Pinworm Hell :(

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Hello,

I am a 29 yr old mother of an 8 year old daughter and a 3 year old daughter as well. In Sep of 2017 my 3 year old was diagnosed with a yeast infection....after 10 day antibiotics and cream she still complained about it hurting when she went to the bathroom. Mind you I grew up in Detroit, MI and moved to FL 2 years ago. I have never in my life even heard of such a thing as pinworms. So a couple wks go on and I take her in for a second opinion. Thats when the doctor showed me she has pinworms. Im devastated. Im tired and im grossed out. I have been treating my family and I for pinworms since October and it is now January. It has been 5 days since the treatmemt, Albenza, and after i bathed my toddler i checked her anus and there seems to be an abundance of them in the entrance i dont think they were moving but Im such a wreck over all of this. Also every time I treat, they come out in my stool and clumps of them covered in discharge out of my vagina. Sorry for the gross details but this is just such a nightmare. My oldest goes back and forth to her dads house which he also has 2 young kids. He claims they dont have anything but this last treatment cycle i demanded he get the over the counter and treat so he complied. Pinworms has ruined my life to the fullest. For one i am so upset about the whole situation the constant cleaning and anxiety. The fact that Ive read some people have them for yrs or forever. The fact i truly dont know the exact "source." my sex life is over...i mean my boyfriend still want to but i dont want to spread anything back and forth. I have a history of overeacting when it comes to parasites...as my kids had scabies and lice so many close family memebers think i may be just doing the same as i did then. But the worst part is its not my imagination. They are there right around my daughters anus and its just miserable. I am so scared i will never get rid of them. Also my 3 yr old was just given antibiotics for a sinus infection. Is it true they can live in your face? I mean that alone is enough to just make me have a heart attack. Im really trying to hold it together for my girls but to be honest im crying while im typing this. I dont know if Ill ever be the same after this and I am praying to get rid of them. Please share with me any tips or experiences you think may help. sad

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    Hi there, im so sorry to hear how troubled you are i know exactly how you are feeling and its a awful! Though my daughter and i never experienced it as extreme as yourself and daughter i can honestly say it ruiend my life just like you say it has yours. When i discovered we had it last march i treated the whole family imediatly with mebendazol all at the same time and repeated 2 weeks later. after 3 days i didnt see any more however i was extremly paranoid constantly checking my daughter while she was asleep and like a fox in the headlights if i felt the slightest itch or tingle.
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    Please excuse my poor grammar in last message, anyway as i was saying i became extremely paranoid and anxious als developed ocd my hands were destroyed with all the cleaning and scrubbing. You say the medicine is working as they are coming out dead so maybe you are just constantly being reinfected. Im sure you already know what you have to do to in order to prevent reinfection so wont patronise you. But i will say this i thought i would never get back to how i was before but after a couple of months of feeling like a zombie in fear of these awful things i gradually got my life back i did go and seek help but tbh i dont think that helped much.
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    I am still paranoid but do live a normal life and dont feel like im possessed anymore. I always make sure i was my hands before eating now and wont put my hands in my mouth i remind my daughter to wash hands at school and always wash towels after every use, apart from that everthing is as it was before so there is hope. I think reading stuff online sometimes makes things worse.
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      Thanks so much for your reply. It has just been such a nightmare. And I constantly check my little one but its so hard to tell because 5 days after the treatment i seen an abundance of them in her anus. I dont know if theyre dead or not and I just want my life back to be honest. It doesnt help that im a freak about this kind of stuff anyways...but I dont know Im literally scared to check them at night for active ones. Because if I did see them active I just may lose it. She was diagnosed with them being seen in the morning around her anus and ofcourse complaining of it hurting her while she slept. The worse was when I used the bathroom one time and one came right out of me and wiggling in the toilet. I about died. Im following all the steps Im supposed to but it just seems like Im going wrong somewhere. I truly hope to find sanity and peace in my life soon. Thanks a lot for your advice and time.
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    No problem at all, as i said i know how you must be feeling it really did ruin my life from march til june i just wasnt myself i was a mess i lost a stone in weight in less then two weeks as i couldnt eat and was so threatful my husband didnt understand and my ocd was annoying everyone. I only ever saw the tiny baby ones in my daughter and one adult one in me😝 but that was enough to send me crazy! On first diognosis i literally took all daughters toys and washed them all bedding pillows cushions washed as eggs get everywhere and are easliy digested and they can durvive on things for a few weeks so i was a cleaning freak up until a week after second dose of meds and then gradually eased off

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    My sex life was also ruined, but as i said i did gradually get my life back i am still paranoid about them but i think once you have had it you always are a bit. A couple of my friends have had it in the past mostly as a child and have said the same, however i do think my knowedge of them and the cycle etc made it worse also the horror stories on line. Anyway i hope my story has helped you and let me know how you get on. Stay strong!
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