Blastocystis Hominis

jaakkima

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Hi

Does anyone have experience or knowledge about this parasite? I have had it for several years. A living hell - life utterly flipped upside down.

Looking online, I see from experiential reports of other hosts that the antibiotics they sometimes prescribe for this are ineffective. One guy on youtube says he cured his blastocystis by drinking hard liquor constantly for several months. After everything I've tried - using Ray's dietary strategies for a year, some antibiotics, vitamins, recently using lots of aspirin and K, other antiinflammatory, antiestrogen and antiserotonin things, lots of gelatin, thyroid etc - not to even touch on the panoply of approaches taken pre-Peat-awareness - with no improvement in my health; I recall how profoundly my symptoms ameliorate when I drink alcohol....


So, does anyone know about it?
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I'm sick as ever also, with this same parasite. I don't think this is the major reason for sickness though. Peat thinks the raw carrot should be enough to eliminate it, and also says it is a pretty common parasite.
 

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This is from a thread on flowers of sulphur. A very small amount is supposed to kill all parasites.




"In the Q and A Part 1 with Josh Rubin Peat said "A pinch a day for 3 days" or one teaspoon once a year. Both doses would clear up any candida excess and Kill all parasites - It turns their blood to sulfuric acid which I thought was pretty cool. What you would put that teaspoon in I don't know. Does it taste ok? Do you just down it as is?
He said men in the 1900's used to use the spoonful a year to ensure no parasites etc.

All I can find are large tubs of Equine "Flowers of Sulphur" I assume this is exactly the same and is safe for human consumption in small doses as they seem to be 100% "Flowers of sulphur". Hmmm, unsure. 5kg is a bit too much aswell"

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=971&hilit=Flowers+of+sulphur
 

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Well I've done the FOS and been on the carrot for a year.
I'm assuming the parasite is still there because my symptoms have not changed. On the other hand I suppose I could be wrong. I am going to get another stool test. But yeah, I haven't had any improvemenr (nor with candida) from these or other Peat things. I wonder a lot about the influence of stored pufa (until about a year ago I gorged on pufa. Ugh)
 

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I wonder about trying the FOS again. Maybe at the one-shot larger dose. .
 

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I struggled with my blasto infection for 5 years, and still have it. My doctors all say that it is NOT causing my intestinal symptoms of bloating and diarrhea, and for most of the last 5 years I ignored them and tried various treatments, prescription and otherwise, to try an rid my body of this parasite. No luck, it's still there. That's the bad news, at least for me.
The good news is that the last gastro specialist that I saw reviewed the multitude of test results that I've had over the past 5 years and listened to me describe my usual symptoms, etc. and suggested that I try something that no other doctor had ever suggested. Like all the other doctors I had seen, she felt we should not try to treat the blasto with meds due to the risk of creating other problems - i.e., C. Difficile, etc. Instead, she put me on a drug called Olestyr (cholestyramine resin), which can also be used to treat high colesterol, to see if my problem was related to excessive bile acid that causes bile-induced diarrhea. Sure enough, after being on this medication and adjusting how much/when I use it, my intestinal symptoms of bloating and diarrhea have subsided significantly and for the past 3+ months I have been feeling much better. So, the lesson learned for me on this matter was, sometimes one can focus on the wrong issue and, when it comes to gastro-intestinal issues there are so many damn possibilities, it is scary. I am a lucky one, and even my doctor can't explain why my bile acids are now more prevalent than they were a few years ago, but I can sure say that I'm so grateful that this one doctor was willing to give this treatment idea a shot. Good luck to all of you suffering from intestinal problems - I hope that you too will find a solution.
 

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I was later retested for parasites and came up clean. No alcohol, lol. I had just started following Peat when I wrote this in 2012. Much improved health now than then.
 

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I was later retested for parasites and came up clean. No alcohol, lol. I had just started following Peat when I wrote this in 2012. Much improved health now than then.

I've been suffering with this for 2 yrs, the antibiotics made me very ill and still didn't kill it. How did you get the FOS to work the second time, did you take a bigger dose? also did it make you sick at all?
 

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I tested positive for this protozoan 2 years ago when I had a colonoscopy to investigate what I now know was cortisol-induced GI troubles. The specialist said about 2/3 of the population have this protozoan and experience no symptoms, so there is still debate as to whether it's really a parasite or just symbiosis that turns bad in sensitive people, much like how C. albicans can get out of control in some people.

I was put on sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim and diloxanide. It didn't really cure the GI troubles, it kind of just changed them. I went from having alternating loose and hard stools to having constantly loose stools, presumably from the carpet bombing of my colon. It wasn't until I started taking my bipolar meds again that my gut corrected itself.
 

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What bipolar meds and how do you explain that? If it has to do mostly with cortisol I would expect Peat stuff to eventually fix those issues.
 

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I've been suffering with this for 2 yrs, the antibiotics made me very ill and still didn't kill it. How did you get the FOS to work the second time, did you take a bigger dose? also did it make you sick at all?

Oh I didn't do it. I tried FOS a long long time ago and didn't notice anything so moved on to other things

PS Welcome. Are you new to Peat's work?
 

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What bipolar meds and how do you explain that? If it has to do mostly with cortisol I would expect Peat stuff to eventually fix those issues.

Not quite. Bipolars and schizophrenics have strange brains. Dexamethasone suppression tests yield little-to-no response in them. Their brains are insensitive to glucocorticoid signalling. As a result the feedback mechanism is impaired and cortisol escalates chronically. Mine was always double the higher end of the range. Typically the first part of a bipolar/schizophrenic brain to atrophy is the hippocampus, due to the ravages of uncontrolled cortisol. The old tricyclics (amitriptyline, nortriptyline) and the newer atypical neuroleptics (quetiapine, olanzapine, clozapine) with the tricyclic skeleton are the only effective drugs to correct this hypothalamic-adrenal dysfunction, as far as I know. SSRIs work better in females than they do in males for this purpose. They resensitize the hypothalamus to cortisol signalling.
 
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