I've been aware of this over the past few months and finally decided to post this.
I am quite sure that I have some kind of bug that is entering thru the sole of my feet. It seems that I am breeding these things on my slippers and flip flops. I feel this tiny wiggly feeling on the sole of my foot, then thru the next few days am able to follow their progress up my leg. While in the lower leg, it's the same wiggly feeling but when they get past my knee, it's more like a thumping. I usually can't feel them once they pass about 6 inches above the knee but have felt one that moved up on the outside of my hip.
I originally thought they could be hookworms but hookworms are so small, I can't imagine them producing the thumping sensation. Strongyloides are a possibility but I don't have any larva currens like some report.
as a note....I used Vodka on the wiggly sensations on my feet and leg and it seemed to quiet things down but what seems to work better is Icy Hot Balm.
Any suggestions of what they might be? Is there is ANY possibility that they are Strongyloides or will they always cause larva currens? How would you EVER get a definitive diagnosis?
I have read some good reports of people getting their symptoms alleviated or cured by Miracle-Mineral-Supplement (miracle mineral solution). I had sensations of wiggling/crawling underneath the skin. I put some Colloidal Silver (2 tablespoons per 4 ounes of liquid soap) in a soap pump and it seemed to help. I also drink it internally. Also, applying alcohol with a cotton pad or cotton ball will probably help too.
There are several protocols regarding taking Miracle-Mineral-Supplement and titrating the dose. Jim Humble has come out with several.
I didn't follow Humbles' protocol. I started very slowly at a low dose and had a very severe reaction. It was bad enough to dissuade most from every taking MMS again. I took the reaction to be a Herxheimer Reaction.
You might want to read more about my experience in the MMS forum.
I believe that MMS probably saved my life. I continue to take it daily and continue my slow improvement.
I have this as well.Are your heals cracked?The only time I had larva currens is when I got very ill.A zapper stopped it.It seems to be strongyloides yet they must be altered somehow as I have had numerous tests for them(stool,blood,colon lumen,endoscope,colonoscopy).Strange thing is when I first got ill a CT scan showed no diverticuli,then after I had extreme abdominal pain they where plainly seen a second scan.It is either morgellons or a geneticaly altered strongyloid.
I don't have cracked heals but I'd have to say that they almost are cracked. Dry and scaly.
As we all know labs are unreliable and it's a fortunate few that actually get a diagnosis. I believe that pinworms can cause diverticulitis and most likely other parasites can also. I had a colonoscopy last summer and the results were normal but with some diverticulitis and 2 polyps were removed. Unfortunately, they did not record the test and now there is no way for me to review it. After watching all the colonoscopy videos and all the research I've done over the past months, wouldn't it be nice for ME to actually see what's going on inside me. Lesson learned. Make sure all tests are recoded and get a copy for myself.
When I was in Mexico, I wondered what kind of bug would bite me on the sole of my feet. After researching, of course, I found out. The strange thing is that I seem to be propagating the little BUGgers. I wear my flip flops in the shower now to protect myself from MYSELF! Isn't that awful....but true. I sprayed my flip flops with Vodka and put them out in the sun for a day and didn't get the wiggly foot feeling for about a week or so. Now they are back. Even washing my slippers didn't work.
I had some crazy skin itching myself. The feeling that stuff was crawling all over my body kept me up all night and I couldn't figure out where it was coming from. I was doing a parasite cleanse and thought that I had some scattering going on, especially because I was also zapping at that time. I was reading some unbelievable reports on these forums about people experiencing scattering so inevitably I thought I had it too.
Well, I figured, what if this is a mite infestation? I went to the health food store and bought myself a nice soap with tea tree oil and sulfur and, for good measure, I got a shampoo with the same ingredients. From the first wash the itching stopped. End of crawling. If you try this make sure you wash your bedding the day you start the treatment.
Your symptoms aren't like mine though. Mine only itch, sometimes, when they enter the sole but not always. When I feel them in my leg, I can tell they are under the skin but the odd time, they have felt rather like a bug crawling on my skin near my ankles but not often. Then when they get up higher, and bigger, they are obviously under the skin.
For me the Icy Hot cream seems to be working so far and I have my flip flops and slippers out cooking in the sun.
I think it's strongyloides, as I've read they enter through the soles of feet. I do have crawling and itching, but it seems like you don't have the stinging and twitching. Maybe that's another stage of the larva. I would definitely soak in a bath with apple cider vinegar (1-3 cups for at least 30 minutes each time). Also I heard Bentonite clay - at Vitamin Shoppe they have Indian Healing Clay (use once a day for 2-3 weeks) will suck the parasites out of your skin (I read testimonials that this worked for several people). Also, put sulfur/msm cream on your affected areas (legs) afterwards.
So far it seems that the Ivermectin is helping with the 'things' that are working their way up my body and that the Icy Hot cream is helping to stop the new guys that are entering my feet. I think because there is so little flesh on the ankles, applying the Icy Hot there will stop them from getting any further into the deeper flesh. Also wearing my flip flops in the shower and putting all footwear out to bake in the sun is definitely having an effect. Still too early to tell for sure but I am definitely feeling less of the weird sensations.
I think, but not sure that there are just 2 parasites that enter through the soles of the feet. Strongys but hook worms are a possibility too.
Hello Sanjean, me and you share allot of similiar symptoms and stories. I get the same sensations on daily basis, but sensations and thumping I often get can happen on any part of my body. But seem to concentrate more on my lower half.
Sanjean have you ever thoughts ome of your symptoms might be nerve damage related? or that you might suffer from restless leg syndrome? I am still convinced that I might have "pins" but my doctor also thinks that I might have restless leg. It can cause weird sensations in your feet and legs. The thumping might be caused be your nerves "jumping" sorry I can't think of the proper terminiology. Just something else to consider.
How many times have I been told it's just nerves jumping or it's all imaginary, AND for all those years I believed it.
The first time I recognized the thumping as a possible parasite is when I got scattering after using a zapper and taking herbal parasite cleanse. I felt it in my leg, my arm and my chest. One was under the rib cage just right of the sternum and another on my right side outside my rib cage. I could feel it move when I put my hand on it, as I could with the one that was a few inches above my knee.
For the past 8 months, I've actually taken my symptoms and weird sensations seriously and am carefully observing and taking note of what I feel. I've been trying to find a more appropriate description rather than thumping and the best I can come up with is a ticking or take your pick, flutter quiver throb pulsation thrash ripple tremble.
Nerve damage. No, that is not it.
Yes, I have had restless leg syndrome, and again, I've been carefully watching this, the ONLY time in the past few months I have had RLS is when the pinworms are out of control. After months I've learned to at lease control or severely limit their access to the outside world (my privates!) and I have NO RLS at all now. Why this happens I can only speculate but there is a connection.
Did you read BluePetunia's posts on how to collect pin samples? It may be worth trying again. Using scotch tape, you could collect your samples or at least do your own investigation. If you buy a magnifier at the very least 14x but probably better to get one that is more powerful. I am able to see the eggs and at times carcasses, if not live ones or babies.
I've taken my second dose of Ivermectin and will let you know if and when I get relief from the pins.