Case Study

After 6 Years of Abdominal Pain, Finally Answers

Barbara’s son John, 19, woke up one morning complaining about extreme stomach pain. Despite a number of examinations, the pain persisted for many weeks and, when he was scoped, his doctor diagnosed him with Celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten can lead to damage in the small intestine.  So John changed his diet to avoid gluten and other foods that might aggravate his situation, but the pain still came and went.  Doctors even told him that his pain was “all in his head” and that nothing was really wrong with him.

But after experiencing more pain, John was given more tests to analyze stool samples and blood.  That lead to doctors prescribing a cocktail of various antibiotics and medications, but none of it had any effect on his intense abdominal pain. Doctors then reverted him back to a careful food regimen, cutting out corn, potatoes and other starches. Four years had passed since his first attacks and he still was suffering bouts of pain in varying intensity.  John then went to another doctor and this one diagnosed him with Lyme disease whose symptoms can include fever, chills, headachefatigue, muscle and joint pain, and swollen lymph nodes.  He then underwent treatment for this very serious ailment including another heavy course of medications.

*Names changed for privacy

With two more years of no improvement, John went to see a new doctor in Washington, D.C. who happened to be a customer of Aperiomics.  The doctor sent a fecal sample in for testing and Aperiomics soon found the culprit.  John had human whipworm, a parasitic worm that causes an infection of the human cecum, appendix, colon and rectum.

The doctor put John on the proper medication, designed specifically to destroy that parasite.  Soon John excreted thousands and thousands of tiny white worms and in short time the pain subsided and stopped.  He now has no trace of whipworm.

John’s mother said, “If it wasn’t for Aperiomics, we never would have known definitively it was a parasite nor what type of worm it was.  Now he’s much better and on the right path to finally being healthy again.”  After 6 years of suffering, John and his family finally had answers!