Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for December 27, 2007

The great thing about my new job is that it closes down over Christmas for a two week holiday. So I’ve been on vacation for the past week and the daily battle with cold hands has stopped. Why? I have no idea… but I’m glad it’s stopped for now. It will be interesting to see if it starts up again when I go back to work.

Lately I’ve been eating Dempster’s Ancient Grains bread and it’s great. But today I had four pieces of toast and my allergies were terrible for the rest of the day. Watering eyes, running nose and sneezing like crazy. I’ve been eating this bread for a while so I’m not sure what happened today. I’d take the cold hands back anyday.

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Entry for November 24, 2007

Off to the Naturopath with my notes in hand. I’m expecting a lot and hoping for a miracle but I’m doubtful at the same time. I just want to put an end to this once and for all.

I explained my main reason for the appointment and that my hunch is that my potassium has gone too high because of multiple doses of arginine. Then, we spend a long time reviewing the notes on an item by item basis. I give her a date and a comment description and she’ll ask the occasional question and take her own notes. Understandably, this took a bit of time and we went through everything. I ended the summary by indicating my interest in amino acids and the possibility of a deficiency test. I also told her about a book I was reading called “The Edge Effect” by Dr.  Eric Braverman. Such a brilliant book but sadly, she had never heard of it.

The second part of the appointment was a medical exam. She had me sit down on the examination chair and she did a number of standard things and was very, very professional and even did the Chinese pulse diagnosis! She was very thorough when listening to my heart. I was very interested to know if she could hear the mitral valve prolapse (Also called Right Branch Bundle Block.) She said she could hear it but it was very faint.

She would do some research regarding the treatment of high potassium levels and get me with a price for the amino acid test. I like her. She seems to listen and is okay following my direction. I’m very interested in the amino acid test, if it’s accurate.

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Entry for August 20, 2007

Today I decided to take a break from the vitamins and minerals just to see what would happen. My eyes are still itchy so maybe I’m taking too much of something. Possibly the phosphorus?

I got to around mid-morning and I could feel the mild nerve feeling in my head. I’m still low in something but I have no idea what it could be. I figure it could be the chromium so I take one capsule with my lunch. I also took 1 50 mg of zinc and left it at that. By mid afternoon, the nerve feeling returned so I took a calcium/magnesium and it never returned.

By the evening my eyes are feeling much better so I take another zinc and another calcium/magnesium with my dinner. I also wanted to try something different.

With the addition of the calcium/magnesium in the 2/1 ratio, my candida has mildly improved. It’s nothing significant, it just feels a little better than usual since I made the change. So tonight I thought I’d add some caprylic acid and a grapefruit seed extract. Two things known for candida and I’ve tried them both before without any success.

About an hour after dinner…I notice a difference. I think it’s working this time. I’ll add these two to my supplements tomorrow.

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Entry for July 17, 2007

Yet another weird day at the office. Before I had a chance to take my morning minerals, I had that mild nerve sensation in my head. It should really come as no surprise as I skipped the minerals at dinner last night.

So I took my supplements in the morning and by noon I had cold hands. I took the Cal Apatite with Magnesium which seemed to help a little but not really. All afternoon I was fighting the cold hands and I wasn’t really sure how to get rid of it because nothing seemed to work so I just left it and it seemed to get better on it’s own. I had a tuna sandwich for lunch with always makes me feel better so I’m not sure what happened.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that magnesium doesn’t seem to help me anymore. even the homeopathic version.

Another strange thing I noticed was that after breakfast and again after lunch, I felt a little sick and in both cases it got better the longer after eating the meals. Almost like the alkaline stomach feeling which I haven’t had in a very long time.

In fact, I may have another theory…

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Entry for June 09, 2007

Today I didn’t take any magnesium and by the end of the day, I started feeling those weird sensations in my head like I’m deficient in something. Is my magnesium still very low? It’s like a very subtle massage on the top of my head. Nerve endings maybe? Who knows?

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Entry for March 29, 2007

Woke up this morning with a really stiff back. So did the Ion Foot Bath have any effect? Nope, not really. In fact, in some ways, I feel worse. I had a really hard time getting to sleep last night and usually I have no problem at all. The vibration seems to be back although it would start and stop again. I wonder if it had any effect on the minerals like copper, zinc and magnesium?

Not really sure if that was progress or not? I also had cold hands this morning and I haven’t had that in a while and I haven’t made any changes to my supplements. More energy? Nope.

Despite all of this, I did make one discovery this morning. I realized what was causing the green stools. A while back I started eating granny smith apples instead of fuji apples because they don’t contain as much sugar.

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Entry for February 08, 2007

Tonight I met with the nutritionist. I had eleven pages of my lengthy health history in my hand as well as my diet diary from the past week. We sit down in her small office and begin.

I tell her that she has the best advantage of any doctor so far. For the first time, I have a summary of what every doctor has said and a detailed history of my symptoms, opinions, successes and failures. I hand her the diet diary and my health history. She briefly reviews my paperwork and she starts by asking me about my history and what each doctor had said.

Over the next two hours I explain everything in more detail going through my health history. She asks me questions along the way and explain further if I need to. This time, I didn’t leave anything out.

