Tansybelle, you've written a very wise and insightful response.
I am all for alternative approaches - I don't particularly trust our current method of practicing medicine, OR "big pharma." But, diagnosing any condition or illness, online, by presenting descriptions or photo images is a real serious crap-shoot. Many of the images that people are posting of "worms" in their stools are clearly bits of rolled toilette paper - seriously.
So......excellent response and I hope that the OP looks into their condition, further.