I'm still in disbelief as I write this and am trying to share this everywhere I can. I was diagnosed with Blastocystis Hominis, and went through 6 months of hell trying to get rid of this stomach bug. I constantly had diarrhea and lost a lot of weight. I did months and months of research trying to find a cure, and I tried pretty much everything out there: multiple Antibiotics , natural remedies such as oregano oil, Wormwood , Black-Walnut hulls, cloves, grapefruit seed extract, Sovereign Silver, and even probiotics such as Culturelle, S. Boulardii and the really expensive VSL3.
None of these regimens worked, although some helped more than others. Completely depressed and knowing that I had wiped out most of my flora (none of the probiotics would stop the diarrhea), I started looking for a really strong probiotic. Dr. Ohhiras repeatedly came up (and I ignored it even when I had seen it before). I honestly didn't think it would help, but I ordered it along with Heather's Tummy Care off iHerb, hoping that it would at least help alleviate my stomach issues. I took this in addition to already taking prescription Zenpep and Doctor's Best Betaine HCL (for low stomach acid).
Well after three tests over 5 months all being negative, they told me what I already knew and felt. The blasto was gone! The diarrhea completely stopped after a couple months and most of my other stomach issues are slowly resolving. My primary doc and gastroenterologist are all amazed that I was cleared of Blasto using this probiotic, and asked me to bring it in on my next visit (they have not had any luck using Antibiotics or other herbs on almost any of their other patients).
If anyone reading this is suffering from a Blasto infection, I would say try this before doing any Antibiotics or other harsh treatment. The antibiotics are what caused the diarrhea in the first place, and I could have saved myself a lot of grief if I tried this first. Just remember it takes a couple months for this probiotic to work.
I know how you feel. I know how hopeless it can seem. But just have faith, reduce your stress and also stop any antioxidants momentarily (a recent study showed that antioxidants can suppress treatments to eradicate anaerobic organisms like Blasto). I hope this will help anyone who is going through what I went through. You CAN get over this stupid bug! Best wishes.