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!

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Health | , | 1 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 March 03, 2008

While I was at work today I overheard a conversation about someone having chest pains and that all the test results came back normal so the doctor suggested it was probably just heartburn.

After I thought about it for a while I started to wonder if my weird chest pain was heartburn too? Possibly being caused by the high intake of vitamin C?

August 22, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for February 20, 2008

Something is not right. I took calcium/magnesium along with licorice along with some extra magnesium before I left for work and I have that little chest pinch again. So is the potassium too high or not? Maybe it’s possible that I’m losing magnesium along with the loss of potassium??? I’m not really sure…

August 21, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for February 12, 2008

I got that weird chest pain again today ten minutes after taking homeopathic calcium. I thought the homeopathic calcium would help?

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for February 10, 2008

Walking about the supermarket today and out of nowhere I felt a sharp chest pinch. I’m not sure of the exact cause but it’s the similar pain I’ve had in the past. I’ve added SAM-e in the past week so I wonder if that has anything do with it?

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for October 26, 2007

I had another mild chest pain again this morning. Exactly the same as before. One dose of homeopathic magnesium and was fine for the rest of the day.

May 22, 2008 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for October 23, 2007

I had my cold hands late in the afternoon followed by a wierd mild chest pinch. I always have my homeopathic magnesium with me at all times so I took one dose of that.

The chest pinch is definately something new as I had it under control so such a long time. I suppose it could be related to the potassium. I’ve been taking 99 mg three times a day since Sunday. (3 days) Could it be too much? I don’t think so because the daily dosage of potassium is 3500 milligrams. I’m barely talking 300 mg!!

Back to Dr. Google…

May 22, 2008 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 23, 2007

Yesterday was another great day and I can really feel a difference with these new vitamins. Especially with my eyes so I think it’s the inositol that is responsible for that.

Inositol plays an important part in the health of cell membranes especially the specialized cells in the brain, bone marrow, eyes and intestines.

No vibration and no cold hands during the day either… so I think that’s the choline working.

Choline assists in controlling your weight as well as cholesterol levels, keeping cell membranes healthy and in preventing gallstones. It is also most useful in the maintenance of the nervous system, assisting memory and learning, and may help to fight infections, including hepatitis and AIDS.

Because the candida supplements are working this time round my assumption is that the minerals that I’ve been fighting with for the past months are now getting somewhat balanced.

For breakfast I had Raisin Bran, tuna sandwich for lunch, one apple and two pears for snacks. The success against the candida and the recent improvements, I’m started to feel like I’m really making some progress.

I meet by wife at her parents house and we pick up my daughter and head home. The same routine it’s been for almost a year now. We get home around 7:00 PM and as I enter the house I feel a weird pain in my upper left chest. It’s a pain I’ve had before but not since I discovered magnesium. I was panicked because I’ve been doing so well lately. I don’t go anywhere without my homeopathic magnesium so luckily I took some right away. And because I was home, I could take one 250 mg of magnesium. The pain disappeared and I was somewhat confused as to what had happened. I sat down for a bit and had a glass of water.

When I was settled, I wanted to check my iris in the mirror to see if I could see anything in the area of the heart and it looked normal. Checking my iris in the mirror is actually something I do now almost on a weekly basis. I bought a little flashlight and carry it around with me.

So why the chest pain? I’m not really sure…

August 24, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 24, 2007

Today I woke up and I wasn’t vibrating. Just as I got up out of bed, I had this weird upper chest pain. It was actually more like tightness and it was only in the upper left side of my chest. It was very weird so I took two magnesium and 12.5 of zinc along with my multivitamin. It’s the one that contains 0.5 of copper but I want to see if it makes any difference. It seemed to disappear after I took my vitamins but it was very weird.

I had two bowel movements during the morning and they were both green in color. In fact, I’ve noticed the green stools over the past two days. Usually this can happen when I have some wheatgrass but I haven’t had any lately.

All day my legs feel very heavy and I just have this overall lethargic feeling. I took another 12.5 of zinc at night along with one magnesium and off to an early bed.

March 25, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for January 20, 2007

This diet is impossible and I’m not seeing any real noticeable difference so I had a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I shouldn’t have stopped the diet but I really need to do my research about what I can eat. I’ve been trying all week but I’m finding that I’m hungry all the time and there is nothing I can easily snack on. One of the things I have is plain oats and it’s a struggle to eat. I’ve read that oatmeal is okay to eat but it’s also a carb. Could this be why it doesn’t appear to be working?

I find a good site with a detailed list of foods that I can have and it’s off to do our weekly shopping. This time it’s serious.

I’ve been taking the oregano oil a couple times a day and I’ve noticed some weird mild chest pain. The side effects said that it could make the blood thinner and the heart pump faster so maybe it has an effect on the mitral valve? It’s only a guess but it’s the same weird kind of vague chest pain.

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for January 08, 2007

By the afternoon the effects of taking the calcium start to show: The cold hands and the mild chest pain. I don’t bother taking the other two and take my magnesium from the evening dosage early. I add another 500 mg with my dinner and everything is back to normal.

