was particularly bad, Andy. Female symptoms of UTI are rather blatant and show up sooner than Male symptoms. Men usually don't know they have a UTI until they are septic...not good.
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I believe in a cranberry capsule a day...keeps the UTI away.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:22 AM   #3128
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OK, what is AZO? I had many UTIs when I was younger, and, yes, realize when they are coming on. What really got me was when I came home from the hospital I had to sleep in the living room (couldn't do the stairs), and felt like I needed to pee constantly. The biggest problem is that the bathroom is a mile away from the couch I was sleeping on (OK, maybe it only feels like a mile!). I've always dealt with UTIs by drinking gallons of water and cranberry juice, but I just couldn't even think of going to the bathroom more often than once ever 20-30 minutes (all night long). A friend brought me cranberry pills when she heard of the problem (along with pads for the drips). God, aren't good friends the best?
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:42 AM   #3129
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OK, what is AZO? I had many UTIs when I was younger, and, yes, realize when they are coming on. What really got me was when I came home from the hospital I had to sleep in the living room (couldn't do the stairs), and felt like I needed to pee constantly. The biggest problem is that the bathroom is a mile away from the couch I was sleeping on (OK, maybe it only feels like a mile!). I've always dealt with UTIs by drinking gallons of water and cranberry juice, but I just couldn't even think of going to the bathroom more often than once ever 20-30 minutes (all night long). A friend brought me cranberry pills when she heard of the problem (along with pads for the drips). God, aren't good friends the best?
From what I've read about AZO, it is basically numbing or soothing, it's water soluble and your body doesn't digest it, so it just gets flushed out. On its way out it's able to numb/soothe your bladder/urethra. It worked wonders once it had a chance to work it's way through. I would recommend it to anyone. I didn't know it turns your urine bright orange, so that freaked me out at first, but once you find out that's normal, it's a small price to pay. I have a busy day today, squeezing the doctor visit between classes, so thank goodness my manager at work recommended it (I was so bad I called in to work, which I never do unless it's something contagious). Have a great day everyone :)
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:15 AM   #3130
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Here's the site for AZO

The ingredient in the AZO UTI Pain Relief is called Pyridium, some doctors will let you have an emergency stash of it if you have frequent UTI's.

We have a standing order for it, if certain criteria are met, for our residents.
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