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SYMPTOMS OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION
It all started, when I was flying from Hong Kong to India on, 19th of October 2017. On the plane, I couldn’t find rest. Dani fell 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 the second time that it happened to me. The last time was around one and half a 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 antibiotics. 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.
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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.
Pantocid – doctors prescribe this medicine for the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions.
Side effects (common): nausea, headache, abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence, diarrhea.3, 4
WHY I DIDN’T BUY ANTIBIOTICS
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
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
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.
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
Side effects: high BP patients should consult the doctor.11
Safe even during pregnancy.12
THE COURSE OF THE TREATMENT
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.
READ ALSO the article explaining, why I was surrounded by Ayurvedic Doctors and what exactly I was doing in India:
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
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.
Ayurveda is the best way to cure from UTI permanently. Thank you for sharing tips for UTi.
Well, I don’t know if it is the best way 😉 But it is worth trying and give it a time to heal. After around 8 months since the Ayurvedic treatment I started to train intensively again in China, I got UTI again. It was not that strong as I experienced in India, but the pain was there. Immediately I went to the Natural Chinese Medicine Doctor. He prescribed me Chinese herbs. After 2 days the pain was completely gone. So I would say wherever you are in the world, find a natural way to treat your UTI. Chinese medicine worked as well. Now it is already one year since I didn’t have UTI. As I wrote in the previous comment I also use sometimes D-Mannose as a prevention, but the need comes very rarely 🙂
Hi, I reached to your web site while searching for Ayurvedic Treatment for UTI. After reading the article. I guess chandraprabha vati helps much. My girlfriend has UTI and she’s suffering everyday.
Yes, chandraprabha vati tablets help a lot. But I think a mix of all these medicines plus drinking a lot of warm water (with lemon), resting, using proper hygiene products is the best solution. Also if she has returning UTI she can use it as a prevention D-Mannose powder. I used it after the Ayurvedic treatment a few times, just when I had a slight feeling that something maybe not be right with my Urine Tract. Also, check this article, which gives you more details about how to deal with UTI https://www.rootedinnature.ooo/urinary-tract-infection-mind-body-approach/
Hope your girlfriend will get better!
which chinese medicine did you took. please tell me there names and dosage i have uti from last 5 years
Hey Sagar, I don’t know the herbs that the Chinese medicine doctor prescribed me. But, he checked my pulse and tongue, and based on that and my story he chose the proper herbs. So I would recommend you to just go to the Chinese Medicine Doctor and get yourself diagnose. The herbs I received were not only for the urinary tract infection but they were based on a diagnosis that the doctor made. Good luck!
The best part of this write up is where you warn against the effects of antibiotics..I took antibiotics for uti and suffered horrendous effects as all my good gut flora was gone and invasive candida took over. In short few years of a trip to hell and back. With ayurveda I did manage to bounce back. Overall a good write up. God bless.
Thank you for sharing 🙏
can you please suggest what medicine/treatment you tried? My wife is taking antibiotics for last 6 months but no effect.
I read your story. Now my wife is having uti prblm. Conventional treatment is giving her side effects. So do you think she should take to ayurveda medine. According to your knowledge on the basis of your experience what do you suggest she should take?
Hello Tajendra, I think if the conventional medicine doesn’t work or has unwanted side effects, you should definitely look for a more natural treatment, in that case, Ayurveda is GREAT! I cannot though suggest to you what kind of medicine she should use. Please contact an Ayurvedic doctor as each case is different. Good luck and wish all the best for your wife 🙏
Can you please suggest if Ayurveda medicine helped you? My wife having UTI for last 6 months and it is not going with antibiotics.
Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable information.
Thanks a lot girl you help so many peoples
Can Chandraprabha Vatika help along with the antibiotic prescribed by conventional doctor for a recurrent UTI. The antibiotic has the D-Mannose in it. Read the article and purchased Chandraprabha Vatika and if it not helpling I think I can still it as a diuretic. I have diabetics and need to be on the conventional medication. I am concerned if there are any side effects. The doctors treating will not consider any other medication other than what they prescribe. Any comments will be good to fight the rUTI that I have been having for months now.
Hey WIL, sorry to hear that. I really cannot answer your question, because my knowledge is limited. But, you should definitely ask the conventional doctor or an ayurvedic doctor whether you can take these medications together. There might be some contraindications for taking both medicines at the same time. I wish you good health as soon as possible!
Hi Basia I had one time UTI when we went to Hawaii. At night I woke up with sharp pain. I knew I have to drink lots of water. And I drank1 teaspoon of bicarbonate soda in big glass of water. Stir well. And I had a lot of cranberry juice. Luckily I had in the fridge. And that really help me. Next day I was feeling much better. But I drank again 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate soda , cranberry juice and lots of water. And after that I was fine. Now when I travel I always have bicarbonate soda and cranberry pills. Just in case. Hope that help to somebody.
Thank you so much for sharing! That’s definitely useful information 👍
I have been having recurring UTI’s since the last 6 yrs sometimes nearly every month. Urologist suggests it’s just hormonal. Did a full ultrasound. I have hypothyroidism and High Blood Pressure. Taking Eltroxcin for Thyroid but trying to stay away from taking any more meds for the HBP. As I’m going through all these ayurvedic products for UTI’s which is a big concern right now for me they do interfere with the other medical problems I have. Please advice how to proceed further still trying to look for a remedy that really works. Infact I am on Microbid since I have the attack. I will start taking D-Mannose and Utiva as a prevention once I am off the antibiotics. I do take a probiotic specially for UTI attacks. Get that from the health food stores. I have never used ayurvedic products a little hesitant to start. Except for Amla Juice.
Hello Kumar, I am not an Ayurvedic doctor, so I cannot suggest to you any medicines that would not interfere with the other pills you take. However, what I would suggest is changing your diet to a low-carb diet. I noticed that eating lots of sugary products and yogurt triggered my UTI. I wish you all the best!