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    Does anyone else have cloudy urine? I almost always have it in the morning these days. I used to get it if I drank milk the night before, but now I am off milk and dairy products. Any ideas? Do you think it's just that I'm not drinking enough at night?
    -I follow the IC diet to the letter
    -acupuncture and chinese herbs
    -instillations as needed
    -beginning yoga and specialized yoga for breathing and relaxation

    main symptoms: pain and burning

  • #2
    I usually only get it when I'm getting a UTI...are you more symptomatic?

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    • #3
      I was just wondering about this! My urine is cloudy, but I feel fine, actually better than usual. The only different thing I'm doing is different taking hydroxyzine (trying it again)..can that cause it?

      I don't know what to do...I don't have insurance and I just had 2 urine cultures a few weeks ago that were both negative and I have to pay the ridiculous lab bills. I hate to get another one just to be negative again. I've used those home test kits but then I tend to second guess them when they're negative and I'm having symptoms and go to the doctor anyway.


      • #4
        If my urine is dark or cloudy I usually have a UTI.
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        • #5
          Sometimes meds will cause your urine to darken. It is tough to determine a UTI by yourself, are you feverish? Bob does have darker urine from time to time, and most usually during a flare, but it is never an infection. Know the girls get them more than the guys. Force water and see if that clears it up. Always hate to see ICers have to force water, but sometimes it works. Hope you get to the bottom of it and that it is nothing, but don't ignore it if you start to feel lousy or run a fever. Jill, wife of Bob


          • #6
            Well today my urine is clear and I still feel ok. OTC UTI test was negative. So it may be nothing. But if you have other symptoms or just want to know for sure definitely call your doctor.

            Oh yeah, I also read that cloudy urine could be from dehydration, so increasing fluids is a good idea to try.
            Last edited by LithEruiel; 02-07-2011, 09:46 AM.


            • #7
              Cloudy urine almost always means a uti for me. A uti in turn kicks my pain up to an almost unbearble level.

              Let's keep praying for a cure.
              IC Symptoms began in early 2001
              Divorced : Sept 2002 (Partly due to IC)
              Diagnosed with IC in April 2004
              Most recent injury - Rupurtured Left Achilles Tendon
              Wed Jan 28 2009
              (Ice Storm Accident)
              2nd Achilles Tendon Surgery - May 28, 2009 after re-injury on May 17
              Other Injuries
              Broken Left Ankle - July 2004 ( fell off ladder)
              Broken Left Ankle (Again) - May 2005 (car accident)
              Sprained Left Ankle - November 2006 ( fell off my aunts porch on Thanksgiving Day)

              CURRENT MEDS
              Elmiron, Pyridium