Plus points - I eat a lot of fruit and usually porridge oats for breakfast. I am having sweet potato and normal potato tonight as I know that I need to have some AF foods. With tinned tuna (sorry - hate the fresh stuff) and greens and sweetcorn.
I always take 50 mg zinc - and shall up the mag glycinate to 300mg again - had dropped to 200mg plus what was in the calcium supp. But shall post the details tomorrow because I need to prepare myself for it. There is A LOT and I could do with refining as finances are not what they were.
Ah I didn't get on with the uva ursi drops - still have in reserve. Am on daily d-mannose as well as the abx. I have a feeling it may be the drop in oestrogen that caused this - and although I take HRT I am sure it isn't quite enough. I was given estriol cream (one for the ladies!) and that helped significantly.
I don't wish to hijack this thread and I am happy to discuss elsewhere - although ultimately it may still be informative for what not to take!
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
I think on reflection my situation is too complex and your time is better spent on the forums - which helps everyone!