I have been seeing a homeopathic dr. She says that my FM symptoms are actually caused by parasites living inside my muscles/ intestines. At times I do see white long worm-like things in my stool.YUCK! I am not sure if it is a parasite or mucus.I have done a parasite cleanse now 3 times and I do feel much better when I am finished but then a few months later all the symptoms return. My dr. says I keep reinfecting myself some how and she wants me to do the cleanse again. The cleanse consists of fasting for eight days. I can not eat anything at all except drink goats milk and take herbal cleansing pills for 8 days. IT is not easy! I'm starting to wonder if it is worth it. IT is very expensive. My dr. says she has never seen anyone like this before. She also wants to restrict me to eating ONLY fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. IT is nearly impossible to eat that way every day of my life. ANy advice out there? My symptoms are severe muscle twitching, muscle and joint pain.