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Noro or Giardia, related to Diabetes?

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by CarlG, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. CarlG

    CarlG · Member

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    Hi

    I'm T2 which have had some recurrent issues with either Norovirus or Giardia (searching the web), the latter being more likely due to lasting so long (2-3 weeks usually, 3-4 days too rarely). These are light (but not the heavy cramps I read about) stomach pains, (fairly extreme) diarrhea, uncontrollable burps (smelling like rotten eggs, almost makes me puke every time), proper vomiting (but only 1-3 times per "incident"), and extremely fatigued. Can't call doctor, because they'd just want me there, but I have to be within 5 seconds away from a toilet at all times. Lost 5kg in 5 hours this time, and anything in is instantly out, but forcing some food in combined with sucking on icecubes for water (tons of soda too when I feel okay for it, but I know it's bad stuff - can't help it :)).

    Then I can have a day where most or all symptoms are gone, only to hit twice as hard the next days. It's now the third time in a year, last and current summer vacation completely ruined by a couple of weeks on the can, and a shorter 4-5 day lasting "event" a few months back. Can't really think of a reason why this comes back, or why it tends to strike usually when the weather is hot. My BG levels tend to read somewhat high during the onset, and I can feel only a slight fever which goes away, and then my BG levels drop down to normal again.

    But I never had this stuff before, I can't even recall being sick a lot as a kid. It all began a few months prior to diagnosis. I smoke like a chimney, but DB wise I think I manage pretty well (not on any meds yet). So now I'm wondering, is my Diabetes Type 2 in some ways related to this? Are we more easily overwhelmed by this virus/parasite?

    I can manage my Diabetes. But this other sheite is beating the **** out of me. Any advice how to live with it or how to get rid of it? I'm sick of this, and really really tired. What should I do?
     
  2. satindoll

    satindoll Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi CarlG,
    I would get to the drs and have some tests done, I have the same problem I call it exploding bum syndrome, I had the tests turns out I have IBS and Diverticular Disease, most of the time treatment for my IBS means my bum works quite normally but if I get a blockage in one of the Diverticuli pockets after a while it festers and chucks a wobbly and then the rotten eggs diarrhoea.
    I'm not saying this is what you have just that it can be treated/controlled but without tests you will suffer unnesercerally and I see no point in that.
     
  3. CarlG

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    Ok, think I'm past it now, after more than two weeks on and off (mostly on).
    I didn't bother calling in, but for the next time, what kind of tests are we talking about here?
     
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    satindoll Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had some bloods and then I had the camera up the bum, unpleasant but not painful and it confirmed both IBS and diverticula disease, and since then I have managed to keep both mostly under control with the meds, as I said now and again I do get an explosion but fairly infrequently and not so explosively.
     
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    Ok, thanks for answer. I'll check with him on my next regular DB appointment. But I really don't want a DSLR up there :)
     
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