To those from the UK – your experiences with UTI treatment

TW: blood, pain

If you suffer from frequent UTIs, what has been your experience receiving treatment?

I personally feel defeated with this illness. I have started suffering from them more and more often and the last couple of times have been worse than ever before. I had blood in my urine both times and the symptoms went from none to excruciating pain in a few hours.

When I raised this with my GP last time, they said they couldn’t do anything and I had to go back for antibiotics every time I had it. As if I could make an appointment to get the UTI at a convenient time! There seems to be no long term treatment other than antibiotics for like 6 months, that they didn’t want to prescribe for me anyway. There also doesn’t seem to be any interest for finding alternative treatment despite this being an issue for a large number of women.

It just feels more and more like being a woman is a punishment in this world…

Sorry for the rant, has anyone ever had any good experiences with UTI treatment?

To those from the UK – your experiences with UTI treatment