has been very curious about something for a long while but can find no reliable info on the subject.
pod tea (or opiates
in general) cause UTI/kidney infection, kidney stones or even kidney disease
? Have any of you swimmers experienced any of these issues after using pods?~~
On many occasions, SWIM has noticed that, after drinking pod tea, her kidney will start to "twitch" (you can see/feel this from the outside), she finds it hard/painful to pee, and will start to feel generally crappy soon after. Every time she has her urine tested, it comes back positive for bacterial infection and she has typical UTI symptoms like flank pain, burning pee, extreme fatigue, etc.
The only related info SWIM could find is that opiates cause urinary retention. Could simple urinary retention (despite frequent urination and adequate fluid intake) be enough to cause full-on chronic kidney infections?
((SWIM's backstory is as follows)):
SWIM has had intermittent UTI/kidney infections most of her life, but has noticed a dramatic increase in onset time, frequency and severity since starting her opiate
habit 3 years ago. She sips pod tea daily, but in very small amounts (4-5 sips from a cup of tea made from 3-4 pods). She drinks around a gallon of water daily, uses pure cranberry juice weekly, and takes Cystex nearly every day. She's followed all her dr.'s orders about avoiding caffeine
, washing after sex, etc, all to no avail. There definitely seems to be an opiate connection, but she just can't figure out exactly what it is.
Anxious to see what yous guys have to say about this...Thanks!