Pumpkin seeds - did they cause my horrible episode?
Forum: Parasites Support Forum
Hi all! Last Friday I went to Whole Foods and bought about 1 lb. of pumpkin seeds thinking if I had parasites they could help. I then did a search and found that the "cures" required rather large amounts to be ground into a paste, etc., then followed by a purgative as they only "paralize" worms (or at least tapeworms...). So I got disappointed in that but thought "what the heck, I like them so I'll just eat them like a snack". So that night I had a handful or two.
The next morning I got awaked by outside noise a little too early for me, but since after a while I felt hungry I decided to get up and eat since I''ve been trying to better manage my hypoglycemic symptoms. I had a couple of organic eggs fried in EVCO and accompanied by some cassava bread, since the combo is a little tough to digest I had one or two betaine hcl tabs. About a half hour later I began having a lot of gas and distress in my stomach/intestines so I had a couple of chewable enzymes too. However, other symptoms began to crop up, like abnormal hot flashes (more like feeling very hot all over for a long period of time), also palpitations and mild nausea. I peed a lot too and went #2 several times but the gas and tummy distress didn't really ease up and the area where my heart is eventually felt tight and I had a dull ache, I also could swear it felt as if "something" was moving there or I was having abnormal contractions. All this plus extra fatigue (I usually don't have energy) went on for hours so I took potassium which often helps and magnesium to help my heart relax. I did EFT and applied accupressure to myself as several points just plain hurt and eventually took more supplements, like a couple of grams of Vit. C and even charcoal caps since I kind of felt "toxic", I also did oil pulling but nothing brought relief, which stressed me out and possibly prolongued the agony.
I wondered if I was having a "thyroid storm" since I have/had thyroid problems but last year I had similar symptoms after eating foods heavy in mycotoxins (i.e., ice-cream, cheddar cheese, wheat) but I'd been on a mycotoxin free diet and taking lots of antioxidants (which can neutralize them) so I was puzzled because it did feel like some kind of food poisoning, but I was reluctant to believe it could be those organic eggs and wondered if what I'd eaten the night before which was not organic, could've been to blame so many hours later. Anyway, at one point I felt so awful, like a panic attack gone out of control or an impending heart attack that one of our cats came to me in the bathroom and just stared at me, as if to ask what was wrong. That scared me (since animals have a six sense...) so I woke my daughter up. After I explained what had been going on I asked her to massage my back because of all the sore points I had. That eventually calmed me down some but my heart was still acting up so I decided to take a tranquilizer so I could get some sleep. Between Saturday afternoon and Sunday (after I got up) I went #2 like 5 times (not diarrhea, just kind of soft) so clearly my body was trying to get "something" out (no worms that I could see. Oh, and the gas in my gut was unbelievable, sort of like when I've eaten sugar alcohols I can't digest.
The next night I repeated the tranquilizer because on top I got upset with my children and I was afraid that if I lay thinking about it it would probably stress me out, which would not be good for my heart. However, last night I had no intentions of taking one but then I couldn't get to sleep. Eventually a guaifenesin tab helped me get to sleep way into the morning (it has a light sedative effect on me) but all I got were 5 hours and right now my heart doesn't feel so good.
A few hours ago I began reading something about parasite die-off and found a post describing some of my symptoms. The whole time I was feeling sick I kept thinking of parasites but wasn't sure if I was just being "paranoid", now I think I may have been right... But I'm perplexed, could the pumpkin seeds I ate have caused me SO MUCH distress? And what exactly should I think happened? I read they paralize tapeworms but don't kill them but don't know if they would kill other worms, so I'm wondering if "mine" were just upset and "getting their revenge" or if some of them died causing some of my horrid symptoms.
I ordered a mini-zapper but I read zappers don't work very well with parasites which are inside organs, so I thought it could still be useful to kill the bacteria, viruses and fungi they liberate when they die but I would like to know if anyone has had any success actually killing worms.
What I really want to know is what I should do next. My last parasite cleanse was a mild one in '07 and I did have other symptoms of die-off (including 2 colds in the month I was doing Paragone) and I didn't follow up because I never saw a worm but I had to travel overseas three times since then and maybe despite my precautions I may have gotten some new "uninvited guests". If I have parasites that are crawling in my heart I'm afraid that they could kill me sooner if I try to kill them all at once. In other words, if I take a "de-wormer" (natural, of course) and they start dying in droves, won't that cause me to go into shock??? How would my body flush their horrible little carcases from there? Is there a way I can get rid of them in a slower or safer way?
I'm really scared, depressed and paranoid enough so please think through what you're going to say, I really don't think I can stand to feel much worse...
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