Parasite Symptoms - How Many I Ticked Off The Symptoms List
Here is a list of symptoms I read a lot about when researching parasites. I’ve ticked off what I relate to.
INABILITY TO GAIN OR LOSE WEIGHT - I’m underweight, I eat like a horse and can’t put any weight on. I am 5ft 8inches tall. When I first fell ill I lost weight rapidly. My doctor commented on it. I had a break in between from seeing my doctor because I felt I wasn’t getting anywhere and when I went back he noticed this immediately. It was the first thing he said to me when I walked into his office. That’s when he decided to send me for endoscopy/colonoscopy because of malabsorption of nutrients. I was about 8 stone (112 lbs). (VERY underweight for my height). I have to keep an eye on my weight and now I weigh just under 9 stone (126 lbs), although this is still underweight for my height. I supplement by taking vitamins and minerals which helps. Before I fell ill I used to weigh around 10 to 10 and a half stone (140lbs-147lbs). I get comments about my weight all the time. It’s like someone being fat and trying to lose weight, it’s just the same for me except the opposite. It hurts. Although people comment on my weight, it’s around the face I look quite ill, very gaunt and drawn looking. In fact, someone said to me “have you got worms"!! I couldn’t believe it. I know they said it as a joke but, to me, it was like they knew. I became quite paranoid about that comment. I know I have worms but for someone to say it!
CHRONIC CANDIDA - Can’t be certain but I’d say I probably do suffer it. When I had scio treatment my practitioner said I had it.
YEAST INFECTIONS - My scio practitioner said I suffered from this.
CHRONIC SINUS OR EAR INFECTIONS - CHRONIC, CHRONIC SINUS PROBLEMS. Constant mucus/sticky slime up my nose, white stringy things too. At times I get a foul nasal odour too. I find this quite distressing to put up with. It’s almost like an ammonia-like smell.
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS - Not sure. I do notice when I have a flare-up of symptoms I urinate an awful lot so this may be a sign I have something going on in the urinary tract.
ITCHY EARS OR NOSE - Sometimes I feel my ears itch but mainly it’s my nose. It can be very itchy and I also get a crawling sensation too, deep in the sinuses. Also expel these white, stringy things too. Foul nasal odour too.
ANAL ITCHING, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT - Definitely notice the anal itching. I notice it during the day too. I also experience a burning, hot sensation in my bottom.
DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS - Yes. I had a comprehensive stool test done, early on in my illness, it was noted that there was unbroken down food matter. My tummy/intestines are always fluttering like mad and rumbling like a cauldron.
GAS AND BLOATING - Yes. I sometimes look pregnant. I also suffer from bad wind. It can smell foul.
DIARRHEA - More constipation than diarrhea.
MUCUSY STOOLS - Stools can be covered in mucus. Thick slimy mucus, sometimes I notice white blobby stuff inside the mucus too which I presume to be parasite eggs. I have also noticed blood in my stools too. On a few occasions I’ve actually bled, and the toilet paper was red with blood. I’ve read that certain parasite infections can make you bleed inside. Thankfully I don’t get this a lot but it’s happened on a few occasions. Of course, I told my doctor this.
HEMORRHOIDS - No, I don’t thik so.
CONSTIPATION - When I first became ill I was always constipated. I try to keep my bowels moving as best I can due to my problems. I’m better than I was but I take stuff to help with this.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME - No doubt. But what EXACTLY is irritable bowel? I’d say it was an all round ‘diagnosis’ for a whole list of things. Just my opinion.
GRINDING TEETH WHILE SLEEPING - Yes. So I’ve been told, by my husband.
HEART PAIN - Yes, most definitely. I also get skipping heartbeats too. I also feel a wriggling sensation too. I get really scared when I feel this. It stops me in my tracks. Sometimes I’m clutching at my chest and I don’t even realise I’m doing it.
NUMB HANDS - No, I haven’t really noticed this.
PAIN IN THE NAVEL - Can’t say I’ve noticed this either.
PAIN IN THE BACK,THIGHS OR SHOULDERS - Yes. I also get a stiff necks. I usually feel the neck stiffen when I get the flare-up of symptoms.
