Mystery Diagnosis

| Modified on Mar 11, 2024
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 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 Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/08/2020

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

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 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 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 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 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 Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 07/09/2010

Hi Agt, I had Candida 4 or 5 years ago and managed to get rid of it using Ted from Bangkok's remedies. First, here is a link that will help you to understand the necessity for body alkalinity which would certainly be very effective at getting rid of your candida problem: Alkalinity and Sodium Bicarbonate

Here is a link to a comment stream where, in several detailed comments, I completely describe what protocols, herbs and supplements I used to rid myself of candida(my old anti-candida protocol): Candida Protocol

When I used this protocol I did not know what I know now from Ted's remedies -- 4 or 5 years later. My old remedy took a whole year to get rid of my candida, but Ted has said that you can get rid of it within four months. Here is the protocol I would use now to get rid of candida now:

To Improve your Body Terrain
*Take Ted's Lime/Lemon alkalizing remedies at least 2 times a day as recommended. These alkalizing remedies create the worst possible environment for the candida while simultaneously creating a healthy body terrain. Also take the BS with water remedy on it's own one hour before bed - this will help you get a good nights sleep. If you have problems with this, then use Ted's Carbicarb remedy -- this is more balanced and incorporates potassium to balance any sodium issues. Potassium citrate can be taken to more directly aid intracellular alkalization. See this link and read Ted's description.

*Take at least 2 tablespoons of VCO per day to help constipation and intestinal issues. VCO contains mainly medium chain saturated acids, very protective for the intestines, liver and blood. Contains lauric acid, caproic acid, caprylic acid and myristic acid -- these act as anti-microbials helping to destroy the candida as well as protecting the intestines from any further external microbial invasion. I don't use vegetable oils anymore, I cook only with VCO now.

*Take herb supplements like Milk Thistle or Dandylion because the candida die-off will create a big strain on both your immune system and the liver which will have to clear the dead candida debris and toxins from your blood. Think of this as taking out the candida trash. This die-off will give you flu-like or liverish symptoms and perhaps some diarrhea. Accept this and work your way through it as it should disappear once your body gains control again.

*Detox and get rid of heavy metals from your body. Due to diet and if you've taken medicinal drugs for any length of time you will have an accumulation of heavy metals. To get rid of this just drink green tea 2 or 3 times a day and eat Cilantro 3 times a week in salads. You can also use Sodium Thiosulphate to get rid of heavy metals, arsenic, cyanide and chlorine. These will get rid of heavy metals over time. Heavy metals create an ideal acidic environment for candida as well as for nanobacteria. See this link for more details on ST.

Remedies that Directly Attack the Candida
*Drink 1/4 teaspoon of borax (20 Mule Team Borax) in a litre of water throughout the day. Take this for 4 days on then rest for 3 days. So, 4 days on, 3 days off with the Borax. Borax is the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for bones and helps to balance the hormones as well as leeches out the fluoride from your body. Borax affects and raises your male hormones or androgen levels, which is why you must rest for 3 days -- to avoid gland over-stimulation. Read about Borax here.

*Methylene Blue (MB). You can buy this at any aquatics or fish supply store. Used to get rid of fungal and bacterial infections on fish. Also used throughout the last century as a successful anti-malarial. Taking MB on its own will turn your urine green and the whites of your eyes blue, but if you take at least 1000 mgs Vitamin C with the MB, these side-effects will not occur. Dosage: Two drops of a 0. 1% solution of MB in a full glass of water once or twice a day. Do not take MB after 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon - it gives you alot of energy so you will not be able to sleep! ! (I learned this the hard way. . . LOL) MB is a deep acting anti-fungal that is able to penetrate the blood/brain and blood/bone barriers of the body. MB is also a marvelous mitochondrial super anti-oxidant for your brain -- gives you lots of energy. Read about MB here.

*Supplementing with at least 12. 5 mgs of 5% lugols iodine per day -- two drops a day in a glass of water. You probably know the story of Dr Orian Truss, candida and lugol's iodine. Iodine will also help to balance your hormones and is also able to remove dangerous halogens like fluorine and bromine from your body.

*Hydrogen peroxide(food grade) I just use a capful of 3% HP in one litre of water a day when I need it. Sometimes I splash 3% HP all over my body, this kills everything bad topically as well as being absorbed quite well transdermally into my body by this method. Very potent against all forms of bacteria, viruses and fungus. See this link for more on HP.

Additional and Useful Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
*Vitamin C - Taken in the more alkaline form of Sodium Ascorbate -- at least 1000 mgs twice a day. Vit C is an anti-oxidant and also chelates heavy metals as well

*Magnesium -- Taken as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate. Dosage: 250 mgs twice a day. Magnesium is involved in over 300 major enzyme body processes and also gets rid of any staph or strep bacteria quite well. Magnesium Chloride is the best form of magnesium in my opinion.

*Natural Sea Salt or Fulvic/Humic Acid. Both of these will act in the same way as absorbtion synergists as well as help create a healthy intestine and help to supply other much needed minerals to your body.

Avoid the following: all sugar and sugar foods, dairy, vegetable oils, aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, soft drinks, junk foods, fried foods, baked goods containing white flour, red meat. Your diet should contain low amounts of white meat like chicken, turkey and fish with high amounts of vegetables. Rice is OK. See this link for more descriptions from Ted on Candida.

For parasite problems see Ted's recommendations here:

Parasite Problems
Another useful anti-parasite protocol is Hulda Clark's -- using tincture of Black Walnut, Artemesia, cinnamon, clove etc.

Regarding your common family illness problems you should investigate the following as possible causes:
* Poor common family diet
* Fungal and other infestations in your house. Poor plumbing, septic tank leakage.
* District or Common neighbourhood medical problems caused by poor local sewage disposal, poor water supply or a nearby chemical processing plant etc.

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 Art (California) on 09/26/2020 2159 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 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 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.

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.

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 08/02/2011

I also live in considerable constant pain resulting from an old, but severe gunshot wound to my abdomen that blew my right kidney and most of my liver and half my large intestine out my back. At times the pain seems very bad to me. The one thing that really does help is to cry like a baby for as long as I feel like it. This really does work. Sometimes I feel pretty good for 2 or 3 days after a good cry. I guess you could call it CRY BABY THERAPY. It does work, at least for me....Oscar

Posted by Art (California) on 08/28/2022 2159 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 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 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.

