Six Commonly Missed Diagnoses: Parasites

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Posted 06/11/2012

If internet scare tactics from companies selling herbal supplements for parasites weren’t enough, the cable TV show “Monsters Inside Me” with its toe-curling film clips has cinched it. We’re in a new “Alien versus Predator” mode, though you might ask which one is us and which them. Those really large parasites you’ll see wriggling across your flat-screen Sony as you scream “I can’t watch this!” (but do) are all helminths, better known as worms. Worldwide, intestinal worm infestation is pretty common, but mainly in underdeveloped countries where people have a bit more contact with raw sewage than we do here in Chicago (unless you swim in the river).

The helminths are the stars of “Monsters Inside Me” because they’re big enough to see without a microscope. When patients ask me to check them for parasites or report “something wriggling in my toilet,” it’s the helminths they have in mind. Obsessing about parasites, despite your best efforts your mind keeps rewinding to John Hurt’s untimely and utterly galvanizing death-by-parasite in the original “Alien.”

Despite studying parasites of all stripes in medical school and testing thousands of patients for them, I think I’ve seen fewer than a dozen cases of intestinal helminth infestation in my entire career. Most of these were in children who’d picked up a pinworm infection (E. vermicularis), little ones being very democratic about their anal hygiene. Pinworm intestinal infection is generally harmless, its main symptom itching around the anus. Treatment using a worm killer, called a vermifuge, wipes out the pinworms after one or two doses.

A second infection is hookworm, once prevalent in the southern US and caused by a combination of inadequate plumbing and a preference for barefootedness. Probably most of the characters in Erskine Caldwell’s novels like God’s Little Acre and Tobacco Road had hookworm. Through a very circuitous route, the worm enters through skin and ends up in the intestines. Once diagnosed it’s easy to treat. I’ve seen exactly one case of hookworm, in a returning Peace Corps worker who should have known better.

Other less common helminths are roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) and the scary looking tapeworm (several species), once common when we were sloppy with our meat, poultry, and fish preparation. Jewish grandmothers and great-grandmothers were frequently victims of fish tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium), infected by sampling their uncooked haddock while making gefilte fish. These days it’s our sushi/sashimi addiction that renders us susceptible to fish tapeworm. Given the amount of sushi we eat, though, the actual incidence of tapeworm is extremely rare.

What’s living inside me?
It’s these worms (and that TV show) that cause people to lie awake at night wondering what’s living inside them. Well stop wondering and go back to sleep. I want to emphasize that all of these are (a) rare, (b) easy to diagnose, and (c) fairly easy to treat.

You’ll not see the single-celled protozoa infestation stories much on TV. Characters visible only with a microscope just lack the panache, the stage presence, to terrify. However, it’s infections with these little buggers that we’re discussing today.

Doctors are in full agreement that two specific intestinal protozoa–ameba (E. histolytica) and giardia (G. Lamblia)–are troublemakers. Both are acquired by the unappetizing “fecal-oral” route of transmission, which is exactly what it sounds like (now go wash your hands). Most people don’t recall just where they might have acquired amebiasis or giardiasis, but as a general rule you get it from someone who didn’t wash hands after using the toilet. Campers occasionally get giardiasis from drinking water downstream from a herd of cattle. Both infections are manifested by a sudden onset of diarrhea. In the case of giardia, it can be quite explosive and lead to dehydration. Just about anyone who has sudden diarrhea after travelling that doesn’t respond to the routine antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea (Cipro, Xifaxan, Flagyl) should be tested for these protozoa.

Less agreement among physicians occurs with three other parasites: Endolimax nana, Dientamoeba fragilis, and Blastocystis hominis. For years, these three were considered harmless. Unfortunately, most lab technicians assigned to poop examination (a part-time job I myself held during medical school) are not well-trained in checking for them. It’s very likely a reasonable percentage of patients written off as irritable bowel syndrome/diarrhea dominant actually have an infection with one of these three. The main clues that their IBS is protozoan in origin are that the diarrhea emerges as a new event in their lives, unrelated to stress, and isn’t triggered by any particular foods. “I got traveler’s diarrhea while in Mexico and despite antibiotics, it never went away,” sends me a clear signal to check for parasites.

An easy fix
The combination of lab techs missing these parasites and physician disbelief that the three are troublemakers qualifies parasites for inclusion on our Commonly Missed Diagnosis list. Most of the really good parasite labs–Genova (formerly Great Smokies), Meta Metrix, Doctor’s Data, Meridian Valley–are virtually never used by physicians affiliated with large US medical centers, these doctors preferring to blindly trust their hospital labs. I remember one patient telling me how she handed her Genova parasite test result (showing heavy counts of dientamoeba and blastocystis) to her Northwestern gastroenterologist. He saw the lab and tossed it back without reading it, saying “This is garbage. Never heard of this lab. Bet you got it from a chiropractor.”  This, of course, can potentially lead to years of unnecessary diarrhea.

Nutritional guru Alan Gaby, MD, once remarked that if a patient has no access to one of the parasitology labs, she should take her specimen to a veterinarian and palm off her poop as belonging to her beloved pet. Veterinarians are much better than conventional physicians at diagnosing parasites.

Once a diagnosis of any of the three parasites is made, treatment is generally straightforward with an anti-parasite med like Flagyl (metronidazole), an antibiotic like the sulfa drug Bactrim, or a combination of these. After treatment for any parasite, whether it’s a helminth (worm) or a protozoan, a follow-up stool collection is mandatory to ensure it’s been completely eradicated.

Sleep well…

Be well,

David Edelberg, MD

162 thoughts on “Six Commonly Missed Diagnoses: Parasites

    Tony, you are so right. I would have never imagined in 2024 people would have to go through this. I have been dealing with it for over a year and cannot get anyone to hear what I am saying. I have become almost a self taught expert on all parasites and parasitic worms that my knowledge has even impressed my most recent dermatologist, who never completed a proper assessment…again…and continued with the psychosis diagnosis given over a year ago. I may fly to China and get a doctor there to complete a proper assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Posted March 8, 2024 at 2:56 am

    I want to respond to Anne Fischer August 1, 2021 posted at 10:50 pm. Anne, I agree 1 million percent. I am a Retired Army Veteran. I am educated with over 30 years as a Certified Firefighter/EMT-Intermediate and 4 years experience as an US Army Combat Lifesaver. I also have an Associates Degree in Health Science along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology with an Applied Specialization in Sociological Research in Healthcare and a minor in Social Psychology with a Psychological Focus (4 credits from a Double Major finances prevented). I worked for Veterans Healthcare Administration until I transferred to Veterans Benefits Administration where I was making $100K a year until I Retired from my second Federal Career.

    Needless to say, I may have had some Combat related Mental Health Disorders that I worked through and have not had any associated symptoms for 5+ years. However, I have worked with the Federal Government since I was 18 years old and have not used any form of drugs in my adult life. That being said, I have went through the same treatment and did contact an attorney when a Emergency Department Physician stood in the threshold, never entered my room, and proceeded to tell me I needed to check myself into a Psychiatric Hospital or “get off the Meth” as he turned and walked away from the doorway. I was insulted, embarrassed, and enraged all at the same time. I can promise as soon as I get a physician to overlook the unprofessional Doctors notes to finally conduct a proper physical assessment and provide a proper diagnosis, Dr. Nobody will be the first to get hit with a malpractice suit followed by the other 5 physicians who used his diagnosis and unprofessionalism as their basis for their duplicate diagnosis.’

    The Medical Review Boards and Writers of the DSM-V need to take this parasitic psychosis, drug induced parasichosis, and Morgoellon’s Disease away from these power tripping physicians without any sense of professionalism or bedside manners.

    Posted March 8, 2024 at 2:43 am

    I have this and it is making me crazy I have been to many doctors and nothing please I need help

    Wendy Heslop
    Posted March 11, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      Hi Wendy,

      WholeHealth Chicago can help. Contact the office at 773-296-6700 to see one of our many practitioners who are educated in parasites.

      WholeHealth Chicago
      Posted March 17, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    Toxoplasmosis is caused by Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite infection. It’s one of the most prevalent parasites that infect humans and animals when they eat spoiled or badly cooked meat. Furthermore, the disease can be passed from mother to infant during pregnancy and through contact with contaminated cat feces. Toxoplasma infection affects more than 60% of the world’s population and is a major public health concern.

    Central BioHub GmbH
    Posted October 21, 2022 at 10:14 am

      Yes, toxoplasmosis is definitely a public health concern. If you, or someone you know, is concerned that they may have this parasite, WholeHealth Chicago can both test and treat. You can give us a call at 773-296-6700.

      WholeHealth Chicago
      Posted October 21, 2022 at 11:39 am

    I’m a classic textbook case with moregellons disease. This has been going on for about 10 years now I stopped going to doctors 5 years ago after the humiliation and never ending runaround. I have systemic lupus. When the parasite problem began I developed psoriatic arthritis. Parasites will destroy your immune system, control your hormones causing you to crave sugar and become grouchy grouchy. Parasites are very active during the night making sleep impossible. They mate and reproduce during a full moon and are also very active during a new moon. The comments made about the biofilm are correct as I have heard. Parasites surround themselves with biofilm making it impossible for your immune system to reach and destroy them which is why you need to use herbal remedies and medicines. When the doctors and my family all turned their backs on me calling me a drug addict, delusional etc.. I was left to fend or myself trying all kinds of herbal remedies. When I use d them they were able to kill many parasites but these things multiply exponentially and I can no longer keep up with their rate of reproduction. They are in my hair in my nose in my mouth they have destroyed my teeth they are in my skin and all throughout my body I am sure they’re in every major organ and I feel like I’m just waiting to die. I can no longer tolerate herbal remedies because as soon as I take something the die off immediately makes me so sick that I cannot function for weeks at a time so I feel like there is no hope left for me but I would like to say that those of you who are seeing doctors and getting turned away need to keep records of all your visits and what they did for you which was probably nothing because if they haven’t examined you you have a right to sue and many lawyers will work with you financially if they see your case as solid. I think that if more people took some kind of action against these crazy doctors they may pay attention because money talks and bs walks. If anyone can tell me about something they have used besides black walnut and the traditional herbs that worked for them I would really appreciate finding out anything that you did that helped. I am living in New York right now and it’s so hard to find anyone that isn’t a pompous ass. I thank you all for sharing your stories because I’m convinced that doctors can’t help but people who have been through this can help thank you all.

    Anne Fischer
    Posted August 1, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    OHH my G.. I have had the same experience , I am miserable,. sick and loosing mind. Really, I feel delusional , detached, I am Active duty Navy I went to my medical provider for help, and I feel like i,m in a wild conspiracey movie. One doc will endorse and give me assuransce that they will get my the best treatment only to be reffered to another Dr. who tells me nothing is wrong there is no medical issue. The ER , 3 differnt doctors from base, I ENT specialaist , and a UROLOGIST NOT ONE SINGLE SAMPLE TAKEN , NOT ONE SINGLE SCAN OR THOROUGH EXAM, cant even get TRICARE to pay for medication THIS IS DISGUSTING ON ALL LEVELs I am now being ADMINISTRATIVE;LY SEPARATED for missing Dr appointments because My memory has deteriorted I feel tingles in my head , migraines, Mania, depreesion, I dont sleep and my communication and functioning daily is to the point I cant even function . broken speech, meemory loss, loss of motor skill, cognitive thinking , I am not the same as I was three yrs ago

    Posted May 6, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I found a PhD who does precise parasite testing and other lab tests. The website is parasite I am going to try to see if they can find anything.

    What irritates me is these labs all want u off of any meds, herbals, oils, most vitamins, etc. How do u stop taking parasite meds when u are gaining ground with each round of completed meds?? Like, do they not understand we are holding on by a thred here, lol!!!!

    Then he sends the results, quickly to your functional med, or other doc. He is so careful and FINDS 50% MORE parasites than the other top labs. And he’s cheaper. Please god, hope he can give me answers.