I talked about the internal vibration, blood tests, urine tests, Plantar Fasciitis, eating fruit, pinching on my face, stress, nerve tingling, suspected tapeworms, my wife’s pregnancy, suspected thyroid, experimentation with vitamins, the Colonoscopy and Gastrocopy, naturopath, vitamin C and Acidophilus, Hair Analysis Test, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, high blood pressure, Wendy Mesley, Hydro transmission towers, Acupuncture, Triglycerides, Niacin deficiency, alkaline stomach, microwaved food, Chiropractor, Wheatgrass, hormone test, iridology, myelin sheaths, magnesium, Osteopath, Romania, riboflavin injections, Neurologist, Anxiety, Paxil, Yeast Buster Kits, garlic, low potassium, stressed adrenals, and candida.

I explained about the hair analysis and how the naturopath said I didn’t show a magnesium deficiency in the results and I explained about how there is only one test that is considered accurate. The Blood Ionized Magnesium Test and I further explained that I never pursued it because you need to stop taking it for the results to be accurate. I didn’t see any point because it’s only going to tell me I have a deficiency and I know that already.

I made sure she understood the importance of taking it and how if I miss one does, I can notice a difference. She commented that the same thing applies for the vitamin/mineral testing. It requires no supplements for about three weeks for accuracy and there is no way I could do that. I could probably go without everything else except my magnesium.

Half way through, she explained that she was part of a discussion group and asked if I minded if she discussed by unusual case with other health professionals. She was quite interested and very serious about everything I mentioned. She suggested that I could have an electrolyte imbalance. After I finished, she said that what I had compiled was a fantastic wealth of information and that I had done a lot of research. She said I was very aware and knowledgeable about what was going on and asked me what I expected from her.

WOW! I was totally blown away. For the first time, instead of having someone lead me into a direction I didn’t want to go, I am being asked what I want. Very impressive.

So I said my long term supplementation with magnesium isn’t getting any better so there has to be a problem with a mineral co-factor and I suspect it could have a link with high sugar intake. I further explained about how stressed adrenals can cause a loss of potassium. She suggested doing a liver cleanse to support the adrenals and focus on body organs to support the rest of the body. This sounded great and not sure why this was never mentioned before.

She also mentioned Genestra again as being the “Rolls Royce” of vitamins and that you can only find it in health stores where they have an association with a naturopathic doctor or a type of certification.

She didn’t ask for any payment and didn’t make any suggestions regarding supplements. She finished the meeting by saying she didn’t want to suggest anything before talking to her discussion group and I was totally fine with that.

Still vibrating…

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Entry for February 06, 2007

I took the day off work today to prepare for my doctor’s appointment. I want to be fully prepared and organized so that nothing is missed. I spend the entire day documenting everything in a point form summary. Even in point form, I have 170 entries. I felt it was extremely important to detail everything. I’ve tried so many things, seen so many doctors and made my own discoveries, I’m giving the nutritionist everything in a complete package. It’s an advantage that no other doctor or health professional has viewed or asked about. This was my own initiative. Hopefully, it will have an impact.

Mar 01 2005 Treated our two cats for fleas
Mar 28 2005 Treated our two cats for tapeworm infection
May 12 2005 Walk-in Clinic for internal vibrations
May 14 2005 Blood and Urine test taken
May 28 2005 Heal pain diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis
May 28 2005 Follow up for test results: All normal. Blood pressure was high and RHOXAL-BISOPROLOL was prescribed.

May 31 2005 Tingling sensation on the left side of my body and very mild pinching sensation in my chest. Walk-in clinic: Stop taking medication.

Jun 08 2005 New family doctor: Suspected Thyroid or Diabetes
Jun 09 2005 Researched Thyroid and web site suggested eating fruit and vegetables. Started eating bananas, pears & peaches

Jun 20 2005 Complete Physical. Told him eating fruit stopped vibrations. Suggested eating one type per day to find best results.

Jun 28 2005 Follow up with Doctor for test results: All normal including the Thyroid. Told him Pears had the best effect when I eat three. He suggested it could be stress from my wife’s pregnancy. (5 months)

Jul 04 2005 Three weeks of eating fruit: Bananas made me feel ill, peaches had no effect and the pears? When I ate two to three pears a day, the vibrations stopped.

Jul 10 2005 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. Also had weird feeling on the very top of my head that felt like my nerve endings were twitching. 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.

Jul 15 2005 Noticed I would have three and four bowel movements within an hour timeframe. No diarrhea and no blood in the stool but it appeared very very small in size. Started food diary and recorded the frequency of bowel movements.

Jul 18 2005 Follow up with doctor. Told him about diet diary and ordered stool sample and ultrasound for abdominal pain and frequent bowel movements. Lost 8 lbs since last appt. and have loss of appetite. Suspected Colitis or Crohn’s disease.

Jul 19 2005 Suspected tapeworm infection because of the treatment of the cats a few months before my symptoms started.

Jul 21 2005 Discovered eggs in stool. (Turned out to be watermelon seeds)
Jul 26 2005 Follow up with doctor: Stool sample negative for parasites. Told Dr. Green of suspected tapeworm infection. Prescribed BILTRICIDE.

Jul 27 2005 Abdominal Ultrasound done: Results: NORMAL (Kidneys, liver, pancreas, stomach, and gallbladder)

Jul 29 2005 Started three day pineapple diet for parasites: Had no effect and on the third day I had a veggie burger for dinner and felt better.

Aug 01 2005 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 every time 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 every time we are in the store.

Aug 04 2005 Naturopathic Clinic: Suggested wheat intolerance and gave me ultra flora supplement, enzymes and told me to drink more water. Also suggested morning basal temperature for thyroid check.

