Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for February 25, 2006

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There is no doubt about it. I do feel so much better but I’m still vibrating. I decide to try the meter again and I look around the house for readings. I discover two interesting sources of EMF.

Above my computer is the stereo system. It doesn’t read on the meter when it’s powered off so I avoid using it. When it’s powered on? It’s outside the safe zone.

At the bottom of my feet on the left hand side, I have an Altec Lansing subwoofer speaker. I take a meter reading and it’s outside the safe zone. I usually rest my feet on top of it whenever I am at my computer so I unplug it.

I’m amazed at the amount of EMF from the microwave. The meter displays a high level even when I’m half way across the kitchen. This is radiation, why would they design a microwave with a glass door? Just so it will look nice and more like a regular oven? This doesn’t make any sense! Out of sheer curiosity, I look up microwaves on the web site of a major appliance store. The search result shows 52 microwave ovens and every single one of them has a glass door.

If I have Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, then how is it treated? I do some googling and there are a lot of sites explaining what the problem is but the only thing they mention for treatment is avoidance.

Avoidance? I work in a city with the largest RF antenna in the world. I’m screwed.

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March 7, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for February 14, 2006

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After some reading about the symptoms Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, I decide to look further into what causes them.

Electromagnetic radiation is caused by radio waves, TV towers, cell phones, cell sites, mobile phones, cordless phones and microwave ovens. Things that are very hard to avoid. I’ve had a cell phone for seven years, a cordless phone for five years and a microwave oven for sixteen years.  It goes on to suggest that your house should be 13 km from nearest cell phone tower or other radio, TV transmitter.

Because we just moved to the Oshawa area and the vibrations started six months later, I decided to focus on the location of the nearest cell phone tower. I start googling away and come across a site that displays the location of cell phone towers for each carrier in the southern Ontario area. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! I click on the link for Oshawa and find my street location and there is a Rogers cell phone tower around the corner from my house.

Definately closer than 13 km.

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

Entry for February 14, 2006

I get a phone call tonight from my mother. She says she was watching a show on Global television about a doctor who was talking about how she is seeing more and more patients with weird vague symptoms and how nothing is turning up in their testing. She said the doctor had discovered the symptoms to be linked to Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

I asked my mother to describe the symptoms and she couldn’t remember. She wrote down the doctor’s name as Dr. Riina Bray. She is an Enviromental Heath Specialist for Sunnybrook Women’s College.

This all sounded crazy. I told her I had given up on my symptoms but I’ll give this one last try. Back to Google and I type “Symptoms of Electrical Sensitivity” and click on the first search result.

I AM COMPLETELY STUNNED BY WHAT I HAD IN FRONT OF ME.

Symptoms of Electrical Sensitivity and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Neurological: headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint paint, leg/foot pain, “Flu-like” symptoms, fever. More severe reactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and stroke.

Cardiac: palpitations, arrhythmias, pain or pressure in the chest, low or high blood pressure, slow or fast heart rate, shortness of breath.

Respiratory: sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma.

Dermatological: skin rash, itching, burning, facial flushing.

Ophthalmologic: pain or burning in the eyes, pressure in/behind the eyes, deteriorating vision, floaters, cataracts.

Others: digestive problems, abdominal pain, enlarged thyroid, testicular/ovarian pain, dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes, great thirst, dehydration, nosebleeds, internal bleeding, altered sugar metabolism, immune abnormalities, redistribution of metals within the body, hair loss, pain in the teeth, deteriorating fillings, impaired sense of smell, ringing in the ears.

Eleven symptoms I had mentioned before to the doctors. I was having brief muscle spasms every now and again but I never thought it could be part of my overall symptoms.

  1. difficulty concentrating
  2. weakness
  3. tremors
  4. muscle spasms
  5. tingling
  6. muscle and joint pain
  7. palpitations
  8. pain or pressure in the chest
  9. facial flushing
  10. digestive problems
  11. abdominal pain

Once I looked at all the symptoms and included the ones I didn’t realize were symptoms, I have EIGHTEEN in total. EIGHTEEN symptoms and not one doctor had mentioned Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

Finally, I have something that put all of my symptoms together. This is incredible. But how do I know if I have Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity?

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

   

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