    Even though I have had confirmed eggs in my stool, the docs will only give me 1 one or 2 rounds and say, You are healed now….

    No. If u suffer from long term stress, your body acts like an HIV patient. It does not fight stuff off in a normal time frame. Maybe with telemedicine, we can see docs anywhere in the us and find better docs.

    The worm drugs are sold OTC in Mexico where they have a clue. I am about ready to buy meds from another country.

    Totally illegal, but so is not listening to sick patients…

    We need to document your doc visits where u asked for help and were told no. Then send the confirmation of parasite lab results to the state and national licensing boards as a complaint against that dr. U can easily file claims like this at no cost. They exist to protect our rights. U don’t need a lawyer or to pay fees.


    Posted October 30, 2020 at 1:48 am

    I have been suffering with round worm infection almost a year. Albendazole & Ivermectin didn’t work. I also tested positive for blastocystis Hominis. I’ve lost 25lbs down to only 109. I’ve experienced the same thing from Drs here in southern Oregon. I’ve tried otc parasite treatments with no luck. This has completely detailed my life, I’m so sick and weak experiencing many symptoms mentioned by others. I just can’t take another Dr telling me this doesn’t happen in America or that Albendazole cured it.

    Posted February 18, 2020 at 4:38 am

      Hi Martha. So to hear your suffering. We have a group on FB parasites inside me. It’s a battle we face together and together we can get each other through

      Posted February 23, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Hello All,

    I too have been battling this parasitic problem for about 2 years and finally feel like I have found the solution/cure. There is so much information I’d love to share with any and everyone who may be going through this. I reached out to one of the commenters on this post and we have shared battle stories. Long story short, it is a Biofilm problem. For one reason or another our biofilm has been compromised and the final solution for me was attacking the biofilm that the parasites had created – thereby allowing herbs and medicine to quickly wipe out stagnate and well protected colonies.
    The parasite is actually roundworm. Do a search on roundworm and there is a lot of information to learned about them. I have done water enemas and a whole host of supplements to eradicate this issue. If anyone would like to share stories and learn what I ended up doing to solve this problem; feel free to reach out to me at my email:

    Posted February 13, 2020 at 9:48 am

      Is the solution to long to post here on this site? Thank you.

      Posted March 24, 2020 at 11:58 am

    I feel like I’m slowly dying. I have a brain/muscle parasite. My primary just sent me a letter saying he’s done treating me, my infectious disease doctor says it’s all in my head. Even tho I have a lab report that says I have a round worm infection. What doctor will listen before I die or end up brain damaged or blind? I’m in Florida if anyone has found a good doctor please let me know! My symptoms are balance, confusion, muscle tremors back spasms and movement through out my body. Please please help

    Posted January 6, 2020 at 8:30 pm

      Hi Julie –
      Have you looked into meeting with a functional medicine doctor? Here’s a site that might help you find a provider:

      Hope this helps – best of luck to you!
      -Dr M

      Posted January 7, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Julie, you will be OK. Round worms can be eradicated. I know yo feel like crap but trust me, I have had parasites for at least 4 years. They don’t generally kill us, but you are right. They can cause very bad things. If you can’t get help from a doctor, fight the battle with help from the website Curezone. Here is the link. Type in roundworm treatment. Good luck!

      Posted January 31, 2020 at 11:13 am


      I shared my comment below but the root of the situation is that you have to attack the biofilm that the parasite(s) have created. Feel free to contact me at: and I can share everything that I did to eradicate this issue.

      Posted February 13, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      Join our group. FB. Parasites inside me

      Posted February 23, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Missouri worm victim here. I believe both hookworm and a flatworm. Called crazy by 99%. Trying for Washington University but not hopeful. Ivermectin didn’t work. Please, if you are in MO, contact me.
    I plan to publicly expose each of my doctors, for I have a community of 800k members administered by my best friend. Document everything!

    Jon C.
    Posted November 7, 2019 at 4:23 am

      Join our FB group. Parasites Inside me

      Posted February 23, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    I have been suffering with this problem for sometime now. I have something in my body, it’s in everything my car house boat it takes over and it looks just like it there is so much I’m leaving out but it you could only see it for yourself,help me please

    Jerry Hawkins
    Posted November 5, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    This was posted long ago so hopefully you guys have found relief. Everyone should do Candida, metal, chemical, liver/kidney, parasite and colon detoxes. Very critical for our health. And I have followed the blood type diet. My IBD is gone. I use to have chronic BV infections and eliminating all sugar, wheat and drinking chicory root has made that non existing. I smell like pineapple. I have healed leaky gut symptoms from a protocol with lglutamine. I do DR group herbal detox products. I hope this finds someone with help. Cleanse are soooooo critical for great health. Detoxing

    Posted October 7, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      I can attest that parasitology in this country is not where it should be. I have suffered from a parasite compromising my health since I traveled out of country to Cancun with my sister. I don’t know if it is one or if there are many, sometimes it feels like one and at other times, it feels like many parasites in my upper esophagus. The doctors, which have been many, can most assuredly see the internal damage where I have informed them the parasites move around. I have an atypical parasite as my parasite sometimes stays in further down in my stomach for a few days (if I’m extremely lucky) or hours and then begins an incessant migration up my esophagus and attaches itself to the where the nasal passages meet the throat. Very rarely, it well attach itself to where the ear canal connects to the throat. The doctors have been able to give no definitive answer despite all the visual evidence of the internal damage that it has inflicted. I had a bronchoscopy that showed nothing unusual. However, they completed a upper gi endoscopy on me and discovered internally that there were tons of cuts throughout my esophagus down to my upper stomach. They will not say its attributed to the parasite, yet, they cannot figure out why I dramatically keep losing blood and nutrients are completely depleted after a few months. It is not cancer, thank God, or any other “easily identifiable malady. ” So, they’ve literally given me no answers. In the beginning, I was hospitalized because the movement was so bad, I couldn’t eat or drink because of them. When the parasites moved the most, I was unable to eat for a short while. I had intermittent diarrhea and constipation. I tried so many things homeopathic remedies and diets, I shrunk down to half the size I once was. I would go back and forth between traditional doctors and naturopaths, no one could help me. I have reached a point where I am starting to believe this may never come to an end. I have been hospitalized 3 times, near death, because of this. I have reached out to anyone and everyone I could to no avail. I understand that there are people who may be delusional. But, then, there are others who are suffering through a neverending hellish nightmare that is inconceivable!!! And, worst yet, they’re looked at with contempt and incredulity because they bring health riddles that are perplexing and not easily solved with cookie cutter, outdated, treatments. What is truly inconceivable is when people are so adamant that they know everything when quite clearly, they’re lacking. I was told by one of my hospital’s parasitologists that parasites do not crawl up the throat, they simply don’t do that. However, as insomnia is a major symptom of parasitism, I began doing my own research into the topic of parasitic behaviour as I now have tons of hours to waste. After reviewing several peer review reports and scholarly journals, I discovered findings that there are a multitude of trematodes or flukes, helminths, and various other parasites that end up predating humans presenting with no esinophilia or no elevations in white cell counts. I was very glad to learn that there were others experiencing similar symptoms. The symptoms are intermittent diarrhea and constipation, the constant & neverending pain from it digging in my body including my esophagus, rear nasal passages, inner ears, left shoulder blade, and stomach, insomnia, hives/rashes, fevers, lumps in neck and/or lymph nodes, etc.I
      have noticed different behavior from the parasites depending on the shifts in my diet, such as, low sugar diets cause massive amounts of movement whereas high sugar diets cause infrequent movements. I explained that this thing moves around a lot, it almost never sits still, digging and rooting around my entire upper digestive system so by the time a treatment or medicine is to come, it has moved. I have not given up but it has definitely made it so much harder to fight through these things. I don’t expect any realistic help but I wanted my story out there for others to know that they’re not alone!!! I pray every day for a reprieve. This is something that will try your faith to the max and I have not forsaken Yahweh. So, don’t lose hope. God bless you all.

      Andrea H.
      Posted December 14, 2019 at 2:03 am

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        Posted February 23, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Dear Sharon,
    Would you please share exactly what you were given for medicine and the tea, from the Herbal store? This would help many others who are in need of a cure. Thank you for sharing!

    Posted May 28, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    My cat came in one day, and I was petting him, and when I did, he was close to my face, and then all of a sudden my nose started itching really bad, I went to the bathroom and blew my nose and these little clear tiny contact looking things with a black ring on them came out, I opened up my mouth and they were there too.I looked them up and they looked just like round worm parasites. I have several coons in my yard, and they carry them. I went to see a specialist that specializes in parasites a few weeks later, and she said it was all on my head, and there is no way that paricites will jump from animal to human, I said they didn’t jump, they flew off his coat when I was playing with his coat, he was right up on my face. Well needless to say she basically said that can’t happen, and walked out. A few weeks latter I started having problems with my nose bleeding, and felt like something was moving around in my gut. I kept blowing out of my nose blood and these long looking worm things, I know it sounds crazy but I showed one to my family and friends, they all said it looked like worms. Anyways instead of going to see another crack, I went to a Herbal Store and told her my problem, she gave me medicine pills and a special tea, I did that in a few days I found them in my bowel. My nose finally cleared up, and was parasite free. I DON’T KNOW WHY DOCTORS THINK THEY KNOW EVERYTHING, because they don’t!

    Posted May 8, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    wow, thank you for all of your stories. I started having problems July 4 2018-saw things sticking out of stool. I have done herbal 14 day cleanses (3-the max per year), salt water flushes, enemas (now I try 2/wk), tinctures, papaya seeds, garlic etc. I have had 3 neg stool tests (1 independent), my MD won’t see me anymore, GI doc thinks I’m nuts, naturopath didn’t help, coil therapy on abdomen. On first round of herbal cleanse a small tumor on my middle finger disappeared. My eyesight is getting worse daily, I am sore-right shoulder pain…basically sore and fatigued, hard to sleep, and fuzzy thoughts, anxiety. On weeks that I juice more I feel better and less pain. I see all types of worms and eggs in stools-and stool shapes are triangular and cut off at an end like an artery. There are brown worms with seams, tan string like worms, worms off of worms, worms with proboscis. Nothing in the parasite model photos on line! (and btw–I brought first specimen in and P.A. was freaked out but the doctor and lab shut her down & they wouldn’t take sample). Stomach gurgles. Itchy at night all over. Had an itchy rash for 2 weeks. Flagyl for tooth infection pulled out many worms and stopped rash. Some times after enema (bag not fleets) I don’t go again for days and then little pellets only. Haven’t had a long real bowel movement since June 2018. They are eating everything is what I’m thinking. Doctors need to realize that this IS a real issue in our world. Went to Cuba 2 years ago but extensive down south u.s.a travels last spring is where I think it started…wild caught fish, sushi etc. I am more holistic but at this point want pharma but no one will prescribe. I have 2 friends local with parasites but everyone else thinks we’re crazy

    Posted April 15, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Michelle, Have you gotten the help you needed yet. You need to find a doctor of traditional chinese medicine and get yourself treat with something to kill these worms.

