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Hi - i have had two hair mineral tests in the past year from doctors data and they showed elevated uranium. levels went from 0.16 to 0.2 ug/g. this has me very concerned since i have had no exposure to radioative materials and drink mountain spring bottled water 90% of the time. My doctor wants to perform a urine test with and without DMSA challenge but i am afraid to take such a high dose of DMSA for the test since i may have impaired renal clearance issues. Any idea how i can detrmine if i in fact do have uranium poisoning and if so what can i do to get it out of my body? thanks so much
Does the hair test have a strange, improbable patterns of essential elements such as almost all essential elements low or low norm, or 4 or more esential elements in the red or just too few elements in the green and white areas?
Looking for some advice to deal with extremely itchy skin. I have used proactive skincare system for years, and EVERYTIME I stop using it, my forehead and orbital/eyebrow area breaks out in rash like acne, and itches like crazy, and is very oily right in the center. I now know that proactiv is toxic for many reasons. I feel like the benzoyl peroxide has made my skin so harshly addicted to it, and this time I refuse to use it anymore. I have had issues with candida and parasites and an imbalanced gut flora, due to 2 years of birth control from age 18 to 20,(and also I ate the standard American diet up until getting very sick at age 20, was also a C section baby and was only breast fed for a month...so I know my gut flora was never in great shape) and I stopped taking bc at that point and threw myself into the world of holistic medicine. I've cleaned up my diet a lot in the last 3 years (I am now 23) and even though I still struggle with acne and dandruff, my digestion has improved a lot. I no longer have to take a bunch of HCL pills. I have liver flushed on and off but have never stuck to it due to my hectic work schedule. no more excuses this time. I suspect it could be demodex mites, or maybe I am having a reaction to my cats (although I have had cats my entire life) but I Think maybe the flea dander and excretions may be a problem (cats aren't infested by any means but they probably have a few. So, whatever the cause may be, I KNOW that if I do enough liver flushes, parasite cleanse, bowel and kidney cleanse, it will build my immunity up to handle whatever is giving me this reaction. I am currently taking 1200mg of SYNERGY WHOLE FOOD vitamin C, 2,000mg of MSM with chlorophyll, cod liver oil, and a therapeutic strength probiotic. I recently started taking MSM in the last few weeks, and the rash acne has gotten worse, and I have also started using a demodex face wash, does anyone think that it's getting worse because it's working? I know that can happen. I just want some pointers. I follow the paleo diet but not perfectly. Should be noted that I also have eye floaters, I'm thinking it takes such a long time to balance the gut flora, I've read if you have a candida overgrowth you are more prone to demodex mites, acne, and eye floaters. I am healing my candida, not by killing it, but through probiotics and liver flushing. Any advice is appreciated!
Make sure you have 2-3 bowel movements every day. Triphala powder in juice if you are constipated. Stop the msm until your bowels are moving more regularly.
Start saunas a few times/week. Toss all your skin care products. The rule of thumb is if you wouldn't eat it don't put it on your skin. Don't bathe every day or if you do don't use soap or use only castille olive oil soap.
Rethink the paleo diet unless it is working 100% for you.
Coconut oil or egg yolks maybe.
google blood type diet, ayurvedic diet.
Concentrate on your bowel not liver for now. More parasite cleansing/ coffee enemas.
Colostrum, proteolytic enzymes or papayas and pineapples
TSH Thyroid stimulating hormone 4.56mIU/L 0.27-4.20 HIGH
I requested these results for my own perusal, but I am not seeing the endocrinologist until November. These were just the results that were flagged, but more were tested and came back within normal range.
It appears I may have a thyroid dysfunction, and as the thyroid is regulated by the pituatry gland which is further regulated by the hypothalamus which releases a hormone called tyhrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) - in my case high, I suspect what will happen next is that I will be referred for a brain scan of my pituatry and hypothalamus. This is not the first time my Haemoglobin has been high.
If my hyopthalamus and pituatry are found to be healthy then the thyroid itself is either over or underworked, and then perhaps I will look at diet (iodine).
Thankfully now I have hard data. If you look at these readings a lot of them tie into the lifelong problems I've had - itchy/flaky/skin infections, ear infections, terrible energy levels... this could relate to me EC/lip dermatitis, which I'm hoping it will.
I'm not sure now whether to suspend my appointment with a private nutritionist until I have seen the endocrinologist. Further progress nonetheless.
Your blood test was beneficial. You might have googled high hemoglobin and read:
"High hemoglobin count occurs less commonly because: Your red blood cell production increases to compensate for chronically low blood oxygen levels due to poor heart or lung function.You have a bone marrow dysfunction that results in increased production of red blood cells."
Hence, you may need to see a hematologist to get your bone marrow checked out.
Also, see if any conditions on this list relates to you?
You also have high TSH which means hypothyroidism. If you google hypothyroidism and zinc, you will read that low zinc is often the cause of it.
I also had high ALT before I was diagnosed with celiac disease or not yet on a gluten-free diet. Since an allergist once told me that high liver enzymes could cause peeling lips, I thought maybe this was the cause. My ALT level returned to normal since being on a gluten-free diet.
High eosinophils could mean:
Parasite infection, such as worms.
Certain fungus infections.
Leukemia and other blood disorders.
I'm concerned about your bone marrow which is related to leukemia. It doesn't mean that you have it, though.
I don't think any one result can be considered in isolation. So long as it leads to further diagnostic tests that's really what I'm after. Do you think I should wait to see the endo before I see a nutritionist ?
Haven't smoked for 10 + years since I was a youth. I live in a city so not at high altitudes. I hear also that a high reading can occur if you are dehydrated, but my water intake is fine. It's something I'm definately going to raise with the endo.
Did you also have a blood test to check your white blood cells and red blood cells. If the results are in the normal range, you can rule out leukemia.
