Mystery Diagnosis

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Melanie's Son
Posted by Melanie (NS) on 11/17/2022


My son has had an awful cough for 1 week now. But has had a fever for more than 2 weeks now. He's also really tired he says and not much of an appetite for a few weeks now. He's been to hospital a few times now but they don't know the source of the infection. They have him on antibiotics but he's not getting better. Maybe it's helped with appetite a bit. I'm really worried it's leukemia. Can I do the baking soda and lemon juice with him? I also ordered the h202 food grade. That won't be here for a few days. Any suggestions? We are going back to the hospital prob tomorrow if he's not better. I'm hoping to help him, so he doesn't have to do chemo or radiation if he does have leukemia. I've seen people cure cancer in a few weeks before they were to start treatments so any help would be great.


Posted by George (nsw australia) on 10/24/2022

panacur 100 aka Ivermectin aka fenbendazole kills parasites and repurposed for fungus treatment aka candida [1 teaspoon a day ]

EC: Ivermectin is NOT the same as Panacur which is made with fenbendazole. See the below link for a chart with the active ingredient list.

Panacur deworming paste: 100 mg fenbendazole
Ivermectin horse paste: 1.87% ivermectin


Posted by Meliss (Maryland) on 10/23/2022

Severe Candida?

Posted by Meliss (Maryland) on 10/23/2022

Does your daughter have urticaria?

Posted by joy b. (Lady Lake, FL) on 09/15/2022

Hi Shifra,

I suggest you get some food grade Diatomaceous Earth (it's cheap) online or at a health food store, and take a half-teaspoon every morning in warm water. (*Don't inhale the dry powder. Not good for lungs) This will kill the worms in about a week and should take care of the constipation as well...Be sure and chew your food 40 times...That will make a huge difference in the constipation. You'll probably see the worms come out in the toilet. It's fun getting rid of them, and your energy level should improve too. Good Luck. Joy.

Posted by Art (California) on 08/28/2022 2173 posts


One of the first things you can try is a non invasive approach using the Epley Maneuver as outlined in the link below. If it helps you, great, if it doesn't, look for another cause.


Posted by shifra (boston ma) on 08/27/2022


I have been feeling kind of dizzy and unbalanced and a bit shaky. not a good feeling. this time my blood pressuer was a little high 140 over 82. at first it was the same standing or lying down, then it was high lying down about 140 over 90 and about 126 over about 70. I drink a lot of water and use pink salt, I hate the dizzy feeling. this is the first time my bp was high. am concerned. I get dehydrated very easily, if I go out in the sun in summer it affects me strongly. most recently about 7 weeks ago got super sick with an swollen appendix, infection in my intestines and inflammation. I had started vomiting and could not keep anything down, ended up in er and in very bad pain, took mainly tylenol iv, ibupofen iv once and 1 dose each of dilodid and morphine which thank god did not work on the pain. I took a slew of antibiotics and could eat nothing for 5 days and no drinking either Thank god I did not have to have an operation, somehow the colon wall thickened. last year had an obstructed colon and got bad diareah and vomiting. I am better and belly still bloated, have round worm parasites and the herbalist thinks that when they die and come out they bloat and cause a blockage. I often struggle to poop.

I have lyme and parasites and very concerned with the dizziness, what do you all suggest. thank you shifra

Posted by Margeaux (Texas) on 01/16/2022

By now I hope you have found a solution. You may consider iodine overdose. It can cause anxiety and itching and all sorts of other issues like you describe.

Posted by Khia (USA) on 04/25/2021

It sounds like you may have a Candida Overgrowth and or Leaky Gut Syndrome. Look into the symptoms of that issue.

Posted by Anjum (CA) on 10/30/2020

Hi Lee,

This is Anjum in California. I had the similar problem in 2000, when I was only 43 years old and went to a dentist for a check up. I didn't go a dentist in years. The dentist said every thing is fine, I would need a little cleaning so I was ok with that. When I can back home I couldn't sleep and was tasting weird metallic taste in my mouth. It just went worse and worse then it was acidic and started to burn my mouth. The burning was unbearable sometimes, specially when I ate food.

Let me make the story short and tell you that I suffered for more then 10 years and did every thing that was told. I took all the vitamins, minerals, ALA, Algae, Hydrogen piroxide, Apple cider vineger, oil pulling, green smoothies and more but all in vain. You name it and I have done it.

Then I stopped, Sugar, white bread, rice, and sweet fruits like bananas, oranges and mangoes (which I loved) and took corn bread only as a grain, vegetables, eggs and little meat, green smoothies and ginger and cilantro. I will put a little piece of ginger in my mouth all the time and eat bunch of cilantro with each meal. I was taking all my vitamins though ( not multi vitamins)but selected ones, like D3, K2, selenium, B complex, Amino essentials and I also take a natural herb from Ayurveda called "TRIPHALA" at night which helps with my bile reflux. I don't have a gall bladder for 27 years and I also have GRAVES so I need to watch what I can take. I don't eat sugar, milk, cheese, tomatoes, spices and egg plants.

Any way, I felt better in 6 months. The burning was gone. The burning comes back when I eat tomatoes and sugary things like cake ice cream, pizza ect. But I can eat these things once in a while, like once a month or so.

I hope this helps. It's not hard. Ginger tea, ginger ( just sucking it) and even put a little flat piece of ginger in your mouth at night too. ( I did it when it was unbearable)

Posted by Judy R (EC's Facebook Page) on 10/13/2020

Two experiences come to mind.

1- after I had a crown done, I had unusual pain, twitching, and almost electric feeling in an area. It centered on where the injections for dulling the pain were given. Mine went on for a couple of weeks. I used took ibuprofen to ease pain but no help with other symptoms. Then I tried CBD oil. I dropped it onto the area where injections were given. I used every morning and if it bothered me later I would reapply.

2- my mother began chewing in her mouth. Her mouth and tongue had strange feelings. A special dentist at a Dental School in Augusta, Ga had a plan. He called a Compounding Pharmacy and order a TROCHE, 4mg Amitriptyline, to be made. They make them to order.

They make up the medicine and pour it into little trays which have to set overnight. They come out almost looking like little rectangles of wax. These happen to be a pink color, perhaps from added flavoring. One is to be sucked on or dissolved in the mouth Before Meals and at bedtime.

They are pleasant tasting and have a slight numbing affect in the mouth. My mother used them 2-3 years until she kinda forgot her mouth bothered her. There were 90 TROCHEs in the bottle.

I hope you can have a doctor or dentist prescribe some for your father. Also, don't forget the CBD oil.

Posted by Karla F. (EC's Facebook Page) on 10/13/2020

What is the appearance of his tongue? White?

Posted by Jane B. (EC's Facebook Page) on 10/13/2020

Do some coconut oil pulling.........take zeolite nano zeolite... make sure he has full spectrum minerals....maybe do a short natural antibiotic wild oregano oil......make sure he has good salt, low salt is not good..... green superfood drink daily.

Posted by Cindy B. (EC's Facebook Page) on 10/13/2020

Is he or did he take any medication? Does he have any other issues or symptoms?

Posted by Cindy B. (EC's Facebook Page) on 10/13/2020

Is he or did he take any medication? Does he have any other issues or symptoms?

Posted by Tawanna H. (EC's Facebook Page) on 10/13/2020

Sounds like heavy metal poisoning.You can use essential oils like rosemary, cilantro oil, Palo Santo, and lemon essential oil on sole of feet to detox heavy metals.

Goats milk and sesame seed may help as well.

I would also diffuse sweet orange or lavender oil for nerves and sleep.

Posted by Darlene A. (EC's Facebook Page) on 10/13/2020

It might be thrush.

Posted by Rich S. (EC's Facebook Page) on 10/13/2020

Especially if he had antibiotics, I would think candidiasis.

Posted by Brenda D. (EC's Facebook Page) on 10/13/2020

See a new dentist for a new check as up might be the nerves. He may have another tooth with a root nerve infected.

Posted by Mel (Usa) on 10/10/2020


You are in the land of the ancient healing knowledge of meridians, now it's time to take advantage of it. Each tooth is associated with a meridian, that's the start of the solution. The second is that in the US and Europe, many biological dentists know that bad dentistry can help fungus set up shop in the tooth location where they were working and then usually sewed it up.

Fungal infections in teeth sockets go straight to the brain. The solution if that is what happened is to ... find a biological dentist, or if they don't exist, start topical anti-fungal remedies at the location of the "old" tooth.

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 10/10/2020 465 posts

That's interesting. "Brain shrinkage", to me, screams dehydration. Which I hadn't considered but makes sense.

Posted by Luis (Cali, Colombia) on 10/09/2020

I just want to leave the following testimonial as a possible way of help. This is how my mother began at 91, chewing and removing food from her mouth. We did not know what was wrong with her. However, the situation worsened to show levels of malnutrition. A little late we discovered that what she suffered from was known as dysphagia. Dysphagia originates from cerebral atrophy (shrinkage of the brain) when some nerve circuits responsible for swallowing simply turn off, and the person after many attempts is left with the food bolus in the mouth, having to withdraw or spit it out.

A possible solution for this is to go to speech therapy professionals and physiotherapists, who are trained to help restore chewing and swallowing function in the elderly. May God assist and bless you.

Posted by Blue Star (Tennessee) on 10/09/2020

Consider a portable pilates table for the physical ailments.

Posted by Blue Star (Tennessee) on 10/09/2020

I would consider competent Energy Healing for this situation.

Posted by Dano S. (Idaho) on 10/09/2020

Heavy metal poisoning or Morgellon's come to mind. Tobacco grown on contaminated soil will contain heavy metals that are vaporized when smoked. Maybe chelation therapy would be worthwhile.

Posted by Roxanna (Minnesota) on 10/09/2020 2 posts

I was looking into this problem your Father is having and came across the below.

Dental paresthesia: Nerve damage as a complication of wisdom tooth extraction or dental injection.

Most precisely it refers to experiencing abnormal sensations. This might include tingling, numbness or a "pins and needles" effect (similar to the feeling a person experiences when they have a tooth anesthetized for a dental procedure).

In comparison, a diminished sense of feeling is termed "hypoesthesia." The total loss of sensation is referred to as "anesthesia." Some people experience "dysesthesia, " the feeling of painful or unpleasant sensations.]

Dental paresthesia is a possible postoperative complication associated with the removal of teeth (most frequently lower wisdom teeth), or in some cases receiving a dental injection.

Signs and Symptoms - As a result of the traumatic event, the person experiences a change in, or loss of, sensation in the tissues and structures that are serviced by the nerve. The lip, facial skin, tongue and lining of the mouth are all commonly affected areas.

