Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 30, 2006

I didn’t eat any of the high fibre cereal yesterday and today I’m feeling better with no stomach cramps. So if I am deficient in magnesium, why have I been okay taking high doses of B Complex suppliments for such a long time without any magnesium?

Higher amounts of Vitamin B6 will also increase magnesium retention, although this only takes place following long-term oral supplementation, while regular Vitamin B6 injections will quickly result in a high magnesium / low calcium ratio.

WOW! B6 will increase magnesium retention following long-term oral supplementation. Could this be why my symptoms are not really improving? I’ve been trying to have wheatgrass which is high in magnesium at least once, sometimes twice a week along with high doses of B6. I’ve also been drinking two litres of water every day.

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

Entry for June 27, 2006

I check the local health food store for fibre suppliments and I discover a new product made by AOR, the same brand that makes Benfotamine.

It’s called “AGE Amadori”. here’s what it says:

DISCUSSION: The core of Amadori AGE Shield is two unique B vitamins: Pyridoxamine – a form of vitamin B6 (not the pyrodoxine form) and Benfotiamine – an extremely well absorbed and utilized form of vitamin B1. These nutrients are Amadorins, powerful late-phase inhibitors of the formation of Advanced Glycation Endproducts. This formulation also includes a complete, balanced spectrum of B-vitamins including the newly-discovered redox-cofactor  nutrient pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), essential for the activity of the lysine-metabolizing enzyme ASS-dehydrogenase.

SUPPLEMENT FACTS:
Serving Size: 1 Capsule                                                       %DRI
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Pyridox-amine (a form of vitamin B6) ……………… 33 mg              1941%
Thiamin (as Benfotiamine 40 mg) ……………………. 28 mg              2333%
B2 (Riboflavin) …………………………………………….. 0.5 mg                 38%
B3 (Niacin (as 24 mg Inositol Hexanicotinate)) ….. 19 mg                120%
B5 (d-Ca Pantothenate) ………………………………….. 17 mg               340%
B12 (Cyanocobalamin) …………………………………… 04 mcg             167%
Folic Acid ……………………………………………………..50 mcg                33%
Biotin ………………………………………………………….. 50 mcg              167%
Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) ……………………… 05 mcg                 *
Choline (Bitartrate) ……………………………………….. 44 mg                   8%
Inositol (from Inositol, Inositol Hexanicotinate) .. 166 mg                  *_____________________________________________________________

June 27, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 27, 2006

The mystery pears…

I forgot to take my acidophilus today and all day I’ve had a lot of gas after eating meals. After dinner, I take one my enzyme suppliments and that seems to work very well.

I did some research on the sigmoid tonight. Didn’t really find anything that mentioned my symptoms but I decided to go through the blog history and refresh my discoveries. One of the things that will stop the vibration is pears. Pears are mostly water and they are not really high in any vitamin or mineral but there is one thing they are high in: Dietary Fibre.

I know for a fact that I don’t eat enough fibre and I’m wondering now if the sigmoid is effected by low fibre intake.

How Much Fibre?

According to current guidelines, healthy adults should consume at least 26 grams of fibre – ideally 26 to 35 grams daily. The present Canadian fibre intake only averages 4.5 to 11 grams a day. Health Canada suggests increasing this amount by eating more grains and unpeeled (but well-washed) fruit and vegetables. Be sure to include both insoluble fibre and soluble types.

Another plus of a fibre-rich diet is that it provides plenty of vitamins and minerals, but it may be wise to consult a physician before greatly increasing dietary fibre intake and to ensure good nutritional status before making drastic alterations. Initially, eating large quantities of fibre may cause bloating, but this should subside in a few weeks. It is best to increase amounts gradually. Eating 26 grams of fibre daily may seem like a lot but can be obtained by having two fruits at breakfast-time (say a banana and raisins) with whole grain cereal, fruit as between-meal snacks, three to five servings of vegetables daily, and several bread and grain servings.

26 to 35 grams of dietary fibre daily? Even with my new lifestyle changes, there’s no way I’m having that much fibre. Could this be why I still have the vibration? So as a night time snack, I have a bowel of Fibre 1 cereal.

But if fibre is my problem, why does vitamin C make it stop? Why does a high dose of B complex make it stop? Why does tuna make it stop? Tuna doesn’t have any fibre…

June 27, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for November 09, 2005

I’ve tried foods high in fibre and even bought a fibre supplement from the health food store. It had no effect and I’m still vibrating. It must be something else in the pear that makes it stop. But what is it?

I tried googling again about the effects of stress. I discover that a B6 Complex is highly recommended for relieving stress. What the heck? I make another trip to Shoppers Drug Mart and look for B6 Complex. As I’m looking in the vitamin section, on the top shelf is two different brands of Acidophilus. They had it all along! Weird that the pharmacist didn’t know that? They even have it in Shopper’s very own Life brand. Then I realize that I still had the B6 complex from the naturopath so I’ll start taking it again.

The due date of November 4th has come and gone. My wife still hasn’t delivered yet but they have now scheduled her for induction on Friday November 11th. Unless it happens before then.

We call the hospital to make the arrangements. They want us to call back on Friday morning and if they have the space, they’ll start the induction process.

Still vibrating…

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

Entry for October 31, 2005

One morning I was in such a rush to get to work I forgot to take my Acidophilus. By mid-morning I start having the weird symptoms and I didn’t have any extra pills with me so I go down to Shoppers Drug Mart to see if they have any. I knew from the health food stores that they always keep it in the fridge so I ask the pharmacist if they have any Acidophilus. She looks it up in her computer and I tell her that it’s usually kept in the fridge. She doesn’t find anything in the computer and there is nothing in the fridge and she tells me they don’t have any. oh well, just have to live through the day and wait until I get home.

By the end of October, my wife and I have gone to a book signing by Robbie Robertson, saw Paul McCartney at the ACC and my symptoms have faded away with the Acidophilus.

Five months of internal vibrations and the only thing I know for certain is eating two – three pears a day will stop them. I’m back to googling pears. Why are they so special? I find one web site that lists the ingredients. The strongest component of a pear is 4 grams of fibre. Now I know for a fact that I don’t eat enough fibre. So maybe I’m just not eating enough in my diet. I’m older now and that would effect the intestinal tract right? Next shopping day I’m grabbing all of the foods high in fibre.

My wife had an appointment today with the OBGYN. He said the baby is getting bigger but hasn’t dropped into position yet and doesn’t think she is close to giving birth.

Her next appointment is a week Wednesday (November 9th) and if she hasn’t given birth by then, he will induce. With her not even close to giving birth, I decide it’s probably best to reschedule the Colonoscopy.

I reschedule and the earliest date she gives me is March 3rd. HOLY COW! That’s another four months away. Why didn’t I make the initial appoinment for December??? Hope I don’t have that anything that could get worse in four months!

Still vibrating…

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

   

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