Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 28, 2008

Met with the chiropractor and explained the sharp pain in my upper chest. Told him about my appointment with the naturopath and how the pain seemed to improve with some simple stretches. He asked me a series of questions and he seemed to be a bit confused because my answers didn’t quite fit with his standard questioning. Did I have an awkward fall? Was I doing active sports or exercise? Nope, nothing like that.

He did some standard pulling and stretching for about 15 minutes and that was it. He suggested another session in a week and evaluate from there. Fine with me, I just hope it works!

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December 7, 2009 Posted by | Health | , | 1 Comment

Entry for June 26, 2008

I met with the Naturopath and review some of my successes from the amino acid test back in January. Told her about the successes with Rutin, Sam-e and Lipoic acid and what a difference it made. Then I explained about the new problem.

She starts the routine examination and she knows about my history with Mitral Valve Prolaspe and because this new pain is a chest pain not unlike the pain I’ve had in the past, she wants to check it. Good idea!

She does the standard stethoscope test and says she can’t hear it the abnormal rhythm associated with MVP. She asks me to crouch down and she wants to listen while I move to an upright position. She said it’s another way for listening for MVP. I’ve had so many different doctors listen to my heart but nobody’s done that before.

“Nope, I can’t hear it.”

A HUGE smile went across my face. That’s the first time a doctor has told me that I don’t have Mitral Valve Prolapse. I’ve seen so many different doctors in the past three years and of the ones who checked my heart, they heard something different. My magnesium must be in balance. The cardiologist told me it was a normal variant and it was nothing to worry about. He’s probably right but what they don’t tell you is that it can fixed and should be.

She checks a few more things and does a couple of muscle stretches and afterwards I take a deep breath and it doesn’t appear to bother me as much. Did the stretching work? I think it did. She suggests making an appointment with the chiropractor within the office. She introduces me to him and I book an appointment for Saturday.

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 24, 2008

For the past couple of days that weird muscle pull is not going away. It’s very painful at time if I turn my body a certain way or take a very deep breath. It’s only painful if I do that something to hits that exact spot. It I avoid doing the things that effect it, I’m okay but I have no clue what it is or how it happened. How do I google my way out of this?

For somebody reading this blog, it’s very easy to think okay, what the heck is his problem now? He’s a hypochondriac!! But this is what I found:

Precordial Catch Syndrome

Precordial Catch Syndrome (PCS), also known as Texidor’s twinge, is a common cause of chest pain complaints in children and adolescents. It also occurs, though less frequently, in adults. PCS manifests itself as a very intense, sharp pain typically at the left side of the chest which is worse when taking breaths. Patients often think that they are having a heart attack which causes them to panic. This typically lasts 30 seconds to 3 minutes, though some episodes last only a few breaths and in rare cases can last up to 30 minutes. In all cases the pain is resolved quickly and completely

That’s a really good description of what appears to be happening but what do I do about it? I call the Naturopath and she can see me Thursday night.

Help!

December 5, 2009 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 20, 2008

For the past month I’m quite happy that my cold hands are gone. I’ve just been going along taking whatever works and being happy with that. Usually acidophilus in the morning and lecithin during the day along with vitamin D, or calcium/magnesium. Things were going really well until today.

I got a weird chest pain as I was sitting down on the couch. Now I’ve had chest pain numberous times over the past few years but this time it’s different. Really different and really painful. I’m unable to lie down on my right side. I try taking a magnesium and calcium with no effect. I’m unable to cough or sneeze  without the pain.

No idea what it is or what caused it. It almost feels like a pulled muscle but I haven’t done anything to cause that.

December 4, 2009 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for May 26, 2008

Okay… this time I’ve noticed a difference but I wanted to wait to see if it lasted… and it did. Is it a fluke? Not sure? But I do know for a week now that my cold hands are gone! Almost a daily occurence since the beginning of the blog and the first mention of it was back on April 28, 2006.

I’m still going to be cautious before I go jumping for joy in the streets but there is a difference.

Let’s just see if it lasts…

December 4, 2009 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for May 19, 2008

Back in February I ordered a bunch of amino acids from a health food company in the states because I wasn’t able to find them anywhere here in Canada. I tried them here and there in different doses without the any real results. I thought there would be a noticable difference because I had followed the results of the amino acid test. When I didn’t get the results I was looking for, it was off in another direction and I tried something else.

Today I decided to try them again. There are a number of other amino acids that depend on aspartic acid so it seemed like a logical place to start and interestingly, the amino acid test indicated that I had low levels of five of the six. I always feel like a detective when I find stuff like this. Find the needle in a hay stack that leads to the breakthough…I can only hope!

Aspartic Acid

Aspartic acid plays an important role in the citric acid cycle, or Krebs cycle, during which other amino acids and biochemicals, such as asparagine, arginine, lysine, methionine, threonine, isoleucine, and several nucleotides are synthesized.

Low aspartic acid can also be associated with low calcium and magnesium levels.

December 3, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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