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UTI: Urinary Tract/Kidney/Bladder Infections
« on: April 07, 2006, 05:38:21 AM »
My 5 year daughter started having belly pain before going potty and then started wetting the bed.  It took a couple of days to figure out, she might have a Urinary Tract Infection.  I took her to the doctor and although, he said he needed to run a culture to be sure, he was convinced by her symptoms that I was right...After we got home, my suspicions were further confirmed by the development of a fever.

So, the doctor gave her the dreaded antibiotics.  I don't like them, but I know that UTI's can be very painful (I've had a few) and the doctor explained that females must be especially careful because multiple infections could cause or be an indication of a distended ureter which could cause something he called a reflux condition where urine could back up into the kidneys and cause permanent damage.

My doctor also says that drinking juice and koolaid, etc do not affect this condition negatively.  The only drink that he recommends avoiding is caffeine because of it's diruretic properties.  Without regular flow through the kidneys, you cannot flush the bacteria causing the infection.

I know that prevention is best, but sometimes you can't prevent every little organism from finding it's way into the wrong place at the wrong time.  However; suggetions on regular prevention would be invited.

Does anyone know, "absolutely, without a doubt" alternative healing solutions for these infections?  I don't like the idea of experimenting on my babies only to find out that I allowed the infection to damage their organs.  :-[
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Re: UTI: Urinary Tract/Kidney/Bladder Infections
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006, 05:55:12 AM »
Hello Healthybratt - I feel cheeky calling you that -

I had repetitive urinary/kidney infections as a child. My mom cured me by putting me on a daily cranberry juice and fresh/frozen blue berries diet. Contrary to what your doctor tells you - sugar does make ANY infection worse, as it lowers the immune system. I'm assuming koolaid has sugar in it.

Any way, I also had a severe kidney infection (unable to stand, 105 degree fever) while in the jungle of Papua New Guinea. The infection followed food poisoning. I was a day's walk from an airstrip, and bush planes rarely landed there anyway. So it was die or get well.

I prayed and felt like God said "there is a can of whole cranberries in your storage room - eat the whole thing." Of course I argued - knowing every single can of food in my storage room. It was impossible to buy stuff like that in the jungle, and I knew I hadn't come overseas with a can of cranberries in my suitcase.

But I crawled to the storage room and -lo and behold - cranberries in plain view on the storage room shelf. I think an angel put them there.  :o I ate half the can of cranberries (with skins still on, and no sugar included) right away, and the second half of the can an hour later, as soon as my stomach would allow. I was well the next day!

I've recommended fresh or frozen blue berries to several people with urinary infections, and never heard of it NOT working.

It's a yummy treatment that your daughter should enjoy! Feed her as much as she's willing to eat! The UT infection bacteria is almost impossible to kill with antibiotics, so blue berry/cranberry maintenance is going to be necessary!

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Re: UTI: Urinary Tract/Kidney/Bladder Infections
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006, 06:01:54 AM »
Hello Healthybratt - I feel cheeky calling you that -

I've always been a bit of a "bratt".  I thinks it's part of being an only child.   ;)

The UT infection bacteria is almost impossible to kill with antibiotics, so blue berry/cranberry maintenance is going to be necessary!

Do you have any more info on this?
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2006, 06:57:41 AM »
I should have stated that "I believe UTI infection is almost impossible to kill...." I haven't read that anywhere. However, I have read that UTI's often "recur" even after antibiotics. One of the articles below mentions this.

 HOWEVER - I have recommended the blueberry/cranberry regimen to half a dozen women that had been through the antibiotic route and STILL had UTI's. One lady had taken six rounds of antibiotics, but her UTI kept coming back. She began to take vit C in large doses (as much as she could without causing diarhea) and eating raw blueberries, and drinking cranberry juice. Her UTI cleared up within a few days, and did not recur during the two years that I knew her. She kept blueberries as a part of her diet for months.

http://www.healingtherapies.info/Urinary-Tract%20Health%20-%20Part%202.htm  (this is on natural prevention/healing of UTI's)

http://www.healingtherapies.info/herbal.htm (this is just a good article on herbs/drugs/etc...)

http://www.drugstore.com/qxc40562_333181_sespider/urinary_tract_infection/urinary_tract_infection.htm  (drug info- not for or against herbs... just speculation)
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2006, 11:55:21 AM »
Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2006, 05:27:12 PM »
      One of my little ones gets UTIs pretty easily. My favorite way to nip it in the bud is with a product called EmergenC (made by Alacer). It is a vitamin C supliment that comes in a box of foil packets (single servings). It has 1000 mg of vit. C and comes in Cranberry (which contains 1000 mg. of cranberry powder). A couple a day when he has an infection, and one a day to help him stay over it for a few days. You can get them from the health food store, or from vitacost.com. We have also found it important to see that he drinks a lot of water; as a typical kid, he doesn't stop long enough to drink a lot normally.
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Re: UTI: Urinary Tract/Kidney/Bladder Infections
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2006, 06:57:48 PM »
Thanks for all the info. 

