Parasites And Lyme Disease
I have talked to a lot of people who have asked “do I have parasites” or said “I don’t have parasites“. I was one of those who said “I don’t have any parasites, just Lyme“. Boy was I wrong, I ended up of having two different types of intestinal worms, liver flukes and probably other things I could not see with the human eye.
Parasites can come in many forms and all can do different harm to the human body. Some parasites can be fatal or chronic but some can be treated and cured. Anyone can get infected with a parasite anywhere in the world and never know it. You can get a parasite from ingesting it in food or water, breathing it in, through skin contact and more. Even a scratch from a house cat can give you all kinds of different things such as Bartonella or Hookworms.
If you have Lyme disease or any other disease and a low immune system or no immune system then I highly recommend avoiding eating Sushi or undercooked fish or meat. That is a good way to get a tapeworm or other worms that can do damage to your body. Those intestinal worms can help keep you from healing properly and make you depressed even more.
**There is a ton of information on parasites but I am covering some basics because my brain cannot handle finding all the information or writing it, so speak to your doctor or search the internet for more information.
What Do Parasites Have To Do With Your Lyme Disease
I have heard from numerous LLMDs and other experts that in order to start treating and healing your Lyme disease you must first try to heal your tick-borne diseases (coinfections) and parasites first. It is said that 90% of people in the world have some form of a parasite. So it is extremely likely this means you.
For intestinal worms I recommend doing a MetaMetrix stool sample from your doctor or you can do it at home and mail it in. Have you notice anything funny looking in your toilet when you go to the bathroom? Do you have any red marks on your skin that don’t seem to go away? Does your skin itch a lot? These can all be signs of parasites but there are many more signs.
You can get all sorts of nasty critter from vacations in places like Mexico, Africa or anywhere in the world but especially countries with poor sanitation. Parasites can live within the intestines for years without causing any symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Gas or bloating
- Dysentery (loose stools containing blood and mucus)
- Rash or itching around the rectum or vulva
- Rash or Itching
- Stomach pain or tenderness
- Feeling tired
- Weight loss
- Passing a worm in your stool
- And the list goes on……..
- Swimming in ponds, lakes and even swimming pools
- Eating raw fish (Sushi) and undercooked fish
- Getting your feet or hands in soil
- Breathing in dust
- Skin contact
- Insect bites
- Animal scratches or bites
There are different prescriptions for each parasite so I cannot name one that will work in your case. For my intestinal worms and liver flukes I took Ivermectin which I have posted before and it seemed to kill them all. I had no side effects so I would recommend it. It is really gross to think about it and you may be embarrassed to bring it up with your doctor but it is something you don’t want to let sit for years.