Urinary Pain Relief with Cystex *Giveaway*


ureter_pictI cannot tell you how many Urinary Tract, bladder and kidney infections I have had in my life. Too many to count and in fact, I have had 3 surgeries to do an ‘exploratory’ surgery to see why I would get them all the time. Come to find out, I had a reflux in one of my ureters. I would not wish the pain of a urinary infection on anyone. Not fun at all! Well, one thing I would do if I felt a urinary infection coming on, was take an over the counter medication if I was not able to get in right away to the doctor. The main one that I count on is Cystex. I counted on it then and I still rely on it to this day!

Physician and pharmacist-recommended Cystex® Urinary Pain Relief Tablets is the only over-the-counter (OTC) medication that has a dual-action formula to help manage urinary tract infections (UTIs) while waiting to see a doctor. Unlike other drug store medicines, Cystex® helps to relieve the pain and burning associated with a urinary tract infection (UTI) while also inhibiting the progression of the infection with an antibacterial. It is the only OTC urinary pain relief medicine to combine a key pain-fighting analgesic, sodium salicylate, with an effective antibacterial agent, methenamine, to help stop the pain and progression of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Additionally, Cystex® will not change the color of the urine as some other OTC medications will.


There are so many things that we can help control to prevent getting a UTI, but face it – once we feel it coming on, chances are, we need some help to ease the pain. Cystex is there to help!

I wanted to share with you a newly launched an online initiative on Cystex.com called “Cystex Know Your Bladder Better” where we are hoping to directly connect women with a board-certified urologist to learn more about UTIs.
Cystex is working with Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D., one of 500 female urologists in the United States specializing in female urinary tract issues and author of “A Seat on the Aisle, Please! The Essential Guide to Urinary Tract Problems in Women,” (Copernicus Books, 2006). Dr. Kavaler helped produce a series of videos discussing various topics about urinary tract health.

For more information, please visit http://www.cystex.com/

And check out the video below for even more information!

What you win

  • Two winners will each receive one box of Cystex

How to enter

  • Post a comment to me letting me know how you make it through a UTI. Maybe you have a regimen that works for you. Let us know!

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  • Two winners will each receive one box of Cystex
  • Winner will be chosen at Random and backed up by post content.
  • Winner will be contacted via Email. If no response in 48 hours, another winner will be drawn
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  • US & Canada entries only
  • Contest ends on August 1, 2009 at 11:59 pm Central Time


  1. Lily Kwan says:

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  2. Lily Kwan says:

    I haven’t had a UTI yet, but if I did I would probably drink a lot of cranberry juice and take it easy.

  3. I take 2 super concentrated cranberry pills 3 x a day. I have one kidney left due to having cycstinuria.

  4. I drink a ton of cranberry juice mixed with water and ice and go to the bathroom frequently.

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  6. Cranberry juice and rest

  7. kerri renner says:

    I drink a ton of water and cranberry juice

  8. sheila k. says:

    i’ve used cranberry/blueberry juice and rest, as well as drinking lots of water.

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  10. Lots of water and cranberry juice.

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  12. I always took AZO. Didn’t know there was a product that would not change the color of your urine. I’d love to try it.

  13. Water, cranberry juice and good old fashioned rest.

  14. The thing that i have always use for an uti is AZO standard. Lots of cranberry juice and salt baths lol. might sound crazy bout i swear it helps 😉

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  17. electricisland says:

    Lots of water and watching my acidic food intake.

  18. donna j says:

    Well let see, after I suspect one coming on, I started downing thousands of ounces of water mixed w/ cranberry juice. I always drink an abundance of water so this really makes me a fish! I cry, take a pain reliever, and call the doctor right away to avoid any further complications…

  19. I can’t do cranberry juice but I usually end up taking OTC medicine that DOES dye your urine so this would be a nice alternative!

  20. Tamara Burks says:

    Cranberry juice. Which unfortunately I can’t stand. I only like cranberries when they’re paired with stuffing.

  21. Donna Holmberg says:

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  22. Donna Holmberg says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  23. Donna Holmberg says:

    Cranberry juice during the day and at least one good strong beer at night – that’s my magic potion, and it works every time. Unfortunately, it takes a day or two and anything that helps get rid of UTIs quicker is a blessing to me.

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  25. It’s hard for me to know for sure I’m getting a UTI, because I have a condition called Interstitial Cystitis that causes bladder pain & burning. When I do get a UTI, I immediately drink lots of water, and add a spoonful of baking soda to it, which helps the burning a bit. I stay away from acidic foods & drinks as a rule, because they irritate my bladder, especially when I have a UTI.

  26. Linda K says:

    email subscriber

  27. Linda K says:

    Usually just cranberry juice like everyone else it seems.

  28. cranberry juice helps me a lot!

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  30. For me, I find drinking lots of water and cranberry juice does help somewhat. I also try to avoid spicy foods as hard as that is to do. Usually end up going to the doctor for a prescription.

  31. Teresa L says:

    I subscribe

  32. Teresa L says:

    I drink water and cranberry juice and take tylenol. If that dont work its to the doctors office LOL antibiotics.

  33. Brandon Ralston says:

    I make it through one by drinking only water for a few days.

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  36. I drink alot of cranberry juice or water just to “flush” it out. My dr said any liquid is good, but cranberry seems to work best! My poor daughter has suffered with them too, and we just drink the juice together!


  37. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    usually cranberry juice and alot of bitching

  38. Maggie M says:

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  39. Maggie M says:

    That’s why I’m a subscriber by email:)


  40. Maggie M says:

    I had no idea such a product existed? Thank God! I seem to get more than my share of UTI’s, bladder infections, etc. I usually live on Cranberry Juice until I can get a doctor’s appointment. Not the most painless way to manage my infection, but it helps a little. I would love to try the Cystex product the next time I’m in misery. Thanks for being brave enough to do this review (plus giveaway!) because this is a real problem for most women and we need to address it. Kudos!


  41. Melissa J Zimmerman says:

    Last time I ended up in the hospital. Usually I drink a lot of cranberry juice and water and just rest. When I am in pain while urinating, I squeeze the life out of the toilet paper roll =)