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 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 September 09, 2006

Went to the Chiropractor today. We do the regular stretches and talk about the different vitamins. I mention about my success with magnesium and he doesn’t say much other than they all are equally important and that they all work together.

I also mention about the homeopathic remedy magnesium phosphorica and he’s very interested and asks if I know what it’s specific use is. So I told him that the Loblaw’s description said it was good for menstrual cramps! He suggested that I look into it more to find out some of the other uses where magnesium phosphorica is used.

Tonight as we were putting dinner together, I decided to have some potatoes. We don’t have the time to roast them as we’ve been doing lately so I’ll cook them in the microwave. No microwaveable plastic for me, so I cook them in a deep ceramic dish and cook them on high for ten minutes.

I was only telling my wife earlier in the day how great my allergies felt.

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

Entry for August 12, 2006

Went to the Chiropractor this morning. The same kind of stretching and he offers a bunch of ideas again. He told me to look up something called immunol, beta glucan and celiac sprue. I did a quick search on those but nothing interesting really came up.

I’ve felt lousy all day with zero energy. Probably the worst I’ve felt in a long time. By mid afternoon I take a hot bath as that will always make me feel better and it does. Why do I have no energy? I’m still taking the B complex vitamins and now the omega 3 so there must be something else.

The riboflavin injection seems to have no effect. The only symptom I haven’t had is the tingling of the myelin sheaths. So maybe my problem is from a number of deficiencies instead of just one.

I keep trying to look for the one thing that is causing my symptoms. Maybe it’s possible there is a combination of deficiencies.

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

Entry for July 29, 2006

Went to the Chiropractor today. I mentioned to him about the Riboflavin deficiency and the myelin shealths. He’s very interested and explains about B vitamins and suggests I look up an amino acid called Lysine. Also suggested looking up information on vitamin D because it is used to treat Multiple Sclerosis.

In multiple sclerosis, the body incorrectly directs antibodies and white blood cells against proteins in the myelin sheath.

I told him that the Iridoligist had advised me that I didn’t need it because it was summer. He disagreed and said I should look it up. I told him there seemed to be some similarities to Guillian Barre Syndrome but I didn’t think I had something that serious. He suggested looking up something called Alrnold Chiari Syndrome.

He also suggested that if I was taking B complex without any results, then there is a definate imbalance for absorption and he talked about a few examples. He asks how much vitamin C I was taking and I said around 1500 mg a day. He thought that was too much and he said for greater absorption, the stomach needs to be less acidic and more alkaline. He recommended I see a Homeopathic Doctor and Nutritional Consultant. He gave me the name and I looked him up when I got home.

I also received a phone message tonight from the Naturopath. She said she looked up Riboflavin Butyrate in her medical journals and is unable to order it. She offered to contact Kabs Pharmaceutical but wanted to speak to me first.

I don’t think I’ll bother.

When I’m out I check the health food store for some Lysine. Instead of getting just Lysine, I decided to get the full range of Amino Acids and I purchased an Amino Complex.

July 29, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 11, 2006

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Went to the Chiropractor today. Another appointment of stretching and the Thumper. As he’s working he says I have a few knots in my upper shoulder, my lower back is still stiff but my neck has improved.

He hooks me up to a machine, places four sensors on my back and it starts vibrating. He says it will turn off automatically and that’s the end of my appoinment.

For ten minutes it goes through a cycle of different massages.

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

Entry for June 10, 2006

Third Chiropractor appointment and he does a number of different stretches and works on my neck with a swift crack on either side. As the works on my back he mentions that he can feel some improvement. He’s very quick and afterwards he says that he did a number of different things that will affect the sympathetic nerves and wants me to monitor any changes to the vibration. He wants the next appointment in two weeks instead of one.

My wife mentions to him that she gets a headache after the last two appointments. He finds this very weird as he’s only done some simple stretching. He said it’s possiblibly high blood pressure so on the way home we stop at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

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

Entry for June 03, 2006

Went to the chiropractor today. A simple appointment of stretching and he uses an electric machine called “The Thumper”. We talk about a variety of topics and he mentions how at nine months, we should be checking the alignment of my daughter’s spine. He shows me how to check the alignment and recommends buying shoes with good support. That got me thinking. How many kids grow up with foot problems because of cheap shoes with very little support? Probably a lot.

