Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for December 18, 2006

I have a message on the answering machine and it’s the nutritionist. I return her call and I ask her about the vitamin B injections. She asks about my history and quickly she points out that I have a number of issues that need to be addressed and that a B injection would be a quick fix solution without getting to the root cause.

We talk briefly about candida and asks me if I’ve ever tried Olive Leaf. Nope, never heard of it. She also mentioned a vitamin company called Genestra. They make a supplement called “HMF Replete” that she highly recommened for candida.

She suggests that I visit a naturopath for a food sensitivity test and the results will be provided to her for analysis and she will do three follow up sessions. She agrees to meet with me tomorrow night after work so we’ll see what she has to say.

December 19, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for December 16, 2006

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Today I saw the sign that I’ve been waiting for. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had to turn the car around and take a picture to make sure it was real…

I’ve been fighting with the doctors for so long to get a simple vitamin B injection and here it is advertised on a portable street sign! I still can’t believe it. I called the number when I got home and left a message.

December 16, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for October 21, 2006

My doctor thinks I have anxiety. I would disagree however, I would say that my body is in a state of anxiety. I know I have these upward lines in my pupils and the iridologist was the first to mention anxiety and explain it. But nobody has mentioned that it can be caused by a B vitamin deficiency… Dr Google?

A deficiency of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) causes extreme anxiety, nervousness, confusion, and melancholy. Vitamin B6 is easily destroyed by heavy use of alcohol, drugs and refined sugars.

A quick google search and I have the answer that I’m looking for. These doctors are so caught up in their world of drugs. If this B6 blood test comes back as extremely low then all of my problems are related a vitamin deficiency that nobody could figure out except me and doctor Google.

How embarrassing… Modern medicine is antiquated.

I’d love to order the injectable B6 vitamin from Romania and have it with me when he has the results of my blood test. I’ve been wrong before but my problem is I keep looking for the one thing that is causing my symptoms and that is my biggest problem: my symptoms are caused my a number of different deficiencies. Niacin, riboflavin, magnesium and now possibly pyridoxine?

My theory goes like this: My magnesium and B6 have been low for years and I believe that the combination low levels of B6 and magnesium caused the vibration/anxiety. Losing the B6 caused me to lose niacin and later riboflavin. Then I started taking B vitamins which helped but I was ignoring the magnesium.

Some more information:

Functions: Pyridoxine and its coenzyme form, pyridoxal-5-phosphate, have a wide variety of metabolic functions in the body, especially in amino acid metabolism and in the central nervous system, where it supports production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Many reactions, including the conversion of tryptophan to niacinand arachidonic acid to prostaglandin E2 require vitamin B6. The pyridoxal group is important in the utilization of all food sources for energy and in facilitating the release of glycogen (stored energy) from the liver and muscles. It helps as well in antibody and red blood cell production (hemoglobin synthesis) and in the synthesis and functioning of both DNA and RNA. By helping maintain the balance of sodium and potassium in the body, vitamin B6 aids fluid balance regulation and the electrical functioning of the nerves, heart, and musculoskeletal system; B6 is needed to help maintain a normal intracellular magnesium level,which is also important for these functions. The neurotransmitters norepinephrine and acetylcholine and the allergy regulator histamine are all very important body chemicals that depend on pyridoxal-5-phosphate in their metabolism. Also, the brain needs it to convert tryptophan to serotonin, another important antidepressant neurotransmitter.

Pyridoxine is especially important in regard to protein metabolism. Many amino acid reactions depend on vitamin B6 to help in the transport of amino acids across the intestinal mucosa into the blood and from the blood into cells. By itself and with other enzymes, pyridoxal-5-phosphate helps build amino acids, break them down, and change one to another and is especially related to the production and metabolism of choline, methionine, serine, cysteine, tryptophan, and niacin.

The body has a high requirement for vitamin B6 during pregnancy. It is important for maintaining hormonal and fluid balance of the mother and for the developing nervous system of the baby. Pyridoxine may somehow be related to the development and health of the myelin covering of the nerves, which allows them to conduct impulses properly.

This is making so much sense that I feel really stupid for missing it. I shouldn’t really feel bad. It’s the doctors that are paid to figure it out, not the patient.

