Received October 28, 2009
My name is Carine. I am calling from California. You can make this audio available publicly.
I have been sick for seven years with bouts of nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, loose floating stools, flatulence, abdominal pain, anal itching, headaches, and foggy head.
I went through seven doctors to find out what was wrong with me. I spent a lot of time and money on finding out what is making me sick. My symptoms got worse over time, and finally, last year, a stool test revealed the parasite Blastocystis ‘hominis’ hominis.
I had a colonoscopy as well that ruled out any cancer. Since then I went to an infectious disease specialist. I was given Flagyl twice for seven days each. And lastly ten days of Nitazoxanide.
At first the symptoms were better. For the first time in years, I had a normal well formed stool again. Then after three weeks, the symptoms reappeared, with loose floating stools and mucous, flatulence, pain especially in the right side of my abdomen.
I am due for another stool test which I already know will be positive for I exhibit the same symptoms again.
I am desparate to find a cure for this disease for it has impacted my life in a very negative way.
When I first had the symptoms, I was working, and had health insurance coverage. The doctor recommended a colonoscopy. Then I was sent to a proctologist. Finally to a surgeon who removed an internal hermmorhoid. But the diarrhea, long stringy stools, the anal itching and headaches……