On the 15th I had that weird sticky poop that was a telltale sign of giardia. I thought maybe it was random, unrelated.
I hadn’t had that sticky poop and that specific pain since taking the medication right after Christmas. Months ago!
It wasn’t too awful and after a couple of days it went away, so I thought maybe it was from eating too much Easter candy and not actually from giardia.
Fast forward ten days. That pain. THAT PAIN!
Then more of the particularly weird and odd smelly sticky poop.
And then the sticky poop lasted for several days and turned into extreme pain and diarrhea with the horrible, horrible giardia smell.
I’m guessing there was a hidden cyst inside of me somewhere that must have hatched out. Apparently this is common with giardia.
I hate this so much. I don’t have time to feel this awful, I’ve got so much going on. I feel weak and my lower intestines feel like something with razor sharp claws has gone ballistic inside of them, and I have pooped no less than 40234232394230999 times over the past three days.
This is not cool.
I have a doctor’s appointment for tomorrow morning, the soonest they had. I hope he doesn’t make me take multiple stool samples in before prescribing medication. I really want to knock these f*uckers out ASAP, before any more cysts have time to hide deep within. At least I want to stop suffering as soon as possible.
I am 100% sure it’s a reoccurrence of giardia because the symptoms are very specific. I’ve even had several unexplained low grade fevers again, which I used to get all the time when I had undiagnosed giardia! Those completely stopped when I took the medication last time, along with the poop symptoms.
I just want to cry. Not ok, not ok, not ok.