Mitzo - that's what I'm saying!
An article I read on this particular parasite mentioned that you may need around 7 tests to get to the point where its around 90 percent accurate. Well, I had to twist my GI's arm to get one parasite test ordered. And I basically have no information on lab testing for parasites. I would think there would be more public education about
this and more businesses doing it. I mean, people travel these days etc.. and some of the darned things can really screw people up and lay low on the radar for years.
The one test I had came back negative (I have no idea what they looked/tested for). Times like these I wish I knew some folk who do tests like this (test poop for a living, yikes) but they are valuable people.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
~Interested in finding a cure/making sense out of U.C. and philosophical and psychological aspects of UC and "Stress" and Personal Development issues with Chronic Illnesses.