ARTHRITIC PAINS - I’m not sure I would describe it as arthritic pain. I get sore joints and sore muscles.
BURNING IN THE STOMACH - Yes.
BED WETTING - No. (Thank goodness).
DROOLING WHILE SLEEPING - Yes, at times, but not too often. I know this because when I wake up in the morning I have like dry saliva on the sides on my mouth, trickling down the chin. It’s not bad, but I have noticed it. I’m not slevvering eveywhere.
ANY MENSTRUAL COMPLAINT - I suffer from endometriosis. Bad periods and bad cramps.
CYSTS AND FIBROIDS - No. Like I say, I have severe endometriosis.
EATING MORE AND STILL BEING HUNGRY - Yes. I crave sugary things a lot too.
ALL SKIN PROBLEMS - I get tiny rashes, on my tummy. I also notice red track line marks on my skin. I’ve seen them ‘appear’ on my arms. Similar to scratch marks except the skin isn’t broken. If you press gently down on them they disappear, then re-appear again. I’ve watched it happen. Very odd to see.
FORGETFULNESS - Yes. I also feel confused at times when symptoms are really bad. I can also feel disorientated also. I get dizzy spells too.
DEPRESSION - I’ve been ill for so long, no wonder I’m depressed.
CHRONIC FATIGUE - Yes. When the symptoms are really bad, especially on a flare-up I feel I have no energy at all. It’s an effort to do anything.
CHRONIC VIRAL SYNDROMES - Yes.
PROSTATE PROBLEMS AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN MEN - Doesn’t relate to me!
WATER RETENTION >(mostly from tapeworms) - Haven’t noticed this really.
CRAWLING FEELING UNDER THE SKIN - Yes, as described above, re: red track marks on skin. I also feel a crawly sensation in my head/scalp.
FLOATERS - Yes. I can see them clearly. They are very annoying. (If floaters are, in fact, what I am seeing.)
LIVER/GALLBLADDER TROUBLE - Yes. When I was seeing my scio practitioner, my liver was constantly toxic. It was overworked trying to get rid of the toxins in my body.
I also suffer from fevers too and night sweats.
Although I have had tests carried out and now know for sure I have a serious problem I thought it would be a good idea to go through the list above and see how many symptoms I relate to. I’m not just ticking off this and that because I think I have it. I must stress that all of the symptoms I have are very apparent and can be very aggressive. It’s quite a list isn’t it.
I’ve also read from many sites that if you ‘tick’ more than a few, there’s usually something going on.
Thank you for your response. Have you always been your weight? The weight has fallen off me since I've been ill. I get comments about my weight all the time. My own doctor commented on it and it was the first thing he noticed. People who know me very well notice it too. But, more importantly, I know I am underweight. I used to be a healthy 10, 10. I believe the parasites I harbour are the cause of my weight loss.
Thank you for your kind wishes. You ask which tests I had done. I had - sputum, urine and stool.
I wish I could go into it more but you'd be better reading my blog. It's why I started this. To tell my story, and it's a long one. I go into detail about my tests, results and even post many micrographs relating to them. I tell my story from when I first fell ill to the present day.
Parasites are very difficult to diagnose, it's what I found in my search to regain my health. I just wish I found RHR earlier than I did.
Good luck and donot worry about things too much...I am hoping that you may have already recieved a diagnosis and that you can let us know how you are keeping now!
God Bless you and he will surely see you through.
But I have to say, more recently, I've been feeling much, much better.
Thank you for your kind words.
PS. You advise that I get some tests done to be on the safe side of "this condition especially to explain the night sweats and fever".
I'm not entirely sure what you mean here?? I'm a bit confused. Parasites can be very difficult to diagnose and it's been my opinion from what I have been through that negative tests can be more common than you think. Fevers and nights sweats are also symptoms of a parasite infection. My fevers and night sweats have got much better since I've been feeling better. They are not happening as often.
My doctor sent me to Infectious Disease specialist. It was a nightmare. The specialist more or less said it was all in my head. From day one, the shear mention of parasites, they don't want to know. That's been my experience.
