Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 09, 2006

Woke up this morning and I didn’t feel as plugged up so maybe the new toothbrush is working?

Today I thought I’d try something new. I’ll start the day with 300 mg of Niacin instead of splitting it up at the end of the day. I take the rest of my vitamins: B Complex, Zinc, Calcium/Magnesium, Acidophilus and Vitamin C.

Just after I get into work, I start having stomach cramps and a bit later I have diarrhea. I’ve read about the high doses of Niacin and it’s supposed to be safe. It’s the only thing that I’ve done differently. I had an apple for breakfast and I do that every morning.

After some reading, an upset stomach and diarrhea are both symptoms of a high dose of Niacin so I won’t try that again. 300 mg is what the naturopath prescribed so I didn’t really do anything wrong. I just took it all at once. It also recommended taking Niacin with a meal. Maybe an apple wasn’t enough?

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

Entry for June 07, 2006

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Woke up this morning and my nose had a little bit more blockage than usual so was I because I switched back to my old toothbrush? I go to the local health food store’s web site and search for toothbrushes. They sell them and it’s called the RADIUS Toothbrush.

I use Dr. Google to read up about it. It was featured recently on the Discovery channel and there are testimonials from Sting, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Cher but celebrity endorsement doesn’t exactly mean that it’s good for you.

Detailed Description

 The wide oval head, thumb grip and large comfortable handle available in right or left orientation makes this a classic toothbrush – now in its 22nd year of production.

The very fine Tynex nylon bristles make it much softer than regular brushes – while the mass of bristle tips (6,500 – over 3 times more than regular) massages the gums and removes plaque effectively. The extra bristles make it more durable and 60% of our users report it lasting three times longer.

The right or left hand orientation automatically places the bristles at the 45 degrees recommended by the ADA.

Ecologically packaged in a useful travel case. The handle is made of renewable resource cellulose – 93% wood based from sustainable yield forests.

I love the fact that the bristles are Tynex nylon and the handle is wood based cellulose. It’s big head makes it very weird to use for the first time and it feels like using a gobstopper to brush your teeth.

June 8, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 06, 2006

Dropped off saliva sample at the Naturopath and it takes about three weeks for the results. For the past few days I’ve had the burning itchy feeling in my eyes. It’s the same feeling as before so I suspect it’s a high dosage of B2. I check the dosage in the B Complex vitamins and I check the multivitamin dosage.

B Complex has 25 mg and I take it twice a day. The multivitamin has 10 mg and I also take that twice a day. So my daily intake is 70 mg and based on my weight, I should be taking 50 mg. Am I taking too much? I’ll stop taking the multivitamin as the B Complex is more important right now.

Today I thought I’d try another test. I’ll go back to my regular toothbrush for the next couple of days and see if there is a difference. My allergies have been almost non-existent since I stopped eating microwaved food and changed my toothbrush. The Miswaak is really cool and my teeth feel really clean but it doesn’t feel like it’s cleaning the gums properly.

June 8, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for May 31, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

   

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