"Elevated white blood cell counts or low red blood cell counts may be due to leukemia. But blasts (immature blood cell precursors) are not normally seen in the blood, so if they are present, some kind of leukemia is likely."
Although I have asked doctors the cause of my elevated ALT, they didn't know what could be the cause. I read this in an article about malabsorption in animals. Since I had a malabsorption problem, maybe this is also the cause for me.
"Liver enzymes (ALT, AST) may be increased as a consequence of increased intestinal permeability, allowing more antigens to reach the liver."
I saw the nutritionist again today who definately thinks it's worth me getting a full adrenal check. My high triglycerides she felt were very high, definately a reason to look into. She mentioned parasites briefly during the conversation.. I'm hoping anything of this nature gets picked up in the stool tests.
Was a good session, she took a full medical history and I listed all my symptoms going back years. The tests are expensive but I'm left with little option.
Because I had trouble digesting fat, I had higher cholesterol. You could also check to see if you have a fat malabsorption problem. I haven't checked my cholesterol recently to see if my cholesterol is now normal or healthy level.
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New user here! For the past 3 years I have battled a horrible lip condition. I have often searched the internet looking for answers and this site has given me the most useful information. I don't have many answers, but my lip condition is a little different than most people on this forum. I thought I would join the the community and add one more data point for people out there that may be struggling with something similar.
I'm a 30 year old white male. I had moderate acne throughout my teenage years. When I was 25, I said "enough is enough." I got my doctor to perscribe me accutane. I did two round of accutane and it cleared up my acne very nicely. My lips were horribly chapped during my accutane treatment. When I finished, my lips improved significantly. However, they never quite felt normal after that medication. About 2 years later is when I really started noticing that my lips were getting worse and worse.
Unlike most people on this forum, I don't have "cycles." My lips peel a little bit every morning, but for the most part, my skin stays on my lips. I'm thankful for that.
I do have:
Very, very dry lips
Deep lines in my lips
An occasional white flakiness of the lip
Redness and irritation
Destruction of the vermillion boarder
a faint red ring around my mouth
An almost constant burning sensation...like someone wiped a jalapeno across my lip
The condition effects both my lips, but is more pevasive in the bottom one. The condition as just a mild chappedness and has progressed slowly to what it is today.
What Didn't Work
Every chapstick and lip balm under the sun
"Leaving it alone"
A patch test (all negative. No allergies)
Sunscreen on the lips
Nipple cream (Yeah, I was desperate)
What Kind of Works
Cortisone - This stops the burning and the redness! Woot woot! However, it does nothing for the dryness of my lips. It also is dangerous to use a steroid for long periods of time. After a month of use, I already felt like my lips were becoming thinner so I discontinued.
Bag Balm - This is super greasy but feels so good on my lips. I use it at home, but not in public.
Essential Cocount Oil - I'm not really a naturalist kind of guy so I really didn't think this one would work. Surprisingly, coconut oil has been the best thing for me! It helps a lot with the redness and burning. It does less for the dryness, but I still feel like it moisturizes some. I happened to have some essential coconut oil around the house so I've been using that. I'm sure the jar coconut oil you get at the store would work too. However, as a man, I really appreciate how the essential coconut oil is lapped up by my lips. The oil is quickly sucked up by my lips and then they aren't shiny all day like they are with vasaline or aquaphor.
I have an appointment next week to see a third dermatologist. I don't have a lot of hope at this point, but who knows? Hopefully he will be able to recommend me something that other doctors haven't. Currently, I'm guessing I have one of the following conditions:
Candida - Because the coconut oil is helping, I think I may have some kind of yeast thing. I'm not convinced though. I don't have any type of bowel issues. My only symptoms are on my lips. I need to reaseach and learn more about this.
Actinic Cheilitis: I have spent a lot of time in the sun. The condition on my lips almost looks and feels like a sunburn. However, I don't have any of the typical leisons or spotting that comes with actinic cheilits.
Burning Mouth Disease - This is a really random disease. Chapping is not usually a symptom, but pain is. I have a lot of pain!
Did the accutane have anything to do with my current woes? I don't know, but I feel like it may have been a contributor. This conditionr really sucks. It's a trial most people can't relate to. Hopefully my story can be one small piece of insight for others who may be struggling with a similar condition.
As most of those who used accutane have a long history of use of antibiotics, I feel as if they will have to work double as hard in comparison to those who only used antibiotics and ended up with EC.
In other words, you will have to cleanse your liver double as many times, and you will have to be careful with your diet double as much as those who have never tried Accutane.
That is just my gut feeling.
So far, I don't remember reading a single story from someone saying I used accutane, I got EC, but now I am cured.
But, there must be a few of those stories, just those who post success stories seldom list all of the medications they used since childhood in the same message, and searching for all of the medical history of every single person who reported a cure here would probably take a long time.
Lets hope you come back here one day. report a cure, and you also state that you got your EC after Accutane, and that you also have a nice history of antibiotics abuse.
To give you a push on your road to health, focus on allergies and intolerance.
Something you are in a daily contact with is triggering your EC.
Could be the content of your intestines, or could be somethin you eat almost every day, or your environment, cosmetics, cleaning products, flame retardants, furnitures, wall paints, pesticides used inside or outside your home, pollen, toothpaste, soap, mouthwash, water, dust, dust mites, or any other allergy or intolerance etc.
Work on your diet, and your cosmetics, that is the easiest to change.
Changing the house, furniture or a city is often more complicated, more expensive ...
My lips started peeling about two years ago... One morning I awoke and my lips felt like they were on fire, so I immediately took a shower and scrubbed my lips profusely. Afterwards I went to go see a movie, and throughout the film I felt like my lips were oozing and wet. When I finally got out of the theater, my girlfriend noticed my lips looked like hell. In this offhand emergency, I went to my nearest Walgreens and asked the pharmacist to take a look. All he had to say (he looked disgusted at what he saw) was that my lips looked very chapped and I should try some chapstick or vaseline. Wrong!