He didn't quite say the words, but I knew he was telling me all of this was in my head.
it was interesting to read all your symptoms, i have had all your symptoms and more for years it has cost me a fortune on alternative health and been back and forwards to the doctor only difference is i cant lose weight im a little overweight, i also get off balance feelings, dizziness, palpitations, fybromyalgia, eyes and nose itching stomach problems fast beating heart - ive only just been diagnosed with parasites after 32 years! im just starting treatment but it is difficult because of die off - you have to feel worse before you can feel better but its difficult to cope with - i experience 100s of symptoms cant really write them all down on here - so i empathise and wish you all the luck in your recovery x
Thank you for your comment. I find it easier to cope with when others can relate to what I'm going through. I too, have spent a fortune, thousands of pounds trying to regain my health. I too have been back and forth to my doctors over the years. I was recently referred to an Infectious Disease Specialist but the only parasite test they did was for toxicaris and it came back negative. I got the distinct impression the specialist didn't believe me. He more or less told me it was in my head.
I couldn't believe when I read that it took you 32 years to diagnosed! Blimey!
Feel free to email me at my rhr address.
I wish you well in your treatment. All the very best.
I have done many parasite cleanses, not much difference, took threelac hulda clark at the moment I am taking colostrum and colferrin seems a bit better, I would just like a proper diagnoses. how come the pathologists can work out what was wrong and what someone died of but havent got a clue with the living. bizarre...running out of energy its been over four years now.
can anyone help this useless case.
Wish you all well JJ
I can relate to everything that you have listed. It can be a very lonely time for the sufferer too. I know how you feel.
I've tried many parasite cleanses that didn't make much difference to my symptoms either. I'm presently trying another protocol right now. It's early days, I'm only just starting week 3.
All the best.
I have traveled around the world when I was young and since then I have acquired the following symptoms:
1. I came home with sever diarrhea which lasted for months. Nothing was detected in my stool samples or urine.
2. The diarrhea only subsided after taking a massive of multiple antibotics.
3. From that point forward every summer the skin on the palms of my hands would peel.
2. Pimples forms on my scalp yet when squeezed only a clear liquid emerged.
3. Now I am beginning to feel things crawling under my scalp.
Jane, I sympathise because I have suffered exactly the same.
9/10 people suffer with parasites but
in our case, it is chronic. And yes, it's very much a mind, body thing.
However, you can improve your health greatly. Miraculously. With dedication and determination.
You say "....... you can improve your health greatly. Miraculously. With dedication and determination. Interested?"
Please elaborate, I'm intrigued.
Thank you for your comment. You do have quite a list of symptoms. I do hope you will comment on your progress with your health. Please do )
With regards to your comment 'under the weather', feeling even just under the weather gets you down, yes, I understand that but it's not quite how I would describe my symptoms when I felt seriously ill. For years I experienced very intense, aggressive symptoms. Although I'm doing much better now, looking back, the heart, chest and breathlessness symptoms scared me the most. The severe dizziness was frightful too.
Good luck with your health.
I was browsing for "parasite die off symptoms" because I am treating parasites right now. Your symptoms sound similar to mine.
"Cat Scratch" = Bartonella
Night sweats/fever = Babesia
Hoping you are feeling better than when you posted this article. I am treating lyme, bartonella and babesia and all of those symptoms you listed screamed THAT.
I've been misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia and have many of your symptoms listed. I tested positive for Lyme bacteria Borrelia Burgdorferi and Trichinella and am treating for that now as well. I'm your height, at 113 lbs.
Could it be parasites, yes. Lyme disease causes a whole gamut of health problems. Babesia is a blood parasite. Bartonella is another bacteria often referred to as Cat Scratch Fever.
Just wanted to throw that out there as something you may consider if you haven't already. A Western Blot is the test of choice through Igenex. If you'd like more info, feel free to email me directly.
Thank you for your informative comment. Much appreciated. I've written you a private email.
Do keep us posted on your progress with your health.
blood, hair loss,weight loss,arthritis spine degeneration, eyesight at 6.0, 9.0 is blind. numbness in limbs at times ,could not feel feet or arms at times.Chronic sinusinits.gram negative staph in sinuses.
Not one doctor said anything they just wrote it down and I started reading it . If you say lymes in this state they close the doors on you. I have had blood work with held but I am trying to retreive it. I finally convinced one doctor to do a western blot but that is not always accurate.
