I had a comprehensive stool analysis by DRG Lab (I think). Wasn’t very comprehensive, IMO. Didn’t even test for Candida or other yeast. Did test for some kind of parasites. The whole thing was negative.
I know I have ropeworm because I see them in my stool. My OAT test showed high arabinose (yeast), high lactic acid (bad bacteria), and very low good bacteria in spit of years of expensive probiotics.
If eosinophils show up on regular bloodwork, then I have no issues there.
Yeah, I would definitely hit parasites. Even Mayo Clinic lists parasites as a cause of high eosinophils. https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/eosinophilia/basics/causes/sym-20050752
Many on this forum have told me to skip the herbs and go for the Rx for parasites. Still haven’t done it. I have some pyrantel pamoate on hand for a full moon whenever I decide to use it.
The squeezing sensation was the worst in 2015 when the IBS and ropeworm started. In April 2018, I had a large expulsion of greenish yellow seaweed looking stringy stuff out of my GI tract. I had a big increase of muscle and joint paint, bouts of sudden weakness, and feeling abdominal discomfort for a couple of weeks prior. The night before the expulsion, my abdomen bloated like a pregnant woman. This occurred in response to over a month of Candicid Forte supplements.
I had squeezing and sore intestines back in early summer and my abdomen and sides were flattening and pulling in. I kept ignoring it. Not long after, I weighed myself and was shocked at the weight loss. Soon after, it was discovered that there had been another leak and mold counts had gotten much worse in the house.
I still don’t know what my gut issue actually is. Testing indicates yeast or fungal. Body responded to antifungal herbs and Nystatin. Visible ropeworm continues to be excreted almost daily in response to herbal supplements for parasites - Mimosa pudica and Formula One.