I am thrilled with what's happening with you, and wouldn't mind trying your diet.
I am female, but started a low dose testosterone/estrogen combo in my mid forties which made me feel TONS better within 2 weeks of taking it -- better than I had in YEARS. I wasn't even aware of how "physically" depressed I'd been, until I started on the hormones. I stayed on them not only because I felt so much better, but because I still had a regular mestrual cycle which just kept on -- it was like the hormones were some kind of "base level" that I needed or something. Unfortunately, I didn't have any blood testing prior to this for objective data.
Anyway -- I've stayed on this combo (am post menopausal now), and was hit with Sjogrens-like symptoms (dry everywhere in all the usual places) about 6 months ago despite being on the hormones. In theory, I've got a baseline of testosterone, estrogen and progesterone going on, so I should be OK in that department. But I'm thinking of trying to get a doc to test for levels and then . . . what? Experiment with different levels? Keep the testosterone and get rid of the est/prog? Well, good luck to me trying to get a medical professional interested in that. Anyway, I may still try.
In regards to diet -- I am doing several diet challenges, and am thinking of grain/dairy free as the next one. I'm sure that diet would be great for me because I'm Type 2 diabetic as well. Originally, when I was hit with my first "flare" up about 6 months ago, I was eating a ketogenic diet -- almost grain free -- for about 3 weeks when the "flare" hit. So it certainly didn't stop my symptoms from developing. But I'm willing to try it again for a month to see if it would help. Currently, I'm re-trying a gluten free diet and beef-free, because I'm wondering if the beef is my problem. I was a vegetarian who didn't eat meat since 1992 until my ketogenic diet, when my symptoms hit big time.
If you could, could you mention what foods you're eating specifically -- raw, steamed veggies? etc? I was trying 3 oz meat, with 3 servings of 3 oz veggies and 1-2 tabl oil per meal, all organic and fresh. It was brutal -- I really missed my carbs, and I simply don't like meat! I'm also trying to go BPA free (which means reducing my load by getting rid of plastic).
Lastly, could you please explain the helminths? Does that mean you gave yourself a tapeworm??? Why?
Thanks, and congrats on your remission or cure, whichever the case may be -- sounds like you deserve it.