Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

About Me

After a going through a year of having a wide variety of “weird” unexplainable symptoms, I was having a hard time keeping track what happened, when it happened and what the doctors were saying. I needed a daily journal to document everything and use it as a reference. What started as a reference quickly became my research which then became my opinion.

Where I am now is a very different place from when I started. In the beginning, I believed that if you were sick, you went to a doctor to get better. I no longer have that belief. I don’t believe they understand the human body enough to solve the problem and bring people back to perfect health. They can suppress the symptoms with a drug but do so by completely ignoring the root cause of the problem.

When I lost faith in the conventional doctors and methods, I started looking for answers in alternative medicine and I found they weren’t much help either but I felt I was getting closer. Each doctor, specialist or health professional lead me to a different set of clues that I would piece together using Google on a daily basis to create this blog. Then I started to realize that the symptoms I’d learned to live with over the years, were directly related to the new issues I have today. Allergies I’ve had for the past twenty years was a symptom. The weird chest pain I had since high school was a symptom. Only now was I able to pull it all together.

If you end up reading my blog, I would appreciate you start from the very beginning. I think my opinions and direction can only be fully understood by reading everything I went through and how hard I worked for an answer to what seemed like a simple set of symptoms. I knew something was very wrong but all of the conventional tests were coming up normal.

Who was I to question the kind of tests that were being done? I was dealing with experts in health. I spent a lot of time reading books about health and nutrition, trying to understand the biochemistry, relationships, metabolism and biosynthesis of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The more involved I got, the more interested I became. I don’t pretend to know more than anybody else but there are so many things that I have discovered and has worked for me.

In the beginning, I made a lot of simple juvenile assumptions. I made mistakes that lead me in the wrong directions. Sometimes it would send me in a different direction and I would discover something else. It was trial and error. Mistakes are okay to make as long as we learn from them. And learn I did. The key to any investigation is to find the root cause and I didn’t get the impression anyone was looking for the root cause.

When I started, I knew nothing about the importance of nutrition, supplements or health. Through the blog I learned to be smarter about my approach to health. Pears made me feel better and bananas made me sick but I didn’t know why and nobody else knew why either. Nobody. My symptoms always seemed to be diet related but nobody could tell me why. I read about the different roles supplements play in health and I was astonished. Nobody was going to do this for me and I had to figure it out for myself.


The first picture was taken in 2003 and the second picture was taken in 2008. I was so bloated in the face and weighed over 200 pounds. Five years apart and the only thing I changed was my diet and I started taking vitamins. I went from a person who would eat ice cream for breakfast to someone who now eats apples, bananas and raisins for snacks instead of chocolate bars, donuts and candy. I tried to eat more healthy foods and added more veggies whenever I could and lost about 35 pounds! I did not do it through exercise or any kind of strict diet. I just started eating smarter.

I love looking at these photos because it shows that it can be done and if I can do it, anybody can.  These pictures are a constant reminder for me and I will never go back. I will never ever go back.

Enjoy the blog!


  1. Hi Aaron, I just came across your blog today and I’m very interested in your experience as I’ve been experiencing similar internal vibrations for the last 4 months. I’ve had a complete western medicine work up including various blood tests and 2 MRIs and everything always seems to come back normal and the doctors seem truly puzzled by the symptom. I now have regular acupunture and take various supplements, though nothing seems to make it go away entirely. In your last blog on yahoo you mention that you’ve solved the mystery of the internal vibration. I’m very interested to know what you learned about it and what ended up working for you to make it go away entirely. I’m at a bit of a loss as to where to go from here and would appreciate any response. Reading through your posts, I’m truly impressed with your fortitude and determination in getting to the root cause of your various ailments. I hope that your pause in blogging is an indication of well-earned health. Take Care, Erin

    Comment by Erin Avery | June 12, 2009 | Reply

  2. You look like a completely different person. Related maybe but that is about it. Congrats on your road to healthier living!

    I to am like you i love learning natural health and preventative care. I have been a predominately healthy eater and take supplements but have a ways to go still… Im currently juicing right now for a jump start and while others are over indulging during the holidays im not. 🙂 Currently i am taking a cataplex D vita supplement to support my immune system and taking iodine (thyactin) drops to help with my thryoid.. although i did a resistent test with it in my hand and my body didnt respond to it as postively as i thought it would. I take fish oil and was taking local bee pollen, but everytime i would have it in my hand after awhile it would shake. did a resistance test and my body did not like it. I need to drink more water still i know i should but its hard for me so i think im constantly dehydrated. Im also coming off of coffee, im down to one cup a day.. im not a smoker, and have a glass of wine on very little occasion. I love coconut oil on my skin and eventually will start looking into getting rid of my shampoos (including organic etc) (sounds gross but after you get over the oily stage your hair is very healthy and you can use vinegar washes etc)
    Sorry im rambling! lol… Anyways im glad to know someone else is finding their road to health.. 🙂


    Comment by Shyela | November 19, 2009 | Reply

    • Thank you very much for the comments.

