Thursday, 4 July 2013

Amoebiasis

This post will be the crappiest post I'll ever post. Haha, get it?

My first experience with :

AMOEBIASIS 
☀☀When your gut (intestines) becomes infected with the parasite Entamoeba histolytica (often shortened to E. histolytica), the condition is known as amoebiasis.
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/amoebiasis

I arrived home from Aklan last June 28, wanting to surprise my brother for his birthday. On the way to Kalibo Airport, I was already feeling dizzy from the car (I get car sick). I thank Kalibo Int'l airport for having a breastfeeding station cause my baby was crying and crying and couldn't sleep! My head was aching so bad! On the plane going to Cebu, the baby wouldn't sleep and he was feeling very uncomfortable. I get airplane sick too. Lucky me.

I was finally able to sleep for 30mins. at home when I reached Cebu when my brother came in the room and screamed, "you're here! I can't believe it, this is the best birthday ever!!" Urgh. The baby woke up smiling while I woke up with a head ache. 

We had dinner at Casa Verde that night and when we got home, I was vomiting like crazy! That was around 9pm, my headache cleared though. I fell asleep and woke up at 11 with high fever. I couldn't breathe because of the heat of my body! I drank some Ibuprofen and fell asleep after 30 mins.

I woke up at 5AM the following morning at had the urge to go to the toilet. My poop was wet at that time. 10 minutes after, I had to go again, this time it was liquid coming out. I pooped and pooped liquid again every half hour or so and I was very dehydrated. My dad bought me 10 bottles of Gatorade to try to rehydrate me.

My dad called my OB at 7pm cause I couldn't think straight anymore, I don't even remember my dad calling her. She gave me a prescription of Loperamide, to help stop the pooping (I had to take this everytime I pooped, take it NOT more than 8 tablets in a day), 1 1/2 tablets of Flagyl 3xday, to fight the amoeba, and buscopan to stop the tummy cramps. All these are safe to take for breastfeeding moms.

June 30, I was feeling better and wasn't pooping anymore. The next day, I was constipated and my tummy felt weird. Like it was cold inside but I was feeling hot on the outside. The day after that, I was still constipated. I was able to poop the day after.

So today, July 4, I'm feeling good now. Lazy, but good.

Today is also the day, last year, that I found out I was preggy with Guile! Yey! I was about 3 months in, that time. :)

2 comments:

  1. great thing you've recovered and you're in good shape now. and it's a great thing too that you fight it right away or else it could lead to worse. the symptoms, i think, are almost the same with diarrhea.

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    1. you're absolutely right! Good thing I took action right away or else i would have been too dehydrated to even breastfeed :x

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