Petra, you are right. I haven't done the full 18 days. I don't do a maintenance dose and I don't know if I'm parasite free. In fact, I'd be sure that I'm not. I have had massive problems with family stress and have found doing the cleanses quite taxing - whether it is due to die-off or healing crisis or whatever, but I found I couldn't cope any more with the added stress caused by my symptoms. I have been so worried about Crohn's disease and colitis that I have given up the parasite cleanses in case they were the cause of my bowel irritability. At the moment I am taking nothing but the probiotics and MSM/Vit C combo, which is helping with my energy level, and I feel pretty good.
Oh, and I do take digestive enzymes and betaine HCl with meals as I have had lots of undigested food material going through. Two naturopaths have told me I am protein deficient as well as being deficient in a whole range of minerals. I have learned from this forum that my problem might actually be not enough chewing. PTree said somewhere recently that undigested food material may cause allergic reactions on the way through. So I am concentrating on eating slower and chewing more, this certainly helps.