I had to get what was at the only grocery store open late the other night, and that was the healthiest thing they had. I'm sure that plain cranberry juice would probably be most effective, but I haven't been able to find any. I've got to go to Wild Oats and our local natural grocers to get some, but I haven't had the time. I'd have got unsweetened, but they only had two choices: high fructose corn syrup cranberry juice...or sugar cranberry juice! I had to take the lesser of two evils. And dang it, I wish someone had mentioned that the bacteria like sugar, because I consumed two cokes and a milk shake today! :P
I've been peeing about five times as much as I did with my DS and having a different kind of pressure feeling. (Grandma says it must be a girl because they are "piss asses" and pee constantly (Is that against the UA? lol)) Anyways, that wasn't just it. All day I'd feel washed out, tired, dizzy, nauseated like I could hardly get up or concentrate. I felt like maybe I wasn't eating or drinking enough, so I'd eat, drink a bunch of water. Didn't help. So I suspected preeclampsia or even low blood pressure, but my blood pressure is normal. Finally I looked up UTI and noticed that all this can be symptoms of a UTI, plus I have had cloudy pee and so on.
I've been drinking nothing but the juice until this afternoon; I'm starting the cranberry juice again now that we're home from the pool. I didn't take the home test yet, because I am feeling better. I don't have that washed out feeling as much and no more pressure, just the constant need to pee. So UTI or not drinking that juice has helped. I suppose it could be something else, but I'm no expert--and the experts are condescending and annoying and try to, like someone else already said, force you to do things like you're one of the enlisted peoples.
But hey, if it's not a UTI, anybody have any clue what the perpetrator is? I have some upper muscle soreness in my shoulders and neck, for NO reason, just this...sore feeling all over sometimes. It comes with the washed out feeling. I was thinking if it's not a UTI it is most likely some kind of nutrient deficiency. I always forget my prenatal horse pills.
I really appreciate all the responses. I figure I should probably call that captain person or at least answer the phone for him/her/whoever. But I have this strange feeling I'm going to have to end up defending my imaginary CPM
and my choice to homebirth.