Aug 10 2005 Follow up with doctor. I still have all of the weird symptoms. I feel tired and weak all of the time, don’t feel hungry, muscles spasms in my legs, muscles feel stiff, weird pressure pokes in my chest, face pinching with a flush sensation, a light tingling on top of my head that feels like nerve endings and of course the internal vibrations. Refers ,me to a gastro specialist.

Aug 12 2005 Morning basal readings: Monday – 36.05, Tuesday- 36.12, Wednesday- 36.01, Thursday- 35.98, Friday- 35.75, Saturday- 36.04 (Range 36.5 to 36.7) Urine Test results: Free radicals: Scale of zero to three I scored four. Stressed Adrenals: Scale of 17 to 25, I scored 29. Malabsorption was high scoring a 3-4 in the moderate/severe range. Suggested Candida diet for three weeks and started taking B6 complex supplement.

Aug 15 2005 Taking B6 complex supplement seemed to cause weird mild chest pain. No pain when I stopped taking it and returned when started again.

Aug 18 2005 Sharp pinch on the right-side front of my temple followed by flush. Called Telehealth: Nothing matched in their system. Mentioned internal vibration and again, turned up nothing.

Aug 26 2005 Follow up with doctor with new symptoms: Heart palpitations, pinching on top of my head, the face pinching followed by a flush, the weird chest pains and the stiff neck pain. He agreed that something was wrong but wants me to wait until I see the gastro specialist.
Sep 03 2005 Morning basal readings: Tuesday- 36.37, Wednesday- 36.02, Thursday- 36.15, Friday- 36.25, Saturday- 35.95. Hair Analysis sample taken. No improvement on Candida diet. Ran out of Ultra flora and didn’t think it was making a difference so I didn’t get another bottle.

Sep 06 2005 Strange nerve ending feelings on the top of my head again. Woke up feeling bloating and sick and took the day off work. Tried to find a replacement for Ultra Flora and found Acidophilus. Within hours felt improvement.

Sep 12 2005 Gastroenterologist recommends a Colonoscopy and Gastrocopy for exploration. General exam shows normal.

Nov 12 2005 Daughter was born via C-section. Very stressful day.
Dec 19 2005 Colonoscopy and Gastrocopy
Dec 23 2005 Discovered that vitamin C would stop the vibration.
Jan 09 2006 Follow up with doctor. Test results for Colonoscopy and Gastrocopy were normal. Doctor suggested that if taking vitamin C and Acidophilus made me feel better, keep taking it.

Jan 14 2006 Hair Analysis Test: Aluminum and Silver levels were both above normal. Started vitamin diet: Vit C (500 mg): 3x day, Cal/Mag: 3x day, Zinc: 1, Copper: 1, B6 Complex: 2x, Acidophulus: 2x

Jan 20 2006 Weird mild pinch in my chest when taking B6 supplement, Calcium/Magnesium made me feel sick. Stop taking the vitamins. Acidophilus and Vitamin C seem to be the only ones that have an impact so I continue with only those two.

Feb 14 2006 Discovered symptoms of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: I had twelve symptoms. Fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, tingling, muscle and joint paint, leg/foot pain, palpitations, pain or pressure in the chest, shortness of breath, facial flushing, digestive problems.

Feb 18 2006 Bought EMF meter and discovered wireless intercom system was on night side table was extremely high in EMF. Checked bank account and it was purchased on March 14th, 2005. One month before the start of my symptoms. Unplugged wireless intercom.

Feb 19 2006 Next morning noticed difference in energy. Brain no longer feels zapped.
Mar 06 2006 Discover hydro transmission towers behind the Toys R Us store in Whitby. Recall another time at Subway sandwiches when I felt sick. It was on the same side of the street in the next plaza to the Toys R Us.

Mar 08 2006 Blood pressure reading:168/113

Mar 14 2006 Started Acupuncture for EMF symptoms. Blood pressure: 138/113. Wants me to switch vitamin C to a buffered form and only take 1000 mg per day. Suggested eating apples and oatmeal for breakfast. Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Mar 16 2006 Blood pressure reading: 125/85
Mar 21 2006 Acupuncture Blood pressure: 141/98 pulse: 88. Poor blood circulation
Mar 22 2006 Woke up around 5 AM and fe
lt like I could run in a race. I had a glass of warm water, a bowl of oats and it was off to work. I was so happy about the way I was feeling because I’ve never felt this good.

Mar 22 2006 “For lunch I had a tuna sandwich with apple juice. Around two o’clock I start feeling lightheaded, I feel “”weird”” like something is going to happen and the internal vibrations are a bit stronger. I have a burning sensation in my chest and I notice that my mouth is dry. The only thing I’ve done differently is I didn’t drink as much water in the morning and I forgot to take my Vitamin C.”

Mar 22 2006 “Walk in clinic: Blood pressure: 130/80. Requested blood test “”CK, TSH, LDL and HDL”” ECG was taken and it showed abnormal. Sent to cardiologist for analysis.”
Mar 23 2006 Around noon I’m starting to feel the internal vibrations again. Although I don’t have any other symptoms, I get the feeling this is the start of the same thing that happened yesterday. I’ve known for a while that taking a Vitamin C will stop the vibrations so I take two 500 mg pills before going to lunch and it seemed to make a difference. Then I realize I’ve reduced my vitamin C intake to 1000 mg per day instead of 2500 mg.

Mar 25 2006 Blood pressure: 189/132.
Mar 26 2006 Started getting a very weird feeling over my body and I am feeling very hot. I leave the store for some fresh air and purchase some bottled water. I splash some on my face, drink the rest and I feel a little better.

