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Haven't been here in a while. Did anyone have problems with UTI when they were diagnosed with Celiac? I was dx'd in April 2006 and started in June with UTI's. All the high dose antibotics didn't work. I have gone to a urologist and he is trying a low dose over a longer period (2 months). Any info would be greatly appreciated. :(

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I used to get lots of UTI's... (Dr. said it was tied in with chronic diarrhea esp. if you find it impossible to get completely clean more common in the morbidly obese as I was :blink: ) I found that drinking water with cranberry juice in it helped tremendously then I found a tea by Traditional Medicinals that supports urinary health... it's great too...

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Get some cranberry juice from a health store. You need the real stuff, not the stuff that is mostly sugar. Drink lots of it. This alone has gotten me out of some UTI's. I had them all the time before diagnosis. You might also want to take some probiotics (at least two hours apart from the antibiotics) and some immune boosting supplements. Good luck. These things are no fun!

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I used to get these all the time before I went gluten-free. I found some great stuff at the health food store called d-mannose. I hope I spelled that correctly. I would take it frequently when I had an infection and then every once in a while as maintenance. It cleared everything up and I didn't have to take antibiotics as often.

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are you actually testing positive for bacteria every time? If not you could have Intersticial cystitis. It feels like and infection, but is actually chronic inflamation in your bladder. I had it bad, till I cut out all citrus. Cranberry juice would make this condition worse as well. It is autoimmune, and others with celiac on this site have it as well.

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I have IC..........struggling with the diet for that and for Celiac is extra hard. But for some reason, citrus doesn't really bother me. It's more just things like smoking (kills my bladder), alcohol, coffee, SUGAR (VERY BAD), and gluten, even a tiny amount WILL KILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ME!!! Does anyone else with bladder problems notice this? That when they get glutened, or eat it, it doesn't only give them the 'runs' but it kills your kidneys and bladder, and the whole system?

But def. get tested for IC. And stop taking antibiotics.....they only bring them back. Take some allergen free acidopholis.....get your diet completely clean, and then find out which foods might make it worse. And if it is UTI's, it just means your immune system is not working as it should and antibiotics will seriously only make it worse.

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Have you tried Uva Ursi? It is an herbal supplement. My mom suggested it when I had a really bad bladder infection and no insurance. That plus lots of cranberry juice cleared it up. You could google it to see more information about it. I hope you are feeling better soon!

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Two Words - Food Allergies

I suffered with UTIs for MANY years. Now that I am gluten-free I do not have them anymore, I also still do not eat or drink, Tea, Coffee, Sodas, Grapefruit, Potatoes

I was allergic to coffee, but I never drank it !!! Severely allergic to tea & it would give me an instant bladder infection.

Used to be any and ALL citrus but now I can have oranges & pineapple with no problems but grapefruit used to make me soooo sick with a UTI that I just cannot bring myself to eat one.

I forgot to check to see how long you have been gluten-free, but if you have been gluten-free for awhile and not getting cross contamination etc, then look for a food or drink that is triggering them. My doctor always said that was not possible but he was wrong B)

okay, slow brain - I read that they started in June when you went gluten-free check the potato flour that is in the gluten-free baked things, or something else that you started eating about that time.

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I used to get these all the time before I went gluten-free. I found some great stuff at the health food store called d-mannose. I hope I spelled that correctly. I would take it frequently when I had an infection and then every once in a while as maintenance. It cleared everything up and I didn't have to take antibiotics as often.

Yes I agree with using D-Mannose... it is WONDERFUL for UTI's... and it's the ONLY PROVEN alternative supplement recognized for being able to effectively treat an existing UTI... I know it helped me...

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Hi

Haven't been here in a while. Did anyone have problems with UTI when they were diagnosed with Celiac? I was dx'd in April 2006 and started in June with UTI's. All the high dose antibotics didn't work. I have gone to a urologist and he is trying a low dose over a longer period (2 months). Any info would be greatly appreciated. :(

I have DEFINATELY been having reoccurring UTIs that I never got until this summer. I was diagnosed about 5 years ago and never had a problem before. I have taken antibiotics, many of which I have had to look up and verify if they were gluten-free, because many doctors don't know enough about Celiac. The antibiotics I was then put on DESTROYED me. I just started taking D-Mannose, supplement from healthfood store, that seems to be helping so far.

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