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

Entry for May 27, 2006

Kevin Trudeau says you should visit a chiropractor once a month, whether you need to or not and today was my appointment.

My wife and I arrived at the chiropractor’s office and the first thing the receptionist hands us is a three page health questionnaire. I’m filling out the form for internal vibrations and my wife for her lower back pain. Both of us don’t really have any of the chronic symptoms listed in the questionnaire. In fact, my wife feels silly even going to a chiropractor at all. Having read the book by Kevin Trudeau, I was going for a check up and wasn’t really looking for anything more.

The doctor calls me into his office and reviews my file. I mention the internal vibration and the vitamin deficiencies. I told him about taking Niacin and the B Complex vitamins and how they have had the greatest effect. He said B complex vitamins play a large part of a healthy nervous system and explained that the first visit is primarily to check the range of motion, posture analysis, muscle tone and strength. The next ten minutes are spent in a variety of positions and he places pressure quite hard at times. He mentions that I should also be taking vitamin E at 200-400 IU. He says the B vitamins are lost through the urine and that is why treatment is slow and over a long period of time. Vitamin E however is stored within the body. I mention about my research and the parasympathetic nerves. He doesn’t say too much about them and mentions that I should research some other medical conditions called “Bruit” and “Fasciculations”.

As the appointment progresses, I decide to mention that my knees are weak when I try to get back up from a crouched position. I told him that I’ve been talking calcium/magnesium suppliments for about a week and it appears to mild improvement. He checks my knee strength with a hammer and trys a few things. I also mention that I have muscle twitching and he says it can be a symptom of calcium deficiency and could explain the weakness in my knees as nothing appears to be obviously wrong. By the end he says my upper back is stiffer than it should be and my neck is too straight causing my head to be further from my body. He recommends a follow up appointment in a week.

My wife then goes in for her appointment not really expecting too much and she came out with the following diagnosis: Sacroiliac joint syndrome and facet syndrome. She came out quite surprised at the things he was saying. Her posture was incorrect as one of her legs was longer than the other and one of her syndromes left uncorrected can lead to a hip replacement later in life. He mentioned these problems existed long before the pregnancy!

So why isn’t a chiropractor visit standard after child birth? Seems like the logical thing to do after the body has been through a tremendous amout of physical stress. If she didn’t have the birth, she could’ve gone for years not knowing about these conditions leading to more serious problems.

May 27, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Entry for May 19, 2006

Today I made an appointment to see a Chiropractor. Wonder if he can tell me anything more about my overactive sympathetic nervous system. I’ve always felt that my doctor should’ve sent me to a Neurologist in the very beginning but never did. I guess this is as close as I’ll get.

I also made an appointment for my wife. She has had some minor back pain since giving birth and she mentioned it to her OBGYN at a follow up appoinment. The doctor told her it was normal and would disappear within six months. Six months later and she still has the pain.

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

Entry for March 20, 2006

Almost a week after the acupuncture and the stuffiness in my nose is still reduced. It’s not totally gone but it’s a noticeable difference and I’m very happy with the progress after one appointment. My allergies have been around for fifteen years and not one doctor, not one specialist, not one friend ever mentioned acupuncture for allergies.

My good friend returns my message from last week and tell me about how he was away on vacation. I ask him about his daughter’s symptoms and he says the doctors never found anything and how they determined it was stress. (Really? surprise, surprise!)

I talk with him for over an hour detailing my timeline and recent discoveries. He’s very interested and I ask him if anyone else in his house has any weird symptoms and he mentions a symptom for his wife. I look it up and it a listed symptom. It’s a general symptom but it’s listed. I also mention Kevin Trudeau’s book and what he says about electromagnetic fields. He’s heard of his infomercial but not the book.

We talk further about health in general and he mentions his Chiropractor. The doctor explained to him how he specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are due to mechanical dysfunction of the joints and their effects on the nervous system. I told him that in Kevin Trudeau’s book one of the things he mentions about maintaining a healthy body is to see a Chiropractor once a month whether you need to or not and he agrees.

Effects on the nervous system? Isn’t that interesting? Maybe I should see a Chiropractor.

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

   

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