For 30 seconds, I smile, watching her twist and study my jar full of findings.
"What is that?" doc says, staring at the big one.
"Parasites," she announces....matter of factly.
"Huh..." he nods.
For 10 minutes, my "worms" sit in the middle of the desk, right next to my negative parasite lab result -- a classic lyme contradiction.
We review everything: ART testing, other doc recommendations, viral loads, reactions, new symptoms, infections.
"We need to attack the parasites before the Babesia," he says.
What to do. What to do. Keep the orals the same? Add Tindamax? Stop Flagyl??
"It's tough because there are so many issues," he says, looking at my labs.
"I know," I nod sympathetically.
Finally, we decide on two things:
- Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI) --a process that cleans the blood of contaminants and recirculates it back into the body.
- A controversial parasitic treatment -- Ivermectin and Pyrantel Pamoate -- a combination he is not familiar with, but willing to try.
Look out worms. We're coming for ya.
Altered Today: Love for my doctor, protocols