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.
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...
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.
Did they check for o&p when they cultured?
You need to see another ID specialist.
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?
Type 1 diabetic for 25 years.
Low carb for 7 years, LC Primal for 2.5 of those.
Fruit and starch free.
Total weight loss- 3 stone/42 pounds. Current weight = 121 pounds. Height 5'5
I take Zymessence systemic enzymes.
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:
Additional Health Benefits
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.
Best to you,
Last edited by Grizz; 11-06-2010 at 02:58 PM.