Interesting update:  My doctor's office called today and said her culture was negative.  So I put her on antibiotics for almost 3 days for absolutely no reason, but then I'm still wondering why she was having such urinary urgency and tummy cramps.  I put her on nothing but water to drink the day we went to the doctor and she's improved.    :-\

I'm going to the store tomorrow and Monday though, and I'm definately going to look for some blueberries.  I've never had them raw before, are they sweet?
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2006, 08:31:21 PM »
My cousin had a very similar thing happen when she was 5 years old.  After an unfortunate misunderstanding at a urologists office and ending up with a specialist in Atlanta it was found that she was sensitive to the Bubble Bath they had been using and it caused her recurring UTI's and also her bed wetting.  According to the specialist in Atlanta sensitivities to soaps and bubble baths are very common causes of UTI's in children. 

Ditto what Beka suggested.  I've had a couple of UTI's since being married.  The first one I had no idea what was happening so it ended up getting unbelievably bad.  The pain was so horrible I blacked out in the bathroom.  I ended up on an antibiotic with that one.  Couple of months later I came down with another one but I caught this one in time with blueberries, cranberry tablets and lots of water.  It worked!  :) 
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2006, 06:32:28 AM »
Wow Steph, that's rough!

HealthyBratt,

Fresh blueberries can be expensive this time of year. You can also just buy a bag of frozen BB's. I've done that lots of times, and just reach in the freezer for a handful of frozen BB's to put in a cup for my child to snack on several times a day. Yes, they are sweet and the kids love them!

You can also buy real, unsweetened cranberry juice at most grocery stores. Not Wally world, but, Albertsons, Safeway...

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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2006, 04:47:13 PM »
My daughter is also sensitive to the bubble bath.  Use sparingly.   She loves it too, so it's hard.   

Cranberry is also good for kidney stones and prevention!!   

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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2006, 05:10:05 PM »
My daughter is also sensitive to the bubble bath.  Use sparingly.   She loves it too, so it's hard.   

Detergents are very harsh (more info on this thread).  I'm guessing they probably disturb the natural flora in the UT.  Maybe you could find a homemade bubble bath that uses soap, glycerine, and/or coconut oils.  These should be less irritating.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2006, 10:09:31 AM »
We found that California Baby bubble bath and Grape Bubble bath by Kiss My Face - do not cause irritation to our girls.

I also battled urinary infections and kidney stones (twice) - I was told to stop taking multi-vitamins (I was on prenatal vitamins both times I had stones) and only drink water. I now drink water and a cup of OJ every day and have not had any problems in years. I started taking vitamins again (okay, I am grabbing a gummy vitamin from the children's vitamin bottle in the morning) and have not had any problems.

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Re: UTI: Urinary Tract/Kidney/Bladder Infections
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2006, 09:48:57 AM »
My daughter has what we think is a UTI.  I gave her fresh blueberries for two days and she's been drinking cranberry juice for 4 days and the pain decreased for a short period and then got much worse.  If I can't get it healed she'll have to take antibiotics and I just got her yeast free, I really really really don't want to go there again. 

Any suggestions.   :-\
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2006, 09:52:52 AM »
Could she possibly have Kidney stones?  I was treated for a year with cronic UTI's and later found out they were kidney stones.  Very painfull.  I know your daughter is very young, but I was 21-22 when mine first hit.  So who knows?  Has she had any back pain with the "UTI" pains?  even if she hasn't, it still could be kidney stones.  The only way to really tell is to have an XRay or CT scan though :'( expensive, and not very fun.  I pray that she feels better.  Cranberries and Blueberries are the most wonderful things you can give her!  Praying you find the answer soon.
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2006, 10:53:33 AM »
My daughter has what we think is a UTI.  I gave her fresh blueberries for two days and she's been drinking cranberry juice for 4 days and the pain decreased for a short period and then got much worse.  If I can't get it healed she'll have to take antibiotics and I just got her yeast free, I really really really don't want to go there again. 

