Sorry if ya'll are getting tired of me! A worm got into my eyelid!!! It's either wiggling and making my eyelid twitch (big, big twitch) or hitting a nerve that makes my eyelid wiggle. YUCK. I'm pretty sure it's a baby worm cuz I've got Ascaris and the few I've killed thus far are looong. This one can't be too big yet,otherwise I imagine I'd have more than an eyelid wiggle! Could this disfigure me or make me go blind? Goodness, this is awful. Anyone have any suggestions to target this thing? I don't want it to grow into an adult worm!!
I just pulled TWO worms out of the lower eyelid area of my eye today. I had this same thing happening about a month ago. Today is the first time I was about to remove any without squishing them and get them into a jar. I'm hoping my doctor will finally get me the help/testing I need. I think mine are nematodes. There's a picture on Wikepedia that pretty closely resembles what I've been trying to describe to people.
Do you want them to stop moving or to come out? I've found ways to make mine do both....
Anyway, aside from that, a few things I know that have helped me to cope:
1 - the more salt I have, the more "crusty" junk I'm expelling out of my eyes. I can only hope that is these guys dying.
2 - I have been changing my diet to include fresh pineapple and pumpkin seeds along with other antiparasitic herbs/spices like cloves and onion and garlic and cinnamon
3 - I ordered Humaworm (my pets are getting their second go around - the first was only at half strength) and I had to stop very quickly for numerous reasons. But I would advise to get on some type of program to help you fight off the critters. Before I restart the Humaworm, I'm finishing coloncleansing, doing ioninc cleansing, taking goji to build up my cells, and I'm buying a zapper to start with, and significantly reducing my RX meds.
4 - also, frankly, anxiety meds are helping me cope, too, though I'm not sure I'm supposed to say that on this site.
5 - generally, I'm arming myself with as much information as I can about parasites and dieoff and how to counter it for my next attempt.
Hang in there....as I was pulling one out of my eye I kept telling myself "I'm smarter than you are..."
I like the product for my pets and ultimately, I think I'll like it for myself. I just have to work out some issues first. My dog (lab/beagle mix) will take it mixed in with her wet food - though she really prefers it to be mixed with any really fishy variety cat food - which normally she's not allowed. My one cat will also usually eat his mixed in fishy cat food. My older cat - and the one I think is probably most infested - WON'T take it unless forced. I find this upsetting. Humaworm suggests honney. She doesn't like that either. What I've finally learned to do is to take her dose (today was 1/2 of the daily dose, tomorrow I'm breaking into 1/3rds to see if that goes more smoothly) and mix with just enough honey to make into a gel ball. I loaded this in a "pill pusher" thing that I use when I have to give my cats pills - you jam it in their mouth and they don't bite you and get the meds... then I immediately put fresh fishy food in front of her. Once she stops being mad, she'll eat. The product comes powdered and there's charts to determine based on the weight of your pet how much they need on a daily basis over 5 days. Also, from there they advise to divide that into 2 or 3 doses over 5 days. So, yes, it's easy to use. There are some logistics to work out. I would recommend it. Thanks, Katherine
That's crazy! Hhhmm, perhaps I have nematodes as well. I'd like the worm to come out because even if it stops moving it will keep growing :( I've been eating fresh pineapple and pumpkin seeds, tumeric, thyme, cloves, an artemesia combo, all sorts of stuff. My eyelid goes nuts everytime I take this stuff. Whenever that happens I grin and take more.
I actually have severe anxiety/paranoia. It's really illogical and silly, but I can't order stuff like humaworm because some part of my backwards brain believes it's a Conspiracy to give us more worms so we keep buying it. RIDICULOUS, I know, but what ya gonna do? I used to be prescribed to klonopin, but I'm in college and can't afford to go to the doctor on a regular basis to keep my script.
Thanks for tips! I like your "battleplan" I hope that I'm smarter than my critters!
WEll, first, I think you should talk with your physician and family about your Klonopin. I'm not sure what the effects/affects are of stopping, but it may be an important part of why you are experiencing what you are experiencing. I saw this because I have a number of neural issues - AND - I also have parasites. But there are meds that if I were to stop, I think, the symptoms would multiply. So, I urge you to consider to find a way to get your meds.
