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Family has chronic nausea

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 15, 2009
  • 11:16 PM

History: This all started in late May. My 8 yr old daughter and I were occasionally nauseated. The whole family had a bout with diarrhea/soft stool. My husband had just figured out that he had Giardiasis for 3 years (he tested positive 3 years ago and the medicine they put him on didn't clear it and was having lots of strange symptoms and finally figured out that it hadn't gone away). He went on Metronidazole. We were worried that somehow the rest of us had gotten Giardiasis, so we all got our stool tested. My 8 yr old and I had nothing in our stool. My 4 yr old had d. fragilis in her stool, another parasite, which doesn't always cause symptoms and can attach itself to pinworms, which my 4 yr old definitely had in January. I think most of us did have the pinworms. Anyway, the rest of us went on the Metronidazole for 10 days. We were done with it in early June. My 8 yr old has had blood tests for numerous things, including celiac, nothing found. On July 23, my 4 yr old vomited and was very nauseous for a week and has been better since. Oh, I also had pressure in my large intestines, especially in the left side, but that has subsided. I had a abdominal CT scan and nothing abnormal.

My 8 yr old daughter seems to have a dairy intolerance now and is still nauseated even when off dairy and it tends to get worse later in the day, she has less energy in general. My 4 yr old is nauseated a little in the morning, but is fine the rest of the day and can eat anything, but I don't give her orange juice, since that set off her vomiting that one day. I am generally feeling better, a little nauseated. Still fatigued, but I've always had a problem with being fatigued, yet no doctor believes me about this. It's mild. We are all trying Threelac, a strong probiotic. Just started that. It's supposed to help with bowel issues and combat candida. My husband is still a little nauseated, but he's had Giardia for 3 years and his body is still healing. I will post again another day to update, but any suggestions on what this may be, would be very much appreciated. My daughter is starting school soon and I don't know how she's going to be able to go through the whole day feeling like this.


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  • What is your full list of symptoms. My buddy and I have had alot of symptoms that make me 100 % believe we have a parasite also because we were plumbers and thats a nasty job. But I was treated with flaygl for 5 days I think withot a positive stool test. Stools tests are a sensitive test tho. Was his testing done at a good hospital or lab? Like a University hospital? Just wonderig because Ive had about 4 or 5 done and theyhad me redo 2 because errors on there part. But dont stop testing for ur ll girl try and try because parasites do cause learning disabilities. Please let us know whats going on with all of you even if you figure it out. Some one is always reading and most people if they have input will give it.
    chevyy1212 19 Replies
    • August 23, 2009
    • 00:31 AM
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  • If its the whole family that feels nausea that lives in the same house... maybe have your CO2 levels checked in the house. Especially if you have a fireplace, get the flute and ventilation checked. Low doses of carbon monoxide poisoning can cause this occasional nausia that the whole family feels. Of course, this is only a suggestion. A CO2 detector for the house can tell if that would be the problem.
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • August 23, 2009
    • 09:51 PM
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  • They have had many stool tests and there isn't Giardia or anything else they can find. I don't know what they had or have or maybe the flagyl killed whatever they have, but really messed up their system. My husband and I are not feeling nauseated any longer. My husband said he was previously feeling dizzy, which my 8 yr old also feels. Current symptoms are: 8 yr old: dizziness, nausea, nausea much worse after having dairy, seems to be sensitive to tomatoes too4 yr old: nausea, nausea worse after having dairy, nausea worse in morning, half of stools float8 yr old was getting nauseated from milk before taking Flagyl. There was a period of diarrhea before taking Flagyl, but stools are normal now and have been for awhile. 8 yr old was on anti-nausea medicine (ondansetron) and she normally has some anxiety but it became really bad - she was so worried she could hardly fall asleep at night.My 4 yr old has a gastro apt next week and they both saw an infectious disease specialist 1 1/2 weeks ago. I just wish the docs could figure out what the heck is going on.I do not think this is a CO2 problem. We have a new home and it was still a problem when we went on vacation for a week.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 4, 2009
    • 05:23 PM
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  • A new house does not stop a bird from making a nest where it shouldn't. But only a co2 detector could detect it. You can buy them anywhere you get a smoke detector. Anyway.... Next question. Do you drink water out of the tap? If so, there could be bacteria in your drinking water. Start drinking bottled water for a while to see if that makes a difference. If that's the case have your water tested. Also, have you taken vacations out of the country? I'm trying to offer suggestions that might be the root cause of everyone's symptoms.
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • September 6, 2009
    • 07:21 PM
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