Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 24, 2007

No vibration last night and again this morning. This chromium seems to be working great.

I started the day by adding magnesium back into the rotation with my regular dosage of zinc. Around noon I start to feel a muscle spasm in my upper left arm. I haven’t had muscle spasms in a while so because I’ve taken the magnesium, I figure it’s my level of calcium so I took one capsule of the Cal Apatite and it doesn’t happen again.

Until today, I’ve been taking only zinc and chromium to see what effect it has. I’m adding packham pears to the diet and I’m going to try to eat at least two every day for my natural dosage of chromium.

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August 2, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 22, 2007

Two days with chromium supplementation and no cold hands. No other kind of weird symptoms either.

Great! Just in time for my vacation. Although I’m taking everything with me just in case…

oh, and one more thing. I went to the library yesterday and signed out two books on chromium. In one of the books it mentions that chromium is very, very difficult to get enough of the daily intake through food. And that’s from a healthy eater! Imagine all of the people who don’t eat properly? Anyway, in the back of the book it gives a listing of all kinds of food and how much chromium it contains.

It’s a very interesting read because there are very little foods high in chromium. But what makes it even more interesting is as I was scanning through the list, a certain kind of fruit stood out.

Yup, it was pears. Pears have 30% of daily chromium per 200 g.

Nutrition Information

Pears are a good source of Vitamin C and copper, and an excellent source of chromium and dietary fiber.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1 pear with skin (200 g)
Amount Per Serving & % Daily Value*

Calories 120
Fat Cal 0
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 21%
Protein 1g 2%
Chromium 30%
Copper 11%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%

Pears have a whopping 30% of chromium but on a regular nutritional web site that I use, chromium is not provided in the list of minerals. I contacted the web site and here is the reply:

“Chromium is not one of the nutrients that the USDA currently test for. As such, we can’t provide information on it.”

Last year I noticed that eating one pear wouldn’t always work and sometimes I would have to eat three of them to actually stop the vibration. Of course I mentioned the pears to anyone who would listen but nobody had a clue. My regular doctor, the naturopath, the nutritionist and the iridoligst were all very, very confused.

Does this solve the mystery of the pears? See you in a week!

July 22, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 14, 2007

It’s hard to tell. There wasn’t really a vibration when I went to bed and there wasn’t really one when I woke up. It seemed to be very weak and less than yesterday but still there. So was it the Chromium or something I ate? I’ll try taking a higher dosage of Chromium today and see if that makes any difference.

Everyday I wonder about the nutritional value of the mystery pears. Why can eating three simple Barlett pears stop the vibration when almost every supplement, vitamin and mineral I’ve tried cannot?

It’s a mystery for biochemistry…

I’m just a normal guy who has normal life and started a family. All I really want is to get healthy so I can stop wasting my time shuffling from doctor to doctor without any results. I’ve tried the alternative route and gained some better clues but I still have the exact same symptom that started this rollercoaster and that is unacceptable.

I spend about 3-4 hours a day doing research and I’m trying so many things, I must be able to find something.

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Entry for January 26, 2007

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I’ve been thinking back to my very first discovery on my internal vibration. Eating two or three pears would almost always make the vibration stop. That was when I realized that my problem was based on a nutritional deficiency and not something else. But when I looked up the nutritional contents of pears I couldn’t find anything that may have an effect on my nerves. Pears are mostly water.

Tonight while I was googling, I found a web site that showed that pears had 30% of the daily value for Chromium. The nutritional web site that I had been using all along does not have a listing for Chromium whatsoever! A Chromium deficiency can cause anxiety and has a relationship with magnesium.

Calcium and magnesium belong to a group of  “parasympathetic” elements (which includes chromium and copper), that exhibit anti-inflammatory or degenerative properties at higher amounts, in contrast to elements such as potassium or iron, which are pro-inflammatory when high.

I’ve taken Chromium supplements here and there and didn’t notice any difference. In fact, chromium was the first supplement that the natropath gave me for candida.

January 26, 2007 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 17, 2006

So what is the mysterious connection between tuna and pears?

