Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for December 30, 2006

Here’s another thought. I’ve come to the realization that I do have a candida overgrowth. Although I’ve had success with my allergies from avoiding microwaved food, I do still have stuffiness in my nose. So if candida is a fungus, and and fungus can cause sinusitis…

Here’s part of my blog from May 10th, 2006 and although I found it very interesting at the time, I never pursued it and didn’t make the connection to candida until now:

“Sinusitis can be caused by both bacteria and fungus. A bacterial infection usually occurs after a cold or virus when the congestion in the nose stops drainage from the sinuses. This fluid buildup in the sinuses breeds bacteria and may cause sinusitis. However, it has recently been proven that sinusitis can also be an immune response to a fungus.

In fact, the Mayo Clinic recently published a study which found that over 90% of sinus infections are fungal rather than bacterial. Thus, antibiotics (which are the most commonly prescribed treatment) are completely ineffective (not to mention damaging to the immune system) over 90% of the time.”

 I get so annoyed when I read things like this. The most commonly prescribed treatment for sinusitis is completely ineffective over 90% of the time. This is so unbelievable!! With today’s knowledge and technology… this is totally unacceptable. Am I the only who thinks like this?

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December 30, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | 1 Comment

Entry for August 31, 2006

The sneezing, red itchy eyes and runny nose continue into the late evening.

I tried to get up from a kneeling position tonight and I noticed some mild improvement. Maybe the new enzymes are working!

August 31, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 31, 2006

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Follow appointment with my doctor…

As he walks in he notices that I am sneezing and have a runny nose. He casually mentions that my symptoms appear to be sinusitis but doesn’t say anything more.

The first thing he asks is if there is any improvement since the B2 injection. Yup, the tingling on the top of my head has stopped completely. I even stopped using the vitamins that would make it stop and it never came back. He was very happy to hear this great news. Then I launch into my latest research about magnesium leading to the chemical imbalance.

I tell him that I’ve been experimenting with different dosages and he wants me to keep taking it. I ask him about magnesium injections and he said he would prefer to see me try the oral doses before we get to the injection.

He writes down some notes on my file and he’s very happy about these new discoveries. He gives me the B2 injection and it was a bit more painful than the first time around and he explains he switched to a smaller needle this time. He recommends that I also take a multivitamin daily.

My eyes are slightly red and itchy so I quickly ask him to take a look. He takes a quick glance and asks me if I drink tea? He then recommends that I put used tea bags underneath my eyes for the citric acid content.

He doesn’t think it’s anything serious although he’s not an eye doctor and it was hardly a eye exam. I don’t drink tea so I won’t bother with the teabags.

Another follow up in three weeks.

August 31, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for May 23, 2006

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For the past few days my eyes have been incredibly itchy. I’m rubbing them constantly and although this is probably not helping the situation it’s only started recently so I suspect it’s my level of B2. I have been taking 100 mg for a week and now and my lips do seem to be improved.

When I first read about a B2 deficiency, it suggested a dosage based on my weight. I made the calculation to about 50 mg per day. The B2 suppliment that I purchased only came in 100 mg. Maybe I’m taking too much B2? Tomorrow, I’ll stop taking it as a single suppliment and see what happens. I’ve been doing a bit of research lately on vitamin deficiencies and I’ve also read that a deficiency in B6 can also cause cracked lips. Maybe I need that too!

Today I had a runny nose so I decide to start the microwave embargo again. This past weekend was the first official time I had microwaved food since I lifted the ban. I’ll try it again and see what happens. This time, there is no acupuncture and no chinese herb effecting the results.

My allergies never seem to fit into the classic symptoms of allergies. I never get a headache and it’s not effected by weather or the seasons like most people. I have nasal congestion all of the time and the occasional runny nose. It gets worse when I’m extremely tired but for the most part, it doesn’t get any worse or any better. I’ve tried numerous nasal sprays, pills and procedures and nothing really works to my satisfaction. I will say that acupuncture has had the greatest effect but I think it’s something environmental that I’m exposed to every single day.

My allergies started around 1991 and I should follow up with my Orangeville doctor to find out the date when I first complained about it. My parents bought their first microwave oven when they moved into a new house on June 20th 1991. Coincidence?

The microwave embargo is on…

May 24, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for May 10, 2006

Day three of my microwave embargo and although my nose is a lot less plugged than usual, I’m not sure what had the greatest effect? The embargo, acupuncture or the new herb? I’ve decided to tackle my allergies with Doctor Google. Here is the history:

  • Allergies started around 1990/1991.
  • Allergies are the same all year round.
  • Tried numerous sprays and treatments with no effect.
  • Took allergy shots for two years with mild success.
  • Cigarettes and carbonated drinks have the greatest effect on the “stuffiness” but no one has ever been able to tell me why.
  • Took supplement called “Sinna” by A. Vogel with mild success.
  • Acupuncture has had the greatest, quickest effect.