      Posted November 21, 2019 at 1:26 am

    For patients like yourself, we follow the Klinghardt Parasite Protocol which consists of four prescription meds available from a compunding pharmacist taken simultaneously with a fifth med called Orap, basically an anti anxiety med that lessens Herxheimer reactions. You should be aboe to find someone in your area

    Dr E
    Posted March 28, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I just would like to tell you all Thank you for telling your stories and validateing that I’m not alone and crazy. For 6 months now I have seen 3 different er doctors at 3 different hospitals 2 urgent care doctors at 2 different urgent cares 1 infectious disease specialist and my family doctor numerous times as well as a dermatologist .With these following tests performed the o/parasite test done 7 times with MRI bloodwork done 4 times and a skin lesion peeformed All Tests Came Back NEGATIVE..My symtoms started about 6 months ago when I had a friend bring her new puppy over shortly after my house became infested with flea’s then about 10 days later was feeling sick (Flu type sick) I felt something also go into my eye as I slept. Ive had my left eye just watet for 3days my eyesight has declined as well as my body I hurt badly every single day I have seen several types of different worms in my stool I have skin lesions on my hands, wrists, ankles that you can clearly see the parasites coming thru my skin that then makes it incredibly itchy then leaves skin lesions from me scratching. I have collected and taken pictures to these drs for them to just go by and wholeheartedly believe what the lab says.. My whole life has changed and I have become very depressed by these parasites My memory is gone and with all of this I have lost 37 pounds in 6 months and Trust Me *I’m not trying too loose any weight. I also live in a very small town in MI and I’m gonna die from this if I don’t get some type of help I feel so helpless to say the least. Please if you could tell me what I can do from here to get help before it’s too late. Thank you very much

    Melanie Davis
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:11 pm

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      Posted February 23, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I have been unwell this year: In hind sight I believe I had pinworm infection in March of this year, which came and went through April.. on another note, I also have had weird pain sensations in my legs from my groin to my toes, varying from nerve pain to tendon pain and muscle pain and it migrated everyday somewhere else in the leg! I tested IGM positive for Lyme on 2 bands via my foot dr so my pcp treated with 3 weeks of doxy, to no avail because once I was off the medicine my symptoms increased ten fold and I’ve been dealing with them all summer while seeing Lyme literate dr while on doxy again… cd57 value crashed and has now recovered and I am coming off doxy, but my leg/foot etc pains still remain… I am doing a parasite cleanse right now, pin worms are active, but I still don’t know the reason for the pains? Neuro dr found nothing! Could it be parasites? Remaining symptoms are nightly raised body temp 99.5, migrating leg/foot/toe etc pain, with pins needle feeling in feet and hands- mostly left side but sometimes both, hands tingle and fall asleep in the night while sleeping, bottoms of feet hurt when going from sitting to standing for long periods, minor skin itching/sensations on face/body that comes and goes…. Could it all be from just be remaining pinworms? Any ideas what would cause the remaining symptoms? Any ideas or suggestions would greatly be appreciated! Hoping mimosa pudica and formula 1 will be enough to rid whatever is inside me! Would antibiotics be good as well?

    Posted November 20, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Sarah
    To the best of my knowledge B Hominis symptoms are limited to the digestive tract (nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, etc). Hashimoto’s on the other hand can cause all sorts of mischief including musculoskeletal issues.
    Get the Blastocystis fully cleared; get your TSH to about 1.0 using natural desiccated thyroid and see how you’re doing

    Dr E
    Posted October 22, 2018 at 10:40 am

    I have been unwell for a few mths with nausea diahhrea fatigue and other symptoms. The result of stool test was presence of parasites (blasto and). I have hashimotos so fatigue is nothing new but it is the other symptoms that puzzle me including muscle pain/discomfort notably in my chest. There is also a pain at the bottom of my shoulder blade, similar to that described by Sam in Oct 2015 post. I also have dry upper throat and nasal passage with dry cough and headaches. The muscle pains are persistent but the nausea and diahhrea come in cycles. Can these parasites cause the pain/discomfort i (and Sam) refer to in my chest and back (pain below shoulder blade as described by Sam) and also the dryness and cough?


    Posted October 8, 2018 at 6:45 am

    I’ve taken some of the best OTC Parasite killers and cleansers on Amazon. The list is, Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood, 14 day colon cleanse detox, and “Intestinal Pro.” For about 4 months I’ve noticed my stool becoming mushier and mushier. I had a feeling it might be parasites, until it seemed like I was having complete mal-absorption. I took all of those products I talked about at once and somewhat aggressively, along with some garlic cloves and pumpkin seeds. I passed from taking the high doses of cayenne pepper even though I eat that and hotsauce nearly every day. Long story short, I pooped out some clear squigglies and then I was sure there were parasites. Then the second elimination I did, there was one that looked like it might’ve been 4 inches long. It just didn’t look like mucoid plaque to me. When i drizzled it under water, it completely split open but didn’t look like it had any insides. This second time, I also had some little things that looked like granules. But from the looks of it, they were “flukes.” Around the time I developed mushy stool, I know the environment I was around probably was the culprit of these nasty things. Doing this all at once had me thinking I had severe colon problems that led me to schedule an appointment with a specialist. I felt sick in the most weird way. Like my body was weakened a little, and my stomach had a head cold. I had dirreah and pain in my stomach for several days on and off. After 3-4 days of being off, I havent had any symptoms of IBS (I didn’t mention that) and the first few inches of my stool have been firmer than when my problems developed 4 months ago which I consider excellent news. Right now I’m taking Tumeric and Astaxanthin. Those products I took all at once made me feel sick maybe because I killed to many things at once. I don’t know. I can document some more if more people want to know.

    Posted September 17, 2018 at 2:37 pm


    I’m sorry to bother you. 42 age Male Healthy no issues ever.

    I have type 4 and 5 stool on the Bristol chart for over 4 weeks with yellow mucus.

    I am also bloated, gasses, fatigue, loss of appetite.

    I have tested a GI Panel Stool Test includes 22 bacteria, viruses and parasites. Which came back negative. I have taken Bactrim for 7 days and also Flagyl for 10 Days but still have symptoms.

    What else can it be ?
    Please HELP, HELP, HELP !!!
    Thank you.

    List of 22 bacteria, viruses and parasites.

    John Kay
    Posted August 23, 2018 at 5:52 pm

      Hello John – This could be a myriad of digestive issues and I recommend working with a functional medicine trained doc to determine next steps. Assessments for leaky gut, SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome), and food sensitivities should be on the radar, in my opinion. Any physician or our nurse practitioner at WholeHealth can help, or you can use this resource to find a functional medicine provider near you:

      Best of luck to you,
      Dr M

      Posted August 27, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Hi Janet. There’s a doctor Omar Amin at parasitology center in Arizona who specializes in morgellons detection and treatment. It sounds like that’s what you have. You don’t need to travel you just send a stool sample. I’ve heard that this is a hard one to get diagnosed and treatment for. I hope he can help you out. I’m sorry about your condition and the doctors overlooking it. It’s a shame they do that but I guess if they don’t know what something is they don’t know how to treat it. Good luck with things.

    Posted July 21, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Janet
    You may have a condition called Morgellons Disease. For many victims, it is triggered by Lyme Disease so your first step is to get tested for Lyme. Ask your doctor for the Western Blot test. If positive, treating Lyme will help.
    If negative, you might benefit having a doctor order the medications in Klinghardt Parasite Protocol which you can find online. It works best when used with a medication called Pimozide which reduces symptoms as the parasites die off
    Good luck!
    Dr E

    Dr E
    Posted July 9, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    A year ago I became infected with TINY white worms thru facial sores (from non-malignant skin cancer). They have traveled everywhere: in nose, in ears, armpits, any (unfortunate) skin/fat folds, scalp, neck, tongue (eew!), and vagina and anus! I’ve had over 100 medical appointments, including urgent care and ERs. Lab tests come back as ‘unknown debris’. Well of course it’s unknown! Or why send to a lab? They are so thin–a small snip of a hair from a person with fine hair. If you try and grab them (when they’re sticking out, such as when I sweat) with tweezers, they usually pull back in before you get even a little nubbin. The only place I’ve been able to get whole ones are from the vagina, where they are often fully out, but they are so fragile I only been able to get two that are intact. The Dermo says they are just fibers, from toilet paper! But I have phone videos where you see them coming out of the skin! And they have a definite shape, unlike ‘pieces of toilet paper’! And toilet paper doesn’t magically extrude from ones’ skin! I even had one sticking out of an eyebrow when I was actually at an urgent care, and the doc said “YES! I see it!” But no one will commit these unknown ‘sightings’. At my local ER, I showed them the vagia video, the doc went off to confer with her superior, and came back with ‘we have never seen anything like this, and have absolutely no idea how to treat it!’ Then they referred me to an infectious diseases doc, where I had already tried to get into, and was told at that time, ‘no appointment without a referral’. So I get the referral from the ER, and was told, ‘no appointment without a diagnosis’! If anyone knew what it was, I wouldn’t have needed an ID doc. And the ER report said ‘Skin problem’!!!! No one will admit, in writing, the are clueless. I finally found a doctor; an old guy, old school, with a complete well rounded education, and who wasn’t trying to get out of the office in 30 seconds and to the next pa$ien$. Leslie Brandwin. Great guy who obviously was disturbed that he couldn’t help me–apologized three times! He wanted me to go to Hopkins, to a real parasitologist, which wasn’t an option for me, so wrote me a referral for a local doc that he said was the only person in the area (D.C.), who may be able to help me. Which is what I’m going to do. I just don’t understand why, when faced with an unknown, the doc thinks I’m crazy? Why can’t they understand that I just can’t parade my worms out right then and there, and why deny what they can see with their own eyes, albeit a video. How on earth could I possibly fake something like that–coming out of my skin?! I don’t present as a kook, I’ve been told on several occasions, but very aware and intelligent. So why the evasiveness, or downright disbelief? It just boggles my brain. Does anyone out there know anything about this worm? I’m truly frightened: I caught one wiggling across my eyeball, and if they’re in all these places, why not making pathways in my brain?

    Janet Coates
    Posted July 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      I too have the white things plus all the other stuff everyone on here has posted. An entomologist from our university says these are phorid flies, ie (drain flies), (coffin flies). However, he says they wouldn’t infest me like I describe. Then other universities say that they can and do. Just wanted to share that info.
      They are killing me. I’m still sick and looking for help but good luck everyone.

      Suzanne Rogers-Wilkinson
      Posted February 4, 2020 at 7:57 am

        Join our group on FB. Parasites Inside me

        Posted February 23, 2020 at 10:06 pm

      Did you ever get help from a Dr?

      Posted March 24, 2020 at 11:55 am

    There is a tiny worm infestation that is extremely contagious, you don’t have to have contact with a person to get it,call it a pin worm if you like it goes everywhere in the body eyes, ears, nose. After 2 1/2 years I finally found an easy cure, I tried everything known to man and it helped greatly, but because it goes everywhere you need something that not only kills it in the gut but the whole body, also since it is an epidemic you need something that you can continue to take that is not harmful so you can continue to take it for the rest of your life. I am 99% better, I want to share it with others, if this works for you please share, animals get this also, once a day I take Colostrum 500 mlg without food with a glass of water, and once a day I take Lactoferrin 250 mlg after food, I would take them at least 8hrs apart, these nutrients are also good for you. I fell on this by accident, and realized I was getting better, not sure exactly how it kills but I did a little research and found out that lactoferrin prevents Iron from being used by parasites, also these 2 things boost your immune system possibly boosting your own defenses. I was taking several things that I have been dropping and I am better than ever after several weeks on these 2 things. Please try if you have my symptoms, it may also work for other kinds of worms. If it works PLEASE pass it on.

    Carol Jones
    Posted June 1, 2018 at 12:22 am

    I find it interesting that I saw several infectious disease doctors for what I explained as coughing up “things” . none believed me call me the typical names – quest never found a thing o course they tested feces… I was coughing…. sent slides with dried sputum to a forensics lab… two different ones… they found crypto, mycoplasma and ascaris from my LUNGS. So what we need to be dead before a lab will consider it? I am mad! I do not have a spleen and I have been very sick….

