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    Hi Everybody
    Im writing from Mexico so I hope my English is good enough so you can understand this post J

    Im having a lot of UTIs so Im looking for something that really helps to prevent them.

    I talked with an urologist and he told me the only Cranberry pills that work are Ellure (www.myellure.com) but they are very expensive $45 for 30 pills.

    So I want to know what cranberry pills are you taking, and if they work?

    This is what I found at myellura.com:
    ?Only ellura has 36 mg PAC in one capsule, the equivalent of up to 257 tablets of other cranberry supplements. Other products list the number of milligrams of cranberry extract ? but do NOT mention PAC, the ingredient that matters. These products mostly contain amounts of PAC that are too small to be effective?

    Thanks

  • #2
    what I take.....

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    • #3
      I've taken many brands of cranberry pill for many years. In that time I have managed my bladder with condom catheters, intermittent catheterization and now supra pubic catheter. Four months ago, I decided to stop taking any cranberry supplements. I have not noticed any difference, haven't had any urinary tract infections, and I've saved a lot of money. That said, I have continued instilling and retaining (for a short period of time) Microcyn HydroCleanse or MicrocynAH. Right now, I just don't think I need to supplement with cranberry pills.

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      • #4
        Have you had urine culture and sensitivities completed with each urinalysis?

        If you have E Coli as a bacteria in your urine, then the supplement D-Mannose is good at preventing urinary tract infections, but only if you have E Coli.

        Also it is important that you have a good routine bowel program as you will have less of a chance of UTIs as well.

        pbr
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by amkie View Post
          Hi Everybody
          Im writing from Mexico so I hope my English is good enough so you can understand this post J

          Im having a lot of UTIs so Im looking for something that really helps to prevent them.

          I talked with an urologist and he told me the only Cranberry pills that work are Ellure (www.myellure.com) but they are very expensive $45 for 30 pills.

          So I want to know what cranberry pills are you taking, and if they work?

          This is what I found at myellura.com:
          ?Only ellura has 36 mg PAC in one capsule, the equivalent of up to 257 tablets of other cranberry supplements. Other products list the number of milligrams of cranberry extract ? but do NOT mention PAC, the ingredient that matters. These products mostly contain amounts of PAC that are too small to be effective?

          Thanks
          I used Oil of Oregano dailey for 9 years and that kept me from getting UTI's but I have added the Ellure in the last yr as I had my first bladder infection in January. I had only used it previously when we travelled because my only symptom when my count is high is to have bladder accidents and I couldn't afford those on the road. Since the UTI in January, I have started taking one Ellure a day, and yes they are expensive. I am willing to say that they do work.

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          • #6
            I used to have UTI several times a year. I stopped getting UTI since I started cranberry pills 3 years ago. This is what I take every day.
            https://www.costco.com/.product.1002..._0427_AprilMVM

            One or two pills a day depending on whether I drank enough water or got enough sleep the previous day.

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            • #7
              The literature will tell you that cranberry pills really don't do anything unless the urine is stored in your bladder for 4 hours or more. That being said, I know a lot of people who swear by them. I do not knock what works for a person. I have not had any experience with specific brands of cranberry pills, so will leave that to the true experts.
              ckf
              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              • #8
                I have nipped many a UTI in the bud using CranActin by Solaray (400mg capsules).
                MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                • #9
                  Drink more water !

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