short history: as a teen, i ate lots of produce that weren't properly washed. I think i contracted some sort of worm without knowing for years. Since age 16, i was severely and chronically constipated and had severe bloating that got worse with time. I had no clue about the cause until summer of 2014, which i read about candida, which i had symptoms of. So i took anti fungal herbs such as pau d' arco, garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, and capyrlic acid. These herbs induced bowel movements for me when i took them in large amounts (about a bottle of 100 capsules a day!), so i thought i had candida overgrowth until about two weeks ago when i suspected of worms instead. Now, most antifungal herb are dewormers too, so now i thought it might be the cause.
The antifungals worked great for me but i noticed it became immune to it after a day or two, so i read about diatomaceous earth which many claimed parasites
and candida could NEVER grow immune to. So i took diatomaceous earth (3 tablespoons a day), and for the first time ever in my life - the parasites
scattered from my intestines to the rest of my body!! I felt during the first few days wiggling down and up my legs and then they moved to my lymph nodes in my armpits and then to my scalp and neck and my face!
Now they bite my legs, arms, neck, back, and it really hurts! it hurts to even walk now! I have stopped the diatomaceous earth after about a week of taking it. Also, the DE hasn't induced bowel movements for me at all - they have actually caused me to severely constipated, even though i drink a lot of water. I just ordered some generic albendazole from overseas.
So the message is: be warned about diatomaceous earth if you have parasites, especially a pretty severe infection like mine! No other antifungal/antiworm herb i've tried have made the parasites
migrate, even in insanely high amounts,, but the diatomaceous earth has! i think this is because the diatomacoues earth has slight anti-parasitic properties that works very slowly instead of killing them likely chemically like the other herbs.Another theory i have is that since the parasites can't grow immune to DE< they defend themselves by migrating instead of growing immune to it.
So be warned! Also, if you have experience/observations about Diatomaceous earth as a dewormer (either successful or not) , please share!