    April Salem
    Posted April 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Iv had worm for 2 yrs and 6 months ago i got carpet beetle infestation.spught medical help vigarpuslty but instead of help i was sectioned.locked in mental hospital for 28 days and diagnosed as having a dillisional dissorder.2 yrs on im still trying to live and somehow survive the torturous so called life of mine

    Gary alec godwin
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 9:35 am

      Omg I feel your pain. I literally have dealt with fleas every year- this year it was worse. I had fleas, mites, possibly scabies, a carpet beetle larvae infestation (I swear these things are tiny and do live on our skin and eat our hair follicles) and now I have hookworms – and been to 13+ doctors in last 4 months they think I’m crazy but the sores on my arms ankles neck and the larva migrans tell the story. Yet I’m still technically undiagnosed. I am scheduled for stool samples this week – finally after 3 months of hell losing my job over it and about to lose my home now too all because of being so sick without a diagnosis. I have all the symptoms of the worms and the dermatologist and infectious disease dr didn’t recognize the worms in my skin – it’s pretty obvious. Plus I have told them I’m pulling worms out of my scabs, and I’ve seen them crawling under my skin. Sigh. Healthcare is a joke I swear I would’ve had better luck with a vet. In nature, animals evolve and change, and the environment changes too- yet they are so quick to discount anything- I had multiple things going on at once, so instead of reasoning the symptoms could mean a few different things they said it’s in my head see a psychiatrist. Wtf?!? And yet I have actual larva migrans and worms eggs bloody stool etc anemia swelling coughing up gooey egg things etc. it should not have taken 13 doctors for one to finally begrudgingly give me a stool test after begging him. I literally bought a microscope and was keeping all the specimens that were coming out of my skin because I had no idea what they were. It took a month before I could determine what kind of things I was looking at. (Carpet beetle larvae and molts, mites, and worms and eggs)… note people can have multiple things at a time. (Btw my condo complex sprays pesticides outside every year causing anything small enough to escape inside through the screens… plus our water is bad, and I walked in the beach barefoot, and I dealt with soil planting tomatoes, and my cats had worms so who knows which of these nightmares caused the parasites but it is some kind of hell) I actually feel the worms crawling under my skin – it’s all I can do to not get a scalpel and cut them out. I used to be so laidback and young and vivacious- now at 38 after the last few months I feel close to death… if only the doctors had diagnosed me sooner I would’ve been soooo much better off. Sigh. Healing energy to you all. If you don’t have your health life sucks.

      Posted October 18, 2019 at 1:41 am

        Ally have you found a remedy, diagnosis. Feel I’m suffering the same as you. I too can feel & see worms moving under my skin. Most times it hurts really bad, but they move in my forehead & itch terribly until they stop. They create sores on my skin, and the scabs are actually eggs & some of the scabs are outline of the worms, idk? I can see the body structure perfectly in these scabs. Sometimes they come out of my skin, just lil white things. The mucus out of my nose is also eggs and written larvae? I’m not sure. But i did manage to get a microscopic worm putt of chin under scab ass was perfect schistosome figure of both male and female. think i may also have rope worn d I’m listen to my stomach going crazy. My Life feels over. I’m exhausted ave weak. I have a boyfriend i haven’t been intimate in almost a year
        Hang in there, had to be hope miracles of some sort soon…I PRAY FOR US ALL

        Stacy Gronek
        Posted January 15, 2020 at 11:13 am

          Join our group on FB. Parasites inside me

          Posted February 23, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    My name is Denise and I too have suffered for many years with the same long list of symptoms, and for years have been told I’m in good health. For the past 5 years I didn’t have health ins. So I have neglected my body until now. I have found a great Dr.who from day 1 has ordered the test coinciding with each symptom so far i have OA in my shoulders,hips and hands and recently had a ct scan to determine if the cyst found in my wrist is cancer or not. And I have high blood pressure high cloresteral? Calcium and vitiam D deficit and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Now this. For the past two days I have felt nausea, bloating,belching and stomach pains, I thought it was from my meds, but I just had the most frightful thing happen. After having a bm I noticed odd chunks in the toilet and after a closer look and pulling out what looked like flesh I realize I have parts of some kind of worms and large ones at that. I am freaked out to see things that have eyes living inside me but I have no idea if I should be freaked out or from what I’ve read just relax it is a common thing.

    Denise sink
    Posted April 15, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    We use something similar with Genova Labs and it looks quite accurate. Best, of course, is to see the parasite under a microscope

    Dr E
    Posted April 6, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Dr. E, I have seen a number of practitioners recommend the GI-MAP stool test (from Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory) as this test is very comprehensive.

    What are your thoughts about this test?

    Posted April 1, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Patient-X, maybe they prefer to have patients come in for colonoscopy procedures than take antiparasitic medications.

    Posted February 20, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Hi Patient X
    To be honest, I have never heard of doctors trying to hide a parasite infection. They’re generally pleased to have found ‘something,’ especially when it can be treated. I suggest you simply ask the doctor who performed the procedure for an interpretation of what you saw. In addition, you can request the operative report which usually contains photographs

    Dr E
    Posted February 15, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I had a colonoscopy done recently at San Francisco General Hospital, and I clearly saw on the monitor the doctor detach and suck out a worm (leaving a perfectly round red ring on the wall of my cecum where it was attached), a dozen eggs clustered next to it, and a few tube worm segments from my cecum. Nobody in the room said anything and nothing was mentioned on the report. Doctors will actively hide the fact that you have a parasitic infection, and if you ask about it they will laugh at you. Why is that?

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 4:02 am

    I have been suffering since 2003, I am a nurse and my career was going just fine. I had to retire early. I had some itching and the most unusual symptoms of small, invisible flies, will come out my skin. others around you are affected in that they seem to play around your. ear and face and your legs. I captured some in my home at one time and the university identified them as fungus gnats. The problem has only intensified over the years and I have no social life. I put antibiotic ointment and prednisone cream, with minimum affect. After a couple of hours they are swarming again. Infectious Dr. didn’t believe me. Is it possible they are reproducing in my body. and causing me ear pain and muscle pain. I have had only one week of relief in 15 years, when a dr. ordered a shot of prednisone and rocephin, and gave me 10 days of avelox for a sinus infection.. Since then no relief, but I think it wasn’t a permanent and appropriate treatment long term I need help, any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Posted January 4, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Hi Cecilia –

      This sounds like such an awful struggle. Are you in the Chicago area? If so, I or any of my other physician colleagues would be happy to do a work-up.

      Best wishes to you,
      Dr M

      Posted January 8, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Hi Nina
    Yes, we treat a lot of BH using the triple therapy out of Australia.
    You can see any of our natural practitioners, but I’d be writing the prescription (which has to come from overseas)

    Dr E
    Posted December 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Hello Dr Edelburg, does your office offer treatment for BH? I have a stool report from a few years ago showing I have BH but my internist told me its non pathogenic. I insisted on medication and was prescribed Flagyl. This Flafyl treatment made no difference. My symptoms are primarily gas and bloating.

    Posted December 3, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Any idea what would cause flu like symptoms every 21 days?

    Posted November 25, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      George. Could be a number of infections. Probably best to speak with your local PCP.

      Dr. R
      Posted November 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I was changing my tortoises water, he likes the bathe in there as well as eat n poop in the same spot…and some of the water splashed into my eye. Long story short, a worm grew inside my eye. I’ve been to all kinda of doctors. I’ve even at a cat scan n mri done…as this thing has spread into my head. I get awful head pain n now have indentation in the back of my head. At this point, I fear the worst is coming. . I’m going to die from this. I can’t get treatment. Someone please help.

    Posted October 27, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Dr. E,

    I’ve had some odd symptoms for the past year. Before I left for China I had this ache in my lower abdomen and my doctor said it was stress related. When I came back to the US I still had this lower pain and dark green stools. I currently have shifting discomfort throughout my mid and lower abdomen with gas all day, everyday. I have a BM every day however each stool looks broken off from a previous stool. There is also some liquid substance that swirls around after a BM that my gastroenterologist said was probably just me shedding cells in my intestines.
    X-ray said I was constipated
    Blood tests came back fine
    Stool test came back fine
    Tested negative for celiacs
    What could this be?


    Phil Levos
    Posted June 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I had morgellons. I think it is related to Bartonella. It caused a lot of depression, anxiety, brain fog, etc. It also caused physical symptoms. If you cannot find the source of the parasites see a Lyme specialist. Ask the Lyme association in your to make a recomendation. I have been on 6 months of antibiotics and parasitic drugs and I am just now feeling better. I had the worst Herx reactions but kept on and the meds finally worked. If biaxin makes you fatigued it could be because of a bacteria or parasite dying and leaving toxins.

    Amy Hopkins
    Posted May 26, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Margaret Brewer Your daughter sounds like she might have a staph infection now from her flea bite??? I am going through a lot of these symptoms on here and I am starting all this research because like all of us on here I have been laughed out and shamed out of the ER as either a tweaker or crazy because of my sores all over. I know something is not right but I also know the Doctors are completely wrong with their diagnosis…

    I live in the Pacific Northwest I am 40 yr old and in the last 6 yrs my quality of life has gone down. My muscles ache and always sore. Balance I do not have. Clumsy I have always been but holy moly there comes a time when that is not even describing it anymore. I trip over everything! My symptoms have me all over the board to the point that when I go see Doctors now I scare them and I get the deer in the head light look. Or I have to tell them what some stuff is. I was in a major car accident and suffered a TBI (traumatic brain injury) causing memory loss which is why I can only say in the last 6 years. I believe though in the last 6 months my health has gone way down hill. I have been to the hospital and the ER in the last 2 months so many times I have had staph 3x in the last 1.5 months. I have been on the antibiotic bactrim way too much. fatigue does not even come close to describing the way I feel on most days.
    Overwhelmed with life definitely! I have been told I have fibromyalgia, bipolar depressant, pcos, gas, ibs, bloaty, sores all my body like staph, odor but not sure why cause I am a clean person, sleep issues, multi uti’s,overall my body always hurts aches stiff and I am curvy but not huge and I love being active but cannot be. I have children and it’s hard being a mom. I think infestation because I noticed this last week my puppies have worms and I was like hey wait a minute this all makes sense … and here I am researching a way. My youngest child has been showing signs of always being hungry and intestinal problems, dairy issues and impactment problems and her and I both get horrible charlie horse cramps in our calves all the time. Dr’s associate this to her as growing pains or low vitamin D she has even been tested for childhood cancer. Yet my head keeps going back to she eats like she has a tape worm. I bring this up to the Dr and they look at me like I am completely crazy.

    Posted May 22, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Well heres one cor ya my daughter had a flea go into her eye her eye swelled up went to er and of course they said something bit her yea we no that to make a long story short sores will pop up and little baby fleas black in color comes out now if a spot itches she squee it and puss come blowing out and it’s thick and leaves a deep hole what kind of hospital would you go to the Dr’s think we are crazy

    Margaret Brewer
    Posted April 23, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I can more than relate..Started 2006 in new home..Life has been hell since..I speak to Doctors..explain I know my body(Had a Catering Business for 8yrs) sick flu like one time.. Born Orlando fl.Lived texas traveled California.Moved to Germany 1984 Italy 1987 Indiana 1990 Move to Illinois 2004 and my health problems and HELL started in mid 2005 summer 2006??? Have lots of pictures and they seem to run in a cycle that changes with day night,,spring fall..And any bug or flower tree . I feel bad for all the other people who wrote and see no end..I WOULDN’T EVEN WISH THIS ON MY HUSBANDS X WIFE!!!!!!!!!

    Posted March 15, 2017 at 5:40 am

    The Lab tests do not test for all worms. The labs will send a negative back if the parasite comes up as unknown. The 1000 types there are for humans to get are not all tested for. If the lab does not test for a particular worm than they can not ID it, so they call it food or feces even if it is worms. I just found that out after spending hundreds of dollars at 3 labs. Ropeworms are different and dont show up. They are different class but doctors are divided if they are real. They are but they are hard to detect and are usually mistaken for body mucas. Good luck getting a doctors help. They think you are crazy because the tests are negative and they refuse to help me. I have been to 6. I see worms every day in stool but Doctors don’t look at stool.I have begged for help and get none, they will kill you so dont give up. Curezone has some help.I am still fighting but I need a prescription and docs wont give one so I take horse wormer.

    Posted March 13, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    DR.E Thank you so much I will talk to my doctor about the Lyme and to get it tested at a Lab lgeneX.I will be getting back with u after this test is done thank you .