January 9, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for January 02, 2007

Well I’ve had some time to do the research and what I’ve found is somewhat disturbing.

Too much serotonin damages blood vessels, particularly in the lungs, and may also harm heart valves. Such damage may have led to primary pulmonary hypertension and heart valve lesions in a small number of the millions of Americans who took the anti-obesity drug combination from 1992 until 1997, when one of the drugs, fenfluramine, was voluntarily withdrawn by its manufacturer. The other drug, phentermine, is still used to treat obesity. Because the two drugs were never in one pill, their use in combination didn’t require U.S Food and Drug Administration approval.

I can’t find anything that directly says that 5-HTP will effect the valves of the heart but in my case, I know it was the same pain I get with my mitral valve so I’m not taking the chance. The articles all seem to mention that raising serotonin levels could harm the heart valves and that’s exactly what 5-HTP does. It could be partly my fault because I should’ve started at a lower dosage. Not the way I want to start the new year…

Serotonin is absolutely essential for your brain–and thus your body–to function properly. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that carries vital signals from one cell to the next. Without adequate levels of serotonin, those signals cannot move at the proper speed or intensity. What’s more, serotonin acts as a kind of master control chemical. The activities of many other important brain compounds–including those that govern your muscle movements, your state of alertness, your mental activity, even your ability to fall asleep–depend on serotonin.

But poor diet, lack of exercise, use of harmful substances such as caffeine or alcohol, and overall physical and emotional stress can rob your brain of the ability to make enough serotonin to meet your body’s demands. This produces a range of significant complications: depression, obesity, insomnia, migraine headache, chronic fatigue. Increasingly, scientists, doctors, and other health experts around the world are coming to recognize that this group of complaints all arise from problems with basic brain chemistry. The disorder has a name: serotonin deficiency syndrome.

And here’s the exciting news. All of these maladies can be corrected through the same technique: by raising serotonin levels.

Serotonin was first discovered about fifty years ago. Since then an enormous amount of research has been done to unlock the secrets of this multitalented molecule. In the past few decades, findings in the laboratory have led to the development of many potent serotonin-active compounds. Among these are Prozac, the popular antidepressant, which enhances the mood-regulating activity of serotonin; Imitrex, a treatment for migraine headaches, which works by activating serotonin nerve pathways to constrict blood vessels; and Redux, the appetite suppressant that was recently removed from the market, which controls eating by delivering a dose of serotonin to the appetite control centers in the brain. Other serotonin-altering drugs relieve anxiety, enhance sleep, and ease muscular and skeletal pain.

But these medical miracles come with a pretty high price tag. The side effects of synthetic serotonin drugs can be severe. To take just one example: In September 1997 Redux and its chemical cousin fenfluramine, part of the “fen-phen” combination, were yanked off the market. The reason? Doctors suddenly discovered these drugs had caused permanent damage to heart valves in as many as one third of the people who took them.

Fortunately, there’s a better way to overcome serotonin deficiency. But because of the way the body makes neurotransmitters, you can’t simply take a dose of serotonin as a pill or a tonic. What you can do, though, is provide your body with the raw material it needs to produce its own serotonin.

That raw material is called 5-hydroxytryptophan–5-HTP for short.

5-HTP is not a synthetic drug. It is a compound produced by the body from tryptophan, an amino acid found in many foods. It can be very difficult to consume enough tryptophan in the diet to overcome serotonin deficiency. However, 5-HTP can also be extracted from plants. This form of 5-HTP is now widely available–without a prescription–as a nutritional supplement. As you will learn in this book, 5-HTP promises to revolutionize the treatment of serotonin-related emotional and physical conditions.

January 2, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for January 02, 2007

Had that weird pain a couple of times again today. It’s only happened since I started taking the 5-HTP. I take my homeopathic magnesium when it happens and I’m fine. I think I’ll stop taking it altogether until I have time to do some research on it.

January 2, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for January 01, 2007

I had some weird chest pain yesterday and it was exactly like the pain I get with my mitral valve prolapse. Just like a quick pinch or quirk and then nothing. I haven’t had this feeling in a very long time and certainly not since I started taking my daily dose of magnesium.

I took three capsules of the 5-HTP yesterday so maybe I took too much but I took it exactly as directed. I’ll only take two today and see if it has any effect.

January 2, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 14, 2006

I was googling chest pain this morning and I came across an article regarding mitral valve prolapse. It detailed sharp chest pain as a symptom. Interesting because when my doctor sent me to the emergency two years ago, the specialist seemed rather annoyed that I was bothering him because all of the tests came out normal. I asked him if the pain was due to the mitral valve prolapse and he said no. “It could be anything.” was his direct response. So was my sharp pain due to mitral valve prolapse or allergies as my acupuncture doctor suggested?

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse usually has no symptoms, but some people experience palpitations (sensation of rapid or strong heartbeat) and chest pain. Chest pain associated with mitral valve prolapse differs from that of typical angina in that it is sharp, does not radiate, and is not related to physical exertion. Other symptoms include fatigue, light-headedness, and shortness of breath.

