Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for May 01, 2006

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Started the day with half a tablet of Niacin (50 mg) and the two Super Enzymes pills and it was off to work. Around 10:30 I started to feel the pinching in my head so I take the Acidophilus and it goes away. Maybe I need to get the hydrochloric acid and PH paper to do this properly.

I go down the Shopper’s Drug Mart to see if they have any hydrochloric acid. I’m in the vitamin section and I can’t find anything so I also look in the digestive section. All they have anti-acids. I checked every single bottle and every single one of the medications were for too much stomach acid. Not one of them was for a stomach that was too alkaline. So I ask the pharmacist. She didn’t appear to know what I was talking about. I explained about the normal stomach acid and how I needed extra hydrochloric acid. Confused, she said she had never heard of this. She then asked a co-worker and he said they don’t carry it because it’s extremely corrosive. What a joke. Why do I even bother?

I stop in at a health food store on the way home and pick up hydrochloric acid from the shelf and some pancreatic enzymes. No hassle, no weird looks and a cash sale. Finally some understanding.

The PH test is only accurate first thing in the morning before breakfast so I’ll wait until tomorrow to try it. I took one tablet of the pancreatic enzymes and one 500 mg of hydrochloric acid with my dinner. Tomorrow is my Acupuncture so I’m very excited to tell her of my recent discoveries.

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May 1, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for Apr 30, 2006

Armed with this new information I decide to have a tuna sandwich for lunch. Before I eat the tuna, I lie down to see if I am vibrating and I am. I check again 30 minutes after the sandwich and the vibration has stopped. I was so impressed, I went to the nearest health food store and went looking for hydrochloric acid and Niacin tablets. I found the Niacin and the salesperson said they didn’t have hydrochloric acid but she recommended a supplement called “Super Enzymes”. It contains 200 mg of Betaine HCl which is the same thing so I bought it.

I wasn’t feeling great in the afternoon so I take one tablet of 100 mg of Niacin as soon as I got home. There was no immediate effect but I did seem to feel better by late afternoon.

Tomorrow I won’t take my usual Acidophilus, I’ll take the Super Enzymes instead and see what happens…

May 1, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 4, 2005

As I walk into the office of the Naturopath, she starts telling me about how doctors are seeing more younger patients with problems and diseases that are normally associated with adults. One of her patients is a seven year old with gallstones.

So we get started and I tell her my main symptom is the internal vibrations. Over the next ninety minutes she goes through a long series of questions and it’s almost like a job interview. I’m impressed. We review my complete medical history and talk about my appendicitis as a child and more recently, mitral valve prolapse. We discuss my current issues and I mention the tapeworms, suspected thyroid, sympathy pregnancy and stress.

She’s interested in the thyroid opinion and tells me about a simple way to check. Every morning before I get out of bed, she wants me to record my basal temperature reading with the target range being 97.8 to 98.2.

We talk about everything including my sinusitis that I’ve had since 1991 and I explain my timeline of symptoms and review my diet diary report. Only two things effect my allergies: Cigarette smoke and carbonated drinks. I’ve always mentioned these two things to every doctor and no-one can ever understand why these have an effect on my allergies.

As she reviews the diet diary she circles certain foods.

“Pizza, Philly Steak Sub, Tuna Sandwich, Chicken Pot Pie, Bagel, Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Noodle Soup, Egg Salad Sandwich, Steak Sandwich, Veggie Burger, Chocolate Croissant, Grilled Veggie Sandwich, Turkey Sandwich”

Almost one item for every day of the diary. She talks about how every item she circled contains wheat and mentions how she sees a lot of people with gastrointesinal symptoms that turns out to be wheat intolerance.

She told me to reduce my wheat intake and drink more water.

She also did a physical exam checking my abdominal area and everything appeared normal. She then did a blood type test and I am blood type A. She also did a blood sugar blood test and it was in the high end of normal. I think it was around 5.9?

She asked if I was a big meat eater and of course I was. She told me that blood type A people are usually vegetarians and should be eating 30 percent meat in their diet. Type O people were the big meat eaters. Well as it turns out, my mother is type A and a vegetarian and my father is type O. He’s a huge meat eater so all of this was starting to make sense.

After the appointment, I was very happy with the new knowledge and she gave me two tablets of Calc Carb and told me to take Ultra flora suppliment twice a day and gave me some digestive enzymes. She recommened taking something called Chromium.

She also requested a urine sample for analysis. She wants me to follow up in a week for the test results and to see how things are progressing.

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

   

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