A few days after that, my lips healed and I thought I was good to go. Shortly following however, my lips became increasingly dry and began to peel. And shortly after that, they began to crack and puss. Following that, they crusted over. After a few weeks of this, I realized I had a dandy little cycle going.
In the beginning, I started using all sorts of the usual: Vaseline, Aquaphor, and other moisturizers. Nothing was working to break the cycle, just moments of healed hope waiting to be shattered by embarrassment and discomfort. Then came the first doctor visit. He said I was stressed and should relax. Wrong! I admit being a working college student isn't a walk in the park, but I know a lot of people in the same position with perfectly fine lips who don't even use a lip balm or chapstick.
So comes the second doctor visit. The verdict? Use more Aquaphor. Wrong! The Aquaphor and Vaseline weren't hurting my lips, but they weren't helping either. All it seemed to do was coat my mouth and the peeling and puss continued underneath.
Losing hope, I took to the internet. Let me tell you, be careful what you read for. I found all sorts of crap. I tried lanolin on my lips, the sticky stuff new moms use to soothe their nipples from suckling. Wrong, and my girlfriend thought I was weird! Then I came across these "Skin Dr" pills. Wronger! Not only was a filling myself with false hope, I was losing cash on things I would normally dissuade others from buying.
Throughout this period, I became pretty depressed. I was a healthy person. I exercised 3-5 days a week. I ate right. I got a decent sleep. I had good hygiene. It just didn't add up. All I could think was 'why me?'
And then there was the third doctor visit. This one actually seemed to care, and was kind enough to call in a dermatologist to take a look. She prescribed me with a Desonide ointment 0.05%. I was told to use it for two weeks and then get off, since Desonide is a steroid and can cause permanent thinning of the skin over time. I gave a shot. Bingo! Or so I thought...
The Desonide did work to stop the cycle and left me with normal lips, but I had to use it twice a day, EVERY DAY. If I even missed one application, my lips would flare up. I began to become content, but I really didn't want to cause long term damage.
I used the Desonide ointment for a year straight.
I was more than happy to have normal lips, but something told me I wasn't really cured because I wasn't really cured. Looking for a long-term fix, I turned back to the internet. However this time, I was wiser (at least I hope). I read a lot of things about diet and came upon all kinds of things about candida and this and that and blah blah blah. I tried to flush my system drinking diluted apple cider vinegar, and began to eat tons of plain yoghurt. Wrong and not very wise of me! Though my digestion seemed to improve, my lips did not.
Then came the fourth and fifth doctor visits. The fourth doctor seemed very empathetic and even set me up to meet a dermatologist, doctor five. Doctor five told me that Aquaphor usually does the trick. Wrong! Then she promptly rushed me out to get to her next appointment. It was then that I began to believe doctors don't care anymore, but I digress. Sad, confused, angry, nonchalant. I went to home to reapply the Desonide. That same night, I came across this forum.
In all my years, I never dramatically altered anything in my daily routine, which was one of the biggest reasons why I couldn't understand why this was happening. I read all the stuff about sodium lauryl sulfate in soaps and toothpaste, but I'd been using Old Spice body wash and Crest for the better part of a decade. I still don't know why it happened, but I did find a way to stop it.
Recently I was at Walgreens (again) and I came across this toothpaste called Biotene. Apparently, it cures dry mouth which can cause cracked lips. It also does not contain SLS, but whether that's the cause of my ailment is still up for debate. The day after using it, I noticed my lips weren't inflamed when I woke up. In fact, my lips were pretty good throughout the day (no peeling, just very slight dryness) and I didn't even use the Desonide ointment. Thinking I found the answer, I bought the BPF Biotene Mouth Wash and Oral Gel. I promise I'm not endorsing their products, I just have a habit of being obsessive. Anyway, the next day my lips were even better and regained more elasticity. This is just a theory, but I now think the cause of my peeling lips was an excessive amount of bacteria in my saliva, which ended up ultimately damaging my lips. I also have both tonsils (dentist actually said I have 3+ tonsils, weird), so that might be a place for bacteria to flourish in larger-than-normal quantities. Then again, maybe I just had a little dry mouth and this stuff did the trick. I'm really not sure.
It's only been week, but I haven't had to use Desonide or anything else and my lips are perfectly fine. I'm not claiming this to be a cure, because I don't even know if it is. It might be, or it could be a combination of all the things I did before that got me here. The point of this post is to explain that there is hope and that this thing is beatable. Good luck.
I used probiotics in my mouth instead of swallowing them. Probiotics add more good bacteria to create more saliva in mouth and kill off bad bacteria. So, I am not sure if more saliva or less bad bacteria was the solution. It was probably both.
thanks for sharing ur story. i have used biotene mouthwash in the past. i even tried it for a few months. i didn't see any improvement from it. i still have peeling lips, but i do believe something in our mouth is causing our mucous membranes on the lips to be unbalanced. has the peeling cycle on ur lips returned after a week of using the biotene or not?
Thanks for reading. So far, the peeling cycle has yet to return. However, I did start with the toothpaste 2-3 times a day and only recently started using the mouthwash 2-3 times a day. I think you're idea is valid, and just to add on I also think my problem might have come from bacteria in my mouth in addition to not enough "healthy" saliva (if there is such a thing). I also use a tongue scraper in the morning and at night.
Hi, I know it has been long since this post, but I just came across this. I have been suffering from forever chapped/cracked lips. I want to know if your problem was with both upper and lower lips? Mine is only on my lower lip so it's even harder to find out what caused the problem as my upper lip is perfectly fine :(
last week I smoked some Spice (synthetic marijuana) and I masturbated. And then my penis went immediately numb. It feels like a piece of rubber thats not attached to my body. I can get erections but not 100%. And when my penis is erect I can't control it anymore. You know how you can slightly move it up and down my contracting the muscle ? I also can't control when I ejaculate either. It hurts when I try to contract the muscle when my penis is erect. I used to be able to move my penis very slightly up and down when it was flacid and I cant do that anymore. Urinating is different now because its harder to stop.
