I’ve come to a stage where, although I’ve tried to explain in great detail, along with my results to my family members, they still show great ignorance and discomfort at the sheer mention of my health problems. If you can’t count on your own family at a time like this, then I don’t know when you can. It has almost been like fighting two illnesses.
I’ve always wondered whether at times the foul smell could be responsible for die-off. I have read that symptoms of parasite infections can incude foul body odour. It’s like it comes out of my pores. It’s always been hard for me to pinpoint exactly because I’ve always experienced it, even on flare-ups. But sometimes I have noticed it can be slightly different. It is still very foul smelling indeed. I can’t describe it really.
Well…………. if my flare-up wasn’t enough to deal with I have had family members making things worse for me! As if I need it right now! I thought showing them my results / micrographs and notes it would help them understand but obviously it has not.
I’ve always had extreme difficulty trying to explain to my family what I’m going through. They have never understood the symptoms and what I experience with my flare-ups. I’ve tried to explain in detail but it’s obvious to me they don’t understand but it has become more clear to me that they DON’T WANT to understand. They have clearly erased what they have seen with regards to my results clear from their minds.
It is very difficult to explain. Even though I showed them my results last year I have still found it difficult to approach them to talk about because they have made me feel awkward in discussing the infestations. They think because I don’t say anything they think everything is ok. Maybe it’s a mistake on my part but how can I talk to people who won’t listen or disregard what I am saying - even with proof.
I’ve tried to explain to them that I don’t talk to them anymore because I still feel they don’t believe me. What more can I do? I told them just because I don’t say anything to them doesn’t mean to say I’m ok, they’ve made me feel this way. They put up a wall every time I try to speak to them about it. I now know it’s no use. They are even making matters worse for me, trying to take over the situation but they don’t realise, it’s causing me more problems.
I’ve just about had enough of everything right now.
I want to post the Louse Micrograph again (taken from MY sputum sample). I’ve been researching the symptoms and I can relate to them. I’m so concerned about this because ‘Trench Fever’ can be fatal. I suffer a lot of flare-ups and a lot of feverish symptoms.
The flare-up continues. I’ve had the odd day where the symptoms are tolerable, but not much. This one isn’t letting up at all. I’m REALLY struggling at the moment. The breathlessness is getting worse, the chest symptoms too. My heart is beating VERY fast. I feel my lungs are being squeezed, I’m really breathless tonight. My chest feels slightly tight too.
I’m a fighter, I always have been but I just don’t know how much more of this I can take. It’s ruining my life. It’s like a ticking time bomb, waiting for the next one to rear it’s ugly head.
I don’t think I’ve cried so much these last few days. My symptoms have been more aggressive than I’ve been experiencing of late. I can’t handle it, I can’t tolerate it anymore. It’s just one vicious circle.
Here is a micrograph from my stool sample. It questions fungus ?? There is more in this micrograph than just fungus I’m sure.
I did a search on the internet as to what this exactly meant. This is what I found out.
Since my last flare-up of symptoms around the beginning of August I’ve been enjoying a good bit of respite. The flare-ups can last days. This is very unusual for me to go this long without a flare-up.
The undernoted two micrographs: They were grown in culture from BOTH stool and sputum. This may suggest that I am infected at both sources/sites.
Well, today I had another flare-up. It actually started during the night. I felt very restless and agitated in bed. I knew I was in for a long night. When you have suffered with symptoms like mine, you know the signs only too well. And it always starts just like the last one.
Some time ago I made a post about PARASITE SYMPTOMS AND HOW MANY I TICKED OFF THE SYMPTOMS LIST. I also gave a small description of what I was suffering with regards to each symptom and what I could relate to.
It’s been a tough time of late. I feel my body is being ravaged . Sometimes I feel I’m rotting from the inside out. How much more can it take? It’s relentless at times. I’ve had more bad days than good of late. The days of respite are taken up with the dread of the next episode.