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lymetwister
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I've tried Coffee, Caffeine Pills, Narcotics.. Nothing is touching this pain. It does seem to ease up a bit later in the day, but close to the PM hours.

I've had intermittent head pain for a long time, but this has been pretty constant along with the Nausea since starting the Parastroy and re-starting the Salt/c at just 1gm.

What works for you ? I wouldn't even call this a Migraine. It's something else and although it can be in the temples at times, it's also in other areas where most don't report headaches.

I get the pain sometimes in the back of the head over those two skull bumps (Occiputs) at the base of the skull.

Every time I pop the Parastroy, I'm like "I can't believe I just did that" because the pain is already about a 10/10 before I even take them.

Please share what helps for you..

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Jamers
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I cannot comment on the migraines because while I used to get those terribly especially while treating Babesia, I haven't gotten them as bad while taking antiparasitics. I am also taking parastroy for about 2 weeks now. I wanted to comment because I have been having a lot of nausea since taking them. I haven't had nausea in a long time. I noticed you are getting this also. I do notice feeling very toxic though!!! Maybe the headaches are from toxicity and some detox methods may help. Best of luck.

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I tried Byron White's A Bab and got the worst headaches possible. No problem on A Bart, just the babs treatment. I thought I might be sensitive to an herb in the A Bab. Maybe you can't tolerate the herbs in parastroy. Have you tried any other anti-parasitic?
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Kristen J.
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I have that problem, and in my case the doc said it was extra histamine produced by parasite treatment. So take Benedryl and see if it helps you. I also take Ketotifen which reduces histamine in the gut...
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I have this problem, I just posted about it in the Parasite Warriors thread. I have this only intermittently, accompanied by vomiting.

It seems to be caused by dramatic die-off (toxins). In the past I could avoid it by taking smaller doses of anti-parasite meds.

My most recent episode may have been triggered by a small dose of Bentonite clay which I added one day during my Alinia course. It was kind of shocking, I wasn't expecting it.

I am frustrated because the 'binders' we are supposed to take to absorb toxins often kill parasites (DE, bentonite) and so cause a herx themselves!

Anyway, I put an ice pack on my head for the pain, take some Tramadol if I can keep it down, which helps just enough to make it bearable, though miserable. I will try the Benadryl next time that seems like a good idea...though I hope to avoid a next time!!!

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Imetrex stops my headaches from protomyxzoa and before when I was treating babesia. I get mild headaches when I take stromectol sometimes.

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Experience tells me that parasites go hand in hand with heavy metal toxicity. Google your symptoms with heavy metal toxicity and you will find answers.
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i have this same problem with Parastroy. The first 1/2 dose is okay but i cannot take it more than one day a week...
lymetwister, i second the suggestion for imitrex, but that can have side effects that put you out of commision too.

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Back off of it.

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lymetwister
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No doubt that the Parastroy is causing the head pain. I've never had it so bad as it is now.

I have plowed through and continued on 2 capsules of Pararid and Parasweep 2 x day. There have been many days where I say, I'm gonna hold, I can't take the head pain, but if I get an hour where it eases just a tiny bit, I throw down the pills and then say to myself, "I can't believe I just did that".

Well, today, I'm holding. My head needs a break. Must be breaking up alot of stuff to have such horrific pain. Anxiety use to be my biggest problem. That and emotional lability. I think all of this pain is masking the Anxiety and Emotional stuff, although I could cry from the pain in my head.

It's in the front, sides, top of my head, and then in the back. It moves around, but it's everywhere. I can't imagine this is a migraine, but not sure what else it could be. Caffeine so far doesn't do much.

The other reason I know the Parastroy is working is b/c I have non-stop Nausea too. It's def. a die off Nausea.

Did I mention the horrific eye pains that are so bad, they are watering all the time.

Lovely !!! Just got a chin strap for my Warrior helmet as it was falling off. :-)

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I agree with Gigi. Metals are a considerable part of parasite die off. I had headaches that would bounce all over my head (and not on parastroy).

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I'm taking A-P which is Byron White's parasite formula and I am taking it with 2 of his detox formulas to prevent die off lethargy and headaches. Also lots of water. They have an information recording on the blog you can listen to to learn more about how to take the detox to prevent the remedy you are on from making you feel worse. I had bed headaches and slept all the time until I figured out the detox part of the equation. No help from my doc by the way. I guess we are living in the era of having to be our own doctors to some degree. It's a full time job. Oh well. If that's the price to pay for wellness...whatever. I'm doing it. Better than leaving your life in the hands of folks who don't know, don't care, or only want your $$.
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Yes - I developed migraines when I was taking rifampin. After a few days, they got much better, so I figured it was a herx.

But I had other intolerable symptoms (vomiting, etc.) so I had to lower the dose.

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