Originally Posted by prettyuglybefore
I found that once it hit a certain point the usual remedies didn't work as well and I would end up on antibiotics to clear it out.
Yes to this. I got 2 in my first trimester with dd, and finally read the insert on the antibiotics to see what the pregnancy ramifications were. Basically, it's okay during early pregnancy, but towards the end of pregnancy they're more dangerous for some reason that I can't remember right now. So I vowed to avoid getting any more, because even if antibiotics are contraindicated, you still have to take them because a UTI is even more dangerous!
So yeah, whatever you do, if it's not going away I'd definitely go to a doctor and get some antibiotics...take them for the full course, then take some probiotics to rebuild your body, and then take steps to make sure you don't get another one!
Here's what helped me clear them up and make them stop:
1. Cut out all sugar, corn syrup, dehydrated cane juice, etc (read labels--they're in so many things! Bread, peanut butter, yogurt, etc...but you can find brands without them. Just cutting these hidden sugars did wonders for me and lessened the effect of my occasional snickers bar
2. Jump out of bed after sex to pee and wash your bits off.
3. Drink tons of water and pure cranberry juice (not cranberry cocktail--if it's mixed with other fruits, their sugars negate the good effects of the cranberry). Cranberry pills were good for this for me too.
Good luck, I'm sorry you're dealing with this...it's such a bummer!