I'm not doing the MC, but I am on a detox program too. I have been having recurrent bladder infections since july. I have done two courses of cipro (stupid me) to no avail. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, here are some things that might help:
Two over the counter meds from the drug store: cystex and uristat (or generic Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride). Neither of these will cure you, but they are good for urinary discomfort. Cystex has acetometaphine in it.
There are several places on the net that suggest drinking baking soda water. I have used this for some relief, but it didn't cure me. Several other places on the net recommend Alka Seltzer Gold (no aspirin or tylenol in the gold package). This is similar to baking soda - basically raising the acidity of your urine so the little beasties can't hang on to your bladder wall. (this didn't cure me either)
Since I just started having symptoms again this week, I just purchased d-Mannose. I haven't taken it long enough to tell you how it's working yet. I'll report back.
Hope ya feel better! carrie
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