Listen, I have been dealing with issues of my own for quite a while now. I have been unable to reach a diagnoses as of yet, but i can sure offer you some holistic advice. Its sounds like your in torment. I know I've been there. There can be relief found in holistic medicines, (no cure but relief until medical diagnoses enables prescription medicine to be prescribed to cure your specific diagnoses).
I have been extremely proactive in investigating my symptoms, understanding their derivatives, and weening out the wives tales from facts on holistic treatment. hopefully your DR. is looking into conditions such as "biliary cirrhosis, and gallbladder stones". Ask your DR if you haven't had them already to get a CBC w WBC drawn. get a Hep and liver panel too. Test for IgA, IgG, and IgM in a immunoglobulin panel. Have your Amylase and Lipase measured too. I hope any of this helps. Never try to self diagnose, JUST STEAR YOUR PHYSICIAN IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION! I have tried everything under the sun.
Here is what works. ( in regards to liver/gallbladder support and functionality.)
you pick your specific brands I'm in no way sponsored.
look it may sound crazy but, for you, organic coffee enemas are going to be 1000% effective. make sure its 100% organic, high caffeine, high palmitic acid coffee. It is life changing, although embarrassing, when your desperate you do what works.
IF the enemas aren't your cup of tea, try organic food grade diatomaceous earth.
do some vitamin E and CoQ10.
Try some Melatonin at night to ease .
If you need any info on dosage/ preparation of any of these things let me know.
2. Synonym Strongyloides instestinalis Anguillula stercoralis Common Name Threadworm Disease Strongyloidiasis Cochin-China Disease Geographic Distribution Cosmopolitan (lower incidence compared to hookworm) and Sporadic in temperate and cold regions which parallels Hookworm Principal Host Man Incubation Period in Man 28 days Mode of Infection Contact with the intact skin of human beings with the filariform larva; walking barefoot
3. FEMALE Parasitic Female 2.2 mm Colorless, semitransparent Filariform nematode fine striated cuticle Slender tapering anterior end, and short conical posterior end Vulva 1/3 of body length from posterior end Uteri contain 8-12 thin shelled, transparent, segmented ova Free- Living Female 1mm, smaller than parasitic Resembles typical rhabditoid free-living nematode Muscular esophageal pharynx is double-bulbed and intestine is straight Vulva 2/5 length from posterior Uteri contain a single column of thin-shelled, transparent, segmented ova
4. MALE Parasitic Male Rhabditoid in type Identical with free living male except slightly larger buccal chamber Free- Living Male 0.7mm long Tail is curved ventrad 2 equal copulatory spicules and gubernaculums No caudal end ( a protective wing-like structure)
5. LARVAE Rhabditoid Larvae Feeding stage of the parasite Open mouth, short, and stout Club-shaped anterior portion with a post median constriction and a posterior bulbous esophagus Relatively conspicuous primordium on the ventral side halfway down the midgut Buccal cavity is short and of small diameter Molt 4 times before becoming an adult Filariform Larvae Non-feeding stage Close mouth, long, delicate, and slender Has long esophagus Tail with notched or blunt or fork appearance Infective to man Can swim in water, and survive in water or soil for several threads
6. Egg or Ova Ovoid Thin shelled Transparent Partially embryonated Hatch in mucosal epithelium Strongyloides stercoralis is an ovoviviparous
7. Mode of Infection Penetration on bare skin Disease Strongyloidiasis, Cochin China diarrhea
8. Clinical Manifestations Dermatitis, swelling, itching, larva currens and mild hemorrhage at the site where the skin has been penetrated Pnuemonia-like symptoms Lofflers syndrome Tissue damage, sempsis and ulcers Hyperinfection syndrome has a mortality rate of close to 90%
11. Diagnostic Stages: S. sterocoralis eggs = Papanicolau stained smears of duodenal or gastric aspirate Filariform Larvae = Ascitic Fluid, CSF, Feces and Sputum Rhabditiod Larvae = Stools, duodenal aspirates and sputum
12. Immunologic Test Indirect hemagglutination Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELIZA) Treatment Ivermectin with albendazole (uncomplicated strongyloidiasis) Ideal method would be prevention by improved sanitation (proper disposal of feces) Practice good hygiene (washing of hand is the right manner) http://www.slideshare.net/HazelMarieBarcela/strongyloides-stercoralis-57455693
I can't say for sure if yours are strongyloides, but I think this vintage Science poster from Ernst Haeckel has some similar "hairy" looking "morg" worms:
This is EXACTLY what I've been experiencing off-and-on for the past three years. I'm a 36-yr-old male living in the United States. It started shortly after I got married and had a honeymoon in the Caribbean.
These dark, tissue-like strings showing up in your stool looks identical to mine. Dramatic weight loss and gain. Brain fog. Pretty much everything you mentioned. Also, I notice my tongue is coated white when I'm having these problems.
When it was at it's worst, it was accompanied by a strange vomiting syndrome and I lost close to a hundred pounds, then my weight went back up again when the vomiting stopped and I was able to eat. I was also getting suicidal ideation and other mental symptoms, which was extremely scary for me because I have no history of depression or mental illness. I had just gotten married and had everything to live for, so it didn't make any sense.
I wish I could tell you whether this was candida or parasites. I lean toward the candida explanation, but I don't really know for sure. I too have had parasite tests and stool cultures done and they all come back negative. I've been to doctors and naturopaths. They all say I'm medically healthy and have no explanation for it.
I became so desperate at one point, I sent away for some medicine they give to primates from the UK, illegal to sell in the US for human consumption. It was a white powder I had to mash into guacamole (because it's fat soluable), and it was supposed to destroy the "chitin layer" of whatever candida or parasites are in your colon. I think it helped a little, but ultimately didn't make it go away.
Once I noticed my symptoms were much, much worse when consuming sugar, it became a lot easier to manage.
After trying all kinds of supplements and remedies for years (and continuing to suffer), the thing that finally helped me manage it is avoiding Sugar and occasionally drinking a six-week course of pau D'arco tea. Traditional Medicinals makes it and it should be easy to find at any health food store.
Once I did that, I was in remission for more than a year, feeling great at a weight of 160 lbs. Lately, as I've become more lax about eating Sugar and things our body turns into sugar (like commercial pizza, potatoes, ice cream and the like) my weight has slowly creeped up past 200 lbs and my stool is looking like yours again. I just bought a box of pau D'arco and I'm hoping that will flush it out.
Please, if anyone can identify what this is I would love to know so that I can fight it and hopefully eliminate it completely. It's a horrible, horrible thing to live with.
Thanks for sharing your story and pics. It's good to know I'm not the only person dealing with this.
Good luck, my friend, and I hope me sharing my story helps you in some way.
I know it's a long time ago but did you get this sorted? The description of rice and bits of skin etc sounds like tape worm to me. Pumpkinseeds are good for expelling which may have been why you were finding bits. Some worm eggs look like rice.
It's also possible to have more than one type of worm in there too.
Yes. The thing is, once you are infected with 1 type your immune system is depressed and therefore you are easily getting new types. Be it worms, protozoans, bacterias, viruses etc. It is all a matter of immune system. The body is an amazingly complex but well built system, so it can function seemingly well under a high load of parasite burden. Nowadays the number of sick people are on the rise because of the extensive migration, travel and globalised food chains. Also because parasitic diganostics and prevention simply do not exist. So yes, it really is a matter of an immune overload which we daily experience as it has become so easy to get parasites basically anywhere (door knobs, physical contact, food etc)'