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Ok so for the last year or so I suddenly have een getting these UTI's which by the way I never even knew I was getting they just keep picking them up when they ck my urine for all this testing I have been having....

I have never been prone to them ever and now suddenly it is like the little critters have taken residence are they related to celiac?

I can seem to get rid of them when ever Iup the cranberry juice they will go away but then return anyone have insight on this weird thing?

Hugs to everyone Enjoy your beautiful day...


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Ok so for the last year or so I suddenly have een getting these UTI's which by the way I never even knew I was getting they just keep picking them up when they ck my urine for all this testing I have been having....

I have never been prone to them ever and now suddenly it is like the little critters have taken residence are they related to celiac?

I can seem to get rid of them when ever Iup the cranberry juice they will go away but then return anyone have insight on this weird thing?

Hugs to everyone Enjoy your beautiful day...

In case no one is responding as they do not know what UTI's are I just realized I never explained that very well so sorry... anyway i mean Urinary tract infections..


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The are almost always from e-coli that migrates from you know where. It could be that you have a higher level in your poopie right now, so more can migrate. It isnt hygiene as I used to get them too (randomly) and I am a super clean person. Wipe from front to back too.

What cured mine was D-Mannose. D-Mannose is a natural sugar that when ingested goes into your bladder and urinary tract. While there the little e-coli buggers cannot resist this yummy sugar, so they attach themselves to the D-Mannose and get peed out.

Works like a charm. And I do not get them anymore, since I took the D-Mannose for a few months. I stopped taking it 6 months or so ago. So far so good.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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The are almost always from e-coli that migrates from you know where. It could be that you have a higher level in your poopie right now, so more can migrate. It isnt hygiene as I used to get them too (randomly) and I am a super clean person. Wipe from front to back too.

What cured mine was D-Mannose. D-Mannose is a natural sugar that when ingested goes into your bladder and urinary tract. While there the little e-coli buggers cannot resist this yummy sugar, so they attach themselves to the D-Mannose and get peed out.

Works like a charm. And I do not get them anymore, since I took the D-Mannose for a few months. I stopped taking it 6 months or so ago. So far so good.

Oh sounds good to me... can I purchase this at a health food store??


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Yes you can. Comes in pills and powder. I used the Solary which is a combo of D-Mannose and Cranberry Extract. I keep a fresh bottle in the pantry so if I ever feel an inkling....I would be right on it.

Once a few years ago my DD came to me and said her pee pee burned a little bit. I gave her the D-Mannose for a few days and it cleared right up and never returned.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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I get UTIs and Kidney stones. My stones are calcium based. I was reading recently that people with calcium stones should get screened for celiac! I haven't been gluten-free long enough to tell if it will make a difference in the kidney problems but I'm amazed how different I feel all ready in so many other areas!

Rivka

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I get UTIs and Kidney stones. My stones are calcium based. I was reading recently that people with calcium stones should get screened for celiac! I haven't been gluten-free long enough to tell if it will make a difference in the kidney problems but I'm amazed how different I feel all ready in so many other areas!

Rivka

Rivka....my husband has had episodes of kidney stones off and on. I am the Celiac, he is not. However, I strongly believe he may have celiac disease also because of the stones and the fact he consumes about 5,000 calories a day and has trouble maintaining his 135 lb. frame. He is 5' 7" tall. He is also slightly anemic. As usual, his doctor does not think these are related at all. My feeling is that if you are a Celiac and are ingesting gluten without knowing you shouldn't, whatever you aren't absorbing will collect and make stones. You may not have a future problem with stones if you stay gluten-free but it won't help any stones that are already formed but haven't passed yet.

Thanks for posting this.....hubby needs to read this because he's in denial. It's OK for me to have celiac disease, although he's incredibly supportive, but it's a different story with him! :rolleyes:

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Hi Gemini,

I was easily eating 3000 cals per day and struggling to maintian weight until about 2 years ago when I think my body started putting on weight, but still not absorbing adequate nutrition from the food I ate. Now that I am gluten-free, I am stunned how 1300-1600 cals per day leave me feeling deeply satisfied.

I go to see the kidney specialist later in September, it will be interesting to hear his take on this!

Good luck with the husband! Mine could never imagine going gluten-free, but is happy to support me and our daughter in this !

Rivka

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I suffered for years from UTI's and the testing wouldn't show e-coli but elevated white cells.

They would put me on abx and then after the celiac dx after 20 years un dx'd, they were gone

I too use pure cranberry capsules and they did help me

Then I stated getting the burning again and found if I cut out foods high in oxalates I was fine again.

There is a great fourm on this.

I can link it if you are interested.

Judy


Judy in Southern CA

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Hi Judy,

I'd be interested in the link and learning more about this.

Thanks,

Rivka

Morning Rivka

I am sending just on link as you can link to the forum and read so such from this site.

i lost all my links when my computer crashed but will look on this site to see if i can find the one good article that really explaines it

there is a fourm also that's been very helpful for me.

http://lowoxalate.info/

this link will at least allow you to do some seaching till i find the article i want

you can email me also through my c.com profile

OK ---still didn't find the one i wanted but did a copy of some info in the INFO link on this link

Urinary Tract Infections

Women in the Vulvar Pain Foundation have described a no-win scenario that may happen in other populations. They found that they were being treated prophylactically with antibiotics when they went to the doctor complaining of symptoms that suggested they had a urinary tract infection. Later, the culture would come back negative after they had already been on yet another round of antibiotics. Of course, those antibiotics may have further damaged the flora by killing off the oxalate degraders. IF OXALATE WAS THE CAUSE OF THE SYMPTOMS, then you can see that this scenario would keep the problem perpetuating itself. Many of these women found that on the low oxalate diet, they lost the symptoms that felt like a UTI, and stopped being on this antibiotic merry-go-round. Many found similar relief from yeast infections on this diet, so they no longer required constant anti-fungal medication. Clearly, this is an area where a correct diagnosis that recognizes oxalate's role in these symptoms may be able to end the otherwise endless rounds of medication...that is, IF oxalates were the cause of symptoms

vulvar pain foundation is also a place you can google and get alot of info

hope some of this helps

judy


Judy in Southern CA

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GFG and others -

Out of curiosity - are any of you with UTI trouble IgA deficient? My mom and I are still in the process of being diagnosed, and I've just realized that we probably both have low IgA levels, hence the positive IgG result, and negative TTG.

In any case, just recently I stumbled across a little information about what low IgA levels might mean - not terribly traumatic for most folks, but some folks may be more susceptible to infections in mucous membrane areas - sinusitis, UTIs, etc.

Thought it was interesting given that I've not been able to get rid of a UTI for 2.5 years - and this infection is what led me to the celiac diagnosis...

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I'm reading this thread because I have a friend whose 4-year-old daughter has recurrent UTI's. She doesn't feed her daughter a lot of sugary juice, has her drink lots of water, keeps her daughter very clean, wipes front-to-back, no bubble baths, etc, but still has recurring infections.

I tend to want to blame everything on gluten, but wonder what studies or even links there might be to help her??(And maybe it's not gluten anyway.)

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Found out I had celiac disease at 48 when I went gluten free after son was diagnosed. Mother died of lymphomia at 47. I know I've been sick for a long time. I have had problems with UTI forever. Spent time getting tests in hospital at 3 years old. As a teenager I started drinking cranberry juice and that stopped the UTI problems. Much later some study found that it does prevent UTI. I would just drink the juice. There are nice mixes. It doesn't seem to take that much, just half a glass of mix and I'm good.

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