My chest pain was sharp, did not radiate, was not related to physical exertion and I did have shortness of breath.

Not one doctor or specialist told me it was a symptom of mitral valve prolapse.

Not one doctor or specialist ever mentioned or suggested that it could be linked to a magnesium deficiency.

July 14, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for Sept 03, 2005

Today is my follow up appointment with the naturopath. Yesterday was my last dose of the ultra flora pills. I didn’t think it was making a difference so I won’t bother getting a second batch. Besides, it’s forty dollars a bottle!

In the waiting area I grab a book from the shelf called “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About” by Kevin Trudeau. I remember my wife telling me about one of his infomercials and we had a brief discussion about it a while back. So I start reading the first chapter and was blown away with what I read. The naturopath then calls me into her office and I put the book down.

My basal temperature readings for the past week are as follows:

Tuesday- 36.37

Wednesday- 36.02

Thursday- 36.15

Friday- 36.25

Saturday- 35.95

I compare them to the last set of readings and they are not much different. I still have the cold body temperature. Interesting but what does it mean?

We talk about the effects of the Candida diet. No real improvement and still vibrating. I also mention about the mild chest pain when I took the B complex vitamins and she said there should be no side effects so I mention sympathy pregnancy. She tells me of a hormone test and shows me a chart of symptoms for each of the three hormones they test for. Estrogen, Andogen and Cortisol.

The Cortisol Deficiency symptoms are interesting. From the ten listed, I appear to have five (*) of them and possibly seven.

Cortisol (Adrenal Function) – Check List For Men

  1. Fatigue*
  2. Sugar craving *
  3. Allergies*
  4. Chemical sensitivity
  5. Stress?
  6. Cold body temperature *
  7. Arthritis
  8. Heart palpitations*
  9. Aches/pains?
  10. Decreased concentration*

Could the stress be the internal vibrations? The doctor said in my first appointment that internal vibrations are usually caused by stress.

The test is expensive so I tell her I’ll think about it. We are only two months away now and why spend the money if I don’t need to. I’ve waited this long so what’s a little bit longer? She recommended another test that would be a lot cheaper. A Hair Analysis Test.

Drug and chemical residues, toxins, heavy metals, and radiation present in the body embed in hair fiber protein as it grows. Hair has the advantage of long-term memory. It’s a permanent record, like tree rings. A three-inch strand of human hair will give a six-month history of what’s going on in the body since head hair grows at a rate of about a half an inch a month.

Clinical research indicates that hair levels of specific elements, particularly toxic elements, correlate with pathological disorders. For such elements, the levels in the hair provide a superior indication of body stores opposed to blood or urine specimens. This is one reason hair element tests are preferred for drug testing and forensics.

Within polluted environments, accurate decisions on how to clean up toxic spills cannot be made without performing soil and water analyses of the effected area. So it is with a hair analysis for the human body. The hair analysis identifies the root of illness. The key to a good hair analysis is in the interpretation – a lost art amid traditional medicine, yet a critical step in disease recovery.

Next week is my appointment with the gastro specialist. Let’s try the Hair Analysis in the meantime. She snips a sample of my hair and she’ll call me when the results are back.

I start googling again and discover a link between low adrenals and how the adrenal gland is responsible for the production of cortisol. Now I’m back to thinking it’s all about sympathy pregnancy and only one thing can happen to see if the symptoms go away…

THE BIRTH!!!

March 5, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 19, 2005

Today was another strange day. Light pinching in my head and a mild chest pain that felt like heart burn. I checked my pulse and it normal. Seems weird that these symptoms all started in the same week I started on the candida diet.

Week One:

MON: Chicken + Potatoes

TUES: Chicken Salad

WED: Roast Beef + Potatoes

THUR: Chicken Organic Soup + Rice Milk

FRI: Sheppard’s Pie

Maybe I’ll follow up with my doctor again, mention these new symptoms and hopefully the test results from the ultrasound will be in. Appointment made for Aug 26th.

March 5, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 18, 2005

I still have that weird chest pain on the days that I take the B6 complex from the naturopath. If I stop taking it, I don’t have the pain. If I start taking it again, it comes back. I’ll stop taking it and mention this to the naturopath. Weird that she didn’t mention anything about side effects.

Today I had a different kind of symptom. I felt a sharp pinch on the right-side front of my temple followed by flush. This scared me and I decided to call Ontario’s Telehealth service. I couldn’t justify going to the emergency because other than the pinch, I felt fine.

I called the Telehealth number. The lady took down my information and said a nurse would call me back.

Thirty minutes later, the phone rang and it was Telehealth. I told the nurse about my weird pinch and mentioned that I’d been dealing with a doctor for several months now regarding my internal vibrations that seem to go away when I eat pears. Listening to myself, I sounded like a raving lunatic.

She asks me a bunch of their generic questions and asks if I’ve had any head injuries in the past month. She said nothing was showing in their system and that I should follow up with my doctor. Whatever I had was gone now and it’s probably nothing to worry about.

March 4, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

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