Does anyone know anything about amebic dystentery?
For over a month I’ve been sick with chronic diarrhea and fatigue after a trip to the Ecuadorian coast. Infrastructure isn’t great there and as a result I accidentally came in contact with contaminated water and/or food.
After two weeks of chronic illness (going to the toilet 20x or more a day and sometimes 10x + at night) I went to the ER and they determined I had a intestinal parasite. I was prescribed Cipro and Etron which seemed to work for a few days before my symptoms returned again just as bad as ever.
Now I’m undergoing further tests but my first stool culture determined I have no more parasites. I have two more to go before I can see the doctor again but I’m so scared they won’t be able to find out what’s wrong with me.
My boyfriend was doing some research and he believes I might have Amebic Dysentery which is a very sneaky infection common in tropical areas. Obviously we won’t know until we get a doctor’s diagnoses but I’m desperate to find out why I’ve been so sick!
Seriously, I’ve never been this sick for this long and it’s causing a lot of pain and fatigue. I can barely eat anything because it all makes me sick and I’m rapidly losing weight.
Has anyone ever had diarrhea for a month or more? How about amebic dysentery? Any tips to feel better? I’ve been eating bland foods, drinking (clean) water, peppermint tea and taking Imodium and nothing seems to help much. I’m still going between 5–29x a day. :(
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