When can I start re-introducing carbs back into my diet?

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For the past week I've been struggling with threadworms. I've taken 1 dose of ovex. I'm on the 4th day of a no-sugar diet (basically Atkins minus the dairy). Eating lots of raw garlic and pumpkin seeds. First couple of days the wriggles would last from 5pm - 11pm.

The wriggles have improved dramatically over the 4 days. Felt none yesterday evening but I felt some in the early hours this morning.

Has anyone else tried this method of dealing with these worms? If so, when did you start introducing carbs back into your diet? I have my university exams starting next week and it's really hard to study without carbs 😦

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    Start eating them now. Are you doing this diet to lose weight or to treat the worms? The Ovex should be sufficient ,but you may need to take a further dose in 2 weeks if the worms havent cleared. Everyone in your household should be treated as well for a good result. Dont forget to wash all underclothes ,sheets and towels at 60 degrees at the lowest to get rid of the eggs. Wash you hands as much as possible so you dont reinfect yourself.

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      Thank you for your reply.

      I've cut carbs to treat the worms. I know the Ovex stops them from absorbing glucose but I just want to make sure I kill all of them. Everyone in the household has been given Ovex and have been following the hygiene recommendations.

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    I added some cloves into my dinner last night because apparently they are supposed to break up the eggs. First night where I've not had any wriggling!

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