Hi - in reply to "This is a reply to # 2,385,656
Re: Concerned about transmission" - BTW am new here so am probably doing this wrong/wrong place - apologies if I am!
OK as you're UK based (same as me) I believe a UK pharmacist offers doctors ie can only fulfil a script for either albendazole or mebendazole for what I have. I have whipworm (US private diagnosis - infection rate not give just "detected"!) ie it cd be in the organs by now or just a low dose of it. Have had strange pricking and stabbing across my body including my eyes- I also have other gut situations to deal with. This worm and probably others are linked to raw fish (think sushi), poorly cooked meat; non washed salads (think your average restaurant) and so on. Apparently it's common but my pharmacist has had to order it and the GP did a script for it. They come "chewable non Sugar which willl mean the addition of aspartame, sorbitol whatever - so am not pleased. In the meantime am considering a natural (slower to act but presumably more gentle on the liver etc) based product - health food shops stock them.
A NHS stool test abt the same time came back negative. It did not include parasite check.
If you have the money it's worth investigating a private stool test I believe. But you may find you have "opportunistic" other things going on which will need attention perpaps. The NHS hasn't use INVERMECTIN - I think on cost.h However a quick read yesterday stated that albendazole and mebendazole have low cure rates and need invermectin to improve the efficacy see http://www.price-rx.com/parasites
Yes it IS disconcerting to have strange nerve effects going on - my GP has even booked me an MRI - which I will decline for now. BTW worth coming off Sugar and eating as "clean" as you can ie healthily organic if poss and so on.