Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for January 27, 2007

Woke up this morning with an extremely dry mouth and a vibration that was stronger then usual. I also have the muscle twitching again. The only difference is that I’ve added calcium and I’m suspecting that’s the problem.

Dry mouth is a sensation nearly everyone experiences at one time or another. But for an estimated one out of five older Americans, it is a chronic disorder. And it can have far-reaching nutritional consequences.

University of Minnesota researchers found that over the course of several days, a group of senior citizens with dry mouth were eating foods lower in 12 nutrients – ranging from vitamin A to thiamin – than a group without the problem. Particularly lacking in their diets were potassium, vitamin B6, iron, calcium, and zinc, as well as fiber.

I also had a very salty meal right before going to bed so it may be the combination of that and the added calcium.

January 27, 2007 - Posted by | Health | , ,

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