“I have had buzzing legs since 2014 or before,” writes this reader from in his query to us. He reports dealing with a number of symptoms, as well as worms and “items” that come out of his excrement, and he would like to know exactly what it is he is dealing with.
First and foremost, it should be noted that we will unfortunately not be able to tell our reader exactly what it is he is dealing with. Since this situation is clearly medical in nature, and we are not medical professionals, we are not qualified to identify what our reader is dealing with; doing so would be tantamount to giving a diagnosis. So, while we sympathize for our reader and wish we could directly help him, the best we can do is give some tips as to where he can go to get professional help, as well as share his story with our other readers.
Secondly, we find it necessary to advise viewer discretion. Our reader sent a multitude of photographs (for which we are always grateful), and despite not including all of them in this article, there are still a fair share of photos which some readers may be sensitive to. There are photographs of slimy, unidentified organisms, faeces, and other matter which some may consider unpleasant. There are also descriptions of substances coming out of various body parts. If these descriptions sound like something you want to avoid, we recommend you click away from this article now.
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Now, to get on with our reader’s situation. Based in Israel, our reader has been experiencing multiple symptoms for many years, including “buzzing legs”, “exhaustion”, “Rickettsia Conorri” (by which we assume he means the fever that this bacteria causes, ’boutonneuse fever’) and “Q-fever”. That said, our reader claims that his “main problem” is what comes out in his excrement, namely “worms and items.” It seems that our reader has been to see a doctor, as he has taken stool tests and is currently on an array of medications. His stool tests have come out negative, but our reader thinks this is “because these parasites give birth to live worms. They seem to come out of orifices, the mouth or birthing channels. They seem to bite on one another to create a bigger black worm.” He has also seen yellow worms and black/white/pink flukes and describes his situation as being “very virulent.” The medication he is taking includes Vermox (Mebendazole), Albendazole, Tinidazole, Metronidazole, Miconazole, Biltricide (Praziquantel) and the ‘Dr Cecile Jadin Antibiotic Protocol’, “which is also killing them.” All of these medications treat some form of infection, be they parasitic or fungal, except for Metronidazole which is an antibiotic that treats pelvic inflammatory disease, among other things. Our reader is also taking natural remedies. After stating that “it would be good to know exactly what [he is] dealing with,” he concludes his query by stating that he believes there are many others who are suffering from the same condition(s) he is, “who are not finding a cure.”
As our reader is already receiving treatment from a medical professional, which we hope is working well, we do not know how necessary it is for us to guide our reader toward finding a medical professional that can provide similar treatment. That said, our reader still seems to be in the dark about exactly what it is he is going through, which is why he contacted us in the first place. So, if our reader wants another professional’s opinion on his situation, or in the case that he is considering looking for medical help elsewhere, what we can recommend is that our reader do one or more of the following: 1) Search for a medical parasitologist in Israel using this directory of medical parasitology consultants: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory. 2) Search for a local parasitologist by doing a Google search for “medical parasitologist (name of his closest big city)” or “tropical medicine specialist (name of his closest big city)”. 3) Get in touch with Dr. Omar Amin at the Parasitology Center at https://www.parasitetesting.
In conclusion, we sympathize with our reader and his situation, and it saddens us that we cannot help him more. Despite not being able to provide any direct answers, we hope that this article proves helpful to our reader and that he gets the proper help he needs soon. We wish him the very best and fast recovery from his symptoms!