Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for March 09, 2006

In my googling today, I came across a web site with a report from the Health Protection Agency in England.

Definition, Epidemiology and Management of Electrical Sensitivity
Report for the Radiation Protection Division of the Health Protection
Agency (November 2005)

This document review gathers the findings from numerous studies around the world listing the symptoms, method of treatment and the results. This is what I’ve been looking for.

The variety of symptoms were simply astounding! After reading it through, there were several answers and clues that I was looking for. In addition to the symptoms that matched my research so far, there were more:

  • Low body temperature.
  • Growth of bacteria and yeasts is affected by specific frequencies.

The low body temperature was confirmed from the Naturopath as a way of checking the thyroid and she also suspected an overgrowth of yeast by putting me on the Candida diet. I had both symptoms but went in a different direction.

It went on to talk about how the symptoms described by people with electrical sensitivity are non-specific in type and found commonly in the general population. It listed the all of the symptoms with a percentage of frequency. These were mine:

  1. 29.5% Abdominal Pain
  2. 11.2% Intestinal Trouble
  3. 15.4% Chest Pain
  4. 65.1% Fatigue
  5. 51.3% Neck Pain

Further reading listed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Shaitsu, Acupuncture and Hypnosis as different ways of treating people with ES. It goes on to mention about EMF avoidance and how symptoms can persist despite radical steps to reduce exposure. One theory mentioned that the body could no longer recover from the prolonged EMF exposure.

All very interesting. Could this be why am I still having some of the symptoms? The Acidophilus is working wonders and since I unplugged the wireless intercom, I’ve got my energy back. None of the “weird” symptoms have returned.

Then I came across a 2001 study where Vitamins C & E used with selenium as a method of treatment. However, in this study, it showed no effect on the symptoms but success had been reported with Acupuncture and Shiatsu.

It listed the symptom-based conditions:

  • Charateristic symptoms potentially involve multiple organ systems and not a recognisable pattern of complaints.
  • Charateristic symptoms are not consistently associated with objective physical signs or laboratory abnormalities.
  • Charateristic symptoms are similar, paticularly fatigue, headaches, muscle/joint pains, cognitive difficulties, and sleep disturbances.

No wonder the doctors are having a hard time. With these new discoveries I’m convinced that I have electromagnetic sensitivity. The only thing that confused me was the Toys R Us experience. The meter was giving us safe readings and I was feeling sick. How safe are the hydro transmission towers?

Evaluation of the Potential Carcinogenicity of Electromagnetic Fields,” page 2-21. For example, the field strength of a 500 KV Transmission line begins to fall off measurably at 50 meters, but does not fall off below 1 mG until distances nearing 1000 meters.

I know for sure that the transmission line was less than 1000 meters from the Toys R Us store but that still doesn’t explain the meter readings within the safe zone. Maybe it’s time to try something different.

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March 13, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 06, 2006

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My wife and I are discussing the recent developments and I mention to her about how I felt sick in the Toys R Us store in Whitby. Was it sympathy pregnancy or was it electromagnetic sensitivity? Let’s take the meter to the store to see what the readings are.

We jump into the car and just before we make the left turn onto Thickson, I point out to her the huge hydro lines behind the store. I never noticed them before. Let’s drive around the store and take some readings. We did this twice and the entire time the meter displayed safe numbers.

Let’s try readings inside the store and now that I’m feeling better and our daughter is now almost four months old, we’ll see if it has any effect. The readings are fine and there is nothing to be concerned about.

I’m not sure if it was psychological or not but I left the store feeling sick…again.

Then I remember the time we went to Subway sandwiches in the plaza right beside the Toys R Us on the same side of the street and how I felt ill. So much so that my wife went into the grocery store next door to buy pears so I would feel better. I’m not sure what the problem is but it’s suspicious that I always feel sick on the same side as the hydro lines. So why does the meter say it’s safe? Could it be that it only measures a certain frequency range?

So does the EMF have an effect on me? I need to do more research.

March 7, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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