Sarah’s Bladder Battle


Sarah, 47, had suffered from bladder problems for years. Doctors repeatedly prescribed antibiotics, which Sarah took without question. But the UTIs kept coming back, and they were often followed by antibiotic-induced yeast infections.

“The year before I went to see Dr. Connealy, I was in pretty bad shape,” she recalls. “I’m a high-school teacher. Leaving the classroom every 15 minutes to go to the ladies’ room was just not acceptable and neither was calling in sick every time an infection flared up. I had to do something different, but I didn’t know what the options were.”

Eventually, Sarah developed an antibiotic-resistant infection and ended up in the hospital with intravenous antibiotics.

“That was very scary,”

she says. “But it really motivated me to find a doctor who had a clue about how to end this cycle once and for all. Now I keep cranberry juice and D-Mannose handy. Any time I feel like something may be happening, I take them for a few days. I’m convinced doing this saved my life.”


Last Updated: August 16, 2018
Originally Published: March 12, 2012