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Old 06-14-2012, 01:10 PM
Location: U.S.
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Hi Everyone - just brief history here, about a year ago I was constantly not feeling well (nausea, gas, tired) so I went through some tests and it came back that I was positive for H.Pylori. Took the crazy meds for that and I still wasn't 100% better after that so I did some more testing and I was told I had an overgrowth of white blood cells in my small intestine (which I am on meds for), but also just found out today that I have a parasite - Blastocystis Hominis?

Is this from the H Pylori or just coincidence that I have had both of these? I am dreading the meds of the parasite since the ones for the H Pylori made me feel so ill. Just wondering if anyone out there has had both of these and how they are doing now. Its been such a long road that I feel like even if they treat me for the parasite now, I might still not feel better after that!

Thank you!
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:42 PM
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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The H Pylori is a bacteria, usually responsible for ulcers....you were given anti-biotics for it, right? Neither would cause you to be infected with a parasite...you must have gotten that elsewhere! Or, you could have harbored it for a long time (it doesn't always cause problems), but with the antibiotic treatment, your "good" bacteria may have been killed, allowing this one to flourish. Good luck! This usually goes away on it's own!
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:51 PM
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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According to Wiki, the blastocystosis is common and can come from a wide variety of animals, may be linked to irritable bowel syndrome or have similar symptoms in some people (but many have no symptoms), and is very hard to treat or eradicate.
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