Ok, so I'm getting confused with the whole DIFFERENCE between mebendazole and Piperazine Phosphate. Reason being, PRIPSEN is both! It says the tbalet is mebend whilst you can also get a powder drink version for kids which is the phosphate. Now if they both do completely different things then well....do they? It should be made perfectly clear if so!
I am trying to discover the actual cause of my anal irritation. I had worms as a kid and am now 35. I don't recall ever having them since my teens but in the past 2yrs I've gotten that familiar irritation again. Only there's a difference this time around. First off, I don't get an unbarebly itch "ring" (lol for want of a better word) as I did as a kid nor do I EVER seen worms after going to the loo. But anyway, since we don't have go to the docs to get worm medication these days, I decided to just get it over the counter, not fully knowing if I actually had them. Well, the tablet certainly relieved the symptoms. Then a few months later back again. Another tablet, all is fine. the last time I took pripsen was about a year ago, took the follow up tab aswell and all has been well until recently. So with irritation again but still never ever any signs of worms in the poo, I started looking into other possible reasons. First and foremost was piles. I've never had them externally but thought it's very possible it could be internal. I still haven't as yet been to the docs to verfify anything which I obviously should, but since reading all this I'm back to being convinced it's still worms. Because there's no way I see how piles can have this irritating WRIGGLY feeling you get at night. You can FEEL movement man!
So in all this confusion that they cannot be gotten rid of completely, I read elsehwere that basically a new born worm isn't laying eggs straight away (not sure how long til they're fertile) so that obviously taking a further tablet is supposed to kill off all the newborns from the eggs the last bunch of killed worms left behind. But even if that didn't work, what would be wrong in literally just taking a tablet evvery few weeks...forever?? If it kept them at bay, why not? Are there any other possible health risks taking mebonzathingy long term can cause?
Also, how exactly do they cause bloating? I am actually noticing bloating because I feel I'm getting fatter but notice no change on the scales. Another thing is I seem to be getting tons of gas. To be honest but rather crude, the gas is actually welcoming because ripping one out actually relieves the irritation and it feels like you're giving the worms a good battering LMAO!!