My bladder is colonized. I have tracked my urinary volumes for nearly a year logging everything from the color, odor, medications, foods, natural or over the counter items, and have established a clear pattern of events.
I can tell how active the colonization is by the color of the urine and how much and how frequently I leak.
A round of Cirpo will contain it right up until the last few pills then the active colonization comes back. Bactrum is no longer effective. I have taken Macrobid in the past and it worked well for several months, now it is no longer effective. I never take any 2 antibiotics at the same time and always complete the full round of a given prescription. All this is done under a Urologists care.
I have taken massive doses of Vitamin C (up to 8000 mg a day) combined with up to 4000 mg a day of Cranberry extract. This worked well for while but is no longer effective.
The last time I was at the Urologist and a culture was performed I was given Cipro.
I have come to the conclusion I may have to live with permanent colonization and constant leakage. I am 4.5 years post injury.
Any suggestions from long timers?