It is very important to do a triple faeces test TFT)because this parasite doesnīt make cysts and is therefore difficult to find, once it is dead. Outside the body it dies quickly. Two of the tree tubes of a TFT contain fixation fluid. Even the TFT gives sometimes a false negative result. It is important that your doctor sends it to a experienced laboratory.
The name of the medicin was Clioquinol. It is a medicin, they also prescribe for the Amoebe Hystolica, that causes amoebe dysentery. I had to take 250 mg/day for a period of 7 days. After that I had to take Mebendazol 2 x 100 mg/day for three days and 100 mg the 8th and the 15th day. I have read that you can also take Paromycine, but that medicin isnīt available in the Netherlands. Mebendazol is normally prescribed, when you have a worm infection. I have never seen worms in my stools however (not even dead ones, when I used this medicin.) I think my doctor prescribed it as a precaution. Worms can be carriers of the parasite (dientamoebe fragilis) I had.
Anyway, I have to admit I had some trouble, while taking these medicins. The fourth day I took the Clioquinol, I got some stomach ache in the evening, and I needed to go to the bathroom very urgently. I didn't have diarrhea, although the urgency felt the same. I can't remember I have ever produced so much stools as I did that time. It just kept on coming. This caused swollen hemorroids and also a anal fissure, which was very painful. Something like that is nevalways horrible, but in this case it was even worse, because the (dead?) amoebes make your stools feel like hydrochloric acid. I don't have to explain here, how fearful I was to go to the bathroom the next day. I was also scared that my condition would stay like that. I had some tummy ache the next days, but I could finish the treatment though. Because Mebendazol is prescribed for small children in the same dose, my doctor didnīt expect that Mebendazol would cause any trouble, but it did. It also gave me cramps and tummy ache. My doctor said that I probably suffered from a Herxheimer reaction, which happens if your body gets rid of bad things too quickly. I was his first patient that had a vigorous reaction on these medicins and I even had to postpone the Mebendazol cure for a week and halve the dose. After I had stopped this cure I recovered quickly. The first few days only mild pains around my belly button. When I restarted the Mebendazol cure I didnīt notice anything the first day. The second day, however, I got cramps and stomach ache again, but a week later I didnīt.
Iīm not sure if I had a Herxheimer reaction. I imagine the amoebes formed a thick layer in my colon and after I got rid of them, my intestines had to heal and were temporarily more sensitive.
Donīt let my expierce with these medicins discourage you. You must keep in mind that my reaction was very uncommon. Immediately after I finished the Clioquinol, I noticed a significant difference. My stools were more solid and it was easier to release it in one turn. I donīt have the feeling anymore that I have not completely emptied my bowel. I also havenīt had diarrhea anymore. That is why my current condition makes it so much easier to cope with parcopresis and I can honestly say that the improvement was worth the ordeal.