I've never heard of getting dizziness with UTIs. I've had my share and never remember encountering dizziness. I went through a ridiculous period of "honeymoon cystitis" when I first married, which seemed unlikely to me because we had lived together for about 2 years before we married. After having seen me in the office one time too many for the UTI, the lady doc that I was seeing decided that she couldn't keep putting me on antibiotics, that she wanted to try a vitamin regimen. She put me on Vitamins A, B, and C in elevated amounts and, within a couple of days not only was my urine crystal clear but my symptoms completely disappeared. From that point on, anytime I had an inkling of the beginnings of a UTI I'd immediately start myself on those vitamins and they would quickly straighten me out. The doctor was amazed, and so was I. I wasn't drinking as much water back then as I am now....and I wasn't drinking any cranberry juice, which people always swear by. I've never been impressed with cranberry juice as my management tool.
I'm with you, AZ. These docs and their prescription pads. I think I'll check into the niacin with my doc. What dosage do you take? She'll go along with me trying it out if it makes sense for me; she is reasonable. I hate to have to go back to checking my BP everyday, but I will if I can possibly get rid of my medication.