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

  1. Sherlock

    Sherlock bicarb for exercise recovery and taming candida

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    in CFS? (Urinary Tract Infections)
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    Sea Senior Member

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    Cystitis is often noted as a comorbid companion, but I'm not sure about actual infection
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    Hip Senior Member

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    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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    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.
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    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
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  6. SickOfSickness

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    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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