Patient Comments: Cryptosporidiosis - Symptoms

What were the symptoms associated with your cryptosporidiosis?

Comment from: Ellie's Mom, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 01

Cryptosporidiosis came on as cramping for the first week with some nausea and vomiting. Looked typically menstrual; after x-ray and ultrasound, the doctor thought just that. Only on day 12 did runs .start. She had no fever at all, and weakness etc., only after prolonged calorie/liquid deficit. First lab tests came up negative for usual suspects. I asked for Giardia test and this came up in second lab tests. The worst of it was dehydration. Drinking or eating made cramps more painful. She received 1 bag IV and is rehydrating with coconut water; taking Triphala to support gut flora; and mild foods in small portions. Kids bounce back fast.

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Comment from: Tomasina, Female (Patient) Published: July 21

My symptoms of cryptosporidiosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, flu like symptoms, and generalized weakness.

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Comment from: cmur443, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 28

My symptoms are extreme weakness, constant tiredness, vertigo, dizziness, diarrhea, abdomen pain, headache, numbness in hands, fever, bad pains, distorted vision, bad depth perception and motor skills.

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