Do parasites cause autoimmune diseases?

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I have recently completed 2 stool sample tests that have rendered the same outcome, positive for parasitic organisms but unable to identify. Now I have to complete the exam a third time. I have still not received any treatment and have experienced some serious health problems over the past few years, including an idiopathic cardiomyopathy a little over 2 years ago. Two years before this I was hospitalized for a serious virus that could not be identified. This involved a very high fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and the start of kidney failure, however I went to the emergency room at the right time. One month later, I had mono, then 4 months later, had a palsy in my left foot, then less than one year after, started experiencing chest pain, serious headaches, and extreme fatigue. The emergency room kept sending me home telling me it was a virus. Finally several months had passed after numerous visits to this ER, I went to a different hospital where they found a cardiomyopathy. My ejection fraction was 35%. I am only 37! Just after this, I noticed one day that I had experienced severe itching in the rectal area with several days of white discharge that had an odor of infection. I waited for a couple of months to see if things would get better, and they didn't, so I went to the ER. I told the doctor about the cardiomyopathy and previous mysterious illnesses, he completed a brief rectal exam, and said it was probably internal hemmorhoids. I asked if a parasitic infection was possible, and he said it was very unlikely because I hadn't been out of the country in several years. So he never tested my stool. Two years have passed, and I have had the same/similar problems since, and have reported this to the doctors over and over. For the past year and a half, I have developed new symptoms. Extreme fatigue, weakness, joint aches, headaches, constipation and diarrhea, greasy, yellowish stools, sweat that smells like ammonia, skin peeling out of my mouth, gas, burping, bad breath, weight loss and loss of appetite. In addition, I have mysterious skin rashes with hives on a daily basis, and started taking pictures of them to document this. In December of 2012, I tested positive for lupus with a positive ANA, and my doctor ordered the test because my eosinophil percentage had consistently been flagged on my blood reports as high. I still was not getting any answers, so I switched all of my doctors and have been going to the city. This is a world renowned hospital. Upon meeting my new doctors, they ordered a repeat of blood tests. This time the lupus was negative. The doctors quickly dismissed the lupus results prior, and said that sometimes people just test false positive, with no further explanation. Back in April of this year, my doctor informed me that my vitamin d level was very low, 12, should be between 30-40 he said, so I have been taking prescription vitamin d. I met with an infectious disease specialist a month ago, and she said she didn't think that I had parasites, but she would test because of my eosinophils. Bingo, I do have them, and now the doctors are trying to say they are parasitic but may not be causing my symptoms. For several months I have noticed that there is strange looking debris after blowing my nose into a tissue. Last night, I am about 99% certain that it was a small worm, certainly looked like one, and I was a teacher, so I am fairly well educated. I saved it in the tissue and put it in a zip lock bag. I don't know whether to call my doctor or not on Monday morning, as I don't trust him, and think he will once again be dismissive. I already went through the HIV phase with him, and told him I didn't have it, as I've only had 4 partners my entire life, have never had unprotected sex, I don't rim, and had an HIV test. I haven't been sexually active in about three years, so I knew I couldn't have it. I retested a couple of months ago to satisfy him, and it was negative once again. I have asked him if any of my past symptoms are connected, and he didn't think so. I disagree. The only diagnosis I have is another one of idiopathic nature, uticharia, (spelling) and says my blood work is fine, which it isn't, because my vitamin d was very low, and my eosinophils are still high. Any advice on what I should do? Prior to all of this stuff over the past 5 years, I was very rarely I'll. now I can no longer do many of the things that I used to, as I don't feel well enough, and I would really like to get some normalcy back in my life. Is there a doctor who can answer this without telling me that I am imagining things? The test results obviously indicate that I am not.

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    Just wanted to add that whilst I have suspected I have parasites for the last 6 years, judging by the long-term symptoms that I can now see are bery obviously linked to the parasites, I believe they have actually been in my body for well over 40 years. That's what I meant by 'established'. I developed unexplained fatigue (one indication of parasites) at the age of 14. It was some time after a holiday to Spain where the villa had a rather many swimming pool. That may not be the source, but it's a distinct possibility.