So here’s what I find:

What is a Sinus Infection? Sinus infections (also known as sinusitis) usually follow a viral infection. Adults and children alike usually experience at least two or three viral infections a year. Often viral colds or upper respiratory infections are followed by a common cold and will usually clear up on their own. After a week of having cold symptoms a viral infection can turn into a bacterial infection. When the mucus from your nasal discharge changes from clear to yellow or green , it usually indicates a bacterial infection has developed.

What does a Sinus Infection do to your nose? Sinus infections cause swelling of the lining of the sinuses and thickening of the mucus. The swelling of the sinus tissue and thickening of the mucous causes congestion. The infection slows down the normal sinus drainage.

  • Chronic (continuous infections)
  • Congestion/nosebleeds
  • Mild to moderate headaches
  • Chronic sore throat and cough
  • Chronic post nasal drip
  • Bad breath/taste
  • Constant fatigue/discomfort

A bacterial infection? No one has ever mentioned this to me before. Although I appear to have Chronic Sinusitis, I don’t have nosebleeds or headaches. The mystery to me has always been why cigarette smoke and carbonated drinks have the greatest effect because I don’t touch either of them.

Doctor Google looks up the ingredients for cigarette smoke and carbonated drinks and there is a link:

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    • Carbon dioxide (Used in carbonated beverages, fruit, meat, wine)
    • Corn syrup (Used in carbonated beverages, baked goods, jam/jellies.)

The Top-10 MYCO-Toxic Foods By David A. Holland, M.D.

 (Mycotoxin: A toxin produced by a fungus under special conditions of moisture and temperature.)

 Corn

Corn is “universally contaminated” with fumonisin and other fungal toxins such as aflatoxin, zearalenone and ochratoxin (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. Mycotoxins: Risks in Plant, Animal and Human Systems. Task Force Report No. 139. Ames, IA. Jan 2003). Fumonisin and aflatoxin are known for their cancer-causing effects, while zearalenone and ochratoxin cause estrogenic and kidney-related problems, respectively. Just as corn is universally contaminated with mycotoxins, our food supply seems to be universally contaminated with corn–it’s everywhere! A typical chicken nugget at a fast food restaurant consists of a nugget of corn-fed chicken that is covered by a corn-based batter that is sweetened with corn syrup! 

And then I find this: 

Sinusitis can be caused by both bacteria and fungus. A bacterial infection usually occurs after a cold or virus when the congestion in the nose stops drainage from the sinuses. This fluid buildup in the sinuses breeds bacteria and may cause sinusitis. However, it has recently been proven that sinusitis can also be an immune response to a fungus. In fact, the Mayo Clinic recently published a study which found that over 90% of sinus infections are fungal rather than bacterial. Thus, antibiotics (which are the most commonly prescribed treatment) are completely ineffective (not to mention damaging to the immune system) over 90% of the time.

The Mayo Clinic suggests that Doctors are wrong about sinusitis about 90% of the time? I think I need to do more research…

 

May 10, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for April 18, 2006

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Acupuncture appointment number six. Another uneventful week with my symtoms and I’m guessing this is a good thing however the allergies do seem to be better.

She starts by taking my blood pressure and it’s the lowest reading yet. 132/86. I tell her about my reduction in vitamin C and she is very pleased. Today she starts with the cupping on my back and then the needles. Now that my blood pressure is more down to normal and the lungs are getting better she tells me she is taking a different approach. She wants me to up the dosage of the suppliment to three times a day and a few new acupoints are added in around my arms. After 15 minutes she flips me over and adds the needles into my abdomen. She does some head massage for my sinuses and needles the wart again. She mentions that my scalp is very congested. Normally there is a little bit of blood when the needles are removed but with me, there is nothing.

After six treatments my sinuses are the best they have felt in a very long time and my wart is going away like magic. She takes my blood pressure again and it’s lowered to 137/79. It’s the first time that she was happy with the reading. Was it the suppliments? Was it my increased fruit intake? Was it the acupuncture? Who knows…

Still have the myterious internal vibrations but she seems to think this new direction will help.

We’ll wait and see…

I take the usual picture of my back to view the progress of the cupping and it’s the best yet. I do feel that my breathing is better so it looks like this cupping is working. I still can’t believe I took the allergy shots for two years. Allowing them to put those toxins in my blood system for so long when a few needles for six weeks has given me more results then the two years of allergy shots.

April 18, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 20, 2006

Almost a week after the acupuncture and the stuffiness in my nose is still reduced. It’s not totally gone but it’s a noticeable difference and I’m very happy with the progress after one appointment. My allergies have been around for fifteen years and not one doctor, not one specialist, not one friend ever mentioned acupuncture for allergies.

My good friend returns my message from last week and tell me about how he was away on vacation. I ask him about his daughter’s symptoms and he says the doctors never found anything and how they determined it was stress. (Really? surprise, surprise!)

I talk with him for over an hour detailing my timeline and recent discoveries. He’s very interested and I ask him if anyone else in his house has any weird symptoms and he mentions a symptom for his wife. I look it up and it a listed symptom. It’s a general symptom but it’s listed. I also mention Kevin Trudeau’s book and what he says about electromagnetic fields. He’s heard of his infomercial but not the book.

