Diatomaceous earth/herx?

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   Posted 2/21/2018 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I am confused...

My herbalist has me on DE as a first step in parasite elimination (there will be multiple steps coming shortly). At the moment, the only thing I am taking is DE in the morning and charcoal at night. I have been feeling AWFUL....massive head to toe night sweats (including sweating from places I didn't even know had sweat glands like the palms of my hands!), deep bone pain all night long, daytime exhaustion, achiness, sinus pain, back of neck headache, etc.

My main question is this... I know that DE can lower the parasite load, but is it also acting like a biofilm buster and releasing lyme and co all over my body? SInce I am not taking any lyme/co killing herbs at the moment, I hope this is not the case?

Alternatively, can you get massive body pain from parasite die off? How do I have pain all over when the DE only goes into the gut (It's not getting into the bloodstream, like an herb or abx would, so why foot pain, for ex)?

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   Posted 2/21/2018 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if it's a biofilm buster, but I would think you could 'feel' it if you were killing off a ton of parasites.

Maybe take a day or two off and see if things settle down.
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   Posted 2/21/2018 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I researched DE and tried it for a short bit, I would dissolve it in my coffee or yogurt. I know that you have to start out very slow and build up to higher dosages. Could be you need to back down your dosage. I started at like 1/4 tsp for a few days then worked up to 1 tbsp over a few weeks.

It made me too constipated so I had to stop it. You have to make sure you drink a ton of water with it so you don't get constipated. I am sure it can cause alot of die off symptoms, especially if you are taking a higher dosage amount.

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   Posted 2/21/2018 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
That happened to me also for about the first three weeks, I was doing 1 week on, 1 off. I saw a lot of suspect things in the toilet including what looked like a thin white worm encased in some kind of biofilm. I had a few weeks with relentless nausea and fatigue during the day. I stopped seeing things in my stool and stopped taking it around the 4th wave
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