December was my sixth month of “hosting”, as we wormies like to politely call it. I achieved my target dose of 30 + 30, rat tapeworm HDC’s, taken in a divided dose, two weeks apart. My health was fairly stable in December. All previously mentioned negative effects remained, those being: more fatigue, and slightly more joint pain than before worms. One new negative effect was noted during the period. The new negative effect being the long anticipated arrival of – nausea. (Can’t have the worms without the nausea, right ?) I had several episodes of moderate nausea, one lasting over 12 hours. The nausea was uncomfortable to be sure, but it was not enough to make me quit. I thought I was going to vomit a couple of time, but did not.
Another negative thing I seemed to note was less exercise/activity tolerance, slower recovery, and a tendency toward soft tissue injury. This could be a misattribution on my part, however. It is just something I need to monitor.
On the plus side, all previously described positive benefits were maintained, and to these I would add that the hair on my head is less grey. My sideburns had gone completely grey before worming up. Now they have freckles of dark hair, and my hair is less grey overall, as well.
On balance, I think I (and my beleaguered body) deserve a pat on the back for making my target dose, and also for making six months of hosting. Hurrah ! 🙂
The journey continues.
[* This report is late on account of being wrong footed in my worm shipments by the holiday season at year’s end.]