So you found out you have parasites and are now planning on undergoing a parasite cleanse. If you’ve never done one of these cleanses before you might be wondering what you’re in for and what to expect during a parasite die-off. You might have a dozen questions running through your head like: “How will I know if the cleanse is working?”, “Will I need to take time off work, or can I go about my daily activities?”, “Is it painful?”, and so on and so forth. In this article I will answer some of these questions and as well as offer some helpful tips on how to make the parasite cleanse easier for you.
In addition, for the first time I will also be sharing some of my personal experiences that I went through during cleansing.
Please note: this article covers what you can expect if undergoing a natural cleanse. I’ve never been on pharmaceuticals and therefore, cannot speak on what you might experience if you choose to go down the conventional path.
There are many types of natural parasite cleanses, all of which will result in similar die-off symptoms. However, some cleanses are more severe than others and thus can result in more extreme symptoms. Also, the symptoms will vary depending on what type of parasites you have and where in the body they are located.
Regardless of what type of cleanse you undergo, it is important to get lots of rest especially if the infection is severe. A parasite cleanse can be both physically and mentally draining. Therefore, going to work during this time might not be the best thing to do. Depending on the severity of the infection as well as on what type of work you do, you may or may not be able to go about your regular duties. If taking time off work is not an option then you might want to consider going on a gentle cleanse and work your way up to tougher cleanses as the body is able to tolerate it.
So what can you expect during a parasite die-off?
A parasite cleanse is uncomfortable for the parasites and it causes them to start moving around. In many cases you might not be able to feel this movement, however, if they are close to the skin or in the digestive tract you can often feel them. You might not want to know this, but you can also feel them moving around in the mouth including the inner cheeks, the tongue and throat area.
The good news is that once you begin to feel them crawling around you can rest easy knowing the cleanse is working.
Bruising might already be something that you are used to; however, during the cleanse the bruising can intensify. This is simply because a cleanse forces the parasites to leave in a hurry causing all the bruising to occur at once.
For me, I always had bruises on my legs, particularly around my knees. I always did a lot of physical work making it easy for me to just blame it on that. Over the years I just got used to them and didn’t think nothing of them anymore.
Then one morning, after about three months into my parasite cleanse I woke up to find both my legs in one large bruise from my knees up. The bruises were close together with about one-two inches in diameter. At first I was terrified! But when I retraced my steps from the previous day I realized that it was just the parasites moving around. It took several more months of cleansing until the bruises disappeared completely. Since then I have not had any bruises.
Pain and Pressure
Yes, unfortunately it can be painful when parasites start to die off and move around in the body. The pain can be anywhere where the parasites are. And believe me, they can end up in ALL areas of the body from head to toe!
So depending on where they are in your body, prepare yourself for headaches, eye pain, joint pain, foot pain, abdominal pains and muscle pains. Headaches are a general symptom of detoxification and thus are quite common regardless of where the parasites are.
If parasites are present in the head, you might also experience sharp knife-like pains inside the head, mouth and throat areas. From time to time it might feel like a piece of glass is stuck in the head. Other times it might feel like it’s a stick that’s stuck.
Pressure can also build up to the point where it might feel as though the skull is about to crack open. This can be quite painful and even scary at times.
From time to time you might also feel/hear a popping inside your head as the critters are being dislodged inside the head.
You might want to have the above checked out by a health care professional to ensure that everything is okay. Most likely, however, it is just the parasites starting to move out.
Pressure can also build up along the gumlines and you might feel and taste the toxins as they bleed into the mouth. These toxins are very damaging to your oral health. My best tip on that is to rinse your mouth frequently with a sea salt water solution in order to neutralize the toxins.
Parasites can take many routes as they are coming out of the head. In some cases they might decide to crawl out of the nose, mouth and ears. The nose is a common route for them to come out. They might be so small that you can’t see them, but if you feel a sinus pressure followed by a tingling/crawling sensation in your nose you can be almost certain that it’s parasites coming out. If you happen to pass a large one it can result in immediate mental fatigue as it is difficult for the body to cleanse. You might also feel the sensation of the blood rushing to the head to clean up any remains.
Parasites are very inflammatory, which means they cause an increased mucus production. They often come out in a glob of phlegm that you cough up. Other times you might feel the pressure building up at the roof of your mouth and towards the throat area. Drinking lots of fluids will often help to dislodge that phlegm causing it to drop into the mouth. Yum. Make sure that you spit it out in order help the cleansing process. The last thing you want is to swallow and give it another chance to multiply in the digestive tract.
In other cases the parasites might also choose to travel down the neck/throat area. If that’s the case you might feel the pain and pressure starting at the top of the head and slowly moving down. You might feel your neck getting sore and stiff, and eventually you’ll experience the pain moving down your back. Then it’s over until the next batch is ready to leave. Oh the fun of parasite cleansing!
Make sure to get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids in order to minimize the pain and speed up the healing.
As already mentioned, parasites can take many routes out of the body and through the skin is another common route. They can cause the skin to become bumpy and break out in sores that resemble severe acne. The bumpy skin is common on the cheeks, as well as on the thighs and at the top of the arms. As for the acne-like breakouts, they can appear anywhere but are common on the legs, face, neck and upper back, or wherever the parasites are coming out.
Weakness and Fatigue
Weakness and fatigue is very common during any cleanse. Cleansing is about healing and, believe it or not, healing takes a lot more energy than it does to get sick.
As parasites are leaving the body, you will find a new burst of strength and energy; however, if the cleanse is prolonged, it will still take its toll on the body.
Parasites feed on carbs and other sugars. Therefore, during a cleanse it is important that you avoid eating any of those foods. It is also advised that you avoid animal foods because they tend to slow down digestion making it more difficult for the body to eliminate the parasites. As a result, you will experience food cravings especially during the first few days as the body is adjusting to the new diet. In order for the cleanse to work it is important that you do not give in to these cravings.
It is a tough break, but it might help to remind yourself that it is temporary and that you will be able to enjoy your favorite foods again as soon as the parasites are eliminated.
With all the physical symptoms happening during a parasite die-off, it is rather difficult to keep one’s head on straight. It can be very emotional especially if the infection is severe or if the cleanse is prolonged. The physical distress can result in anger, depression, anxiety, fear and many other negative emotions.
The first few days of any cleanse are generally the toughest because of the dietary adjustments and detox symptoms. After the third day the symptoms lessen. This is the case with parasite cleanses as well; at the same time it can get quite intense towards the end due to the larger parasites dying off. The smaller ones are the first to go and are not so hard to eliminate, but the bigger ones will give you a more difficult time.
The above are just a few of the things that you can expect during a parasite die-off. Although they are hard on the mind and body, if you welcome them knowing they are a sign of healing it will be a lot easier for you. A positive attitude can be one of the best medicines, even against parasites.