October 21, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 22, 2006

Previous Night Vibration Status: None
Morning Vibration Status: None

I was reading one of those think vitamin/mineral books today and I was reading about how manganese works with enzymes and B vitamins.

What it does in the body

Manganese appears to be involved in many enzyme systems, although its functions are not well understood. It acts as a co-factor for enzymes necessary for energy production and is involved in glucose metabolism, the stimulation of glycogen storage in the liver, protein digestion and cholesterol and fatty acid synthesis. It is also necessary for the synthesis of DNA and RNA.

Manganese is necessary for growth, maintenance of the nervous system, the development and maintenance of hair, healthy bones and joints, the formation of blood clotting factors, female sex hormone function and thyroid hormone function.

Manganese activates several enzyme systems and supports the utilization of vitamin C, E, choline, and other B-vitamins.

I pick up some manganese…

September 22, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 17, 2006

Previous Night Vibration Status: None
Morning Vibration Status: None

My eyes are feeling a lot better now that I’ve switched to the normal B vitamins.

September 17, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

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.

September 15, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 08, 2006

I managed the entire day using the liquid magnesium and the homeopathic remedy. I also added the Stress formula Redoxon to add the B vitamins back into the rotation and it’s a bonus as it has 100 mg of magnesium carbonate and sulfate. I can disolve it in my water and sip on it during the day.

September 9, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 06, 2006

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Previous Night Vibration Status: Extremely Weak
Morning Vibration Status: Extremely Weak

It’s been three days now without my B vitamins. I’m not feeling any of the weird symptoms but my eyes are not itchy or watering anymore. I check the bottle of the SISU B vitamins and the instructions are to take 2 capsules a day. This is the formula with the active form of riboflavin: Riboflavin 5′-Phosphate.

 I check the dosage of the supplement and it’s 25 mg per dose. A quick calculation and for my weight I should only be taking 42 mg per day and not 50. Maybe I’m getting too much? I have no idea but I need a new plan…

September 6, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 30, 2006

I have my follow up appointment with my regular doctor tomorrow. It’s been three weeks since the B2 injection so I’ll explain about my progress.

1) No tingling in my head since the B2 injection.
2) Looked up the possible cause of running out of B vitamins: Magnesium.
3) Discovered 19 symptoms of a magnesium deficiency.
4) Magnesium activates the B vitamins in the body.
5) Started taking Magnesium and the vibration stopped.
6) Switched to a Calcium/Magnesium combination and vibration came back.
7) Read that Calcium competes with magnesium for absorption.
8) Cut out Calcium and vibration stopped again.
9) Neurologist said I had I had a profile of anxiety. Possible chemical imbalance.
10) Researched cause of anxiety and chemical imbalance: Low levels of magnesium and B vitamins.

August 30, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 17, 2006

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Health Canada got back to me today on why riboflavin is missing from Quaker Oats:

Your email requesting information on riboflavin and breakfast cereals was referred to the Nutrition Evaluation Division. Thank you for your inquiry.

Vitamins and minerals that are lost during the processing of cereal grains can be restored and added to the final food product such as breakfast cereals. According to the table following Section B.13.060 of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDRs) thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, folic acid, pantothenic acid, magnesium, iron, and zinc can be added to breakfast cereals. The restoration is permitted only for those nutrients that are originally present in the cereal grain at significant amounts and that are removed or lost during processing. The intent is to bring the amounts of those nutrients back to an acceptable level (approximately that of the original content) in the food.

Since riboflavin is not considered to be present in significant amounts in cereals grains such as oatmeal, it is currently not permitted to be added to breakfast cereals. Foods such as breakfast cereals can also be fortified with vitamins and minerals that may or may not have been originally present in the food.

Historically, fortification has been done to address problems of inadequate nutrient intakes and to protect Canadians against nutritional deficiencies. Unlike certain nutrients, inadequate riboflavin intakes have not been identified in Canada. Thus, there was no rationale under the current regulations for allowing breakfast cereals to be fortified with riboflavin.

In March of 2005, Health Canada released a proposed policy and implementation plan for developing new food fortification regulations. It is proposed that Section B.13.060 of the FDRs be amended to provide for the addition to breakfast cereals of more vitamin and mineral nutrients, such as riboflavin, and at higher levels. The proposals for breakfast cereals are based in part on an effort to allow greater trade harmonization in this product category while ensuring safety.

Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope you find this information helpful.

Nutrition Evaluation Division Health Canada

August 17, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 14, 2006

I start the day organizing the myelin sheath building vitamins. B1, B6, B12, folate, vitamin C, D, and E, Magnesium, Omega 3 and Lecithin.

Here’s what I find on magnesium absorption:

Best taken: At bedtime with calcium in the ratio of one or two parts calcium to one part magnesium. Most absorbable forms are magnesium orotate and amino-chelated magnesium. Magnesium gluconate and magnesium chloride are less effective but can be taken orally.

The process of digestion and absorption of magnesium is very similar to that of calcium. The suggested ratio of intake of these two vital nutrients is about 2:1, calcium to magnesium. Magnesium also requires an acidic stomach environment for best absorption, so taking it between meals or at bedtime is recommended. Meals high in protein or fat, a diet high in phosphorus or calcium (calcium and magnesium can compete), or alcohol use may decrease magnesium absorption.

Usually, about 40-50 percent of the magnesium we consume is absorbed, though this may vary from 25-75 percent depending on stomach acid levels, body needs, and dietary habits.

The levels of magnesium used by physicians are commonly in the range of 600-1,000 mg.; however, the researchers in the kidney stone studies used only 200-300 mg. of supplemental magnesium oxide. Calcium and magnesium are both alkaline minerals, so they are not taken with or after meals, as they can reduce stomach acid as well as being absorbed poorly when taken with food. They are absorbed better when taken between meals or on an empty stomach, especially with a little vitamin C as ascorbic acid.

Many calcium-magnesium combinations are formulated with hydrochloric acid and vitamin D to aid the mineral absorption. And taking them before bedtime may be very helpful in increasing utilization of both these important minerals and lead to a sleep-filled night.

The best forms of supplemental magnesium seem to be the ones chelated to an amino acid (magnesium glycinate, magnesium taurate) or a krebs cycle intermediate (magnesium malate, magnesium citrate, magnesium fumarate). These forms seem to be better utilized, absorbed, and assimilated. Try to stay away from inorganic forms of magnesium like magnesium chloride or magnesium carbonate because they may not be absorbed as well and may cause gastric disturbances.

The magnitude of increased absorption with true amino acid chelates is biologically profound. Comparing a magnesium amino acid chelate to magnesium oxide (a typical salt found in many supplements) the amino acid chelate had 9 times the absorption as the oxide. This study compared the use of the single mineral. If another inorganic mineral were given at the same time, such as calcium carbonate, the usual effect would be no reduction of the amino acid chelate, but a further 70-80% reduction of magnesium absorption from the oxide form. The net effect on absorption of chelated to inorganic magnesium, if two or more inorganic minerals are taken, can be 20-30 fold greater absorption or more of the amino acid chelate.

Magnesium-containing products are either used in treating a primary or secondary magnesium deficiency or are given for prophylaxis as food supplement. Various inorganic (oxides, chlorides, sulfates and carbonates) and organic (citrates, aspartates) magnesium compounds are available for oral administration.

A comparison of the magnesium content of food as stated in tables of nutritional values and the actual analytical values showed that food contains less magnesium than reported in the literature. This means that a deficiency may arise even when the calculated intake is sufficient. Also, food processing, such as polishing rice or cooking fresh vegetables, can lead to loss of magnesium. However, insufficient supply due to nutrition is only one of many causes of magnesium deficiency.

Those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome also seem to do better with magnesium given by injection. This may be due to the superior absorption of injectable magnesium or because high concentrations in the body are necessary for maximal therapeutic effects.

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Entry for August 14, 2006

And this:

It is now known the cause for the destruction of the myelin in the lesions is overactivation of the microglia in the region of the myelin. An enzyme that converts glutamine to glutamate called glutaminase increases tremendously, thereby greatly increasing excitotoxicity. Mercury also activates microglia, even in subtoxic doses.
 
