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Is there any type of worm/parasite found in aquariums that is harmful to humans?

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Is there any type of worm/parasite found in aquariums that is harmful to humans?
Old 09-11-2010, 07:00 AM   #21
 
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Gah!!!
I was bummed out about getting sun poisoning in Costa Rica (due to malaria pills). Methinks I came out of that country in much better shape than you Kymmie. Amazing place btw....

Danielle, I hope you're ok but after reading these posts, I'd get that test too. Crossing fingers for you.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:07 AM   #22
 
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Gah!!!
I was bummed out about getting sun poisoning in Costa Rica (due to malaria pills). Methinks I came out of that country in much better shape than you Kymmie. Amazing place btw....
Did you take Malaria pills sepcifically for a visit to Costa Rica?? I took no precautions as after my research I deemed that none were needed. Amazing is right. I met so many Ex-Pats down there and considering I could live like a queen down there as far as how far our dollar goes it's worth considering. I could have an amazing garden and a HUGE pack of dogs. They lack a good LFS and top-notch medical care so maybe not...

I had no idea I had worms! I figured I had food allergies because only a few types of foods were giving me trouble. It was when the B/F said, "Your breath smells bizarre" and then the next day saw "things" in the toilet that shouldn't have been there did I RUN to the doc. Yeeeach.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:45 AM   #23
 
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I'm pretty sure worms make you lose weight...

Some countries use worms (tapeworms I believe?) harvested from cows as a dieting aid...
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:28 AM   #24
 
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I'm pretty sure worms make you lose weight...

Some countries use worms (tapeworms I believe?) harvested from cows as a dieting aid...
Ok, now THAT is disgusting! Eat less, move more, is a much more effective weight loss method.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:47 AM   #25
 
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I'm pretty sure worms make you lose weight...

Some countries use worms (tapeworms I believe?) harvested from cows as a dieting aid...
Yeah I recently saw on discovery health that a woman had ordered a tapeworm by mail to ingest to lose weight..she almost died..the worm grew many feet long..eep
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:32 PM   #26
 
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Yeah I recently saw on discovery health that a woman had ordered a tapeworm by mail to ingest to lose weight..she almost died..the worm grew many feet long..eep
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:06 AM   #27
 
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well sometimes women need help fitting into their wedding gowns..and will take extreme measures..pretty sad really..

(i just now saw your emoticon barf..eep)
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:48 AM   #28
 
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well sometimes women need help fitting into their wedding gowns..and will take extreme measures..pretty sad really..

(i just now saw your emoticon barf..eep)
I love that emoticon, lol. Fitting into a wedding gown? Why not just buy one that fits in the first place! Wow, there's a concept.
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