I don't even know where to begin. 36 years old. I've had chronic yeast infections since I was 18, always treating with OTC stuff, but I pretty much always have a yeast infection so I know I probably have systemic candida. The last few years my health has really taken a turn. Very fatigued, weak and shaky feeling, numbness tingling, random shooting pains in my all over especially legs, hips, head, and arms. I also have arthritic like feeling in my wrists and hands. Basically, I feel at death's door. I struggle to get through work each day, calling in several days because of pain, fatigue and brain fog. Then I lay around all weekend because I feel so weak and sick. I've gone to my physician over and over again with complaints, but they tell me it's anxiety, and throw prozac and ativan down my throat. I've tried a few things to treat candida over the years thinking that was the problem.
Last weekend I decided to cut out dairy, caffeine, sugar, and wheat. I starting eating a couple of cloves of garlic a day. I was feeling really bad so I took a shot of ACV in water. I had some grapefruit seed extract pills and chlorella on hand so I took a dose of it. That next day I had a BM and expected to see some white candida (as I've seen before). NO. I actually saw what looked like a whole piece of stool swaying and moving in the toilet. I couldn't believe my eyes. I looked closer and saw what looked like a tail embedded inside the stool swishing about. I freaked out and flushed the toiled and immediately starting googling which pointed me to this website and parasites, which I never even thought possible! I had a second BM (because I also drank herbal laxative tea) This time, I saw a long white string about 5 inches long that was clearly a worm and not mucous. It had a head and everything. I knew then it was definitely a worm. Again flushed, it down the toiled totally freaked out.
Having completely changed my diet and continuing with the supplements this week, I also started doing warm water enemas. My very first enema this came out:
Whatever this is, it looks like it was fat and plump at one time. Yuck! After another BM, more of these came out maybe 6 or so, along with other pieces of fleshy looking bits that again freaked me out so I flushed them quickly.Also a bit of bright red blood came out with what looked like pink mucous or maybe pus. That has me worried to and even scared to do another enema. Am I doing damage with with enemas?
It's still hard wrapping my head around it all. This weekend, still on my strict diet and supplements, I've had horrible what I'm guessing is die off. Bouts of rapid heart palpitations, increased weakness and all around feeling like I can barely move. I've been basically bed ridden only finding a bit of temporary relief after the enemas. I've had a couple more BMs but I didn't really study the output (STILL FREAKED OUT). I ordered DE and the NOW tincture but honestly I don't know what to do. I don't know where to start. I don't know what I'm dealing with. I'm still freaked out to see what's coming out of me. I'm not sure if this will even work. I'm just so tired and feel so bad. Reading all of the post is very overwhelming with all of the protocols. I guess what I'm looking for is reassurance that there is light at the end of the tunnel and maybe a little direction on where to start. Maybe to hear your story, and (me being a newbie I guess)ask for your advice. I don't know if what I'm doing is right or not. I just Don't Know! Thanks for ready my long post.