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    Has anybody here dealt with parasites, and if so, how did you get rid of them. I have been dealing with daily abdominal distention (think pregnant looking belly) and discomfort for over 2 years now. I went Paleo in 2003 so sugar/gluten/grains are not the reason. I also don't eat dairy because I can't tolerate it. At first I thought it was "just" candida/bacterial imbalance, but nothing i have tried has helped. I even went ZC last year and still I deal with the same issues. Any thoughts/help is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    ~k
    Started Atkins:: 1996
    Started Paleo: 2003
    Illness Started: 2008
    Started Leptin Reset: 01.10.2012
    Thighs Starting Size: 54.8 cm
    Thighs Goal Size: 53.5 cm
    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread46986.html

  • #2
    Stool culture

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lojasmo View Post
      Stool culture
      Yes, done that. Cutlures are horribly unreliable, especially for parasites. A DNA test revealed two. Endolimax nana and another one they could not identify. The question is, what do I do about it. Tried Paragone and it did nothing for me.
      Started Atkins:: 1996
      Started Paleo: 2003
      Illness Started: 2008
      Started Leptin Reset: 01.10.2012
      Thighs Starting Size: 54.8 cm
      Thighs Goal Size: 53.5 cm
      My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread46986.html

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      • #4
        Have you seen a dr about that? I'm not a run to the dr type person by any means but that sounds pretty serious...

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        • #5
          I have an NP who ordered the stool test for me because *I* requested it. She knows nothing about the results so I am sort of on my own. I went to see an infectious disease specialist and when I told him I GAIN weight easily he told me that parasites cause weight LOSS and gave me a prescription for Prozac. I have many of the symptoms listed for parasites, but most of those are also listed for fungal/bacterial overgrowth. However, most notably are the abdominal distention (24/7 but worse after eating) and I am never, ever full. I can eat pounds and pounds of meat in one sitting or one day and still go to bed hungry, but at that point my belly is so distended that I am in pain. Doctors around here seem useless so I am not sure where to go from here. Been dealing with this for over two years now and have had several tests such as CTs, USs, barium enema, colonoscopy, upper GI w/small bowel follow-through, and more and they all come back normal. The ONLY thing that has gotten rid of the abdominal distention is fasting with colonics. After 5 days it was gone, as were most of my other symptoms, and as soon as I had clear veggie broth the distention came right back.
          Started Atkins:: 1996
          Started Paleo: 2003
          Illness Started: 2008
          Started Leptin Reset: 01.10.2012
          Thighs Starting Size: 54.8 cm
          Thighs Goal Size: 53.5 cm
          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread46986.html

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          • #6
            Did they check for o&p when they cultured?

            You need to see another ID specialist.

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            • #7
              I'm pretty sure I've heard that parasites cause weight gain too. Typical- you go to a "specialist" with stomach problems and leave with a prescription for prozac. What is wrong with these idiots?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lojasmo View Post
                Did they check for o&p when they cultured?

                You need to see another ID specialist.
                I am not sure there are any others here but I can check. The thing is, I have read that medication for parasites is useless because you need one med for each parasite and more than likely they have become resistant to it. Also, they don't even know what one of them is. If by O&P you mean Ova and Parasite, then yes it was checked.

                Originally posted by StoneAgeQueen View Post
                I'm pretty sure I've heard that parasites cause weight gain too. Typical- you go to a "specialist" with stomach problems and leave with a prescription for prozac. What is wrong with these idiots?
                I know right...this is so crazy. I read on the Humaworm website that parasites can take all the nutrients out of your food leaving you hungry so you overeat and while the nutrients may be going to the parasites, you are getting all the calories. Not sure if that makes sense, but that's how it was explained.
                Started Atkins:: 1996
                Started Paleo: 2003
                Illness Started: 2008
                Started Leptin Reset: 01.10.2012
                Thighs Starting Size: 54.8 cm
                Thighs Goal Size: 53.5 cm
                My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread46986.html

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                • #9
                  kkcarlton,

                  The SAFE, NON-TOXIC & NATURAL Time Tested and reliable cure for internal or external parasites is "Food Grade Diatomacious Powder."
                  I used this to get rid of Scabies last year, and I also take a tablesppon in my smoothie every day. Here are the links:
                  http://www.freshwaterorganics.com/parasites.html
                  Video here:
                  http://www.freshwaterorganics.com/human.html

                  Additional Health Benefits
                  http://www.earthworkshealth.com/human-use.php

                  CAUTIONS: Be certain to get "FOOD GRADE" and NONE OTHER.
                  Normal precautions not to breath it in as a dust. It is heavy and does not normally get dusty but if you are careless it can become a dust hazard..