Second, and, I'm not a physician, this is my own experience and observations... I have weeping sores where I think my creatures live. I have several times noticed little sores like these somewhere near the corner of my eye. The first time was almost a month ago to the date. At that time, I put neosporin on the sore - I was concerned about something open so close to my eye - and almost immediatly I felt movement in my cheek just below my eye and headed toward my eye. As I watched in the mirror, I was horrified to see a wormlike thing leave the corner of my eye and come down my face. I screamed and made my husband take me to the ER. They were useless other than to say nothing was in my actual eyeball and that parasites do in fact live in the eyelids. They gave me antibiotic ointment for my eyes to protect them "just in case...".... and more anxiety meds....
When I put the ointment in...holy cow, although my vision was blurry, I knew exactly what was happening... They were moving around under my eyelids and getting out of there!! I went back to the ER - they said to stop using the ointment. No kidding.
Anyway much has happened in the interim but these particular symptoms returned about 5 days ago when I woke up and saw a clearish looking worm hanging out on the colored part of my eyeball. I tried to get it out without squishing it...no luck. So, all week I've been gameplanning, and feeling more symptoms. I got latex gloves, glass jars - I find they eat through plastic and seem to melt from one skin surface to another (blood borne?) - and today, when I felt brave enough, I put neosporin very thinly on my upper cheek below my eye - let's say if you divided the right side of my face into 4 quadrants, then the upper, inner quadrant closest to my eye and nose. And, as if on cue, I could see my eye change - like it was getting tears that were moving from the corner and spreading out. So, I took a latex glove and quickly and gently swiped my lower lid and pulled out something that looked - spread out - about 2 inches long!! I took a second one out later. And since then a few more. The first one is still the best example. I have one in saline solution - though I realize now that may be a mistake as salt they don't really like. I was thinking it would preserve them. They others are in a product that I have found helpful through this - it's an astringent called Seabreeze. It's probably alcohol based, though I don't know for sure. I'd have to check. What they look like are pretty clear round worms.
Another thing that has personally helped me is Sea Buckthorn soap and a supplement called Omega 7 with Sea Buckthorn. It's used for Human Demodex (Human Mange.) Many times over the last several months I've felt - but not really been able to see - something crawling over my eyelids, eyelashes, face, scalp. I found it very helpful and got it at my local healthfood store.
I hope this info helps!! PS... You have thumbs...you're smarter!
Sometimes larvea stages end up in the eyelids and sinuses.
The first time I went on a one month parasite cleanse (as well as adding garlic to my food and eating pineapple, raw pumpkin seeds, etc) I noticed I got some eyelid twitching alot at times.
I also noticed that something inside my nasal sinus passages moved around and itch deep inside my nasal passages whenever I would breathe in the smoke from a burning Neem Oil stick.
At least these parasites don't grow to full adult size as the ones in the digestive tract.
What helped with the eyelid twitching was washing my eyes with tepid water and Sea Salt , and a few drops of Dr. Christopher's Eyebright eyewash. There is a tiny amount of cayenne pepper in these drops that temporarily burns the eyes but brings circulation to the inner eye area.
Then (what I continue to do even now) is clean out the nasal passages with cotton swabs after washing before bed, and after washing in the morning. I know longer have my chronic sinus issues like I used to have for years before doing this.
I clean out the inner eye area at the tear ducts with a cotton swab as well, to clean out any mucous and possible parasite larvea.
When you mentioned: ".... It's really illogical and silly, but I can't order stuff like humaworm because some part of my backwards brain believes it's a Conspiracy to give us more worms so we keep buying it. RIDICULOUS, I know, but what ya gonna do?"
This may actually be true with many corporate and pharmacuetical companies. I don't think you should even entertain this thought when it comes to small family owned business herbal dewormers like Humaworm's or Barefoot Herbalist's.
I know R.G., the owner of Humaworm, is all about helping people when noone else can help them. He's a sensitive person. Success stories give him motivation to keep his business alive.
You can't go wrong with small time family owned businesses who would be considered simplistic by the pharmecuetical companies. The companies that may warrant your fear are the giant Walmart type corporations that are all about the stocks and profits.