UTI & sinus infections

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Winter
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   Posted 11/10/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
In the last 2 months, I have had 2 sinus infections as well as 2 Urinary tract infections at the same time. I feel that both are coming on again. I have orders for an Urinalysis this afternoon. I have taken 2 rounds of Cipro with only 2 weeks in between them. Could my medicines or UC be causing this?
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Remicade every 8 weeks
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Red_34
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   Posted 11/10/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
When was the last time you had your WBC? Was it normal? I had periods of time when I would get reoccuring UTI's then it was another form of infection and so on and so on. Every year I get something new that pops up but the docs never say that it's connected to my UC so who knows. I hope that you are upping your probiotic dose after being on these antibiotics for so long?


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Winter
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   Posted 11/10/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
yes I am taking more probiotics when I am antibiotics. My WBC was normal that last time I had it checked. I can tell my neck needs adjusting. I have an appointment with my chiropractor on Wed. Sometimes getting my neck aligned correctly helps with my sinus & ear problems. crossing my fingers it will work this time.
Lialda 3 tablets  daily
Remicade every 8 weeks
Folid Acid daily
Methotrexate 3 times a week
Align Probiotic
 


Winter
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   Posted 11/10/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I found this on a website. I guess that would explain my UTI's
The following people are at increased risk of urinary tract infection:
• People with conditions that block (obstruct) the urinary tract, such as kidney stones.
• People with medical conditions that cause incomplete bladder emptying (for example, spinal cord injury or bladder decompensation after menopause).
• People with suppressed immune systems: Examples of situations in which the immune system is suppressed are AIDS and diabetes. People who take immunosuppressant medications also are at increased risk.
Lialda 3 tablets  daily
Remicade every 8 weeks
Folid Acid daily
Methotrexate 3 times a week
Align Probiotic
 


Judy2
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   Posted 11/10/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Remicade and Methotrexate can both suppress your immune system and could be contributing to your problem. The other possibility is that you have a drug-resistant strain of bacteria. With the overuse of antibiotics that has occurred in the past 30 years, this is becoming more and more of a problem. If the Cipro isn't clearing it completely, it will just come back when you finish the abx. You might ask your doctor about a longer course of Cipro or about trying a different antibiotic.
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Winter
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Lab results back. Positive for UTI AGAIN. another round of antibiotics
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Remicade every 8 weeks
Folid Acid daily
Methotrexate 3 times a week
Align Probiotic
 


ucwarrior
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Try drinking cranberry juice. Get the 100% juice kind, not the cocktail or added sugar (10-25% juice). It helps. I'm not sure the method it works from, I've heard it changes pH very slightly or keeps the bacteria from adhering to the lining of UT. I does work tho.
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Red_34
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   Posted 11/11/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Or if you don't like the taste of cranberry, they also make cranberry supplements that work rather well. When I was getting repetitive UTI's I started on Azoberry which is a pill with a high concentration of what cranberry juice has to offer. Hmm maybe that is how I broke the cycle now that I think about it! :) I hope you feel better soon.
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