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blastocystis hominis

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  • Posted By: delangeo
  • October 21, 2006
  • 02:17 PM

What treatment do people suggest for blasto? Flagyl hasn't worked and the doctors don't seem to think it's a pathogen but symptoms have existed for over 2 years - diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, sleeplessness, fatigue, loss of appetite. :mad:

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  • Try this website: www.badbugs.org/Blastocystis_hominis/MedicalMismangement.htm
    Govind 1 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 11:30 PM
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  • I recommend you visiting a Naturopath Doctor they will be able to help you. They have helped me. I have been suffering with this condition for over 10 years with symptoms being intermittent. I have had most MD tell me that I need to go on an antidepressent. I think they are the ones that are crazy. Good Luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 11, 2007
    • 10:46 PM
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  • I was diagnosed and successfully treated for blasto by a chiropractic/nutritional doctor. He treated me using a couple of different products manufactured by Standard Process. In order to successfully eradicate the blasto, which burrow down into the intestinal wall, I had to go on a progressively restrictive diet, supplemented by a special protein drink, which took a total of about 3 weeks. After treatment my life was changed, I no longer had to live with symptoms of insomnia, bloating, and continual tiredness. Believe me I know the frustration of having to deal with this infection. I picked up the infection after eating bad food in Spain, was diagnosed with it by a conventional MD, only to be told "we don't treat that". I had to live with the infection for 15 years before finally getting successful treatment. There ARE doctors who treat this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 7, 2008
    • 05:36 AM
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  • Hi,I have been chronical ill for 9 years after a eating a kebab in Denmark in 1999. Symptoms are fatigued (specially after eating), trouble sleeping, lose stool and gas. I have taken several stool samples and have positive tests for Blastocystis Hominis. I'm very interested in hearing more about the treatment, which products you used and the diet. Please could you also give me the nutritional doctors contact info? My e-mail address is: janfrhalaas@hotmail.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2008
    • 06:01 PM
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  • I was diagnosed and successfully treated for blasto by a chiropractic/nutritional doctor. He treated me using a couple of different products manufactured by Standard Process. In order to successfully eradicate the blasto, which burrow down into the intestinal wall, I had to go on a progressively restrictive diet, supplemented by a special protein drink, which took a total of about 3 weeks. After treatment my life was changed, I no longer had to live with symptoms of insomnia, bloating, and continual tiredness. Believe me I know the frustration of having to deal with this infection. I picked up the infection after eating bad food in Spain, was diagnosed with it by a conventional MD, only to be told "we don't treat that". I had to live with the infection for 15 years before finally getting successful treatment. There ARE doctors who treat this.Hi,I have been ill for 9 years after eating a kebab in Denmark. I have positive tests for blastocystis hominis. My symptoms are fatigue (specially after eating), lose stool, gas and trouble sleeping. I'm very interested in the treatment that eradicated Blasto H. Could you please tell me which products and diet you used. Also can you send me the contact info to the chiropractic doctor which helped you. My email is: janfrhalaas@hotmail.com. I hope to hear from you soon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2008
    • 06:42 PM
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  • Hi, please go to badbugs.org They recommend specific antibiotics, the onlymedicine to work on b hominis. I tried everything and this is probably thebest and quickest route. Order the medicine from Mexico.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 05:28 AM
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  • I am an acupuncturist with a focus on digestion and nutrition. I work with an integrative medicine physician. I offer this as our best, and generally successful, treatment for blasto. We use alinia (nitazoxanide). For adults 500 mg. twice a day for 28 days. It is a long course; alinia is usually given in 3 or 6 days. Blasto requires a long treatment. If you get the prescription in the U.S., this will cost over $1000. If you order it from Mexico, perhaps from the website called Medsmex, it will be under $200. Almost every person we have treated has been successful. The medication is well tolerated,usually with few side-effects. The lab we use for diagnosis is Metametrix, but both Genova and Doctors Data should be o.k. for blasto, because usually it is so prolific that it will show up on any of these stool tests. Make sure you wait at least a month or so after treatment to retest, so the bugs have enough time to grow if they still exist. I rarely see this treatment talked about, although it can be found in the research on Alinia if yo look deeply. Good luck. I have seen quite a number of people get their lives back with this treatment.