I thought the worm was broken at first too, then you said the thing about "shredded at one end." I hate be be, like, all over the morgellons forum about acanthocephalans and rotifers, but if there's cilia at one end, it's a def possibility that it's a rotifer (cilia: think: clay that's been put through a garlic press, in terms of relative size and density of "cilia" or tentacles...like you said: shredded) then you could easily be referring to a bdelloid rotifer. acanthoceph don't have cilia, but bristly spines...and they Appear segmented like tapeworms, but arent really. See bumblebees pics in another parasite forum (Title is like, : "help! Photos: flukes ...?") S/he has a similar "onion" worm, with cilia at one end. And yes, I am infested with acanths as well as others, yet have none of the GI symptoms, but itching, biting and RAS. Take magnesium supplements starting belw 500 mg/day, incl Epsom Salt baths, just to support your own system if you are not doing so already. I also increased my salt intake, like lymephotos.com recommendations, with no bad consequences. These guys just SUCK the salts out of you, and restless leg is often caused by mag def.