Iodine: Pears can be eaten fresh, plain or in salads. They can be baked, pickled, canned, frozen, used in baby food, or processed into jams, jellies and pies. A pear is 83% water, a good source of B vitamins, and contains some vitamin C, phosphorus and iodine.

Iodine is available from a variety of food sources, drugs, and most commercial vitamin preparations. Some seafood and sea vegetables provide good sources of dietary iodine. The following seafood may provide good sources of dietary iodine: canned sardines, canned tuna, clams, cod, haddock, halibut, herring, lobster, oyster, perch, salmon, sea bass, and shrimp. Dulse, kelp, and seaweed are also sources of dietary iodine.

I’ve never noticed this before because the nutritional web site that I use doesn’t include Iodine in the list of mineral content in food.

Some of the key symptoms? Cold hands and feet, no energy and sleeping all the time.

July 17, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | 1 Comment

Entry for July 17, 2006

So I don’t take any enzymes with my supper and  I have a lot of flatuence. She didn’t seem to think I needed any but it’s very clear that the enzymes are very necessary. But I think that I’m partly to blame. When I filled out the survey, I listed my current symptoms and not the symptoms I had before taking the supplements.

Now I don’t know what to think. I’ve tried almost everything to try and solve this stupid internal vibration and the only thing that works with any consistency is by diet. Eating pears and tuna will make them stop. There must be a connection between the two. Seafood and fruit: How much further apart can you get?

In the past eighteen months there is only one doctor that has given me any real success so far…

Doctor Google?

I start by looking up all of the possible symptoms for vitamins and minerals:

Iodine: Copper needed to utilize iodine as needed by the body for thyroid function.

Deficiencies:

Cold intolerance
Brittle nails
Bulging eyes
Constipation
Depression
Dry skin & hair
Elevated blood cholesterol
Excessive sweating
Fatigue
Frequent bowel movements
Goiter (throat swelling)
Hair loss
Hand tremors
Heat intolerance
Heavy periods or less than 28 day cycles
Hypothyroidism
Increased appetite

Irritability
Inability to concentrate
Insomnia
Light periods or longer than 28 day cycles
Low basal body temperature
Low sex drive
Muscle aches and pains
Muscle cramps
Muscle weakness
Nervousness
Over-active Thyroid
Poor memory Puffy face
Rapid pulse
Under-active Thyroid
Weight gains Weight loss

I have a few of the symptoms so I decide to look further…

July 17, 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 April 29, 2006

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With these new theories swirling around my head, I go to the Nutritional Summary web site and look up pears. From the list of protein and amino acids I notice that two of the highest ingredients are acids.

Pear (Raw)

Protein & Amino Acids:

Aspartic acid: 173 mg
Glutamic acid: 49.5 mg

Both of these work as excitatory neurotransmitters in the nervous system. As I look up the effects of Amino Acids and how diet can effect the nervous system, I come across Niacin deficiency:

Niacin
Niacin (nicotinic acid) is another one of the B-complex vitamins that may be linked to neurological damage. Mild niacin deficiency is associated with weakness, tremor, anxiety, depression and irritability.

Niacin helps increase energy through improving food utilization and has been used beneficially for treating fatigue, irritability, and digestive disorders, such as diarrhea, constipation, and indigestion. It may also stimulate extra hydrochloric acid production.

Nicotinic acid also helps reduce blood pressure and, very importantly, acts as an agent to lower serum cholesterol. Treatment with about 2 grams a day of nicotinic acid has produced significant reductions in both blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

In general, niacin deficiency affects every cell, especially in those systems with rapid turnover, such as the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and nervous system. Other than photosensitivity, the first signs of niacin deficiency are noted as decreased energy production and problems with maintaining healthy functioning of the skin and intestines. These symptoms include weakness and general fatigue, anorexia, indigestion, and skin eruptions. These can progress to other problems, such as a sore, red tongue, canker sores, nausea, vomiting, tender gums, bad breath, and diarrhea. The neurological symptoms may begin with irritability, insomnia, and headaches and then progress to tremors, extreme anxiety and depression. The skin will worsen, as will the diarrhea and inflammation of the mouth and intestinal tract. There will be a lack of stomach acid production (achlorhydria) and a decrease in fat digestion and, thus, lower availability from food absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, and E.

