Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

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.


June 5, 2006 - Posted by | Health | , , , , , ,

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