Outcomes - The altered state typically persists for an extended period (days, weeks, months), ultimately resolving on its own without specific treatment. In some cases, the change in sensation that's noticed may be permanent, or only partially resolves.

Posted by Blue Star (Tennessee) on 10/09/2020

Also look into borax.

Posted by Blue Star (Tennessee) on 10/09/2020

I recommend a parasite cleanse.

Posted by Blue Star (Tennessee) on 10/09/2020

Research borax and 100% Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine.

Posted by Blue Star (Tennessee) on 10/09/2020

This condition sounds similar to Pica, the need the chew ice excessively until the gums are bloodied or bruised. Pregnant women also have the desire to consume laundry detergent, etc. due to a lack of minerals. Research iron and check to see if your father's iron and mineral levels are up to normal.

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 10/08/2020 465 posts

Another possibility could be a mild stroke. Either way, he should be examined right away.

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 10/08/2020 465 posts

My first thought upon reading your post was poison. My first thought was mercury poisoning which didn't seem very likely which made me think of aconite. I'm not familiar with common toxins in China but I'd have him checked for some sort of toxin or poison.

At a cursory glance, it appears aconite is a common "remedy" in China which might make it vulnerable to either improper use by an individual or improper processing by a manufacturer.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/08/2020

Lee, until you get better advice, he can start with DILUTED hydrogen peroxide rinses.

Posted by Lee_2020 (China) on 10/07/2020

Hi, TED:

I would like to consult with you about the oral problem that my father who has been suffering in recent two months.

He Always feels like there is some different stuffs beginning with Nails, iron wires within his month, then it is some bugs, fish, butterfly etc, so he cant stop chewing and try to cut them and spit out. This feeling is there almost 90% of the day. It is very suffering, he cant eat, cant sleep. he is already more than 70 years old.

This happens after he did extract of tooth. He Went to dentist who did x-ray and did'nt find anything but he extracted another two teeth. He tried with different medicine ending with no helps.

He has been a heavy smoker, also drink but with normal amount. He doesn't brush teeth so often, have a bad oral hygiene. His teeth has been losing since many years ago and now only few are left.

Could you please give us any clue about what the problem could be, and how to cure? if you could shed light on any info like the possible reason, the remedy we could try to relief him, according to your experiences, we would appreciate sincerely!!!

Thanks in advance



Posted by Deirdre (Ct) on 09/27/2020

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to reply to with phenomenal suggestions for my friend Barry! I have passed along all your replies and I think he will try some of the suggestions. I will let you know if there is any progress!

Posted by Art (California) on 09/26/2020 2173 posts

Hi Deirdre,

Quite a puzzle you have there. If I understood correctly his thyroid has been removed so he is on meds to compensate. Some of the symptoms such as dry hair, excessive sweating, bleeding gums, watery eyes and the issue with the roof of his mouth would suggest hyperthyroidism, but oily skin is not. However, zinc is decreased in hyperthyroidism and if his zinc supplement is too low of a dose, it may not be able to get his zinc level into range and this can cause oily skin.

The mucus issue could be related to insufficient zinc also.

He needs a panel done for his thyroid status and a test of his copper / zinc ratio to try to determine if his meds need adjusting.

That is my best guess with the information you gave.

Let us know what his endocrinologist is able to determine.


Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 09/25/2020

Hi Deirdre,

The respiratory mucous and watery eyes make me think that some sort of allergy, at least in part, is aggravating at least some of his symptoms, so my first thought would be nettle.

Nettle leaf is my favorite for allergies. As a bonus, it is a blood purifier. 2-4 capsules morning and evening is what my family uses.

Burdock root is another blood purifier that is used for several months at a time to heal. It is in the famous Essiac formula. I love it because it is gentle and effective. Again, I use 2-4 capsules morning and evening.

Has he considered a sauna to induce sweating, especially on non-work out days? Or a hot bath with Epsom salt for detoxing?

Has he tried oil pulling for his mouth issues?

If he hasn't tried adding unrefined coconut oil to his diet, it may help if there is a lingering fungal or viral infection at the root of this. Again, it could take several months of using it on a regular basis.

Has he considered an environmental cause? A first line of defense would be an air purifier/filter and getting rid of carpet, at least in his bedroom, if he has carpet.

I hope he finds something that he will help him!


Mama to Many

Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 09/25/2020

Something he looses in sweat is balancing an imbalance. Sweating is one way the body detoxes. Two keys. Gums bleed when you take blood garlic is one. Google foods that thin blood and you may find other keys. Hydration is defined by mineral and water balance >>> All the minerals not just the main ones. Example. Calcium leaves soft tissues when boron is in balance. When boron comes in stones can leave soft tissues, Chanca piedra breaks those up. Calcium needs silica, magnesium, D and K and many other things to make it go into bones and teeth. Molybdenum removes side effects on liver from candida die off. Less itching and bodyaches. Oily skin is usually low zinc maybe too much copper in diet. Google list of copper foods. All symptoms could be from too much of a good thing, die off misery that sweating alleviates...just a few stabs at it.

Blessings, Charity

Posted by Orh (Ten Mile, Tn) on 09/25/2020

D, I first started with Hulda Clark and her detoxes. Got to do the order she says. You have to get your body clean. She does that. Then take it from there. My heart is messed up electrically and can't do ablation, but I can do my KAATSU and it settles my heart to a healthy rhythm. I would also say that Niacin and a Sauna will clean you out. Tom Cruise did that with the 9/11 first responders and many lived. Once your body is clean, then you have to find what works. First, detox. Like the Lone Ranger said, there is no silver bullet. Health is a life long adventure. Anyone that tells you different is a charlatan. ====ORH====

Posted by Deirdre (CT) on 09/25/2020

Hello everyone, here's a medical mystery for you that I would love help solving. No diagnosis after 10 years!

A friend of mine, Barry, male in his mid-fifties, has the following symptoms for a decade. He is very healthy and tried lots of supplements and dietary changes to heal the symptoms. He stays well hydrated and eats very healthily. The only thing that keeps the symptoms in check is a serious workout every day where he sweats. He says he is in perfect health, however if he stops working out and sweating, the following symptoms start up right away and get worse within a week,

They are:

Excessive Sweat in Armpits and Forehead
Sensation of Oily Skin, especially forehead
Mucus that affects breathing and builds up overnight
Watery eyes
Hair gets considerably drier
Gums bleed
Roof of mouth has a patch of sensitivity that appears over and over again (not a canker sore).

He is on thyroid medication (no thyroid) for the past 2 years and currently takes the following supplements:

Copper and Zinc
Vitamin D

Over the past 10 years, he has tried:
Vitamin C Therapy
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs

If anyone can offer any ideas that I can send him, would appreciate it! Thank you so much!

Calendar Your Ailments
Posted by Alelen (Poland) on 12/20/2018

First the diagnosis. Calendar.

Often suffering from ailments for a long time, we can not determine what is the main reason for our health problems. Reading a detective's book, I found a valuable clue: When you do not know what's going on, write a calendar. I applied this advice effectively to determine what I am.

Two calendars were created in this way. On one of them I wrote years from my birth, and slowly making memories, I wrote down my ailments and situations, small and large, and the circumstances of these situations. Not everything can be recalled immediately. Sometimes they can suggest something to their loved ones. The creation of this calendar took a while. but it has led me to the trail, and to the realization of various matters of relevance to my health, which I have not previously linked, that may be the cause.

The second calendar, I started to write on a regular basis. At the end of the day. I wrote how I felt and what I ate, as well as circumstances (in general). Often seeing the main problem with health, we do not notice any details that are also important in the diagnosis.

This gives you the opportunity to see the possible causes and consequences and the frequency of problems in time.

It gives the possibility of more effective use of the funds and reduces mistakes in, for example, supplementation or used herbs.

I apologize for any mistakes in the text. I'm using a google translator

Posted by Kim (California) on 10/16/2018 2 posts

Dear Janet,

Thank you so much for the information. I will contact him and hopefully he will know what to do. I am so glad you were able to find help for your own problem.Thanks again.

Dear Mmsg,

Thanks for the suggestion. I will try it.


Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/15/2018

Kim, you might want to look into Healing Clay - as in mud baths etc.

Posted by Janet (In) on 10/15/2018


This is a nightmare. You appear very well versed in Ted's remedies.

The first person I thought of is Tony Pantellaresco. He has Morgellons. He builds PEMF devices. When I contacted him for help, he immediately had answers and was willing to Skype if I needed.

I asked him a question in the comments on his You Tube videos. His remedies and work lines up with Ted's in a way. Although neither are aware of each other.

If contacting him in comments does not get a response. You might call his store. Herbs Plus Beadworks in Ontario. Someday I hope to get up there to thank him for the help he provided me.

There is contact information on his alternative blog. augmentiveforce


Posted by Kim (California) on 10/14/2018 2 posts

Contaminated Bone Graft and esulting Aggressive Illness

Dear EC,

I hope that this reaches someone as I am in desperate need of advice and have nowhere to turn.

I have been following Ted's recovery and hope he is doing much better.

My problem is very unusual, at least I have never found anyone else with my symptoms. Some of it is the same as other's with Lyme disease, Morgellons, but the rest is not. To make a very long story short, In approximately 2012, the hair-like threads that had been growing through my skin, especially my neck, since about 2008, were identified as Nylon 54. A toxicologist told me I have had multiple exposures, but the nylon threads came from a bone graft that was used after a tooth extraction. These threads when visible at the surface, are machine-like, always equal spacing between each stitch. The bone graft disappeared from the tooth socket and migrated elsewhere. Some of the graft was found in my mouth and was identified as part of the missing graft. That is how it was found and analyzed. It was then that I was told it was cadaver and had come from an 80 year old Japanese male. This was also the same time when Borrelia Burgdorrfi was found, which at the time, I did not know was Lyme disease. There were also many other bacteria found in this and other samples taken from my mouth at that same time.

Over the years I have sought medical help, too many times to count, spent every dime I had and got nowhere. I did recently (March 2018) have 29 days of IV Rocephin, which I feel just made me worse and seemed accelerate my symptoms. To this date I still continue to just watch this “disease”progress and I am in such an advanced stage I don't know if I will survive one more winter, unless my miracle arrives.

