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