Hey VP! Quick question, I hope.
I’ve had two symptoms of UTI, but they’ve been separate in time.
For a while (a couple of weeks?), I was peeing really often. I was a little concerned about diabetes, etc, but I didn’t feel any thirstier than usual, and I know my glucose levels are usually good. It was just strange because I wasn’t drinking a lot of extra fluids. Often = every half hour or even less sometimes.
Now the frequency has gone back to what I’d consider normal. However, when I do go to pee, it’s quite difficult. It doesn’t hurt or anything; it just takes a while – ten or fifteen minutes, sometimes. Turning on faucets and pressing on my bladder helps, but it’s still a challenge. This has been going on for at least a week, and it seems to be becoming more difficult.
I thought at first that this newer thing might be related to my recent working-through of certain trauma. Weird, but not a health thing. Then I remembered what had been happening before, and I started to wonder. I used to be very prone to UTIs and once developed a kidney infection, but I have not had any for at least a year (maybe two?). Again, it does not hurt or burn, and urine looks normal.
Other symptoms: I have had very little appetite for the duration of these things, but I assumed that was because of Feelings, etc.
I am: cis-gender 23 y/o female, HBC free, sexually active but just barely due to aforementioned working-through of trauma (also recently diagnosed with C-PTSD). Anemic, mildly hypothyroid, have lots of nutritional deficiencies, take antivirals for ocular HSV-1, aaand I can’t remember anything else right now. Sleepy. I stopped HBC in mid-January after taking it for two years.
My doctor is on vacation right now, so any thoughts would be great for peace of mind until she returns in a few days. Thank you!