Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for October 08, 2006

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The search if over! Less than two weeks after selling our house, we managed to buy a new one. Over 5000 metres from the hyrdo transmission towers and over 2000 metres from the nearest cell phone tower.

Not only that, but daddy daycare comes to an end after this weekend. Looking after a child is a lot of work and there were times when it wasn’t easy but overall, it wasn’t that bad and she’s a real easy baby to care for.

Again, I didn’t really feel the added stress had any effect on my symptoms and we were trying to sell our house and buy another one at the same time as daddy daycare was going on.

There is no way my symptoms are stress related. These doctors are out to lunch. So why do I have anxiety?

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October 20, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for October 07, 2006

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A couple of days cutting back my vitamins and it was a mistake. For the past few days, I’ve had a very weird kind of feeling in the tips of my fingers. Not a tingling sensation but a nerve type feeling. Can’t describe it any other way and for some reason, it goes away with the Omega 3 supplement.

Back to my routine of the regular vitamins…

It’s a long story but I lost the St. John’s Wort I bought at my doctor’s suggestion. Turns out, I left it in the back seat of the car and forgot about it. I found it today so I’ll start taking it like he said. Once a day slowing increasing it over three weeks until I see him again.

I mentioned my weak knees to my father in law and he recommended something called Glucosamine. I know I always see it in the health food stores but I’m not sure what it is or what it does. He goes onto explain how Glucosamine helps him with joint pain and says he got results the same day he tried it. I think my weak knees are from a magnesium deficiency but since I’m back to taking my vitamins again, I’ll add Glucosamine.

What Exactly is Glucosamine?
Glucosamine is an amino sugar necessary for the construction of connective tissue and healthy cartilage. It is the critical building block of proteoglycans and other substances that form protective tissues. These proteoglycans are large protein molecules that act like a sponge to hold water giving connective tissues elasticity and cushioning effects. This also provides a buffering action to help protect against excessive wear and tear of the joints. Without glucosamine, our tendons, ligaments, skin, nails, bones, mucous membranes, and other body tissues can not form properly.

October 20, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for October 03, 2006

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I was in a new health food store the other day and I happened to notice another form of magnesium that I’d never heard of before: Magnesium Hydroxide. I asked the sales lady about it but she didn’t know too much about it. Dr Google?

Magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2, otherwise known as milk of magnesia, is commonly used as an antacid or a laxative. The mineral form of magnesium hydroxide is known as brucite. Magnesium hydroxide interferes with the absorption of folic acid and iron. The diarrhea caused by magnesium hydroxide carries away much of the body’s supply of potassium, and failure to take extra potassium will lead to muscle cramps. It has very low solubility in water, and has a Ksp value of 1.5e-11 It is a weak base.

Okay, so I definately want to avoid that form of magnesium…

It was suggested by someone recently that I need to focus more on my deficiencies and less on the preventative vitamins and minerals. So starting today, I will only take magnesium, niacin with enzymes.

Let’s see how that works…

October 20, 2006 Posted by | Health | | Leave a comment

   

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