    Makes a bit of the mockery of the 'have you been abroad recently?' route to diagnosis....

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      Very, truly interesting, Ali.  Your post does give pause and thought about the material dentists used years ago and that junk is still inside many of our teeth.  I dare ask for them to remove the material for fear it would unleash pandoras box.  I am, however, feeling some of the symptoms you described. 

      And yes, we all have a parasite or ten lol but some are just a pain and they do highjack the immune system which causes so many openings for secondary gum disease to name a few...many more but your post detailed dental work.  Good post! I enjoyed the read.

      Thank you for opening my eyes to yet another possibility.


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    ELIMINATE especially ANY alcohol and that includes beer or ANYTHING with yeast too!

    Doctors ARE the most vacuous, dense population who are taught to NOT think!

    It takes years and unfortunately for us the UK and Europe are now adopting this INSANE "scientific" way of doing things! If it doesn't show on a test - they don't believe it.

    Of course they used to tell people who had diabetes it was all in their head.

    Neuropathy is one of the most painful conditions known to man!

    You need to see a Neuro-immunologist. Do NOT settle for anything less - and throw out ALL these natural crap suggested too!!!!!!!!!!!

    Get there BEFORE the neurological issues get too bad!!!!!!!!!!! TRUST ME

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    Thanks for that. I don't drink. Never really have. Alcohol makes me cough so I tend to avoid it.

    I used to eliminate things with yeast in until I realised they aren't the issue with yeasts in the body. After trying to KILL Candida for over 30 years without success, I managed to get rid of it within 18 months just through diet. The diet included nutritional yeast, mushrooms, vinegar - all things that most Candida 'experts' say to avoid. But then they are the ones who encourage the use of stuff to KILL Candida.....

    Like getting rid of Candida took high nutrition, I believe nutrition is the key to getting rid of parasites too, but how I manage to do that when they are hijacking so much of my nutrition is the main problem. The stronger the health and immune system, the more able the body is to overcome these beggars.

    I have tried the KILLING route - and just like with the Candida have not been successful, so need to try a different tack. I'm wondering whether having undenatured whey protein might help to build my body up without feeding the beasts.

    I have been in touch with a recommended Chinese TCM practitioner today. He is going to send me some herbs to see if he can pinpoint the real issue. Whilst he isn't dismissing the parasites, sometimes there may be an underlying reason why they are there. I suspect getting my amalgams removed may be a good place to start....

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      Hi Ali63625 like yourself I too am struggling with an unknown parasite, I think that the parasite that I acquired was from the inhalation of a Common Snail or a Garden Slug. However I have fighting it for over a year now and I have stumbled across some important treatments that certainly help but not totally. Here is what I have dedeuced:- Pineapple, Juice si best whether fresh or uht. The  substance that the jiggies hate in the pineapple is called Bromelain also useful is Green Papaya seed caps Wormwood and Black walnut,Black pepper,Green pumpkin seeds caps. Hope this helps it helps me but I think Ivermectin is th answer to the puzzle. Anyone knows where to get it? Good luck! 
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      You can ivermectin at a horse store of farm store. Did not do anything for me. i heard it only works on days 14-18 of the lunar cycle
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    While I do appreciate your point.; to me that is a no brainer. Of course, we MUST keep everything in check and it starts with a good base of nutrition. NOTHING is perfect.

    Although I have a great appreciation for some things Chinese since they have been doing this stuff

    (medicine) for centuries before us; I also will ONLY attend one IN China and HAVE but MOST use and

    say things are originals when in fact, as with MOST Chinese herbs, spices and/or medicine found in the UK and US and Canada are NOT even close to being the TRUE ones you need. They reserve those for

    those who LIVE or travel to China. Even then you have to do research for a couple of years to make sure they are who they say they are. Many have had used Chinese remedies have had renal failure and need

    kidney transplants and /or died.

