Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 05, 2006

Adrenal Imbalance:

Two or more symptoms are an indication that testing Cortisol for adrenal imbalance is recommended.

Fatigue Depressed Sugar craving
Weight gain waist Heart palpitations Allergies
Decreased muscle mass Headaches Chemical sensitivity
Thinning skin Decreased libido Stress
Elevated triglycerides Hair loss Cold body temperature
Sleep disturbances Increased facial hair Increased joint pain
Anxious Increased body hair Aches and pains
Memory lapse Acne Irritable

Overall, low adrenal cortisol production contributes to symptoms of fatigue, allergies, chemical sensitivity, and sugar craving. Low cortisol can also exacerbate symptoms of low thyroid. Cortisol is essential for thyroid function at the tissue level.

Adrenals:

The adrenals are our energy and stress system. When we are under a great deal of stress, we will usually blow out our B-complex vitamins which in turn will eventually blow out our adrenal systems, as it is this system that takes over when we are too tired to function, and yet we continue to push ourselves. When your B-vitamins and adrenals have been blown out, symptoms will begin to appear. At first you may feel more tired than usual, eventually looking for a nap in the afternoon. You may find you cannot handle the littlest stress in your life and eventually, you may find you are not able to sleep at night even though you are very exhausted. This deficiency becomes overwhelming to the body and it seems as though you are on a merry-go-round. You are very tired, but cannot sleep, and so you become even more tired and drained. In order to help heal the adrenals, it is imperative to reduce stress in your life as much as possible.

So I have six symptoms of an adrenal imbalance due to Cortisol.

  1. Elevated triglycerides
  2. Fatigue
  3. Hair loss
  4. Allergies
  5. Sugar craving
  6. Cold body temperature
  7. Heart palpitations?

The urine test I had months ago showed that my adrenals were extremely overworked and I know for sure that I am low in B-complex vitamins.

Tomorrow, I will drop off the saliva sample to the Naturopath.

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Entry for June 05, 2006

Woke up late this morning, grabed my vitamins and an apple on the way out the door. On the train, I start taking them and I always save the chewable vitamin C for last. Just before the vitamin C, I start having the sick feeling I get when my stomach is too alkaline. This is weird… I haven’t had this feeling since I started taking niacin. I take the vitamin C and I feel better almost instantly.

Do I still have low stomach acid? I still have the internal vibration so could it be the niacin deficiency or something more? Great…just when I thought I was getting to the bottom of this I get thrown a curve ball.

I look up the different causes of low stomach acid:

Conditions Associated with Low Acidity Certain health conditions may cause or be the result of low acidity. These include Addison’s disease, anemia, chronic autoimmune disorders, depression, asthma, eczema, gallstones, hepatitis, chronic hives, osteoporosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, rosacea, vitiligo, dermatitis herpetiformis, and thyroid disease.

 

Many vitamins and minerals require proper stomach acid in order to be properly absorbed, including iron, calcium, zinc, B Complex, and folic acid. Low stomach acid, known as hypochlorhydria, interferes with the absorption of B12 from food but not from supplements.

I am taking three of the above vitamins and minerals (Calcium, zinc and B Complex). Looks like I need to take my 1000 mg of vitamin C first, then the rest. But why do I still have low stomach acid?

While the train is stopped at Union, I have about 15 minutes to jump off and get my weekly dose of wheatgrass.

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