I wish there were a check-off list for symptoms, because, I hardly have the energy to even type and it is too painful to sit here much longer. The worst parts have been the nylon threads that have morphed into thicker, hardening strands that are twisted and wrapped around my throat. Some are loops that intertwine and lock into each other. These are caught up in a net-like fiber that have hook ends. I can feel tiny disc shaped things and corkscrew shapes just beneath the surface of my skin. The threads cut into my throat and I feel like I am being strangled. One of these “things” came out of my neck and was also sent to be analyzed. There are photos and reports on this stuff, if anyone is interested in looking at them.These things release some kind of chemical that cause the most horrific anxiety (the word does not do it justice), that if you cannot find a way to stop it, dying starts to look like a much needed vacation. But, I don't want to die, I want to live, but free of this horrific nightmare that never ends. It is wrapped around all my extremities and is cutting off my circulation and now carving channels into my skin. It attacked my heart and I now have a pacemaker. I was told the damage was caused by a “ virus”. I have lost all of my upper molars, I can feel the thread wrapped around the top of my teeth. I had beautiful teeth.

I am 61, have lost so many years... My weight, most of my adult life was about 155, I am appx 5'5”, I now I weigh 112. I cannot absorb anything I eat and I do eat enough. It has the characteristics of a parasite, is always active at night and has infected my digestive system. I am extremely sensitive to electromagnetic fields.

My skin hangs on my arms and is rifled with the nylon. I look emaciated and compared to just 5 years ago, I look like I have aged 20 years. I have lost (or so I thought) patches of my hair, mostly in the front.. What I found was that my hair was growing inward under my scalp and down into my neck. It wraps around my ears and grows down into my neck from there. The threads are wrapped around each upper and lower eyelid and are coiled up under the upper eyelid. They have on several occasions grown into my eyes. The pain is excruciating..

There is a bright white fibrous material that has grown everywhere. It has twisted my spine. And is hardening inside my neck. How can a person be this ill, but no conventional doctor can see it. Neither can any type of imaging. I have not been treated very well by the medical establishment.

I see these same fibers in my husbands skin, but he has very nice skin, not dry like mine, so it is not as noticeable. His back has a herniated disc, L3, he has developed renal disease, and is in excruciating pain. He is 65 and was in very good health his entire life, up until about 2 years ago. I try to tell him it is probably the same or similar to my problem, at least some of it, but he is in denial. He has lost over 30 pounds.

This stuff sometimes shows up in photographs, but not in bright light, to the naked eye.

Both my husband and I are in serious trouble. Our dog is infected, too. To be in such a position, is, well, unheard of. I never imagined being so seriously ill and not have anyone to turn to.

I have no idea whether Ted has recovered and is answering emails. I was sure he would know what to do.

I have been following Ted's protocols for Lyme, Lupus, Morgellons, systemic fungus, for about 3 mos. I will be adding the Myristin, today, maybe that will make the difference. I have not seen any improvement, as of yet. That is why I am reaching out, hoping someone can advise me.

What I am currently taking:

ACV Baking Soda 2X Day

Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B3 Niacinamide

Serrapeptase 60,000 units 3 X day


Compounded hormone cream

Diatomaceous Earth 1 TB every day

Borax â…› tsp with 1 capful H2o2 in a liter of water each day

Tetrasodium EDTA, in 1 pint of water, I take 20 drops 3 X Day and use it for soap

*I am not taking the Methylene Blue 0.1%, as I take medications that will interact with it. I understand it is an MAOI Inhibitor, correct? Is there a substitute that is not?

Potassium Chloride


I take a BP med because of pacemaker, a beta blocker and an opiod pain med for a back injury, (very little).

I also take a medication for ADD, that I am in process of weaning off, along with the pain medication.

I have access to a FIR Sauna, and hopefully soon to a salt water hot tub or a jaquzzi. Will these things help? Would laser remove it?

Would Nystatin be good?

Is there a correct dosage I should take of Myristin. I just received it in the mail today.

Is there any type of imaging that can “see” this stuff?

Thank You for any hope you may have to offer. Kim

Posted by Fancier (Atlanta Ga) on 09/01/2017

You have to find out what is giving you heart burn, your stomach has to have something in it to start the acids going. I know what u going thru I had ulcers and hiatel Hernia

I stopped drinking and eating any thing that was likely to give me heart burn and started eating chillies (peppers) with every meal. In 6 months I was cured so I'm talking fact I've been there. Bread tomatoes all citrus beer soda, stay away from all foods and drinks that will increase the acid in your stomach you can eat bread but not doughie bread that sticks to your pallet and stay away from pie pastries the dough brings on more acid.

Pepper will not kill u, so good luck.

Posted by Littlewing (Boston) on 08/31/2017

Kristy – what PPM silver do you use when taking internally? Numbers are all over the place on this, I'm wondering what ratio works best for people. I usually stick with 10ppm or 25ppm for different problems. Thanks!

Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 08/30/2017

Hello Kristy,

About your 11 days of illness; my guess is a virus. For any mystery illness I try colloidal silver immediately. I'd take four tablespoons three times a day and if it a virus you'll likely start feeling better in a day or two.

Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 08/30/2017

if this was ME, I would take 2-3 activated charcoal at BEDTIME with 16-24 oz of water and put a good coating of castor oil on my core and go to bed . Then in the morning I would take some kefir 1/4 cup with some fruit or berry, Alpha lipoic acid supplement for immune health, some milk thistle for liver detox, some(3) apple cider vinegar in water with honey for gut health, some vit D-3/unless you have a nice tan, I always take magnesium citrate ( epson salt is magnesium as is milk of magnesia),

soy lecithin granules to make bad fats go out of the body tissues and some taurine to rid my body of msg in my cells and organs...both help relieve a distressed body

If you read this during the day give it the 1-2-3 punch then when it quiets down a bit add 4

Maybe some (2)pineapple/papaya juice or blended in a drink with a bit of Kale for the gut health, (1) ginger (candied from spice bulk bins or caps or just powder on food )for nausea, some (4)nutritional yeast for B vitamins to get rid of anxiety and help you digest food. A bit of (3)coconut oil, that gallbladder uses fat to make bile to digest food and you may need hydrochloric acid if the above does not help with some Ox bile to help get that bile flowing again.

whatever it takes, try to keep your organs, taking them out does not always make it better. Low blood pressure is a common issue with gut problems .Salt ( sea or hemalayan pink) raises blood pressure and helps with stomach aches.

Posted by Kristy (Canada) on 08/30/2017

Sick for over 11 days

I have heartburn and extends to my back. And upset tummy and nausea. I have no appetite and I'm not sleeping well due to pain. Nothing I do makes me feel better. I have been to the doctor's for a CT scan, ECG, lots of blood work, scope, and an ultrasound. My gallbladder is inflamed a little just not enough to take it out, my white blood cells are low and I have low blood pressure. The doctors state they don't know what's wrong. Please help.

Posted by Marie (New Zealand) on 07/16/2017

The WiFi and electrical low frequencies sensitivities and the headpressure (and sometimes petit or grandmals ) you mentioned often can be hugely relieved and sometimes totally cured by earthing (this possibly explained why Marcin said it was relieved by putting her head on the ground?)

A copper tipped walking stick, grounding shoes, grounding pad (especial use at the computer), grounding sheets on the bed with wire-to-earth, sitting on the ground with skin contact etc. any of these things could clue you in.Don't wear synthetic clothing.

If you are living in close proximity to cell phone tower transmitters (high levels of ELFs ) you could look into making some orgonite tower busters (these are small and easy to make ) and putting them around your land section and bedroom.

Posted by Marie Mclean (Nz) on 07/16/2017

Hi Carly, if the nerves are triggered and on red alert or need rehabilitation due to damage. Take mag. phos. the cell salt to feed the nerves in combination with ferrum phoshate cell salt for the inflammation and most probably Natrum phos. to reduce the acidity and stress caused by the constant pain you have been suffering. You can get this in a Schusslers combination remedy from a health food store....don't worry about what the label says it is for but it'll be in a low dose 6x or 12x homeopathic, keep taking it sublingually with whatever else you are doing until all the symptoms are gone.

Posted by Art (California ) on 04/23/2017 2173 posts

In reply to Sarhapp (Stockholm),

I forgot to mention in my previous reply to you that your symptoms are also similar to Lyme disease as well as the fibromyalgia that I mentioned in that post. The fact that the symptoms move and come and go are typical to both diseases.

The fact that you are in Stockholm adds to the idea of Lyme also.

Here are typical symptoms for Lyme disease:


Posted by Art (California ) on 04/22/2017 2173 posts

In reply to Sarhapp (Stockholm),

I was wondering if your symptoms are more frequent at a specific time of day? Some of your symptoms are similar to fibromyalgia symptoms, but there is no specific test for fibromyalgia and you have not had the symptoms long enough to meet the criteria for it. Usually you are diagnosed based on your symptoms as well as the length of time you have had the symptoms. Also there should be a process of elimination to eliminate other potential health issues as the cause. Without a diagnosis, it is basically guessing how you should try and treat your health issue. Here is a basic description of fibromyalgia symptoms that you can compare to what you are feeling:

You can review this brief article to help narrow things down or possibly eliminate the idea of fibromyalgia altogether. The more focused you can be in describing "all of your symptoms" as well as when they occur, the easier it will be for people to help you. It might be helpful to write down "every single symptom" you have and when exactly it occurs during the day or night. If you end up going to a doctor or post back here on EC, those notes will be very helpful in determining how to approach this problem.


Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 04/22/2017

I have had this madness, so what happened nine days ago when this started? An event with you or an event in your environment?

Posted by Sarhapp (Stockholm) on 04/21/2017

Please help! Lately I have experienced super strange symptoms. There are few minutes per day that something doesnt hurt! First its some pain in my leg, then my wrist hurts like crazy, my hand, the upper side hurts and I can hardly move my wrist. The day it lessens, my ear starts hurting, as well as my eye and I get these sudden shooting pain sensations in my head, and it hurts so much that I shout out every time it comes. It lasts for half a second, and then its just dull headache at the back of my head. Every time I swallowed, my ear hurt. My eye stopped hurting, but my scalp started. Then it lessened today, just few shooting sensation, mostly when exposed to cold, but ear is ok. Wrist starts hurting again. Then it hurts on my breast for a minute. Then my leg starts hurting fo a few seconds. Then nothing. Then my back hurts. Then my arm. Then a shooting in my head. Then nothing. I am so so scared. This started with my wrist, maybe 9 days ago. Since then its been all these sensations. I dont know what to do. I am a single mum of a five year old, I am all he has. PLEASE dont scare me with MS or other horrible diseases, I already thought of the worst, and I can physically not take it. I researched everything, but finding only scary stuff :( I cant even concentrate on my job, on my kid, I am scared s**tless!

I took some natural stuff, iodine, vit c etc, I just dont know what this is, and I am desperate! Please help me!

Mrs. A.
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 03/13/2017

Mrs. A.