Thanks for listening God be with us all.
ALMOST DIED FEB & MARCH OF 2011. MANY OF SAME SYMPTOMS JANE HAS HAD. THOUGHT TO BE BLISTER BEETLE LARVAE. NOW KNOW DEER TICKS BUT MAY BE BOTH. IN HOSPITAL & ALSO CONSULTED 15 DRS. COST ME OVER $10,000 TO TAKE CARPET OUT, MOVE TO HOTEL, BACK HOME,PAY HELPERS. THOUGHT MIGHT FINALLY BE OVER BUT........NO. BLISTERS & BITES(?) OR LESIONS REAPPEARED NOW. HAVE FOUND VET WHO MAY HELP......HAVE CAT WITH SOME OF SAME SYMPTOMS. MAINLY TICKS OR LARVAE IN HIS EARS. SPENT $1800 ON HIM SO FAR.
DR IS DOING MANY BLOOD TESTS ON ME NOW THAT IT HAS REAPPEARED. WENT THROUGH SO MUCH! ACCUSED OF SELF MUTILATION & BEING DELUSIONAL. THANK GOD I HAVE MEDICAL BACKGROUND SO KNEW I WAS NOT AS ACCUSED. LESIONS, BLISTERS & TUNNELING IN SKIN BEGAN IN PLACES ON BACK I COULD NOT EVEN REACH!
HAD BEEN WRAPPING PLANTS OUTSIDE FOR 3 HOURS &FELL ASLEEP OUTSIDE. HAD JUST HAD NECK SURGERY & PAIN WAS SO BAD THAT NIGHT I CLEANED UP WITH HOSPITAL FOAM & NO SHOWER. AWOKE WITH FEVER...TINGLING IN SHOULDER. COULD NOT MOVE FOR 6 Days & NIGHTS. THEN GOT STRENGTH TO GET UP & GO TO DR & MISDIAGNOSES BEGAN.
I HAVE MANY SAMPLES. NEED A GOOD LAB TO I.D. TO AVOID RUNAROUND AGAIN. CAN YOU E-MAIL ME WITH SOME HELP?
THEY ARE DIAMOND SHAPED "THINGS" ( TICKS, LARVAE?) WITH TINY "SUCKER" LIKE NOSE ON UNDERSIDE ALL OVER MY HOUSE & OUTSIDE OF HOUSE. GET ON ME & "SINK" RIGHT INTO MY SKIN THEN FORM A BLISTER. HAVE TO BE REMOVED LIKE A TICK OR ESCAR WILL NOT HEAL. BEFORE I FIGURED THIS OUT.....HAD ESCARS (SCABS) ON ALL OF THEM FOR 6-8 WEEKS.
ALSO HAVE APPARENT PARASITE WHICH IS LIKE 2 TINY OVAL SHAPED THINGS (ALMOST CLEAR) TOGETHER WHICH MELT RIGHT INTO MY SKIN .....& CAUSES SAME PROBLEM.
WAS TOLD TO APPLY PERMETHERIN SCALP TO TOES & LEAVE ON FOR 12 HOURS & NOT TO "FREAK" OUT NUT ALL SORTS OF "THINGS" WOULD COME OUT OF ME THRU EVERY ORIFICE & SKIN. THEY DID & I FREAKED. HAD TO DO THIS 2 TIMES. THE LESIONS THEMSELVES & THE EDIT WOUNDS LEFT BAD SCARS. THEN THE DIAGNOSIS HAD BEEN BLISTER BEETLE DERMATITIS. THOUGHT IT WAS OVER.......NO....HAS STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN & THIS TIME I HAVE DEER TICK NYMPHS GETTING ME TOO. MIGHT HAVE BEEN FIRST TIME & JUST DID NOT KNOW THEY WERE ON ME AS WELL AS THE BEETLE.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME?? THANKS
'Blister beetle dermatitis' - I've never heard of it. Deer ticks are related to lyme disease. Have you been tested for lyme?
Being accused of self-mutilation and delusional, you must find that very upsetting. Delusional, yes, I've had that reference too and it isn't fair.
Anyone else 'out there' with any advice?
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