Melanie's Son
Posted by Love (Nyc) on 11/19/2022

What is he currently taking and eating? Have you tried bone broth, oregano oil, vitamins d, c, b, probiotics? Look into these. I hope he's not eating gluten, sugar, or cow dairy? What about EFT emotional freedom technique? Show him things that will make him laugh, and keep him away from worry and fear. Sending him a lot of love. Search and focus on solutions only.

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 10/10/2020 446 posts

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

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 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.

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

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 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 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 Mike (New Jersey, Usa) on 11/08/2012

Hello Ann in Australia. We are all like pioneers rediscovering natural cures and deeper insight. At 65 I am dealing with the fact that I have not taken as good care of myself all my life as I could have if I had known more. We are all victims of processed and polluted foods that are depleated through the use of chemical fertilizers. To this could be added chemtrail pollution, fluoride, steroids picked up in the meat of factory farm animals, and a stressed based culture.

Juice fasting has helped me, suplimented with powdered charcoal, which picks up the released toxins before they can be reabsorbed by the body and making you feel bad. I had used activated charcoal, found on the internet, and also a formula containing clay, apple pectin and aloe.

Sulphur is something the body needs but is in very low supply due to the fertilizers, at least in the US, made from coal tar. MSM is sulphur, and some other products are variations of it. DMSA detoxifies lead and mercury, it is said. I'm trying it out tomorrow when it arrives in the mail. - NAC inhibits inflamation and helps in replenishing glutathione. A number of helpful things are attributed to both of these products. Another useful thing might be iodine, which helps the thyroid regulate the metabolism. Obviously if there is not enough of this in the body there can be problems.

I've gotten rid of candida with juniper berries, which I picked off trees but is sold in capsules. - When my heart area felt unwell, due to smoking too much, I was definately helped with the herb Hawthorn Berry. Also taking Milk Thistle for the liver. My understanding is that if the liver is overloaded from the various toxins we take in or produce with medications - the garbage is stored rather than processed out, leading to possible problems anywhere else in the body, which could give some explanation to fibromyalgia and similar strange conditions.

What i've most recently discovered which should be very helpful if what they say is true, is systemic enzymes. Like Nattokinase, which cleans the blood of inflamation causing fibran. ( I never knew about 'fibrin'. ) You will have to look these things up to get a better concept of what they are supposed to do and why they are important. If anything helps, please pass it on. We are really dependent on one another; not on the established medical system or the government or the advertisers. Just normal people, all around the world, sharing and caring.

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 03/03/2012

Monaque, so sorry for your loss and your other son's condition. I recommend you look into Dr. Terry Wahl's story. She is a Dr who has cured herself of MS. She has some great videos on youtube called "Food as Medicine". She researched herself things that would cure the mitochondria in her body and ended up going back to a paleo diet and took some natural supplements like coq10 (great for mitochondria) and cod liver oil. She eats a ton of raw food each day. I would think juicing would also have a great effect. Anyway she went from being in a wheelchair and unable to sit up, to participating in a bike marathon. She said that there is no reason the brain can't heal and regenerate since every other part of the body can.

Anyway it may be a good starting point for you to start researching. She is very inspirational.

Posted by Treadlightly (St Paul, Mn, USA) on 05/27/2012

I'm truly sorry about your story... however, your frame of mind has everything to do with how successful you are with your recovery.

Surround yourself with people who love and care about you... If someone is smoking around you and you faint, perhaps they are not true friends. You need to let them go and move on. If you have no friends, find some. No excuses. Be brave and put yourself first in a loving care manner, but also your husband, as much as you can. Anger and guilt WILL eat you from the inside.

i get the feeling that your senses are way overloaded. Find herbs and teas that calm and soothe, such as camomile. Avoid for now, any accostment on your senses, including loud music, (classical music is wonderful and healing), spicy foods, angry or thoughtless words ( both to speak and be heard), rough touch... you get my drift.

For now I would suggest a total detox, no white flour, processed foods. Brown rice for calming nerves.

I will be sending white light out for your recovery... Pray if you are of faith, that alone will be positive thought. think only of positive and abundance and healthy body as much as you are able and work towards a goal of health and away from a place of anger and sorrow.

please keep us updated.

Posted by Kira (Bucharest, Romania) on 06/28/2012

Sorry if I might seem harsh, but the situation might worsen if you don't act. Friends might help, doctors, perhaps, but I found, the hard way that there is a power within us, that can help us more.

Also go out in the sun whenever possible, and rediscover the simple pleasures in life - bird's song, flowers and all nature.

Don't blame yourselves or the others, just pick up your life as it is and make it better.


Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 11/28/2011

Dr. Orian Truss in the 1950's cured many people with Lugols iodine because he thought a lot of diseases were as a result of candida. He didn't just give one or two drops a day - he had great success with 6-78 drops 4 x per day for 3 weeks... He had great success.

Read the article I have linked to. Best of luck

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 10/08/2020 446 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 Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 10/08/2020 446 posts

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

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

Especially if he had antibiotics, I would think candidiasis.

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

It might be thrush.

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

What is the appearance of his tongue? White?

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 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!

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 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 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 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.)

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 03/12/2017

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 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!

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 Cda (Tucson, Az.) on 01/28/2015

Joeelli: From your first several sentences, it sure sounds like Candida (fungal) overgrowth, because you list multiple yeast/ fungal locations. As to low pressure streams, and how other systems could cause that, you may need to study to learn more.

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

Research borax and 100% Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine.

Posted by Robyn (Melbourne) on 07/10/2014

Some might understand how it feels to be in severe chronic pain that never ends. 21 yrs now, since 3 serious virus, actually my whole 53 yrs as I had a hangover every day of my life from food. Some might understand what it is like to be tortured by a speck of dust, of pollen, of chemicals, of people covered in deodorant, shampoos, washing powder, make up, I could quite literally die if they have perfume on. Not many understand what it is like to be a woman living in a car because you can't tolerate building materials much less pesticides and other chemicals that live in houses. Apparently I'm very toxic that I can't seem to remove, virals constantly, I can't metabolise foods, make ATP, liver, pancreas, thyroid, immune dysfunctional and adrenals are dead.

I can't have a pet to love. I have tried to find a purpose, something to live for or something to love but to no avail. EMFs prohibit me from using the computer for more than a few minutes, a phone never, I can't go near a person. I have no friends, family, place to live, work I can do, I can't sit up for long. I fail to find anything I can do or be. And since I've tried everything on here and the net (most making me worse) I have decided to give up. I am interested in how people are finding purpose.

