For Roundworms (Nematodes) that have migrated or scattered from the GI tract to other areas of the body, see Albendazole Drug Protocol: Nematodes (Roundworms) & Systemic Eggs, Larva, & Cysts:http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1566532#i
Drug guides usually show low-dose, one-shot, or short-term treatment plans. But medical studies show high failure & reinfection rates with those methods ~~ that IMHO wouldn't kill a piss ant. (lol)
I used the following protocol, with good results, for a an infection of Enterobius Vermicularis (pinworms):
Mebendazole (Vermox) Drug Protocol:
1 tablet*, 100mg, twice daily, AM/PM, evenly spaced 12 hours apart. Chew or crush tablet. Take each dose with 8oz water & 40g**fatty meal. 7 days on, 7 days off to rest the liver. Repeat for 1 or more cycles, as needed, to cure infection.
For 500mg tablets, split each tablet into 4 doses, 125mg each.
*Note:For severe cases, increase dosage to 2 tablets, twice daily.
Mebendazole is poorly absorbed in the gut, so you must chew tablet very well. Or use a pill splitter box, crush tablet into smithereens, & sprinkle on soft food.
**You must consume 40g fatty meal w/each dose (e.g, grilled cheese sandwich, ice cream, cheese pizza, cheesecake, buttered popcorn, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, cheese, cottage cheese, whipped cream, sour cream, melted real butter, or salad dressing over food, etc). Check labels for fat gram content. Fat acts as a carrier & increases absorption & plasma concentration. If you omit this step, you'll just flush $ & meds down the drain!
Carefully research all pros & cons of drug treatment based on your overall health condition, medical history, & other meds you're taking (see above drug monograph & references).
Before starting any drug treatment, recommend you seek medical diagnosis & lab testing to confirm the type of parasitic infection you have so that appropriate meds are used.
But brace yourself for bad news. Even when you take in whole worms or specimens for lab tests, results are usually negative!#? (lol) This occurs when specific parasite tests (there are many to choose from) aren't ordered by your doctor. This also applies to blood tests.
Stool tests are also unreliable. The sample you collect may not contain any worms, eggs, or larva because they're not shed everyday. Or the lab takes a small smear that doesn't contain anything to test although other areas of the sample contain parasites. Or specific parasite tests aren't ordered.
Brace yourself for more bad news. The mantra of most doctors is that all parasite infections only occur in 3rd world countries or poor, dirty, uneducated, lower-class folks!#? They usually diagnose patients with "Delusional Parasitosis" & prescribe anti-psychotic drugs as a cure, which, of course, is a big dose of "BS". (lol)
So be sure to take tranquilizers or blood pressure meds before your office visit so you don't go BESERK when you're told you're CRAZY!?# Or try my tips for doctor appointments:http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1611820. (hee hee)
If you have other symptoms, feel free to post them. There are many forum members who'll gladly offer advice ~~ all (including mine) to be taken with a big grain of salt, of course!
After all, the goals of the forum are to help each, share our experiences, & exchange information in a friendly manner!
Good luck & keep us posted on your progress! Feedback helps everyone on the forum.
Cheers ~~ ICU
My motto: Aim high, shoot low, & use big guns! (hee hee)
And as the African warrior Shaka Zulu said: "Never leave an enemy behind."
Pinworms are the most common intestinal parasite in the US, especially among children. They're tiny, 1/4" long, barely visible, white or ivory-colored thread-like worms.
They lay 15,000 eggs daily, are very contagious, & difficult to eradicate. Their microscopic eggs become airborne, reinfecting you & infecting others.
Repeat treatments are often required to break their life cycle.
All household members should be treated, even if symptom-free. This prevents reinfecting you & infecting others.
Children Ages 4-12: 1 tablet*, 100mg, once daily, at same hour each day. Chew or crush tablet. Take dose with 8oz water & 20g**fatty meal. 4 days on, 7 days off. Repeat for 1 or more cycles, as needed to cure infection.
Symptom-Free Teens & Adults: 1 tablet*, 100mg, once daily, at same hour each day. Chew or crush tablet. Take each dose with 8oz water & 40g**fatty meal. 4 days on, 7 days off. Repeat for 1 cycle.
*For 500mg tablets, split each tablet into 4 doses, 125mg each.
**For 40g fatty meal suggestions, see above.
You must follow strict personal hygiene rules (daily clean undies, clothing, bedding, bathing, hand washing, etc). Hygiene rules & housecleaning tips are below.
Symptoms, Life Cycle, Hygiene Rules, & House-Cleaning Tips:
If Mebendazole treatment fails to cure pinworms, you may have a drug-resistant strain. In that case, see the Albendazole Drug Protocol:Nematodes (Roundworms) & Systemic Eggs, Larva, & Cysts:http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1566532#i.