Hi, I'll try and keep this concise.
I'm suffering terribly since I got back from travelling in India and Sri Lanka with gastrointestinal problems. Diarrohea (some black) for every BM, constant nausea (vomiting every week or so), stomach cramps, headache and low-grade fever in the evening. The symptoms get worse at 9pm every night and continue through the night. It is as if an alarm goes off in my stomach and something wakes up and causes havoc. When I got back from travelling I went through a period of wheezing and palpitations, but that stopped, and the gastro problems just became much worse. I've had:
- two negative stool tests (the doctors said it DEFINITELY wasn't a parasite at this point, which I DON'T BELIEVE)
-a course of metronidazole (which treats giardia) which made me WORSE
-liver, gallbladder, kidney, chrohn's checks, all normal and/or negative
-due for a colonoscopy next week
1. Does this sound lie a parasite? Will a colonoscopy show up a parasite?
2. Do "symptoms getting worse at night" mean that it is more likely a parasite than a gastro-problem.
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