Posted by Timh (KY) on 07/11/2014 2063 posts

Robyn: As distant as it may seem, there are a few people in this world that actually, to a substantial degree, love, care, and understand the condition of all living beings on this planet. Their heart breaks over people as yourself. These big-hearted people have been infused w/ divine love and that love lives to give. This all seems abstract on the surface, but in that mental space, they hold you in their arms. They are, as we would say, angels. Beyond this pleasure/pain world, they are dreaming their love for all things. The secret is to surrender to this divine love; it's the same love we were created from and are going back too. Unfortunately all will not return, they love evil and that's their thing.

I also, have been very ill for a long time, and have only recently begun to make some strides in recovery from a severe environmental illness much like your own (with the exception of extreme chemical sensitivity, although I may classify as moderate CS).

Now, back to your physical condition. It is very important to frame your beliefs & expectation around some point of possible wellness, however seeming impossible. Rsw has just been giving me that hope & encouragement that is beneficial for wellness. This works both ways. All my time here on E.C. is a getting/giving relationship. Part of your own recovery is going beyond yourself to help others, even if this involves only intent. Intent is another necessary aspect of the goal of wellness. And of course staying as positive as possible.

Back to specifics, have you not had EDTA chelation for the removal of the Copper?? Those Copper levels must come down somehow. Does Sodium Thiosulfate taken orally remove Copper? EDTA can also be LET'd and taken orally and will remove the Copper, but you must also replenish the body w/ broad spectrum mineral supplement. Calcium AEP & Hemp Oil have only recently made major improvements in me and I am sure I would be near dead or dead now without those natural remedies.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/11/2014

Robyn, Timh is very right. Also, I once heard that "the fact that you were born, already means that G-d (or the Universe, or whatever) cares. We are not to take our own lives, they are not our own. Obviously you are doing something very positive by just BEING (besides everything you are trying) because, as you see, people do respond, so you are getting them thinking of ways to help you! And this in itself already spreads goodness in this world!

Posted by Mr Ree (Usa) on 07/11/2014

Robyn, "The bigger your problem...the bigger your destiny." Do not be intimadated by the size of your problem. God will fight your battles. He has connections to make things happen. Set your thermostat on healing, faith and victory...It can be done...

Try organic carrot juice and only that for 30 days...I'm sure it will change your status...4-6 glasses a day, of course spread out...If you can't afford the organic buy regular carrots and wash throughly.

The other thing is to take sea salt baths daily..OR if you live near the ocean, go in for 45 minutes daily...

Please report back with the results...

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/11/2014

Dear Robyn,

I saw your post this morning but was unable to write until now. My heart goes out to you. I am sorry you are suffering so much.

I have been thinking of you since I read your post. Feeling hopeless is miserable, on top of terrible pain. What I do know is that of the people I have known in the past who were truly suicidal (made attempts but failed) all of them went on to live and indeed overcome their circumstances to an extent, some quite abundantly. While it never seems as if they will, things do always change.

Have you ever read the book, Joni by Joni Earekson Tada? It is an amazing book of human courage in the face of dreadful circumstances. In the 60's, Joni was in a diving accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down. She was suicidal. She was 17 at the time. She has lived decades of a fruitful, though often full-of-pain life. She would say she is glad she lived.

I agree with the others who affirm that your life is indeed precious. And you yourself understand a need to have someone to whom you can show love, but cannot figure out how under your current circumstances.

This morning my family was at a nursing home where our family goes monthly to sing with the residents. I was sitting by a 20 something year old girl who is in there for life. She was in a care accident that left her paralyzed and brain damaged. Another lady is elderly and dying of I am not sure what. Each of the residents there has their story of pain. But many still sang and smiled and talked. Humans do have a pretty strong will to live and connect with others. I always leave that place feeling very blessed to be able to walk and do dishes etc, things I usually take for granted.

For me, my purpose in life is God and my fellow man. Whenever I take my eyes off of that, I am prone to sink into melancholy.

Even when I have been failed by humans in some way, I always have Jesus, the Rock of my strength. At my lowest times, He has sustained me. And He has known pain, too. "He was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief." When I am low, the Psalms are a comfort, especially singing them.

I will pray for your healing. I think Mr. Rhee's carrot juice plan sounds excellent if you can implement it. And I will pray for you to find a way to reach out to others. People that have suffered much often have much to give, as it sounds in your case.

Please keep us posted. Take it a day at a time. An hour at a time, or a minute at a time.


~Mama to Many~

Posted by Andrea C (Wales) on 07/16/2014

Hi Robyn xxx I'm sorry for your suffering I too had MCS and it nearly killed me a few times. And I had to avoid people, places and things big time too. And I too got that I wanted to die rather than face more years of torture and isolation. Mine was caused by Medication, a mold, and breathing in fumes from cars on a main road I lived on.

And prior to that I lived in an area where there was a huge leak from a nearby Chemical plant at the time I walked past it so everything came to get me at once it seems. Blood test showed I was seriously toxic after Doctor's trying to say it was 'A Mental problem?'

I have recovered really well and some things only bother me a tiny bit now, but nothing to write home about. To be honest I know that it's residual fear from when certain things that used to effect me badly to the point of near death, or dying. But this will go away soon like many things now have, and life is worth living and a big adventure, and not just an every day trial for me just to live for one more minute.

By accident I found a community of MCS sufferers on-line a few day's ago while looking for something else. Here is the .com address...

There are many like you and worse than you although I know that right now that's the last thing in the universe that you're going to believe, but don't give up. Have faith in yourself and your bodies infinite wisdom to heal in the right circumstances. And faith in yourself to learn how and what to do. It will come, the Universe will send the answer, all you have to do is just be willing to watch, listen and do. And bit by bit everything will fall in to place and you will get well. Never-mind 'diagnoses': your ears are the one that hears that.

Your Body knows nothing about it except to look for what it need's to repair itself. And remember you are way more than your body, you are not your body, you just reside in it. And neither are you anyone else or their diagnoses or trials, we are all unique. But one thing we all have in common is the capacity to heal and hang any diagnoses.

It's too easy to get disheartened just because your pain has now got 'a name?' This does nor sum up who and what you are and diagnoses? There are more misdiagnoses than correct ones and wrong survival time line's given. If they where correct then I should have died more times than a quarter of earth's population by now man!!!

