Self-treating with TTO

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TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura are the eggs of the human whipwormA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink., Trichuris trichiura (TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura). In helminthic therapyThe reintroduction to the digestive tract of a controlled number of specially domesticated, mutualistic helminths (intestinal worms) in the form of microscopic eggs or larvae to reconstitute a depleted biome to treat and prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders including allergy., these eggs are referred to as “ova”, hence the abbreviation, “TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura”.

Once inside a human host, the ova hatch and mature to adulthood, typically surviving for periods ranging from a few months to a couple of years.

Dosing with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura

The evolution of TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura dosing

When TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura was first introduced for sale, in 2009, it was recommended that self-treaters take an initial course of three increasingly larger doses - for example, 100, 200 and 800 ova at monthly intervals - but this level of dosing can cause significant side effects.

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It was a rough road, as I suffered definite side effects and temporary worsening each time I added a cohort of whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. (usually beginning 2 weeks after swallowing the egg solution and continuing for 1-3 weeks thereafter) to the point that I was seriously considering stopping the therapy and killing the worms. [1]

A new approach to dosing with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura was introduced in 2014, which used much smaller doses taken on a regular, ongoing basis, typically 25 ova every week, or 50 ova every two weeks. The dosing intervals in this approach are more in line with those used in the dosing protocol for TSO (the ova of the pig whipwormA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink.), although TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura do not die after two or three weeks, as TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis do, so the number of TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura that are inoculated are necessarily much smaller than those used in therapy with TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis.

The advantages of taking TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura more frequently, in smaller doses, are:

1. This helps to reduce the risk of side effects, and, if these do appear, dosing can be paused until they resolve.
2. A possible additional therapeutic benefit from more regular exposure to the larval stage of helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths]. [2]
3. The members of the resulting colony will be at many different life stages, thus reducing the risk of a sudden return of disease symptoms due to a large die-off of older worms at around the same time.

Considerations for TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura dosing

  • Due to the relatively small number of self-treaters who are using TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, and the consequently limited feedback on the effects of different dose sizes, dosing with this species is still somewhat experimental. However, it has been established that it is safe to inoculate with up to 1,500 ova per year - which is considered to be a “light” infection - and that, when this number is spread across multiple doses, the serious adverse effects that are associated with “heavy” TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura infections - such as bleeding and rectal prolapse - are prevented.
  • Only an estimated 10-20% of the ova in a dose of TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura will develop into mature worms, but, since it is not possible to accurately determine the hatching rate, current dosing practice is based on the number of ova in a dose rather than on a theoretical number of worms that might result from it.
  • As in self-treatmentMedication or treatment of one's own disease or condition without medical assistance. with other species of therapeutic helminthAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths], there is considerable variation in individual response to TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura. Therefore, each self-treaterSomeone who treats their own disease or condition without medical assistance. needs to carefully observe their own response over time and modify their dosing practice accordingly.
  • Anyone with a lot of intestinal inflammation may be taking an immunosuppressant medication such as prednisone/prednisolone. By controlling the inflammation, this type of drug will help the worms become established. For more about this, see Combining helminthic therapy with drug treatments.

TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura dosing recommendations

Many self-treaters are likely to achieve the best results by taking doses of 25 TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura every week, or 50 every two weeks, especially when beginning treatment with this species.

However, a few people react quite strongly to even small doses. So, at least for this minority, taking 300 TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura every 12 weeks (or even larger doses at commensurately longer intervals) may provide the best compromise and limit the total amount of time spent dealing with side effects. One doctor who recommends the use of TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura in cases of ulcerative colitisUlcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which specifically affects the large intestine, or colon, causing characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. prefers his patients to start with a dose of 500 TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, based on this paper. Some patients who have commenced with this size of dose have apparently reported transient abdominal pain or other symptoms after dosing, but this has not always been the case.

It is also possible that someone who is experiencing severe colonic inflammation might benefit from taking larger doses less frequently because, while this may cause more severe side effects for a while after each dose, it might also be more effective at subduing the inflammation.

In general, if side effects are experienced after taking a dose of TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, the next dose should be delayed until they have subsided.

TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura storage and survival

TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura are robust organisms that withstand the rigours of shipping extremely well. Once received by a self-treaterSomeone who treats their own disease or condition without medical assistance., vials containing TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura should be stored in a refrigerator, ideally in a dark container. Provided that they have not been frozen or exposed to extreme heat, and that the liquid containing them remains clear rather than cloudy, TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura stored in a fridge will remain viable for a couple of years. This allows self-treaters to purchase doses when convenient and keep them in reserve till required.

Inoculation with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura

TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura are supplied in a small vial and are taken orally, either swallowed directly from the vial, or added to a little cold or cool water. Hot drinks should be avoided for at least 2 hours after taking TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, and taking them on an empty stomach may be preferable.

TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura timeline

Days 1 and 2

Following inoculationThe introduction of an infectious agent into an organism. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/Helminth_inoculation Helminth inoculation], the ova reach the small intestine where they are stimulated to hatch by the indigenous microflora. This process may cause mild dizziness or vertigo, possibly with some indigestion and nausea.

Days 3 to 9

The emerging larvaeThe active immature form of an insect, or an animal such as a helminth, which develops from an egg and eventually transforms again into its adult state. then enter the crypts of Lieberkühn, which are glands lying between the finger-like villi that line the inner surface of the small intestine. Here, they will moult four times as they continue to grow - a stage that may not present any noticeable reaction in the host.

Day 10 to 3-4 months

The young worms emerge after 10-14 days and migrate to the caecum, where they partially penetrate the mucosal lining and complete their development into adult worms during the reminder of the first three months. They eventually spread throughout the caecum and the ascending and transverse sections of the large intestine, where the females begin producing eggs from approximately three months. Their attachment to the colon lining during this stage can cause IBDInflammatory bowel disease is a group of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, particularly the colon and small intestine. The major types of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC).-like symptoms, described in more detail in the Possible TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura side effects section below.

Where TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura live and what they eat

After temporarily inhabiting the small intestine (the duodenum, jejunum and ileum) during most of the first two weeks, TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura then move to, and settle in, the cecum [3] and the ascending and transverse sections of the colon, as shown by the red text in the following representation.


mouth ➤ oesophagus ➤ stomach ➤ duodenumjejunumileumcaecumAscending colonTransverse colonDescending colon ➤ rectum

It has occasionally been suggested by ill-informed commenters that TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura might mis-migrate to organs outside the intestine, but the human whipwormA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. remains reliably within the gut. It is also not possible for TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura to multiply within a host because its eggs need to be deposited in soil, where, given suitable conditions, they will embryonate after two to three weeks. It is only at this point that they become infective so, unless a user of TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura ingests further embryonated eggs, their colony will never increase.

WhipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. do not feed on their host's blood. They graze on tissue secretions.

Confirming a TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura infection

There are two practical options for determining the presence of human whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. in the gut.

1. Stool test

From about three months post inoculationThe introduction of an infectious agent into an organism. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/Helminth_inoculation Helminth inoculation] with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, the adult whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. will begin to produce eggs that will be detectable in the host's stool. Checking a stool sample for these eggs is the best way to establish that whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. are present. Unfortunately, while most pathology labs will have a faecal (stool) test called something like "Ova, Cysts, and ParasitesAn organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits at the host’s expense. (The organisms used in helminthic therapy are, strictly speaking, not parasites, but mutualists, because they have a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship with their hosts.)" or "Ova and ParasiteAn organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits at the host’s expense. (The organisms used in helminthic therapy are, strictly speaking, not parasites, but mutualists, because they have a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship with their hosts.)", they typically do not have sufficient experience to accurately identify helminth eggs, a problem that is exacerbated by the relatively low numbers of worms used in helminthic therapyThe reintroduction to the digestive tract of a controlled number of specially domesticated, mutualistic helminths (intestinal worms) in the form of microscopic eggs or larvae to reconstitute a depleted biome to treat and prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders including allergy.. Testing is therefore best carried out by a helminth provider who offers a stool testing service, a laboratory associated with a school of tropical medicine, a veterinarian (who will have experience with helminth eggs), or at home using a microscope and fecalyzer. For more details about these options, see the following page.

2. Blood test for eosinophilsEosinophils are a specialised type of white blood cell with a variety of both harmful and beneficial functions. Their numbers rise temporarily following inoculation with helminths.

Another way to determine whether or not someone is hosting whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. is to have a blood draw to see if their eosinophilEosinophils are a specialised type of white blood cell with a variety of both harmful and beneficial functions. Their numbers rise temporarily following inoculation with helminths. level is elevated. Although this is not a foolproof test for the presence of helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] (eosinophilsEosinophils are a specialised type of white blood cell with a variety of both harmful and beneficial functions. Their numbers rise temporarily following inoculation with helminths. are not always raised), it is fairly reliable. It is also quick, and is a method that a medical insurer might pay for.

Caring for TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura

Some substances can have an adverse effect on TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, although this species is far less susceptible to harm than hookwormsA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin.. See the following page for more details.

Possible TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura side effects

Any side effects encountered following inoculationThe introduction of an infectious agent into an organism. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/Helminth_inoculation Helminth inoculation] with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura are likely to be mild and limited to the first few weeks. Since they are largely dose-dependent, the side effects can be minimised by conservative dosing.