Someone please tell me what's happening to me . Did I cause some nerve damage ? I even went to a urologist, but I was afraid to tell him it happened when I was smoking synthetic marijuana. I just told him I masturbate a lot. He just shrugged his shoulders, prescribed some cialis, and told me to take it easy on the masturbating.
Hi Joe, now you have learnt the hard way when people say dont do drugs now you have found out why, and just why do synthetic, its just some made up s**t that some one has put together to act like to real thing, as just does not care about its side effects.
So what can you do? I think the best thing you can is wait give it a couple of weeks lay of masterbating (masturbating) try and just put it to the back of you mind, the body is a great healer if you let it, and try not to false it.
And if you think your depessed now, if you cant get it up again then you will really be depressed for life, but just relax go out and enjoy yourself but dont date any hot chicks.
Sounds like you are suffering of ED! Just letting you know I just tried Kamagra and bought it online to help me get through it!. I am also a young male suffering from erectile dysfunction!. There are many other good products in the market for half of the price like generic Cialis(Tadalafil), generic v!agra (Sildenafil), generic Levitra (Vardenafil), Dapoxetine and Kamagra that work just as well depending on someone's preference. Just be careful where you order online, some orders don't arrive or are just junk. I got ripped off a few times, so use advisors. Try stay-fit-and-healthy.com, they are a good medical and sex advisor and work with legit pharmacies all over the internet. Better having an advisor site checking and verifying an online pharmacy is good or not instead of getting ripped off by a crappy one! Good luck to you! Michael
I am female, but something similar happened to me when I took Prozac. All the feeling went out of my clitoris. It was like a rubber band with no sensation in it at all. I immediately stopped taking Prozac, but it took a few weeks for the sensation to return, and it was years before I my sex drive returned to it's original state.
Had you ever smoked spice before? Had you ever smoked it and masturbated before? If so, and no harm was done previously, I think maybe you got hold of some spice that was cut with a salt peter herb. Sounds like your dealer is due for some bad penis karma in another life....
Have you smoked any since this happened? (I hope not!)
Definitely give your penis some time to rest and recuperate.
Don't masturbate for a week or two, or maybe even a month.
Im 19 man same thing happened to me but alot more other things to add to stress aswell, it will all go back to normal just cross down the days give it two weeks man you should be fine.. Same thing didnt feel like my parts would work anymore but worse thing you can do is stress about it trust me you probably are thinking it wont go back to normal i thought i gave myself brain damage and it wouldnt return but if your still doing everything like you did and thats all that doesnt work then trust me you should be fine soon
First of all you need to quit smoking addiction. There is strong evidence that smoking kills the reproductive health and can contribute the ED. Marijuana Smoking also affect the brain health, so it is necessary to approach a professional physician.
It is well known as temporary erection disorder and you body will recover from that easily. If still you are not getting erection or you have no control on the ejaculation then you must try dapoxetine. It is a powerful solution to get rid over this condition immediately.
I have always had a vomiting reaction to taking magnesium. Ever since i began to stomach this i have started to feel better. I can only say slightly better though. It is going to be a long battle.
I wanted to mention my interesting discovery of magnesium oil. My stepfather had a bottle and i sprayed it on myself and got a rash as a reaction. I looked up mag oil reviews and read about it on other sites. Some have sais that the reaction will go away. That it is only your body reacting because of one being deficient in magnesium.
Taking my fenbendazole as i usually do after the magnesium oil sprayed on gave me an intense reaction. Not so much herx but a scattering and an awful itchy movement on my chest. I'm still spraying and testing my bodies reaction. This might not happen again. But magnesium plays a big role in our enzyme production something that these parasites have tried to block and/or manipulate in their control of our bodies. The magnesium sulfate and citrate that i orally take don't seem to register on my skin and this might be the case for you as well. Anyone here try magnesium oil yet?
I was wondering if i try to take an Epsom Salt bath and then take my meds. They are different but it's worth a try. My battle is with Ascaris and strongyloides.
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(NaturalNews) Following months of negotiations and various offers, Germany-based Bayer has finally sealed the deal with Monsanto, purchasing the seed giant for $66 billion. The merger is reported to be the largest all-cash deal on record.
The purchase means a lot of things, and none of them good for consumers. For one, it strengthens the monopolization of the world's food supply. It also means more genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and chemicals to be doused on them.
Now, some are predicting the merge could also mean the takeover of the marijuana industry. Monsanto has an intimate business relationship with Scotts Miracle-Gro, "a convicted corporate criminal– and Scott's Miracle-Gro is trying to take over the marijuana industry," according to Big Buds Mag.
Is Monsanto going after the pot industry?
Scott's Miracle-Gro has looked to capitalize on the expanding pot industry in states where the plant has been legalized or decriminalized. The company's CEO, Jim Hagadorn, stated his intentions to spend up to $500 million to completely buy out the marijuana industry.
A Scott's Miracle-Gro front group has already purchased General Hydroponics, Botanicare and Gavita.
"Major hydroponics nutrients, lighting, soil, and other grow equipment manufacturers report they've also been offered takeover bids by Scotts Miracle-Gro or its 'Hawthorne' front company.
"Maximum Yield Magazine, which bans marijuana hydroponics nutrients company Advanced Nutrients from its indoor gardening expo events, welcomed a Monsanto affiliate into its Boston gardening expo several years ago."
Bayer is of course playing a role in this planned monopolization, as well. The German chemical company does business with GW Pharmaceuticals, a company based in the United Kingdom that grows cannabis and produces medicines from its compounds.
Monsanto and Bayer share information on how to genetically engineer cannabis
Bayer sells some of GW Pharmaceuticals' products, including Sativex, a costly medical cannabis spray that's reported to work less effectively than naturally grown pot.
