I'm about to take my first dose of albenzol. Just read through the original post by ICU. ICU, thanks so much for thorough information. I'll read through the rest of the thread although I think I have already. I giggled when you wrote "So be sure to take tranquilizers or blood pressure meds before your office visit so you don't go BESERK when you're told you're CRAZY!?#. " because the first time (and maybe last time ) I went to an infectious disease specialist, he said "you know you have OCD right?" ... I brought my underwear with a tape segment in it, and he said "that's just a piece of dust". AND he was not aware that you can get tapeworm by injesting an infected flea, which is what most likely happened to me because there was a flea infestation in my house (from outside animals or animals in walls, ducts, etc) ... ... he said that's not the way you get tapeworm. Well, topdoc, what school did you go to that didn't tell you that you CAN get the same tapeworms cats/dogs do if you injest an infected flea. Easy to do with bad infestations, during sleep, for example.
Honestly I didn't realize OCD was a parasite (kidding!!)