Have you tried the herbs? It takes some persistance, but you can remove parasites with herbs, with a much lower level of risk than with the meds. The herbal posters have almost given up, because so many on the forum have really been pretty closed minded to the herbal stuff.
It's also not an anti biotic, they are anti helmethics, and a lot of them mentioned on the forum are actually for horses or cattle. (Fenbendazole, it's similar to albendazole, but not for people) So who knows what the side effects are from using it.
These drugs are designed to kill worms in the intestines, they are pretty strong medicines, I just posted the side effects for albendazole in another post. Used incorrectly, they will KILL you, or cause you to go BLIND.
I'm really a beliver in personal responsibility and free will, if somebody wanted to shoot themselves, and convicned me they weren't crazy, I would have no objection. But, I don't like to see frightened people advised to use stuff that is basically not alternative medicine in the first place, without even being given the facts about the drugs that are suggested. Because I also got well through the parsite forum, got lots of really good helpful information on the herbal stuff, that I researched, and then used to heal myself, I just have to speak up here.
Smuse, god bless her, hasn't even read the parsite faq section, she seems to think the support forum sells herbs or something. Which it does not.
I am still recovering from Smuse thinking it was too much work to read faq' section of the parasite forum, and that the meds were cheaper, and easier for her to use. She is just plain lucky she got a good result.
I can see why I gave up posting much, as have many others.
This is the link to the University of Maryland web site, on the side effects of albendazole.
Discontinue therapy if LFT elevations are significant; may restart treatment when decreased to pretreatment values. Becoming pregnant within 1 month following therapy is not advised.
Neurocysticercosis: Corticosteroids should be administered 1-2 days before albendazole therapy to minimize inflammatory reactions. Steroid and anticonvulsant therapy should be used concurrently during the first week of therapy to prevent cerebral hypertension. If retinal lesions exist, weigh risk of further retinal damage due to albendazole-induced changes to the retinal lesion vs benefit of disease treatment
Just to explain this plainly again, if you have tape worm cysts in your brain,
"Steroid and anticonvulsant therapy should be used concurrently during the first week of therapy to prevent cerebral hypertension."
This means that if you have cysts in your brain, you need another drug to keep your brain from swelling up, so that you don't have a seizure or a stroke. Or you can die.
If you also have cysts in your eyeball, you might go blind unless you stop taking the medicine: "If retinal lesions exist, weigh risk of further retinal damage due to albendazole-induced changes to the retinal lesion vs benefit of disease treatment" What happens is that if you have cysts, and the cysts die, they decay, and you go blind.
These are not the friendly anti-biotics that your local gp gives you when you get sick. I'm just melting down here, forgive me, but it's your health at risk, don't you think you owe it to yourself and those who love you to find out a little more about what you are doing to yourself? If anything, these posts are leaving me even more concerned about the whole group of you, you are really, really uninformed. I can't even count the number of posts I've read from people who think they have worms in their heads, that is not good for your brain, and when you kill them, it could kill you unless you do it correctly.