The last two nights have been very eventful. Starting with the other night, I went to bed at 7:30 from terrible die-off symptoms: fever, chills, the worst abdomenal cramps I've had since starting my parasite
cleanse, popping/gurgling noises in my gut and a feeling of a baby kicking in my belly (I know the feeling from two pregnancies!). I never go to bed that early. I awoke at 3 a.m. with a sensation in my bottom and I thought it was awfully strong to be pinworms, but I went to the bathroom per usual to clean up the eggs, at which point I noticed blood in my underpants. I had sudden strong cramping and the urge to eliminate so I sat on the toilet and out came this:
I know it's hard to tell from the photo, but this is a flat, transparent worm with brown opague "insides". I think the scolex may be on the seat. It measured roughly 7 inches
and was the longest I have captured thus far. This is the same worm I had brought in to my gastroenterologist two months. He had agreed it was a worm but had no idea which kind. He had even pulled out book that we flipped through together in an unsuccessful effort to identify it. He said I would need to capture another one and bring it to a lab in a "proper" vial because they wouldn't accept the specimen as is. I think many of you know that outcome: negative, and second time -- negative.
Then last night, not much die-off but sudden cramping at about 10 p.m. with sensation in my bottom. I went to the toilet and out came these:
I apologize that I don't have better images. My camera is not great and I had a hard time getting close without getting blurry. You can hopefully see, though, the same type of worm, roughly half the size. Also in the bowl are lots of "capellini" or "angel hair" worms. I expel these often and they're super thin and opague. The longest one I expelled once was 14 inches.
Today I'm herxing again pretty badly and I've had pretty serious anxiety and paranoia all day. I haven't had this since I started my cleanse and I think I may be gearing up for more expelling soon. Yesterday I finished up the last day of my Paragone cleanse. Last night, since I had more than my usual dosage amount left in the bottle, I poured the rest of the tincture into my glass (maybe triple or quadruple the recommended dose - I didn't bother to measure). I can't ascertain whether today's anxiety is due to the fact that I have finished up the cleanse and am feeling a little vulnerable about what's next or if it's because of the extra large dose last night.
The ONLY thing that was added to my cleanse protocol over the last couple of days is Iodine
(glaxony will be happy to hear this! :) ). I've been applying over-the-counter povidone Iodine
topically to a weird purple mole on my shin that I've had for a couple of years, as well as a cyst on my head that had been gone for years that has recently reappeared and is suddently painful to the touch. Also I started dropping under my tongue several times a day a homeopathic thyroid support tincture that had been sitting in my cabinet for a few months which contains a bit of iodine, just to get my feet wet with the Iodine
protocol, with intentions of ordering Lugol's
online and getting serious about it.
It's so hard to tell from the gallery photos which worms are flat and which are round, but it seems like my worms (from photos above) could be either ancylostoma brasilense (animal tapeworm) or diphyllobothrium latum (fish tapeworm). Again, difficult to get an exact match, but somehow I feel I am getting closer to solving these mysteries! If you have any ideas, please let me know about them.
Thank the universe for Curezone!!!! And thanks for any help you can provide!