Any dietary excitotoxin can activate the microglia, thereby greatly aggravating the injury. This includes the aspartate in aspartame. The methanol adds to this toxicity as well. Now, the secret to treatment appears to be shutting down, or at least calming down, the microglia. It has been found that the antibiotic minocycline powerfully shuts down the microglia. I tried this treatment on a friend of mine who just came down with fulmanant MS. He was confined to a wheelchair. I had him placed on minocycline and now, just a few weeks later, he is walking.
 
The good news is that other things also calm the microglia-the most potent are: silymarin, curcumin and ibuprophen. Phosphatidylcholine helps re-myelinate the nerve sheaths that are damaged, as does B12, B6, B1, vitamin D, folate, vitamin C, natural vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) and L-carnitine. DHA plays a major role in repairing the myelin sheath. Vitamin D may even prevent MS, but it acts as an immune modulator, preventing further damage – the dose is 2000 IU a day. Magnesium, as magnesium malate, is needed in a dose of 500 mg 2X a day. They must avoid all excitotoxins, even natural ones in foods-such as soy, red meats, nuts, mushrooms and tomatoes. Avoid all fluoride and especially all vaccinations since these either inhibit antioxidant enzymes or triggers harmful immune reactions.

Phosphatidylcholine helps re-myelinate the nerve sheaths. What is this stuff and how can I get me some?

Phosphatidylcholine is a phospholipid that is a major constituent of cell membranes. Phosphatidylcholine is also known as 1, 2-diacyl-:ussn:ue-glycero-3-phosphocholine, PtdCho and lecithin.

So Phosphatidylcholine, is a fancy name for lecithin. Perfect! I already have some. Interestingly enough, three of the main supplements that are required for rebuilding the myelin sheath, the iridologist told me I didn’t need them:

Magnesium, Vitamin D and DHA from Omega 3.

More about Magnesium Malate:

Heavy Metal Toxicity

Magnesium malate may be one of the few compounds capable of pulling aluminum from the body over time.

And my hair analysis came up with high aluminum levels and this form of magnesium is recommened for building the myelin sheaths and removing aluminum from the body. The Naturopath didn’t mention this? She gave me a standard calcium/magnesium but I’m sure it wasn’t magnesium malate.

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Entry for August 11, 2006

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And here is the answer:

RE: Quaker Instant Oatmeal , REF.# 055270355A

Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding Quaker Instant
Oatmeal.

According to the Canadian Food and Drug Act and Regulations, we are not allowed to add riboflavin to breakfast cereals. If you have any further question regarding our products, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sarah

Huh? The Canadian Food and Drug Act has a regulation that forbids quaker oats from adding riboflavin to their cereals? Why? It’s non toxic!! Even in high doses. This doesn’t make any sense.

Let’s see if I can find out why…I’ll contact the Bureau of Food Regulatory, International & Interagency Affairs from Health Canada.

August 11, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 10, 2006

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A similar story with Quaker Oats…

You read everywhere that all of the B vitamins should be taken together and that’s why they make B complex. I was looking at the box for Quaker Oats the other day and I noticed that it’s fortified with B vitamins but riboflavin is missing.

How does this make any sense? I check out their web site, click on the link that says “Contact Us” and I ask them that very question.

August 10, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 23, 2006

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With my advanced knowledge of deficiencies from months of research, all of the symptoms of electromagnetic sensitivity appear to be vitamin/mineral deficiencies and that’s exactly what Kevin Trudeau was saying in his book:

“No matter what disease or illness you have , one of, or a combination of, these four things cause it:

  1. Toxins in your body
  2. Nutritional deficiencies
  3. Exposure to electromagnetic chaos
  4. Mental and/or emotional stress

This is the same book that I started reading in the Naturopath’s office on my first visit. Now I’m wondering if she even read the book at all? I told her about the EMF exposure and how I thought it created a niacin deficiency. She agreed at the time but I think she should’ve reviewed the symptoms again and done some research on the types of vitamins and minerals I needed. She never offered anything more. Instead we chased candidiasis, did a hair analysis that told us nothing that helped my symptoms, and did a very expensive hormone test that came up normal.

On my first appointment she suggested drinking 8 – 10  glasses of water a day and gave me water soluable B vitamins. A recipe for disaster…

That was back on August 4, 2005. As of today, (One week shy of one year) I still have the exact same symptom that I went to see her for: An internal vibration.

