Well, it's a topic that you won't hear a lot about in blogs - amoebas and worms. But hey! we live in Mexico, folks. They happen. The longer you live here, the more likely you are to be affected. You can get amoebas and/or worms from bad water, under-washed fruits and veggies, undercooked meat, bad hygiene, touching something that someone with bad hygine has touched, touching someone else who is infected, or even just from the street dust that covers everything that might have the eggs of the parasites attached (remember all those stray dogs and cats I've talked about?).
About a week ago, I "went off my feed." The first day, I was nauseous and very tired. The second day, I felt hungry but whenever I ate anything I doubled over with terrible cramps. On the 3rd day, the Big D entered my life and I had to stay very close to a bathroom. The entire time, I was very lethargic and tired, but had no fever. I knew I had gotten into something. I've had the same experience once before while we were on the Baja. I learned about Vermox Plus then. So I knew just what to try first. Long live Vermox Plus!
Vermox Plus is an over the counter medication sold here in Mexico. There are several different brands of medication available here that do the same thing. Some are stronger than others. I like Vermox Plus since it is very simple to use. With just two pills, it kills amoebas and worms. Within three days of taking the dose, I was pretty much back to normal - no nausea, no pain after eating, no cramps, no diarrhea. Yeah!
In fact, I've heard that many Mexicans and people who live in Mexico take a medication like Vermox every six months, just to de-parasite, even without symptoms. While we haven't started that regime on Just a Minute, it is the first thing I try when I get a long-lasting stomach issue going on. Some stomach issues strike and clear up quickly. Some start up and stay until you get treatment. Both times I had stomach issues that lasted more than a day, Vermox Plus worked to cure me, but I know it doesn't work for everyone.
Of course, once you kill all the bad things in your tummy, you've have also killed a lot of the good bacteria. So then you take Yakult. I love these little things. Yakult is sold everywhere in Mexico in grocery stores. They are tasty little shots of all the good bacteria that your stomach needs to function well. They are just big enough to be a swallow or two. They taste like little orange-creamsicles.
An obvious disclaimer: I am not a doctor and have no medical training. Please consult your physician before taking Vermox Plus to make sure it safe and necessary for you.