You are correct. I would certainly follow up the Sinus aspect. Also the micro plasma / flora / candida types of afflictions are worthy of your further research. Consult Ted's remedies for these (on this Site) OR consult Ted himself if he is well enough to ask.

Cheers, Michael

EC: Ted is not, unfortunately, so sorry!

Mrs. A.
Posted by Mrs A (London Uk) on 03/13/2017

Thank you again, Michael - the bite/jaw/teeth is an interesting aspect which I am passing on.

Even though he has no congestion, etc, what do you think of the possibility that it IS actually sinus related? I still think it might be -

I am so grateful for your kind interest.

Mrs. A.
Posted by Mrs A (London Uk) on 03/13/2017

Thank you so much, Michael of New Zealand! I'm passing it all on to my son. I'm most grateful - as he will be -

Mrs. A.
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 03/12/2017

Good morning Mrs A. of London again!

Can you look up my previous posting, as, upon reflection, I have added more ideas to it. Thanks.

The Cranial Osteopath would still be my first choice but please try the other suggestions if that does not help.

More than one session (say two or three???) might be warranted. The body often resists being manipulated and needs persuading / encouraging to change long-standing bad habits it has become "comfortable" with.

Who knows, he might be grateful for at least SOME relief!

All the best, Michael

Mrs. A.
Posted by Mrs A (London, Uk) on 03/11/2017

Thank you so much, Michael. The cranial osteopath idea is a good one and I will pass it on to my son - and report back. Alas, I don't think he would have the heart or the faith to try the Alexander technique. Thank you again.

Mrs. A.
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 03/11/2017

Hello Mrs. A of London.

Well apart from all the possible appropriate remedies to try on this Site, I would try out the Alexander Technique by a registered practitioner OR, even better, book a session with a CRANIAL Osteopath. They can work magic with some people.

Then there is his "BITE" which involves much more than you might think, with the bones of the jaw possibly being out of place. Really bazaar consequences there believe me!!

Also, wisdom teeth, esp. if they are impacted or crowding out his other teeth, can cause mischief and strife.

Maybe a good dentist or Orthodontist (with x-rays thrown in) might help?

Other than that, one's thoughts turn to some sort of poultice possibly??

Kindly let us know how you get on as it could help others to learn of your progress.

Cheers, Michael

Mrs. A.
Posted by Mrs A (London Uk) on 03/11/2017

I have posted this question before, but do so again in the hope that a new reader will recognise the symptoms. For years - a decade - my son's life has been blighted by a permanent clogging sensation in the temples. There is no pain and no congestion, and none of the doctors he has seen has been able to diagnose the problem, or indeed to do anything for him at all. He is very depressed.


The absence of congestion, etc causes him to dismiss the idea that it could be sinus-related.

Posted by Susanmaria (Buffalo Ny) on 03/02/2017

Check your progesterone and estrogens-a blood test taken on day 17-21 of your cycle. (Day 1 being the first day of menses.)

Posted by Timh (Ky) on 12/18/2016 2063 posts

I sleep on a Magnetic Bed Pad and another Magnet Belt on my pillow which works well for my bottom and especially the Kidneys, the belt is good for my shoulders and back.

Detox Foot Pads would help. You can find these on Ebay at near wholesale prices if you buy like 100pcs.

Posted by Susan (Buffalo Ny) on 12/16/2016

My husband had extreme anxiety (almost suicidal) which no anti-anxiety med resolved. He took hormone tests and found he was borderline low on testosterone and had almost no HGH hormone. The topical testosterone his doc prescribed helped out a lot. Further testing revealed my husband had a pituitary tumor suppressing his hormones. The tumor was removed. My husband was then put on testosterone, HGH, and thyroid medication-is on no other medication, is now 67 years old and feels great (strong muscles and no more anxiety once hormones were added and balanced).

Posted by Susan (Buffalo, Ny) on 12/16/2016

Regarding the tachycardia: when my progesterone/estrogen went lower (early 40's), I was in constant tachycardia (106 BPM). When I added BHRT (topical progesterone and biestrogen), my tachycardia disappeared.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 12/17/2016

Oh Robyn, it's so good to hear from you!!! Hang in there, we're rooting for you!

The only thing that comes to my mind for your complicated situation, is Clay baths, if that's feasible.

Posted by Robyn (Melbourne) on 12/15/2016

I have been looking on here for years. I am still homeless, in severe pain, mcs still bad, shocking fatigue, in other words nothing has changed. I had reported my adrenals, thyroid, liver, pancreas are very dysfunctional, according to tests no metabolism going on. I knew I was very metal toxic. The cu toxicity that won't budge could also be non absorption not a toxicity at all. The ca similar. But I didn't know I had all these virus. Nothing I seem to do helps. Given that its 25 yrs of this hell antibiotics nor antivirals are probably not going to help now. I'm sure people can relate to some of this but I've just had a birthday to remind me 1/2 of my life has been lost to crying in pain & xmas. I never see or talk to anyone on either. Family don't believe you can be sick for so long. I was just relooking at methylene blue because here they are doing some research on acriflavine for killing virus, boosting immune. HELP! I really don't see any hope.

Posted by Thriftymom (Cali) on 12/03/2016

Search for the video series called, "Betrayal: The Autoimmune Solutions They're Not Telling You." They mentioned scleroderma, as well as all other auto immune problems.

Posted by Brad (Illinois) on 09/15/2016

I'm 50 yrs old and I also sing every weekend and although my speech and processing havent changed, my inflammation problems were increasing. So much so, that I could hardly bend my arms at all. Now this was affecting my singing on the weekends. I called a good friend that is an ND. and he gave me a recommendation. He told me I needed a specific Bovine Colostrom in therapeutic doses to modulate my autoimmune response. He recommended this for 30 days. So I did 5 capsules 3x daily. On day 10 I could very slowly bend my arms all the way. By day 30 I was free of it completely. So now I just take 2 caps once or twice daily. The research on this is incredibly amazing and it far reaches to all diseases. Its safe for all ages and no contraindications with meds. Even Autistic conditions have shown much improvement... Hope this helps...

Posted by Suzy (Usa) on 08/22/2016

Berta, I think you are right on with suspecting IC. I had no idea what was going on with me but I was miserable. Pressure, pain and peering all the time. I read all I could and tried everything. It wasn't until I started taking Grapefruit Seed Extract orally that I got relief. I won't say cured because I have never stopped the GSE, I'm afraid to. But the pain, smell and constant need to urinate is gone. I stated with ten drops in some water three times a day. Relief came quick and the strong odor cleared in a couple days. I now take ten drops one or twice every day. The GSE is not expensive and you take such a small amount it lasts a long time. I thank God for this as I was miserable. Miserable. Now I feel human again. I hope this helps you and you find a cure.

Posted by Israel (Israel) on 08/18/2016

May be the reason is pudendal nerve? problem can be solved by osteopath procedure reaching the pudendal nerve trough rectum instant relief if this is the problem.

Posted by Berta (Smalltown Usa) on 08/16/2016

Mystery diagnosis, female

58 yr old female, postmenopause. Good general health. Have vaginal pain that feels like splinters are in there. Not constant, but often enough. I also have a urethral cyst that I'm using estrace cream for. dr sees nothing so, obviously, there's nothing wrong. I've had this for several years now and would sure like to get rid of it. could it be interstitial cystitis? I take 1/2tsp baking soda every morning, serrapeptase, selenium, zinc, multivitamin. I pee every 1 1/2 hours but A1c came back okay.

Posted by Robyn (Melbourne) on 07/27/2016

After following this site for years whilst living in a car because my MCS was so bad I recently reported I was diagnosed with lyme, cysts, gut biofilm, h pylori, barmah forest, 3 forms of mycoplasma, molds & toxic metals. I knew my adrenals, thyroid, liver, pancreas weren't working. So whilst tea tree oil (special formula), antibiotics, salt & vit C, herbs, CBD oil worked for others it put me into another realm of pain that I can't tell is a reaction or a herx. In any case, I was completely suicidal. Himalayan salt I can take at any time, same with vit c but together not. I was also doing clove oil & Apple Cider Vinegar from here, oil pulling. I can't eat vco. I didn't do all these at once by the way. I get cold sores often so at those times take olive leaf & lysine. If I have gut biofilm no wonder my tests say I can't metabolise carbs, proteins, fats & I don't make ATP. So for that was taking enzymes away from meals, acv, clove oil. Nothing works! Has anyone tried stem cells? I have osteoarthritus in my neck which is what they are using it for here or mostly knees. But can the cells divert to needed areas like immune system? Here they are doing lipo, extracting the cells & putting them back in you same day which I believe only gives you 1% stem cells compared to having them harvested for a few weeks. Since I have addisons I don't know that this wouldn't be too stressful for me anyway. The only other thing I can think of is ozone. Of course, we don't have that here & my attempts at getting a machine here hasn't worked but I'll keep trying.

Posted by Lisa (Florida) on 06/23/2016

Benzathine penicillin intramuscular 1/month for one year, was the end of Lyme disease for my neighbor.

Posted by Robyn (Melbourne) on 06/23/2016

I updated that I have lyme disease, many other virus & bacterial infections which might explain the collapse of adrenal, thyroid, liver, kidney function, the terrible pain & mcs. As my ca & mg is off the chart & I have such a painful reaction to alkalising I thought I might already be too alkaline (also read this can occur with addisons). However, whilst saliva litmus testing during the day shows me perfect (7.4) the first one in the morning is only 6.5. My doc says everyone is acidic first thing in the morning but all he does is hand me scripts for morphine so I thought everyone here would know more. Whilst it may seem an obvious thing to do when you are ill - alkalise there are some that are too alkaline. Although my tissues are alkaline my during the day saliva test shows me to be normal. I don't know which to take notice of. Just trying to think of anything to kill of all these pathogens.

Posted by Robyn (Melbourne) on 06/19/2016

Um.... medical care... it depends. If you have something that shows up on a standard blood test then yes. Otherwise, you are put in the chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia or too hard basket. No medical care for those with lyme disease. Many doctors have been banned for treating it. It took 25 yrs for a diagnosis & I still can't get a treat me. And when there was going to be a senate enquiry there was over 1000 submissions from others who could not get medical treatment. Some of us do have to worry about seeing a dr.

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 06/19/2016

HI U SUSEEQ,,,,,,,,,, don't want to drag this conversation out, but I really don't want to be tended to by an MD unless it's a physical trama thing. Otherwise, I can get my solution from EC, books or the internet.

I do have confidence in our Anti Aging doctor. She put me on bone marrow when my gut was in disarray. It is now good. She has treated several MD's that were in deep sheet using Allopathic meds and had no clue.

