I thought I was going to avoid this .. my partner and I went to the same function .. he got it I didn't .. but now nearly 4 weeks later I am showing the first signs of this bacterial infection. Unfortunately my partner was not diagnosed until the third doctor and the later stages of the cough. I am trying not to panic as I know this doesn't help the spasms and not being able to breath. Early stage for me at the moment with woozy feeling, tight chest and slight cough. Unfortunately taking antibiotics E-Mycin which reduces the period of time you are infectious but not necessarily the symptoms... so I have read. I can't take garlic, or honey or any herbs to help me through this so it is just me, antibiotics and pariet.
Garin (wormtherapy.com) tells me the worms will be okay but it might be a case of two steps backward for a few weeks while the antibiotics and their aftermath pass.
On a positive note I have got gold stars from both my doctor and Garin on my latest blood results. Iron levels are up hashimotos antibodies down. I doubled my dose of thyroxin last August. Started hookworms in September so which did what in these latests blood results is anyone's guess so I have a question .. does thyroxin reduce thyroid antibodies or is it the hookworm?
My ThyroidAAb (antibodies) test 18/1/11 24/8/10
Thyroglobulin Ab 5 11
Thyroid Peroxidase A 164 H 227 H
Throid Function test 18/1/11 3/12/10 24/8/10
TSH level 0.54 0.27 4.69 H
Free T4 15 17 13
Neuronal Antibodies (ANA) remains the same at 1:160 Speckled pattern.