Mar 28 2006 Blood Pressure: 143/103 pulse: 86.
Mar 29 2006 Blood test results from Mar 22nd, are normal. Triglycerides : >2.3 is above normal and mine is 3.55.Hemoglobin: >170 is above normal and mine is 172. Hematocrit: > 0.49 is above normal and mine is 0.51. RBC: >5.70 is above normal and mine is 5.83.

Apr 05 2006 Blood pressure: 148/98
Apr 07 2006 Blood pressure: 130/79
Apr 11 2006 Blood pressure:140/89
Apr 18 2006 Blood pressure:132/86
Apr 23 2006 Switched to organic toothpaste and shampoo
Apr 25 2006 Blood pressure:137/90. Acupuncture regroup: Acidophilus settles my stomach, Eating pears will stop the vibrations, Vitamin C can effect the vibrations and get rid of the weird head symptoms. She says circulation has not improved after six weeks of cupping.

Apr 28 2006 My own research lead me to the parasympathetic nervous system and the link to cold hands and feet.Also mentions that the digestive tract may malfunction due to a lack of hydrochloric acid. One of the things that always makes me feel better is vitamin C which is asorbic acid and I need it in high doses for an Alkaline stomach.

Apr 29 2006 Discover Niacin deficiency and the relationship to the nervous system and the lack of hydrochloric acid. Also reduces blood pressure and increases blood flow.

Apr 30 2006 Discovered eating tuna will stop the vibration
May 01 2006 Acidophilus will stop the nerve tingling in my head
May 02 2006 Blood pressure: 138/95
May 03 2006 Discovered why bananas and the calcium/magnesium tablets made me sick: ALKALIZING MINERALS: Potassium: pH 14, Calcium: pH 12, Magnesium: pH 9

May 05 2006 Checked diet diary against acidic/alkaline foods and discovered I felt better when I ate acidic foods. (*Vitamin C intake not included)

May 06 2006 Baking soda stomach acid test: 60 minutes not a single burp
May 07 2006 “David Bridgeman from Austrailia: “Of all the people I test for allergies, 99.9% so far show severe sensitivity to any microwaved food”

May 09 2006 Blood Pressure: 127/95
May 12 2006 Noticed Plantar Fasciitis has disappeared. Discovered that Plantar Fasciitis can be caused by lack of circulation.

May 16 2006 Last acupuncture appointment. Still signs of poor circulation
May 16 2006 Started to notice signs of muscle weakness. Can’t hold the baby for more than a few minutes without feeling soreness.

May 17 2006 More research and I start to suspect Riboflavin deficiency. Eyes that are sensitive to light and vibration are symptoms.

May 20 2006 Started eating Fuji apples instead of Gala for the high antioxidants.
May 20 2006 Notice niacin seems to have an effect on the vibration
May 21 2006 Stopped microwave embargo and had a runny nose for two days.
May 23 2006 Started microwave embargo again.
May 26 2006 Plastic Chemicals Linked to Allergies: Benzyl Butyl Phthalate has been found to cause Allergic Rhinitis and it is used in microwaveable containers.

May 27 2006 Started Chiropractor for back pain and general check up.
May 30 2006 Benzyl butyl phthalate can be found in toothbrushes.
May 31 2006 Discovered the nutritional benefits of Wheatgrass. Started weekly dosage.
Jun 03 2006 Chiropractor
Jun 03 2006 Follow up with naturopath for new discoveries and a hormone test is suggested. (Estradiol, Testosterone, DHEA and Cortisol.)

Jun 04 2006 Discovered that I have Keratosis Pilaris: A very common genetic follicular disease

Jun 05 2006 Adrenal Imbalance: Allergies, Thyroid support and B vitamin deficiencies
Jun 07 2006 Purchased the RADIUS Toothbrush
Jun 10 2006 Chiroparctor: Blood pressure: 122/87. Recommended vitamin E for healthly nerves.

Jun 12 2006 Felt pulsing sensation in my head when underneath High voltage transmission lines in Whitby. Sensation disappears when I drive away.

Jun 13 2006 Discover that EMF exposure can reduce the hormone Melatonin. Started Melatonin before bedtime.

Jun 13 2006 Discover iridology and took pictures of each iris. Weird upward lines in the upper part of the iris in the area of the brain.

Jun 15 2006 Suspect Vitamin B1 Deficiency. Symptoms include: Tremor, lack of hydrochloric acid and a person would have difficulty getting up from a squatting position.

Jun 16 2006 Requested a B1 blood test. Doctor recommends testing for B1, B12, RBC folate and CRP.

Jun 17 2006 Discovered acidophilus produces B vitamins. After a week of taking vitamin E, my skin feels like new. Amazing results.

Jun 20 2006 Discovered link between B vitamins deficiencies and myelin sheath.
Jun 21 2006 Added Omega 3 at the suggestion of a friend.
Jun 23 2006 Tried supplement called Benfotiamine. (Fat soluble B1) Noticed that it would stop the nerve tingling sensation in my head.

Jun 24 2006 “Started reading Beyond Basic Health”” by Bernard Jensen. Mentions Iridology.”
Jun 25 2006 “Discover that magnesmium also has a “”tremor”” as a symptom.”
Jun 26 2006 Osteopath: Discovers plates in my head are stiffer than they should be and Cerebrospinal fluid is weaker than it should be.