      Comment by aaronjreid | November 19, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hi Aaron,

    Thank you so much for sharing your diligent inquiry into the ROOT CAUSE of your illness! This is so important! More people should take charge of their own health, and not rely on physicians to do it for them. Please take a look at my website. It offers you a look into your genetic deficiencies, and then a customized nutritional formula to support those genetic vulnerabilities. I wish you well on your health quest.
    Dr. Yvonne Lewis, Dipl.O.M.,ND

    Comment by Dr. Yvonne Lewis | January 10, 2010 | Reply

  4. Hello

    My name is Filipe and I’m 35 years old and healthy until now.

    I did a MRI (magnetic ressonance – 3 T) exam to my cervical, without contrast.

    After this exam, I went to bed and woke up in the middle of the night with a burning sensation all over my back. I looked in the mirror and my back and shoulders were full of wrinkles (depressions). It seemed like a dermographism (Pressure urticaria) but with a burning sensation associated (a kind of mechanical /dynamic allodynia). I asked my wife to take a picture:


    I also had a strange “diarreha” and my hair and genitals burn for some months.

    After 7 months this kind of “allergy” is still here. Every time I brush or make pressure to my body, there are these depressions on my skin and this burning sensation. I consulted a dermatologist and I tried Zyrtek but it didn’t work, and my levels of histamine are all right after a blood analysis.

    I’m afraid the MRI damaged my small nerve fiber in the skin. Do you think I could suffer from nerve damage? And due to that am I now suffering from Neuropathic Pain? How can I know what the MRI did to me? I’m very worried…

    I surfed the net and saw a lot of people complaining about sensory/burning feelings after doing MRIs. I also got acquainted with something called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity as an emerging illness, which now I’m afraid I suffer from. And maybe this is the cause of many idiopathic skin allergies or other kind of illness.

    Thus, I was wondering if you could help me solving this mystery, because no DRs can, or don’t care about it. In fact, nobody seems to care, not even the place where I did the MRI. The hospital (Hospital da Luz – Lisbon) says they follow FDA guidelines, and it’s all. Everybody always says MRIs don’t do anything to one’s body.

    Is there something I can do? How can I make this allergic reaction go away? How can I know what damage it made to my body? Does an allergic reaction necessary means that there was tissue damage?

    If OMS recognize that there is a disease called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity why aren’t people warned about it before doing MRIs?

    Please help me. I have a small baby that needs a healthy father.

    Thank you,


    PS: I did an EMG which turned out to be normal and have no disease that can justify this kind of burning sensation/Neuropathic pain on my body. It all started with the MRI.

    PS2: Is there any forum created specificaly for this ilness? Or entity I could file a complaint?

    Comment by filipe | February 26, 2010 | Reply

  5. I have been having similar problems for years and I’ve been doing my own research too. I have some new ideas and would like to run them by you, if possible.

    Comment by Deenell | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Sure! I’d LOVE to hear about it. I’ve actually solved my vibration problem and I’m behind on updating the blog so it would be really, really interesting to hear about your research.

      Comment by aaronjreid | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  6. Reading through your blog was almost like reading my own history. I went through many of the same possible diagnosis you did looking for an answer. I am curious how it turned out. My answer was a genetic thiamine issue…

    Comment by Ryan | May 10, 2010 | Reply

  7. Brilliant stuff! Your article is really good, Im glad you took the time to share it.Thanks for sharing your opinion.

    Comment by Outdoor Camp | August 1, 2010 | Reply

  8. Fascinating–your blog is very closely related to how I have been trying to battle candida for the past 3 years and I am just getting to mineral deficiencies as the root. I am hoping you can shed more light on what you finally found as the combination that worked for you. Read all your blog entries, but would love to read the final chapters!

    Comment by Keith | March 4, 2011 | Reply

  9. Hi there! Great blog, I’m just reading through it now. Have you managed to curb your environmental sensitivity/chemical sensitivity? Your journey seems very similar to the one I’ve been on for the past 6 months since I’ve been trying to heal myself of chemical sensitivity. Still going through my questionnaire for the Environmental Health Clinic, once that gets sent it there is a 10-month waiting period. I hope you give an update on your health and what has worked for you. Cheers!

    Comment by Terry | August 11, 2011 | Reply

  10. hi
    i was wondering if you’ve come any farther along with your tongue wave research. It must be three or four years since waves appeared on both sides of my tongue. Over the years I have done some quick searches but I cannot find anything substantial on this “symptom”. I do believe it is more than dehydration. I have seen the tongue diagram of tradtional chinese medicine indicating the sides are the liver, but I want more knowledge. My doctor says its nothing, but I am sure it means something as they only occured in the last few years, and my waves are even more prominent than yours.
    Let me know if you get a chance! Thanks!

    Comment by Kelsey | April 16, 2012 | Reply

  11. I have a lot of the things you talk about in your blog and would love to exchange notes with you if you’re interested. Would you mind dropping me an email – brainfog316 at gmail dot com. I suspect the internal vibration is primarily copper deficiency based, right? Did it go away after supplementing copper?


    Comment by TJ | January 15, 2013 | Reply

  12. i discovered a couple of years ago that Magnesium supplementation stopped internal vibrations that I was feeling regularly during the night. A powered form from Natural Calm that also has calcium and Boron is what I still use today.

    Comment by gramma18 | May 3, 2014 | Reply

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