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.
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.
Originally Posted by Lojasmo
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?
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 Lojasmo
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.
Originally Posted by StoneAgeQueen
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 03:58 PM.
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.