“Thousands are left in constant agony as antibiotics fail to kill their infections.
Bladder infections such as cystitis are extremely common and yet many patients — typically women — end up being misdiagnosed. So they miss out on the treatment that could help them and instead are left in agony, often for years, and undergoing painful treatments they do not need, say campaigners.
Carolyn Andrew’s story is far from unique.
For eight months she struggled with her symptoms — sometimes needing to pass urine up to six times an hour, with severe pain in her bladder — which doctors insisted were not caused by an infection, leaving her ‘desperate’ and ‘suicidal’, says the 65-year-old retired college lecturer………..”