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Lindilou

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According to the D Mannose information sheet it says that D Mannose is similar to glucose which is found in the body.  So what is this sugar exactly- glucose, fructose, dextrose etc?  I need to know as I am trying to work out an allergy/sensitivity/food intolerance.

Saying something is similar is of no use to me whatsoever.

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Lindilou..isn't it interesting that if a cat or dog suffers chronic UTIs a vet will usually tackle the diet first? It seems vets already recognise a link between this health problem and known food allergens whereas Drs rarely approach from that angle
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Lindilou

Please have a read of this article which goes into more detail about D Mannose

http://www.wholehealthinsider.com/newsletter/nutrient-spotlight-d-mannose/

Hope this helps. I think you are being entirely sensible at looking at the whole body with regard to bladder issues, infections etc. All health starts in the gut so it's worth getting allergy and gut issues looked at.

There is a FB group that looks at bladder problems from a functional medecine approach trying to address the underlying conditions that have caused infections or IC. I'm happy to provide you with details if you are interested. They are not qualified doctors merely people who have issues but are knowledgeable and supportive of each other without providing prescriptive advice, merely information. But I would certainly work with a qualified functional medecine doctor to look at possible causes of ongoing infections. A comprehensive stool and blood test is an ideal starting point.



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Thanks, I've been at the docs and am shattered so will read later.  He is checking me for diabetes, doesn't think I have it but he likes to be thorough. 

Yes, I am interested in the FB group Susan, thanks.

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Yes I would be interested too..Thankyou. Having suffered chronic UTIs for 18 years I am happy to keep looking for answers
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Susan, please may I have the link/details of this group you mentioned in your last post?  Thanks. [thumb]

"There is a FB group that looks at bladder problems from a functional medecine approach trying to address the underlying conditions that have caused infections or IC. I'm happy to provide you with details if you are interested. They are not qualified doctors merely people who have issues but are knowledgeable and supportive of each other without providing prescriptive advice, merely information. But I would certainly work with a qualified functional medecine doctor to look at possible causes of ongoing infections. A comprehensive stool and blood test is an ideal starting point."

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??????????????????  B group???
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Hi Lindilou
May I suggest you E. mail Moderator Susan, to ask for the details you require.

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Does anyone find that they feel sick when they take d mannose ?
I started taking it yesterday and have felt sick all day.

I can remember when I took some years ago I felt sick on it and it tastes vile.
Now I know why I stopped using it!
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Mannose is a form of sugar so may upset the stomach for a few days. It is available in capsule form as an alternate so you could try 2 capsules 3 times a day with food.
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Hello Susan, Thanks for the reply.
Do you know if the upset stomach goes away after longer use?
Also I am putting it a cup of camomile tea, is that okay ?
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Yes the upset tummy should settle after a few days, it's very common. Putting it in camomile tea is fine. I usually take mine in a glass of water. Just remember not to pee for an hour after taking it and always try to take some just before bed so it stays in your system overnight.
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Hi, I was recommended D-Mannose tablets and have purchased for £25!  Pricey! But have had a horrible thought - the medical term is monosaccharide, which clearly means saccharine (an artificial sweetener which the COB paperwork tells me is an absolute no-no on the list of food items to avoid)!
 
I am also confused as to whether these should be taken to get rid of a UTI (instead of antibiotics which can be harmful in the long run) or whether they should be taken for life to avoid a UTI in the first place?

I don't have a bacterial infection at the moment (just IC/PBS), so how should I approach using this medication which has already been ordered?
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Hi Anne_44
I am no expert or chemist.
My understanding is D Mannose Is a naturally occurring sugar not an artificial sweetener.
here is an article that may assist and answer some of your query.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/28/d-mannose-uti-prevention.aspx

also am confused on this point, and wondering,what is your Reason/Intention?Why have you ordered?

"I don't have a bacterial infection at the moment (just IC/PBS), so how should I approach using this medication which has already been ordered?"

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Thank you Kate.  I bought it because I was told it was a 'must have' medication. But I am very confused and very much on a learning curve, not long since having been diagnosed with PBS.  But once I had placed my order I then realised the medical name for D-Mannose (monosaccharide) reads as if it is saccharine which, in itself, is something the COB literature strongly advises be avoided.  I feel very overwhelmed by all the new information coming at me right left and centre when I have barely got to grips with my situation as it now is.  Also, I haven't even reached the required medication levels my Urologist recommends (it will take for ever to reach 75mg of amitriptyline for instance).  Reading all the COB information pack has been pretty overwhelming too!  I just feel I am floundering at the moment.  Being as tired as a zombie doesn't help either.
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