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5/7/12 2:16 P

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I know the malnutrition is a big fixable factor with most Fibromyalgia people. I have since learned to curb yeast and add in TRACE SUGARS into my diet. When the body weakens we are exposed to the foreign life inside us known as Candida Albicans, usually a gut and moist skin places life, will explode in colony life and When diagnosed is called Systemic Candida, the mimic of many discomforting conditions. Part of my doctor’s guide for me is to include an inviting body environment for inflammation reduction; gut colony controls; supplemental nutritional support of essential things and serious watch for any needed of the normally non-essential things. I use micro amounts of my trace sugars and never touch sugar from cane, beet, or corn sources. With the better tongue pleaser there are the winning side affects such as tooth enamel protection and cancer fighting habits. I use Aloe Vera with two trace sugars of mannose and fucose. I learned to convert my sweet tooth, my tongue, and my emotional acceptance to this change. I use Xylitol sugar crystals from birch sap.
I read the book called, “Sugars That Heal.”

My personal supplemental program has me using a probotic of 5 billion gut friendlys in the daily product called Flora Plus which my allergies and intolerances allow without inflammation harm.

There are exciting success stories on The Tacoma Clinic web site. These doctors use trace sugars to repair tissues during and after a UTI. Acute symptoms are gone and reoccurrences are lessened. The easy to eat food goes cell deep and makes a coat, a suit of armor around each cell and helps protect against the potential cell inflammation and death when a malnutrition factor allows for infection destruction to pass the cell walls.

Coconut oil has Monolaurin acid and caprylic acid. Both are great for reducing yeast in the body and designing cell healthy fashion wear of stronger cell walls.

Here are some notes on Monoluarin. Monolaurin is the antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria, including listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia.

Here are some on Trace sugars. Approximately 6-7% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are capric acid. Capric acid is another medium chain fatty acid, which has a similar beneficial function when it is formed into monocaprin in the human or animal body. Monocaprin has also been shown to have antiviral effects against HIV, which has led to Virgin Coconut Oil being used in treating AIDS in clinical trials in the Philippines.

I used to think that drinking Cranberry juice was an answer. Today, I know that trace sugars and coconut constituents are winning over cancer and these types of infections everyday all over the world.

My body is always trying to create inflammation. My inflammation reducing diet has me feeling better each succeeding month on this program, and coconut oil and traces sugars has been a part of it. Now I can humbly tell myself, “Shut-up and eat your sugar”!

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5/7/12 12:25 P

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You may want to check into the use of echinacea and golden seal too, if the antibiotics are not working well. They are dietary supplements that feed the immune system, which can be depleted of certain substances by constant use of antibiotics. You'll need to talk to a health foods adviser to find out which is best for your situation, but a naturopath prescribed them for me when I had an ear infection that didn't respond to any of the three antibiotics they tried--and the infection was gone in three days! These are usually safe to use in conjunction with antibiotics--but do check to be sure...

The other thing is, eat yogurt, and/or find some refrigerated acidophilus capsules to take after you're off the drugs. Antibiotics kill ALL the bacteria in your system, including the friendly bacteria that help your digestive processes along. The yogurt or capsules replace them, so your immune system benefits from being able to absorb the nutrients better...

Good luck with the doctor visit, hope it goes well!

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5/7/12 6:26 A

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Kathy that is sad to hear about your mom. And your one smart lady. I have made an appointment to see my doctor.
It's a shame our bodies develop immunity to antibiotics. The body is amazing at times. I switch up my deodorants, because my body gets use to one and it stops working. Same thing with shampoo. I can live with switching the shampoo and deodorant, but I pray there is enough antibiotics to deal with bodies needs for new ones.



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5/6/12 1:25 P

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It's pretty rare for me to have a UTI... I've had maybe three in my lifetime... and I have kidney disease! LOL

UtI's can be pretty unpleasant. It is very important, to control your agoraphobia enough to keep track of this, m'dear... you put your very life in jeopardy--and though I may find humor in bits of these things, as a whole, I take them very seriously.

My mother had a stroke five years before she died-- that, and the diabetes that led to it, weakened her immune system, and she started having recurring infections that eventually became antibiotic-resistant... she died from a UTI.

Scare tactics? Maybe...LOL

...but it's true, and with the technology available today, there's no need to put yourself in that kind of danger. Check the possibitlies out, and make the necessary changes, and take ALL your antibiotics when and as prescribed... I would hate anyone on this team to be that sick...



"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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5/6/12 12:01 P

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That is so true, Kathy. So many things can be easily brushed off as being something to do with Fibromyalgia. Every new issue that comes up for us we need to do the processed of eliminations with the help of a doctor, of course. None of us are doctor and can't diagnose ourselves.
Personally, I've always had problems with urinary tract infections. I pretty much know when I have one. Unfortunately, I also suffer from agoraphobia and don't always go get them taking care of. Not recommended.



