I took it (up to 1 tbsp if I recall per day) upon LLND orders
I found that around day 4 I would get intense fatigue, nausea, some kind of a herx
I'm not 100% sure it was due to DE but about
70% sure...I say this because I had recently come off of fatigue and nausea caused by tinidazole (which I don't mean to speak poorly of, as it gave me 1 week where I felt cured....man, I wish that effect lasted longer than 1 week
I would see suspicious stuff in bowel movements, highly likely parasitic debris but my takeaway and speculation was that it was removing biofilm that very likely contained heavy metals from my years of cigarette smoking (I've read that the bartonella biofilms etc wrap themselves in heavy metals to protect against immune system)
All I know for sure is about
4 days into DE on two occasions I noticed unusual debris (like brown pinky toenail sized sludge) and other strange strings and stuff in stool AND felt like complete crap (fatigue, nausea)
Ironic as it may be, the DE ended up being the first punch of a 1-2 punch combo that took me out of work. well, ok maybe it was a 1-2-3 combo, punch 1: Tinidazole symptoms: tinnitus, daytime nausea and intense fatigue interspersed with increased energy, then I stopped the tinidazole (nausea/fatigue too intense at work, complete anorexia inability to eat lunch)....then punch 2: Diatomaceous earth, 4 days into the cycle return of nausea and fatigue (very similar feeling to the tinidazole) this put me back in the hurt locker and took a psychological toll having to work through this feeling yet again....punch 3 (the mike tyson uppercut to the cosmic dimension/spiritual battle/book of job/no longer be the same: Houttunyia drops....10 seemed to be the "bring on the bad acid trip" and "sleep? no thank you!" level.
Again, I by no means mean to slam any of these treatments or my LLND. It was what it was, I post (sarcastically as is my personality) in the hopes of sharing useful information and finding correlations that may help our lyme and other gram-negative nasty coinfection community.
I have a nagging wonder in my head if some of those nano-DE particles crossed my leaky gut, got into my bloodstream and tore into some gram-negative nasties or perhaps they just shredded biofilm nasties in my GI...
Sometime in the future I will retry to the DE...perhaps soon as I saw some of those strange pinky toenail sized things on the TP again tonight. I will of course update any results if and when I try it.