Newbie intro & a symptom question

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Here's my Story (below):  However, feel free to skip down to the last parapgraph to my question:  It has to do with gluten and bladder infections.

HI Everyone!  I went gluten-free about one year ago, but am fairly new to the “True Gluten Free” movement.  I found Doc O on the internet, and am SOOOOO grateful!!  I am obviously one of those people who got better when I went gluten-free, but was still having problems. Now I understand why!!  When I first got sick (about a year ago), I had flu like symptoms that just kept coming back.  I had the somewhat typical flu symptoms of vomiting and diahrea, but also had one rather unique symptom which was (this is kinda weird!) sulphur burps!  I still get them if I eat something I shouldn't, and if I do, …..I know what will follow!!!  Anyway, they turned out to be a life-saver, because all of the  Dr's I went to knew NOTHING about this condition or how to diagnos it! But that “burping symptom” helped me alot to find an answer when I reasearched what I might have. 

I have also have had migraine headaches for years, and have pretty bad arthritis in my feet, which started early.  And there is a LOT of lymphoma in my family.  My GP took a blood test and told me  “everything was fine” (I wanted to say, “other than the fact that I have diahrea every other day!!!”)……even after I told her I suspected gluten.  When I went back and told her I was still sick she basically “rolled her eyes” and said she would write a GI referal if that's “what I wanted.”  

Well, the GI Dr. did the “traditional” endoscopy, and in the office visit before the procedure, he asked if I had any questions, and I told him that I was concerned because I had been eating gluten free for several months at that point, and based on what I had read (I had researched a LOT at that point, read at least a dozen books) the test would probably not be accurate.  He told me I “shouldn't be reading all that stuff”……and that it wasn't true about the test not being accurate!!   I continued to do my own research, found Enterolab and was diagnosed thru them with Gluten sensitivity.  Then about a month ago I found Dr. Osborne and the Gluten-Free Society,……and well,….. I felt like I had “come home”!!  I DO worry though about all the people that are still out there going to those Dr's trying to get help, and suffering day after day!  Because where I live, that GI is the only one in the area…..for many miles!   And if you have Celiac's then you're probably doing o.k., cuz' there's a support group, lot's of info etc…..but….well, you all know THAT story.  So, my story isn't all that bad, I've only been dealing with this for a year, and I feel very blessed to have found answers that quickly.

Here is my question:   In the last year, I have had 6 bladder infections, for which I have been on antibiodics.  Is that a problem/symptom that is or can be caused by gluten?  And if so, why am I still getting them?  I had one at Thanksgiving time, and now just 6 weeks later, I have it again even tho' I am eating gluten free….or trying too (I do occasionally have an unintended slip up!)?  Have others experience this problem?  If so, any advice?  I do the cranberry juice thing……but do I need to do that daily?  I'm just not sure about much of anything when it comes to this topic! Thanks!

KB in Iowa

 

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KB, the antiobiotics really are tough on the good but probiotics.  Sounds like maybe your system is not in the correct vitamin/probiotic condition yet and everytime we take antibiotics we stop any progress we've made.  I'm sure Dr. O  can help you get the right vitamins and supplements to get your system back into balance in the fastest manner.  Good luck and keep up the efforts to stop all the harmful foods. Those efforts will pay off!

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I think Dr. O will do over the phone consultations too, you probably need to talk to him personally to get this figured out. Either that or find a functional medicine Dr. near you.  I agree with the probiotic thing though, you should really check into probiotics.  Antibiotics ruin your gut flora.

Lori

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Hi KB,

Glad you found us 🙂

I would recommend the following for chronic bladder issues:

1. Ultra Biotic Defense (very high dose gluten free probiotic).  1 packet per day for 1 month.

2. UTI Relief – this is a powder taken daily for a month.

3. Have you ob/gyn do a vaginal culture to rule out the presence of candida.

 

I don't have the above supplements for sale on line.  You can call my office at 281-240-2229 and order them directly.

Let me know how it turns out.

All the best,

Dr. OSmile

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Off subject, but I've now seen mention of the Ultra Biotic product a few times….can you tell me how many billion organisms are contained in it? Could it be used for what I am considering: possibly a lower cost alternative to the Biotic Defense.  We have a family of six and I was thinking would could split up the packets……?  We have been going through the bottles of 30 quite quickly.  Thanks.

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Gluten Free Society said:

Hi KB,

Glad you found us 🙂

I would recommend the following for chronic bladder issues:

1. Ultra Biotic Defense (very high dose gluten free probiotic).  1 packet per day for 1 month.

2. UTI Relief – this is a powder taken daily for a month.

3. Have you ob/gyn do a vaginal culture to rule out the presence of candida.

 

I don't have the above supplements for sale on line.  You can call my office at 281-240-2229 and order them directly.

Let me know how it turns out.

All the best,

Dr. OSmile


 

Thank you so much Dr O!!  For the answer to this question and for all that you do for gluten-sensitive people!!  You are a God-send!! I think I would have lost my mind if I hadn't found your website!!!  You are the BEST!!

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