Exposure to electricmagnetic chaos can create a nutritional deficiency and it’s not hard to figure out why. If the absorption of vitamin and minerals are effected by electromagnetic exposure, then it’s easy to see that the first signs would be water soluble vitamin deficiencies. And it will be a different set of symptoms for each person because whatever vitamin you happen to be low in, is the one that will show up first. If I was deficient in vitamin C, could I have developed Scurvy? If I was low in Niacin could I have developed Pellegra?

Water-soluble Vitamins

The water-soluble vitamins include vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and Vitamin C, as well as Biotin (B7) and Folic acid (B9). The water-soluble vitamins are not normally stored in the body in any significant amounts. Therefore, they must be consumed in constant daily amounts to avoid depletion and interference with normal metabloic functioning.

I will always give the Naturopath credit for giving me acidophilus and the B vitamins but that was only the start. Everything I have done has provided me with a very small piece of the puzzle and it was up to the patient to piece it all together. Health care shouldn’t have to be like this.

I’ve made mistakes and done some crazy things but sometimes you need to try different things and make those mistakes. In every example of self discovery, it has lead me in another totally different direction and in some cases: Success. If not success, then it gave me something to think about that eventually lead to something else. I’m not a doctor or a scientist or even a self proclaimed health professional. I’m a normal person who is not getting anywhere with the existing health care system so I forced to do my own research and reach my own conclusions.

I love hearing about how so many people in Ontario don’t have a family doctor. What I would like to know is how many of those people don’t have a doctor by choice.

How many more people are like me doing there own research? How many people don’t have time for doing their own research? How many people have blind faith in the health care system as I once did?

A friend at work summed it up like this: It’s like I’m walking down a very long corridor with a closed door every few feet. Every attempt at solving my symptoms allows me to try opening a door. Sometimes it’s locked and sometimes it opens leading to another corridor and another set of doors. For the past few months, I’ve opened so many doors and now I feel so close to that last door.

And I will open that last door…

July 23, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 23, 2006

Yesterday I took a smaller dose of Benfotamine and today I only took one with my dinner. I’m going to go back to using acidophilus for my B vitamins and not use Benfotamine at all unless I have to. My new system for absorption overnight seems to be working.

I still have the vibration but my eyes are a lot better today. I think I was taking too much Benfotamine and it was actually making things worse. The iridologist wanted me to take 6 a day so I wasn’t doing anything I wasn’t told to do.

What’s the point of taking 6 a day when it’s a fat soluble vitamin? That doesn’t make any sense!!

July 23, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 19, 2006

I’ve managed to look up every kind of vitamin/mineral deficiency known to man and I have a new theory. The one symptom I’ve had for years is my chapped lips and there happens to be a link with a Riboflavin Deficiency.

I’ve come across this theory before of course but I’ve been taking B complex now for months with no results. I think I’ve been looking too hard for the answer…

A vibration is a symptom of Riboflavin Deficiency. But I’ve been taking B complex for months without any improvement?

The symptoms of riboflavin deficiency include:

Swelling and fissuring of the lips (cheilosis)

Red, itchy eyes that are sensitive to light

The nervous symptoms of riboflavin deficiency include:

Decreased sensitivity to touch, temperature, and vibration

Riboflavin is required for the processing of dietary fats, carbohydrates, and proteins to convert these nutrients to energy. When riboflavin deficiency is actually detected, it is often associated with low consumption of milk, chronic alcoholism, or chronic diarrhea.

I stopped drinking milk when the Naturopath said it wasn’t good for me and I stopped eating beef when I read about the hormone injections. Two foods that contain riboflavin.

Have I become my own worst enemy trying to improve my diet?

I’ve always had dry itchy eyes and I thought it was from lack of sleep or my allergies. Since I started taking vitamin A, my eyes have improved so much but they still water up and are still tired and itchy. I think it’s a Riboflavin Deficiency. The only problem with that is there is nothing that mentions the weird pinching nerve sensation in my head.

Let’s try an experiment. I look up the foods that have the highest amount of Riboflavin… Calf’s LIVER!

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

Entry for June 25, 2006

Woke up this morning and I still have the vibration in fact, it was quite stong. I know that the vibration could be from the three different B vitamins (B1, B2 and B3) So I’ll add B2 and B3 to my vitamin schedule today and see if it makes a difference. I wonder if I can find any fat soluble B2, B3 vitamins?