Side effects following the initial dose

It’s easy to obsess about the process unfolding in one’s gut after ingesting TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, to wonder whether the treatment is 'taking’, and to ascribe every tick and sniffle that develops in the first few weeks to the whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink.. But one's body continues to operate largely as usual in the early stages of any helminth infection. One still gets colds and other infections, and any physical changes experienced by new helminth hosts are far more likely to be manifestations of normal bodily functions than the action of the helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths]. Colonisation follows a natural progression determined by evolution over millions of years, and it is largely hidden from immediate experience. For at least the first few weeks, the worms will be maturing, and mostly doing this in stealth mode, especially if smaller doses are taken initially. While some side effects are possible during this time, these are generally less troublesome than those encountered after inoculationThe introduction of an infectious agent into an organism. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/Helminth_inoculation Helminth inoculation] with hookwormsA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin..

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(Human) WhipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. are less upsetting (than hookwormsA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin.) for me, especially with small doses of 50. Larger doses can cause bad gut cramping that lasts 24 hours then disappears. I get a nice "bounce” that lasts for about a week, joint pain, a bit of lethargy and no serious brain fog. [4]

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain is possible in the first few days, possibly accompanied by gas and bloating. The pain is experienced in the lower right of the abdomen where the whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. attach to the caecum and ascending colon. This pain may be sharp and will usually only last for a few hours, but it can recur intermittently at any point up to around 3 months, and, when it does appear, it may persist for a few days, even perhaps for a week or more in rare cases.

Diarrhoea / diarrhea

Diarrhoea may occur in association with the abdominal pain, although this is less likely. In rare instances, nausea and sickness have also been reported.

Sometimes there is a worsening of the symptoms of existing diseases while the whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. are becoming established, and anyone with ulcerative colitisUlcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which specifically affects the large intestine, or colon, causing characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. or Crohn’s colitis will have difficulty distinguishing between the symptoms of their disease and those triggered by the whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink., because both cause inflammation. A few people may get some bleeding, and any active colonic disease will make it harder for the whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. to become established.

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I would get a slight bit of stomach ache, like indigestion but nothing major 24-48 hrs. Then all would be fine until day 13, when I would get an immune reaction kicking in. This manifests as inflammation and some blood in stool as well as liquid diarrhea. This would last for a week but would be prevented by taking prednisone.

Constipation

Constipation can be another short-term consequence of adopting human whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink.. [5] [6]

In addition to their local effect on the colon, whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. also have a systemic effect, and, although this is not as strong as the systemic effect of hookwormsA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin., it may cause transient symptoms in parts of the body other than the colon.

Allergies

Allergies may flare temporarily, [7] and may even cause transient allergic-type reactions in people who normally don’t have allergies. [8] These may include asthma and skin reactions or rashes, which typically start a few days after taking the ova and may continue for 3-6 weeks but are usually mild and short-lived. In a few cases, these side effects can persist for longer, even up to 8 weeks after taking TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura. [9] The worst recorded allergic reaction to TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura is described here, but such a severe response is rare.

If necessary, NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus can be hosted in addition to TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura in order to help reduce the possibility of an allergic reaction to the latter and to provide additional systemic inflammation control, [10] although it is usually best to introduce one species at a time to avoid overstimulating the immune system, and to allow observation of which side effects relate to each species.

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I have Taken 3 doses of WhipwormA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. so far (25 per dose) the only thing I notice so far is achy hands & feet. My feet tend to bother me when I am in a full blown flare but not my hands. [11]

Insomnia

Occasionally, new hosts of human whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. will report periods of insomnia, sometimes lasting for several weeks, and some other conditions may flare temporarily after taking TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, including herpes. Someone who already suffers frequent or severe outbreaks of herpes may see these worsen and increase in frequency for up to three or four months after inoculationThe introduction of an infectious agent into an organism. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/Helminth_inoculation Helminth inoculation] with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, [12] before returning to the pattern seen before inoculationThe introduction of an infectious agent into an organism. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/Helminth_inoculation Helminth inoculation]. (See Helminthic therapy and herpes.)

Geographic tongue

One self-treaterSomeone who treats their own disease or condition without medical assistance. has reported developing lingua geographica after his first dose of TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, which he has suggested may have been due to a microbial change in his mouth. He and another TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura host both experienced another oral phenomenon when taking their third doses. They reported independently that the liquid tasted “bad”, as if it were spoiled, but neither user suspected that their dose had been contaminated because they had both purchased 9 doses at one time and none of the others caused the bad taste they experienced with their third dose.

Psoriasis-like skin eruption

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I got some novel and worrying patches of psoriasis after adding TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura. It came on fast, and was quite surprising. But it did resolve in a couple of months, and hasn't been a bother since. [13] [14]

In general, any side effects following inoculationThe introduction of an infectious agent into an organism. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/Helminth_inoculation Helminth inoculation] with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura are likely to be mild, subside quickly, and be easier to cope with than those experienced by hosts of NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus, but side effects can appear intermittently for up to three or four months, or even longer in rare cases.