Any suggestions.   :-\

Also give her tons of Vit. C.  I have had a couple of friends that have been unable to kick their UTI's naturally for whatever reason.  One ended up in the ER with her kidney's also infected so badly they were damaged.   :'(  All that to say, if the natural stuff isn't improving it after a reasonable period of time don't be afraid to get the antibiotics.  Keep her diet as yeast/sugar free as possible while she's on it and start giving her Tummy Tune Up (or high quality acidophilus product) as soon as she's off and it should keep the Yeast from getting a foot hold again. 

Hope the all the natural stuff starts working soon!! There are few things as painful as a really, really bad UTI.  :-\
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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2006, 12:04:06 PM »
start giving her Tummy Tune Up

Just ran out.  Gave my last bottle to my SIL.  Guess it's time to get some more.  I need to quit trying to cure the world.  I keep running myself out of supplies.   :-\
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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2006, 01:29:44 PM »
HAVE HER DRINK WATER! Till it comes out her ears! It is the number one thing she can do! At least 20 oz. per hour, starting out with a quart right away (Unless this is your younger girl- she won't need quite this much...). If this is your 14 year old, give her up to 1000 mg of vit. C per hour, if your 5 year old, 500 mg. per hour, for a few hours. Does the cranberry juice have sugar in it? You may need to get some cranberry that doesn't contain sugar- capsuls, cran. concentrate (100% juice), etc. She can have up to 1000 mg of cran./hr (14 yo), or 500 mg/hr (5 yo). Good Luck!
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Re: UTI: Urinary Tract/Kidney/Bladder Infections
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2006, 03:20:07 AM »
Okay--yesterday I felt a little "off", but couldn't quite place my finger on what was wrong.  Well this morning I woke up and I'm fairly certain I have a bladder infection.

I have had a bladder infection 3 times before....and it feel like I did then, that's why I'm pretty sure of what it is.

Before I've always gone to the Dr. and gotten anti-biotics.  This time I'm trying not go to the Dr., but I can't take it for very long....so I"m tempted to just go in and get some anti-biotics.

What can I take to get rid of the infection?  I took some garlic.....will that help?  HOw much would I need to take?  I know cranberry juice is good for you but I don't have any of that around.

ETA:  I'm nursing a 3 mo. old too....if that pertains to anything....

Thanks for ANY help!!
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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2006, 04:48:41 AM »
I've had several bladder infections in the past, and they are not fun!  The first time I had one, I thought I would just tough it out.  It went on for at least a week, when I finally called the doctor.  By the time I got the antibiotics and painkillers, my symptoms had really eased, so I didn't bother taking the full course of the drugs. 
I just had another infection a few months ago, that came on really fast.  I started feeling a little off during church, and by the time we got home I was really miserable.  Felt like I had to urinate constantly, a nasty burning/itching, and was super painful when I did.  I still had the painkiller prescription from before, so I took one of those and it did help a little.  And drank a TON of water.  I had at least 5 quarts in one afternoon.  I added fresh lemon juice to some of it.  Lemon is an alkalinizing food and I've heard that bacterial infections cannot grow in an alkaline environment.  I was pretty uncomfortable all afternoon - between the pain and constant bathroom trips.  But the amazing thing was that by the evening, I was feeling 95% better.  I bought some cranberry juice and had a little in the evening (wow, that stuff is strong!), but really by then I think I was pretty much over it.  I'm sure it was just because I flushed my system with so much water. 
   I'd encourage you to drink as much water as you can handle!  And avoid any foods/drinks that would give that bacteria something to feed on (sugar specifically). 
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2006, 05:53:27 AM »
It might help to clarify things a bit if this is indeed true... I think that some UTI's are bacterial, will culture positive and do improve with antibiotics. :P (maybe) ;) Sugar doesn't seem to affect this kind as much. But... Some UTI's are yeast based, will not culture positive and are worsened by sugar, high sugar fruit juice, and antiboitics.
 I had the latter kind after every dose of antibiotic I ever took. ( I have chronic yeast overgrowth- another topic) The doctor repeatedly ridiculed me for saying that I always got a UTI after antibiotics, say for pnuemonia. He said you mean a vaginal infection? I said NO a UTI, first bladder then kidneys. He said not possible! Have some more antibiotics!!! Finally I thought for myself and thought why not yeast in the bladder if it is possible in the vagina...??? So I found a whatever ,,um natural doctor who said explained it over the phone as above. Pure cranberry juice or extract did seem to help. Does C fight yeast in some way?
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2006, 05:57:40 AM »
Hi Jaci!

