Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 19, 2006

When vitamin B deficiency becomes chronic (long-lasting), other problems can occur, including troubles with your adrenal system. The adrenal glands serve many purposes, but in relation to this topic, they are the back up system for making energy. When there is a chronic lack of vitamin B complex then the adrenal glands are called upon to produce quick energy by injecting certain hormones like adrenaline into your system so that you can cope with life. If this goes on for a long time, then the adrenal glands become impaired or worn out, leading to even more health problems.

The Naturopath pointed out to me for the first time that my adrenals were overworked. But despite the fact that I told her that the acidophilus stopped the weird nerve pinching in my head, a vitamin B deficiency may have been mentioned but it was decided to focus on the candida diet. I’ve looked at the adrenal symptoms before with the link to cortisol. It will be interesting to take a look at the hormone test results on July 1st.

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue?

When the adrenal glands are not functioning optimally, you can have a condition that is known as adrenal fatigue, or adrenal exhaustion. Adrenal fatigue often develops after periods of intense or lengthy physical or emotional stress, when over stimulation if the glands leave them unable to meet your body’s needs.

Some other names for the syndrome include non-Addison’s hypoadrenia, sub-clinical hypoadrenia, hypoadrenalism, and neurasthenia.

Symptoms include:

  • excessive fatigue and exhaustion
  • non-refreshing sleep (you get sufficient hours of sleep, but wake fatigued)
  • overwhelmed by or unable to cope with stressors
  • feeling rundown or overwhelmed
  • craving salty and sweet foods
  • you feel most energetic in the evening
  • a feeling of not being restored after a full night’s sleep or having sleep disturbances
  • low stamina, slow to recover from exercise
  • slow to recover from injury, illness or stress
  • difficulty concentrating, brain fog
  • poor digestion
  • low immune function
  • food or environmental allergies
  • premenstrual syndrome or difficulties that develop during menopause
  • consistent low blood pressure
  • extreme sensitivity to cold

Six symptoms of adrenal exhaustion and I’ve had these for years. In fact, I was at the inlaws the other night. It was after ten o’clock and I felt wide awake. It’s weird but everytime I’ve been at their house until late, I’ve always felt very tired and my wife’s mother always made a comment on it. Even though I’m still lacking in the B vitamins, there was definately a difference on that night and I think it was because of the vitamins.

And another story that I remember. I’d say about ten years ago I was working a security job in an office building. A nothing type job really as I spent most of my time reading the paper. But there was one day that I recall waking up and I felt refreshed and not tired at all. I don’t know what happened or what I ate, but I still remember the great feeling when I woke up. I’ve never been able to have that same feeling since and now I’m thinking it was probably a B deficiency. I’ve always had a non-refreshing type sleep. I was getting sufficient hours of sleep, but I woke fatigued. I have no clue why it was so different on that one particular morning.

Here’s another one. My wife and I went to visit her grandmother in the hospital last summer. There had been a fire alarm so the elevators were not in service. My wife at this point was about seven months pregnant and we had to get to the fifth floor. After the second floor I was so tired and exhausted my wife was ahead of me and she made the joke that a pregnant women of seven months could do better than me. I even had to stop for a little rest a few times. We made it to the fifth floor but man was I worn out. For some reason, I just accepted this as normal and thought I needed to get more sleep an or exercise.

And actually, I’ve always had a very hard time getting up in the mornings. I’ve even made jokes about it at work. I could never work any shift other than the 9-5 because getting to work any earlier than that would kill me.

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

Entry for May 31, 2006

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I get into work and I ask my friend if he was able to get me the Miswaak. He reaches under his desk and pulls out a small twig. It’s about eight inches long and it doesn’t have the bristles that a regular toothbrush has. He says the bristles will form as I use it. He told me I should clean it using water and to place it in water for thirty minutes before using. After thirty minutes, I give it a try. It has a nice mild tree taste to it and although a little weird and unconventional, I like it. Now let’s see if it works for my allergies…

I’ve been taking 200 mg of Niacin now for three weeks and I’m feeling great. The vitamins really seem to be working. The vibration is very faint and I can barely feel it anymore. I’m so excited about my recent success that I’ll tell anyone who will listen. As I’m explaining my story to a women in the office, I mention how I had Plantar Fasciitis and a guy mentions that he’s been dealing with the same problem and has orthopedic inserts that don’t seem to fix the pain. So I’m now explaining my story to both of them and how the Niacin got rid of it within a week.

He was absolutely amazed at hearing this and was willing to give it a try. I tell him to pick up 100 mg of pure Niacin at his local health food store.

My follow up appointment with the Naturopath should be fun on Saturday. Wait until I tell her about the microwaved plastic allergy and my new toothbrush. I’m going to ask her if there is a positive way to test for the benzyl butyl phthalate plastic allergy and I’m also thinking about the hormone test for Xenoestrogen. Something that will confirm my new diagnosis.

May 31, 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

   

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