    Kimberlin Nicks
    Posted March 13, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Your symptoms are very similar to a condition called Morgellons and recent research attributes this to Lyme Disease. Find a “Lyme Literate Physician” and get tested. The best test for Lyme is from a lab called IgeneX

    Dr E
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    thank you for pointing out that blasto is a problem. so many doctors disagree. I’ve been sick for 4 years with this. Finally they did a poop sample and it came positive for blasto in high numbers. unfortunately non of the antibiotics have killed this. Metronitazol was the worst for side effects. Also tried septra and Nitrazoxinade. There are many people just like me who are left in pain unable to kill this parasite. I hope more research is made into finding drugs that work. The Blastocystis foundation recognizes that once this parasite creates a biofilm the antibiotics struggle to penetrate the parasite.

    Posted March 9, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      hi Sarah Look into Lifestyle wellness its call RNA Ultimate Lyme Support System Extra Strength. I just order me a box Please read up on this and let me know what u come up with., I been feeling this for 12 years. I’m stepping out on faith I have no time left.

      Posted March 16, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Hi. I am very familiar with some of the symptoms posted. I have known I have worms in my stools since about 1 year ago. They are now visible through my skin and they are in my blood vessels. I have been treated like a kook and not believed by ER doc and my pcp did believe (hard to deny a sore on my knee with worm visible surrounding it but stool test came back negative so now I am a kook with him. I live in southwest Missouri in a very closed medical community (read:she’s a kook there so must be one here attitude) I am an RN with 25 years experience and I know worms when I see them and put them in stool test collection bottle, lots of them you do not have to try to find them there are lots of them ! I am afraid of death from these if not treated soon. I have reason to think, actually know they are in my lungs and head. Please please direct me to help. Is there anything I can get OTC to at least slow down progression ? Thank you for any reply. Gracie

    Grace Larbey
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Im sorry for your ordeal. You will see that Doctors are rarely educated about worms and the place to start is curezone.come under the parasite threads. Good luck. I still need help too.

      Posted March 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Gracie. Sorry your struggling. We have a forum on FB parasites Inside me. We are sharing info to assuage each other if you would like to join

      Posted February 23, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      Take some pure allicin and it will push them out of your skin. But he prepared to deal with the break outs from the pathogens being pushed out of your skin. Do not pick. . They will dry up. Spots will go away with time.

      Posted March 24, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Hi Kimberlin
    Ask your doctor to test you for chronic Lyme disease. Sometimes (but certainly not always), chronic Lyme patients describe symptoms similar to yours

    Dr E
    Posted March 3, 2017 at 9:12 am

    The true is not enough only prayer. I swallow a spider in 2004 please tell me is a spider a parasite or just a bug.My doctor have done stool testing on me blood work negative.Sent me to infectious disease specialist, I told the doctor what I swallow he said can’t no spider live inside of you and he walked me to the door without any test done on me. My doctor send me to the Mayo clinic the doctor told me the same thing spiders can’t live in you put the Mayo clinic took stool test negative.Here it is 2017. I continue to feel the same thing inside my body. Movement Everytime I eat the spider come out of its web back to his same place for 12 yrs and about 6 small spiders in my brain my lower right leg is know giving out on me and my eye sight is bad. How I know it’s a spider, I was sleeping and I felt it crawling across my face into my mouth it was on my bed pole I jumped up cough for hours looked all around my bed to find out what was that and I notice the spider webs on top corner of my bed poles, threw the years I have done about 15 to 20 cleaning the black walnut herbal dropped was the best it almost kill it. I have already written and planed my good byes. I I’m truly loved by my husband and stepson and family and my church family and friend and for you,thank you for taking out the time for reading the Truth. Know I ask of you to add me in your prayer.

    Kimberlin Nicks
    Posted March 2, 2017 at 1:47 am

      Try taking food grade diatomaceous earth in water every morning. It does not discriminate; it will grind up any insect. Also, try some Bentonite Clay to pull pathogen from intestinal wall. You can put one or two drops of Clive oil or tea tree oil in either mixture. Do this on empty stomach in the morning. Last, take 1/4 teaspoon of borax, I/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 10 drops of hydrogen peroxide 3% mixed together in a liter of water. You should get relief. No sugar or refined carbs.

      Posted March 24, 2020 at 11:19 am

        I’m doing this for real. I got my Bentonite Clay in the mail last week and thank you so much 🙂

        Posted March 8, 2021 at 1:31 am

    You’ve received very potent worm killing meds and these don’t need to be repeated. If you live in an urban area, I would suggest finding a practitioner experienced in either Western or Chinese herbs. These can be taken for long periods of time and eventually to kill anything in your system

    Dr E
    Posted February 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I got a threadworm problem last August 2016 and treat it with mendanazole and again two weeks after!It did not work so ba k toDrs and got advised to take it at twoper day for three days repeat adter two weeks! Have now had several cycles of this to no avail! January 2017 small blood coated worms coming out my nose!Back to Drs and blood tast mucos tests stool tests all negative! Went to hospital and given albe dazole 400 mg Nextmorni g coughed blood up with something in it! For the past weeks I am tired feel like ive got flu constipated memory problems eye problems Today out breath called ambulance all obs normal! paramedic did not believe I have parasites!advised me to go bk to my Dr!!!! who would enhoy worms in throat. ose lu gs…

    lynne A drews
    Posted February 26, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Sorry, but I really can’t help beyond the suggestion I gave you. Genova is the best lab for this and if you get the kit from them, they can determine what parasite you have and also tell you the med that will kill them

    Dr E
    Posted February 20, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      No Dr E they do not determine what parasite people have if they dont test for it. You and they steal peoples money by encouraging we pay for a kit that only tests for a few of the 100 type worms people get. Not only that, it cost more for a different kit they tell you to buy when the first one is negative. Then they tell you, “We have a test that will specifically identify the worm, since the stool test is negative, Send more money” Then that test comes back as undetermained, so it must be food undigested” What a scam! Yes some people get pinworm or tapeworm or whipworm Identified, but you and that lab know when we send in samples its because ropeworm isnt recognized and the money we send will be kept because a negative result means the test was performed. But that scam works on anyone who sends in anything and no one tellks us theres only a few wormss tested for and a negative result only means negative for the common worms the tests look for.NOT the worms or whaatever it is we haave, Then thaats it. Thats all ya get. No help at all unless we waste more money to get aanother negativce. Why can’t you help? Do you see patients? Or just answer online questions? What does one do when theey use a lab that can’t find a wworm? How do I find out what I haave? If your paatieent came in and showed you what looked like worms, aand you caan see theem, and tests were negative, would youy tell thgem the same thing you told me? “Sorry I cant help beyond Genova” You just allow them to haaave abnormal stool? I still have them and obviously they sssspreaad to others, do you caare about that?

      Posted September 29, 2019 at 12:23 am

        REB find a doctor of traditional chinese medicine and get them to put you on betel nut tea or products called earth pearls, lightening pearls and thunder pearls. You have to keep changing up the protocol to fight these and the battle is hard. Otherwise we die. The battle I face isn’t easy, I’m feeling very sick this full moon. You probably should consider acupuncture to deal with the pain. Forget the lab testing, these labs are not equipped to handle this nor is western medicine trained to help. Vermox will not work nor does Ivermox. It’s a hard battle don’t give up. I know your suffering and pain and forget the western medical doctors, they don’t study this in school and the parasitologists need a specimen otherwise they can’t assist and if the test should ever turn positive they prescribe Vermox, which was made for pinworm.

        Posted October 10, 2019 at 2:00 am

          Thank you Laura♡ your a queen.

          Posted December 24, 2019 at 9:55 am

            Join our group on FB. Parasites inside me.

            Posted February 23, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Hi REB
    You can order this test
    from Genova Labs. They have the best parasitologists in the country

    Dr E
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Thank you. I used this lab and paid a few hundred. They missed my parasites. Research has told me it took 8 seperate tests for one gal to get diagnosed. I can’t afford to keep getting these tests. I know what I see and would gladly send you pictures and pay you to try. I live in a small townand I am desperate, I can’t tell you how much I need your help. Can I not pay you with a credit card and send you samples? They are easy to get with an enema. I keep getting advice as to how easy it is but 2 years later, I cant get help. No one seems to want to back up claims of how well they successfully help, instead I get,”See your PCP” or use this or that” Will you take a sample from me? I will pay the costs. At least look at pictures by providing an email address I can send pics too and let me know if you have or have not seen these? Please?

      Posted February 17, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        REB if you are still with us. I know of someone who can help you. I had the same problem. Those with this problem need to be treated by a traditional doctor of chinese medicine. Western medicine does not have adequate testing or medicines to eradicate parasites. It is not a quick fix. It takes time, a special blend of herbs that are changed regularly and acupuncture to get rid of the parasites. I wish you luck and anybody else who is dealing with the issue.

        Posted September 10, 2019 at 4:36 pm

          Well if you meant still with u as in alive with active worms yes.I believe I have ropeworm, which is not recognized in the USA. There is no known way to eradicate them., not with any controled study that has proof backed by science. The fact I spent hundreds makes me so angry. I’m already ssick and can barely get through the daays as the worms make me weak. As for Dr E, its odd he or she won’t give their full name. Why is that? Obviously, they are not giving medical advice, I asked and was refused. I did get a reply wwith a plug for a lab “Dr E” says is the best. They steal your money because they know the tests will be negative and they take your money anyway. They only test for a handful of common worms, they dont test for ropeworm. There is no test. So they take your money knowing they can’t identify the worm but its legal for them because any sample you send in that is not a worm they specifically test for, renders an automatic negative result. That Lab doesnt tell you that they dont test for, or even know what ropeworms are. They dont tell you there is no way to get a positive test for what I haavve because they want tto take yoiur money and DR E knows it. I dont give a crap what I dont have I want to know WTF I do haVE THATS MAKING ME WEAK AND SICK AND IN PAIN AND CAUSING ABNORMAAL MATTER IN MY STOOL!

          Posted September 28, 2019 at 11:43 pm

      In order to open account you have to have a medical degree or medical office

      Posted February 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    With all due respect,I am here for a reason. I tried binging a plastic bag in to local Dr. It was hours old. He stepped back as if he was grossed out. He told me take it to lab. It was 11 hours old, they sent it out and 3 days later, neg test. The next 2 Drs. Same thing. 1 neg test. Then another and another. All done improperly, the time I collected and the plastic bag from my home is not protocall. I went to 2 Ers 1 “Lost” my sample 1 said “Go to PCP, nothing I can do” I even paid a doctor on HealthTap and once your tests are negative they dont believe me. The HealthTap Dr. stated”You need to admit you are wrong” But I ask what are they then.? No one knows. I eliminate them every day. I have to use enamas or I get impacted. Please, you say it is relativly simple, but not here. Let me send you pictures. I will pay you with a credit card. Please help me. I cant get help and they are going to kill me.I asked the HealthTap Dr, If I was wrong, no harm, but what if I’m right? Please its been 2 years. Cant I send and pay you? Please? I will send you pictures, worms eggs, bloody stool with mucus, Please at least look? The Health Tap Dr stated he will Prescribe if I have an ID. Please, Im begging you. Please save me.Can you Email an address I can send pis? Please?

    Posted February 14, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I have had 3 neg stool tests I see worms and my boyfriend has them. Doctors say I am wrong . Please tell me how to get an ID or Diagnosis. I have Oregon health plan. I will send pictures. I expel them every day.Please help me.

    Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:41 am

      REB. If you pass parasites in your stool as mentioned, collect a sample for analysis. The parasite can then be identified and a treatment protocol recommended.

      Dr. R
      Posted February 14, 2017 at 9:57 am

        Hello DR R. You do know that labcorp is not educated in this and there is NO lab that is laymen can get to that can identify by DNA right? People Are suffering daily in this country and we can’t get a doctor to help any of us. This is an epidemic that is largely ignored by American medical doctors. How do you suggest people get help if no one is educated to do so?