Both Monsanto and Bayer have a history of producing chemical weapons used in war and toxic products, including PCBs, DDT, Agent Orange, Roundup and GMOs.
Members of the cannabis industry have seen the writing on the wall in terms of the world's seed monopolies' interest in marijuana.
"Michael Straumietis, founder and owner of hydroponics nutrients company Advanced Nutrients, has constantly warned the marijuana community about Monsanto, Scotts Miracle-Gro, GMO marijuana, and corporate takeover of the marijuana industry."
The two corporations, which have now merged into one, have agreed to share trade secrets about plans to produce genetically modified marijuana.
Monsanto investor George Soros attempts to legalize pot in Uruguay
"Bayer is partnered with GW Pharmaceuticals, which grows its own proprietary marijuana genetics. You can bet Monsanto and Bayer are interested in creating GMO marijuana," said Straumietis.
Billionaire investor, George Soros, previously waged a campaign to legalize pot in Uruguay so that he could invest in the plant. Soros owns 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock.
"Straumietis says South American governmental insiders report that Monsanto is working there on genetically-modified cannabis, along with pharmaceuticalizing THC, other cannabinoids, and terpenoids."
The hydroponics nutrients owner warns that if biotech giants get involved in the cannabis industry, they'll monopolize it the same way they have the seed, medicine and agricultural chemical industries.
"These corporations have reduced the variety and availability of native seeds. They genetically modify crops so farmers have to buy new seeds every year, and use corporate chemicals like RoundUp to grow them. They'd do the same thing with GMO marijuana," said Straumietis.
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I was very low on urine Iodine test with HIGH Bromide levels. My TSH was high, T4 low and sex hormones low too. So I started supplementing with Iodoral, and made it to 50mgs/day. After about 1 week I had some Bromide detox symptoms... After about 6wks I felt started to feel crazy warm at night and anxiety started to creep in too. My periods were also about two weeks late twice in a row and darker with clotting (I have always been VERY regular). Eventually I started having panic attacks. So I stopped the iodine, got my neurotransmitters checked (neuro Science labs) and my thyroid and sex hormones again.
All the hormones were now in range. My transmitters were off (high cortisol at night...)and so I guess adrenals fatigued too.
I started regulating neurotransmitters and things are very chill now.
So after about two months off of Iodine I started back at 12.5mgs Iodoral. After two weeks the the heat at night is creeping back in and my periods are late again and start super slow with minute spotting. Should I lower the dose...?
The default view on forums used to be the collapsed version. But now every time I visit a forum I get the expanded version. Was this switch made by popular demand, or was it done accidentally? I really like the collapsed version because that makes it very easy to scan a page, look for topics that interest me, and pick one. But now I have to click collapse and wait for it to do so. It is less efficient, for me, that's all. If the majority want to see the expanded version, I respect that. But if this is annoying everybody else, too, I vote go back to the collapsed version being the default.
I am posting this message because every time I come to this forum lately it is expanded instead of collapsed, and now this picture of hillary and donald wearing blue dresses with stars of davids and holding hands is in the way and i cannot click on collapse... the sooner people post a few messages, the sooner i can select my preferred viewing option. Why did the forum stop defaulting to collapse? Did I do something terrible to make this happen, or is it just get f'ed up all by itself? Does anybody know what I am talking about?
.....click old home, wait for page to load, click collapse, wait for page to load, find the relevant post you want to read; read. If you return to home page and then go into same or other forum and see all the irrelevant crap again, repeat the clicking and waiting and, in your spare time, please take up with webby, just remember you are in control.
I am using coconut oil sporadically and clipping off the jagged edges of scabs, but only where absolutely necessary and where no contact is made with the lips. I think the last few days getting good sun exposure has made them behave a little better, lookswise this is far from how bad they can be.
I'm not sure if I am seeing much progress yet but it's nice not to have the lips bleeding/cracking as that top layer of dead skin provides a decent enough barrier provided I leave it on, and I get some elasticity in the mouth.
It has become clear to me just how much damage I did to the inferior part of the lip (that red area). This is where the outer skin stitches in.
Difficult week. Some major and unsightly scabbing. The scab on the bottom lip is only holding on at one end and can be folded back. I'm not sure if the redness on the inferior part of the lip is any paler. I would like to hope that the skin is healing back into the mouth along the 'stiching in' line. The lips feel very good despite all this. I cannot smile or laugh properly still but the movement I do get does not cause them to crack/bleed, which is a small bonus.
I look in the mirror multiple times a day and it's hard because it reinforces my anxiety about it. I know I shouldn't do it but I do and can't stop. Looking people in the eyes is hard, I avoid eye contact whenever I can, even with family. It's definately a depressing time of year to be missing out. It shouldn't stop me but it does. This is not self pity, I'm just not strong enough a person to endure the judgements of people whose opinions I care about. If I'm honest, I do care what people think (even strangers).
On the plus side, you will know from trying the steroid whether it helps - and despite everything on the internet about pros and cons of various methods, we seem to mainly learn from ourselves and our own efforts.
I think if the steroid doesn't show changes pretty soonish, or your lips go back to normal peeling after having tried it, you'll know for sure whether it's a wound or not.
I keep swamping the stitching in line with coconut oil. I'm focusing on that line more than the outer skin of the lips because of the redness that is clear from those photos.
Perhaps you could start a blog as well? It's helping me stay motivated and being able to compare the pictures helps me notice things I wouldn't otherwise.
I also find myself looking in the mirror multiple times a day, but I like to just have a look and see how it's going.
I too often try to avoid eye contact where I can, but with friends and family I am more open than I am with strangers, but again as you say, it's the fear of judgement.
On my lips I can see some improvement for sure in regards to the steroid, but it's still early days but the skin doesn't seem to be crusting and looking as bad as it usually does, which I guess is the whole point, but this isn't a long term solution.
