Tagged: giardia

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Psst…!

Alright, so still loving Plexus. Sugar cravings I’ve had are GONE. I’m talking I don’t even want/need to eat cookies. I could take them or leave them. Belly is feeling pretty good. Still not 100% normal, but it’s different in a good way! I’ve had no bloating at all until PMS the past day or so. So awesome. Anyone who has been watching and waiting to see if it’s something worth trying: IT IS! And the 15% off code ends on...

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The Great Plexus Experiment.

Alright. I decided to just go for it. Against the whisperings of all my own cynical and skeptical judgmental thoughts I pulled the trigger. I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t hesitate for like three hours and then come back to it. I signed up for Plexus. Yeah, I did it. Here’s my reasoning, because if you know me you know I never do anything without over analyzing it and researching the hell out of it, then obsessing over...

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When Your Poop Smiles Back at You.

First of all, this entry will be about giardia (yes, again) so this is your fair warning that it will contain mention of poo. Since taking the giardia med (Alinia) a couple of weeks ago I have been feeling GREAT!! AMAZING. WONDERFUL. No more belly pain. No more weird poops or diarrhea, no more bouts of horrific, painful, and disturbingly scented gas. But… I’ve been trying to get my kids in to see a doctor here for months now. The new...

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TMI: It’s back yet again? Say it ain’t so.

I’m not sure what’s happening. Remember how I had giardia last year around Christmas? And it got much better after the second medication I took? Then the symptoms came back again in April of this year. I took another round of the medication and the symptoms went away. Well over the past month the symptoms have returned. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Am I cursed? I know it’s the same thing because the symptoms are very specific and gross. Super weird and...

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Stress.

I am just one huge ball of stress. I keep looking around at my half packed house and I don’t even know where to start. I just want to hide in my bed. I think the Alinia (Giardia medication) has destroyed my intestinal flora. Miserable. I just need to be well again. I need to not spend my days pooping, or waiting to have emergency poop because my belly hurts so bad. It’s like a curse. I would give just about...

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More House Pictures.

This giardia is so painful at times. I just want to be all better. Now! I really do not feel well. I feel like my body is made of dust and I could just blow away and scatter with a gentle breeze. Weird feeling. My body feels so heavy and tired, but at the same time light and floaty. I don’t know how to explain it. I’m not sure if it’s a side effect of taking a toxic anti-parasite medication or...

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Alina, Again.

I went to the doctor this morning and he gave me a prescription for Alinia, which was the second Giardia medication I took last time. It wasn’t as bad as the Tinidizole that I took first, which didn’t work. That stuff was disgusting. The Alinia makes me sick though. :( I took the first pill with lunch and then struggled not to throw up for a few hours. Now my pee is very neon and I have already pooped three times....

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It’s Baaa-aack…

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...

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Activated Charcoal for Indigestion.

Activated charcoal is my new favorite thing ever. I’ve just used it once, so scientifically I can’t say for sure it wasn’t a fluke, but… I still had gas and cramps yesterday from stupidly eating milk on Monday. It was like my belly just could not recover. Very annoying and uncomfortable, not to mention stinky farts are no good when living around other human beings. (Thank goodness I have three dogs I could blame it on…) The activated charcoal came in the...

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Dairy is the culprit.

After about a week of strictly dairy free I cheated. My sister’s birthday cake on Sunday night had icing made with milk. I also ate a few cookies made with milk that Tyler brought home, and some artificially flavored popcorn that had whey at the bottom of the ingredient list. Yeah, fail. Shush. I felt fine on Monday morning. Then Monday night I had cramps all night long and a horrible back ache. My nose wouldn’t stop running, which could be...