It really makes me sad to hear so many women who are suffering from continuous bladder infections from bladder slings and using antibiotics to TRY to stop them. If you understand anything at all about any drug, you must also understand that over a period of time they either stop working altogether, or you will be given many types of the same thing without good result. You will become frustrated and will feel constantly unwell. Infections make you feel irritable, out of sorts, headachy and upset. What the real problem is, it is the sling that is causing these complications.
Sling removal is complicated and not easy and takes time to get an appointment with a good surgeon, in fact if a doctor is questioned about removal a good one will tell you outright that slings are not meant to be removed. Your immediate thoughts are “Why do they put them in if this is the case?” Believe me it continues to cross all our mind but this blog is about self help.My sling has been in well over two years and from day one, I had non stop UTI infections. Antibiotics did not touch them and I felt ill all the time. My daughter hates to see me living unwell so she began to research. I can tell you this much. Once I began taking this supplement, within a month I did not have an infection and my tests were clear. I have lived on this this supplement without complications or side affects, only stopping it once a few months ago and within a month I felt the symptoms reappear. So I went back to it immediately and have been fine ever since. I am unable to deal with the pain and complications of my sling without removal, but at least clearing infections helped me somewhat.
I recently talked to a pediatrician neighbor who was shocked I had cleared my infections and she wrote down the name to help her small patients. There is no magic wand and you have to try this and stick to it to clear the infection to know if it is right for you. If you are taking other medications, you should check into reactions. Leave no stone unturned. This is something that helped me but I cannot guarantee it will help you.
First though, constant use of antibiotics will cause you yeast infections. This too will make you feel very unwell. This happens because drugs have killed off all the good bacteria that keeps you feeling well and you need to put them back. To counteract and clear your system you need a really good probiotic. Not yogurt. Not a drink with a probiotic in it, but a good probiotic capsule taken daily, and a full time regiment of self help. You may think it is expensive, but if you were to put the cost of drinks together which are not enough for someone who has a problem, is isn’t costly at all. You are worth it and you need to get better to do the other things you need to do.
To understand types of probiotics, please go to this link, read and learn and then make a decision of what to buy. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/probiotics-topic-overview
Everyone has to think for themselves and often that means taking a plunge and trying something. My exasperation and decline in health from constant UTI’s left me with the attitude “I will give anything a try” You have to decide what you want to do. The inexpensive herb I take every day in capsule form is by Nature’s Way. It cost no more than $5 for a month’s supply. You don’t need a mixed product with a costly name and a line of promotion attached to it. The herb is called Marshmallow Root. Read up on it and decide for yourself. Here is a link to help you.
I truly believed this product has kept me going all this time and I have not had the immune problems many women have. I hope it helps you.
I try to update my blogs if I find a site that can explain more. I recently found this site about marshmallow root and I loved it. If you wonder what people did before all these prescription drugs, this will explain about how marshmallow root was used. I have heard from so many women who have kidney stones after mesh and it took me awhile to realize there is a correlation. When urine cannot be dispelled, stones can form. So when you read this article and wonder what ‘grave’ is, it is the old word for kidney stones. I also loved that this doctor treated his son with marshmallow root.
I have not used this myself but I also found this site about a natural antibiotics. You may find it very informative. http://the-health-gazette.com/293/natural-antibiotics