The liver can synthesize niacin from the essential amino acid tryptophan but the synthesis is extremely slow and requires vitamin B6. Bacteria in the gut may also perform the conversion but are inefficient.

Many food charts list only sources that actually contain niacin and do not take into account tryptophan conversion into niacin. Approximately 60 mg of tryptophan can generate 1 mg of niacin. But tryptophan is available for conversion only when there are more than sufficient quantities in the diet to synthesize the necessary proteins as tryptophan is used in our body with the other essential amino acids to produce protein.

Niacin needs are based on caloric intake. We need about 6.6 mg. per 1,000 calories, and no less than 13 mg. per day. Women need at least 13 mg. and men at least 18 mg. per day. The RDA for children ranges from 9-16 mg.

A mild niacin deficiency can cause a tremor! How interesting… Is this the breakthrough I’ve been waiting for? I’m also wondering now if this explains why my triglyceride levels were so high on the last blood test. Back on April 11th, the acupuncture doctor told me there was only two reasons for high triglycerides.

1) Eat a lot of fat red meat.

2) Not eating enough fruits and vegetables.

Now there is a third: NIACIN Deficiency.

I look up pears and they only contain 0.3 mg of Niacin however a can of tuna has 21.5 mg per can and it contains 440 mg of tryptophan.

Looks like I’m having Tuna for lunch!

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Entry for April 25, 2006

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I washed my hair this morning using Jason organic shampoo and WOW! I can feel the difference right away. My hair is so much softer and my forehead feels soft too. Here’s what it says on their web site:

Vitamin E with A & C Shampoo (Body Enhancing)

No Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates
Super Enriched with 5 Vitamins, 22 Amino Acids and 5 Botanicals. Revitalizes Dry, Tired Hair

Using only the purest Natural Vitamins, Amino Acids and Botanicals, this nourishing shampoo is specially formulated to gently cleanse dry or damaged hair without stripping away necessary moisture. It is super-enriched to build body while it adds a healthy shine, and concentrated to save you money. A small amount is all you need.

Acupuncture appointment number seven. Another uneventful week and I still have the mystery internal vibration. I did switch back to her vitamin C tablets but found that I would get the weird head pinching sensation everytime I did. If I took one of my vitamin C tablets, it would disappear. This leads me to believe that my problem is with the gastrointestinal tract and not actually needing vitamin C in my system.

When I told the doctor I was still vibrating and that her new direction had no effect, she was quite confused. She said I was her toughest patient and it was good because she liked the challenge. She wanted to regroup and she asked for my opinion on what I thought the problem was. We reviewed my discoveries and what worked for my symptoms.

1) Acidophilus settles my stomach.

2) Eating pears will stop the vibrations.

3) Vitamin C will also stop the vibrations and get rid of the weird head symptoms.

I tell her about my suspicion of Serotonin because it is a neurotransmitter effecting the central nervous system and it’s created in the gastrointestinal tract. I can’t say for certain but it’s my guess. I have looked up the symptoms of Serotonin deficency and it doesn’t really match.

She tells me how the Parasympathetic Nerve is connected to the stomach but she’ll need to do more research for my symptoms. I’ve never heard of the Parasympathetic Nervous System so I agree to do some research as well.

She takes my blood pressure and it’s high again: 137/90

She wants to change the treatment to focus on the stomach. She starts by cupping my back and this time she says my circulation hasn’t improved. She places new needles in my back for 15 minutes and then the front. She looks at my wart and it’s almost completely gone. She uses Moxa on the wart and then on an acupoint just below the knee on both of my legs. This is new and she explains that this is done for my stomach. How interesting. As I’m still lying on the table, she takes my blood pressure again: 135/79.

As I’m leaving she gives me a new suppliment to try. This one is for my stomach and it’s called BaoHe Wan. Here is what it does:

Bao He Pian (Bao He Wan) promotes digestion, removes stagnated food and regulates the stomach†. The herbal formula is used for the retention of food, distension of fullness in the abdomen, eructating foul odor and acid regurgitation, loss of appetite†. It is also used for incoordination between the spleen and stomach, stomachache due to damp stagnation lying hidden, indigestion, oppression and depression over the chest and diarrhea due to hypofunction of the spleen.

