I suspect you mean GIARDIA not giatdia? and Blastocystis not blatocystis?
If that is correct, then you have parasites, but on this board there can be poor deliniation of what parasites are, most qualify these as being worms or flukes, when in fact protozoa are considered parasitic as well. and I have seen people classify candida as parasitical as well.
Stool samples are sort of a hit or miss in that they do always properly diagnose -oftentimes it requires several tests. but good (or bad) for you that they found this.
Giardia is a lower level protozoa that generally is easier to get rid of than blasto, and I suspect they are referring to blastocystis hominis? If it is b. hominis I would consider looking at badbugs.org and read her material carefully. b. hominis is a tough critter to get rid of. The only herbal showing some effect against it is a couple of chinese herbs one of which is a little toxic - but chinesis coptis has been shown to eradicate it. Otherwise you are looking at the drug route for b. hominis. Using Clarkia type products will not rid the body of the protozoa, these are typically used for worms/flukes.
Candida IMO is a tag along pathogen, in that the protozoa create such a bad environment for the gut that proper microbial life cannot succeed in it. Many beleive that establishing a proper microbial environment thru the use of probiotics will begin the eradicate the yeast. I think treating the yeast is secondary to the protozoa infection.
You say that you are low in bifobacterium, it is my understanding that BB is a happy bacteria that typically colonizes the large intestine. There are some products that provide BB specifically. I have heard of people using implants using BB or other probiotics.
THe swab found giardia cysts and blastocystis hominis cysts. I know they are parasites and I definitely have those.
What I'm questioning though is if the test rules out the larger worms that were not found on the test. It seems to me that if I had an infection and the females lay eggs each day, some of those eggs would appear in the swab.
It wasn't a stool sample these were found in, it was a rectal swab of the mucus lining.
THe other thing found on my swab was crystals which may indicate parasite infection:
No the tests are not conclusive... but you could just treat for it anyhow, wouldn't hurt. The question is what product would be best... I got out ascaracis using neem, boswellia, oil of oregano and myrrh. Banyan's Botanicals has an ayurvedic product that has some great herbs in killing worms and also includes some anti-protozoa agents which could kill off the giardia but probably not the b. hominis.
You could resubmit a stool sample to check for worms.
I feel like I am dying. I have terrible fatigue,brain fog, blood Sugar crashes, brain fog and now recently I also have a feeling of depression. It's really bad.
Also, I have extreme and I eman EXTREAMe burping, not just a few episodes here and there.
I had a poor flora right from birth. I'm told I was always constipated, then I had many antibiotics for ENT infectins, then at about 7 was hospitalized and put on antibiotics. So, I think my flora is really messed up and I probably have all sorts of bad microbes.