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What is trichinosis?

Trichinosis is a disease caused by parasitic roundworms (nematodes) that can infect and damage body tissues. Nematodes are a major division of the helminth family of parasitic worms (for example, Trichinella spiralis). When ingested, these parasitic nematodes can pass through the intestinal tract to invade other tissues, such as muscle, where they persist. Trichinosis is also termed trichinellosis, trichiniasis, or trichinelliasis. Trichinosis is not trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Trichomonas vaginalis parasite.

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Comment from: Parasite Sufferer, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

My symptoms of trichinosis started with stomach cramps and loose stools for 2 weeks. At first I thought it was IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and bought drops from the chemist, which didn't help. I was diagnosed later by my kinesiologist who prescribed a natural remedy for parasites. One week later my eyes were badly swollen when I woke in the morning. This lasted a week. Then new symptoms started which were upper and lower back pain, pins and needles in my hands at night and I noticed my heart beating harder at night. Shortness of breath and fatigue also followed. I was eating a lot more food, yet losing weight. It has now been 5 weeks since the symptoms first started and 3 weeks since taking the herbal parasite mix. I don't feel any better, so I am making an appointment with both my general physician and kinesiologist this week.

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Comment from: Jucy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I think I have Trichinella parasite (trichinosis). I have been sick for 12 days now. It started with nausea, vomiting, vertigo, lethargy, leg cramps, conjunctivitis and headache, then diarrhea.

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Comment from: fires11, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, fatigue, loss of concentration, and vision problems were my symptoms of trichinosis.

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