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am an acupuncturist with a focus on digestion and nutrition. I work with an integrative medicine physician. I offer this as our best, and generally successful, treatment for blasto. We use alinia (nitazoxanide). For adults 500 mg. twice a day for 28 days. It is a long course; alinia is usually given in 3 or 6 days. Blasto requires a long treatment. If you get the prescription in the U.S., this will cost over $1000. If you order it from Mexico, perhaps from the website called Medsmex, it will be under $200. Almost every person we have treated has been successful. The medication is well tolerated,usually with few side-effects. The lab we use for diagnosis is Metametrix, but both Genova and Doctors Data should be o.k. for blasto, because usually it is so prolific that it will show up on any of these stool tests. Make sure you wait at least a month or so after treatment to retest, so the bugs have enough time to grow if they still exist. I rarely see this treatment talked about, although it can be found in the research on Alinia if yo look deeply. Good luck. I have seen quite a number of people get their lives back with this treatment. I am wanting to know more information about the success of a longer rx for Alinia. I was given 10 days worth of Alinia at the highest dose along with Bactrim. Followed by a 14 days worth of ioguinadole. I also have been treated with Alinia 3 days, Bactrim 10 days, Flagyl twice. Symptoms will often disappear for a few months then come back even stronger than before. I read the badbugs website on the 3 antibiotic coctail and wondering if anyone else has taken it. I am at my end and it has been 2 years. I feel toxic and at my end. Please, any help or direction is appreciated.
    rianngio 7 Replies
    • September 13, 2009
    • 03:59 AM
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  • I am an acupuncturist with a focus on digestion and nutrition. I work with an integrative medicine physician. I offer this as our best, and generally successful, treatment for blasto. We use alinia (nitazoxanide). For adults 500 mg. twice a day for 28 days. It is a long course; alinia is usually given in 3 or 6 days. Blasto requires a long treatment. If you get the prescription in the U.S., this will cost over $1000. If you order it from Mexico, perhaps from the website called Medsmex, it will be under $200. Almost every person we have treated has been successful. The medication is well tolerated,usually with few side-effects. The lab we use for diagnosis is Metametrix, but both Genova and Doctors Data should be o.k. for blasto, because usually it is so prolific that it will show up on any of these stool tests. Make sure you wait at least a month or so after treatment to retest, so the bugs have enough time to grow if they still exist. I rarely see this treatment talked about, although it can be found in the research on Alinia if yo look deeply. Good luck. I have seen quite a number of people get their lives back with this treatment. I am hoping you are still around and can pass along the information of the physician who prescribed the long course of Nitaz. Our doctor has never heard of doing such a long course and would like to hear from a colleague who has. I am in email contact with a woman who says her son was able to be cleared using the 28 day course as well and I am awaiting her reply about her physician. I have read a study of a doctor out of LA who has success with 15 days but that also may be too short. I would love to hear from you. Thanks.
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  • What treatment do people suggest for blasto? Flagyl hasn't worked and the doctors don't seem to think it's a pathogen but symptoms have existed for over 2 years - diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, sleeplessness, fatigue, loss of appetite. :mad:The best treatment is to de-worm and stay away from gluten. Blasto is a protozoan, not a bacterium or fungus.Love,Maureen
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  • I am hoping you are still around and can pass along the information of the physician who prescribed the long course of Nitaz. Our doctor has never heard of doing such a long course and would like to hear from a colleague who has. I am in email contact with a woman who says her son was able to be cleared using the 28 day course as well and I am awaiting her reply about her physician. I have read a study of a doctor out of LA who has success with 15 days but that also may be too short. I would love to hear from you. Thanks. Hi there. I am hoping that you may have some information that could be helpful to me. I also am looking for some information for my child's physician about using such a long course of treatment. Do you happen to have any research, studies, Dr. referral....that indicate that longer treatment is necessary? I am curious about the study our of LA that you reference. Do you have a link to it? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.....
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  • The best treatment is to de-worm and stay away from gluten. Blasto is a protozoan, not a bacterium or fungus.Love,MaureenHi Maureen,can you explain this, please? What does de-worming have to do with Blastocystis? Are any anti-worm agents effective against BC?Kind regards.
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