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Hey,Do you believe this site or the person who created this site?http://www.badbugs.org/In other words how many of you think you are infected with a parasite and all the symptoms you experience are due to parasite not IBS.I completely believe the above site. I was infected with H PYLORI, after treatment I was diagnosed with IBS. I see direct link there. May be if i get treatment as suggested in above site, may be I will be free from IBS. Actually i dont even believe there is a disease called IBS. No body knows what causes it. Doctors conveniently coined a term IBS for this and taking rest. Idiots,...Please reply me with your input plzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 

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i didn't read the whole thing, but when u have ibs-d, u get paranoid...............who knows what causes this thing............being checked for parasites is a good thing no matter what because they can cause a host of things to go wrong...........so being skin tested & having ur urine checked is something to narrow down what is wrong.............it wasn't with me, but there was some that i had to do detoxing for............it was not fun, at all..........didn't help my ibs-d, at all..........my problem is something else entirely.........i personally feel that ibs-d is a symptom of other things going on.............the trick is to find out the root cause..........
 
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I don't know anything about the parasites on that site, and I found the whole format kind of difficult to follow, so I can't comment on that.However, it turned out a lot of my "IBS" symptoms were the result of a hookworm infection, so yeah, I think it's possible for parasites to be a culprit in some cases. I don't think everybody's IBS is the result of parasites, though.
 

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I know for a fact that my IBS started after I was infected with a parasite from contaminated river water. I was given a course of antibiotics to rid my body of the parasite, but have never ever been the same since then and for the last 8 years have had IBS.
 

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Actually i would have posted the following link. It has the whole story about his experience and efforts,..http://www.badbugs.org/mystory.htmBlue fish:So did you treat hookworm infection? What happend? Update plz,..Jessica lee:So you and I follow in to the category "Antibiotic use-IBS development". So what are your symptoms. I am expecting we both should have similar symptoms. My first major symptoms that troubles me lot is "RUMBLING SOUNDS FROM STOMOCH". The second major symptom is " FEELIING OF SOMETHIGN MOVING UP OR DOWN IN MY STOMOCH (KIND OF GAS), BUT WHEN IT HAPPENS, I CANT THINK ANYTHING OR CANT DO ANYTHING. I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE STH IN STOMOCH FINALLY MOVES AND I FEEL RELIEVED"mY third major sympotm is I need to use restroom 2-3 times a day.Please let me know if your symptoms are same in the same order or not,.. Please respond ,..Thanks all
 
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Blue fish:So did you treat hookworm infection? What happend? Update plz,..
Yes. I took an anti-parasitic drug for the hookworms and also antibiotics to treat campylobacter and h. pylori infections. It took a while for my guts to recover from everything, but my health improved pretty dramatically in just a couple of months after that.
 

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Another link regarding the "bugs". I guess if you have taken Flagyl and felt no improvement, you could rule out these as your problem unless there is "new" resistant strain among us. http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-126468/Blastocystis-hominis-infection?q=blastocystis+hominis+treatment&FORM=FFF http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/997239-treatmentI think you would need several very good stool analysis to "tell" what type of bacteria, fungus, or bugs are present. I have said before that some of them cling to the walls of the intestine and only shed periodically making them very hard to detect. That being said and as you can see by the links above, if you have taken a long course of Flagyl with NO improvement whatsoever, this is probably not your cause of IBS-D. (Since I know I am missing ALL my Bifiobacterium strains, I am going with the fact that my gut has very little immunity to fight off any type of toxin, bad bacteria, or imbalance. My issue is finding a strain that can "arrive" into the colon in active condition rather than be destroyed by stomach acid and digestion. I also have severe diverticulosis which flares causing me to take even MORE antibiotics. It becomes a vicious cycle. One in which my gut flora never seems to have an opportunity to become healthy.)
 

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Not sure if H. pylori is linked that often to IBS, but GI illnesses that cause diarrhea (like food poisoning and "stomach flu" viruses) do increase the risk of getting IBS compared to people that didn't get one during the study period.There is even a name for it.Post-Infectious IBS.The other thing that can go on is some people after antibiotics for other things get repopulated in the colon with bacteria they don't get along with as well. Not that these bacteria are pathogens, they are normal human colon flora bacteria, but how much gas is released by the biomass and how each bacteria interacts with the host can mean that when the ecosystem in there changes some people start having symptoms from that. Not sure if those people had some IBS before but it was mild enough nothing set it off or if this can start IBS.
 

