Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for September 15, 2006

My eyes have been bothering me still and it’s the constant watering, itchy all of the time and I have a new theory. When this happened before, I could trace it to the megadose of B vitamins.

That is not the problem this time as I’ve lowered the dosage but it is the same type of feeling. I think it’s the active form of B2 and B6 in combination with my enzymes that is causing the overdose. The purpose of the enzymes is to activate the vitamins but what happens if they are already active? I’ll switch back to the non-active form and keep taking my enzymes.

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Entry for September 15, 2006

And some research on magnesium glycinate:

Magnesium Glycinate 600mg

Magnesium works well with patients who are suffering from general pain, sleeping disorders, and skeletal muscle pain. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, a necessary co-factor for hundreds of enzymes, and the most critical mineral of all for coping with stress.

Certain forms of magnesium (magnesium oxide) are more apt to cause diarrhea, and stomach upset due to poor absorption. The most absorbable form of magnesium is magnesium is magnesium glycinate, consequently decreasing the chance of unwanted side effects.

Recommended dosing is 300-600mgs / day, the first week; 1200mgs / day the second week; followed by 600mgs in the morning, and 1200mgs at bedtime thereafter.

Some people may develop levels of magnesium in the blood that are too high; they should only take magnesium supplements under strict medical supervision. Magnesium Glycinate guarantees a restful night of sleep.

Unlike other formulations, the magnesium (magnesium bis-glycinate) in Mag Glycinate is absorbed via a mechanism similar to that used by amino acids; it is not dependent on stomach acid for absorption.

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Entry for September 15, 2006

Previous Night Vibration Status: None
Morning Vibration Status: Extremely Weak

As I was up most of the night with a teething baby, I take my vitamins and decide to go back to bed around ten o’clock. I wake up an hour later and I’m vibrating. How is this possible?

I’ve taken my magnesium water AND the magnesium citrate and I’m still vibrating… There has got to be a better solution… If I can’t convince the doctors that magnesium is my problem, then maybe I need a test to prove it. The Ion something test… I grab the book by Carolyn Dean to look it up. Instead, I come across this from page 227:

Medical practitioners rely on chelated magnesium such as magnesium glycinate, to treat serious cases of magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium glycinate? I know I’ve come across that before but I guess I didn’t bother pursuing it at the time because I was using magnesium taurate which I thought was one of the best. It’s off to the local health food store and they have it on the shelf. I’d seen it before but for some reason, I didn’t bother with it.

Here we go again…

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Entry for September 15, 2006

There seems to be a difference with my eyes after taking the Lutein yesterday so let’s see what happens after a couple of days.

Last night around 8:30 I started to get my weird “magnesium” chest pains. I took some homeopathic magnesium and felt better almost instantly. This is the first time I’ve used it since switching to the magnesium water. I think the reason this happened was because yesterday I only had one Redoxon-B capsule and normally I have two. It contains magnesium so that would explain it.

Just before going to bed, I took one dose of the magnesium water and there was no vibration. I was having a hard time getting to sleep and after about thirty minutes, I started vibrating. I went downstairs and took three 100 mg capsules of magnesium citrate and went back to bed.

The results? No vibration…

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Entry for September 14, 2006

More information on Lutein:

Lutein is one of the carotenoids, yellow and orange pigments found in many fruits and vegetables including mangoes, corn, sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, tomatoes and dark, leafy greens such as kale, collards and bok choy. It is the major carotenoid in the fruit and vegetable rich Asian diet, and a minor one in the typical American diet which doesn’t contain enough fruits and vegetables.

There is very good evidence that the lutein in food helps protect against cataracts and macular degeneration, two common, age-related eye disorders. Lutein and another carotenoid, zeaxanthin, form the yellow pigment of the retina and absorb blue light, a harmful component of sunlight. In addition, new evidence from a study completed last year showed that lutein may help protect against clogging of the carotid arteries in the neck, an indication of atherosclerosis, the disease that leads to most heart attacks. The study, at the University of Southern California, found that participants with the highest levels of lutein in the blood at the outset had no increase in plaque in the arteries throughout the 18 months of the study. Just the opposite occurred among those with the lowest lutein levels at the outset – arterial clogging worsened. The researchers also doused sections of human arteries removed during surgery with high concentrations of lutein. They found that these arteries attracted fewer white cells, which are involved in the process that results in clogging.

Despite the importance of lutein to eye and heart health, there are still many unanswered questions about the best way to get it. We don’t know if supplements have the same effect as naturally occurring lutein in fruits and vegetables. While some studies have shown that taking supplements can help improve vision slightly among people who already have cataracts or macular degeneration, there is only limited evidence that supplements can help prevent either of these conditions, and it remains unclear how much lutein is needed for prevention.

The best thing you can do to prevent eye disorders and heart disease is to make sure that your diet contains lots of the lutein-rich fruits and vegetables. In addition to the ones listed above, you can get zeaxanthin in orange bell peppers, oranges, corn and honeydew melon. Egg yolks also contain both lutein and zeaxanthin, but if you have high cholesterol, you’re much better off getting the yellow nutrients from fruits and vegetables.

Dr. Andrew Weil

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Entry for September 14, 2006

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My eyes are bothering me again: Dry itchy and watering all of the time. Part of the problem is that I’m rubbing them a lot so I’m probably causing my own symptoms. But this time, it’s not the B vitamins or anything else that I’m taking. In the past week or so I’ve cut back on my vitamins and I’m spitting the pills to get a lower dosage. Not to mention they last longer!

In the bag from the woodstock health food store, they included a flyer that talks about a supplement for the eyes called Lutein. Doctor Google?

Introduction
Lutein (pronounced LOO-teen) is a carotenoid, meaning a natural colorant or pigment, found in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, plus various fruits and corn. Egg yolks are also sources of lutein.

Lutein provides nutritional support to our eyes and skin the only organs of the body directly exposed to the outside environment.  Lutein has been linked to promoting healthy eyes through reducing the risk of macular degeneration.**  Other studies suggest that a mixture of nutrients, including lutein, may provide supplemental antioxidant capacity to the skin, helping counteract free radical damage.1

Why is lutein important in our diet? Simply put, lutein is an antioxidant that appears to quench or reduce harmful free radicals in various parts of the body.** Free radicals can play a role in a variety of chronic diseases.

Lutein also filters the high-energy, blue wavelengths of light from the visible-light spectrum by as much as 90%.2  Blue light, in both indoor lighting and sunlight, is believed to induce oxidative stress and possible free-radical damage in human organs exposed to light, such as the eyes and skin. Blue light is not the same as the commonly known ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B wavelengths of the invisible spectrum.

How much lutein do we need?  Research suggests a minimum of 6-10 mg per day of lutein from dark green leafy vegetables and other sources is necessary to realize lutein’s health benefits.  Even if you eat a balanced diet, you’d need a large bowl of fresh spinach to get about 6 mg of lutein.  Most Americans just don’t consume enough foods rich in lutein.  Lutein is widely available in a variety of nutritional supplements and fortified foods and beverages for people wanting to supplement their dietary intake of lutein, making their diet even better for their eyes and skin.

How interesting… Lutein is found in dark green leafy vegetables and I know I’m lacking in that for sure! Lutein protects the eyes from free radicle damage and my urine test was extremely high but do you think this was ever mentioned to me? NOPE.

I pick some up at the local health food store.

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