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5/6/12 11:52 A

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I too get frequent bladder infections and have been for 12 years years. I can remember that exactly because it started when my daughter was getting married. I had an infection and spent the night before the Wedding in the bathtub!

I think the infections are associated with the fibromyalgia in that I often get an infection if I am stressed, in a flare or if I am sick with something else. I also had one after a trip when I was in the car for a long time and not drinking enough so I wouldn't need to be going to the washroom as often as I normally do. (Not a good idea.)

The Urologist told me that once you have three infections in a year you are more prone to infections.(It is more common in older women - or more mature women should I say? lol.) The bacteria can go dormant and hide in the elasticy tissue of the bladder and then become active again and you have an infection. I think if my immune system is taxed, the bacteria take advantage of the situation and come to life.

All that I have to go on is a change in the odour. I don't get the burning sensation either. I have problems with frequency anyway because I have a tiny bladder according to the Urologist. I don't get back pain and I am frequently nauseated anyway. Any back pain that I have is probably taken care of the meds I am on for the fibro. I sometimes get the chills and sweats before I realize I have an infection the last while.

I have been getting bladder spasms but C & S urinalysis doesn't always come back positive. I have been observing these spasms the last while and take a specimen in to be tested when I have them. If it is positive, I start antibiotics. I have a prescription for antibiotics and for years took them when I suspected an infection but that is dangerous in that it could develop an antibiotic resistance. I opted to take a specimen in each time I suspect an infection because they are very quick with the results and I don't end up taking anything unless I need them. I am usually on them before the chills and sweats start.

If I drink orange juice or too much coffee (which is only one cup a day at most) I get bladder spasms and my stomach gets upset. I suspect there might be other foods that cause bladder spasms or maybe frequency. I also have a reflux so have to watch acid and spices anyway. I can't tolerate raw onion, green pepper, spicy or garlicy foods, parmesan cheese and others like it etc. You might want to watch the foods you are eating to see if there is anything like that affecting your bladder. I wonder if they might set up the perfect situation for the bacteria to take off too.

If you look up frequent bladder infections and fibromyalgia in a search you may find some suggestions that will help. I read somewhere that it is good to use a wet wipe each time you go to the bathroom if you are prone to infections and I have found that helpful - at least I think it helps.

Good luck with this Brandi. I know how frustrating it is!

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5/6/12 10:32 A

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I agree that there are a lot of symptoms that can be associated with fibro--just because I haven't heard of them doesn't make them not so! LOL

BUT...

... please don't make the mistake of blaming every little thing on the FM, either. Having fibromyalgia does not make us immune to other disorders, and fibro can and does mask other problems from time to time, so we need to let our doctors do that process of elimination. It may be something more treatable, y'know?

I had some abominal cramping that I wrote off to FM, since that was one of my trigger points-- and it wasn't. When I had my next yearly physical/colonoscopy, it turned out what I had was colon cancer. Yesterday marked two years of remission (yes, HURRAY! LOL)

Don't take chances with your health, okay? ASK.

You deserve that much.

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I have also read that somewhere (but can't remember) that women with fibromyalgia get urinary tract infections. But it's do to the medications we take. I have the backache as my only symptom also and get them a lot. I read that if you talk to your doctor that some of them write a prescription for anitbiotics and your able to take home UTI test and can get the prescription filled when you test positive for one. I'm not sure how it works, but I am bringing it up with my doctor on my next appointment.
Somethings that has helped me during my bouts is cranberry juice and yogurt.



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5/5/12 6:43 A

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Brandi, your symptoms may be related to fibromyalgia. Here's an article about all the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

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Look at interstitial cystitis in particular (the link is broken in this article, you may have to Google it).

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I've never heard that infections were in any way related to fibromyalgia... hm.

The backache?--I'd venture to guess that what you're dealing with is more involved than a simple UTI. It sounds like it's STARTING with your kidneys!...

I'm concerned, because I have kidney disease, and what you just described is what they tell ME to watch for all the time... Just a suggestion, maybe you should ask your doctor to have your kidney function and A1C (blood glucose levels) checked. Constant infections that don't heal readily can sometimes also indicate diabetes... and diabetics are particularly prone to UTIs and kidney problems because the presence of sugar in the blood damages susceptible kidney tissues--AND because sugar spillage in the urine creates a ready food supply for bacteria...

Better to eliminate that possibility, than take the risk of additional damage!...

I am worried about you, kiddo!

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Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 5/6/2012 (10:21)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called


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It seems like I ALWAYS have a UTI. I am currently on my 5th round of antibiotics trying to get rid of this for good. I read in a fibromyalgia book that chronic UTIs can happen to us women with fibro. Anyone else have this happen?
What's weird about it is I do not get the usual symptoms... I do not get the burning when I go or the feeling of having to go bad and not being able to go when I get to the bathroom. The only way I know I have it is I get a pain in my back and I feel nauseous.

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