Jun 28 2006 Started magnesium oxide
Jun 29 2006 Discover Mitral Valve Prolapse connection to Magnesium
Jul 01 2006 Iridology exam
Jul 03 2006 Added lecithin for myelin sheath support
Jul 03 2006 Tried epsom salts
Jul 04 2006 Hormone test results: Estradiol: 4.5 pg/ml (Within Range) ~ Testosterone 92 pg/ml (Above Range) ~ DHEA-S 17 ng/ml (Above Range) ~ Morning Cortisol 10 ng/ml (High Range)

Jul 07 2006 Osteopath
Jul 09 2006 Added Vitamin A and D to my vitamin schedule. Vitamin A 10000 IU & Vitamin D3 1000 IU

Jul 11 2006 Chiropractor
Jul 12 2006 Nutri-Body Questionaire for Iridology follow up.
Jul 13 2006 Effects of taking vitamin A: Itchy watery eyes are gone and my nose has less discharge/stuffiness than usual.

Jul 15 2006 Iridology follow up: Digestive: Signs of significant diet abuse and possible yeast indications. Nervous: This system shows a tendency to general exhaustion and general state of anxiety.

Jul 18 2006 Tried taking wheatgrass everyday
Jul 20 2006 Test results from June 16th. B1, B12, RBC folate and CRP all came back normal.
Jul 21 2006 Ultrastructural studies indicate that a riboflavin deficiency severely affects the structural integrity of myelin.

Jul 21 2006 Doctor agreed to riboflavin injections. If I can find it��� Explained my research with vitamin B1 creating the myelin nerve sheaths and how
a B2 deficiency can cause the reduction of them.

Jul 24 2006 Started taking brewer’s yeast for B vitamins
Jul 27 2006 Stopped taking brewer’s yeast. Severe thrush.
Jul 28 2006 Ordered injectable vitamin B2 from Romania through the internet.
Jul 29 2006 Chiropractor. Started taking Amino Acid Complex
Jul 30 2006 Discover SISU Super B Complex contains active forms of B2 and B6.

Aug 09 2006 Just as I was falling asleep, I heard a loud squeal of tires from very close and it sounded so loud, I thought a speeding car had lost control and was going to crash into a nearby house. Almost immediately, I starting vibrating. It seemed to stop when I relaxed and tried to go back to sleep. I wasn’t vibrating this morning until the alarm clock sounded.

Aug 10 2006 First B2 injection
Aug 11 2006 Osteopath
Aug 12 2006 Chiropractor
Aug 13 2006 Switched to magnesium taurate and started higher dosage
Aug 14 2006 Discover magnesium plays a role in myelin sheaths. Reorganize vitamins to focus on rebuilding the myelin sheath. B1, B6, B12, folate, vitamin C, D, and E, Magnesium, Omega 3 and Lecithin.

Aug 16 2006 “19 symptoms for a Magnesium Deficiency: 01) Peripheral nervous system tingling, 02) Vibratory sensations, 03) Muscle Weakness (foot and knees), 04) Mitral Valve Prolaspe 05) Anxiety, 06) Muscle twitching, 07) Chocolate cravings, 08) Photophobia, 09) Back ache, 10) Heart palpitations, 11) Fatigue, 12) Lack of energy, 13) Sleepiness, 14) Lack of Enzymes, 15) Easily startled, 16) High blood pressure, 17) Unregulated blood pressure, 18) Cold hands and feet, 19) High rate of cavities”

Aug 17 2006 Started Homeopathic Magnesium Phosphate
Aug 23 2006 Started eating more fruits and side effect was thrush.
Aug 27 2006 Carolyn Dean’s book Miracle of Magnesium
Aug 28 2006 Started taking enzymes. Noticed a difference when I ran out of Omega 3
Aug 29 2006 Diagnosed with Anxiety from a Neurologist. Recommended seeing psychologist or a psychiatrist.

Aug 31 2006 Second B2 injection
Sep 09 2006 Chiropractor
Sep 10 2006 Allergies from potatoes microwaved in a ceramic dish
Sep 11 2006 Started boron once a day
Sep 12 2006 Discovered water soluble ionic magnesium
Sep 15 2006 Switched to Magnesium Glycinate
Sep 21 2006 Riboflavin injection. Doctor suggested taking St. Johns Wort.
Sep 23 2006 Discover that candida can cause chapped lips
Oct 07 2006 Tried Glucosamine for weak knees: No difference
Oct 15 2006 Started Nu Life Opti-Mag 250. Krebs Cycle Complex
Oct 20 2006 “Follow up with Doctor. St. Johns Wort had no effect and he prescribes “”Paxil-CR”” 12.5 mg for anxiety. Asked for Triglyceride and B6 blood test.”

Nov 13 2006 Blood test for Triglyceride level was 2.4
Nov 13 2006 Started Flora G Plus for candida
Nov 17 2006 Started taking Paxil
Nov 25 2006 Switched to Nu Life Multivitamin
Dec 02 2006 Noticed very slight, but very heavy pulsing sensation while inside Home Depot close to Hydro transmisson lines. (Markham and 14th Ave)

Dec 07 2006 started the Yeast Buster Kit from Inno-vite
Dec 08 2006 Follow up with doctor and he wants to increase dosage of paxil.
Dec 20 2006 Added Olive Leaf and Black Walnut
Dec 26 2006 Started extra strength Kyolic garlic supplement at 1000 mg
Dec 31 2006 Started 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)
Jan 02 2007 Stop taking 5-HTP as it seemed to cause heart valve chest pain (MVP)
Jan 05 2007 B6 results come back normal
Jan 06 2007 Check iris and compare iridology pictures: No change
Jan 07 2007 Made list of vitamins and minerals that are destroyed by high sugar intake: Vitamin B (complex), Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid), Niacin (nicotinic acid), Choline, Inositol, Phosphorus, Potassium and Magnesium.