        Posted February 10, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    All good comments

    Posted February 12, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I feel crawling inside my neck. It has been going on for a couple years and everyone thinks it can’t be real. I have yet to go to the Dr because I know they will say its in my head. The crawling moves from one side to the other. Recently I tried squeezing and holding whatever it is and it felt like it moved to my brain. I got really dizzy and had to lay down. I want to skip the primary Dr process and go straight to a specialist to figure out what in the world it could be. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
    Heather Schmick

    Heather Schmick
    Posted January 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      Hi Heather – if you were going to consider a specialist, a neurologist would be a good place to start. However I would encourage you to get a thorough evaluation with a primary care physician trained in functional medicine. This way, a referral to a specialist would be based on more information. If you’re in the Chicago area, any doctor could help you at WholeHealth, or you could look at to find like-minded physicians in your area who could help.
      -Dr M

      Posted January 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

    This sounds like Morgellon’s Disease. See this article
    Since is associated with Lyme Disease, you should be able to find a doctor in your area who is comfortable testing you for lyme and treating both conditions

    Dr E
    Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:18 am

    My boyfriend and I have had experienced several different parasites we both thought we were going crazy seeing things that are unexplainable I know we have them for sure I have had so many urinary tract infections its unreal we tell the doctors all they want to do is drug tests on us recently our health has deteroaited he gary ended up in hospital for bleeding they said he had a parasite from the water he told them I had them to they said there was no way I steel go to emergency room cause my legs and feet swell so bad it can’t hardly walk they said it was an infection but no kind of antibiotic will help please help I can tell you the stages that these go through on each stage of there life cycle I also had something really scarey go into me by desolving into my leg have no idea what it is never found any info on the kind please help our lives my depend on you Brenda Estep 5418109203

    Brenda estep
    Posted November 27, 2016 at 10:43 am

    For all of you who are suffering… with so many ignorant doctors our there: please educate on yeast overgrowth in the body! Yeast can cause all these symptoms & more! Science is now making the connection between so many illnesses & yeast – even cancer! Do your research. There are even great videos on Youtube. STAY COMPLETELY AWAY FROM SUGAR & SIMPLE CARBS – these feed yeast!

    Posted July 27, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I have shared similar symptoms and have also had wholly inept assistance from mainstream biomedicine. However I have started to use diamatceous earth daily to detox from from parasites bacteria yeast endotoxins with progressive improvement

    Posted February 29, 2016 at 1:09 am

      That’s a great idea! Great benefits to that. I think I will try it

      Posted March 14, 2020 at 5:44 am

    Hello, the whole thing is going perfectly here and ofcourse
    every one is sharing facts, that’s genuinely good, keep up writing.

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    Posted January 8, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I have all the symptoms Sam states plus I cough up mucous when I cough and have to spit it up constantly and this round of symptoms I have severe left side deep in my chest pains it hits hard subsides then returns. This has been going on for 2 days this round. It started over a year ago. I seek medical help and get told it’s in my head they can’t find anything I’m paranoid or it’s a drug addiction problem.I have a girlfriend who has the same or worse symptoms she gets told the same thing by completely different doctors. I am scared and feel all alone in this nightmare. They almost had me convinced I was dillusional, I know this is real but have also been shamed by many even family that I’m overreacting it’s got to be me for some reason or another. I feel if I don’t get help I will end up dying especially as we speak with these severe chest ie heart pains because I have done a lot of researching on the Internet and know they get to the heart and brain which can be fatal if not treated.I have little money to even get Dr. Clark’s cleanse or the diagnose me report. But I will not give up until I am dead. Why doesn’t traditional medicine educate the medical community more on parasites? I do not understand…I need help but no one I have seen will take me serious. Suggestions please anyone…Thank you for reading

    Posted November 20, 2015 at 1:50 am

      Same experiences with doctors and family and friends. I have an appointment with a parasitologist at Emory Clinic of Travel Wellness November 12th, 2019. Their doctors informed me that general doctors and board certified specialist do not have the proper equipment or lab testing needed to diagnos a parasitic disease or “tropical disease”. Doctors in the USA do not realize or refuse to acknowledge that due to easier access to international travel, not to mention changes in climate (in 2018 GA had tropical like weather from March to October. Hot and an unusual excess of rain) that tropical diseases are no longer isolated to travel outside the US. Thankfully the CDC has established the NID unit. A field of study to educate 300 (small number) doctors to specialize in NEGLECTED INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Diseases thought to be found only in third world countries. But this program had just begun. How in the hell none of the 5 doctors I visited had no knowledge of this information but myself with only a two year college degree was able to find out about the NID division of the CDC truly scares the hell out of me. It has taken me 3 years to find a parasitologist and the Emory Clinic of Travel Wellness. They were very empathetic and with no hesitation told me to get a copy of my medical records from my existing physician and be at their office November 12th. I will be back here to share any info I receive after my appointment. In the meantime just get alot of rest, eat healthy, stop trying all the herbal or any other options available on the internet, and most importantly if after rest and minimal activity, you start to feel better, DO NOT RESUME EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES BECAUSE YOU THINK ITS OVER. Try to find a facility that specializes in tropical diseases. It does not matter if you have not traveled outside the US. THAT IS ALMOST MEDEVIAL MEDICAL THINKING.

      Cathy Warren
      Posted October 12, 2019 at 1:55 pm

        Wondering how your appointment went

        Posted March 14, 2020 at 5:43 am

    Sam, I’m sorry for how you feel. You explained your systems & concerns very well. I have muscle, joint pain, severe abdominal distention, insomia, & other less bothersome issues. I often find myself wondering if sharing all the info is more confusing or beneficial at dr apt. I’ve had it go both ways. Its especially concerning when visiting a specialist. I found a GP doctor that understand he doesn’t always have the answer but that doesn’t mean syptoms don’t exist. We keep trying new things. Thanks for reminding me to get back on d ribose/ Corvalen. It did help a little with muscle pain. Now I’m on riflaxin to see if my tesinal issue improves. Thank you for helping by sharing your post.

    Posted October 19, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    I have been going through a terrible ordeal. After years of research and recently a severe cold with a cough that has lingered for months I have concluded I may have an infestation. When I reflect back over the years I really cannot pin point when or how whatever is going on may have started. I am starting to believe I have had it for years and due to the natural aging process I am now experiencing more symptoms than ever. I am having a terrible time trying to convince my family care physician that something is terribly wrong despite a laundry list of symptoms. I do not understand the dismissive demeanor of the physicians over the years. We have all seen or read about illnesses that may occur out of the norm. I find it extremely ironic for professions that studied science as a major and refuse to acknowledge mutations occur and with the ever changing microbial word anything can happen to anyone.

    Here is a list of my symptoms as of today:

    Cough with an odor from my throat or lungs
    Four staph infections in the last two years
    Sore muscles, lungs..sometimes muscle fatigue to the point I can not stand or walk
    Lethargy, insomnia, constipation, severe bloating, gas, diarrhea
    Vaginal odor that started a few years ago. Boric Acid inserts eliminate this problem but must be used weekly.
    The odor will return or become more prominent after my cycle or intercourse.
    Watering and irritation of my left eye, eyesight has deteriorated rapidly over the past 4 years
    Athletes foot on both feet and my right hand
    Itchy rectum particularly at night
    Pain in my joints particularly my back
    There is a specific area of my back on the left side under my shoulder blade that feels like a tight muscle that needs to release. It sometimes takes my breath away if I breathe too deeply.
    Hard lumps under my skin in areas all over my body.
    Pain in my tailbone that can be debilitating.
    Poor memory
    Pain particularly in my right buttock down into my leg. Pain and or soreness in my forearms like I have spent all day doing exercises on just these muscles.
    Index, middle, and ring finger on my left hand has sharp burning sensation only present on the top of each finger..this one, as well as the forearm pain has subsided greatly with self massage.

    I have found intermittent relief from fatigue and muscle pain using magnesium chelated and d ribose.

    I was diagnosed with IBS in 2008, after years of diet and lifestyle changes was symptom free for a couple of years.

    I find this list ridiculous to say the least. I feel like a crazy person with hypochondria. After all the research I realize these symptoms are listed in tons of diagnosis. Because of this coupled with a lack of physicians in my area to help rule out anything I have been coping with a dark, gloomy, hopeless quality of life.

    I find myself analysing doctor visits I have experienced in recent years. I am left with burning questions and self blame.

    Sorry for the lengthy post, I do feel a little better now that I have made a list and shared it with someone. I would never take this entire list to a doctor for fear of judgement and invalidation.

    Posted October 15, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Omg. This is years later but have you found any relief. My list goes on !!!! Would love to swap info !

      Posted August 5, 2019 at 3:58 am

        HI Sam, I hope your doing better I am having similar problems after being infested with roundworm for 20+ years. I am seeing an excellent doctor of chinese medicine. I give her credit for saving my life. I’m still battling the vermon, which have harmed my body.

        Posted August 13, 2019 at 2:13 am

        Hi Alifie,
        I understand your probably in the same boat as me. Would be interested in swapping info

        Posted September 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm

          I’m having the same symptoms and, I also, dismissed it for a couple of years as “aging”. My family travels a lot and I spent 2 months in Puerto Rico a couple years ago. I even have a video of some type of organism coming out of my eye and the doctors still dismiss it as being parasitic.

          Posted October 7, 2019 at 1:02 pm

            JenHen. I went to Puerto Rico & shortly after started having an eye issue that I felt was a parasite. It’s been over 3 years and now I know it is. It’s in both eyes,my nose, I’m coughing up what looks like almost microscopic polliwogs and lots of foamy mucus and now are trying to burrow into my skin and lookkind of like a mole, but I can feel them and then I pick them out usually before they get too far. AND NOW it looks like I have roots & twicgs iny stool! Finally someone believed me. I had an MRI and I hope see the neurologist Tuesday. is what you have similar, and did you find out what it was?

            Posted May 3, 2020 at 11:33 am

      Hi Sam,
      I was bitten by a mosquito in Africa in 1997. I went 17 years undiagnosed and untreated. I was very, very sick with a cornucopia of symptoms that would come and go but I was always sick with something and always struggling with pain etc. It turned out after many years of suffering that I have Lyme disease, Babesia and Bartonella. Of course not all but many people who get bitten by ticks or depending where you live mosquitoes
      unfortunately get sick with one or more of these diseases. I have no idea what you have but look up symptoms of Lyme disease and co-infections and see if your symptoms match. You never know you might find your answers. I wish you the best.
      I am still fighting the good fight almost 22 years later. I am not cured but I am able to cope now and have some quality of life. I wish you all things wonderful.

      Posted October 8, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      I have been suffering the same symptoms listed by you. I suffer more advanced ailments than anybody else living in the same home. Now they are starting to suffer as I have, but not as often or to the degree of illness I have. Let me point out that I am the “head of the household” in charge of cleaning, laundry, and meal preparation until 2 weeks ago. I quit. I have an appointment with a parasitologist at Emory clinic of travel wellness November 12th, 2019. I will revisit this site with information after my appointment. Maybe a black fly that infects people with a worm parasite causing an infection known as onchoceriasis or in common terms “river blindness disease”. This was believed to only exist in Africa, Latin America, etc. When I first ran across this possible parasitic infection on the World Health Organization website and the CDC website it was still listed as a parasite not likely found in the United States. Upon further reading this fly and parasite have been a problem in the USA for some time.

      Cathy Warren
      Posted October 12, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      Hi Sam. Wow I’m so sorry, sounds just like the pain I was going through. I ended up finding out i had mold and fungus in me. Not too many doctors acknowledge this because they arent taught anything about this in medical school. I had a sputum test done and that’s how they found it. It causes inflammation EVERYWHERE in the human body along with that is extreme pain and a million symptoms. I found there was mold in between my apartment walls i had no clue about.i hope you can find some answers.

      Deena Bayer
      Posted December 18, 2019 at 2:08 pm

        Coffee enemas will help with that too!

        April Panknin
        Posted December 20, 2019 at 7:34 pm

        When you had the sputum test were they testing for mold and fungus specifically or what was the name of the test?

        Posted December 30, 2020 at 7:19 am

      Oh also Sam, fungus and mold create their own parasites once inside the human body as well. Look up something called Ropeworms.

      Deena Bayer
      Posted December 18, 2019 at 2:10 pm

        There is no such things as ‘Ropeworms’. That’s a myth created by the folks who sell chlorine dioxide or MMS.

