I have suffered from what was thought to be UTI's since I was a young girl - further back than I can remember. My symptoms include an intense urethral spasm, odourious dark yellow urine, frequent trips to the bathroom, burning, and a mash of emotions - embarrassment, anxiety around people to the point I cannot be around others (don't touch me, don't talk to me) and depression as a result of all of this.
When I was younger I can recall seeing a specialist, being treated in a preventative measure for kidney infection, which I'll be honest as a child I was stubborn and tongued half of my meds. I believe it was for the majority diagnosed as UTI's.
As I got older, they became a little less frequent in my life and today all I can link it to is stress and dehydration. I was in a very stressful environment from birth until I was about 21 years old - last year. I went on a journey of self-healing and to be honest sobriety around then and from then on it was few and far between, however, when I did/do get them - whatever they are, they are much more intense than I recall. Perhaps it's because I am not self-medicating and now I can feel it, but I am sick of dealing with this. It is debilitating and unmanageable, I cannot go about my day when these symptoms present themselves. I am sick of just identifying it with stress, yes it's good to be aware and maybe shift things, however, I believe since this has been ongoing - there is definitely a physical or biological aspect. Please help, any suggestions, advice or a course of action would be greatly appreciated, thank you.