There is lots of things at 'Planet Thrive' that will help you and you can get in touch and there are more than you know understand exactly what you are going through. In fact they considered themselves 'A Tribe' as they all know what each other is going through and here is some where where you will and can fit in and get help and support from as well as all of us here at EC.

Love and hugs xx Andrea C xxxx

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/22/2014

Robyn, I don't know how I can help you but I love you and suspect that many here do too, without ever having seeing you!! Whoever we are, we send you hugs and hope, even though we don't yet know how/what will help you.

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 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 06/19/2016

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 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 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 Nanowriter (Hotspot, Texas) on 05/25/2014

Whenever symptoms include a burning sensation, I immediately think B vitamin deficiency. A quick check on Lyrica side effects mentions B1 (thiamin) depletion from taking it, also Vitamin D.

Drinking tea or coffee would further deplete your B vitamins, so that is my guess as to why your symptoms worsen with caffeine use. Thiamin deficiency is also associated with decreased circulation to the brain, which may explain your brain fog.

It's funny--the Lyrica is for nerve pain, I take it, but it causes a vitamin B deficiency, which leads to nerve damage. Lots of pharmaceuticals seem to operate that way!

Hope that curing it is as simple as taking some B complex vitamins--best of luck.

Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 02/22/2013 2063 posts

Shelly: You have begun your healing journey and will surely see some improvements after seeing the Naturalpath. If you could paste the notes you've taken from your recent diagnostics, that will help during your visit.

You seem to have a parasite infestation as well as some type pathogen. You will need to do Immune Boosting Therapies and maybe some blood building (take BlackStrap Molasses for this). Filter the air and water in your home. Take any nutritional supplements that are recommended in any of your symptoms. If your lucky you can make an almost 100% turn-a-round, but be warned that in many cases, these type conditions are chronic and are sometimes never completely resolved. Case-in-point, Mycoplasma or Lyme infections are very difficult to rectify. Round, Pin, and Hookworm can be resolved, but the Liver Fluke and Tapeworm infestations can be very difficult to irradiate.

Try to allocate some time reading up on conditions here on E.C., update your questions and progress, and we (E.C. members) will help you get your health back.

Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 02/26/2013 2063 posts

Shelly: Conventional Medicine is 90% reluctant to test for parasites, so a ND would be your best bet. He/She can order a stool test that can determine pathogens as well as parasites. The Parasite hypothesis is likely true because they weaken the immune system and then you get a fungal infection that resist treatment. You can also get an Hair Analysis from your ND to determine mineral levels ie deficiencies, as well as possible heavy metal contamination (which would also induce untreatable fungal infection).

I made the same mistake of drinking ground water on more than one occasion and seem to have contracted the flukes. The standard herbal protocol for Parasites is Black Walnut Hulls, Clove, and Wormwood. For flukes in particular, Myrrh is recommended in addition to the prior. The flukes in particular are insidious because there are five stages that can inhabit the body, which in all could number in the millions. Research fluke symptoms to further determine your case.

Begin boosting your immunity with Zinc and Vit-A; these will also hasten healing particularly the intestines (which get eroded by Candida). Any of the detox protocols here on E. C. would be recommended in your situation.

Lots of info and personal testimonies here on E.C. for your perusal. Find a good Naturopath in your area.

Update us on your condition. Hoping you will get well soon.

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

I would consider competent Energy Healing for this situation.

Posted by Mildred (Albuquerque, Nm) on 01/24/2013

White oak bark was incredibly effective in ridding my body of an overabundance of candida.

Posted by Bill (San Fenando, Philippines) on 04/17/2014

Hi Robyn...It's good to hear from you again and I'm sorry that your problems are still so serious. Because of your complex and widespread problems, I will just describe my own opinion and perhaps suggest some ways out for you. I also know that you have a lack of funds problem, so I'll try to keep the remedies cheap wherever possible.?

From what you describe, you seem to have the following problems:

Serious digestive and Intestinal Issues
Serious candida and bacterial issues
No Energy
High Copper toxicity in the body
Liver problems
Kidney/Addison's Disease/Adrenal Problems
Probable Thyroid issues
Not digesting proteins Stressed pancreas(low insulin)
Allergies/Chemical Sensitivities

The greatest and most serious problem that you have, mainly caused by your candida and other bacterial infections, is poorly functioning digestion and poor nutrient absorption in the intestines. The intestines is the throne of candida; this is where the majority of candida toxins are being pumped out into your intestines and your body; lack of nutrients in your blood(from poor digestion and absorbtion) together with inefficient excretory clearance of toxic waste by your stressed liver/kidney is what is causing the toxin build up resulting in all the mental, physical, hormonal and metabolic distress in your body; this is also what is putting such severe stress on organs like your liver and kidneys.

So, above all and as a priority, you must act and do all you can to revive and heal your intestines first. Then your body will not be poisoned from all those toxins and you can excrete the toxins quickly and properly. Your healed intestines will then be able to absorb all nutrients properly into the blood and organs via the blood in order to feed your own body properly. Healing the intestines like this will also stop chemical sensitivities and allergies which is such a huge problem for you.

Some suggestions for you.

If you can do it, obtain sodium molybdate and take 25 mgs a day with water for two weeks. This acts to kill candida, it removes copper and will neutralize all the candida aldehyde toxins rapidly. You should take this protocol, which is Ted's protocol, for two weeks on and then one week off in a cycle like that. If you cannot find sodium molybdate, use the ordinary molybdenum sold in the health shops. Buy molybdenum at the highest RDA dosage -- which is 900 mcgs -- and take that at least 3 times a day(outside mealtimes) if you can. You should also take 25 mgs zinc every day. Zinc also helps to get rid of excess copper in the body. Both Vitamin C and Manganese (mineral that supports SOD) will also help reduce excess copper in the body. See this link.

Supplement organic Aloe Vera Oil at mealtimes -- one teaspoon. The extracts from this plant are extremely healing for the body and for the intestines. Aloe vera works to heal no matter whether you have an alkaline or acid body. It's a healer and a balancer that also acts to kill candida and bad bacteria. Another beneficial oil -- especially healing for allergies -- is organic Black Seed Oil (Nigella sativa). Taken with meals -- one teaspoon.

Here is a drink that will help you with your candida issues. In a glass of water, add the following:

MSM (Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane)-- One teaspoon -- Supplies essential sulfur to the body. Helps to heal the intestines. Heals allergies as well.