        The ‘ropeworms’ are actually the LINING OF YOUR INTESTINE coming out in pieces — the biofilm — due to the MMS destroying the lining.

        Posted January 7, 2021 at 1:57 pm

          Have you ever had ropeworms yourself? Have you ever saw a rope worm?

          Posted February 14, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    We use Meridian Labs which outsources to Doctor’s Data for their stool analysis.

    Dr. R
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Which stool test does your office recommend?

    Which of these is best: Genova Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 W/Parasitology


    Doctor’s data Comprehensive Stool Analysis w/Parasitology x3


    Posted July 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Actually, veterinarians miss macroparasites a fair amount of times, and not for lack of looking but rather limitation of the test used.

    One typical way to detect macroparasites in pets (such as roundworms, the subject of this story) is to look for ova (eggs) in the pet’s stool sample. But these don’t always turn up, even with multiple samples. Several years ago, when my dog suffered from intermittent diarrhea over several months, I didn’t get an accurate diagnosis from the vet until I found a very much alive and kicking 4-inch roundworm in the dog’s stool, which I bagged and later handed to my vet. “Sterile females or males only” was my vet’s mumbled explanation why the worms weren’t detected previously despite several specimens having been brought in; he added that this “occasionally happens”. Happy ending: once diagnosed, medication quickly solved that problem and the dog was back to normal.

    Wonder if this same test limitation doesn’t occur in people, as well, even when a well-informed physician wil take the time to order tests to look for parasites as done by a reputable lab?

    Posted June 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Re: gastroenterologists comment about “garbage.” (See prior article on “Arrogant Doctors.”)

    Posted June 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Parasites are very, very common here in the US. I personally suffered many years not knowing about these little creatures. I find it ironic that we de-worm our dogs twice a year but never consider this for ourselves. Humans should de-worm too… even in industrialized countries.

    Posted June 12, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Who helped you I am very sick I feel crawling and weird stuff expelling from my body it has mess with my eyesight hearing a list of thing every since I was bitten I believe in Jamiva I have been to doctor after doctor yelling me I am dellisional my name is Sonya I am desepart I feel I am dying a slow painful suffering death 708 560 q1389

      Sonya Swann
      Posted September 13, 2019 at 12:08 pm

        Please start with a fast, look up the herbs & plants that kill parasites, stay away from grains & any sugars including fruit until you’re better, get some help from hannasherbshop online, they sell tinctures that WORK(I had Tghondii & blood fluke) order Parazide Clenz from iherb online, eat lots of raw garlic & use apple cider vinegar

        KC G.
        Posted September 28, 2019 at 11:33 pm

        Hi Sonya,

        I was bitten by a mosquito in Africa in 1997. I went 17 years undiagnosed and untreated. I was very, very sick with a cornucopia of symptoms that would come and go but I was always sick with something and always struggling with pain etc. It turned out after many years of suffering that I have Lyme disease, Babesia and Bartonella. Of course not all but many people who get bitten by ticks or depending where you live mosquitoes
        unfortunately get sick with one or more of these diseases. I have no idea what you have but look up symptoms of Lyme disease and co-infections and see if your symptoms match. You never know you might find your answers. I wish you the best.
        I am still fighting the good fight almost 22 years later. I am not cured but I am able to cope now and have some quality of life. I wish you all things wonderful.

        Posted October 8, 2019 at 6:15 pm

          I ‘ve heard about a new technology using vibrational frequenters that are supposed to help disrupt the parasites, so the body can attack them more easily. Apparently you can connect with an operator of one of the scans, get a remote unit, and do it online with them. You might check out videos of an AO scan. Hope it helps.

          Posted October 18, 2019 at 3:11 pm

            Thank you. I’ll check it out

            Posted March 14, 2020 at 4:54 am

        I am right there with you.
        It is hell.
        I’m a scientist and they’re calling me crazy, too. I’m worried that my daughter is not far behind me, so of course I’m not a concerned mom, but have munchausens

        Posted October 11, 2019 at 3:17 am

          I feel this. I’m in a doctoral program right now in psychology where we deal with diagnoses as well and they’re treating me like I’m 1- not knowledgeable about the diagnosis process and jumping the gun to conclusions and 2- psychotic (ironically, enough that’s in my field, not yours so if I can’t bring up a conclusion from your field, then you should stick to your specialty as well). I’m not even anxious about my health, my past mental health problems have all wanted to kill me, certainly not overprotect my health. I’m annoyed bc I’ve been sick so long and now have debilitating symptoms that affect my performance at school, so I’m back at the doctors for like the 50th time with a new specialist and still parasites are taboo to even mention so idk what I’m supposed to do either. It’s like do I just wait until it’s septic and die and then have my parents sue you, is that how this works? Like how do people even get treatment here? I honestly have lost motivation to see any doctors but I know I’m just getting worse.

          Emily Ferron
          Posted March 18, 2020 at 9:19 pm

            Wow your story is mine. I’m ready to picket in protest outside the ER Rooms that have completely denormalized me. I want to sue so badly. I’m in so much pain now I can hardly walk. I want to die. I have no help. No family. No friends. I want to just die. My life is gone.

            Hillary Livingston
            Posted September 11, 2020 at 9:20 am

            Hillary did you ever get help? And can i ask you what happened and what kind of parasites do you have, I have been to the ER twice my doctor 3 times. Kicked out of the ER both times and now my doc wants me to see a shrink and I have proof I have taken numerous pictures.

            James Brooks
            Posted January 30, 2021 at 3:10 am

            Me too! It 7 years but the suffering you are going through and the fear.

            Jennifer Bishop
            Posted March 1, 2021 at 4:50 am

        I had the same treatment from doctors. Unless you have always had obsessive thoughts, you most likely have many different parasites that need to be dealt with.
        Find a doctor who listens.
        Best treatment (you must get. Better doctor)is Biltricide. You need to take according to body weight.Generic name is Praziquantel.
        Then 500mg Vermox
        Abenzadole see for dose
        Daktarin oral Gel
        Tinidazole. Take each drug no more than every 3 monthly and find out if you can alternate every month.
        You should get tested for lyme, rickettsia, schistosomiasis.

        Hillel Abrahams
        Posted November 11, 2019 at 1:35 pm

          The issue is that doctors don’t listen. They have no training at all In this field. This must be a requirement and I will be contacting every senator regarding that. I too am victim to this nightmare. I have had 4 surgeries and numerous doctors in the last year. They act like your crazy due to their ignorance. When all else fails go to Johns Hopkins ER or University of NC ER. Praziquantel or Albendazole is the preferred meds for most of the species. The proper dosage and times must be followed. Unfortunately the doc I had didn’t give me the proper dosage or times so it didn’t work. I figured it out through research. Don’t stop finding doctors. Someone will eventual listen. I’ve seen probably 50 docs this year with more than 22 scans and they couldn’t figure out my issue. Even when I discovered what my issue was the doc said it didn’t happen in the us. Maybe a third world country but not here. Well I am proof it does happen here. Our meats are NOT from the US. The meats imported, if processed in the US, will have a “product of USA” on it. It’s misleading and our congress enacted this in 2015. It’s called COOL. Country of origin label. This bill was reversed which used to require the origin of meat. Now it don’t. I will be organizing once healed to fight our congress to change this. And if ya want to help I’m game. 540-903-9529.

          Posted December 26, 2019 at 6:56 am

            Yes please get this policy changed. It is unethical to not disclose where our food comes from. whether it’s processed in China etc. I do know they send large tankers full of live cows pigs and chickens to be processed & packaged in China and then actually shipped back here to be sold. I can’t imagine the harsh treatment they experience.

            Posted March 14, 2020 at 4:58 am

          None of these doctors will even consider testing for parasites. So how then can we get prescriptions for these meds? Im considering hoing to tractor supply to buy some ivermectin for horses. I’ve been dealing with these monsters for 7 years now. Some days my entire body is crawling. In eyes, nose, ears,mouth, even feeling twitching type of spasm in heart. Scared!!!

          Lorna Sundara
          Posted February 19, 2020 at 6:31 am

            Forgot to mention that smoking makes condition worse. Can actually feel a mite like parasite come out when i exhale while breathing. About 5 minutes after my cigarette and they feel like they go into my eyes,ears,and nose. Idk? Just need help. Also was bitten by tick and was told i had lymes. Im on doxycycline for life. 1 tab 1 time daily prescribed by infectious disease doc. Lmao. Who knows!

            Lorna Sundara
            Posted February 19, 2020 at 6:38 am

            Praziquantel 49-50 mg/kg (per kg of weight). I got schistomiasis after swimming in Atlantic..Aug.2020. They itch and burn.

            Posted December 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm

            Sorry, no sympathy. If you’re CHOOSING to smoke, you’re basically choosing to commit suicide. That’s your fault, don’t blame it on parasites…

            Posted January 7, 2021 at 1:41 pm

            Me too. Everything you’ve said. I’m so scared too. Incredible pains. Want to die. Have no help. No friends or family.

            Hillary Livingston
            Posted September 11, 2020 at 9:24 am

            Hi Hillary,
            I’m terribly sorry to hear how much you’re suffering. Can I offer you a telemedicine visit with one of our functional medicine practitioners? Please call 773-296-6700 to set this up.
            Best wishes, and I hope we can help you get to the bottom of this.
            -Dr M

            Posted September 21, 2020 at 8:47 am

            Me too! It 7 years but the suffering you are going through and the fear.

            Jennifer Bishop
            Posted March 1, 2021 at 4:48 am

            Me too! It hasn’t been 7 years but the suffering you are going through and the fear.

            Jennifer Bishop
            Posted March 1, 2021 at 4:53 am

            Omg I feel this… my doctors won’t listen to me. I am starting to be able to see them move. Sometimes its like an itching feeling coming from the inside of my skin, they’re all through my body but all tests they’ve done come back negitve. I can’t live like this. My body is crawling all the time, they’re literally all through my body, I can feel them everywhere

            Posted March 9, 2021 at 9:54 am

          YOU ARE AN ANGEL!

          Posted December 20, 2020 at 6:48 am

        I had the same thing. Went to doctor to doctor. I’m delusional. I’m on drugs. That’s what everyone thought. In my family not one person. Wanted to give me a blood test. Finally, I found an awesome dermatologist. To get a culture of my scalp. Which is where I was having the problem. And it came back. To be staff It could have gotten worse and turned into MRSA. Which is life threatening. Try to find. A Christian dermatologist I went to several. And found a nice dermatologist in Austin, Texas and its Evans Dermatology they were so nice and inexpensive that is why they started their practice. So people like me to go to the dermatologist.

        Posted February 4, 2020 at 12:22 pm

          U also live in Austin Tx.They are forward thinking and open minded. And in this ridiculous time of doctors incapable of thinking for themselves, our medical care in the U.S. is horrid. I have had parasites and have lived and traveled all over the world. Dr Castanada of Niceville FL. dismissed me because I had an ascaris worm in a bag that filled up half a lg plastic bag. I have pictures of liver flukes in the toilet. They all call u liars.Doctors are incompetent and where does this higher than mighty come from. Their
          lack of knowledge is a shame and killing Americans.

          Lori Shields Hill
          Posted September 18, 2020 at 6:09 am

            “They are forward thinking and open minded.”