    The rest of the "crap" as per usual, is shipped to the West.

    It would be great if you could travel to China ... They actually LOOK and TASTE things, (INCLUDING urine, as they used to do here).

    If they are truly the ones you need it is the ONLY way.

    But the placebo effect is strong ...

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    This Chinese doctor tests everything on himself before giving it to his patients. He has helped a lot of people and has a proper clinic with highly trained staff and colleagues, not just a sleazy back street shop.

    It is quite possible that people on Chinese herbs may have had kidney problems. People wouldn't be going to them in the first place unless they were already sick - and very likely had had no help from the NHS! But the medical profession will always look for any scapegoat other than their own incompetence. If they can blame the herbs - whether or not they were the real cause, they will grab and run with it. Any excuse to trash alternative remedies....

    Of course that artfully skirts the fact that thousands of people die or are maimed by prescription drugs every year.

    Whilst going to China may be the optimum course, I have no doubt even China has its fair share of back street charlatans...

    Optimally I would like to find a vary good EAV practitioner. A good one can not only pinpoint which meridians are affected, but why, and how to treat it effectively. Knowing - and finding someone who is looking for the real problem is half the battle. Dr. Yu in the States can work out people' s health issues accurately without even being told what they are, just from EAV testing. We are electrical beings. Being able to tap into that to work out the cause of disease is so obviously a brilliant but vastly underrated resource.

    Over here, EAV testing is usually used for lightweight 'allergy testing' but this modality is capable of so much more when in the hands of the right operator.

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    Thank you for the reply.

    Good luck to you in your search. If you have money and are desperate you will try anything.

    Of course, i understand where you are coming from with this.

    As someone whose life as they knew it basically ended on May 24, 2000 suddenly and drastically, I truly wish you well in your search.

    I have done ALL with NO results - with ONE EXCEPT - Neuro-immunology.

    I understand the need but as they say, "A fool and his money are soon parted." TRUST ME I too was that fool.


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    I am not one to throw money around. I don't think £40 to this kind doctor - the only one who has given me any hope is excessive. He didn't charge for a consult, that's just for 4 weeks worth of medication. The reason I haven't gone to any private practitioners before, apart from the money, is due to a lack of trust and the all too aware understanding that those who can really help are few and far between.

    But this doctor comes highly recommended by friends I can trust who have had personal dealings with him and view him as a friend. He has been a great help to them. For many years he ran a free clinic. That's unusual in itself.

    You don't explain why your life as it was ended so suddenly. Was that due to parasites?

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    I have reversed my neuropathy through diet, and as yet anyway, I have no obvious neurological issues.

    In many ways, apart from the current broken leg and the continuous torture of the parasite issues and lack of sleep, I am relatively healthy.

    I am weak due to the lack of sleep and movement, but not even the diabetes is any great problem. Whilst it isn't brilliant because of the parasites, my digestion works better than it has for quite a while. Again, that would radically improve without the worm burden.

    I do wonder if I manage to eventually rid my body of the parasites whether even the diabetes might resolve over time. The body, when it is not being sabotaged by poor diet choices, chemicals and heavy metal/toxin burdens and/or parasites has been designed with amazing powers of recovery and rejuvenation, as long as it is getting enough of the elements needed to do it with.

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    Hi my name is Tracy

    I was reading your blog and I just want you to know that you are not alone. I have been dealing with many doctors for 7 years telling me that I was a crazy person and diagnosing me with all kinds of different diseases, I've been in every hospital for Extreme fatigue, weakness, joint aches, headaches, constipation and diarrhea, greasy, bloody yellowish stools like toxins I was so sick for years couldn't even keep my head up past 7pm, my stomach would be so nauseous, I would hemorrhage blood from my rectum and they just looked at me like a crazy person. Had many colonoscopy's. Which they say that I had ibs first then crohn's then not ibs and then not crohn's. Meanwhile I know how my body feels, I know when it changes just like everyone else, we live with our body everyday they don't. The problem is the doctors are so caught up, in just going by the book and not thinking outside the box, and the pharmaceutical world is making way to much money on not curing anyone,That they want you to keep coming back for more medications.$$$$$$$$ even the doctors get a kick back.I had to do my own research, I am not a doctor but, I have learned a lot in the past 7 years and I have been trying some different things and it seems that my stool is not greasy yellowish anymore.I would really like to talk with you more because I have been through the same thing.