When she first started her practice in Knoxville about 12 years ago she was ostracized until all the hi dollar folks trying to stay in good health became her patients. Now she in demand. She spent over an hour with me last week going over my lab test results, and then filled my fanny with testosterone pellets. She trys to keep us healthy by keeping our hormones as they were in our youth.

Don't think they will do that in Australia.

Love you girl. =======ORH======

Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 06/18/2016

Dear ORH,

Yes, we are a bit backwards regarding natural medicine. I know I read something on here and when I try to obtain it, it's not available and I get blank looks, but the up side we don't have to worry about seeing a doctor. Everybody gets medical and hospital care.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 06/18/2016

Robyn, I know nothing about ozone, but I'm sure glad to see you back here with us!

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 06/17/2016

HI U ROBYN,,,,,,,,,,,, just had a scission with our Anti- aging doctor and she agreed that Australia is light years from natural medicine.

They don't even allow natural harmony modulation. It's a $ greed thing.

My suggestion to you is to buy an Ozone medical system from Longevity in BC and do your own thing. That is what I've done.



Posted by Robyn (Melbourne) on 06/16/2016

25 yrs later still extreme pain that never stops, still severe mcs so I can't enter most buildings, go near most people, still alone. I have appreciated anyone that has taken interest in my situation. I remember Ted saying sometimes he gets frustrated as he makes recommendations but doesn't get any feedback. I give feedback but most times it isn't posted. I refer to Bill trying to help me out giving me strategies for removing excess calcium. My mg is just as off the charts. I have taken enzymes away from food for years, taken the chanca piedra, Virgin Coconut Oil I am unable to take as fats make me feel severely ill. (I can tolerate krill oil). The cilantro, chlorella nor zinc have removed the off the chart copper. I have read that the ca, mg, cu although is lying in my tissues and coming out through my hair looks as if I'm toxic but I'm actually deficient because I'm not absorbing them. Osteoperosis and chipped teeth could be evidence of that. So I have very poor adrenals, thyroid, liver, kidneys but I have perhaps just found out why. Diagnosed with lyme, still barmah forest which I got 25 yrs ago, possibly got lyme at the same time, lyme cysts, biofilm in my gut, h pylori, molds, 3 forms of mycoplasma, fungus & agricultural chemicals. We can't get medical attention here in Australia for lyme. I've tried many alternatives to no avail. Alkalising was extremely painful (I think I'm alkaline enough), bioresonance, vit c & salt therapy made me suicidal. The pain is already at a level I can't bear so taking herbs or other that makes the pain worse just isn't an option. The only thing I can think of to help myself is ozone. Just another thing that we can't get here in Aust. Does anyone have any recommendations? The mcs prohibits me from staying on the computer too long and there is so many ozone generators, costs as much as the machine itself to get it here. A lot of them could be rubbish. Can anyone help? I feel like I'm too sick to ever get better. I have used oxygen tanks before also to no avail.

Mrs. A.
Posted by Mrs A. (London Uk) on 05/18/2016

Thank you so much, Ben! A wonderfully detailed reply, which I'm passing on to my son.

Mrs. A.
Posted by Ben (Bremerton, Wa ) on 05/17/2016

That stuffy feeling sounds like a fungal or mycoplasma infection causing brain swelling. Many different organisms can attack the brain. Candida is one of the most common ones that give what most people call brain fog.a stuffy foggy feeling where your mind does not work 100% you feel wierd due to inflammation and swelling in the brain.

Earth Clinic is abounding with various cures for candida and brain fog.

Ever heard of leaky gut? see dr axe about leaky gut.

Tiny fragments of foods can enter small breaks in the intestinal lining which go into the blood stream. Once there they set up an immune system reaction where all hell breaks loose and you feel terrible more often than not.

Now bacteria, virus and mycoplasma can play a big part in this trouble too so it is best to consult a specialist who will check for viral etc issues affecting the brain.

If you can find someone who does darkfield microscopy have them look at your blood. It may horrify you the kinds of trash you find there. Most peoples blood looks like a junk yard full of cans, bottles, dirty diapers, and old tires crawling with mean looking bugs.

Get your blood cleaned up with serrapeptase. This systemic enzyme eats all the garbage found in the blood that does not belong there.

Here is an example. cancer patients have tons of cellular debris floating in the blood especially candida hyphae the roots of candida that grow in the intestines and penetrate the intestinal walls leaving holes for food to enter (leaky gut ) well serrapeptase literally eats all this debris giving you clean blood. Once the garbage gets cleaned out there will be a lot less inflammation and less immune system reaction thus you will feel better and have less brain fog.

Hope this helps my friend, see ya.

Mrs. A.
Posted by Mrs A. (London Uk) on 05/13/2016

This is a repeat of the question I asked some months ago, which at the time produced only one response (and that from a fellow sufferer). It is on behalf of my (middle-aged) son, who for at least eight years has suffered from a clogging sensation in the temples. There is NO pain and NO nasal congestion, which seems to rule out sinuses as the culprit. He has had scans (which revealed nothing amiss); consulted a neurologist; tried acupuncture.

Although pain-free, this clogging sensation has ruined his life for the best part of a decade. Please help!

Posted by Bb (Mo) on 01/15/2016

Check out Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Posted by Ashley (Tulare ) on 12/13/2015

For the last two year ive been experiencing extreme weight loss. From 220lbs to 105lbs. I have pain in my feet as well as all over my body. Lately I have had panic attacks and very bad depression. I've been going to doctors and have had many tests done and they all come back normal. They tested for diabetes, std, tape worm and many more. I need help I can't lose anymore weight. I also have a hard time keeping food down now.

Stacy N
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 12/12/2015 2063 posts

Looks like I was wise in waiting for Dave to answer as I was suspecting the very same problem. Chronic infections are becoming more common with the compromised purity of our foods, water, air, and environment in general. Then tack on aging and otc & prescription drug use and the immune system is overwhelmed. This is why I'm always recommending detoxing remedies as there are multitudes of diseases directly related.

Many herbal product manufacturers combine Berberine aka Goldenseal or Oregon Grape w/ Echinacea for a more broad-spectrum effect.

Yes, these remedies will work in the short-term, but looks like a total reevaluation of diet & lifestyle (indoor & outdoor environments). Spend as much time as possible reading E.C. pages and you can recover completely.

Stacy N
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 12/12/2015

To Stacy N,

If this were me, I'd be assuming an infection. If bacterial a round of antibiotics might knock it out but I'm always trying colloidal silver and the herb Echinacea both oral and topical applications.

So I would apply a poultice of Echinacea to the surface areas (like where I might have a rash) and drink three drops of Echinacea in a glass of water three times daily for a month.

Also I'd certainly be on CS as I mentioned above. Three tablespoons thrice daily for a month. If improved I'd keep it up. A

Also I'd consider putting the CS into a white cloth mixed with DMSO to allow penetration and put on site of surgery. Maybe six times over a few weeks. The DMSO is a carrier. (Google DMSO Dr. Jacobs 60 minutes)

Stacy N
Posted by Stacy N (Wichita, Ks) on 12/11/2015

I had neck surgery for C2 fusion and occipital nerve surgery. Within 3 days of surgery, I had a huge goiter on the incision which the doctors said was nothing to worry about. Within 2 days of that, a rash developed right under my chin, right above the incision. The rash lasted for 3 days and then all of the joint pain, swelling, muscle pain, skin peeling on my scalp and face, mouth sores, fatigue started in. I have had a lot of blood tests done and they all come back negative or normal. They want to put me in the fibromyalgia box and in my gut I just feel that is not what is going on. Being on high doses of prednisone fully take the pain away 100% and Norco 10's are the only thing that takes the pain down a few notches.

Going on over 9 months of 24/7 pain except for the two times I was on prednisone for 1 1/2 weeks each time. They say I do not have RA or any inflammatory markers however my fingers, knees and toes swell up. My rings won't fit and I can barely make a fist because of the swelling. When my knees swell, they are red and warm to the touch. Any ideas or suggestions for me to look into?

Posted by Ronda (Lucerne Valley, Ca) on 12/09/2015

Hi Chookie, I came to this site with a question for my dog and somehow fell into your question. I believe there is a reason for my mishap so here it goes... Have you looked into Celiac disease? It is intolerance to Gluten found in wheat, rye and barley. This can remain asymptomatic for years and then show itself in a variety of different symptoms. There are two types of testing. One looks for antibodies your body produces (you should not adjust your diet with this test) and the other looks for genetic markers (I believe there are four genes associated with Celiac). I believe the latter test is the most accurate. Your words sound so similar to my brother's story. He spent 10 plus years in an exhausted fog thinking he had H pylori. He couldn't put on any weight and had very dry skin among other issues. Please read everything you can about it. Some people can't lose weight, have thyroid issues, have fungal infections, etc. because the body is starved. Please give it a serious look see. Best wishes:)

Posted by Teri (Us) on 12/08/2015

A decongestant and mucous relief will make the sinuses drain. It took years to figure that out. I assumed that I had no sinus problems because I wasn't draining. Not draining was the problem. If the pressure has gone on too long, I also take ibuprofen or the like to get the pressure down.

Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 12/05/2015

Hi Linda,

Hope you have discovered LDN ( to stop the progression of your MS. Effective in 85% of people with MS in stopping progression. An out-of-patent, FDA approved drug, no side effects except possible sleep disturbances for a few weeks which can be remedied by taking it in the morning, used in very low doses of 1.5 - 4.5 mg, by mouth. The above website gives the site of an LDN Yahoo Group (run by a Harvard educated MD) with over 12,000 members, about half of which take it for MS. (It is also very helpful in Crohn's disease, Stage lll trials are underway by Dr. Jill Smith now, and many other autoimmune diseases and even cancer). It modulates the immune system so your body can function more normally. Hope this information helps someone who is new to Earth Clinic. Best wishes!

Posted by Constant (Texas) on 12/05/2015

You might check into bedbugs infecting, they have become pandemic.

Posted by Linda (Ohio) on 12/05/2015

I put cayenne powder in socks and wore them to bed. Not only did it stop the weird feeling, but also stopped RLS. I have MS, so all kinds of weird things happen.

Posted by Lin924 (Panama City Fl) on 12/04/2015

I know this is strange, but when I lay down in bed, the bottoms of my feet start feeling hard (in my mind). Actually they are not. (daughter tested them) I move the least little bit and it stops. I can't get a good night's sleep. Any suggestions ?

Posted by Ravee (Dubai) on 12/04/2015

Hi Chookie,

I must appreciate you are doing all that is humanely possible to be on the right track and so appreciative of detailed repertoire of problems and treatments underway.

Before we go further, would like to ask the following.

1) What is your daily water consumption?

2) What is your daily consumption of Salt... Is it supermarket variety that contains only Sodium or is it unrefined salt like Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt or Celetic Salt or something like that?

3) What is your Vit.D level/test results?.

In spite of commendable lifestyle/food habits, if things are still going awry, it is more to do with question No. 1,2 and 3. May be the KEY lies with No.3 considering your geographical location.

To quote sentence from your query " Lately been eating awfully - refined carbs & sugar cravings again for bread & cake." unquote, is a sure shot confirmation of Vitamin D deficiency. Abnormal female hormones (read it as estrogen dominance), Fibromyalgia, pneumonia and rest of major & minor symptoms are perhaps indications of Vit.D deficiency.

So, once you correct your Water & natural salt intake followed by Vit.D supplementation (which is major component in the puzzle) you will be on your way to good health/wellness.

Let me know your thoughts.



Posted by Bea (Seattle) on 12/02/2015

I forgot to also say that I take vitamin d3, a clove of garlic per day and 1 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar in water per day. Stay away from toxic chemicals in make-up, creams, toothpaste and shampoo. I make my own toothpaste and deodorant and use Dr. Bonner's Shampoo. You can look for recipes online re toothpaste and deodorant. Get better soon!

Posted by Bea (Seattle) on 12/02/2015

I used to have the same problem with histamine, etc. The good news is that you don't have to go on such a radical diet. The only things you have to avoid are canola oil, fake milks that have things you can't pronounce, carrageenan, locust bean, anything that isn't really meant to be food. Also, only eat organic wheat or coffee. Those two crops are where RoundUp is used. Take the following: methyl b12 (it protects from inflammation), but make sure you use the kind without sucralose/Splenda (a real poison). You probably should take other b vitamins as well. Likewise, I cut up a large garlic clove and take it as a vitamin evevry day and use a Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water. Stay away from toxic chemicals. I even make my own toothpaste and deodorant. It might sound like a lot, but you will feel fantastic!!!!!!

Posted by Sp (New Jersey) on 11/30/2015 32 posts

Hi Chookie, another thing to look into is histamine intolerance. Read up about a low histamine diet and also a low oxalate diet and compare those to the foods that you have been eating. Sweet potatoes and nuts and seeds in general are high oxalate. Dried fruits and nuts and seeds in general are high histamine. I am currently trying both diets to cure my vertigo spells. I also have some of your other symptoms. I only just started so I can't attest to anything working for me yet.

Another cause of your dizziness/vertigo could be BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). I saw a vestibular therapist who did the Epley Maneuver on me properly and that cured the constant dizziness I had been experiencing. It was simple and painless, but it must be done properly to be effective. Good luck!

Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 11/30/2015

Hello Cookie,

It appears from your description that an infection is at work. I presume your doctors confirm that but can't identify the agent. I've heard of descriptions such as yours being based on viral infections. I see that Bill has weighed in and his suggestion that Candida may be at work... also, of course, an infection. I'd certainly try his protocol and hopefully that will solve the problem.

If the problem still persists, if me, I'd use an anti virus such as Colloidal Silver. If my system were infested with a virus I'd be taking two tablespoons three times daily for MANY months. If I saw improvement by way of relief from symptoms, that would encourage me to continue. Also, if me, I'd apply the CS mixed with DMSO, fifty/fifty and apply to back of my neck so CS could get into spine and head.

Again, I'd first try Bill's suggestion so as not to mix protocols. Concerning my suggestion on what I'd do if this were me, I'd ask my doctors to consider the possibility of virus as the base cause. Maybe they could look at ways to identify the virus, if that is the problem, and perhaps have a better way to attack the problem than CS.

By the way, you mentioned that the onset was about 10 years ago. In thinking back, perchance did you have a substantial viral infection within a year or so of the onset of your symptoms? Such as Mono? Sever ear infections? Sever sinus infection? Infections from teeth/jaw dental work?

Often I see a clearly identifiable virus at work just prior to mystery diseases. If so in your case, that might indicate the cause is virus. Another clue to take to your doctors.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 11/30/2015

Chookie, Bill has written you about the candida protocol so you have your path cut out for you. But until you start, or until you get used to it, maybe cut way down on sweet things, even fruit. The bananas and dried fruit might be excessive for your situation.

Posted by Marcin (Ontario) on 11/29/2015

When medicine is not working, I would recommend seeing a herbalist, homeopath or a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. All of these systems have a different approach for giving diagnosis than mainstream medicine, which means they might have some answers you will not hear from your doctor. Your situation is a complicated one and it might be difficult to receive a reliable diagnosis online (though I am sure many people will come up with some good insights) or self-diagnose especially if you are not into browsing through dozens of pages. But do not give up and give an alternative doctor a try.

Posted by Steve (Nevada) on 11/29/2015

For energy and hormone balance consider trying Maca powder. It gives the whole endocrine system a tune up and nice daily energy boost. You may want to consider going on an antiparasitic protocol as well.

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/29/2015

Hi Chookie...My surmise is that you definitely have candida + bacterial infections with possible parasite infestations as well. Many of your symptoms -- poor cognitive ability, brain fog, lethargy, low iron, dry skin, hormone problems, constipation etc -- also seem to directly indicate a low thyroid or a hypothyroid condition. Doctor's TSH/T4 thyroid tests are also known to be notoriously inaccurate -- you should at least try to get your T3 tested directly, which is the main active thyroid hormone that you need to know about. See this link for proper thyroid lab testing.

Doctor's blood testing for minerals, vitamins etc are also pretty useless. Why? Because blood tests only tell you what minerals you have obtained from eating food on that day -- this test does not tell you the accumulated mineral status inside your cells, which is what you really need to know. So get a simple hair analysis done(fairly cheap). This is much more accurate and will tell you the true mineral status inside your cells -- this is what you really need to know.

Take this online candida test(it is much more accurate than any doctor's tests for candida):

Dr William Crook's Candida Questionnaire

I would also strongly advise you to take my Candida Protocol. Follow all the recommendations religiously as advised and please don't cherry pick. You should also expect strong Herx and detox reactions when you begin this protocol. Be brave and adjust your dosages down to suit your needs and please don't give up. Your candida is over 10 years old, deep-seated and probably systemic(fungus in the blood organs and tissues -- perhaps even in the brain) so it may take some time to cure.

Before I cured my own systemic candida problems, my symptoms were brain fog, fuzzy thinking, lethargy, memory loss, digestive problems, serious constipation issues(major toilet only once a week), eczma, psoriasis, tired all the time, dizziness, heart arrhythmia, insomnia, overweight, low thyroid issues etc. I cured my own candida problems 8 years ago using the above protocol and it has never returned. Other people with serious candida issues have also used my anti-candida protocol with successful outcomes.

Posted by Chookie (Uk) on 11/29/2015

10 years of feeling poorly


Can you help? As you can see from my post I'm trying to get to the bottom of what is making me feel so terrible with the help of my GP and through self help.

About me

Female, 40,1 child, live in the UK.

Main symptoms:

  • Tachycardia - taking propranolol daily
  • Breathless - on exertion
  • Pressure feeling on chest
  • Vertigo - turning head = nausea/dizzy
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea - minor
  • Hot flushes - lasts approx 1 minute
  • Blurred vision - not doubled
  • Fuzzy head - slight headache all day
  • Memory loss - short & long
  • Cognitive decline - word finding, left & right, confusion, day dream feeling, brain fog
  • Weakness - legs/arms
  • Fatigue - wavers, some days better than others
  • Tremor - left side, goes when sitting down

Other minor symptoms:

  • Constipation
  • Coated white tongue - sometimes swollen/teeth marks
  • Fleeting aches & pains
  • Dry skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Phlegm - constant back of throat, no cough
  • Flu like - end of the day only, better the day after

Background Info:

Felt generally unwell for the past 10 years. Very suddenly I was fighting against something invisible holding me back. My legs were like lead with shackled ankles as I walked up a small incline later that day.

Previously suffered from 3 viral infections per year plus pneumonia, bronchitis, pleurisy

Tests & Diagnosis

Bloods - full panel, follicle stimulating hormone, iron, B12, autoimmune and thyroid but they are all normal. Iron wavered lately but now perfect.

ECG 2014 = normal

Previous diagnosis

Fibromyalgia - but I have no pain

CFS/M.E - I feel very different to others who have it

Abnormal range of female hormone levels - Prostap injections to stop ovaries and add back Livial HRT for 1 year = symptoms persisted throughout so treatment stopped.

November 2015

Very approachable GP carried out tests after I mentioned possible autoimmune disease, low iron, lack of B12

GP listened to heart rate = prescribed Propranolol beta blockers 1 per day for 1 month

ECG in 1 months time

Referral to specialist if GP 'cannot make me feel better himself'.

Self Help supplements


  • HCL - acidity regulation & constipation but made urine sting
  • Mastic Resin - for possible H.Pylori but made urine sting

Taken everyday:

  • B complex
  • Trace Minerals brand Ionic Zinc
  • Selenium - 6 x whole brazil nuts
  • Swanson 5000, iu Vitamin D - 3

Once a week:

  • Iodine painting x 3 inch square


  • Probiotic capsules
  • Magnesium baths


  • Vegetarian
  • Nutribullet blasts everyday
  • Coconut & oat milk
  • Fruits (lots of bananas) & vegetables (raw)
  • Oats & rye
  • Seeds, nuts & dry fruit (dates)
  • Brown rice, sweet potatoes
  • Lately been eating awfully - refined carbs & sugar cravings again for bread & cake.

Any ideas?

Is there something I can try such as candida protocol?

Where would I start with this...please if you can respond with the exact info... I am dyspraxic and I find it hard to trawl through so many posts that go off topic etc...

Thank you so much in advance for your help :)

Posted by Jabeth59 (Port Hardy, Bc, Canada) on 11/08/2015

1/3 cup Aloe Vera juice works WONDERS! Good luck!

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/30/2015

Robyn, we're here with you! You are not alone. You inspire me with your will to live and tenaciousness in trying to find what works for you!


Posted by Robyn (Melbourne) on 10/28/2015

Dear Ted, I visited this site often whilst I was living in an old car because I was so reactive to building materials, allergic to the world & living in unfathomable pain. I learned I had adrenal, thyroid, pancreatic, liver, kidney, immune, digestive issues after tests I had to get myself. Noone was interested. My heavy metals are much less but I can't shift off the chart ca, mg, cu & other important minerals are low. Cheap food was blamed. I have just got tests back showing Borellia burgdoferi, lyme cysts, lyme neurotoxins, lyme biofilm, nanobacteria, barmah forest is still active- I got that 23 yrs ago, 3 forms of mycoplasma, ag chemicals, stachybotrys mold, group 644 molds, aspergillus fungus, bordetella, H Pylori and salistosoma.

I didn't mention the ross river, glandular fever or CMV that I got 23 yrs ago because I thought they'd just found the antibodies. Apparently they are still in my body, sometimes active.I am still totally on my own with this. Can't find a Dr. to treat me or a friend. All I have is the pain. I think I understand biofilms have to be removed first. And molds won't move while metals are still in place. Its taken yrs to balance my hormones, drink broths, take colloidal minerals, eat more salt, plenty greens, alkalise etc.

This is too much for 1 person.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/26/2015

Robyn!! Am so glad you're back here!! I hope others come up with good ideas for you, since I haven't a clue except maybe for eating more fruits and veggies which will give your body building blocks so that whatever you do use, should work!

Posted by Robyn (Melbourne) on 09/26/2015

After 23 yrs of excruciating pain, cfs and mcs, failed adrenals, thyroid, liver, pancreas missing out on a career or a family or friends, living in a car for 5 yrs because the mcs became so bad, I have finally been diagnosed with Lyme Disease.

I have had many serious viruses so I followed an antibiotic protocol for 18 mths until I had to stop for another expensive environmental Dr. who ordered a stool test. What a shocker! Wtih no bacteria I never started up the protocol again.

After all this time and barely being able to move except for the screaming in the middle of the night due to the pain, 1/2 the time the pain was unbearable!!!!! Due to reacting to the bed.

So now with a diagnosis of lyme I'm even more depressed. I know people who have not got better with antibiotics Or its taken them 5 yrs. I've already lost 1/2 my life, nearly all of it because I was always sick before I got really sick.

And the natural protocol I've pretty much been doing for the last 8 yrs, since I got my first hair analysis saying I was off the chart toxic with copper, calcium, mg, mn. Apparently that is common with lyme people and its not a toxicity but a deficiency. I'm still trying to repair my gut and with colloidal minerals I should be able to repair the deficiency.

But removing burdens, detoxing, removing amalgums, staying away from all chemicals (that was a had to or I just stop breathing), repairing adrenals although hard to be stress free when you're in this much pain, never ending. Using a computer is only a few mins a day, mobile phone is never, no stress from family or friends coz I have none.

Then trying to boost my immune system.

My liver is shot so liver boosters, cleansing and NAC etc.

Lots of detoxing.

I'm in despair. none of this worked. I just don't want to have another day of mind boggling pain. I'm on morphine although I keep it as low as I can after all I'm trying to take care of my liver. HELP!

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 08/11/2015

Now THAT'S a blessing, Mrs. A!! To be helping a son who is 60 plus!! Your mind is certainly active and spry for your age!!!

Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn Sc) on 08/10/2015

Hello Mrs A

Re your question about MMS cream. I'd experiment with that too.

Posted by Mrs A (London, UK) on 08/10/2015

Thank you so much, Timh. We shall certainly follow up the toxicity idea, especially as my son had several teeth out some years ago, which were probably mercury-filled (he is sixty plus - we all know better now)! I am most grateful.

Posted by Timh (Ky) on 08/10/2015 2063 posts

A: The first thing come-to-mind was intracranial hypertension but after reading the Wiki page the symptoms don't seem to suggest this as there is not the severity, but still worth reading so here's the page

Second thing come-to-mind is heavy metal toxicity. You can purchase a heavy metal test pack online and collect a sample of hair and mail it to the lab where they analyze for metals and minerals and mail you the results.

As Dave suggested, infection can be present. Other factors to search are foods especially additives found in processed foods.

Posted by Mrs A. Of London Uk (London) on 08/10/2015

I am so grateful for your advice, Dave: we'll try the colloidal silver. Any chance that the topical application of the colloidal silver/MMS cream would also be effective? Thank you SO much.

Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 08/09/2015

Dear Mrs. A,

Re: You son...

You guess his condition might be some form of sinus problem. I'd try an anti viral just in case a specialty virus or fungus has infected deep in sinus cavity. If so it could be effecting his ears or even one ear...getting there via the Eustachian tube.

I use colloidal silver. Silver kills virus and fungus.

I use an ear syringe to squirt the CS deep into the sinus cavity. If it really stings then I know that I did indeed have an infection and the CS is killing it. The second irrigation into sinus cavity (and ear canals) would produce much less stinging. I squirt with enough pressure to make sure the CS gets deep. I repeat three or four times. If better then I know that the infection was the cause of symptoms and I keep it up in the case of a long lasting infection. I even drink the CS ... three tablespoons daily ... three times a day to make sure the infection is out of my system.

Posted by Mrs A. (London, Uk) on 08/09/2015

For about four years my son has suffered from a sensation of pressure in the head "as if it were tightly encased in clingfilm". He has neither pain nor congestion, and it is precisely the absence of pain and mucus that has so far prevented a diagnosis. Can it be an unusual form of sinusitis? And if so, what is the cure? A scan has revealed nothing, and acupuncture has done no good. It's long continuance is making his life hardly worth living. We are desperate. PLEASE HELP!

Mrs. A.
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 07/21/2015

Hello Mrs. A from London;

Re the pressure against the temples...

Don't count out the possibility of a sinus infection having an effect on the temples.

I have two suggestions that if me I'd try.

First, to make sure there is not a sinus infection involved I'd get rid of that possibility instantly by infusing myself with a colloidal silver sinus irrigation. The sinuses go WAY into the skull, surprisingly I'd use an ear syringe to squirt way back...a Nettie pot won't work...doesn't get back far enough. Squirt into ears also. Repeat again after first application.

If there is some sever stinging while applying the sinus irrigation, that tells me that I'm killing a bad infection.

Next, idea I'd apply a "salts" poultice to the temples. I'd use a "Dead Sea Salts" liquid application ... at least three times. Warm of course and use a hand towel to thoroughly soak.

Oh, by the way...severe neck problems...atlas, axis, C 1, C 2....vertebrae injury can cause tension up the neck and into the temples. If there have been such neck injury, I'd look for a really good upper neck chiropractor. If chronic...I'd ONLY use a chiropractor who used a variation of the Pierce technique...which puts the head face down on a drop table and application is against the neck. I'd NOT let the doctor put my head in his hands as I lay on my back and twist my head. That last technique is counter productive in my opinion.

Mrs. A.
Posted by Mrs A. (London, Uk) on 07/20/2015

Some weeks ago there was a plea for a diagnosis in respect of "a clogging sensation in the temples, as if cling-film were tightly wrapped round the head" (though entirely pain free) - a sensation that had already persisted for a number of years. So far as I know the only response was from a fellow-sufferer.

I too am desperate to find the cause of this mysterious malady. Could it be the sinuses? But the sinuses are nowhere near the temples.

Pain-free it may be, but desperately debilitating, and there seems no end in sight. Is there perhaps a newcomer to this site, who missed the first query but who knows the answer?

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/12/2015

Robyn, I don't know what advice to give you but I just wanted to tell you that I am ever so glad that your're back with us here!!!

Posted by Robyn (Melbourne) on 07/12/2015

Still unfathomable pain!!!!!!! , so allergic still homeless, still suicidal, not diagnosed as addisons anymore, am making some cortisol but way under normal, still thyroid, liver, kidneys, pancreas not working well, can't metabolise fats, protein, carbs, metal toxicities, am trying to get accurate tests re: virals after 4 mths of neurofeedback, then lens biofeedback apart from PTSD shows an underlying condition. I remember I tested positive for tricarballyate a SIBO condition so am looking for ways to treat as the prokionetic antibiotics are $500 and not covered under medicare.

Posted by Rebel (Somewhere Usa) on 06/22/2015

Hey Oxygenman. I was just checking to see if you still visit here. I went on Facebook and tried to look up better health by understanding the cause, but came up empty. I am interested in the page if it still up.

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 06/18/2015

Hi Susan (Wv) --- I think it may be a nerve disorder. Since I am your age, I have had strange sensations on my scalp that kept wandering and I can imagine your concern. Someone younger than us reported recently the same on EC.

But since I apply warm sesame oil regularly to my head and in summertime VCO, it has not occurred again. Here I am lead by Ayurveda, with advice to do head oil treatment regularly. The herbal powder BRAHMI or also called GOTU KOLA is extremely beneficial for the brain and head and I have used it often and enjoy the calm brightness when taken it in warm water with honey if desired.

This herb is famous in India and also widely used for scalp infections and mental trouble. It has a wide range and is a superb blood cleanser so that it is also used for leprosy. Brahmi can be found in Indian stores. It is an herb that should be used in every household as advised by Vaidias , Ayurvedic doctors, in India. With over 5000 years wisdom, it surely is a blessing.

Best of success, Namaste, Om

Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 06/18/2015

Hello Ms. Susan,

About that feeling of water dripping on head...

I have a guess.

This is a nerve disorder....hence occasional twitching. And the coldness is common with a nerve disorder.

Well, what just might be causing this could be an infection that has randomly struck.

If me, I'd try some topical applications....turpentine...maybe a few drops applied to surface where the irritation is focused. If it is an infection application of Echinacea and/ or colloidal silver applied topically might get to the subcutaneous nerve. To really get the stuff there if I added a few drops of DMSO, that combination would be a great carrier AND also the DMSO itself being anti inflammatory might help.

Just some ideas.

Posted by Susan (Wv) on 06/17/2015

For the last couple days, I've been feeling a sensation in the left side of my head about four inches above my left eye just above the hair line. No pain. Just feels like drops of cold water falling on my head. Usually lasts a few minutes, not constant, I feel it every minute or so. Is this a symptom of anything or is it maybe nerves? Age 80. I only take 100 ct. Thyroid and vitamin d3,2000, and 500 ct of calcium. Don't take anything else. Any ideas on this. Thanks.

Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 05/26/2015

It might be a good idea to consult a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner or a Homeopathic practitioner. These alternative branches of medicine can often treat and detect ailments the mainstream medicine cannot.

Posted by James (Frostburg, Maryland) on 05/26/2015

You might try giving your daughter magnesium, such as magnesium citrate. Her body seems to be over-reacting to simple environmental-attack. Magnesium calms the body's defense-mechanisms. One 200 mg pill in the morning; or break the pill into two pieces then give one-half in the morning and one-half in the evening, typically with food.

Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 05/26/2015

Hello Sugar's Mom;

Re Sugar's reaction to illness...