How long should I use the steroid for? My dermatologist didn't really give me a time frame?
The inside line of the lips is the part I most struggle with too, when eating and talking, I can feel it coming loose.
I have pictures dating back a couple of months. I took two pictures a day, one in the morning and one in the evening. I could start a blog, it would probably help as people might notice something and be able to compare what is happening! I'll think about it tonight or tomorrow and I'll let you know.
Not sure at all about the steroid, not the best person to ask.
Just popped in to say that some calendula ointment I ordered arrived today and I've applied it twice so far. It's got some other things in it, list as follows:
organically grown helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, organically grown calendula officinalis (calendula also called pot marigold), cera flava (beeswax), tocopherol (vitamin e).
The texture of the mixture needs a little more work to get it to liquidate on the finger. It is not absorbed into the skin as quickly as coconut oil. In fact I only need to apply it once every few hours, versus once every 30mins for coconut oil. I'm not sure whether this is good or bad. It's a similar sort of consistency to aquaphor. I've had it on all day and have felt a bit of tingling (lip quivers) having it on.
I had some scabs exfoliative this evening after the shower (mostly bottom lip), and the skin underneath was a disappointing deeper red and sensitive/sticky to the touch. Perhaps I am expecting to see change to fast but so far it feels like I'm not. In the back of my mind I wonder if applying these barriers is helping heal or just slowing down the time it takes for build up. If build up is what is needed I wonder if just putting nothing at all on them may be a better option. Comparing this approach to some others on here such as daniel miller (and others), they seem to have made better progress using a moisturiser. It's so hard to know. I think I must stick with this approach now for at least 3 months first. It's a worry whether moisture on a wound will somehow prevent new skin from forming over old.
I tried calendula ointment last year for like a 1 - 2 months and wouldn't recommend it. It did a great job keeping the scabs from coming back, but it did irritate my lips (it caused a tingling burning sensation) and i think all irritation should be avoided. After i stopped taking it the scabs came back with a vengeance. IF you have to use anything using coconut oil would be first choice for me it seemed to cause the least irritation, then maybe aquaphor. Just thought I'd say my experience with it before you use it for months.
Yea I seem to be noticing the same thing - it works amazingly well at stopping the scabs from forming and the lips look amazingly smooth and silky. I'm going on holiday next week so this may come in handy for that one week.
Taken this morning after getting lips slightly wet (after brushing teeth)
The area in the black circle is what my lips look like if I put calendula ointment on them. I've been applying this since monday this week, 2-3 times a day. It works amazingly well at stopping the lips from healing, the trouble is it's just prolonging the healing process.
I had a lot of work this week + wanted to try this ointment out of curiosity - think I may have set my progess back somewhat.
Ok I worked out I missed 7 updates. Two were because I was away on holiday and the other 5 was because I got sidetracked and stopped updating this. While on holiday I used the calendula ointment which stops the peeling but does not really aid in healing.
For the past 1.5weeks I have been applying steroid ointment 0.5% called Eumovate.
Here is a before and after picture taking in the morning, one before brushing teeth, the other after.
I like to think that some of the vertical lines are developing, a littler deeper.
The yellowing is basically age. Some of the scabs have been on over a week. The middle part of the bottom lip peeled yesterday after the shower which is why it's not yellow.
This ointment is helping in disguising the scabs. I only need to apply it in the evening after brushing, and perhaps in the afternoon if I go out. I'm not sure if I am making progress this.
+ I am applying nothing except the steroid ointment at this time.
The reason I've taken these is because it feels as though the lines are developing a little more uniformly but there are some strange colours. The vermilion border is a completely different colour and texture to the scabs.
The inner part of the mouth is a lighter pink than in the past. In the past it was more red. I hope this is a good sign. You can see slight decrease in redness comparing the photo taken on friday, but it comes and goes because I think this is the area most sensitive to damage from eating/brushing etc. Very hard to leave completely undisturbed, even rough water can wash it off. I'm trying to make more of an effort to smother this area with ointment.. which is hard because more steroid gets inside the mouth and the taste is horrible.. clings to the back of my tonsils.
The black spot is a bit of pepper embedded in the skin and the yellow parts are older more mature scabs/areas I didn't quite manage to keep moist enough/natural build up. Still impossible for me to say if there is actual progress.
I took the pictures on Friday but I'm uploading today as didn't have internet the last few days.
This was taken earlier morning before bushing teeth. They always look better before water contacts them. Again, I can't say whether there has been real improvement yet. I stopped using the steroid cream because it was making the lips look weird and I don't think it was really helping except by keeping dead skin on the lips.
Number 8 is really interesting to me because in the past hot food or spicey food has had an irritation effect on the inside of the lips. I think this is the area that is so so delicate and needs to really be left alone, but it's constantly irritated by food and water and everything else. I already avoid having hot water on the lips in the shower. If I do allow even a small amount of hot water on them the skin will come off and another peeling cycle starts. From now on I won't be eating hot or spicey food. Whatever I do eat I'll leave to cool before eating.
Looking back at the pictures the lips look best with the steroid but they also look strange and the lines do not line up from inside to outside.
Maybe I've damaged my lips so badly they will never heal, maybe the skin will never stay on now.
I still use aquaphor occasionally but really I'm finding emollients seem to just reduce the peeling cycle. The same thing that is going to happen anyway just takes longer to happen. It's so so difficult to stop that damaged inner bit of the mouth to stop from going red. Toothpaste removed the skin instantly which is why I had to stop it until I'm healed.
I've noticed that I no longer get redness after brushing with toothpaste. See pictures. It's no longer there, and the worst of the peeling always occured after the redness. I actually contacted the manufacturer of this paste and they were kind enough to send me free samples and so far so good.
In theory the lip biting may have opened the wound up to irrtation from harsher toothpastes, OR the other toothpastes were causing the red area to irritate which was causing the EC. I honestly can't say which theory I am more convinced by.