5% Lugols Iodine -- 6 drops. The benefits of iodine are too numerous to list but here are some of them: kills candida and bacteria, supports healthy thyroid, supports proper bone formation, needed for proper digestion, ammunition for the immune system. Work up to the full dosage slowly!! Follow the guidelines for iodine supplementation and take the extra nutrients shown here: Guide to?Supplementing with Iodine.pdf

Ascorbic Acid-- 1/4 teaspoon.

Lemon Juice-- one lemon

Add sodium bicarbonate until the fizzing stops -- this creates the alkaline form -- ascorbate(anti-oxidant) and citrate(for energy) which are highly beneficial for the body. If you have sodium issues then you should take potassium gluconate to balance the sodium. Take this drink twice a day outside mealtimes.

Other remedies to try:

Borax Water (as shown on EC) -- Kills candida and mycoplasma, removes fluoride, helps bone formation, and rebalances hormones. Superb anti-fungal and parasite killer.

Magnesium Chloride as Magnesium OiL. 10 drops twice a day with water at mealtimes. Helps to regulate excess calcium in the blood and does 300 other useful things in the body. If you can't find mag oil -- use magnesium citrate -- 250 mgs twice a day.

The Pure Gum Turpentine or Kerosene Protocol. This protocol kills a huge range of pathogens including candida and parasites. It is also the only protocol I know of that can efficiently get rid of candida and bacterial biofilms in the intestines. See the Turpentine section on EC for dosages. Normally turpentine is supplemented at one teaspoon a day three times a week. It is normally taken mixed with either molasses or honey and castor oil. The castor oil also kills the candida but also helps to spread the turps throughout the intestines. Word of warning: if you are heavily infested with candida then you will get a Herx reaction from this remedy -- so start small and go slow with the dosages. See this link:

Poor Digestion-- Take betaine HCL with pancreatic enzymes (pancreatin)at every meal. Also eat papaya fruit at every meal. Papaya contains papain which will digest proteins in either an acid or alkaline environment. Add BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) to your diet. This will help to fix allergy problems and will also help tp boost protein digestion.

Liver/Kidney Support-- Alpha Lipoic Acid(300 mgs twice a day at meals), Milk Thistle (500 mgs twice a day at meals) and Selenium(200 mcgs twice a day at meals). You can also eat 4 to 6 brazil nuts a day to obtain proper daily amounts of selenium and glutamine.

Adrenal and Thyroid Problems-- As well as Lugol's Iodine, I would also consider using bio-identical hormones from porcine or bovine sources. This is really the quickest way to improve your adrenal and thyroid issues. But you will have to get tested and recommendations first from a qualified naturopath on this.

Enemas-- If you are taking molybdenum to remove copper then coffee enemas that you say contain copper become a non-problem. For the coffee enemas you should really be using ground organic coffee beans. All sorts of pathogens can hide away and become untouchable in the lower intestines -- including parasites and candida. Enemas will get rid of this hiding place and help to clear out and make your lower intestines healthy again. Coffee enemas also expel all the toxic waste that tends to accumulate in and stress the liver. That's why coffee enemas are so important and beneficial -- because it helps the body to excrete and get rid of liver toxins fast.

Another suggestion for you. Walter Last, a well-known Australian alternative healer, lives not far from Melbourne and his views on candida and problems such as yours are knowledgeable and honest. If you can, I would try contacting him in your area as a reliable naturopath for some support.

Posted by Alfred (Bangkok, Thaialnd) on 03/14/2012

It's been awhile.. But the Herb that I thought a Weed is Fantastic.. Loaded with Vitamins E, C, Omega and many other.. Cost us nothing Free.. Just find it growing wild in your garden or out in the street. Easy to grow.. Just clip off a Branch.. Place in any kind of soil.. Keep damp for few days.. It roots itself.. Need little water. Just clip off a branch, several branches, place in your blender with 50% water some ice cubes. And blend if u do not like the flavor , add some carrots, will make it sweeter. Very, very healthy.. One more thing.. If you have stomach challenges.. I table spoon cinnamon to 3 table spoons raw honey.. In 3 cups of not too hot water.. Mix and drink during the day.. In about a week.. New stomach.. no pain.

stay well folks.. Ted.. Please do not forget him.. He spends all of his money on new remedies to get people healthy.. He wants all of you to be healthy.. He has no car and lives in one room.. He is on a mission. So Please when he helps you.. WE must help him with Donations.

my best, Alfred

Posted by Monaque (Chicago, Illinois) on 03/04/2012

Yes both of my sons weer immunized. I was not on any medications while pregnant. Thanks to all who replied will look into all the information given and let you know the results.

Posted by Dud (Up The Creek In, Wv, Usa) on 03/09/2012

in reply to: 03/08/2012: Monaque from Chicago, Illinois---Monique; I was doing some research on cellular biochemistry related to autism disorder tonite, and ran across the following websites. The author, William Walsh, who has a clinic in WAREENVILLE, ILL [your state] was discussing a "orthomolecular" treatment [vitamins] for autism, and related diseases. He mentioned briefly how his boss used to use dilantin drug as a methyl donor nutrient for under-methylated patients, with good effect...... I quote:

....... The late and great Carl Pfeiffer would occasionally resort to use of the anti-histamines Benedryl or Dilantin in high-histamine persons who were slow to respond. Avoidance of folate supplements is essential for most undermethylated persons, an exception being autism. .............


Perhaps you would benefit from speaking to Dr. William Walsh.

[ note: I myself have not used his protocol, I have never spoken to Mr. Walsh ]

more quotes that mite help you understand the therapy:


Most persons with depression, oppositional defiant disorder, OCD, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia exhibit a genetic abnormality in methylation..... Which appears to be central to their illness. Carl Pfeiffer, MD, PhD of Princeton, NJ was a pioneer in this field. (Oct 3, 2003)

About 25 years ago, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer (Princeton, NJ) identified the condition he called "histapenia" or histamine deficiency. After studying the metabolism of more than 20, 000 schizophrenics he learned that this
"low histamine" syndrome was common in anxiety, panic disorders, and classical paranoid schizophrenia. His enormous biochemistry database revealed that most histapenics suffered from (1) copper overload and (2)
deficiency of folic acid and/or B-12. More importantly, he found that aggressive therapy using folic acid, B-12, and B-3 usually produced dramatic improvements in these persons. Pfeiffer thought the improvements were largely due to elevating histamine levels in the body & brain.

Subsequent research has indicated that the improvements are due to normalizing the methyl/folate ratio. This ratio is important in the BH4 rate-controlling step in catecholamine synthesis (dopamine & norepinephrine). Also, methyl/folate abnormalities can impact genetic expression of many biochemicals. At any rate, too much methyl results in overproduction of DA and NE, and vice versa.

Most traditional autism experts believe that autism is "incurable" and that the associated "mental retardation" cannot be reversed. This is so wrong!!! There are tens of thousands of families that despair upon hearing this pronouncement..... And just give up! Please continue your efforts to get the truth out --- It could make a big difference in the life of many of these children. (Feb 20, 2003)

For years, autism was the most difficult population for our clinic to work with, compared to persons diagnosed with behavior disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar, or schizophrenia. However, this has changed following our discovery of the central importance of the metallothionein protein in ASD and development of metallothionein-promotion therapy

At Dr. Rimland's request, we carried out a small outcome study about 6 months ago which measured the impact of MT-Promotion for 46 patients. I presented the results at a D. A. N. "Think Tank" at which Dr. Amy Holmes' outcome results for MT-Promotion were presented by Stephanie Cave. There is no doubt that autism outcomes are far better at the Pfeiffer Center since MT-Promotion. Our group of 46 patients ranged from ages 3 to 18. A few of the families were unable to achieve compliance & a couple others gave up after a couple of days. More than 85% of the 41 families that achieved compliance reported impressive gains in cognition, speech, and socialization. More than 20% reported irritability and sleep problems, usually coincident with improved cognition or speech. Only 10% of the compliant families reported zero progress.

We have seen more than 2,000 autism-spectrum children.... And agree completely about the value of sensory imputs. I've become convinced that the primary problem in autism is not so much a damaged brain, but rather a brain that has not completely matured. PT, OT, etc shower the brain with stimuli which enhance development of new neuronal connections which are especially needed in the hippocampus & amygdala of autistics. Biochemical therapies which normalize the pruning, development, and growth inhibition processes in the brain are also vital. (Feb 3, 2003)

My clinic has seen more than 2,500 autism-spectrum children and I'm convinced that most of these kids have above average intelligence. We've seen many who were labeled "retarded" with IQ scores below 50..... Who later had IQ scores above 120 following therapies such as CF/GF diets, metallothionein-promotion, normalization of the G. I. Tract, behavioral therapies, etc. The problem is with the test methods, not the innate intelligence of the children.


In my opinion, a wide variety of environmental triggers can trigger autism, including oxidative stress (e. g., mercury), immune crises (e.g. Multiple vaccines or serious illness), severe emotional or physical stress, etc. It is very possible that the stress of circumcision could cripple metallothionein & impair brain development, at least temporarily. I'm not aware of peer-reviewed evidence of differences in autism incidence between circumcised and non-circumcised children.

Stresses of all kinds deplete metallothionein..... In persons without metal-metabolism disorders, the stress automatically induces production of more metallothionein. In autism, the metallothionein system has gone AWOL. (May 17, 2003)

Our Center's autism outcomes have greatly improved since beginning metallothionein-promotion therapy. It's no longer a surprise when a young autistic child becomes free of all traces of autism. We are a public charity and have made this protocol available to more than 100 doctors, many of whom report treatment successes. MT-Promotion must be done very carefully to avoid zinc depletion which can result in temporary worsening of behavior, stimming, enuresis, etc.


Most ASD individuals exhibit a genetic tendency for undermethylation. A relative few exhibit a genetic tendency for overmethylation. However, it's important to consider the impact of (1) inadequate diet and (2) inefficient digestion/absorption which is present in most of these individuals. Regardless of innate tendency for methylation, many ASD individuals are starved for all components of the SAM cycle and MTHF. In other words, they are deficient (across the board) in most nutrients. Two of the greatest deficiencies in ASD appear to be B-12 and methionine. B-12 is one of the most difficult vitamins to assimilate in healthy persons, and the situation is much worse if significant G. I. Tract problems exist. The principal source of methyl groups is methionine from dietary protein. However, most ASD children receive inadequate amounts of dietary protein AND are very inefficient in cleaving the complex proteins into the amino acid units to enable absorption. Folic acid is also in a deficiency state in many ASD children...... Including children with a genetic tendency for overmethylation and folic acid overload.

Supplementation of any nutrients which are in a deficiency state leads to better health and overall functioning. However, care must be taken to limit the supplementation of nutrients which tend toward overload (for genetic reasons).

Therefore supplementation of folic acid and B-12 can help an undermethylated ASD child who is deficient in these nutrients. However, these same children TEND to develop excessive levels of folates.... and vigilance is needed to avoid going beyond correctioon of the folate deficiency.


Most ASD individuals exhibit a genetic tendency for undermethylation. A relative few exhibit a genetic tendency for overmethylation. However, it's important to consider the impact of (1) inadequate diet and (2) inefficient digestion/absorption which is present in most of these individuals. Regardless of innate tendency for methylation, many ASD individuals are starved for all components of the SAM cycle and MTHF. In other words, they are deficient (across the board) in most nutrients. Two of the greatest deficiencies in ASD appear to be B-12 and methionine.

Aggressive methylation therapy can be very successful, but usually involves a very slow response. Typically, treatment with methionine, calcium, magnesium, B-6, etc requires about 2 months before the patient before any progress is evident --- and 6-12 months are required for all of the benefits to be attained. Please note that whole blood histamine is a marker for innate methylation tendency, but is not an indicator of wellness or the degree to which undermethylation has been overcome. Undermethylated patients can become quite well without their histamine lab results changing at all.

One way to speed up the process of recovery is to use SAMe supplements in the beginning. Undermethylated patients usually report nice progress after the first week or two. SAMe is quite expensive, and can be gradually
replaced by methionine after a couple of months.


Pfeiffer Treatment Center
Health Research Institute
4575 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL

Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 03/10/2012 2063 posts

This explains why the initial Russian treatments of Autism were seeing exceptional healing rates using Dimethylglycine (DMG). Many nutrition manufacturers have combined most of these good methyl donors in one formula usually labeled "homocysteine formula". It's important to never take methionine without sufficient B's, especially B-12 so as to not actually create enormous amounts of homocysteine. And for those who do not respond to this standard nutritional protocol, most all these B's are also produced in their biological active or coenzymated forms. B-12 as Methylcobalamin, B-6 as Pyridoxy-5-phosphate, and a new active Folic Acid.

Posted by Dud (Up The Creek In, Wv, Usa) on 03/10/2012

in reply to : 03/08/2012: Monaque from Chicago, Illinois writes: "I forgot to mention when my son was admitted in the hospital at 4 for the seizures he was given a dose of dilantin and ......"

You have asked this forum if any one has ever heard of the drug "dilantin" being used for any other disorders other than it's normal use for epilepsy siezures. The answer is : yes. It is on record as being used for about 80 other conditions. About 15 years ago I got a free hardback book on dilantin, witten by a millionare by the name of Jack Dreyfuss. He wrote the book and distributed it free of charge, to anyone that asked for it. He used dilantin to treat his depression. He found out it was a powerfull medicine for many diseases, but the industrial-military-pharmaceutical complex could not make money on it, because the patent had run out many years ago. So they ditched it.

Mr Dreyfuss created a $ 70,000,000 [70 million] medical foundation just to spread the word about the good news about dilantin. He died in 2009 at the age of 96. the books he wrote are still available for sale. His medical foundation has a website on the internet, telling about dilantin research, and all the details of it's use. Go to: .
Jack Dreyfus and The Story of a Remarkable Medicine. DILANTIN

This web site is dedicated to the life and work of Jack Dreyfus, founder of Dreyfus & Co, the Dreyfus Fund, and the Dreyfus Health Foundation, set up to researching the benefits of a drug called Dilantin (phenytoin).

You can read how Jack dealt with the severe depression that affected him in the late 1950s. After seeing a physician six days a week, for over five years, Jack had the incredible luck to think that the depression was caused by inappropriate electrical activity in his body. He asked his physician to allow him to try the drug, Dilantin, that was used for epilepsy. To the surprise of both Jack Dreyfus and the doctor, he returned to good health, promptly. This section looks at Jack's efforts to bring this remarkable drug to the attention of doctors and the United States government.

Finally, in "Clinical Studies, " you can read some of the thousands of studies in over 350 medical journals that have shown the usefulness of phenytoin for a wide range of ailments. This section has been updated with over eighty new studies from the 1990s and 2000s, showing that Dilantin is useful for even more conditions than previously thought. Feel free to take the information on this site, or the books, to your doctor.

Most people live one life; Jack Dreyfus lived two. One of the greatest investors of the twentieth century, his first life was filled with remarkable accomplishments as he founded the highly successful Dreyfus Fund. His second life began in 1963 when, in the midst of a severe depression, he did an unheard-of thing: he asked his physician for a medicine not known to be useful for his symptoms, and returned to good health almost overnight. When he saw six others have similar results, he realized he had an obligation to investigate further.

Jack Dreyfus retired from two highly successful businesses and established the Dreyfus Medical Foundation. Through the Foundation, he worked tirelessly, with no financial interest, to show how this medicine-phenytoin has been reported useful in thousands of medical journals for more than eighty symptoms and disorders ranging from thought, mood, and behavior disorders to cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and pain ailments. The Foundation now has programs in dozens of countries around the world providing assistance to millions of people suffering from psychological and physical difficulties.

Jack Dreyfus died peacefully on March 27, 2009 at the age of 95.

Sheila's Husband
Posted by Cat (Austin, Tx) on 02/24/2012

This sounds exactly like my husband when he has had something that he is allergic to inside food. Sometimes he would curve into a ball on the floor with chills, frozen arm, chest pain, or some other symptom. Going to the hospital/doctor never helped... They would find nothing. After much self-testing, we finally pinned it down to peppers and this includes chili peppers & bell peppers but not black pepper. He alleviates symptoms (an inflammatory response) by taking vitamin-C with baking soda, Quercitin, HCL or Bromelin.

Tell your husband to fast 24 hours and laxative-empty his stomach and rectum. Then, start testing (individually) what he eats, first sticking mainly with fresh, raw fruit & veggies, then plain meat with salt; then start adding ingredients to cooked food. This is what we had to do until we found the culprit -- peppers. People put so many ingredients together when eating that we can't pinpoint what is adversely affecting our bodies.

Also, whenever we (all members of my family, now) go out to eat at ANY restaurant, afterward, we pass around a garlic capsule to each family member. At least 1 or more of us carries a bottle. We've learned through many experiences that taking a garlic capsule destroys E-Coli and other nasty germs that restaurants harbor. Family members who poo-pawed this practice got sick, but, are now believers. I hope this helps him. Much hope for your success..... CAT

Posted by Tara (Boca Raton, Florida) on 12/23/2011

My father was in the hospital a few weeks ago with very similar symtoms. He woke up in the middle of the night with paralysis on one side of the face and he could not shut his right eye. The whole right side of his face was numb and drooping. Because his father had a stroke at a young age, he took the symptoms serious and rushed to the E. R. He was diagnosed with a form of Bells Palsy called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. What indicated this "syndrome" was a single scab on the outside of his ear, in lieu of the ear pain. This is caused by the Shingles virus which is the same virus that causes chicken pox. The blisters can be found in the mouth, face or go undetected deep inside the ear canal. This syndrome or virus may also cause intense pain and discomfort to the region affected. The E.R. Dr recommended acupuncture to ease the symptoms.

I immediately put him on the EVCO (extra virgin coconut oil- unrefined). He is consuming 2-3 T per day in addition to applying it topically to his entire body as a moisturizer. Since he had a lot of viral symptoms, fatigue, malaise, etc. it was important to start slow as not to shock the system with too many protocols at once. He also had severe pain inside the ear. He is also taking L-lysine 2 x's per day.

The virus seems to have run its course. After 3 weeks you can hardly notice the paralysis and he is feeling better. I hope this information helps.

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 12/24/2011

I also read that someone soaked colloidal silver on a cloth and left it on his face for awhile. This killed the virus. You could also take colloidal silver internally.

Posted by Kira (Bucharest, Romania) on 06/28/2012

Anonymous from Gothenburg, I think in such a cause you should pray to whatever divinity you might have a appetence to. Many women have a sudden increase of attachments during and after pregnancy, yours just seems more extreme.

Your husband's behavious is a reflection of your own subconscious aggresivity.

As for your child - don't expect to smile at you just because you gave birth to him. He will smile you if you give him a motherly, warm feeling, and after YOU smile to him. In love you have first to give, then to receive.

Try fasting, as restrictive as you can get, sensory deprivation (praying a certain amount of time in the dark and quiett). Ask (mentally) for forgiveness from the ones you thought ill of. The present is a product of our past. Our reality is a product of our mind and has at the base our feeling.

It will take a while, you will probably have lots of relapses, but the incredible feeling of love back in your life will be worth it. When you will be able to feel that your love doesn't depend of anythin, it just exist within, you will have a whole new future, and any ncessary treatment will be revealed. Best wishes, Kira

Posted by Stella (Havelock, Ontario, Canada) on 11/27/2011 5 posts


If there is a possibility that you have any kind of fungus living anywhere in your body, your answer to getting well, is Lugol's Liquid Iodine (5%) a drop each day in water for one week and then add another drop, until you reach maybe 8 drops or more.

Bonnie in Canada

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 07/31/2011

If I had multiple symptoms like you do I would be immediately taking sugar/processed foods out of the diet. No processed salt, only use Unrefined sea salt. Go on a green juice fast; wheatgrass included as well as Aloe Vera. I would be taking spirulina and chlorella as well as Chlorophyl. These will all detox the body. I would also be taking mega doses (maybe start off small) of Vitamin C. Also some Essential Fatty Acids (cod liver oil.. fermented is best).

Added to the above I would be taking ACV (1-2 tablespoons) in 8oz water per day.

Coconut oil

Raw honey

I would stay away from synthetic vitamins and try to stick with the "super foods".

Chicken broth is great for vitamins and minerals as well.

Stay away from diet drinks and MSG. Diet drinks usually contain aspartame which is poison to our bodies.

They say that health begins in the gut/digestion. I would be looking at my diet.

Would be helpful to know what your diet is like?

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 Martina (Burnaby, Bc) on 02/27/2012

I had hives once that came out of the blue.. and a swollen shoulder/back. Shortly after, my ankles/feet and hands/arms had difficulty with pain and stiffness. It turned out to be lyme.

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia) on 05/18/2011

You are incorrect. Most diseases do not start in the brain. They start in the gut. If you have gut dysbosis (leaky gut) it can cause many many diseases. Many things can cause leaky gut (including antibiotics, and even non steroid pain killers like. The toxins from the gut leak out into the body including the brain.

To heal the body you need to heal the gut first.

Posted by Faith (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 04/17/2011

Alkalize your body, who cares what the official diagnosis is...

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

I recommend a parasite cleanse.

Posted by Sunnyside (St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada) on 03/16/2011

Have you tried a practitioner who uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)? This is my profession and your symptoms do make sense to me. However, I cannot diagnose or make recommendations without getiing answers to many particular questions. Go see a TCM practitioner.... He/she will recommend food to eat/avoid, other practices and implemrnt modalities such as acupuncture, cupping, etc. I highly encourage you to go this route.

Posted by Connie (Slc, Ut) on 08/22/2011

Hi EMD: I remember reading your case in January, and seeing that I was having many of the same unusual symptoms. The strong craving for peanut butter was one of them. I thought it was probably because I needed the niacin, but at that time, I was taking extra niacinamide day and night. In fact, I began reaching for more supplements that had helped in the past, for other symptoms that were recurring. For myself, It turned out to be a B12 malabsorption problem. My guess is that maybe this condition could be a possibility with you and your family. It can be difficult to diagnose because testing is still inaccurate, and some people may only have some of the symptoms from the large constellation. The symptoms you listed : Dizzyness, Hyperventilation, Brain Fog, Crying, Irritability, Memory loss (even temporary), and even Hallucinations are included with B12 deficiency. Even those of us who get plenty of it in our diets, and supplement with an oral B-Complex, can still end up deficient. It is so difficult to absorb and transport, and it is so easily destroyed, that it's no wonder that I'm seeing this possibility with so many of us here. ( I must also account for my own bias. Pardon) I have found that taking a sublingual lozenge of methylcobalamin daily has helped me with all of these symptoms, and has helped increase availabilty of the other B's, which are also crucial. It may be worth a trial for 6 months.

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

Consider a portable pilates table for the physical ailments.

Posted by D (Ottumwa, Iowa, Usa) on 07/15/2012

Anyone with a Mystery illness of any type should do research into "Mycoplasma" or "Biofilm". If you have a diagnosis from a Doctor and you just aren't getting better, please do yourself a favor and see if this is something that rings a bell. The mycoplasmas can be located anywhere anywhere in the body, producing a number of poisons like lactic acid, uric acid, cyanide, and formaldehyde, to name just a few. It can be very hard to diagnose, and most doctors will probably give you that deer in the head lights look if you mention it. The most interesting thing about mycoplasm is the large number of people who find they were diagnosed with an altogether different disease who have a complete cessation of symptoms once they start a treatment for mycoplasma.

EDTA, lactoferrin, Berberine, MSP IV are some things to try.
Good luck to all, D

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 Merryanne (Orange City, Florida, Usa) on 03/08/2010 115 posts

Hello Lisa,,,this would be only a guess but if you are in a climate that is hot, he may either have a fungus or skin mites or an allergy to something, go to the ailments section and read about them, and treatments,,good luck,, Merryanne

Posted by Bessie (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 01/29/2010

Hi MJH - Although I don't have any answers, you might want to get your blood sugar checked. Weakness in the legs, feeling lightheaded, uncontrollable shaking can be symptoms of blood-sugar problems. You said you feel better after drinking Gatorade (although that is loaded with sugar) and crackers. Has your doctor given you a fasting glucose-tolerance test? Does diabetes or other blood-sugar problems run in your family? You might want to get this checked out before you are given more medications. It's just a thought . . . good luck!

Posted by Mjh (Pinetop, Az) on 01/31/2010

Bessie, thanks so much for your suggestion. Although they did test my blood sugar (slightly high), it was not fasting and not a glucose tolerance test. I will add that to my diagnostic process. Thanks again, it's great to get some direction.

Posted by Diana (Grand Junction, Co) on 03/06/2010

I believe what ever is going on it seems from reading your post that your electrolyte balance might be off(maybe magnesium/potassium/salt). I also agree with further checking your sugar.

Google (bob butts / water cure) for some understanding of how electrolytes especially salt can affect your blood pressure in a positive way if you know what you are doing. Also check out L arginine and L citrulline

Good luck and God speed on your journey to health.

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 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 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 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 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!

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 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 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 Annette (TX) on 03/11/2024

You're the only person mentioning pudendal nerve on the whole EC site. If you have any insight on this or a specific doctor you know who does this please share.

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 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 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?

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 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.

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 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.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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:)

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?

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 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!

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 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.

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 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.