Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 29, 2006

1154230911-hr-512

My eyes have been so try and itchy lately it’s driving me nuts. I’ve used my visine eyes drops five times today. Since I think it’s the Riboflavin deficiency causing it, I wonder if I can purchase eye drops with Riboflavin as an ingredient?

I Google away and discover that there is one called “Tears Again” Liposome spray. So I go to Shoppers and they have so many eye drop solutions but they don’t have Liposome spray. I check the ingredients of every eye drop solution and not one of them contains Riboflavin. Not that they need to but it’s just an observation.

Vitamins and Nutrients

There have been many large scale studies to show the effectiveness of vitamins on reducing the incidence of cataracts. A Canadian studied showed that patients over the age of 55 who consumed vitamin C and E supplements reduced their risk of developing cataracts by over 50%. A double blind study involving 30,000 patients performed at the University of Helsinki also demonstrated the beneficial effects of vitamins.

Glutathione Loss of Glutathione occurs in all forms of cataracts. Since 1912, researches have shown that reduced levels of Glutathione precedes the development of cataracts. With increasing age the levels of Glutathione content of the human lens decreases by 4 to 14 times. Glutathione supplements are available but it is questioned weather this large molecule can pass through the digestive tract. N-acetyl-cysteine, a stable amino acid, has been shown to raise the levels of Glutathione. Cysteine is found in protein rich eggs. Completely avoiding eggs may rob the body of this amino acid which may have anti cataract properties.

The lens of the human eye is bathed in a vitamin C rich aqueous solution which is 30 times more concentrated than the human blood. It appears that this vitamin C acts as an ultraviolet filter preventing the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. With age the levels of vitamin C begin to decrease and this may contribute to the formation of the senile cataract. There are several studies which have shown that high dosages of vitamin C (1000 mg/ day) will reverse the development of some cataracts.

Riboflavin helps to make a substance called flavine adenine dinuceotide which is necessary for the production of Glutathione. High levels of Glutathione have been shown to keep the human lens clear and prevent the development of cataracts. In one study, 81 percent of patients with cataracts were deficient in riboflavin.

July 29, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 29, 2006

Went to the Chiropractor today. I mentioned to him about the Riboflavin deficiency and the myelin shealths. He’s very interested and explains about B vitamins and suggests I look up an amino acid called Lysine. Also suggested looking up information on vitamin D because it is used to treat Multiple Sclerosis.

In multiple sclerosis, the body incorrectly directs antibodies and white blood cells against proteins in the myelin sheath.

I told him that the Iridoligist had advised me that I didn’t need it because it was summer. He disagreed and said I should look it up. I told him there seemed to be some similarities to Guillian Barre Syndrome but I didn’t think I had something that serious. He suggested looking up something called Alrnold Chiari Syndrome.

He also suggested that if I was taking B complex without any results, then there is a definate imbalance for absorption and he talked about a few examples. He asks how much vitamin C I was taking and I said around 1500 mg a day. He thought that was too much and he said for greater absorption, the stomach needs to be less acidic and more alkaline. He recommended I see a Homeopathic Doctor and Nutritional Consultant. He gave me the name and I looked him up when I got home.

I also received a phone message tonight from the Naturopath. She said she looked up Riboflavin Butyrate in her medical journals and is unable to order it. She offered to contact Kabs Pharmaceutical but wanted to speak to me first.

I don’t think I’ll bother.

When I’m out I check the health food store for some Lysine. Instead of getting just Lysine, I decided to get the full range of Amino Acids and I purchased an Amino Complex.

July 29, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 29, 2006

1154175329-sc-510

I take a closer look at the information given to me by the Sick Kids pharmacy. The printouts are from Health Canada’s Drug Product Database. I google it to see if I can find out if it’s available online and it is!

I select Company Name as te search criteria then I type “Kripps Pharmacy” in the text box. I press search and the exact printout from the Sick Kids pharmacist is on my computer screen.

I do another search but this time, I search for “Riboflavin Inj”.

“1 document matched your query.” and it was for Kripps Pharmacy.

I do a straight search for Riboflavin and it seems there are a few injections available for Veterinary purposes that contains Riboflavin in a B-complex formula. But nothing for human consuption. So where are the veternarians getting it from?

I try another search for the fat soluble version called “Riboflavin Butyrate”: Nothing…Not one.

July 29, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 28, 2006

So my only hope now is B-2 injections from Romania or a call from Sick Kids on Monday.

From all of the phone calls and emails I sent out, not one paharmacy has called me back. The Naturopath didn’t return my email and two health food stores called me back to say it wasn’t available.

Still vibrating and nobody can help…What a joke. I even have a prescription from a doctor and still nobody can help.

I pin my last hopes on an internet exchange order from Romania.

I’m screwed!

July 29, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

   

%d bloggers like this: