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Stress/LGS/Gerd all in one??

Posted by
Dave G on April 25, 2002 at 13:46:36:

Hello Walt. I am waiting on delivery of your book, until then I am getting help from the BB posts.

I really tore up my lower back 6 weeks ago (sacroiliac?) was in bad pain and seeing a chiropractor. Was rear ended in the car right after that.

Since then the symptoms have been; lots and lots of muscle tics/twitching/spasms, tingling in my quads, short mild muscle pain in the forearms and calves/shins, very sore throat/esophegus which comes and goes, some acid reflux (none lately) heartburn, more belching than normal. I also find that sometimes my upper and lower lips (left side corner) seem to swell/tingle/numb ever so slightly resulting in some very minor moisture leakage. (This one has me worried) Also, sometimes the thumbs on both hands fell shaky (chiro says the blood to the nerves are being pinched somewhere, maybe the neck) My neck on both sides running from the back of the ear to the chest is sore to a hard touch, but otherwise I'm fine. HA HA.

GP didn't seem to concerned with any of this (lucky him) so I got my own appointment with a Nuerologist who examened me for 45 minutes (no MRI or Cat Scan) doing about 15 manual tests ie: sight,hearing,touch,breathing,temperature sensation, walking, strength, reflex etc. and she stated that I was 100% free from any Neurological Disease. I do not have a problem with any of the above areas except as noted at the begining of this e-mail.

I started SR and have been Rolfed on Tuesday with 5 more Rolfings setup for the comming weeks. Started the GRJ last Friday and am taking 1 teaspoon twice a day (it is working), taking 350mg of magnessium and calcium.

Prior to all this I had some blood work done to check for HDL/LDL etc. Results as follows. cholesterol is just above the acceptible level, however my GP did not even mention to me that my potassium reading was 5.3 until I read it later on. This appears to be over the comfort level of 4.8, and could mean some type of kidney problem. Perhaps I need a re-check done under proper conditions. I have read tht an elevated potassium along with a low copper reading can cause these problems.

Any advice? Where should I turn for Medical advice now? Should I seek out a hemotologist? Help!



Re: Stress/LGS/Gerd all in one??

Posted by Barb on April 25, 2002 at 16:08:05:

In Reply to: Stress/LGS/Gerd all in one?? posted by Dave G on April 25, 2002 at 13:46:36:

Hi Dave G,
Yes, Stress and Gerd.....You have alot of stress just from the accident. We have a chiropractor that posts, Doc Kim and he would have more information for you. But you should post a message to him. He might not check this one out.
You are doing all good things. Keep up the good work.
Sounds to me that its going to take a while for your back
to heal.....the problems with your back alone can cause all your symptom... Keep up with the SR. Your doing all the right things.....!!!

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Re: Stress/LGS/Gerd all in one?? (Archive in bracing.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 26, 2002 at 19:30:44:

In Reply to: Stress/LGS/Gerd all in one?? posted by Dave G on April 25, 2002 at 13:46:36:

Thanks, Dave G.

What does your Rolfer say about this?

It is interesting that your conventional doc says you are normal but has no explanation of why you have the symptoms.

All that means is that he has no training in what IS going on--not that you are normal!

All of your symptoms, together, shout bracing to me.

Let us know what you learn from the Rolfer.

Walt



Re: Stress/LGS/Gerd all in one?? (Archive in bracing.)

Posted by
Dave G on April 27, 2002 at 16:21:49:

In Reply to: Re: Stress/LGS/Gerd all in one?? (Archive in bracing.) posted by Walt Stoll on April 26, 2002 at 19:30:44:

The rolfer thinks I am suffering from whiplash and stress from an overwhelming abundance of difficult times including bereavement.

My Chiropractor also feels whiplash is one of the causes along with lower back damage which is causing the nerve injury(s). I have now figured out that if I stand a certain way (through positioning) I can bring on the tingling and numbness in both quads. I can also accomplish this by holding my arm(s) in a certain position and in less than a minute my thumbs(s) will begin to shake. When I move my arm away from the unique position the shaking goes away very quickly.

I have settled down a little through SR, and I am focusing on not bracing (this is a full time job) and the tics/twitches and spasms have become fewer and fewer. From a high of 30-40 per minute-24/7 to a few an hour, which is probably nearer to normal. The aches in the muscles that I have felt since the accident have diminished substantially this past week as well. All of these improvements are great and there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel EXCEPT for.....The one area that really concerns me now is the mouth. The neurologist stated that I do not have any neurological disorders and she tested my tounge (which has always been fine) and looked down the throat and inside the mouth and didn't say anything was wrong. Why would it feel like I have moisture escaping onto the corner of my mouth and when I reach up to wipe it away, there is hardly any there. My lips are mostly dry and chapped all the time. Sometimes I feel as if the whole thing is stress related and other times I worry that it is something more serious like some kind of Dystrophy or Palsy. If it were not for this one concern I would be able to accept the generally agreed diagnosis (stress, whiplash, back injury etc.)

I am finding that this one concern is now consuming all of my time and emotion. I would like to be able to just deal with my symptoms and not have to worry that something else may be the cause or a contributing factor.

As a side note, this moistness (not drooling) started over a year ago and lasted for only a couple of weeks, this happened about 3-4 months after the tragic death of my younger brother, I believe I was very empotionally drained and under great stress at the time. The symptoms came back this past winter when I again was under a great deal of stress. I would love nothing better than to believe that the symptoms are caused by stress because that would mean that I have some control over its' destiny and that I would not necessarily be at the mercy of some rare and untreatable disease. I know that you cannot diagnose me over the internet (if you could you would be overwhelmed by the demand) so I ask you, what kind of Doctor can diagnose this ailment. Does a Neurologist detect Bells Palsy? What about some kind of dystrophy, who looks after this disease.

PS Has Jerry Lewis's MD foundation not found a treatment or partial cure to the Dystrophy diseases.

Also, did I hear that in the last couple of weeks that there was a MAJOR breakthrough in the treatment of MS. I heard that they are able to re-build the mylin, is this true???

Walt, thanks for being there for all these people, you are a light in the darkness for many of us. Keep up the hard work, and God bless.

Dave



Re: Stress/LGS/Gerd all in one?? (Archive in bracing.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 28, 2002 at 08:34:27:

In Reply to: Re: Stress/LGS/Gerd all in one?? (Archive in bracing.) posted by Dave G on April 27, 2002 at 16:21:49:

Thanks, Dave.

I think you have had enough evaluation by conventional medicine (resulting in normal findings) to focus your attention in a different direction.

My strong recommendation would be to Read Dr Pelletier's book "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" several times to start with.

THEN, write again.

Walt

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