See also

For further insight into the short-term side effects that are possible after inoculating with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, see the following paper concerning the side effects experienced by subjects who inoculated with the closely related species, TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis.

Side effects from supplementary doses

The side effects following supplementary inoculations with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura typically become less severe with each successive dose.

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I had light side effects with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura. On doses 1-3, I had some diarrhea, but by dose 4, I was diarrhea free. [15]

In a few people taking larger doses, side effects may continue to appear briefly after each new dose in the long term.

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WhipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. have much less side effects (than hookwormsA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin.), for me, and last a month at the very extreme. I can take a dose of 500 human whipwormA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. and the side effects last a week (5 days). Mostly gut upset then I'm back to my usual self. [16]
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I've noticed that I am gassy and bloated for a day or 2 after ingesting my TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura but not every time. I have no other side effects. [17]

There is an extremely small possibility that therapeutic doses of human whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. might cause anaemia (anemia) over time. However, the type of anaemia involved may not due to low iron levels, so might not respond to treatment with iron supplements. It has been speculated that this form of anaemia might be due to active suppression of the formation of blood cellular components in the bone marrow, rather than as a result of bleeding. The likelihood of this phenomenon occurring in someone using therapeutic doses of human whipwormA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. is thought to be vanishingly small, and, if it were to occur, it may - according to one physician member of the helminthic therapyThe reintroduction to the digestive tract of a controlled number of specially domesticated, mutualistic helminths (intestinal worms) in the form of microscopic eggs or larvae to reconstitute a depleted biome to treat and prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders including allergy. community - be amenable to remediation by taking Erythropoietin (EPO).

Treating the side effects

Side effects encountered after inoculationThe introduction of an infectious agent into an organism. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/Helminth_inoculation Helminth inoculation] with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura can be treated using whatever appropriate over-the-counter or prescription medicine is available, as directed on the packaging or by the prescribing doctor. What works to calm hookwormA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin. side effects will also effectively relieve those caused by whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink..

Therapeutic response to TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura

Once the TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura host has got past any transient side effects, s/he can look forward to the possibility of significant benefits.

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I am finally in UCUlcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which specifically affects the large intestine, or colon, causing characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. remission and and have been now for about 3 weeks… I have also been taking Humira for about ten months, but Humira alone never got me into full remission or off prednisone - indeed its effects never even lasted completely between doses until the apparent "kick-in" of human whipwormsA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. took effect. The big improvement coincided almost exactly with 5 monthsish from the start of human whipwormA helminth with a tapering whiplike body that lives in the colon. In helminthic therapy, the microscopic eggs of either the human Trichuris trichiura (TTO) or pig Trichuris suis (TSO) are taken in a drink. therapy. [18]
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I am off all drugs for my colitis which has been so bad at times 8 pentasa a day wasn't working and even prendizone started to be less efficient! It's been a year since starting human whip worm and i'm feeling amazing, off drugs as of 2 weeks, hoping to hold my helminth community and monitor keeping an amazing quality of life i have back!! [19]
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From 3 weeks onwards, I would see slow improvement. I put on weight, bleeding had stopped, iron levels improved as did inflammatory blood markers, urgency was down so no more dashing to the bathroom in an emergency.

The benefits of hosting TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura can often be enhanced by combining this species with hookwormsA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin..

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I successfully take hookwormA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin. and TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura to keep my UCUlcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which specifically affects the large intestine, or colon, causing characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. in remission. I take 10 NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus every four months and 50 TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura eggs every two weeks. [20]
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I was diagnosed with UCUlcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which specifically affects the large intestine, or colon, causing characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. in 2000 at age 24. I suffered for quite a while, trying western, eastern... all kinds of therapies. Then, in 2012 when I was absolutely miserable, I happened upon the Radiolab podcast about ParasitesAn organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits at the host’s expense. (The organisms used in helminthic therapy are, strictly speaking, not parasites, but mutualists, because they have a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship with their hosts.). I have been using NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus and TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura since. They have changed my life. For example, when I was sick, I had terrible joint inflammation and couldn't lift the phone to call in sick. Three weeks ago, I went on a two day extreme mountain bike tour up and down the mountains of Guatemala. [21]

For more on combining TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura and NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus, see Selecting a therapeutic helminth: TTO.

TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura lifespan

Once TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura have been ingested, these helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] can survive in humans for more than 2 years, and there have been two reports of them being seen during a colonoscopy at 7 and 8 years post-inoculationThe introduction of an infectious agent into an organism. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/Helminth_inoculation Helminth inoculation]. However, their longevity is determined by the strength of the individual host’s immune response, and they may not survive past the first year in some people.

TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura incubation

TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura can be incubated at home, although this requires more equipment than hookwormA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin. incubation, and the process takes longer and is technically more challenging. See the following page for full details.

See also

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