Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 19, 2006

When vitamin B deficiency becomes chronic (long-lasting), other problems can occur, including troubles with your adrenal system. The adrenal glands serve many purposes, but in relation to this topic, they are the back up system for making energy. When there is a chronic lack of vitamin B complex then the adrenal glands are called upon to produce quick energy by injecting certain hormones like adrenaline into your system so that you can cope with life. If this goes on for a long time, then the adrenal glands become impaired or worn out, leading to even more health problems.

The Naturopath pointed out to me for the first time that my adrenals were overworked. But despite the fact that I told her that the acidophilus stopped the weird nerve pinching in my head, a vitamin B deficiency may have been mentioned but it was decided to focus on the candida diet. I’ve looked at the adrenal symptoms before with the link to cortisol. It will be interesting to take a look at the hormone test results on July 1st.

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue?

When the adrenal glands are not functioning optimally, you can have a condition that is known as adrenal fatigue, or adrenal exhaustion. Adrenal fatigue often develops after periods of intense or lengthy physical or emotional stress, when over stimulation if the glands leave them unable to meet your body’s needs.

Some other names for the syndrome include non-Addison’s hypoadrenia, sub-clinical hypoadrenia, hypoadrenalism, and neurasthenia.

Symptoms include:

  • excessive fatigue and exhaustion
  • non-refreshing sleep (you get sufficient hours of sleep, but wake fatigued)
  • overwhelmed by or unable to cope with stressors
  • feeling rundown or overwhelmed
  • craving salty and sweet foods
  • you feel most energetic in the evening
  • a feeling of not being restored after a full night’s sleep or having sleep disturbances
  • low stamina, slow to recover from exercise
  • slow to recover from injury, illness or stress
  • difficulty concentrating, brain fog
  • poor digestion
  • low immune function
  • food or environmental allergies
  • premenstrual syndrome or difficulties that develop during menopause
  • consistent low blood pressure
  • extreme sensitivity to cold

Six symptoms of adrenal exhaustion and I’ve had these for years. In fact, I was at the inlaws the other night. It was after ten o’clock and I felt wide awake. It’s weird but everytime I’ve been at their house until late, I’ve always felt very tired and my wife’s mother always made a comment on it. Even though I’m still lacking in the B vitamins, there was definately a difference on that night and I think it was because of the vitamins.

And another story that I remember. I’d say about ten years ago I was working a security job in an office building. A nothing type job really as I spent most of my time reading the paper. But there was one day that I recall waking up and I felt refreshed and not tired at all. I don’t know what happened or what I ate, but I still remember the great feeling when I woke up. I’ve never been able to have that same feeling since and now I’m thinking it was probably a B deficiency. I’ve always had a non-refreshing type sleep. I was getting sufficient hours of sleep, but I woke fatigued. I have no clue why it was so different on that one particular morning.

Here’s another one. My wife and I went to visit her grandmother in the hospital last summer. There had been a fire alarm so the elevators were not in service. My wife at this point was about seven months pregnant and we had to get to the fifth floor. After the second floor I was so tired and exhausted my wife was ahead of me and she made the joke that a pregnant women of seven months could do better than me. I even had to stop for a little rest a few times. We made it to the fifth floor but man was I worn out. For some reason, I just accepted this as normal and thought I needed to get more sleep an or exercise.

And actually, I’ve always had a very hard time getting up in the mornings. I’ve even made jokes about it at work. I could never work any shift other than the 9-5 because getting to work any earlier than that would kill me.

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Entry for June 19, 2006

Experience from ten years work with electrosensitive patients.

ULRIKA ÅBERG, M.D., Spec. child & youth psychiatry, Skövde, Sweden.

During my work with amalgam and electrosensitive patients I have met around 1 200 patients and 300–400 of these patients have electrosensitivity as their main problem. Approximately 50% of my patients become stronger and feel better with injections of vitamin B12 – mercury disturbs the transport of vitamin B12 from the blood to the CNS liquor. Electrosensitive patients who are also sensitive to light, or have been, may have good use of PABA, Para-amino-benzoic-acid. During the last year I have understood the importance of hidden infections and hidden metals in the teeth and the jaws for the health in general for patients of these categories. That these infections are treated and these metals taken away may be necessary for these individuals to recover.

PABA? There’s one I should try for sensitivity to light. The increase in B2 has definitely helped my eyes. I was at the beach just this past weekend and there was a big difference.

Maybe the sunglasses industry is feeding of the fact that everyone has B2 deficiencies!

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Entry for June 19, 2006

What to do when beriberi is suspected.

After you have carefully examined the patient and described the findings in all the systems, then you should give ‘flooding doses’ of thiamine (normal adult requirement is 0.4mg per 1000 kcal). Give 50 or 100 mg thiamine hydrochloride intravenously and then give 10 mg per day orally. Infants may be treated with adult doses (it is not toxic in very large quantities), or lesser doses if this is more convenient. Mothers of patients should always be given 10mg per day orally.

Dry Beriberi: (this is the form that has been experimentally induced in human volunteers). In dry beriberi there is a peripheral neuritis. It starts with parasthesia & pins and needles) of the feet, diminished touch sensation, and a feeling of ‘heat’ in the feet. Joint position, vibration and pain sensation are usually normal. The ankle and then the knee reflexes are lost and the patients have muscle weakness starting with the foot.

A vibration and muscle weakness starting with the foot. Those are the two first symptoms of Dry Beriberi. If my medical doctor actually listened to what I was saying, did a bit of research maybe this could’ve been solved a long time ago. He was only interested in following the gastric symptoms which I questioned all along. If he sent me to a specialist in the very beginning, would they have picked up on the fact that the vibration stopped when I ate pears and said “Ah, a nutritional deficiency”? Who knows…but it seems very logical to me but maybe that’s asking for too much. Doctor’s know very little about nutrition.

People say they don’t want two-tier health system in Canada. Well guess what? It already is.

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Entry for June 19, 2006

I was vibrating when I went to bed and I was vibrating when I woke up. Hopefully it won’t be long until I hear back from the blood test. My own treatments of vitamins doesn’t appear to be working as fast as I’d like it to.

I have mentioned my theory of Beriberi to a few people and so far it is met with a lot of sceptical criticism. I’m hearing the usual “That can’t happen in the North American diet” or “That only happens in the far east because they eat rice”, and “You can’t have Beriberi because you don’t drink any alcohol and it only happens to chronic alcoholics”.

What people don’t realize is that Beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency. It’s not a foreign disease. Forget about the cause because it is irrelevant. I have some of the key symptoms and I believe the electromagnetic radiation irritated my stomach to the point that it was unable to absorb the vitamins and minerals from my diet. It’s only a guess but what else do I have?

I was probably low on B vitamins to begin with so it wouldn’t take much to push it over the edge.  I’ve had sensitivity to light, cracked lips and feeling tired all of the time for years. All classic symptoms of a B vitamin deficiency.

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