Posted by Anne (Brooklyn, Ny) on 01/24/2011
[YEA] I got my first UTI about 2 years ago and since then have had them about 3 times, so I'm pretty familiar with the symptoms and typical treatment (antibiotics). Last weekend one suddenly came upon me. I went to the bathroom several times in a row and still felt like I had to go and also had blood in my urine. It was a sunday and the next day was a holiday so I decided to check out earth clinic's suggestions. I'm so glad I did, especially since I hate taking antibiotics.
After seeing all the positives for ACV, I began taking it (I also began taking cranberry pills). I took 2 Tbsp. In a small amount of water followed by lots of plain water. Within the hour there was no more blood in my urine and the urgency was not so bad. I kept taking it for the next few days, usually once in the morning and once at night, and was feeling pretty much normal, although because I've been drinking so much fluid, I have been wake up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. By the end of the week I wasn't being as strict with myself as far as not eating sweets, having caffeine, or drinking, so I got slightly worried it wasn't completely gone, so I kept taking it this weekend (a full week after initial symptoms) plus I got some unsweetened cranberry juice and have been drinking some of that.
I now feel totally back to normal - hoorah! I'll continue with the cranberry pills and a bit of juice every week to help prevent them in the future, but I'm so happy to know that I don't need to rush to the doc for antibiotics every time I get a uti.