So, you’ve been a very good girl and spent a whole day following everything precisely, slamming your UTI with quality OLE and raw garlic all day, keeping your bladder empty and your pH slightly alkaline, and you wake up the next morning and skip to the bathroom with a test strip.
“This is going to be good.” you think. You might even be smirking a little in smug anticipation, as you open the stopwatch function in your phone and open the test package.
Lo and behold, you pee on that strip, and it immediately starts turning the darkest color you’ve ever seen. Nitrites so deep, dark, and vibrant they’re an almost fluorescent magenta. The leukocytes pad quickly develops a dark purple spot in the center before your horrified gaze.
“How can this be?” you gasp. “I did everything right!” you wail.
Yes. Yes, you did, girlfriend. You DID do everything right. And you’re going to suck it up and do it again today, because….what you’re looking at is a stampede for the exit.
You’ve just made the environment extremely hostile to pathogens, and they’re trampling each other to get out of there. You yelled, “FIRE!” in a dark and crowded theater, and there’s only two ways out. How long this lasts depends on how much you’ve got in there, but typically, your test will be much better the day after the first Stampede test. Also, you’ll feel the difference, inwardly. When the above scenario happened to me, I was rather shaken. I woke up feeling good, took a test, had a heart attack…and realized what was going on. I repeated the OLE/raw garlic slamming that whole day, kept my bladder empty, and woke up to trace leukocytes the next morning, and negative for nitrites.
Fear not, gentle reader. You’re kickin’ it like a boss. Lock and load, and kick it again.