Jan 07 2007 Started lecithin again
Jan 08 2007 Started eating garlic and plain yogurt for candida
Jan 12 2007 Grapefruit seed extract and garlic supplements
Jan 14 2007 Switched back to raw garlic cloves
Jan 14 2007 Discover the link between low potassium, stressed adrenals and magnesium
Jan 16 2007 Added coconut oil. Stopped raw garlic.
Jan 20 2007 Started oregano oil
Jan 22 2007 Stopped oregano oil due to chest pain. Switched back to raw garlic cloves
Jan 22 2007 Started St. Johns Wort again
Jan 24 2007 Started candida diet. Discover link between vitamin K and candida
Jan 25 2007 Muscle spasms in leg. Suspect calcium as I haven’t changed magnesium.
Jan 27 2007 Started Chromium
Jan 31 2007 Started Amino acids again
Feb 03 2007 Dr. Jensen’s Guide to Body Chemistry and Nutrition Page 22: The following conditions indicate amino acid deficiency: – Anxiety, Candida Albicans, Magnesium deficiency

One thing is for sure…I’ve tried everything to get this health issue resolved so you can’t say it wasn’t from a lack of trying!!

February 10, 2007 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for January 27, 2007

Woke up this morning with an extremely dry mouth and a vibration that was stronger then usual. I also have the muscle twitching again. The only difference is that I’ve added calcium and I’m suspecting that’s the problem.

Dry mouth is a sensation nearly everyone experiences at one time or another. But for an estimated one out of five older Americans, it is a chronic disorder. And it can have far-reaching nutritional consequences.

University of Minnesota researchers found that over the course of several days, a group of senior citizens with dry mouth were eating foods lower in 12 nutrients – ranging from vitamin A to thiamin – than a group without the problem. Particularly lacking in their diets were potassium, vitamin B6, iron, calcium, and zinc, as well as fiber.

I also had a very salty meal right before going to bed so it may be the combination of that and the added calcium.

January 27, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for January 25, 2007

Yesterday I noticed that every once in a while, my muscles have been twitching in my right leg. Today it happened in my upper arm. The first time this ever happened was way back when my symptoms first started and they disappeared once I started taking magnesium. But now I’m taking 1500 mg of magnesium a day so what’s the problem now? I know I’ve read that low calcium levels can cause muscle spasms so have I been taking too much magnesium without added calcium? Taking calcium always makes the vibration worse so I’ve avoided it hoping my magnesium would improve.

The calcium/magnesium ratio is very important but I’ve ignored it because I figured the high levels of magnesium got rid of my symptoms.

Here is one man’s story with his experimentation:

As I was struggling through this irregular heart rate problem, I found that two things often helped the situation: potassium and vitamin B-5. Potassium often helped and I think the reason for this is that potassium and magnesium are antagonistic minerals. Since I was essentially suffering from too much magnesium (or too little calcium), the potassium helped because it reduced the metabolic effect of the magnesium (or assisted the metabolism of calcium). I think this is important, particularly for persons with hypothyroidism, because they need a higher calcium to magnesium ratio. A potassium deficiency could prevent the cells from getting enough calcium which is an activator in the cellular response to thyroid hormone.

The other discovery was that vitamin B-5 is important in preventing irregular heart rate. If B-5 gets deficient, it seems to have an effect on the calcium/magnesium metabolism so that calcium doesn’t work as well. A B-5 deficiency has similar effects to a calcium deficiency. I don’t know why this happens, but I now realize that it’s important when supplementing B complex vitamins to always make sure that you are taking as much B-5 as any of the other B vitamins. For example, if you are supplementing with high amounts of niacin (for headaches or other reasons), be aware that you will need to increase B-5 to the same amount or a little greater to prevent a disturbance of the cal/mag ratio which could result in irregular heart rate.

One other discovery in all this was that by not taking enough calcium and taking too much magnesium, another of my teeth died. I developed an extreme tooth ache which led to another root canal. For dental and bone health, don’t maintain a high magnesium/calcium ratio past the point where you need it.

Remember that balancing calcium and magnesium won’t correct thyroid problems. You’ll need to correct the other minerals like copper, zinc, iron, selenium, chromium, manganese, etc. to achieve this. Calcium and magnesium get out of balance because of these other nutritional problems. However, getting your calcium/magnesium balance corrected is essential for normalizing heart rate, preventing dental decay and osteoporosis, and preventing muscle cramps (too little magnesium).

So I guess I’ll start taking one 300 mg calcium/magnesium as a replacement for one of my magnesium pills. So I’ll take 550 magnesium and 300 mg calcium three times a day and see what happens.

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

Entry for December 28, 2006

The nutritionist from last week left me a follow up voice mail. She wanted to know if I had made a decision regarding the treatment and I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately. I think a nutritionist would be a really great thing for me but I would want a condition.

I’ll contact her on the weekend and tell her that I will start the treatment with the condition that I have the option to quit if I am not happy with the food testing analysis from the naturopath. I don’t want the same results as the last naturopath telling me that I didn’t have a magnesium deficiency from the hair analysis.

And this time I will mark the questionaires with stars to indicate the symptoms that are being hidden by my current intake of vitamins and minerals. I will also document my entire history before I meet with anyone to ensure that nothing gets missed, including my issues with the EMF exposure.

