Thanks TalkingRat and Sanchiaza. Iím sorry that itís taken me so long to find the time to respond. Sanchiaza, I have the book that you mentioned. TalkingRat, Iíll describe my experiences with the labs below.
This whole experience with the worms is absolutely mind-boggling and crazy. Iím sure that lots of folks here must think that Iím totally whacked. I think I dropped over some deep Shangri-la self-experimentation cliff a long time ago. Now Iím wandering through an unfamiliar bardo. Many thanks to those of you who continue to witness and support my journey.
First of all I just canít believe how many worms have come out of me and that they keep coming. Secondly, itís so hard to fathom that these creatures are alive and wiggling around inside of me. Thirdly, Iíve been dealing with a lab and medical system that operates under an entirely different system of reality. It seems like it should be simple basic science to examine the specimens and determine what they are. I have been terrified of passing a live worm. But if one came out alive, then the labs and I would be on the same page.
I have called up the state department of health lab where my stool samples have been sent, in order to try to get some answers as to why my tests results are coming back negative when I am so obviously passing so many worms. The woman at the lab is really nice and is really trying to help me, but she seems clueless and thinks inside a very rigid box. According to her only people in third world countries have heavy worm loads. In this country we have allergies but not worm problems. All worms come out whole and intact, they donít come out in pieces. If Iím seeing pieces then it must not be worms. Roundworms only grow as long as 12 inches.
For the lab tests they have you collect a very tiny stool sample and put it in a container that has some fluid in it. I made sure to include a piece of worm. But the fluid might destroy the worm samples, instead of preserving them. The woman at the lab looked at my samples under a microscope and thought that it looked like fiber. But maybe she was looking at a piece of fiber and not the piece of worm? I also sent them a separate worm specimen but she hasnít seen it and doesnít know what happened to it. (Previously, a different worm specimen was sent to a completely different lab, but it also came back negative.)
So I decided to try some colon hydrotherapy, which is also called a colonic. Lots of people pass worms during them. There is a clear tube that runs through the machine so that you can see what is being flushed out of you. I thought that perhaps I would be able to see and photograph some live worms. Or perhaps I would be able to get a worm specimen that was in good condition.
I couldnít get my doctor to prescribe more mebendazole yet because of the negative test results. So I decided to take some pyrantel pamoate dog dewormer a few days before my colon hydrotherapy to increase my chances of passing worms. Iíd researched it online and pyrantel pamoate is used for humans. I took a low dose of it. However, it was really hard to get it down because it was a disgusting butterscotch flavor. Then I woke up in the night with ridiculous amounts of gas and a bit of a stomachache. Iíll be reluctant to take it again.
So two days ago I had my colonic. The procedure was very uncomfortable for me and we didnít see a single worm. After the procedure I had bad gas pains and felt very uncomfortable for the rest of the day. The woman who gave me the colonic said that people who have worms have a lot of gas. But I wondered if the procedure gave me gas. I was thinking that the colonic wasnít worth it, and that I wasnít going to do it again.
But then yesterday morning (the day after my colonic) I woke up and passed 2 very long worms. I measured one of them and it was over 2 feet long! (The other worm was all stuck together and impossible to spread out.) Later on I also passed a lot more worm pieces, like Iíd been passing all along. So it seems as though some of the worms might actually be much longer, than I thought. The worms are white and quite thin. I find it really hard to believe that a fiber supplement could form a two-foot long thin strand. Or that I could be passing super long thin strands of mucus. The lab work does not seem to be based on very good science.
So I am currently trying to get my doctor to prescribe another round of mebendazole. I am scratching my head as to where to go next in terms of having my worm specimens examined and diagnosed. I even tried calling a vet, but that didnít get me anywhere. I had asked my doctor to refer me to a specialist, but he couldnít do that until Iíd gotten some positive lab test results. Iím reluctant to send my long specimens to a lab that is just going to declare them negative and not determine what they are. The worms that I pass are in various states of disintegration. Most of the time, they fall apart when I try to retrieve them. So even though I pass tons of worms, itís hard to get good samples. I have an appointment with my doctor later this month. So Iíll show up with my samples and discuss the situation with him then, unless I can come up with some other idea of what to try next.
I found this fascinating web site of some anonymous self-experimenters who have lyme disease. They treated themselves with high doses of salt and vitamin C. Subsequently tons of parasites came out of them. They got a microscope and took pictures and documented the various parasites. http://www.lymephotos.com/
Somewhere on this journey I realized that I have been in a bodily state of cleansing and purging. I think that Iíve had these worms for a long time. I havenít been nose clipping very much lately. I still continue to follow the non-addictive food diet and enlightened tasting. I had no idea that it would lead me into all this. But on some deep level I know that itís good.