These are the latest pictures :
I feel this is undeniable progress. I must mention that I use this product:
If you check earlier in the blog you can see I have been using this product, but I think eliminating the toothpaste and using this has helped speed the healing the most. I don't think it really matters which emollient you use because I think for some of us here the toothpaste is the source of irritation, BUT to speed things along a good emollient will help, especially with some of us having years of EC. I think some are better than others from experience. I no longer use aquaphor because it's slimey and difficult to apply, and the huge tub I have of it is difficult to carry, especially when you are in public. The calendula can be applied with a little finger and I keep it in my pocket which allows the ointment to go a little greasy in the pot from the heat off my leg, which makes it easier to apply. I was carrying around a mirror when I travelled to keep check of things.
I have to say, and I can't say this enough, the biggest improvement has come from no longer using the original toothpaste I was using. The OraNurse has very few ingredients by comparison but is DOES have fluoride. I think in my case the fluoride is not causing any kind of irritation to my lips because they are not redn anymore on that inner part of the lips!!! Something common within ALLL the other toothpastes I've used over the course of my lip have been the culprit in my EC.
The redness did not go immediately, it's taken at least 3-4 weeks for it to go slightly lighter pink in colour and the lips are still peeling but there is ( I can't quite describe this in words) a difference how they peel. The skin still goes white in contact with water but the skin is more stubborn to remove. I've also made a thing of applying the calendula ointment right inside that red area into the mouth just to give it the best protection I can. I don't apply it over night because I think the body heals best on it's own. I only apply it after brushing teeth in the morning and then throughout the day, after eating etc. I think there are still many weeks of healing left, but I feel this is definitive improvement and I am so happy about it. Could the travel/walking/hiking/being in the outdoors/in the sun have helped? Potentially yes, but I think the key here is stopping using the toothpaste, and I would urge anyone reading this to assess their toothpaste and see if they can find a flavourless one because this may be the golden ticket for some of us. Mint is a common irritant to a lot of people, and low and behold spearmint has been in every toothpaste I've ever used up until now!!
I think I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel now. More updates to come.
The lips are still improving. All of these were taken without any product on the lips.
There is still a little build up and still some minor tightness. I am still not licking my lips, I haven't been licking my lips throughout this entire process.
I think the close up photos help me notice changes more than looking at them in the mirror.
The photo of the underside of the upper lip gives an example of how the redness once was and that it's still not completely gone. Consider that this area was exposed to a contact irritation + biting/ripping in excess of 20 years it is no wonder that they have not completely healed yet.
I have almost all the elasticity back in my mouth now. It does not cut or rip the lips to have my mouth open wide.
seeing how you have tried almost everything you can think of for however many years, do you think you have give my idea a shot for 1 week. I promise it wont do you any harm. I would like you to try this method then take a picture after 1 week and we will see the improvement. its a really simple method that worked for me. to start off get a nice tall glass of water and when you drink it make sure to saturate your lips with the water you can even compress your lips together with the water by pushing some of the water out of your mouth and onto your lips. do this a lot, and I mean a lot throughout each day of the 7 days im asking of you. so its time to get obsessed with keeping your lips hydrated with water. lots of glasses of water and hydrating the skin. do not lick, bite or pick at all but you can occasionly once or twice a day check with your tounge if there is anything that will just come off gently. throughout each day go to the sink and cup water in your hands and soak your lips spitting out the water for 30 seconds at least. do this a lot. also take 1 or 2 good showers a day making sure to soak and hydrate your lips for at least 5 minutes. its a simple method that cured me and I think will cure you too. also have you ever tried burts bees lipbalm? its really good and made with natural things that are all really good. the way to use chapstick is that after you hydrate your lips with water and the water drys apply the chapstick to lock in the moisture and prevent it from drying out. I use burts bees and love it, its the only thing I put on my lips other than honey. but honey is another topic. please do this for 1 week and provide an after picture. you need to become obsessed with hydrating the skin. thanks.
So basically I have been travelling for the last 2-3 weeks hence no updates.
In this time I have been applying the calendula ointment 5-6 times per day. I am now applying it overnight as I don't think the skin heals well enough without protection. The bits of white gunk you see is not necessarily dead skin it is a build up of calendula ointment.
All I am doing is following the redness as an indicator. I am careful to not go one day without applying the barrier or miss an application. If redness return it means the area needs more protection and I'm in two minds whether to switch back to the steroid ointment as a barrier, which I may do at some point.
You cannot see from the photo but underneath the layers of calendula ointment there are lines forming, they are very shallow but they are there.
Hey. So sorry to hear that you've been going through this for over 15 years. It started happening to me about 6 months ago and it is really affecting me emotionally/mentally. It seems like there are so many people that have this problem but dermatologists don't really have an answer for it. My doc thinks its eczema of the lips and I've tried Protopic 0.1% ointment for 2 weeks (some redness went down but the peeling was still there). I also tried mometasone 0.1% steroid ointment and it seemed better but I only used it for 1 week because I was afraid it would thin my lips. I hope it gets better for you!
I have had wierd digestive complaints for quite some time, but was still able to pass stool. I wrote it off as my weight and eating habits. But after the 2nd time in a year not being able to go much at all, I discovered a blockage. I have already
Tonight I had a sudden urge for diarrhea. I passed this, but I could actually feel it going around something. Then, if I pushed I could feel feces in the middle trying to move but stuck. For the past year or so it's taken me twice as much as effort compared to normal to produce a normal bowel movement. This sure explains it.
I have tried magnesium citrate, glycerin suppositories, etc...
I am able to pass small, narrow stools, but not much else.
What should be my immediate course of action? I almost did a saline enema, but the box read not to use for a blockage. i have read that lactulose will slowly liquefy stools. I'm not sure how large (diameter) the blockage is, but I would assume fairly large. It has apparently pushed right to the end of my intestines with all of the laxatives I've been taking. Please help!
