Re: Strongyloides and subcutaneous injection of ivermectin as a possible cure.
Hello. I, like you, found these several research studies using parenteral IVM instead of oral. I used almost a whole bottle of it over several months. Tried several brands. First, the only needle/syringe I could get were for insulin administration which are tiny, narrow & subcutaneous. The dosage is the same as the oral. The injected medication is amazingly painful but because I was so sick, I persisted. Had to break each dose into 3 parts so I had to inject the dose in 3 different places. Then several minutes to recover from the pain after each injection. It did work, as much as the oral, but faster. But one must be very careful with IVM because of the risk of severe ocular problems.
Now that this is behind me, I cannot say that these injections actually helped long term. As we all know, the parasites
tend to recur relentlessly. I was able to progress to today (significant reduction in symptoms) using Sharkman's protocol (Doxy to kill Wolbachia bacteria that eventually render nematodes sterile; Fenbendazole 5 days/month; moxidectin 1/month).
They are still relentless (also encouraged (?) by these huge moon phases) but there is no doubt that their numbers are reduced. I am down in Florida for the winter so too much sunshine for me to take Doxy (which causes ME significant sun sensitivity) so they are still present, BUT manageable. I feel so much healthier with almost no lung symptoms any more. Will re-start Doxy when I get back to the sunless north this spring.
Hang in; you are not alone.