Patient Account – Carine

Received October 28, 2009

Listen to Carine’s Audio Testimony (WAV File – 2 Megabytes)

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……