Sanjean,as you know I think I have had these since August of last year. I think I either picked them up from eating fruit ( I frequently eat fruit from farmers markets and fruit stands), from the soil I did some gardening last year (maybe I didnt wash my hands good enough), or from when I was admitted to to the hospital last July\August for the flu. I remembering at time telling my husband that hospital sheets in my room didnt seem clean to me. In August that is when I started noticing a occastional anal itch at night time. I would get up and check my bum and wipe but ididnt see anything. Like I said before things didnt get bad, until I took my first dose of Pin-X and that's when I started noticing them all the time. That is when the battle began. Its like they don't bother you if you have a clogged up colon full of junk food and sugar, but as soon as you try to eat healthy and start killing them they come out all the darn time. It's funny what you said about trying to check your partner's bum. I thought about doing that to my husband too. Anyhow, I am now putting neem oil, oregano oil, tea tree oil and noxzema all mix together on my bum. It helps but I still know they are there. Sanjean, I hope some day we can put a positve post on here!