I did not feel nearly as well in the second half of the month for an expected reason.
Back in May, I tried a mimosa pudica seed protocol to kill off parasites when I concluded they could be the explanation for my elevated blood histamine levels. I had exhausted all other histamine treatment options. It appeared I was correct, as I had a flood of worms from doing the protocol for only half of the suggested thirty days. But I needed to move at the end of May and travel a great deal. I put off the rest of the protocol when I had a very uncomfortable herxheimer reaction, detailed here.
I am on day twenty-four of thirty of resuming the mimosa pudica seed protocol at the time of this writing. For information on the protocol, it’s Step 2 minus the Mito Restore product in the article found here. (I don’t think I need the mitochondrial support given several other things I’m doing for myself.) The process has been much more gentle now that I’m using all the appropriate toxin binders and liver support, as evidenced by that great four days mid-month.
However, once the parasites became more plentiful and larger this last week, I began getting daily symptoms. First, I started to have mild headaches, tiredness, mental confusion, and abdominal aches and spasms. Later, I had itchy skin and ringing ears that go with elevated histamine. The symptoms are nowhere near as intense as when I didn’t have the binders in May but are still a drain. I have passed around 20 more worms of at least two types this second time with the protocol. The amount is escalating as the protocol goes on. They’ve shown up daily for more than a week now. I stopped my weightlifting in the last week of the month due to low energy and poor recovery. To stay active I’m doing some calisthenics like pushups, squats, chin-ups, and dips. The daily symptoms have also slowed my productivity.
Due to the continued appearance of worms and how I’m feeling, I’m taking an added precaution. I’m going to have a stool parasite test in case there are many more parasites to come. If I still have any at that point, I will see which parasites I have. Then they could be pinpointed with an anti-parasitic medication, and the process could be sped along. That way, I’ll have a backup plan to feel better as soon as possible and back to my fully productive self where I can push my exercise limits again. From my research, this shouldn’t have much negative effect on my microbiome health. Anti-parasitics are much more tactical weapons, as opposed to the total annihilation approach of antibiotics. Regardless, I’ll keep taking the mimosa pudica seed beyond thirty days until the worms stop showing up. There’s bound to be an end to the worms at some point!