This is a reply to #Bubby6301 written 26 months ago:
This sounds like a Strongyloides infection and this is a place where one could pick it up. Though, it could be a type of filiariasis.
Steroids are contraindicated for those with a strongyloides infection because a hyperinfection will develop.
This parasitic infection affects the muscles, the lungs, the stomach, GI tract, etc....
Ground zero, for the United States, was the state of Hawaii and it has spread to at least half of the mainland states and worldwide.
I hope you have found effective treatment.
The treatments I am aware of for this condition include:
1. Ivermectin with Albendazole. Albendazole added to Ivermectin enhances the kill rate.
2. Ivermectin injections - 15 mg/day for an average sized male. 1 week on, 1 week off, 1 week on. May need to repeat.
Injections are very effective because the Strongyloid worms burrow into the the lining of the stomach and intestines and significantly affect the absorption of medication and foods.
3. Diatomaceous Earth, x2/d, daily, minimum 6 months.
4. Tribendimidine (available in China, unsure where else)
5. Tribendimidine + Ivermectin
Wishing you the very best in your treatment.