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are UTIs more common...

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by Sherlock, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Sherlock

    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

    Czechosherlockia, USA
    in CFS? (Urinary Tract Infections)
  2. Sea

    Sea Senior Member

    NSW Australia
    Cystitis is often noted as a comorbid companion, but I'm not sure about actual infection
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  3. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

    I have a recurrent urinary tract infection / kidney infection, and when it flares up, my fatigue and brain fog levels increase very significantly for several days, until I can get the infection under control with antibiotics, etc.

    I acquired a recurrent urinary tract infection several years prior to developing ME/CFS (the latter arising from a respiratory virus I caught).

    I often wonder whether chronic recurrent UTIs are common comorbid conditions in ME/CFS patients, and whether chronic recurrent UTIs play a causal role in ME/CFS. Certainly I know my UTI significantly exacerbates my ME/CFS symptoms.

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) are known comorbid conditions in ME/CFS. Interstitial cystitis (bladder pain syndrome) and overactive bladder are known comorbid conditions in fibromyalgia.

    I have not seen any studies linking recurrent UTIs to ME/CFS, but I imagine that there might be a connection.

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  4. kisekishiawase

    kisekishiawase sad

    southeast asia
    totally agree with @Hip post and the flare up

    i found this interesting. i got UTI often which annoys me and the really bad one in the past for a long time/chronic and nearly got kidney. i notice that it is somewhat correlated with my condition but im not sure.
    i read that candida, lacto overgrowth and some other similiar type of issues could contribute to it.
  5. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

    One of my very first symotoms was waking up with bladder spasms every morning. Ow!

    people with leaky gut can have problems processing oxalates in their diet. As long as i avoid high oxalate foods my uti symptoms are under control. I'm not up on the other ways that oxalates can be a problem.

    The yahoo trying low oxalate board was the most up to date when I was reaearching this.

    I had candida on my last cdsa so I need to treat it. It would be nice is treating this solved my oxalate problem. I get kidney stones too tho.

    tc ... x
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014
  6. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

    I have seen UTIs on 1 or 2 "CFS" symptom lists. I don't remember sources. I have seen infections also (not specifying what kind of infection).

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