Okay so about a year ago I realized I had pinworms after a few days of having a super intense itchy butt at night time. Started gouging (I should have never done that, except its what helped me figure out I had them, prompting me to take Pyrantel Pamoate in the first place) anyways, took the Pyrantel Pamoate, and the intense itching/burning stopped that very night. Washed all my bed linens, floors, ironed (with a hot iron) my couch, dusted all surfaces, bleached bathroom, surfaces, floors, etc. Washed my hands before ever eating, drinking, taking a medication, etc.
Doctor even prescribed me Albendazole, which idk if it worked or not because by then the itching was already gone thanks to Pyrantel Pamoate.
Sounds like I was cured right?
Number one I have OCD, so this whole cleaning thing and feeling of having to clean everything and especially clean hardcore before anyone comes over, etc really messed with my head.
So still for months I have been trying continuously researching how to get rid of them completely (even though I have had no reoccurring symptoms) because I get these phantom itchy feelings by my butt. They could be sweat, and I'm just so afraid I still freak out and think they're worms again because it is such a fear of mine.
The itching is NOTHING like how it was when I had pinworms, but it sends me into an "I have pinworms, must clean everything, research everything, etc.".
I only go to my parent's house in freshly washed clothes, and wipe down everything I touch when I'm there, and wipe down the leather furniture I sit on there with a wet paper towel.
Ultimately my number one fear is of spreading this to anyone.
I'm just not sure if I have completely gotten rid of them or not.
I know some people go years and years with a pinworm infection, but I have taken everything you can think of, Diatomaceous Earth twice daily (2 heaping tablespoonfuls), MSM tablets, and Intestinal Edge ( Black-Walnut
, plus other things).
The only time I feel like my anus is irritated is when I've been constipated and it feels sort of like hemorrhoids or something. (Which the DE is constipating if you do not drink enough water daily during taking it).
I have started back up on the Intestinal Edge mixture along with my daily DE that I take, and since taking the intestinal edge mixture once yesterday I saw white specks in my stool. VERY small white specks, don't look how it looked when I was expelling dead pinworms. They literally look like white dots, and could be anything. I'm thinking they may be candida and are being expelled bc of the intestinal edge and/or DE I'm using. Because I've heard many people taking DE for a long time (90 days) have been cured of pinworms. And the combination of my hygiene measures and the continuous intake of DE should be enough (along with the Albendazole I ordered online and took 400mg weekly for about a month or month and a half).
Anytime I feel a little "feeling" by my anus or butt I get all freaked out. I mostly feel it away from my butt, maybe butt crack or butt cheeks.
Side-note: NOT TO BE GRAPHIC, I have had my ass ate (rimmed) from someone, and they have NOT (knock on wood) come down with worms. I did make them aware of the pinworm situation, and they still wanted to proceed.
I feel like if I was still infectious, they would have showed up with worms within weeks.
It's been almost a year since I felt the pinworms terrible itch, and it's hard to remember the exact feeling but I remember how unforgiving it was, and this is not that. This is just driving me crazy because I want to be "cured" and say that this is all in the past because I really would like to have company over, would love to not have to be so OCD clean freak every time I go see my parents, and would like to resume a normal love life, but due to FEAR I haven't overcome this despite having none of the symptoms, I feel like I can't.
I don't know what's going on. Would appreciate any input on this. I'm debating having the doctor order a Ova & Parasite stool sample collected and examined, just to be sure. I know a lot of you all say those are bogus, but I feel like they could at least tell what the white specks are that only come out when I take the Black-Walnut
I am going to continue taking DE twice daily, for probably a year. I am gonna continue the Black-Walnut
mixture, and MSM for 2 or 3 more months.
I'm at the end of my rope with this. Advice please.