Dearest groupthinkers, I am having an extremely hard time with my body as of late. My man and I are exclusive and committed, but I have been getting UTIs on the reg ever since we started having sex. I always pee afterward and I shower daily - but I still get them. This is my 4th one in 3 months and I’m exhausted.
relevant details - he works in construction and handles insulation/duct work on the daily. I wash underwear in hot water, but throw them in with his socks sometimes. I’m in the process of moving to a new city and starting a new job - so lots of stress. I drink water - not tons but a standard amount. I’m a grown woman and I know how to wipe my butt. For some reason, nurses always think I don’t??
I don’t currently have insurance so I’ve had to just hydrate and take the orange pills during a couple of the recent UTI’s. I really don’t have the money to go to a dr every time this happens. I do have a Drs appt today, but I hate taking antibiotics bc I always get a yeast infection (ugh).
This hasn’t happened to me before and I’m hoping you guys can help me solve the mystery. What are your preventative measures for UTIs? Have any of you dealt with rapid fire UTIs? Any thoughts on what could be happening? Help :(