You are right! I have used this site for some time now and Jackie is a champion with her exhaustive research into these parasites. She flies in the face of the medical profession who refuse to treat DF & Blasto. with anything stronger than Flagyl.
I got tested with one of the labs. recommended and found I had DF. ( I am the one on the site who had the results sent to the vet) I took the drugs. That was nearly a year ago. Treatment was for a very long three weeks and I had massive fatigue but diarrhoea went within days. I was very thorough and had colonics, before, during and after treatment (with Clarkia in the enema). I did a single follow-up test which signalled I was clear of the parasite (but I could have taken this too soon after the drugs, Jackie says wait for longer than I did).
But my digestive system was now all over the place. I got a white tongue (didn’t have before); constipation; bloating; increased food sensitivities (as before, especially to all carbs. -maybe I still have the parasite??); brain fog and very underweight . The colonist told me I was full of candida. Candida now seemed even harder to treat. I continued with Grapefruit-Seed-Extract (one a day). I ate masses of coconut (for the caprylic acid) for a couple of months with very good results and then became allergic. Eventually I got the courage to take Bio-acidophilus (I reacted to it before when I had the parasite), this encouraged some improvement with BMs. I started to include zinc and Vit B complex and then got bad Depression and stopped all supplements including probiotics. Mood improved.
At the moment the only thing I am taking is a herbal Liver Detox which is improving BMs. I have found out that some of the herbs included are anti-parasitic and surprisingly, I have passed some thread-like things.
I’d like to keep an open mind on the drugs/ herbs issue. Jackie is pretty adamant that herbs do not work. I am not convinced. I took herbs a few years ago (Clear by the Awareness corporation) and diarrhoea did clear up then. What was significant was that I put on weight almost immediately. I didn’t get the white tongue and bloating and wind. But diarrhoea did come back after about a year.
What is also significant is that I have just been contacted by someone from the site who took drugs a couple of years ago and she is getting tested again as her symptoms are returning.
My advice would probably be to try Clarkia (or similar) first before launching down the pharmaceutical route. The herbs are worth a try. Hope my experience helps somebody. There are still so many unanswered questions.