I have had ongoing GI issues for YEARS... namely gastritis and IBS ... to no avail. I had a history of working with public water (sewage) and so began my sega. Dr after Dr ... test after test .. all types of weird allergies... fatigue ... digestive probs... no answers. At one point I was have so much touble with "asthma-like" attacks that I demanded my PMD do something about it... which he did .... STERIODS. I almost died. I was in the ER with in 3 days. Tachy cardia , numb hand and feet etc... but everything else was fine at my own peril ... still not having actually been diagnozed with anyhting except somatization disorder (crazy). I took really live worms preserved in alcohol from my stool to send to lab ... they refused because improperly prepared... subsequent to this I was admited twice to the hospital with multiple ER visits, one for which was acute larva migrans... still no help from my doc... he refused to believe the discharge summary. But by now I had learned a valuable lesson, the die off reaction from these powerful drugs like ivermectin can kill you ... especially having a very high parasite load that I had. I'm off the ivermectin and mebendazole and now trying herbal ... and STILL getting scary looking stuff out. My life has disintegrated around me due in part to the parasitic infection I already had .. but in large to the STEROIDS. FOLKS..... if you have ANY suspicion of an underlying parasitic infection get treated FIRST for that before accepting steriod, otherwise you very well may die. I take each day as it comes now. Hopefully with the more gentler herbal treatments I can knock down my parasitic load to manageable. Right now I weight 152 from 167 ... my muscles have disappeared and my PMD wants nothing to do with me. If I can prevent just ONE other person from experiencing what I have this will all have been worth it. I'm currently doing the paranil cleanse with fibre bla bla bla. I actually have to start out with one capsule ... jus because right now im barely hanging on... and will try to move up slowly. I hope one day to get back to school .. and my real life. Best Luck to all of you.