We’re getting personal today guys. So strap in and get ready!
So, on Sunday I went to my parents for Easter lunch and in the 2 hours I was there I had to pee like 3 times. Right away I was aware that something seemed a little off with that, but I ignored it because hey, I do drink a LOT of water.
Fast forward a couple of hours though and I’m still peeing pretty frequently except I’m not really peeing. I just try to go to the bathroom and there’s no pee that comes out.
Six hours after I get back from my parents house and now it hurts every time I have to pee and I still feel like I have to pee again before I’ve even left the bathroom and now there’s trace amounts of blood coming out of my pee too.
No. It’s not my period. I’m straight peeing out bits of blood!!!!
I’ve never had a UTI before, but I’m pretty in tune with my body and I googled my symptoms almost as soon as they started showing up. In fact prior to googling them I drank a glass of cranberry juice because that’s what you do; right?
Okay so here’s what I did. It’s Sunday and a holiday; the student center isn’t open and I’m kind of an undercover hippie who avoids antibiotics at all costs anyway. But I’m feeling flushed and fatigued and there’s a definite possibility in my mind that I could die of this thing. I’ll take whatever is going to get me out of this painful hell.
And that’s when I stumbled upon D-Mannose after googling natural ways to cure a UTI.
According to this study D-Mannose is a sugar that binds to the unhealthy UTI causing bacteria in the Urethra which you can then easily pee out. It’s also been proven to be effective in clearing up UTIs.
Basically I jumped into my car and speed to the nearest health food store and asked the first employee I saw if they had it. I was in luck and within 12 hours things were pretty much all cleared up.
What I did was take one capsule and place it in 4 oz of water with 1 tsp of baking soda. The baking soda makes your pee alkaline which means the bacteria causing the infection will more willing to bond with the D-Mannose because they’re not it a threatening acidic environment. I took it with only 4 oz of water because I wanted to give the evil UTI bacteria time to bond with my supplement.
2 hours after taking the D-Mannose and baking soda I started chugging water to get as much bacterial out of my system as possible through waaaaaaay too many bathroom trips. I repeated this every 4-5 hours I was awake and BOOM! No more UTI 12 hours later!!
Obviously this won’t work exactly the same for everyone, but I was lucky and caught it almost immediately.
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Question of the day: What’s your favorite natural remedy secret?
things pretty early, and get this! D-Mannose is known to help prevent the onset of UTIs if taken regularly (Think 1 capsule once a day if you’re prone to them or like right after you have sexy times).