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Posted By : Leeflower - 5/30/2017 8:18 PM
My Ana titer has increased from 320 to 1280. I was tested negative by a doctor for Lupus and was told my symptoms are lupus-like but cannot give me a definite diagnosis other than some form of mixed tissue connective disease. I have multiple health issues in all of my body systems for over 10 years. I also haven't been able to maintain a health weight my entire life. I'm an adult woman under 100 lbs.

However, my question is about The Life Tree Parasite Cleanse in liquid form. I had a medical intuitive reading as a last resort and was told by the reader that my symptoms are caused by parasites/worms and to take The Life Tree Parasite Cleanse in liquid tincture. I've noticed that I do feel tingling sensations of things crawling inside my body.

Can anyone tell me their experience with taking this and/or are these herbs safe to consume? I'm worried about toxicity.

http://www.thelifetree.com/purifyingredients.htm

Thanks!

Posted By : Lynnwood - 5/31/2017 12:11 PM
What kind of Dr told you that you "tested negative" for Lupus? You should see a rheumatologist whenever you have a positive ANA, they are the specialists that can investigate and see if the ANA is indicative of anything or not. It is possible to have a positive ANA and be perfectly fine.

Lupus is not diagnosed by a test but by having at least 4 of the 11 diagnostic symptoms.

1. Malar rash: butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose
2. Discoid (skin) rash: raised red patches
3. Photosensitivity: skin rash as result of unusual reaction to sunlight
4. Mouth or nose ulcers: usually painless
5. Arthritis (nonerosive) in two or more joints, along with tenderness, swelling, or effusion. With nonerosive arthritis, the bones around joints don’t get destroyed.
6. Cardio-pulmonary involvement: inflammation of the lining around the heart (pericarditis) and/or lungs (pleuritis)
7. Neurologic disorder: seizures and/or psychosis
8. Renal (kidney) disorder: excessive protein in the urine, or cellular casts in the urine
9. Hematologic (blood) disorder: hemolytic anemia, low white blood cell count, or low platelet count
10. Immunologic disorder: antibodies to double stranded DNA, antibodies to Sm, or antibodies to cardiolipin
11. Antinuclear antibodies (ANA): a positive test in the absence of drugs known to induce it.

Do you have any of these symptoms?

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease is a complete diagnosis, and should be treated. It is similar to Lupus with only slightly different symptoms, and is treated very similarly. Again, this would be handled by a rheumatologist.

Lupus is not caused by parasites or worms. I doubt that anyone here has any experience with the product you are interested in. I can definitively tell you that I would NEVER, under any circumstances, take it or anything like it.

Best wishes,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

Posted By : Leeflower - 5/31/2017 8:07 PM
Hi Lynnwood,

I have seen 2 rheumatologists. The first one told me, I tested negative for scleroderma and Lupus. The 2nd Rheumatologist suggested lupus medication for my symptoms he called "pre-lupus symptoms."

My symptoms include: skin rashes, skin itching, mouth sores, malaise, sharp body pains all over, body chills, heart palpitations, cystic acne, numbness, tingling, pins in needles feeling, off balance, crawling sensations in body, brain fog, GERD, spasms, stomach discomfort, constant fatigue.

I spoke with a Naturopathic doctor that told me that it would be safe to take the parasite cleanse that a medical intuitive reader recommended. However, I wanted to check first here to see if someone has taken it.

Thank you for you response.

Posted By : Furrow - 6/1/2017 3:53 PM
Hey Lee,

This might be besides the point of your question but: Alot of people with Lupus take a medication called Plaquenil. Plaquenil helps control lupus symptoms and it also happens to be anti-parasite medication. Of course there are many types of parasites tons of which are resistant to chloroquine (the active ingredient in plaquenil) but in a sense you can say we have taken a parasite cleanse. Not the specific one you are mentioning tho.

Posted By : Butterflake - 6/1/2017 10:15 PM
Welcome to our forum Leeflower. I tried Noni juice once at the insistence of my boss and the result was a horrible flare. I also had acupuncture for several months and it help the pain and nausea on the day of procedure. I haven't planned to take any other unconventional meds. I don't know what some of these bottles contain.

I have a. BS in medical technology (laboratory) and had fairly extensive training in parasitic diseases. Of course physicians don't prescribe Life Tree Parasite cleanse to treat parasites they prescribe anti-parasitics. If you decide to take it, be sure to tell your PC doc because there may be something in it that can interfere with your other meds. Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogren's, Fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, anxiety; CVID (Common Variable Immunodeficiency); IVIG infusion monthly; Hypertension; Osteoarthritis of the spine, right knee, fingers, toes; Osteoporosis, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: Better living through chemistry

Posted By : Leeflower - 6/3/2017 2:53 PM
I appreciate everyone's responses to my question. I will try to get another opinion of a Rheumatologist and take it from there. I will ask the doctor about Plaquenil.

Thank you

Posted By : Gram - 6/19/2017 7:10 AM
Hi Leeflower,

Maybe you should see a GI doc. Was your stool tested for parasites or worms ?

Posted By : Ohmalinois - 7/22/2017 6:10 PM
Hi Leeflower,

I would look into Lyme disease also. It presents differently in different people and often gets misdiagnosed. Check out Lyme disease.org and read about the western blot test. hang in there!

Posted By : Dollie - 8/13/2017 3:26 PM
Plaquinil is an anti-malarial.

Posted By : Diamond20_UK - 8/19/2017 3:20 PM
Leeflower said...
My Ana titer has increased from 320 to 1280. I was tested negative by a doctor for Lupus and was told my symptoms are lupus-like but cannot give me a definite diagnosis other than some form of mixed tissue connective disease. I have multiple health issues in all of my body systems for over 10 years. I also haven't been able to maintain a health weight my entire life. I'm an adult woman under 100 lbs.

However, my question is about The Life Tree Parasite Cleanse in liquid form. I had a medical intuitive reading as a last resort and was told by the reader that my symptoms are caused by parasites/worms and to take The Life Tree Parasite Cleanse in liquid tincture. I've noticed that I do feel tingling sensations of things crawling inside my body.

Can anyone tell me their experience with taking this and/or are these herbs safe to consume? I'm worried about toxicity.

http://www.thelifetree.com/purifyingredients.htm

Thanks!
Hi Leeflower,

I have to totally agree with Lynnwood with what she's told you and you should be treated straight away by a rheumo plus to much toxicity in the system regarding Lupus or MCTD carries more risks regarding Lyme disease plus herbs don't suite everyones body and I'm one of those plus there can be counter reactions with meds according to what people take.

Terry
Diagnosed with MCTD (Mixed connective tissue disease)

Lupus SLE/SCLE/Secondary Sjogren’s syndrome/Raynaud's phenomenon/Scleroderma/psoriasis/
Antiphospholipid Syndrome/Peripheral neuropathy/Pernicious Anaemia/Osteoarthritis/Chronic IBS/
Muscle Atrophy/COPD/Hypothyroidism//Epilepsy/Bipolar-Manic depression-OCD

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