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Entry for April 20, 2006

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Now that I’ve starting eating more fruits everyday I’m starting to realize how hard it is to actually eat healthy. The snack machine in the lunch room is full of chocolate bars, chips and pop. The donut shop downstairs doesn’t sell any fruit. It’s a real effort to eat healthy. No wonder so many people are sick.

For a while now, every morning I’ve been bringing a bunch of fresh fruit in with me. I have an apple with my oats for breakfast and I eat pears and bananas throughout the day. It’s interesting to see how people react when they see the big pile of fruit on my desk. “Oh you’re eating healthy today..” or some other comment.

People don’t realize that what I am doing should be normal but people react like I’m doing something completely abnormal. I ate a banana the other day and it had a sticker on it. “5-10 a day. Are you getting enough?”

I am definately in the minority…

Follow the Five-a-Day Rule

Ever heard of the “five-a-day” rule? It refers to the recommended minimum of five servings a day of fruits and vegetables to get the most benefit from our diet. That’s easy to remember, but apparently hard to do as only 25 percent of Americans manage to meet this recommendation. Clearly, we’ve got work to do in order to improve the quality of our diets so that we can live healthier lives.

Healthy eating patterns can reduce the risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke and many other diseases. Poor eating habits, on the other hand, lead to obesity, a lack of energy, and increased risk for health problems.

In addition to getting necessary fiber and nutrients, here’s a newer reason to follow the five-a-day rule: many fruits and vegetables contain phytochemicals, natural compounds found in plants that are associated with prevention of disease.

No one really understands how many phytochemicals there are or how they all function. Thousands have been identified already. Familiar ones are the antioxidant beta-carotene, which the body uses to make Vitamin A and is found in yellow and orange vegetables, and lycopene, found in tomatoes and other red fruits. Consumption of these phytochemicals has established benefits, such as lowering the risk for heart disease, and also has been linked to diminished risk of some cancers, although research has not yet established a certain causal relationship.

As the emerging benefits of phytochemicals become more widely known, drugstores are filling their shelves with phytochemical supplements. Taking a pill to get the benefits linked with phytochemical consumption may seem convenient, but it’s important to get these chemicals from real foods. We have not yet discovered all of the phytochemicals present in fruits and vegetables. Taking a pill with beta-carotene and lycopene provides only those two phytochemicals; a salad with tomato and shredded carrots gives us many more. In addition, studies show that supplements are not nearly as beneficial as foods containing phytochemicals, and in some cases the supplements were even found to be detrimental.

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Entry for March 29, 2006 *WD*

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Follow up with the walk in clinic. Doctor said the test results were fine. All of my numbers are within the safe range. He mentions that my cholesterol is just slightly above normal but it’s not a concern as I didn’t fast before taking the test. He mentions that my Triglycerides are above normal and seems confused by it but doesn’t say anything more.

The ECG wasn’t back from the specialist but he said the variation is most likely the Right Branch Bundle Block and if he finds out that it isn’t, he’ll call me back.

Fine by me. Nothing wrong with my heart. What caused the weird chest pain? Why did the vibrations get stronger and go away with Vitamin C? NO IDEA! He gives me a photocopy of the results and I take a brief look at it and notice that my Hemoglobin, Hematocrit and RBC are slighty above the normal range but he never mentioned it. Must be nothing to worry about.

Triglycerides : Anything over 2.3 is above normal and mine is 3.55.
Hemoglobin   : Anything over 170 is above normal and mine is 172.
Hematocrit     : Anything over 0.49 is above normal and mine is 0.51.
RBC                   : Anything over 5.70 is above normal and mine is 5.83.

Other than my Triglycerides being really high, the others are only mildly over the normal range. If eating pears stopped the vibrations and assuming it was Vitamin C, how much Vitamin C does a pear contain? Back to Google…

One Bartlett Pear
97.94 calories

Vitamin C: 6.64 mg

What? Only 6.64 mg per pear? Eating two – three pears a day will stop the vibrations. I’m having up to 2500 mg of Vitamin C a day and it doesn’t always work to stop them!! Is it the Vitamin C or something else? Maybe the extra fibre helps too. Who knows! Maybe I should be eating a food high in tryptophan and take the Vitamin C at the same time?

