B. Hominis, Alinia...

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docdundidit
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   Posted 1/25/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone have any info on this parasite - Blastocystis Hominis.
My daughter tested positive for them and was treated with Alinia 2 wks ago. She is still not feeling better...the odd thing is 2 mths ago her doc put her back on prednisone (which she has only taken once before for a short time when she was 1st diagnosed. She felt great immediatly) but this time, nothing...it's as if she isn't taking it at all.
We see GI doc again Wednesday but I am not so optimistic he will address the possible impact of the B Hominis since he didn't seem to really know much about it to begin with...need help! Thanks from a desperate mom.
My 14 yr old daughter has Crohn's. Diagnosed March 08. Currently taking Imuran and Pentasa. Also probiotics, Vit D and C supplements, Omega 3, folic acid, calcium.


medchrt1
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   Posted 1/25/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
http://www.dpd.cdc.gov/dpdx/HTML/Blastocystis.htm
just google it. Seems as one of the possible parasite of travelers diarhhea. Interesting that is yeast related (or possibly) so there may be a benefit from flagyl.

docdundidit
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. I have googled it for days.
Seems there is some resistance to Flagyl but I don't see much out there about the Alinia, which is what they prescribed for her. We will know in another week or so when she is re-tested if it worked, or even helped. We did a yeast treatment with Nystatin last fall when a blood study showed a LOT of yeast.
Has everyone had a stool study??? This is the first for my daughter and I wonder why...? Seems an obvious thing to do for a digestive problem but no one mentioned it until we asked and he ordered one.
My 14 yr old daughter has Crohn's. Diagnosed March 08. Currently taking Imuran and Pentasa. Also probiotics, Vit D and C supplements, Omega 3, folic acid, calcium.


medchrt1
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitazoxanide
nitazoxanide
is also antiprotozoal so in same 'class' as metronidazole.
the relationship of the parasite to seafood plants, prompts the question if she had eaten some seafood recently.
yes stool sample is typical test when diagnosing crohns.

medchrt1
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
or you have lousy water. try bottled water for awhile. try a half teaspoon vinegar and I bet that will rid the critter.

docdundidit
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok. Makes sense.
She loves crawfish...we live in south Louisiana. As picky an eater she is, I have always been surprised how she loves them... (I am one of the few around here that don't) .
Did you see where that may be where she got them?
Thanks for the input!!
My 14 yr old daughter has Crohn's. Diagnosed March 08. Currently taking Imuran and Pentasa. Also probiotics, Vit D and C supplements, Omega 3, folic acid, calcium.


docdundidit
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
yea, we do bottled water for the most part.
The vinegar is interesting. I will look into that too...and, no, stool sample was not done until now (2 yrs later).
My 14 yr old daughter has Crohn's. Diagnosed March 08. Currently taking Imuran and Pentasa. Also probiotics, Vit D and C supplements, Omega 3, folic acid, calcium.

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