                  PS) With all the talk about Bed Bugs lately, D-E is the IDEAL solution. It safely kills them dead on contact.
                  http://www.earthworkshealth.com/get-rid-of-bed-bugs.php

                  Best to you,
                  Grizz
                  Last edited by Grizz; 11-06-2010, 02:58 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Hi Grizz,

                    Thank you for posting this. I actually got some food grade DE for other reasons not too long ago and need to start using it. I needed this reminder!!! Will look at those links, too.
                    Started Atkins:: 1996
                    Started Paleo: 2003
                    Illness Started: 2008
                    Started Leptin Reset: 01.10.2012
                    Thighs Starting Size: 54.8 cm
                    Thighs Goal Size: 53.5 cm
                    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread46986.html

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kkcarlton View Post
                      I know right...this is so crazy. I read on the Humaworm website that parasites can take all the nutrients out of your food leaving you hungry so you overeat and while the nutrients may be going to the parasites, you are getting all the calories. Not sure if that makes sense, but that's how it was explained.
                      Makes perfect sense. I really hope you get something to help you soon. I know what it's like to go to endless, incompetent Doctors and not have them take you seriously. I have a few stories similar to your prozac one which took place when I was trying to get a diagnosis of celiac disease. best of luck!

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                      • #12
                        When I was researching my Scabies infection last year, it was AMAZING how so many doctors proved to be so utterly incompetent to properly diagnose & handle this parasite. The stories were simply horrifying. Many people suffering actually ended up going to a Veterinarian for treatment, because Scabies is the human equivalent to Dog Mange. Many others reported suffering for many years because their doctors even refused to treat them, sending them to a shrink. Scabies is becoming a world wide epidemic, as they have become resistant to drugs frequently used to cure them. People have lost their jobs, their spouse, tossed out furniture, fled their hones, and worse over Scabies. It is becoming the NEW Sexually Transmitted Disease, and you can catch it from just shaking hands. It is a HORRIBLE parasite because it creates intense itching, welts, loss of sleep & misery.

                        If you know of anyone suffering from Scabies, tell them about my simple cure. 25% Diatomacious Earth mixed with 65% Grapeseed Oil applied to the skin 2 times daily, and D-E powder lightly sprinkled into the bedsheets, and DE sprinkled into pie pans & placed under the bed supports.

                        Grizz
                        Last edited by Grizz; 11-07-2010, 03:58 AM.

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                        • #13
                          One of my kids had giardia and it was notoriously difficult to identify and treat. I trekked stool samples to the lab for a year and a half. A good infectious disease dr. , preferrably one in tropical medicine, is what you should look for. We got lucky, moved to Washington, DC mid way thru the process and connectec with a Doctor who treats a lot of State dept. Employees.

                          Symptoms were lots of bloating, partcularly foul farts and diarrhea. No self treatment that I know of.
                          Last edited by Adrianag; 11-07-2010, 07:30 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Grizz - will do. I took 1 T mixed in water last night.
                            Adrianag - the doctor I went to see is an ID doc specializing in tropical medicine! I have a feeling I am on my own with this one.

                            Will take the DE and also ordered Humaworm. If that does not get rid of my symptoms I will have to dig further.
                            Started Atkins:: 1996
                            Started Paleo: 2003
                            Illness Started: 2008
                            Started Leptin Reset: 01.10.2012
                            Thighs Starting Size: 54.8 cm
                            Thighs Goal Size: 53.5 cm
                            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread46986.html

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                            • #15
                              Giardia can hide and it can take repeat labs to find it. With my son other symptoms told us beyond a doubt that hey were still in his system. Maybe find another Dr.? Go to Mexico and see a doctor there? You can probably buy the meds over the counter too.

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