for emily, wherever, whenever i shall find her (tornattheelbo) wrote in vaginapagina,
for emily, wherever, whenever i shall find her

UTI + Period?

So for the past 3 months just before I get my period I get a UTI, like clockwork. It used to be that during this pre-menstrual week that I might experience some urgency around peeing, that every time it hits me it's like OMGGGOTTAPEERIGHTNOW.

Being a busy lady with a child, I can't always PEERIGHTNOW, but usually do when I get the soonest possible chance.

I feel like there might be some underlying factors, I am on a very strict low-carbohydrate diet. My daily goal is to consume less than 20 grams a day, and generally I am feeling very healthy. (This is under doctor recommendation) This diet requires me to drink lots of water but I do sometimes come under my water goals (no less than 1.5L), I feel like I purposefully try to manage my drinking so that I don't have an accident while I'm travelling, in case I can't get to a washroom. It has happened.

I also have PCOS (was also Dx'ed Pre-Diabetic 10 years ago, have no idea how I did with 'reversal') and an IUD (mirena)

I suppose I'm generally looking for support and advice. I am not that interested in adding sugar back to my diet, and I hardly think that doing so would fix my chronic problem. Usually sugar is the first thing to remove from diet, so... What now?

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