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      Hi Tracy,

      Have you found any solutions ?? I have been to every doctor, specialist, naturalist, etc., and I still have 2 pages of symptoms including chronic hives (which the DE helps) and CHRONIC fatigue. I'm a single mama with a demanding (yet I love ) job. My thyroid is low (again) and my vitamin D. Also, I have blood, mucus, worm like objects, and bright yellow chunks in my stool. Colonscopy was fine so getting my 2nd upper scope this week. I get odd scratches again gross cold sores frequently. Thank you for sharing on here... I'm feeling frustrated...

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    Hi Tracy. Sorry you've been through the mill. I know what that's like.

    6 years ago I was so sick I ended up n hospital. They could find 'nothing wrong' even though everything I was eating was just going straight through me. I too had the fatty, floaty stools, extreme stomach pain and gas. Left to my own devices, I started researching, found a link to Celiac Disease, dumped gluten, and within hours, the diarrhoea stopped and the stomach pain went away.

    I was still very poorly though. I realised very quickly that my body couldn't cope with carbs in general very well, or dairy, so radically lowered those too. I found the Specific Carb diet and followed that for 2 years, but my progress was very slow. I then found the Healing Naturally by Bee website and followed her free diet for about 3 years. Gradually things improved, but it was still slow compared to others on the diet.

    I kind of abandoned it a year or so ago, although I still follow some aspects of the diet, as although some things had healed or ceased to be a problem, there were others that hadn't really benefitted at all. I did wonder 6 years ago whether I had parasites, as I could weird movements in my back, but that gradually improved so I assumed it was something else, but around 5 months ago, for some unknown reason, they suddenly made themselves manifest - and all over my body.

    The larger ones are in my left side and up to under my armpit, my left shoulder-blade area, in my back, around my back waist, I feel them moving in my upper intestine and gallbladder area. The larva get all around my body from my head to my feet. It's a nightmare, especially at night when they are more active. I get no peace until well into the early hours, 3-4am often.

    I am working with this good Chinese TCM doctor, and am hoping to boost my immune system enough to get these darn things under control. He is working to clean my blood and get it flowing properly. My body is constantly trying to clear the waste products these parasites give out. I'm not surprised if my blood is toxic!

    Have you tried a gluten-free diet? That may well be a good place to start. Whilst I am not so sure that the problem lies with gluten per se, I do believe that gluten proteins can somehow act as a catalyst for weird parasite behaviour. My immediate symptoms of gluten intolerance are raging restless legs and burning feet. Since I have been trying to deal with the parasites they often get a bit narked and that can trigger a bit of restless leg issues even though I never have any gluten, so that suggests to me that it was never actually the gluten that was the real issue, but the parasites.

    I fully understand how frustrating all this can be.

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    I have to say, that although progress was slow, I did improve somewhat on Bee's diet, but got frustrated because of the things that weren't healing. Whether I just gave up too soon I don't know.

    I have come to the conclusion that the sooner parasites are detected the easier they are to dispel. But the longer they have been in residence, the harder they are to eradicate. They become adept at adaptation. Each successive generation seems to have new DNA built in that is designed to cope with whatever you've used to try and destroy them! I don't know if the vermifuge drugs would eradicate them, as apart from the one round of Vermox I was given I haven't been able to try anything else.

    There isn't even a helpline anywhere here in the UK that you can go to for help. Everything has to go thru the GP and if that hurdle fails then you are stuffed.

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