June 25, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 22, 2006

Back to my regular schedule of high dose  B vitamins with the exception of the Niacin and my weird symptoms are a lot better today.

It’s now the afternoon and I decide to call the doctor’s office for the results. I tell the secretary that it’s been four days since the test and I was wondering about the results. After she shuffles around for a bit, she comes back on the phone and says only one test of the four have been completed. “Which one came back?” I asked hoping it was the B1 test. Nope, my B12 results were in and the level was 408. Anything in the range of 200 – 300 pg/ml is considered a deficiency.

So my level of B12 is fine. What about the other three?

June 22, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 19, 2006

When vitamin B deficiency becomes chronic (long-lasting), other problems can occur, including troubles with your adrenal system. The adrenal glands serve many purposes, but in relation to this topic, they are the back up system for making energy. When there is a chronic lack of vitamin B complex then the adrenal glands are called upon to produce quick energy by injecting certain hormones like adrenaline into your system so that you can cope with life. If this goes on for a long time, then the adrenal glands become impaired or worn out, leading to even more health problems.

The Naturopath pointed out to me for the first time that my adrenals were overworked. But despite the fact that I told her that the acidophilus stopped the weird nerve pinching in my head, a vitamin B deficiency may have been mentioned but it was decided to focus on the candida diet. I’ve looked at the adrenal symptoms before with the link to cortisol. It will be interesting to take a look at the hormone test results on July 1st.

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue?

When the adrenal glands are not functioning optimally, you can have a condition that is known as adrenal fatigue, or adrenal exhaustion. Adrenal fatigue often develops after periods of intense or lengthy physical or emotional stress, when over stimulation if the glands leave them unable to meet your body’s needs.

Some other names for the syndrome include non-Addison’s hypoadrenia, sub-clinical hypoadrenia, hypoadrenalism, and neurasthenia.

Symptoms include:

  • excessive fatigue and exhaustion
  • non-refreshing sleep (you get sufficient hours of sleep, but wake fatigued)
  • overwhelmed by or unable to cope with stressors
  • feeling rundown or overwhelmed
  • craving salty and sweet foods
  • you feel most energetic in the evening
  • a feeling of not being restored after a full night’s sleep or having sleep disturbances
  • low stamina, slow to recover from exercise
  • slow to recover from injury, illness or stress
  • difficulty concentrating, brain fog
  • poor digestion
  • low immune function
  • food or environmental allergies
  • premenstrual syndrome or difficulties that develop during menopause
  • consistent low blood pressure
  • extreme sensitivity to cold

Six symptoms of adrenal exhaustion and I’ve had these for years. In fact, I was at the inlaws the other night. It was after ten o’clock and I felt wide awake. It’s weird but everytime I’ve been at their house until late, I’ve always felt very tired and my wife’s mother always made a comment on it. Even though I’m still lacking in the B vitamins, there was definately a difference on that night and I think it was because of the vitamins.

And another story that I remember. I’d say about ten years ago I was working a security job in an office building. A nothing type job really as I spent most of my time reading the paper. But there was one day that I recall waking up and I felt refreshed and not tired at all. I don’t know what happened or what I ate, but I still remember the great feeling when I woke up. I’ve never been able to have that same feeling since and now I’m thinking it was probably a B deficiency. I’ve always had a non-refreshing type sleep. I was getting sufficient hours of sleep, but I woke fatigued. I have no clue why it was so different on that one particular morning.

Here’s another one. My wife and I went to visit her grandmother in the hospital last summer. There had been a fire alarm so the elevators were not in service. My wife at this point was about seven months pregnant and we had to get to the fifth floor. After the second floor I was so tired and exhausted my wife was ahead of me and she made the joke that a pregnant women of seven months could do better than me. I even had to stop for a little rest a few times. We made it to the fifth floor but man was I worn out. For some reason, I just accepted this as normal and thought I needed to get more sleep an or exercise.

And actually, I’ve always had a very hard time getting up in the mornings. I’ve even made jokes about it at work. I could never work any shift other than the 9-5 because getting to work any earlier than that would kill me.

June 19, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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