I still have a fasciola infection but I have been able to kill some of the adults successfully. While in 9 months I only had a series of possibly 3 kills it is something. Which I feel qualifies it as having enough merit to atleast be considered as an alternative, something that should work atleast once.
I originally spent a lot of time and resources running scans and stool tests searching for a positive test. Realizing that I have signs of parasite infections simply was never enough to bring a doctor to seriously believe I had a fasciola infection. The impeding damage from the flukes and the pressure I put on the tests to get a positive result was immense. As a result I was left adrift searching for anything that would help. Trying to save my health and my sanity. I think Ativan would have saved a substantial number of terrifying nights for me and bought me some time, healing and much needed rest.
Taking Daxon, a.k.a. nitazoxanide (not the generic version) with Chinese medicine I feel is a strong enough method to kill the flukes atleast once. I don't believe it will kill the eggs but it should kill the adults.
I have taken various strengths of Chinese medicinal formulas. I think it is best to see a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor to see if they will formulate herbs to treat a person. I was given one that simply was designed to strengthen my organs while the antiparasitic herbs in the formula I believe to be Bing Lang and Ya Dan Zi. I have had formulas with varying amounts of these two herbs that are antiparasitic.
The first time I took daxon about 8 days later I noticed three white veinious tissues that I believe were flukes. My colony number was still high and the daxon honestly in my opinion isn't enough to kill the flukes as it stands.
After a few weeks I took the daxon again and on the 8th day added a Chinese formula to it. A very basic antiparasitic formula designed to strengthen my organs and treat parasites. I had ~15 dead flukes in my stool the next morning. While continuing both the daxon and Chinese I had ~10 more flukes the next day and ~5 more the following day.
So, I strongly believe if a person doesn't have access to fasinex, egaten, praziquantel, albendazole and other meds that this at the very minimum will kill the adults atleast once. When I tried adding a stronger herbal formula and the daxon simultaneously I didn't see any flukes. Although it was three weeks after the incident mentioned above and might have been too soon. The flukes from my experience should be vulnerable around the 7-8th day and if something strong is added at that particular time I have found it is enough to kill them. Very few and far between indeed.
I guess I just want to add the importance of having sometype of sleep aid. This can quiet down the movements of the flukes. It is terrifying to experience at the very least. Ativan from my experience and what I have been told can help quiet things down significantly. In turn a person can heal better and hopefully make smarter decisions. I have heard of Valerian Root but have never tried it unfortunately.
yeah.. I don't know if anyone else has had this experience...but those dreadful flukes, if travelled up into the GI tract... can go straight up into the head.. or.. in my case sit behind the tonsils while you sleep! Its revolting!.. 3 courses of Prazi got rid of the ones upsetting me up high in the body... and lots more in the toilet. Valerian root definitely helps to stop the stirring and movement at night.
I tailored my approach to what I had read about dosages used for fluke in the lungs and brain, as I had felt them travel into my head at night, and had sneezed one up - and decided that if they were up that high in my throat that I would need a significant dose to get them. Dosages indicated for those in the GI tract appear lower than for those which have travelled to the lung and head. I just want to add, in my case, it was a vinegar enema which made them flee up into my neck... I would never do this type of enema again as it caused the most horrible migration/scattering of various parasites including fluke.
Well, I had something develop in my arm. Two cysts about 1/4 inch away from each other. One was 1.2 cm in length and the other .8 cm in length. Clearly visible on an ultrasound. As far as the doctor could tell there wasn't any blood inside it, simply a capsule, very firm. Attached to both the cysts was a worm of sometype. I unsuccessfully tried to have it removed. I spoke to a surgeon in Tijuana about having the mass removed and she said it was not inside a nearby vein. Otherwise it would have been indicated. I accidently ruptured the cyst trying to decipher if it was in the vein or not. After I ruptured that one being stupid I just ruptured the other one. Then later decided to have a small surgery to remove the long slender mass near my vein. The doctor could feel the mass and agreed to the small procedure. Inevitably, she couldn't find anything and said that the vein was extremely hard. Which I take it as the worm was in the vein all along. I don't know. It's still there somewhat. When I pinch it I believe the Ascaris starts to move within my back. When I did decide to take the praziquantel I took the dose for Usual Pediatric Dose for Cysticercosis of the taenia solium tapeworm.
50 mg/kg/day orally in 3 divided doses for 15 days.
Two weeks later I believe I began mebendazole and took 7 days of the dosage Trichinosis.
200 to 400 mg orally three times a day for 3 days and then increase for another 10 days. I stopped around day 6-7 not thinking I should go on.
I ran a test for a cysticerosis antibody which came back negative. That is really a scary thing to even think one has. Cysts developing in the brain. I don't have any neurological problems. I have taken decaris in the past and that effects the acetylcholine. I'm not sure how, but I know I need that and don't like taking that one either. I'd rather not take any more medication period. But, I need to develop a plan to treat the Ascaris and deal with the liver flukes that will be coming of age in the next couple of weeks. I guess it will be daxon and the Chinese herbs. I am somewhat intrigued that the praziquantel worked for the fasciola species. I think that may mean it's the fasciola buski type, or maybe not. I never got a reaction from the praziquantel for the flukes but the decaris killed a substantial amount of parasites. Which as I mentioned before I think were sometype of fluke.
I do not know which types of fluke I have/had, but I got quite a severe die off using prazi at dosage regime similar to yours for a shorter period and then another round of 3 days at a higher dose, 75mg/kg x3 for 3 days in the form of crashing headaches (as well as fatigue) and lots in the toilet after treatment for some days and complete irradication of movement up the throat. I should have take a photo of the one I sneezed up onto the carpet.. but I was so disgusted I never did.
For tape, I've had success with mega dosing with coQ10, i,e, 4000 mgs for several days taken with fat. A very long came out of me after this using a enema after treatment and I think Ascaris as well. I've also used tric some months later for the purposes of getting more tape, but saw nothing in the toilet afterward.
I've used mebendazole many times over the years for ascaris... seems to work, but I do think they are very difficult to get rid of for good as I have found found to get them, or have them, again and again. After a colonic irrigation I once dumped a large mountain of eggs into the toilet... was shocked to see them all.. not sure what type of eggs.. but there were ALOT... and since I saw that horrible sight, it made me realise just how big the problem is.
Its a very horrible thought thinking of cysts and flukes and long worms which still might be around, so I really sympathise with you. I really try not to think about it too much as it causes alot of anxiety. Thankfully for me, the flukes and worms which were really upsetting me after the awful scattgering/migrating episode - because they were travelling into my head at night and sitting behind my tonsils have either been irradicated by the medication or migrated back to the food source (the contents of my intestines). A bizarre thing did occur some weeks after the migration upward... the long worms all decided to slither back down again together.. I felt it, it happened during the evening as I was laying in bed and was quite painful, and I never felt them again. I haven't felt the flukes either for a long time now.
That's a great story Peggy. Way to go. I wish I could say something similar. I'm glad the coq10 worked for you. I tried doing the Coq10 and I thought I could up the ante and take raw cocoa with it. I think they really were starving. The coq10 I felt would rob them of minerals. I'm not sure what it really does and the raw cocoa would prevent them from utilizing sugars. I forgot that this left them with little choice except to survive on amino acids. All I remember was that it felt like the flukes fighting for a food supply and it happened to be my tissues. I didn't know about keeping a high pH back then. I'm not sure if it would have made a difference. I sure do wish more things worked as planned instead of failing. But, for whatever reason it hasn't. So, I just press on. That's awesome you were able to kill them though. That's so wonderful.