About two years ago I started experiencing chronic UTIs. I'd start an antibiotic treatment and a week later I would have another UTI. My lifestyle at the time was not very healthy, I enjoyed my wine and didn't eat properly. I then started taking Zyban to kick a bad smoking habit and ended up in hospital after having suffered two grand mal seizures.
The long and short of it is that I ended up seeking a naturalists help in London who did many wonderful things to me including working on my digestive system, understanding what food allergies I had, colonics etc. I came home feeling wonderful and didn't have UTIs for a full year during which I had a beautiful baby girl.
Well now I'm back to square one after my dermatologist gave me a dose of prednisone which I believed kicked me over the edge. I have had 2 UTIs over the past 3 weeks during which I suffered from constipation. I consulted my local health shop as I knew what was going on with Candida and Leaky gut, and started taking some of the supplements that you've mentioned in your article. My question is, I currently have a UTI, there is some blood in the urine and although I would have taken antibiotics for this I don't want to get into that vicious cycle; shall I continue with the proper diet, candida cleansers, probiotics etc that I'm currently taking in the hope that the UTI will go away as I get better OR do you recommend I take a dose of antibiotics while still on these supplements and the proper diet?