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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:05 am

What is the best medication to treat these things?
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Post by Trailrunner on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:24 am

Take a sample to the lab and get a correct diagnosis, then if you are positive for either take the results to a competent physician for advice. If you are negative for bugs and still symptomatic take the results to an even more competent physician for advice and to be worked up.
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Post by espíritu del lago on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:25 am

Get a stool sample tested in order to get the proper medication.
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Post by espíritu del lago on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:26 am

Lastra. Treated me the proper way. Speaks English
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:34 am

Gracias.
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Post by brigitte on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:37 am

There is also a stomach virus going around so any problems can results from a wide array of things go to a doctor or a lab and get a diagnosis.

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Post by gringal on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:42 am

Once you're diagnosed and put on a curative drug, all the good bacteria in your guts will die in the ensuing purge. Get something along the lines of Kefir to take to restore the balance, once you're off the drugs.

There are so many bugs around here that you'll probably make their acquaintance and that of all their relatives in time. That's one of the downsides of escaping the Northlands. Bugs love the heat, too.

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Post by Dr. Sam Thelin on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:58 am

About 50% of the gastro infections are viral last time I looked at stats.

brigitte wrote:There is also a stomach virus going around so any problems can results from a wide array of things go to a doctor or a lab and get a diagnosis.

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Post by Chapalamed on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:56 pm

I had somebody come to my office after doing extensive research on his symptoms. He swore he had a PARASITIC infection. After the appropriate tests, turned out this patient had CELIAC SPRUE aka Gluten intolerance.

I agree with previous posts. If your symptoms bother you enough to ask for advice on the web board, then maybe you should get professional advice.
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Post by Trailrunner on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:30 pm

That's what happened to me. A years worth of negative fecal tests, very sick, a hack of an MD who never looked and just gave me stronger meds, diagnosed myself . .Celiac. Confirmed by Juan Pablo Loza.
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Post by simpsca on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:59 am

Where did you have the test done to confirm celiac?  My doctor suspects that.

And FYI a year ago I had terrible tummy bug, in the bathroom all the time.  Several local doctors treated me with meds and it would get a little better for awhile.  Went to a GI doctor in Guadalajara who recommended a fecal culture - rarely done lake side and takes several weeks to get results.  I had Shigella which he said is one of the nastiest bugs.  Was on antibiotics several weeks - due to improper diagnosis I had had it for three months before getting a diagnosis.  He said I could become a carrier if it wasn't treated completely.  Another culture 3 months later was negative and problem gone.
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Post by Spot on Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:17 am

Poor Bob, sucks when this happens.

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Post by ChickenLittle on Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:16 pm

Eat hot Mexican salsas regularly. Cures everything.
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Post by MyHomeSweetHome on Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:49 pm

amoebas are microscopic and cause diarrhea 

Parasites are worms that you can sometimes see in your stool but can live for years in you as their host without knowing they're there and cause fatigue, digestion problems, malabsorption issues and so much more.  

Local doctors recommend a parasite cleanse twice a year here, everyone in the house including pets at the same time.    

I have friends that lived here that recently scheduled a Dr appointment in the states and asked for a prescription for Albendazole.  A box of 6 tablets costs 6 pesos here.  Her co pay at the pharmacy for the Albendazole, $1500 US!  Horrible medication too.  I guess the next best anti parasite medicine is Vermox brand.  Stool tests do not always detect a parasite problem even though person is infected with them.  Intestinal parasites are awful. 

The health food store in Ajijic carries a anti parasite drops that work well too.  


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Post by sundown on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:23 pm

Celiac can only be verified with a culture from the small intestine

Vermox can be dangerous/poison if taken more than once in six months. I took twice in 1o days & was admitted to hospital for tests for appendicitis

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Post by MyHomeSweetHome on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:02 pm

Oh wow sundown...I took it a dose of vermox 500 last night and am doing much better with that med compared to the albendazol, although I'm questioning how effective it is?  Albendazol wiped me out for a week.  I'm really frustrated with this.  I know I'll need yet another dose next month and can take herbs in between.  Probably I'm the only one this has happened to.  But I had blood work done last month and really, I'm very healthy, just had a parasite infestation.  WHAAa!!!!  Been doing really well!  I don't feel 85 years old anymore, can walk without getting winded, my sodium and bp normalized and a desire to live!  A great improvement!

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Post by Jim W on Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:37 am

I take Amoebriz, every 4-5 months.
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Post by Axixic on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:26 am

I picked up giardia once several years ago and tried a product called Paragone (I don't know its availability locally) that cleared it up in fairly short order. No idea how well it would work on other little critters.
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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:57 am

Well my OP was from two months ago and it turned out I had none of the above, just the flu or something.
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Post by Pedro on Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:04 am

since 1978[my first trip to mex. i have had nada problema and i eat lotsa street food etc. finally last year i had an amoeba . it was diagnosed by a real doctor and he gave me a pill and antibiotics as well because the little bugger caused intestinal problems because i had him in there fer about a month. gone nada since. you people are idiots treating yourselves. especially you mhmsh,you seem to have a habit of self-diagnosis including crap that doesn't even exist,as one real md told you.  there are good real docs around here. mine never told me i need ta constantly medicate fer parasites and lil' amoebas. i do use cerveza,tequila and mezcal of good quality though.-not all together-SNORK!
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Post by martygraw on Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:06 pm

We have taken Amoebriz every 6 months (June & Dec) for 10 years now, and have never had an Amoeba.
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Post by Jim W on Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:11 pm

martygraw wrote:We have taken Amoebriz every 6 months (June & Dec) for 10 years now, and have never had an Amoeba.







Amoebriz is not as hard on your system as Vermox, and can be taken up to 4 times per year, 3 month intervals.   Our housekeeper introduced us to it.


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Post by arbon on Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:29 pm

Axixic wrote:I picked up giardia once several years ago and tried a product called Paragone (I don't know its availability locally) that cleared it up in fairly short order. No idea how well it would work on other little critters.

How did you know you had giardia?
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Post by Khof on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:25 pm

Trailrunner, I can second your mention of Dr. Juan Pablo Loza.

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Post by Pedro on Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:02 pm

Khof wrote:Trailrunner, I can second your mention of Dr. Juan Pablo Loza.
not me thanks
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