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32 years old
70 kg 180 cm
Been living and traveling a lot in developing countries (Caribbean, Africa, SE Asia)
Conditions: GERD (for which I have taken PPIs every day for a year, on GI doc's recommendation)
Symptoms: Abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, constipation, occasional mucus and blood on toilet paper after passing stool, fatigue and lack of focus.
Been diagnosed with e histolytica two times (the first time I had continuous diarrhea) over the last 8 months by docs I don't trust (in developing countries).
- 1st time Tinidazole 2g before going to bed for 3 days, followed by 500 mg of Paromomycin x3/day for 7 days. Result = diarrhea stopped but abdominal pains continued.
- Pains continued for 7 months so I went back to doc who found EH again.
- 2nd time Metronidazole 500 mg x3/day for 7 days, followed by Paromomycin 750 mg x3/day for 7 days. Result = nothing helped.
I have read all kinds of medical articles as I trust that more than alternative stuff, but I have to admit that the continuous pains forced my hand; I am willing to try anything to get well. I need to focus to be able to perform at work, but the stoamch issues are tapping me for energy and demanding my constant attention. I found a Chris Kresser who points outthe dangers of constant PPI use for GERD, saying it can lead to bacterial overgrowth that needs to be managed otherwise.
Do any of you think you have SIBO or another type of bacterial overgrowth, instead of any pathogenic protozae? The only reason I am starting to think so is that I have really bad reactions to sugar and carbs.
Hope to hear from you all!