My first bladder infection was treated the typical allopathic medicine way: antibiotics and pain killer (which I was really glad for as the pain was almost unbearable by the time I got to the Dr.) I was out of town, the symtoms hit with vengence in the middle of the night, so in desperation I went to the emergency room!

Second bladder infection:

I used Cranberry concentrate capsules from the health food store. The reason cranberry juice is a problem is because all that sugar feeds the bacteria! You should avoid all sugar for a few days...even "natural" sugars such as honey, maple sugar, etc. 

A sugar substitute you can use is xylitol. It comes in granular form and is a natural fruit alcohol existing in raspberries, plums, etc. It prevents tooth decay by preventing the bacteria from adhereing to the teeth, and some recent research indicates that it may be useful in the same way for bladder infections!!

I use the NOW brand for both the Cranberry Concentrate and xylitol, because it is high quality and cheaper than most others due to the fact that they deal directly with the store therefore eliminating the middle-man.

Oregano leaves are not only anti-bacterial but also anti-fungal. A fungus (often Candida) can also be the cause of a bladder infection, which is why a test for bacteria in a urine specimin at the Dr's can be negative. You can get them it in capsules, in tincture, or grow your own! I like another NOW product called Candida Clear because it has the oregano leaves plus a lot of other anti-fungals.

You can also get Oregano Oil (in enteric coated capsules or liquid) which is very potent and effective. The only problem with it is it can cause burning in the stomach for some.

Of course, TONS of water!

For the pain...You can now get over the counter the same pain med that Dr's prescribe. It is not as potent as the prescription, but very effective. I took 1/3 of the suggested dose  two times (once a day for 2 days), and it gave enough relief so I could function! (called AZO) Remember it takes a while for this to kick in, so give it time to work. You want to take as little as possible since the side-effects as usual are awful!

You also want to address your over-all health, as recurring bladder infections are an indication of a lowered immune system. (I had both of mine during very stressful times in our family!) Extra anti-oxidants like Vit C and immune builders like Echinacea would be good as well.

All symptoms were gone in 2 days, but I contiued the regimen for a week.

Cranberry Capsules are a great supplement to have around "just in case" you start to notice those vague symptoms again. Once you've had a bladder infection, you know the symptoms early on (what a horrible sensation it is!!) So, the sooner you start on a problem, the easier it is to resolve!



Hope this helps!
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2006, 09:34:20 AM »
My daughter had one a couple of months ago.  I treated her successfully with a couple of boxes of fresh blueberries from the grocery store and some cranberry pills from Walmart. 
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2006, 09:47:23 AM »
My dd had a UTI last week. I successfully treated it with high doses of Vit. C, echinacea/astragalus blend to increase her immunity, and Grapefruit Seed Extract (3 drops twice a day in a spoonful of raw honey - GSE tastes horrible alone). After 2 doses of GSE her fever and symptoms were gone.
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2006, 10:51:03 AM »
My dd had a UTI last week. I successfully treated it with high doses of Vit. C, echinacea/astragalus blend to increase her immunity, and Grapefruit Seed Extract (3 drops twice a day in a spoonful of raw honey - GSE tastes horrible alone). After 2 doses of GSE her fever and symptoms were gone.

Oh yeah, forgot to mention it was Cranberry with extra C.   ;D
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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2006, 04:20:15 PM »
Hi Healthybrat...

I, too, suffered horribly with UTIs when I was younger...starting about your daughter's age from what I can remember.  Unfortunately, my mom didn't mind giving us antibiotics to beat the band...so I learned (bad, bad girl) to not let her know my symptoms or that I was having one because those pills were HUGE!  She would crush them up and make me eat them usually with jelly or apple sauce.  Okay, enough unimportant history...onto some help....

1. Have your daughter graduate to taking showers.  (This truly helped me!)  The doctor told Mom I could possibly have a short urethra, thus a shorter path for the dirty bathwater to follow to my bladder.

2.  Use only unscented soap and make sure she rinses well.  Any time, even to this day, that I use a scented soap in that area, I can guarantee an infection will happen.  Some soaps were worse than others...such as Zest.

3.  Never allow her to sit in wet clothing...not just accidents but wet bathing suits, etc.

4.  As for helps, cranberry tabs from the health food store have helped with me.  I also eat yogurt when I feel an infection coming on.  I usually just eat plain, but perhaps you could mix in some fresh cranberries (or frozen) for your dd?  I also drink cranberry tea. 

Note...Don't buy cranberry juice concentrate or cocktail from the store, these are loaded with sugar, and from what I have learned sugar isn't good period really, but especially when an infection is going on.

