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In tropical Africa I was the lucky winner of Malaria (4 times), Geelsug (Hepatitis A), Bilharzia, Tickbite Fever, Chronic Salmonellae, Chronic Fatigue etc etc. Some of these were picked up during the 'defense force' years - spending long periods of time in the 'swamps' and drinking contaminated water. Growing up in tropical Suidwes also contributed.

I'm just wondering how many Saffers are still suffering because of 'African' diseases. I've had Bilharzia for 25 years and up to date, no treatments have done the trick. Here in Aus I've had tumours removed from the bladder wall - due to Bilharzia. I've been treated with the most recent medication (3 years ago), but got the positive test results of recent tests last week. Somehow it's still in my system, although I've not been in a tropical area for 15 years. It is also a disease that's not present in Australia at all.

These diseases also played a role in weakening my liver and kidneys - I know it sounds as if I'm busy dying :D = not the case at all. I must just be careful of my diet and of course the 'wonder vog' (van jou kry ek nooit genog). I can still run a 2.4 km under 10 minutes - with boots & kit :ilikeit:

If there's anyone out there that managed to kick Bilharzia under the butt - please let me know.

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Hi M

My Dad had Bilharzia about 3 years ago. He did the Duzi Canoe Marathon and fell in the water. There were 3 little "eggs" lodged in his spine. Wow it caused major problems with my Dad's health.

Since then he has had to build himself up again. He ran 20 Comrades Marathons and can hardly run 21km now. He's only just starting to run regularly again!! He has to have an MRI every year to make sure they are all gone. :P:huh:

He took some killer pills for about 6mths after he was released from hospital. He said they were awful! But they cleared the little guys outta there. I will ask him the name of the pills and let you know....... :o

Maybe they'll kick the butt of your bilharzia :):whome:

nc007 (heehee :P:D )

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Thanks for that NC :whome:

Years ago in South Africa I took 'medication' over a 6 month period - I think it was definitely something a Sangoma through together - real snake medicine. I can still smell it - obviously it didn't work.

Here in Aus I took something different, the newest on the market - 6 little pills so small you can just see them - no luck.

Sunflower :) , this thing is a parasite (a big fat mama and a little skinny papa - they never stop doing gymnastics - therefore all the eggs) not bacterial, so antibiotics are no good. I don't know much about the silver, but I know some people use it instead of antibiotics.

Next week I'm going to see an infectious diseases specialist in T'wmba - the doctors have given up with me. I'll see what he comes up with.

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Rife Therapy cleared my wifes bilharzia. Normal tests don't always pick it up, specially if the bilharzia is dormant, but still alive.

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Hi M

Spoke to my Dad, he says you'll have to ask the Dr to do a blood test cos they cant always pick it up!!

He took medication called "Billtraside" (not sure of the spelling). If you google Bilharzia there will be a whole load of things you can look at.

Good luck. My Dad says even though his 3 eggs are gone he still has the after effects of the illness. His back still hurts like hell and his left leg is still very sore. What an awful illness.

I hope you find what you are looking for!!

Natalie

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