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Digestive issues and joint pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 15, 2007
  • 06:29 PM

Im not looking for a diagnosis just a new direction to try. I have been "diagnosised" with IBS, chronic bladder infections, and yeast infections. I take fiber daily, try to eat yogurt, and take my permanent perscription for antibotics when ever I get bladder infection symptoms (when home testers show I have high WBC, but I never have high nitrate). I have terrible cramping in my lower stomach pretty daily, low sex drive, irratablity for no reason (I just feel crappy), joint pain in my hands, and constant urinary urgency (several months now) that I cant get rid of with the antibotics. On top of that I have been hospitalized a few times a year for vomiting/diarrhea leading to dehydration (ya I got a permanent perscription for promethazine too). If anyone has any idea, shoot me a line cause.

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  • Sounds like intestinal/chronic candida to me. Antibiotics only make it worse, and one yogurt a day isn't enough. If you have a systemic infection, it's very difficult to get rid of.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 01:27 AM
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  • Oh ya, it sounds like yeast. Antibiotics encourage the "bad" bacteria to grow and you need to counter this with something that will encourage the "good" bacteria to grow.This is done with probiotics and regular yogurt has very little if any at all. Get yourself some acidophillus with a high count of active cultures (30 million or more). The liquid form is better than the pills. The liquid is just like plain yogurt and you can stir it into your regular yogurt or drink it straight - it's very tangy.As for your diet, you must be very careful about consuming sugars as these also encourage the bad bacteria to grow. Foods with yeast, like bread, are also a no no.Probiotics should be taken at least 2 hours after your antibiotics or the two things will cancel each other out.On another note, a friend was also diagnosed with IBS, chronic bladder infections, joint pain and urinary urgency and she had a bacterial infection. Antibiotics are needed for this but only certain ones work.What abx are you taking?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 02:24 AM
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