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Not sure if H. pylori is linked that often to IBS, but GI illnesses that cause diarrhea (like food poisoning and "stomach flu" viruses) do increase the risk of getting IBS compared to people that didn't get one during the study period.There is even a name for it.Post-Infectious IBS.The other thing that can go on is some people after antibiotics for other things get repopulated in the colon with bacteria they don't get along with as well. Not that these bacteria are pathogens, they are normal human colon flora bacteria, but how much gas is released by the biomass and how each bacteria interacts with the host can mean that when the ecosystem in there changes some people start having symptoms from that. Not sure if those people had some IBS before but it was mild enough nothing set it off or if this can start IBS.
Intersting, Kathleen! One of my GI doctors refered to the colon as the Humanbody's compost pile. I laughed but upon reflection that seems pretty accurate. I used to think my Stevens Johnson Syndrome started the whole thing. But now looking back over my life - premature, years of ABs for acne, Accutane, lots of bad food and meds for back pain and depression, I think I lost the bifiobacterium strains and POOF! I was very sick as the loss of such a beneficial and powerful cleaner of the colon allowed toxins to enter my body. . . course that is just my layperson theory. I go to a teaching hospital at the end of August to meet three specialists. I will bring back anything of interest and let this wonderful group know. Bless you for being here for all of us.
 

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I've had IBS for 12 years. I"ve had multiple stool tests for parasites over the years but they always came back negative. This spring I decided to pay for parasite testing done through Metametrix. They test for DNA in the stool and for more varieties of parasites. Its much more accurate them the regular stool tests your Dr. sends you for. Turns out I was infected with a fungus, a parasite, H. pylori,and "gluten sensitive". My doctor put me on Flagyl, an anti fungus, and H-Pac(3 drugs for H.pylori). I was surprised but I actually felt better during and a short while after taking the meds. But my symptoms returned. Right now i'm getting retested to see if I need a second round of treatment. I sent in my Metametriz parasite test last week and this week i'm going for a breath test to check for H.pylori. I'd definitely recommend getting some in depth parasite testing done. I wouldn't trust the regular parasite stool testing.
 

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Did somebody receive an answer from this website about 3 meds threatment? I wrote e-mail almost 3 weeks ago and received no answer.Maybe somebody can also give me a link on this "extended" stool tests (what is the name of it)? So I can go to a doctor and show which tests I want to perform.
 

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I got chronic D after I contracted a stomach bug while traveling in Asia. The critical phase slowed down after about a week, but my symptoms never fully went away. Stool tests came back negative. I developed both gluten and lactose intolerance over the next couple of months (something I never had). Endoscopic biopsy came back negative for sprue, bad bacteria, etc. Still, thinking that the stool tests might have missed a parasite, I did an 8 day course of Metronidazole. Unfortunately no improvement afterwards, so it is probably safe to assume I do not have a parasite. One FYI though: the Metronidazole tablets I took had lactose in them, which made my D worse for the period of time I was taking the pills...
 

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Just the post I was looking for yes indeed Parasites can be mistaken for things like IBS and Stress that is why it's important to get them completely ruled out before going down that routetesting would probably have to be done by a comprehensive lab that specializes in Parasites.I am a Parasite sufferer we are all suspecting that mine is Tapeworm which they are correct about but I need further testing to indicate that but I haven't been diagnosed with IBS or anythingas my symptoms aren't related and I have so many red flags feel free to read my post it's in the General Discussion Need some help please just give it a search it will be a lot easier thank youfor your time
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I had a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy done in April. Both were basically normal. The Dr checked for H pylori and 1 or 2 other things during the gastroscopy, I think, not finding anything --- of course. I'm so tired of always having "Normal" tests, "being within the range", etc. You know - you've probably heard it all before several times. Anyway, I looked at the site. It appears to me only a clinician can purchase the kits. Did you do your kit through someone? Did your medical insurance cover the cost of the kit/test? My guess is your insurance didn't cover it. So glad you found these things to hopefully help yourself. Thanks for sharing this information. I wish everyone the best.
 
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