What bothers me the most is the fact that I’m convinced that my problem is related to the electromagnetic fields but a reading twenty-four inches away from the wireless intercom was in the safe range. It’s obvious to me that it’s not safe and thank god we didn’t end up using it as a baby monitor. It was listed as one of the suggested uses in the instructions.

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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…

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Entry for August 1, 2005

Day One: Felt slightly bloated early in the morning, fine by the afternoon

Day Two: Felt slightly bloated early in the morning, fine by the afternoon

Day Three: Today is the end of my three day pineapple diet and I feel great. I had a veggie burger for dinner so what made me feel better? The pineapple diet or the veggie burger?

So after two months I’m still vibrating and my doctor is no closer to solving the puzzle. So far I’ve discovered that pears and pineapples make me feel good so maybe it’s time to visit a Naturopath. I check my work coverage and they will pay eighty percent.

It’s not thyroid, it’s not a tapeworm. Could it be sympathy pregnancy?

Who knows…??? Back to Google. I spend most of the evening looking for something else to match my symptoms. I come across a web site that explains the importance of maintaining the balance of your PH level in your body. The body is normally alkaline and a poor diet can change the PH level to acidic making you prone to illness and disease. I find another web site that list the different types of foods that can have an effect on your PH level. On the list for Alkaline foods is Pineapple and Pears. WOW! The two things that make me feel better. I wonder if I can get a PH home testing kit to find out if my body is acidic.

I’m back in Shoppers Drug Mart and I spend a long time in each isle looking for a PH tester and I can’t find anything. I go to the back and ask the Pharmacist if they have a home testing Blood PH kit. She says they don’t carry them. Weird…if the PH balance of the body is so important, why don’t they sell it?

Around this time my wife and I are starting to buy things for the baby and for a while now I’ve noticed that I feel sick everytime we go into the Toys R Us store on Thickson Road. I didn’t think much of it before now but it seems to happen everytime we are in the store.

Sounds like sympathy pregnancy…

March 4, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Entry for July 18, 2005

My follow up appointment with the doctor.

Told him about the pears having the greatest effect and showed him my food diary report. Explained about these weird symptoms. The facial pinching, the flushes, mild abdominal pains, the frequent bowel movements and loss of appetite. I’ve now lost eight pounds since my last appointment.

He suspected I might have some kind of bowel irritation like Colitis or even Crohn’s disease. He really seemed to think my problem was related to the intestinal tract, due to the bloating and how my diet appeared to effect the symptoms.

He ordered a stool sample and abdominal ultrasound.

I mentioned all of this to my wife who just so happens to have Crohn’s disease. I’ve known my wife for eight years and I am somewhat familiar of the weird symptoms associated with Crohn’s and we both agreed it didn’t sound like Crohns.

As we were disussing this my wife looked at me with this shocked look on her face. She reminded me that we treated our cats for a tapeworm infection a few months back… The doctor ordered a stool sample to look for PARASITES!!!

Back to Google I go looking for the symptoms of a tapeworm infection in humans…

March 3, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 4, 2005

It’s been three weeks now of eating fruit. Bananas made me feel ill, peaches had no effect and the pears? We had a winner. When I ate two to three pears a day, the vibrations stopped. Unbelievable!

Around this time I started to have other symptoms.  I started having very weird pinching in my facial area and sometimes it was followed by a flush. Nothing dramatic, just one pinch and then nothing.  I also had this weird feeling in the top of my head that felt like my nerve endings were twitching very lightly.

I also started to notice that certain foods made me feel sick and I would feel bloated for a short time and then I’d feel fine the next day or after a warm bath.

Another weird symptom I noticed was that I would have three and four bowel movements a day. No diarrhea and no blood in the stool but it appeared very small in size. Nothing painful and at the time I hardly thought it was problem because it didn’t really effect by day to day activities.

Being a programmer, I built a simple database as a food diary to track the foods I ate, when I ate them, how I felt and the frequency of my bowel movements.

March 3, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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