Here's a hunch. You mention that you have Lyme. Sugar is 6. If your lyme predated Sugar's birth then her problem might be congenital. Even though Sugar is negative on lyme tests, we know those tests are all over the map and some aspects of lyme can be present causing the inflammation reaction. Look on EC site for turpentine cleanse advice.

Also consider doses of colloidal silver to see if there is any reduction in her condition given her age and weight. I might try a teaspoon once a day of the CS. I don't know how to calculate the turpentine remedy. I've seen at least one case of hives reduce greatly with CS.

Look up charcoal remedies on EC too.

All the above is what I'd try if I had a child with such a condition. Why don't you run these ideas by your doctor.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/26/2015

Sugar's Mom: maybe, until you get a better answer, you can start with anti-inflammatory foods and spices.

Posted by Timh (Ky) on 05/26/2015 2063 posts

There is obvious immune dysfunction as well as inflammation here that has an underlying cause.

Cleansing w/ very warm baths of 1/4 cup Epsom Salts and 1/4 cup Borax will help. Do these at least once per week. Stop by your local health food store and purchase a broad spectrum herbal antiparisite formula. I personally recommend Black Walnut Complex (Nature's Answer). If you have pets also use this herbal formula in their food.

A good whole food multivitamin/mineral specifically for children will help. Many of the otc multi that are manufactured by pharmaceutical industry are not recommended as they are very poorly absorbed and utilized. One common otc brand that I personally recommend is NatureMade. Most local health food stores have the best product options as compared to major retail stores.

Green drinks or "green smoothies" (which are a combination of green foods like Barley and Wheat Grass, Spirulina, Chlorella, Kelp etc.) are very popular now for people needing natural cleansing and vital energy.

Posted by Sugar's Mom (Utah) on 05/25/2015

I need some guidance. My 6 year old daughter has been a medical mystery since birth. As a baby she had some food sensitivities which she seems to have outgrown.

Her current ailment is about her reaction to illnesses. Any minor illness (UTI, ear infection, common cold) will be followed by excruciating back pain (she points to her spine) for a few days. It is bad enough she will be up all night and the pain is not relieved by Tylenol, heated rice bags, or anything else.

She also responds to illnesses by breaking out in hives. They can last for a few days to weeks. She is pretty clear in the mornings, but by evening they are all over her. Her feet will swell and hurt so much she has to crawl. The hives started when she was 2 years old and have been persistent. The back pain is new. Often the two will be combined.

We have taken her to MDs, specialists, and even my ND. No one seems to have an answer for her. I'm concerned that we may be overlooking a serious condition, but I'm not sure where to even turn at this point.

She has been tested for allergies (negative), Lyme (negative, but I have it), and has had all normal bloodwork other than it shows inflammation.

Any direction on where to search next would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 05/11/2015

Steve Beaverton from Oregon, could you update me on your progress with the pressure, candida, turpentine etc?

Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 05/11/2015

Steve Beaverton from Oregon, could you update me on your progress with the pressure, candida, turpentine etc?

Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 04/07/2015

Diflucan gets into the cerebrospinal fluid and works on the brain directly so the theory that the pressure is acutally caused by a fungus may be true. If this is the case then we need an antifungal substance that gets through the brain-blood barrier.

Moreover, medicine still does not understand nor recognize fungal or parasitic diseases as a problem because there are no reliable diagnostic tools for it, which may explain why we have not been properly diagnosed.

On the other hand, my pressure had started long before I developed any candida symptoms. I have had frequent sinusitis and used to eat a lot of sweets, though. However, at that time my digestion was perfect and I could eat whatever I wanted.

What you say about WIFI and EMF is interesting. There is definitely something about places like shopping malls that makes my pressure go unbearable. I figured out it must be something about the light, chemical smell, fans or electricity.

Hopefully my pressure has improved over the years up to a point where I don't have to wear a tight band over my head, but I do remember the pain.

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 04/06/2015

Hello Marcin from Toronto

For Vata the oils have to be warmed. In the hight of summer, coconut oil is better as it keeps the brain cool. Ayurveda states for vata constitution to remain young and well, there should be regular oleation with plenty for the head . So for the ears and inner nostrils as well as private parts.

It is interesting that a well oiled body is well aligned to the stars which can be experienced. However, don't look for it.

Oiling the soles of the feet before bed, will bring restfull sleep. Every organ in the body would benefit.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Steve (Beaverton, Oregon) on 04/06/2015

OMG! I've had mysterious pressure around my head for the past 13 years... and it's much worse now than several years ago. Mine gets way worse around WIFI devices and EMF... but lately, it's just bad all the time. I've had 2 CLEAN MRI's... so it remains a mystery; but I'm working on it constantly... 'cause I don't want it to turn into a tumor, etc.

I can say this: It's MUCH better when I can mitigate WIFI and EMF... and also, interestingly when I was taking Diflucan and Mebendazole, I almost felt 'cured'... which to me indicates that it's highly mycotoxin/fungus/parasite related. Unfortunately, these 'remedies' are always only temporary... so eventually, I'm totally going to try Bill's basic Candida protocol in the hopes that it addresses my head issues.

I also notice that my head improves when I have nothing holding me back emotionally. I had a few 'secrets' I was keeping from my wife... and once I confessed them, my head felt better. This is not the 'cure'... but I firmly believe that the 'cure' will not be forthcoming unless emotionally/spiritually everything is out in the open.

Well... let's keep in touch. I'm still in the dark about my head... but always getting closer. LOL... It's funny... like you, I'm always trying to find ways to alleviate the pressure. I find that putting my hand on the worst spot alleviates it... as does wearing a headband around my head and/or sunglasses on my head. People think I'm crazy when they see me with sunglasses on my head while in pitch dark places. I even sometimes have to wear them in bed (which happens to be encased in an EMF blocking fabric... this seems to have helped).

Take care! Steve

Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 04/06/2015

One more question, do I need to heat up the oil for vata head massage? I read that for pitta head massage, the oil does not have to be heated.

Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 04/05/2015

Wow, thanks, this information is of great importance to me! I will start the massage as soon as I get it. Namaste!

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 04/04/2015

Namaste Marcin, --

yes it is a vata symptom. I have had this over the years and it is as you describe it. It sort of disappeared when I used MahaNarayan oil, warmed and massaged into the scalp and the rest of the body. MahaNarayan oil has minerals added and is very beneficil for vata massage. So, warm oil massage is very important for vata as it is rejuvenating and unctuous for vata skin.

This should be a regular treatment.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 04/04/2015

What happened to your previous post? I remember you writing about this some two months ago. I replied but there was no answer.

I have been struggling with the same issue for the last 7 years or more. It is difficult to put in words because of the nature of the problem. It is not a headache, but a feeling of pressure inside the head. Like the feeling you experience when you try to connect two "+" magnets; but you feel it inside your head. Because of the nature of the problem, I was unable to find any help through web search. Some people online were describing the same experience but none had the answers. If I only knew the reason behind this pain it might have been easier to find a solution. Of course I visited neurologists but they had no answers. I even had a magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) test which showed my brain was perfectly healthy.

The pressure is alleviated when I press my hand against my head. When I am sitting in front of a table, I always rest my head on my hand, usually making it a fist and placing it beneath my chin. Or I place my hand on my forehead. That way the pressure becomes bearable and I am able to forget about it. It gets worse when I have to sit on a chair that has no table to put my arm on, which means that my head cannot rest on my hand. Then I start to notice it and struggle. I think of ways to somehow touch my head with a hand. For the same reason, lying on the ground (hard surface) on my back, my head pressing on the ground, also alleviates the pressure. But these are mere observations that are not very helpful.

A few years after I had developed the problems, I had the blessing to receive a herbalist's advice. He said I was exhibiting signs of wind (vata) aggravation. This refers to the theory of Ayurveda. He said that any contact with blowing wind will aggravate the pressure, and that I should avoid it. Sitting with fans on included. (Wind problem might also mess with your bowel movements, urination and eyesight. Thyroid issues might also be present. Also the feeling of cold in your feet and hands. I had them all to various degrees. You might be specifically prone to wind disorder if you have a wind or vata body type, a lanky emaciated type). And definitely, when I go to a shopping mall where the fans are on, my pressure immediately becomes unbearable. I was also able, on my own, to discover that ejaculation also makes the pressure become much worse. Check if this is true for you also.

The herbs that I used for my air problems and head pressure problem were Ashwagandha, Cleavers and Haritaki. I was also told to take Kaishore Guggulu but I was unable to get it at the time. Tell me more about the state of your health, for example if you are exhibiting any sings of air aggravation I had described above. I cured my belching, blurred eyesight and constant urinary tract infection with Ashwagandha pill 2 times in the morning and Cleavers tea 1 time in the morning and 1 time in the evening. The treatment had to be started with a three day long fast where I only drank water and ate raw fruits and veggies. I also had to drink plenty of water. But that did not cure the pressure. Maybe I should have taken them for a longer time.

Other herbs recommended to me were Haritaki and Kaishore Guggulu. I am now restarting my treatment.

Ashwagandha - warms the body, invigorates, for air disorders

Cleavers - cleans the lymphatic system

Haritaki - for air disorders, considered a king of medicine in Ayurveda

Kaishore Guggulu - formula that removes uric acid from the bones. This was specifically recommended for the pressure, though I am still looking for information on this formula. It detoxifies the musculoskeletal system. The connection might be it that the pressure in the head feels like it has to do something with the skull.

Anyway I will tell you what results I get.

Posted by Sam (Miami, FL) on 04/02/2015

Look into TCM approach to it. Here is a good site:

Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 04/02/2015

I read in one of my prayer books by Kenneth E Hagin that he saw a small demon monkey like thing clutching a mans head in a head lock and the man had a headache and he told the demon to set the man free and it left. I am not saying that is your situation .

I experience times when I eat something that my head feels suddenly like I have a tight vise gripping my head while I'm still chewing the food and it lasts for awhile and goes away.

Magnesium comes in many forms and one affects the brain and not the gut , I believe it is magnesium theonate or L - threonate, I haven't tried that one but it works for migraines in some people and helps memory for others.

You asked for suggestions, forgive me if I said anything offensive.

Posted by Myway (Delaware, Usa) on 04/01/2015

Charles, I just wanted to give you a suggestion because I had a similar condition years ago - but I realized it was the legs of my glasses had been worn tightly around my head for so many years. I didn't figure this out for about 1 year. The pain was similar to what you a constant pressure around my head. I simply started wearing my glasses loser and ventured into using contacts every so often. For me, this did the trick. BTW, I didn't realize my glasses were tight....

Good Luck! MyWay, :D