            In Austin, TX. That was funny…

            Posted January 7, 2021 at 1:48 pm

        I’m here with you Hillary! I’m a RN myself no history of mental illness! I have my shit together and I’ve been to 5 different huge hospitals and they blew me off, one told be to eat more fiber, one told me to lay off the meth, ( never done that In my life) and the other seemed to really hear me he looked at the pics and said wow this is disturbing, then left the room and never saw him again, different doc came in and said labs were good and to have less stress in life! Well they forgot to shut the computer off leaving my labs open to see and I saw red markers and as a nurse I know that’s flagging something and my red blood cell count was crazy high! But yet they told me labs were good! I feel like there’s something bigger going on, every single visit all 5 had odd things happen and doctors caught in straight up lies!! My mom and dad blow me off and I begged my mom to hear and see me and it but she has a excuse of what something is for everything I show her! And my husband thinks I’m nuts and shuts me down! To where I don’t bring it up cause it will cause a major fight! The only thing I have thankgod is my girlfriend, she hears me she sees it , and without her I’d be dead! I have a son and I see it in him too so clearly! What are they hiding ( and I don’t even really know who they is! But some of the videos I have are freaky and obvious! From itchy skin so crawling in hair and inside my nose my and inside my mouth by cheeks and jaw seems to have holes up jaw line like something is tunneling! I’m scared tired, tortured and terrified and I’ve begged god to just please end it and take me!! It’s been since sept 2017 of pure torture! So Hillary your not alone!! Talk to me anytime 2086208900 I live in Idaho. People should post where y’all live to get a better idea of which areas and states are incompetent ! I had one Er doc say the parasites don’t leave the stomach!! I laughed at him and Called him a idiot and told him to go back to clown Collage or ask for your money back cuz they failed u

        Lauren white
        Posted December 1, 2020 at 12:35 pm

          Hi Lauren my name is Heather and my husband’s name is Mike. I’ve been reading thru all the comments and it’s like we are all living somewhat of ye same lives. I have been desperately googling information for so long and have been to the ER twice and we were both basically ushered out the doors with laughter and whispering behind us. One Dr told my husband he had cellulitis, well, I have had cellulitis a little over a year ago on the right side of my belly, it was the size of a softball within a couple days and horribly painful which I endured with absolutely nothing for pain or any antibiotics because I told the ER Dr that I was allergic I sulpha drugs and he prescribed BACTRIM to me anyway after dismissing my claim of the allergy which include vomiting, high fever and turning red all over, so I KNOW it wasn’t cellulitis. I believe we have liver flukes, idk how except we are some undercooked fresh water fish at a friend house about 2 months before symptoms started tearing their ugly heads. My husband and I were living in a motel in Columbia, SC where we are from and it wasn’t the cleanest of places so my mind started wandering about every single thing. I’m sorry if I’m going on but I have to get this out because I’ve even went as far as going to a psychic because I thought someone put Roots(a curse) on us. I have OCD so before I get in the bed I will sweep the entire room carpet, not even a piece of fuzz is left. So every morning I would get up I would find these little “stones” that look like teeny lizard heads, sounds crazy but I have a collection of the little guys. It didn’t dawn on me at first and it wasn’t making sense to what I was finding. I do have to admit that we are recovering meth users so I thought maybe I was delusional because at the time, my husband thought it was in my head and he reason for that is one night I felt something in my eyes almost like it crawled or slithered or whatever they do up to the corner of my eye and then went in. Being high on meth and thinking that could make someone panic real quick but I like to be able to prove my mind wrong so I went to the mirror, just FYI I have never ever picked my face or eyes or anything when I was getting high so this was out of the ordinary for me. I saw them, I felt them and they either bite when threatened or dig their spiny covers bodies in not sure but I know it hurts really really bad. Those wasnt my imagination, this was real. I started googling parasites for some reason and the one that was identical to what I have found in that room and what we’ve seen outlines in our skin is the liver fluke. Along with the little heads I started noticing small pieces of “plastic” like when you tear open a disposable spoon or fork, just a little slither. I examine everything and when I started looking at these pieces of “plastic” they look very familiar. I found 2 heads one day and a small piece of the clear plastic looking material, I out it together and they all fit perfectly, this was my first whole one I found and I was relieved, it wasn’t in my head, it wasn’t the drugs it was a liver fluke. My husband started having symptoms too and he then believed me. These creatures when being threatened in any way have “soldiers” that come to their aid by “spitting” these little strands that resemble thread but feel waxy and make it impossible to get to the parasite. I tried to stop one from going into my ee one night so I held it with my finger pretty tight and it fought by “biting” my eye and that was the real first horrific pain I had inflicted on my body by this tiny little creature setting up house like it was on vacation in the Hamptons and I was an intruder. Their bodies, as you probably know, are covered in spine-like anchors or movers. When you try to evict them their “mob thugs” jump into action and you can actually see the outlines of them arriving at the scene like they are arriving at a rumble. It was like “Westside Story” starring The Liver Fluke Mob and their Henchmen. I’m sorry if it sounds like I’m making light of these situations but since May 2020 we have been suffering and I had finally decided that this was something we were going to have to live with like it or not. It’s not only the Fluke Mob we deal with I also have been losing my hair because one of their relatives are in my scalp, just not exactly sure which ones. They mimic everything they are on and they live between our skin and the fat and tendons I think, can’t recall at the moment. They are in any kind of hair on our body and they knot the hair up, it’s really strange. My husband has them in his head and I can see the outline of them. I read that they affect men 600x worse than women, I think that number if correct but it gives them terrible memory loss, anger and a few other things. I have seen what appears to be worm castings in my stool, I even took a picture to show the Dr but he had already dismissed me so he didn’t have time for me to find the picture. He was in the room with me all of 10 minutes and sent me home with paperwork say undefined illness. He said the only cases are in Asia, never in the US, he looked younger than Doogie Howser. I KNOW he felt my glare from his patronism. That’s the day my husband was diagnosed with cellulitis because his cheek was swollen from trying to dig this escape artist out. Malpractice and poor bedside
          manner. We went a second time to a different hospital and I’m always very honest when it come to my drug use so now I had Doogie 2nd raising one eyebrow at me and dismissing my claims. I felt humiliated so I haven’t been back to any Drs or ERs but my husband went one more time and his paperwork actually had “stop smoking meth” as one of his at home instructions. I was livid, what Dr says that like that?? Symptoms come and go, they are back right now in my eyes, they have bored holes in the corners of my eyes and I feel that tickle when clock in and clock out. They are in my nose which really painful, I have stabbing , debilitating pains in my hips at times, they are visible in my legs and feet, and btw I have a very serious blood clot problem caused by a faulty IVC FILTER and this really concerns me. I am going to be a new Grandmother in June 2021 and I am desparate for my husband and I to be rid of our “tenants”. This is the first sigh of relief I’ve had since May 2020. I’m sorry if I have offended anyone with humoring my story but I have to, I feel like I’m going to completely wig out one day. I have so much more to say but I think this is enough for now ????. One more thing, may I also call you sometime? I promise I won’t be this long winded lol. Thank you everyone for letting me turn my venting into a mini series. God Bless everyone and have a safe and Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year!!

          Heather Nettles
          Posted December 18, 2020 at 5:03 am

      I for one do have tiny worms crawling inside my facial area under the eye and nose. I feel this while early hours very still.i was told I had a 3rd world parasite in my intestines when I was right years old. By Dr Zing in Kennewick Washington about 12 years ago. I’ve been bitten by ticks here in the south. No one here knows of this parasite I deal with. I need professional help ,but no income to travel or pay expenses. Please help. I do have itching in my rectum. I feel full in the brain area.i have swollen joints. Please help.medicaid is all I

      Helen Rojas
      Posted January 20, 2020 at 7:21 am

      Sonya and anyone else looking for help! DR.KARJOO orange county, calif. can reassure many of you that you are not delusional. he is the doctor who has researched the still controversial disease called ‘Morgellons’. his wife works with him and together they have spent their lives researching this ‘delusional disease’ and have found it is not delusional and is treatable. Google it! I saw him personally and his wife. they are straight forward, respectful and don’t waste time. 5 years ago they didn’t accept insurance, however, their fees and medication fees were within reach and pretty sure the medical board has approved it is a real disease.(it took over 40 years!) although not all medical doctors except it.(they’re delusional!lol) there are clinics now and more doctors so possibly insurance may cover it. Google it. its impt to be an active patient w/your health, who else is gonna do it? not all of you fit the morgellons description but it doesn’t mean you’re a Nutter either!
      oh while I have the floor I have had ulcers/lesions on my leg I’m not a diabetic nevertheless Iss tried everything to heal..over a yeAR…and found for myself…and then a neighbor who had an injury on his shin that turned into ugly staff, and fungus and so painful. not healing after 9 months working with his doctor …SILVER COLLOIDS 2000 ppm by HEALING WAYS. IM not a doctor and am not giving advice, just saying w/in 24 hours the healing process began….and set me free. and my neighbor healed as well. when all else failed… I had nothing to lose and I won. ive tried other silver colloids and this product I think is the best. and no I have absolutely no association with them other than a customer. 2oz is under $20.00. health food stores carry it…share share share. best of health!

      Posted February 24, 2020 at 3:01 pm

        Did you apply it topically or internally or both?
        I have small itchy sores that may be in clusters like the Milky Way at times. Used to be on my arms to a lesser degree and now have progressed to my lower legs. They are like tiny itchy vesicles that take forever to heal. I have no idea what they are

        Posted March 14, 2020 at 5:09 am

        I’m going through same thing. Des thk I’m crazy. The deem behind my back said she’s dykusiinak. I said what did y say. Put me in shots b12.the drs ignore it. I had a bk fly bite me 3 times in five min. I said too my bf. Tmwhar t f. This is crazy. I was itching scared. Weird things happened a tiny brown spider. Spiders followed me. Not him. In my bed under my covers. Then we read lava. Well I found lava eggs on my couch and chair me. White lacs eggsbut read fly bites six mo prior then infected me. Now I have a living thing. Things. Worms parasites. Different things. I’m scared. I couldn’t sleep 4 days. Went too ee. Sent me home. Dat after Xmas my son says min r y in drugdms. I said I took as few hits of weed for pain. He’s kk. Maybe somethg in weed. Yr acting strange. I said I feel strange. Did urine test beg. Spent night. My daughter says we are gonna get a brain scan. I had one 2 wks prior. Got too ee. They put me in phych ward w my girl. She cried. I said hun when they don’t gv u fork knife I’m in mental ward. Igad too talk too phych over call thk god let me go. I was so scared. Now I’m hvg area fe gross parasites in my stool. It’s disgusting. In going tomorrow.drs. W a sample my bf in criticle. They zao me and stung. My body is all gross from itching. Loosing my hair. I don’t wanna be see my oldest in n carolinas worried well me too my daughter says I’m nuts I’m on my own really scared and stinks I can’t sleep
        I clean and look in floors for objects that fall outta air they hurt and they know when u get one round dust looks like bullseyew bk for in middle. My bites are round. One came out of my skin and taking a shower I close drain too see. I found one there flukes worms. I think kk ten did ones. I feel ugly and dirty and in so clean. Thks for sharing tr story. In not going nuts. Xo diedre

        Dee morse
        Posted January 31, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      So here wee sit some 12 years after the fact of an apparent medical challenge no one seems to take seriously. People literally losing all they have worked for and certainly any and all quality of life. A REAL disease of some type is apparent. Every doctor I have seen, with the exception of one is in denial. Seems they are paid the same to see you as they would if they actually treated your condition. Medical records seem to work against all infected. Treatment of discrimination appear to follow in your search for competence. The description of delousional parasitosis more damaging than the disease itself. Presentation of useful evidence, discarded as unrealistic. Suffering people by the thousands, maybe 10’s of thousands by now. Just what is the move to get authoritative figures to recognize there is a REAL UNADRESSED MEDICAL PROBLEM IN THE U.S. that needs proper attention. Do we all deserve to suffer and simply die? Are we not worthy of medical help? I would sure prefer to be told the TRUTH and to know, than to die never knowing. Since the parasitic condition is initially denied by medical experts, any and all side effects and health conditions following, are discounted too. How can this disease rest as a simple DELOUSION when thousands are suffering? How long can the current protocall for treatment remain to take a few HAPPY PILLS and it will all somehow just go away? I would not wish this medical condition on anyone in the world. It’s plain torture. I pray daily that one set of athoritive eyes sees, hears, and believes what’s going on is real, and takes the necessary steps and measures to give back the meaning of life that has been taken from so many of us. I cannot think of another area of medicine, more in need of compassion and action than what so many people are actually going thru with this horrible disease.

      Posted February 14, 2021 at 6:13 pm

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