Hmmm. I, too, had major chronic UTIs. My ob-gyn put me on macrodantin / macrobid ( a mild antibiotic taken daily) to control my issues. I also went through a stage of chronic yeast infections. No, not due to the mild daily dosage of macrodantin.
While it is ‘the norm’ that I think I am getting another UTI and/or yeast infection, the well-known symptoms seem to alleviate themselves these days without treatment. They used to rapidly become raging and full blown, labs with white blood cells being too numerous to count. It is possible that, now, the symptoms alleviate due to having massive other issues – layers of issues? All I know is that they don’t become full blown like they used to.
Maybe pressure, urgency of urination, etc is the result of something else altogether these days? Who knows.
I couldn’t help but respond and relate to your mention of chronic issues with UTIs. It was around the same time, for me, that I began having notable GI issues and was diagnosed with IBS. Could’ve been between a time frame of a few years or so. I guess to say ‘same time frame’ at my age is sorta a relative term. At that ‘cool and cute’ age, I wasn’t really into having a ‘bowel problem’ – ugh! By now, those were the ‘good ole days’.