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November
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i have a minor bladder infection and i'm on the generic equivalent of macrobid. i have a couple of questions about it. is it an antibiotic? will it counter my birth control? i'm on nuvaring and i heard because of the method of use, antibiotics are less likely to counter the birth control even though i still won't take the risk without extra birth control methods. last time i had a bladder infection, i got a small yeast infection. do you think it was because of the antibiotics i was on? because i'm afraid i'm going to develop another one after i'm done with my medication.
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The class of antibiotics used for bladder/urinary tract infections are not an issue when it comes to hormonal BC, no worries.

But per protecting against yeast infections, antibiotics can be a real issue, so the very best thing to do is to take an acidophilus supplement -- or just eat a small vat of diry or soy yogurt with liuve cultures -- daily.

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thank you, that helps a lot!
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that yogurt thing helped a LOT. i'm still keeping track of it though. haha, i was so excited that i downed three cups of yogurt today. thanks for the advice.
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Just be sure it's the type listed as having live cultures, okay? Lots of mainstream yogurt doesn't have'em.

But otherwise, glad to be of service. [Smile]

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