We talk further about health in general and he mentions his Chiropractor. The doctor explained to him how he specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are due to mechanical dysfunction of the joints and their effects on the nervous system. I told him that in Kevin Trudeau’s book one of the things he mentions about maintaining a healthy body is to see a Chiropractor once a month whether you need to or not and he agrees.

Effects on the nervous system? Isn’t that interesting? Maybe I should see a Chiropractor.

March 21, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 16, 2006

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Woke up again with lot less blockage then normal. This is fantastic. It’s still blocked up but it’s progress after one appointment. Because we have a Shoppers Drug Mart near by, I thought I would use their blood pressure machine to take some readings during the day. Before I go into work, I find the machine at the back of the store and take a reading. 125/85 Normal range.

Two days into Kevin Trudeau’s book and I’m truly shocked at the things I am reading. I’m not the type of person who believes everything I read or hear and I wasn’t aware of his infomercial either so I went into this with a completely open mind.  I wasn’t really surprised at what I was reading…but it was shocking.

Shocking to discover jet rocket fuel was found in the breast milk of 100% of the women tested in a recent study. He lists hundreds of examples from the food we eat, the air we breathe and the invisible electromagnetic waves that we are in contact with everyday is killing us or making us very very sick. The one thing that a doctor can prescribe to make us better is actually making us sick too. Prescription drugs.

I took the book into work today and two people asked to borrow it after I was done. I just bought it!! My wife mentions the book to her mother and she wants a copy. I mention the findings to my dad and he says he wants a copy too. Everyone has heard of this guy and wants to know more.

Again, I drink about 2 litres of bottled water and take my blood pressure reading down at Shoppers Drug Mart before I leave for the day. 132/80 Normal range.

The blockage in my nose has decreased but I’m still vibrating…

March 16, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 15, 2006

It seemed only natural that I would eventually come across the book by Kevin Trudeau. In the first chapter he talks about his own personal experience with the health care system in America. He talks about how after extensive testing he was diagnosed with an incurable heart condition. His doctor said he would have a few years to live with many complications. Not happy with that answer he found an alternative approach and found a doctor who used a diagnostic device called the Dermatron machine. This doctor found his problem right away and told him of a natural procedure that was only available other counties. His condition was incurable in America because the FDA did not approve of the treatments but it was available in Switzerland and Mexico and it would correct the problem by rebuilding the heart.

He goes on to talk about how we have more people today with medical conditions than ever before in history. We have never had the type of computer technology available for us until now yet we NEVER hear of any diseases being cured. According the Kevin Trudeau, it’s all about the money and how the drug companies stand to make billions and billions in profit. The drug companies and a corrupt government are to blame by making us sick in the food we eat and the medical profession wants to fix everything with drugs.

He talks about how the Food and Drug Administration allows all kinds of chemicals into the food we eat to make it more addictive, to make us more hungry, to make us fatter and to increase the shelf life so it can last forever. He gives an example of a burger chain that actually adds hamburger flavor to the meat because it’s been so modified it that it doesn’t even taste like meat anymore.

The irony? We had a HUGE pot luck lunch today and everyone ate so much that we had a tonne of leftover food that remained in the lunch room for the rest of the afternoon. As someone passes by my desk I overhear them say that no matter how much they eat, they are still hungry. Too funny.

So why do the pharmaceutical companies advertise prescription drugs on television? If doctors are the only ones who are medically trained to prescribe it, why advertise? What benefit does it have to the average consumer? They want people to go to a doctor and tell them what they want whether they need it or not. Why? According the Kevin Trudeau, it’s all about the money and this is making a lot of sense but should really come as no surprise.

I find it mildly amusing that I bought his book at Shoppers Drug Mart. Canada’s biggest pharmaceutical store.

Over the past ten months I have been bounced around within the Ontario Health Care system from doctor to doctor without any one of them saying “Based on your symptoms, this is what you have.” Fed up with the entire process, my frustration led me to seek out alternative methods. My medical doctor was content from the generic testing that nothing was wrong. I rarely get sick, I never go to a doctor for a cold but I knew with absolute certainty that something was very wrong. My symptoms were weird and unusual and in most cases very mild but something was very wrong.

I could never figure out why he was happy with the test results showing normal when I still had a variety of symptoms. Wouldn’t it make sense to do more in depth testing if the results so far showed normal? If the tests aren’t showing anything, maybe you are doing the wrong type of tests! If a doctor can’t help you by prescribing drugs, they can’t really help you at all.

It’s the day after my acupuncture treatment. I wake up and notice a difference right away. I didn’t have the usual blockage in my nose that I’ve always had for fifteen years. Improvement with my sinusitis! Holy cow it’s working! I get up, drink the warm water, eat my oatmeal and it’s off to work.

I have this weird sensation in my head for most of the day. Nothing like any of my symptoms before so I figure it’s just a side effect from the acupuncture. The doctor did mention to document anything unusual.

I’ve taken my new Vitamin C and I drink about 2 litres of bottled water throughout the day.

March 16, 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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