5079Re: Question about symptom roller coaster
- Jul 15, 2010Although my response might not be as related, since I'm hosting human whipworm, not hookworm, for ulcerative colitis, I too went through (and am still to some extent) this immune system roller coaster.
I inoculated 25 days ago, and over the past few weeks have had some brief flare-ups of various allergic responses, sore throat, stuffy nose, redness on my neck, nothing major, just abnormal. Why this is most bizarre is that I have almost no allergies normally, just the inflammatory bowel disease. Things have quieted down now though.
--- In email@example.com, Dayna Dunbar <daynadunbar@...> wrote:
> I was inoculated with hookworm on May 5 of this year. I felt an increase in
> symptoms (severe eczema) after about 2 days, which lasted for 3 or 4 days,
> then I felt better than I had before inoculation for a little while. After
> that, things seemed to return to the ³normal² of consistent symptoms but in
> the last three weeks or so, I have felt a real reduction of symptoms and
> increase in food tolerance and energy for several days followed by a
> backslide to my previous ³normal² in these areas. I know it¹s still early in
> my treatment, but I also know that, during the times I feel better, it is a
> marked improvement from the previous nine years, which makes me truly
> believe that the worms are already making an impact. My question is this:
> Has anyone else had this roller coaster ride of feeling much better then
> feeling worse again? I¹d love to hear your experiences to try to make sense
> of what I¹m going through.
> Thank you,
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