I have recently been going through treatment for Chronic Lyme disease that I have had for fifteen years now. While seeing my LLMD, and explaining some of my symptoms, he tested me through Genova for parasites and my sample came back positive. My positive didnt match any of the strands the test has for detection though, which makes me nervous. He therefore started me on a pretty intense regimen for the parasites.
Some of my symptoms are/were:
Ravenous hunger for about two weeks out of the month. Then it would calm down for a week or two, always in the same pattern around the same time of the month.
Symptoms start around 4 or 5pm and peak around 8pm and then die down around 11pm
Loss of fingernails
Severe constipation, I mean I will not go for days without a laxative, then when the ravenous hunger calms down for a week or two, I will have a bowel movement in the morning here and there on my own. Never at night.
My stomach is always bloated. I cannot even wear jeans anymore, I am always in yoga pants.
Some of these symptoms are Lyme related as well. I have also had bad seizure like symptoms known as HERXing, but with the diagnosis of parasites, I am terrified because I have so many different things happening all at once. I am scared. I truly feel like I am dying.
I tried the Candida Diet for a few months strictly (I mainly eat grain, soy, dairy and Sugar
free) but when the symptoms flare and the parasites are hungry I grab whatever I can and all that hard work goes out the window. I know its making it worse, but its just too strong sometimes.
I did the first round of the parasite cleanse for two weeks on a month ago, I got a high fever, throwing up, coughing up yellow mucus, couldn't get out of bed sick. I could barely eat. Then for two weeks I stopped ALL herbs and medications to let the eggs hatch. Within two days the hunger, the irritability the night binge eating was back full force. The symptoms were there as well during the cleanse, but stronger when I am off the medications. I then started the second round. My Lyme symptoms have been flaring at the same time so I didnt notice a high fever or anything as strong as the first round, but after finishing I did an enema daily, sometimes two and I have been passing really terrifying amounts of "stuff." I think I am in a bit of denial here, but is it parasites or is it Candida. Like I said, beforeI was diagnosed with anything I did a Candida Diet and it really helped, I just had to follow it so strictly and even now, following that basic plan, its still there.
I am off meds right now on my break for two weeks before I do my last round of medications and herbs starting the first of March. I feel like death. It starts at 5pm, every night like clockwork. My eyes get red, Im ravenously hungry, I cant sleep, Im so tired I cant even walk to the bathroom and if I give in and eat carbs or Sugar
I feel better, until the next morning. Vicious cycle.
Thanks for listening. I feel like I am losing my mind here.
Heres what I have been passing. I cry when I see this.