This blog is about my experiences with helminthic therapy, so I suppose I am compelled to say a few things about my long and ignominious, history of ill health first, to set the stage.
My decline into chronic ill health began with a bad case of mononucleosis in my late teens. The infectious EBV was confirmed by the spot antigen test. I never really recovered from this event, and two years later, my health had slid into full blown Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I was very ill.
Over the ensuing years, I was able to stabilize my case with diet and lifestyle modifications, but I was never well enough to work full time, or attend college. In 1991, I had my first symptoms of a mast cell disorder. This, as yet undefined, mast cell disorder would grow over the years until it came to dominate my symptom complex. In 2003, I had my first symptom of chronic arthritis, which has also expanded. In 2012, I began to have my first brushes with fibromyalgia. It also has expanded, and causes me great suffering.
This is a brief synopsis of my “career” in ill health. Naturally, there have been many ups and downs, and twists and turns along the way. I can’t say that I’ve tried every harebrained idea out there to try to improve my health, but I’ve certainly had a decent sampling of what’s available from the conventional, to the alternative, to the just plain goofy.
Now, here I am, at this late date, sitting with the worms. It would all be comical, but the worms actually make sense. Of course, cases with fibromyalgia as a component of illness are said to be very difficult, when being treated with helminthes. My extremely twitchy mast cells are also another large concern, esp. since my gut seems to be teeming with said twitchy mast cells. Will the renegade mast cells in my gut make friends with these intestinal worms ? Or will they go on the war path ? Unfortunately, nobody knows the answer to these questions. I suspect that my journey will not be an easy one. I believe there will be many bumps in the road. But I’m going to give this therapy the best effort I can. Who knows, it just might work. Stranger things have happened !
So, sit back, pop some popcorn, and lets see how this movie turns out.