Those are my conditions.

I’ll also tell her that I am still waiting for my B6 test result from my own doctor and will persue the injection through him if I am able to.

December 29, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for October 22, 2006

I had a really interesting experience today. I was running out of my supply of vitamin B6 so I head to the local health food store. As I was looking at the vitamins, the lady asked me if I needed any help. Usually I tell them that I’m okay and brush them aside. Today I decided to ask her about the absorption of B6. She questioned why I thought I had a B6 deficiency because she said it’s unusual for men and more common among women. I asked her about B complex in the liquid form and she agreed that it had a better absorption rate so I decided to purchase some to give it a try.

She said from looking at my appearance she suspected I had a mineral deficiency rather than vitamins and commented on my pale skin and dark circles under my eyes. I somehow mentioned about my problem with magnesium and she started telling me about how vitamin deficiencies can be caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields.

WOW! I couldn’t believe my ears. I almost never mention my stories with EMF exposure for fear that people would really think I was a raving lunatic. But not this time… it was mentioned to me so I opened up and explained some of my discoveries and she appeared quite interested. I continued by telling her the success I’ve had using Google for my symptoms instead of the doctors and she said I should see a real doctor and stop using the internet and recommended an in-store homeopathic doctor.

As I was standing there talking to her, a customer came in and purchased a bar of soap. The lady behind the counter seemed to know her quite well and mentioned my B6 deficiency to her. She asked me if would mind trying a test and I agreed. She asked me to hold my arm out and push against it when she pushes on it.

She asked me how old I was and being that my birthday was in two days, I answered 36 just as she pushed on my arm. She told me that my age was incorrect. I gave her my correct age and my arm didn’t go down as far. Okay so I’ve seen this before with the Iridologist…it’s applied kinesiology.

She gave me a bottle from the shelf and asked me to hold it across my chest. She pressed on my arm and it fell down low and she commented on that I didn’t need it. We did the same thing with my liquid B complex and my arm stayed up high when she pushed on it.

Interesting but was it realistic? Who doesn’t need B complex?

November 1, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for October 20, 2006 *D*

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All last night I was planning on what I would say to the doctor and I have a plan.

First thing he ask me about was if I had any tingling. Nope, not since the first riboflavin injection. Secondly he asked me about taking St. John’s Wort. Nope, did nothing for me.

I started telling him about how I did some experiments and I’d like to go in a new direction. He seemed very interested so I told him how I found a magnesium supplement that seems to be working better than any of the others and he was happy to hear about that. Then I told him about how I stopped taking the B vitamins and I’d get a weird feeling in my head. So I continued only with B6 and the weird feeling never came back. His face was more interested and he said if I suspected a B6 deficiency, then we can test for it. GREAT NEWS!

Then he told me how he would like to follow the recommendation from the neurologist. Huh? This caught me off guard because he never mentioned anything about him until now. He said he’d like to give me something called “Paxil CR” in a very small dosage to start. He mentions that it is used for depression and general anxiety disorders and continues about the side effects and that if I didn’t like it, I could stop taking it. He said it may not have any effect and on a scale of 0-10 it may only have an effect of a 2. Hardly seems worth taking but I agreed to continue with his approach if he took mine.

He wrote out a blood test for pyridoxine and added B12 and folic acid. Since it was a blood test, I asked him to check my level of triglycerides and he agreed but he said it would now need to be a fasting blood test.

I go down to the pharmacy and they fill out my prescription. As the pharmacist hands it to me she says how it may cause drowsiness and dizziness and says it could be three weeks until I feel any benefits.

Not so sure I like the sounds of the side effects so I call my wife and explain what happened. She looks it up on the internet and reads me a few more of the side effects including suicidal and mentions that there is a listing for it on crazymeds.com! She is adamant that she doesn’t want me taking this medication and I agree. We’re both confused as to why the doctor felt it was neccesary to take paxil when I clearly don’t have the symptoms to justify taking it.

The only symptoms I still have are an internal vibration and weak muscles. All of my other symptoms have disappeared though my own methods of vitamins and mineral supplements.

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

Entry for October 07, 2006

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A couple of days cutting back my vitamins and it was a mistake. For the past few days, I’ve had a very weird kind of feeling in the tips of my fingers. Not a tingling sensation but a nerve type feeling. Can’t describe it any other way and for some reason, it goes away with the Omega 3 supplement.

Back to my routine of the regular vitamins…

It’s a long story but I lost the St. John’s Wort I bought at my doctor’s suggestion. Turns out, I left it in the back seat of the car and forgot about it. I found it today so I’ll start taking it like he said. Once a day slowing increasing it over three weeks until I see him again.

I mentioned my weak knees to my father in law and he recommended something called Glucosamine. I know I always see it in the health food stores but I’m not sure what it is or what it does. He goes onto explain how Glucosamine helps him with joint pain and says he got results the same day he tried it. I think my weak knees are from a magnesium deficiency but since I’m back to taking my vitamins again, I’ll add Glucosamine.

What Exactly is Glucosamine?
Glucosamine is an amino sugar necessary for the construction of connective tissue and healthy cartilage. It is the critical building block of proteoglycans and other substances that form protective tissues. These proteoglycans are large protein molecules that act like a sponge to hold water giving connective tissues elasticity and cushioning effects. This also provides a buffering action to help protect against excessive wear and tear of the joints. Without glucosamine, our tendons, ligaments, skin, nails, bones, mucous membranes, and other body tissues can not form properly.

