Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue 3 years after acute giardiasis: historic cohort study
That's interesting since the most painful symptoms I have ever had were bowel cramps which began soon after the birth of my first child. The diagnosis began with giardia on my newborn son, myself and my Mother who came up to visit (but Mum believes it was the food she ate while traveling home). Later I was diagnosed with both irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease but I complained about fatigue so much that the physicians were puzzled. Later on in life there is no sign of active Crohn's via colonoscopy, the irritable bowel and cramps remain but not as severely and the number of prolonged flu-like illnesses increased until they have become continuous. The malaise and sore glands I now associate with a chronic fatigue syndrome which is better described as myalgic encephalomyelitis. I wonder if giardia lamblia started it all. The fibromyalgia pre-dated the giardia.