Just a quick symptom update. Bowels are still coming once a day, which is a great sign. I would say, on an average scale of 1 being diarrhea and 10 being totally solid, normal BMs, my bowels have been consistently 7 or 8s, even many 9s. Still no mucus at all, another great sign. Plus I’ve been eating everything, including some diary, corn chips, fresh and un-peeled veggies, and others which I previously avoided which are probably challenges to my intestines.
The one big mystery for me is that I’m still having some mild allergic-y things going on, a little bit of wheezing/tightness while breathing sometimes (I have not been diagnosed with asthma), still some slight skin reaction, nothing too concerning but I’m curious as to how the worms may play into this.
Again, I want to post the disclaimer that I’m under some serious “life stress” as a graduate student about to start teaching my first course in the Fall, among continuing to struggle with generalized anxiety. So its really impossible for me to separate what could be related to stress/anxiety and what is not. The heat and humidity have also been generally unbearable this summer (record breaking temps here in New England), and this seems to exacerbate everything.