October 20, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 30, 2006

I have my follow up appointment with my regular doctor tomorrow. It’s been three weeks since the B2 injection so I’ll explain about my progress.

1) No tingling in my head since the B2 injection.
2) Looked up the possible cause of running out of B vitamins: Magnesium.
3) Discovered 19 symptoms of a magnesium deficiency.
4) Magnesium activates the B vitamins in the body.
5) Started taking Magnesium and the vibration stopped.
6) Switched to a Calcium/Magnesium combination and vibration came back.
7) Read that Calcium competes with magnesium for absorption.
8) Cut out Calcium and vibration stopped again.
9) Neurologist said I had I had a profile of anxiety. Possible chemical imbalance.
10) Researched cause of anxiety and chemical imbalance: Low levels of magnesium and B vitamins.

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

Entry for August 16, 2006

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Okay. So I’ve been making some mistakes. I must watch my calcium intake and stop taking vitamin D. The last two days I’ve been drinking milk and I always have a yop for breakfast. The past two mornings I’ve had some weird chest pains that seem to get better when I take the magnesium. I think it’s because of the calcium as I had milk both days when I usually have bottled water.

Picked up my book from the library tonight: The Miracle of Magnesium

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

Entry for August 16, 2006

I was talking to my mother the other day about my recent discoveries and I was explaining about tingling in my head and how it was related to the myelin sheath. She told me that she has felt the same kind of tingling in her head and often wondered if it was the same as mine. She says it’s very mild and doesn’t happen all of the time. My mother is a vegetarian and has been for most of her life so there’s no way that it could be related to riboflavin and magnesium deficiencies.

I grab my newest book “Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements” and I take it into work. It’s a long commute so it’s perfect reading. I look up myelin sheath in the rear index and to my surprise there is a listing for page 127.

It talks about the role of vitamin B12 in the development of the myelin sheath and I already knew that. But it goes on to say that vegetarians often need B12 supplements as significant quantities are found in animal foods.

I think my mother has a B12 deficiency so I call her up and tell her to see her doctor for a blood test and she agrees. She says that she has taken B12 from time to time but never noticed any difference. Doctor Google?

Does this affect all vegetarians?

Reports from around the world reveal that many long-term total vegetarians (vegetarians who do not use any eggs, meat, fish, poultry or dairy products) are especially at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. Unfortunately, many total vegetarians fail to recognize the seriousness of B12 deficiency. Total vegetarians often have low serum B12 levels and may manifest neuropsychiatric disorders. While oral B12 supplements can restore serum levels of B12 and eliminate macrocytic anemia, the neurological disorders may persist even months after treatment. In some cases the damage done to the nervous system is not reversible.

On rare occasions a lacto-ovo-vegetarian (one that uses dairy products and eggs, but no meat, fish or poultry) may also have a low serum B12 level if their intake of vitamin B12 containing foods is very low. Most of those with low serum B12 levels can correct the macrocytic anemia with oral B12 supplements or an injection of B12. In one study, the serum B12 levels of adult lacto-ovo-vegetarians dropped 35 percent only two months after switching to a total vegetarian diet. This rapid drop may be the result of low B12 stores in the liver. It should be emphasized, however, that vitamin B12 deficiency most often occurs in total vegetarians.

Vitamin B12 also maintains the fatty sheath, called myelin, that surrounds and protects nerve fibers and promotes their normal growth. Like insulation around copper wires, this sheath allows your radiating network of nerves to send their electrical messages without short-circuiting. When B12 is missing, the myelin sheath breaks down, which eventually leads to nerve damage.

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

Entry for August 13, 2006

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In my research, I come across a site that talks about the effects of magnesium. A friend of mine has recently had ringing in her ears and she’s been going to a bunch of specialists and just last week diagnosed with vertigo. She said it appeared after she started a big project so it could be stress related. In fact, it’s so so bad that she can’t drive her car to work.

Magnesium deficient symptoms? Tinnitus and Vertigo. I’ll mention this to her when I see her next and tell her about the absorption rates for magnesium taurate.

The irony? She was the one who suggested that I use google for my symptoms way back when it first started…

August 14, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 12, 2006

Went to the Chiropractor this morning. The same kind of stretching and he offers a bunch of ideas again. He told me to look up something called immunol, beta glucan and celiac sprue. I did a quick search on those but nothing interesting really came up.

I’ve felt lousy all day with zero energy. Probably the worst I’ve felt in a long time. By mid afternoon I take a hot bath as that will always make me feel better and it does. Why do I have no energy? I’m still taking the B complex vitamins and now the omega 3 so there must be something else.

The riboflavin injection seems to have no effect. The only symptom I haven’t had is the tingling of the myelin sheaths. So maybe my problem is from a number of deficiencies instead of just one.

I keep trying to look for the one thing that is causing my symptoms. Maybe it’s possible there is a combination of deficiencies.

August 14, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 09, 2006

Another morning and the vibration seems different. The other night I went to bed after midnight and I was lying down in the usual position and I wasn’t vibrating. Just as I was falling asleep, I heard a loud squeal of tires from very close and it sounded so loud, I thought a speeding car had lost control and was going to crash into a nearby house. Almost immediately, I starting vibrating. It seemed to stop when I relaxed and tried to go back to sleep.

I had a similar experience this morning. I don’t think I had the vibration this morning until the alarm clock sounded.

It’s weird… but it’s definately another clue. Obviously a sign of my body reacting to stress.

August 9, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

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