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One year ago I cut up some very old logs in my back yard. There were many different types of bugs seen between the bark and the rest of the wood. I used a chain saw, and I believed I may have breathed in dust from cutting the wood. About one or two weeks later I started sneezing and sneezing. As I sneezed, tiny rice shaped objects flew out of my nose.
I had no idea what it was, so I took them into my doctors office. My regular MD was no available, so I had someone new. I believed he was going to sent them for analysis to pathology lab. He did no. The dummy threw them out.
A week later I woke up in the middle of the night feeling something on my eye. I looked into my lighted make up mirror. There was a very thin worm about an inch long on my eye lash and another one on the side of my cheek.
As I was looking, I actually saw one come out of my cheek at a 90 degree angle. It came straight out about 1/2 inch from my skin and started to wind about like a snake. I wiped them away with a Kleenex. Of course I wanted to save them, but they are so thin that the are not visible on Kleenex or on a tip.
A few days after that I started having white stuff coming from my left eye. I actually started irrigating my eyes 3 times daily. It was necessary to get out the tiny rice shaped objects. They were also still in my nose. I was also cleaning my nose several times daily. The rice shaped objects were still
there along with some small round yellow balls about 4 mm. After another week the rice shaped objects were gone and replaced by the occasional thin worm in my nose, mouth and eyes. I went to the doctor for a second time. The doctor thought it could be lice, because lice can get into the eyes. He gave me a script for something to be put into my hair and advised me to
Use Vaseline on my eye lashes to prevent them from laying eggs on the eye lashes. Then I must have swallowed the yellow little rount thing from my nose. I was getting little bumps on my skin. Thought maybe it was lice stuck onto my skin, so I picked them off. Under a thin layer of skin was the little round yellow balls of various sizes. Some were as large as 10 mm. They were fluctuant. I took in about 15 to the lab. The report said plant 'material, no parasite seen'. I took a worm into the lab. Report said inanimate object. Infectious disease refused to see me because of that report. My doctor refused to give me anything for worms because of that report. I called the lab and asked them what would be the proper way to collect the worm. They said to put it in alcohol.
I went to a lady MD who is a personal friend of mine. She gave
Ve me a prescription for albendazol. Mabendazole no longer available in the US. Albendazol cost $250.00 per pill in the U.S. with my insurance. My lady doctor friend faxed a script for albendazol to a foreign drug service. It was for 200 pills and cost me $160.00. It took 3 weeks to get it.
I was now itching around my neck, around my ears and my scalp. They say when the worms move, it makes you itch. I used the medication as prescribed 10 days in a row without improvement. I did this twice, without improvement. Then I took it upon myself to double the prescribed dose. The itching almost subsided.
I got 3 things from my wood cutting day. Plant material under my skin which cleared up by itself. I washed clothes, bed clothes, towels and myself and hair daily for two months to get rid of the lice. The I started washing myself and hair twice daily. That twice daily got rid of it in one week.
The worms remain in my eyes. The rice shaped objects were the worm larva. I read that worms crawl into your skin while you are outside. Eggs hatch in the lungs. Larva go to your mouth and is swallowed. Mine went into my nose. My sleep apnea mask blew them into my eyes.
So now I frequently feel movement in my eyes. I look in my magnifying mirror and may see the end of a worm coming out of my eye. I try to grabit with a tweezers. It either goes back into the tear ducts, or only part of it breaks off. When I feel a burning sensation in the corner of my eye, I know that eggs are being laid and I wipe them out with a q tip. When I feel a sharp sensation in the eye itself, I know the work is entering the eyeball, itself.
The only thing that has really helped me in the eye are called zapper. I have 2 of them. They apparently were developed by a German lady years ago to kill parasites. The two small zappers that I have, each use a 5 volt battery. I put one above the eye and one below, or one to each side. I hold them in place for hours. I feel a very slight tingling. This is supposed to kill the parasites. I believe this is the only thing that keeps them under control. The little charge does no harm to me but kills them. Some times my eyelid becomes swollen and uncomfortable. I know it is the worms. After a few hours using the zapper it will go down.
So now I am stuck with these worms in my left eye. They seem to be in the tear duct. The albendazol did not kill them, but the zappers keep their numbers under control.
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