I was like Heather too... but I was younger and diagnosed with a low white cell count and then found out with my first pregnancy (when I was 16) I had UTI's almost every month before I got pregnant and then I had them every month... I also have tried Azo (OTC meds for urinary discomfort) which relieves the uncomfortable symptoms as long as you don't already have a UTI. With my second little boy I didn't have one UTI and with this pregnancy I have had one already and I have a feeling that I will have one this month too =( Sometimes you gotta roll with the punches... I hope that you get your BFP soon!
Thank you!! For sure talk to your doc about it. I took them daily for 3-6 months only at bed time (and they were about a quarter of a dose of a normal antibiotic). Then after that I only took them three times a week before bed when I felt one coming on (like right after sex, or when I knew I held my pee a little longer than I should have) some weeks I didn't even take them at all. But, they were nice to have just in case and so relieving not to have UTI for so long. Hope you have some relief soon and get your posisitve quickly :)
thanks for answer- congratulations on pregnancy and great to hear that someone else with recurrent UTI issues got pregnant so quickly :) My doc has previouslty suggested preventative antibiotics but i said no as i worried about antibiotic resistence and also about the antibiotics interfereing with the earliest stages of pregnancy (before you even know you are pregnant) . I might have another chat with my doc about antiiotics again. Also great UTI problems stopped since pregnancy :)
Forgot to add that I got pregnant very quick as soon as we started trying.
I am currently 6 months pregnant and before I concieved I had to take a preventative low dose antibiotic daily to prevent UTIs. I had so many one right after another sometimes they even went to my kidneys. I had ultrasounds on my bladder, kidneys, and anything else related and my urethra checked by a urioligist. This went on for about a year or two. They could not find the cause, and I was on my preventative for a year with no UTI's. I quit taking them when I got pregnant, and have not had a UTI since (keeping my fingers crossed). It doesn't have anything to do with your reproductive organs that I know of. But, if you get them during pregnancy they can cause preterm labor, so they check for them every time you go to the doc. Good luck!