It's been only like 5 hours since it began hurting but damn. I already have a bit of blood in my urine and some back pains. I know I need to see a doctor (after two days I've heard) but I figured I'd ask some advice here first, since I can't really afford a doctor right now.
1. Firstly, do you need to see a regular doctor or a gyno? Because my doctor is way less expensive than the damn gyno.
2. Any good home remedies that you've tried that work? I've been drinking tons of water and I heard pineapples help so I'm eating those.
You should get to a doctor (a regular doctor is fine) as soon as possible, you need antibiotics for this before the infection gets extremely bad, especially since you already have blood in your urine and such.
For now, until you can get to a doctor, take some Azo UTI Relief pills, which should help with the pain and urgency associated with UTI's. I might suggest you take some cranberry pills as well, or drink cranberry juice, the kind that has as little sugar as possible. It might be disgusting, but it helps somewhat. But if it's really that bad then you're just going to have to get to the doctor ASAP and get meds for it.
The next time you feel like you might have a UTI coming on or feel any discomfort at all, take some cranberry pills before it turns into a full blown UTI. Some UTIs can be nipped in the bud if you notice the signs early enough and take action on it.
After you get this taken care of, just remember to always keep yourself hydrated, pee/wash before/after sex, and all that good stuff.
A regular doctor can help you, they'll just have you pee in a cup, send it to a lab and determine the level of infection and will give you anti-biotics based on that.
If you want a temporary help with pain and the burning, go to your local Walgreens or CVS and look for AVO pills. They're little brown pills but they'll help with pain, but they'll make your urine turn orange. You won't feel like you have to pee every 5 seconds.
(I get these quite often due to my past kidney/bladder problems as a child)