I have a parasite!! Woohoo!! Isn’t that exciting!! Who thought that it’d be so damn exciting to find out that you have a parasite inside your body?! Well, it is! You know why?! Because, I’m not going bloody crazy! I haven’t lost 18 pounds in 2.5 weeks and had nausea and diarrhea for absolutely no reason!! I haven’t been lying in bed, not eating, doing nothing and feeling like hell for no explainable reason!! For once they actually found something that explains why I feel the way that I do!! You have absolutely no idea how good it feels unless you have lived my life, where you have had years worth of all sorts of problems without explanations!! Where you go to the doctor feeling like complete hell and get told, again and again, that absolutely nothing is wrong with you… So to go to the dr, do a vomit-worthy stool sample and actually have a result found is practically unheard of in my life!! I was convinced that I was going to call the clinic and that they were going to tell me that I was completely fine!! But no, I actually have a parasite!! And, they called me!! A parasite called, “Blastocystis”.
This is taken from the Government of S A Health Web Site (I found similar information elsewhere, but I appreciated the wording on this website and it was one of the first that I found, upon comparison, they all had very identical content.):
Blastocysstis is a single-celled parasite which is commonly found in people who have diarrhea or other intestinal symptoms...Blastocystis infection is found throughout the world, especially in developing countries, and occurs in humans and many other types of animals.
How Blastocystis is spread:
It is not known how the infection is transmitted, but it may be through contaminated food and water.
Signs and symptoms
Symptoms which may be caused by Blastocystis include:
- watery or loose bowel motions or diarrhea
- abdominal pain
- weight loss
- excess gas
Then the clinic told me that they would be treating it with Flagyl…now if you know anything about the antibiotic Flagyl, you will know that the treatment is not much fun! Great right?! So here’s a bit of information on that. This information is taken from the website Drugs.com:
Common Flagyl side effects may include:
nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain;
unpleasant metallic taste;
vaginal itching or discharge;
mouth sores; or
swollen, red, or “hairy” tongue.
Sounds fun right! These “may” occur. Remember, basically Flagyl can just be hard on your body, because it has to work hard to wipe out a parasite that has also been having a fun time being hard on your body!! Oh, you also can’t have alcohol while taking Flagyl, but the way that I have been feeling, I have not exactly been drinking up a storm or anything!! Alcohol is literally the last thing on my mind, so that’s not a big deal. As long as it works and kills off the parasite, I’ll be a happy happy girl 😊!! I’m pretty damn tired of the diarrhea and nausea, to say the least! So, Flagyl here I come!! So, when the clinic called me and told me about the parasite they told me that they would be treating it with Flagyl, as I said above. So, after my regular day of getting my son ready upstairs, letting out the dogs. Saying goodbye to the kids. Going back to bed feeling sick. Talking to the clinic early in the afternoon. I got up after school, drove my daughter to dance. Then on the way home from dropping her off, I went into Shoppers to pick up the Flagyl. The pharmacist tells me that the dr changed her mind about the Flagyl. She called in a different prescription and the pharmacist said that you cannot get this prescription in Canada. So the pharmacist called the stupid dr back, but, as my luck would have it, the dr had gone home for the day…grrrr!!! So, I get ZERO prescription to start today!! I just get to feel sick for another day. The pharmacist seemed to think that the dr was acting like a bit of an idiot and should have given me the damn Flagyl. However, she couldn’t do anything about it. She told me that she would call me tomorrow, as soon as she heard back from the dr. So, even though I know that I have a bleeping parasite, I still have to wait for antibiotics to treat it!!! So damn stupid!! Argh!! I went home pretty darn annoyed! I just did my bloody usual, I went back upstairs and laid down in my bed…sigh. I didn’t actually fall asleep. I got out of bed again at 8:00 and got dressed and drove back to the city and picked up my daughter and her friend from dance. My hubby could have done it, but my daughter likes it when I drive her. We dropped off her friend and picked something up at Shoppers, the pharmacist was still feeling bad, because she said again that she’d call me as soon as she heard something tomorrow morning and I didn’t even bring it up with her!! Then we went back home. My son was already asleep. So I filled up my daughter’s and my water bottles and then I got her some cold medicine, because she’s got a bad cold. I said goodnight to her. Then I went into my room. I went on my phone for a while. Now I’m going to get ready for bed.
Night All! 💤😴
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