If I had a nickel for every time I thought this…I’d be basking on a sunny beach in an undisclosed location, being served Mai Tais by a cute guy named Enrique.
..What were we talking about? Oh, yeah. Why you can’t get free of this crap.
What you have to remember about an infection of the bladder is that it’s part of your body’s waste disposal system. Hard to shake/recurring infections aren’t happening in a vacuum, and they aren’t even the problem: they’re the most noticeable symptom of an overarching problem taking place higher up the chain.
The health of your entire body depends on the health of your gut, because that’s where all your food is..or is not..converted into what the rest of your body needs.
When your gut is unhealthy, you’re unhealthy. Symptoms are widely varied, and are generally treated as stand-alone issues: constipation, acid reflux, chronic headaches, recurring UTI’s/yeast infections, fatigue, PMS, rashes/acne, fatigue, joint pain, (Did I mention fatigue?) and depression, to name a few. If you haven’t read about Candida yet, you should. It’s just one of the many microbes naturally present in your gut that can become damaging when it gets out of balance, but it’s by far the most common culprit in undiagnosed gut dysbiosis.
Since your bladder is the last port of call for fluid before it exits your body, anything you take to cleanse it of pathogens has to enter your bloodstream through your gut, so if you have a lot of other pathogens between your stomach and your bladder, they’ll have to be dealt with, first. Be patient.
It took you a long time to get to the point you’re at now, and it’s going to take a bit to correct all of that damage.
Rest assured that as long as you’re taking good quality OLE and raw garlic, and activated charcoal, your gut will be restored to health, and as pathogens are destroyed and balance is restored with probiotic bacteria, the path to your bladder will be cleared, and what purified your gut will also purify your bladder. (In the case of OLE and garlic: activated charcoal never leaves the gut, as I’ve described elsewhere.)
So be of good cheer, fellow traveler! The road to wellness is rocky, and littered with the corpses of those who couldn’t hack it like you can…but you’ll love where it leads you.