Okay..these are just some of my thoughts...hope the info helps.

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« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2006, 08:06:00 AM »
Hi, I am pretty sure I have a bladder infection ... no pain with urination but a very heavy, crampy feeling where my bladder is.  Today is day 4 of this.  Yesterday I realized it was probably a bladder infection rather than cramps (my cycle hasn't started back yet, I am nursing a baby).  I told dh (doctor) that I wanted to treat this without meds if at all possible.  So here I am searching this website for info!  He told me I could go in to his office tomorrow for a urine test to just confirm whether I actually have an infection or not.

Between last night and this morning I drank an entire jug of straight cranberry juice -- no sugar, the juice only.   :o  I don't have any fresh blueberries, only frozen, so I have been mixing them up with some plain yogurt.  Since last night I have probably had just under a pint of blueberries.  I have tried to increase the water. 

No change yet. 

Since I am so very new to natural healing, could someone give me an idea of what to expect in terms of how long it would take to treat/cure a bladder infection, and also what amounts of blueberries/cranberries should I be consuming?  I don't have a fever or pain with urination.  Just some minor itching down there and a LOT of cramps, bloated feeling, and general achiness around my bladder.  This just kind of has me wiped out.  :P


Also, are the blueberries only helpful if they are raw (as opposed to being baked in muffins)?

Would it be helpful to eat dried cranberries?  Or mix some up in a smoothie?  I do have several pkgs of frozen cranberries now that I think of it.

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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2006, 04:03:34 PM »
OK I am back again ...  ;D ... We did our grocery shopping tonight at Wild Oats and it seemed half the cart was blueberry this and cranberry that!  My husband suggested "Boo-berry Crunch" cereal.   ::)  Silly him!  I came home with more yogurt, lots of frozen blueberries, and some CranActin capsules.  We also discovered these Odwalla smoothies -- they had one that was loaded with blueberry puree (no sugar, just lots of different fruit) so i downed that on the way home.  I figure all this extra fruit will not hurt, but I will probably pack on a few pounds before this is all over! 8) 

If I were to make a cranberry/blueberry smoothie, I wonder if it would need some honey for sweetening?  Would the cranberries be too tart?  This may be a breakfast experiment tomorrow morning!

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« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2006, 04:11:31 PM »
Here are some things to prevent UTIs:

Wipe front to back (ALL THE TIME)

Urinate after intimate activities  ;)

Keep Hydrated

Keep ecoli bacteria away from UTI (I have read that certain types of underwear cause this problem)

Wear clothe underwear

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Re: UTI: Urinary Tract/Kidney/Bladder Infections
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2006, 06:11:54 PM »
Well, this is almost a one-sided conversation.  But I am reporting back again anyway ... today I have taken 4 CranActin capsules, drank lemon water, had a cranberry/blueberry smoothie, and blueberry yogurt for lunch and also after dinner.  I have felt bad all day, in fact I felt worse today.  This afternoon I went to my husband's office and had my urine tested.  Well it came back negative -- no UTI or bladder infection!  He told me I should call my ob/gyn and have her examine me.  I called her, gave the nurse all my symptoms.  She said take a pregnancy test  :o and call in the morning.  Meanwhile she will talk with the doctor to see what to do.   Since then, i have felt nearly 100% better!  At times I feel totally well!  So, either the blueberries/cranberries have cured me or whatever I had ran its course on its own or it is just my body trying to get back into a cycle.

How long would it typically take to cure a UTI/bladder infection with natural treatment?  Any general guesses?  I will keep up with the blueberries/cranberries tomorrow and taper off through the week just to be safe.

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Re: UTI: Urinary Tract/Kidney/Bladder Infections
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2006, 03:45:47 AM »
Hiya..

Glad to hear you are feeling better.  To answer your question, I usually only took Cranberry capsules with lots and lots and lots and lots of water when I feel like I have an infection (or know that I have one  :-\ )  For me, typically, if I catch it in the beginning...fullness, not feeling totally 'empty' after I go, etc...it is usually 1 to 2 days of taking 2 capsules three times a day.  If it gets to the point of burning, passing blood and low-grade fever...then it takes 3 to 4 days of the taking the capsules...again with lots and lots of water.  I've never taken (nor had I ever heard) blueberries for a UTI.

You aren't talking to yourself, btw  ;) 

Blessings,
Camille
Wife to a wonderful man who happens to be a Chiropractor (aren't I blessed??) and home schooling mom to four great kids: Victoria ~16, Jacob ~13, Marlee ~8, David ~6