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SYMPTOMS OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION
It all started, when I was flying from Hong Kong to India, 19th of October 2017.
In the plane I couldn’t find rest. Dani fall asleep. I felt more and more uncomfortable, a bit dizzy and nauseous. I had a feeling that there was not enough space and air.
I went to the toilet. While I have urinated, the pain spread throughout my body.
“That hurt soooo much !!!” – I screamed in my thoughts.
When I checked, I saw blood in the urine!!!
It was a second time that it happened to me. Last time was around one and a half year ago. At that time I couldn’t almost walk, the pain was so strong. I went to the hospital, where the doctor gave me a strong antibiotic. The problem was over almost immediately.
Before that I suffered maybe two times from a light urine infection, which was every time healed with conventional medicine, namely antibiotic. After taking a medicine within three days the pain disappeared.
What I already knew was: drink as much water as possible.
The incident with blood didn’t repeat. However, I had a lot of pain.
I figured out that water with lemon contributed to less pain.
visiting doctors in india
I was in India. I have to admit, it took me few days till I went to the first doctor and even more till I started to take prescribed medicines.
Firstly, I went to an emergency station in Cochin (the first city in India, where we had overnighted). The doctor asked for an urine sample for lab analysis. Unfortunately, in the close by laboratory the electricity went off. The monkey destroyed the nearby cables. Hahahaha
Secondly, I went to an emergency station in Holy Cross Hospital in Kottayam, Kollam, where I was able to make an urine test. As expected, I had an urinary tract infection (UTI). The doctor prescribed antibiotics: Norflox for 5 days, Flavoffree and Pantocid D for 3 days and Citralka syrup.
ANTIBIOTICS PRESCRIBED BY THE CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE DOCTOR
Norflox (norfloxacin) – It is used to treat urinary tract infections and gynecological infections. It is no longer available in U.S. according to its side effects.
Side effects: tendinitis, tendon rupture, peripheral neuropathy, central nervous system effects and exacerbation of myasthenia gravis. 1, 2
Flavoffree – I didn’t find any information about this drug.
WHY I DIDN’T BUY ANTIBIOTICS
I was reluctant to take antibiotics. Every time, when we take an antibiotic, it kills all bad bacteria in the place of issue, but together with it, the good bacteria dies. The immune system stops fighting against the disease, because the medicine have done the job. In this way the immune system becomes lazy and weak. In the consequence the problem repeats.
Secondly, destroying the bacterial flora is a risk for fungus. If that happens, and it happens more often than we realize, we have to deal with a big mess and it is not easy to get rid of.
For this reason, I decided not to buy antibiotics.
MY RESEARCH ABOUT UTI TREATMENT
The moment I come back from the Holy Cross Hospital, I sit in front of my iPad and I made a research on YouTube about how the other girls were dealing with UTI.
Many of them had returning UTI. Some even every month. They took antibiotics at the beginning, but at some point they realized that they cannot take antibiotics forever. At the end all of them tried more natural approaches.
Most of the girls were talking about D-Mannose.
It is a simple sugar, which naturally occurs in cranberries and blueberries. This sugar goes directly to the blood and than to the kidney, bladder and urethra. The bad bacteria (especially E-coli) sticks into the D-Mannose molecules, instead of sticking into the walls of the urinary tract. In that way the bacteria go out with urine and we prevent UTI.5, 6, 7
Although that sounded really appealing, I didn’t know where to buy it. For this reason, on the next day, I went to an Ayurvedic Medicine hospital. The doctor talked with me for a while, saw the results of the urine test and prescribed an Ayurvedic medicine.
MEDICINE PRESCRIBED BY THE AYURVEDIC DOCTOR
Njerinjil powder – 2-3 seeds boiled in 6 glasses of water for 6 min., drinking during the day.
Chandraprabha Vati Tablets – 2 tablets twice a day at least half an hour before eating, comminuted and mixed with the syrup below.
Brihatyadi kashayam Syrup – 3 teaspoons twice a day.
Ural Syrup – 3 times a day, two teaspoons.
Njerinjil – it is a herb, which has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory actions. It is useful as a general tonic and revitalizer for the liver, kidneys and urinary tract. It has also other attributes. No significant side effects found.8
Chandraprabha Vati – it is a tablet containing various Ayurvedic herbs. It is used to treat bladder-related disorders, urinary tract infections, muscle and joint pain and general weakness. It has anti-inflammatory, diuretic and muscle relaxant properties.
Side effects: when overused – burning sensation in abdomen. It is not recommended for high BP patients.9, 10
Brihatyadi kashayam – it is a syrup containing various Ayurvedic herbs. It is used in urinary system diseases, like dysuria, urinary tract infection and urinary calculi. Also it is helpful in gall stones. It has diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antilithiatic (meaning it prevents the formation of, or relieves the symptoms of kidney stones) actions.
Side effects: high BP patients should consult the doctor.11
Ural Syrup – it is an Ayurvedic product. It has lithotryptic actions (meaning it breaks down stone), diuretic and alkalizing properties. It helps control UTI and treat burning micturition (urination).
Safe even during pregnancy.12
THE COURSE OF THE TREATMENT
After few days I stoped drinking Njerinjil as it was causing stomach pain (maybe I didn’t prepare it properly or the amount was too big. I didn’t dig too much to find the answer.
After 6 days of taking the rest of Ayurvedic medicines the pain didn’t decrease. Quite an opposite, it was stronger and included back pain, which could have been connected with kidneys. I would have to mention as well that I didn’t get a proper rest in that period of time. That could affect a lot the healing process.
It was after 11 days of taking medicines, when I started to feel improvement. No more back pain. Pain during urinating was visibly decreased. I was still taking the medicine for the next 6 days, till I finished all bottles and tablets. In the summary I took the medicine for around 17 days.
Three days after the medicine finished, I started to train intensively, meaning around 4 hours a day.
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One week later I had again pain while urinating. I was surrounded by Ayurvedic doctors. Immediately, they took care of me, giving me similar medicines as I received before.
Chandraprabha-ps: 2 tablets (smashed to powder and mixed with hot milk) x 2 times a day (morning, evening).
Bottle of a drink prepared by an Ayurvedic doctor. It had a taste of nuts and tree bark. I was drinking it for 8 days.
MY OPINION ABOUT AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR UTI
I cannot really make a proper conclusion regarding Ayurvedic treatment for UTI. The facts shows that the Ayurvedic treatment for UTI took a lot of time and pain. But, at the end it worked.
If I would have to treat UTI again, would I use Ayurvedic treatment? Yes, I would. However, I would definitely include resting into it. I was traveling. I couldn’t entirely focus on taking care of myself.
Later, I looked for an answer why at first I got an urinary tract infection and what other factors apart from medicines are important in an Ayurvedic treatment for UTI. This is what I found.