/ If you've trecked in the Himalaya
For me it was (c) which partly spoilt the experience,
However it hasnt put me off as its Himalayan trip no 35 in two weeks time
-NHS Get ready !
I got (c) but was luckily prepared with relevant anti-biotics. I get it all of the time, all part of the fun taking daily Immodium :)
Was horrid, lasted well after I'd returned. Lost nearly 2 stone in weight. Wouldn't ever want that again :(
C, didn't spoil it though (for long). My own fault, I didn't wait long enough for the tabs to work on a bottle of water from the village well as I was flamin thirsty.
Spent 3 months in Nepal, 2 months in the mountains - used a Steripen which I'm fully convinced worked! Not even so much as a loose stool!
b) but only on my plane home after our last meal in Kathmandu, and then for a day or so afterwards. So didn't spoil the trek at all.
Andes was a different story I was quite bad there for about 3 days (not whilst trekking once I'd got back to Taropoto) then it was out of my system thankfully.
Sounds like you had a similar experience to me, and like you mine lasted well after I'd returned. I lost 1 1/2 stone. The only other time I've had a similar experience was in Cairo
a) which I can only put down to my questionable hygiene at home! Went vegetarian whilst I was in Nepal and India, and then only vegetables that were served HOT. Boiled water for drinks, and used an alcohol hand gel every 20 minutes (well, before meals, snacks, drinks etc).
I can pretty well trace my problem back to being arrested by the army in the foothills on the way up to Gangotri - it's a long story but basically involved being caught taking photographs (innocently) in a military zone - I was detained and questioned for several hours before being released and during that time provided with several glasses of water. All the precautions like only drinking boiled water treated with iodine, or bottled water with unbroken bottle seals, avoiding washed vegetables etc which I had practiced up till then was for noughtm and I had the raging trots on and off for the next couple of months.....(:
Mine was stupidly accepting a glac of water. We were so close to the glacier that I thought it would be fine. I knew there was no other settlements above, but that didn't seem to be enough :(
I had a filter bottle with me as well. Although I'm never sure when they have stoped working so am now using iodine drops. Even in bottled water if I'm unsure about it.
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