I did end up seeing the doctor, and she prescribed lactulose. I took it in the morning, the morning after I passed a well formed stool (a "log" so to speak) that was tapered quite a bit on both ends. Later, I also managed to pass something sickly looking. It was very small, about 2x the size of a prune, dried up and shriveled, and felt like clay when prodded. Could this have been a piece of impaction? Over the rest of that day my intestines started gurgling quite a bit with weird gassy type pains, churning, and I swear it almost felt like something was very slowly moving from right to left. For fear of having a blockage I stopped eating down to maybe half a meal a day.
This morning i woke up early with a sudden urge for diarrhea. I passed healthy diarrhea with multiple pieces in it. At this point I felt totally evacuated for the first time i can remember. It was a refreshing feeling to have no downward pressure in my abdomen. I hadn't realized this feeling was very frequent until this time. I stopped the lactulose because I had read about it possibly lowering potassium and electrolyte levels from excess diarrhea. I started eating again, still lightly though. Over the next 5-6 hours the distention came right back, and I'm back to passing relatively copious amounts of gas, but no more stool as of yet. I can pass gas quite easily. It appears to move t through me way faster than the stool.
When I try to explain the above to anyone (loved ones, friends who will listen), they basically tell me "if you're pooping, there is no impaction" I don't think this is necessarily true. My stools have never come out as hard pellets, or lumpy looking "logs" as I've read is a red flag for impaction.
I also need to mention that before all of the above I was able to go one decent solid "log" nearly daily. I didn't feel fully evacuated, though. Over the past year or so I've had to really start straining to get them started.
So I'll go back to my original question, and add a few more. Is it an impaction? Do i just have a lazy colon and it's possible if I waited a bit longer things would pass more easily? Was the diarrhea this morning going around an impaction? Should I have stayed on the lactulose, or were the runs a sign it had done it's duty?
I'm also wondering if I might have a physical problem just inside the rectum. Sometimes I have to strain quite a bit even to pass gas that is obviously just inside. My mom is an ex-nurse. I had her listen to my intestines, and she said all 4 quadrants are active, no high pitched sounds. Lower quads more active. FWIW, I am also having intermittent mild groin pain in the lower left groin.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice, good or bad :P
It could possibly be a (slightly) irritated colon - that can give the symptoms you describe. I speak from long experience unfortunately.
What happens if you take laxatives? If the constipation gets worse this might indicate irritation.
Regardless, I would suggest you stop eating/drinking anything that might be an irritant. In my case ordinary black tea had a really negative effect - I used to drink bucket loads of the stuff - at one point it got so bad I went under 9 stone, at 6'2". It could be imagined that coffee/coke/spicy foods etc would also have a bad effect.
I would not get overly worried about producing fine log-shaped fæces. I think that the 'log' itself is rectally produced by the compression of the many small pieces that emerge from the intestine.
There are no doubt many other possibilities - I don't know much about parasites, but there seem to be many here who think they can cause a multitude of intestinal problems. I vaguely remember also reading on here that in certain circumstances the neural or muscle transmitters can be irreparably damaged, causing more or less permanent constipation.
Dehydration or magnesium deficiency are other factors that can cause it.
In any case, good luck with finding the cause.
I don't think this is necessarily true. My stools have never come out as hard pellets, or lumpy looking "logs" as I've read is a red flag for impaction.
I also need to mention that before all of the above I was able to go one decent solid "log" nearly daily. I didn't feel fully evacuated, though. Over the past year or so I've had to really start straining to get them started.
So I'll go back to my original question, and add a few more. Is it an impaction? Do i just have a lazy colon and it's possible if I waited a bit longer things would pass more easily?
The symptoms you describe are similar to what i had a few years ago when i was persuaded by the allopath doctors that i was constipated.
One more time, they were wrong.
From what i learned and experienced, there are two main causes of "constipation" or slow elemination of feces.
The first cause is mechanical, it happens when you eat foods that are sticky or not easily dissolved by the digestive juices (chocolate, cheese, sugar, etc...). One of the purpose of the colon is to absorb water, so at the beginning of the colon (the x area), the feces are liquid, but as the feces travel in the colon, they become drier and drier. Now if the foods you ate were sticky, then the feces at the end of the colon (the stigmoid area) will be dry and sticky. Add to this the fact that most people don't drink enough water and they sleep in a room with not enough fresh air and this produces chronic dehydration. (especially in the colon)
When some feces have hardened too much, sometimes they stay blocked in the colon. That's why you can evacuate feces with a small diameter or small pellets.
This is often the same facts you can observe when you wash your plate after a dinner. Some foods require only a little effort to be dissolved and removed from the plate, however if you don't wash your plate just after the dinner and there are sticky foods on these plates, the next day you'll have to use a lot of warm water and maybe a dissolver to remove the dry sticky foods.
The second cause is a parasitic worms infection like ascaris. These worms can grow up to the diameter of a pencil and 30cm in length. When they are in the colon they can adopt a twirl shape or a ball shape. You can now understand why the circulation of feces can be slowed down by parasitic worms. Also they eat feces which can produces the small pellets you were talking about...
A few years ago, I was so suprised to see such huge Ascaris worms in my feces after having done several high enemas and after having eaten herbs with antiparasitic properties. I wonder how i was able to live with these big worms in me. Seriously it's crazy.
I have noticed small white spots on my skin for a couple of years now and they are muliplying, they are on my arms and legs only. Most are the size of sesame seeds or smaller, a few as big as a pencil eraser size, I'm tanning now so they really show up. It doesn't itch at all. I showed a Dr. before and he just disretgarded it and said "I don't know".
I've been reading some posts and I have read that using anything that makes the skin oily makes it worse, if it is a fungus. I have been putting olive oil on my skin the last few days, and yes, it seems to have gotten worse, I've noticed more of them.
What can I do to get rid of these, what is it? A fungus? for 2 years? This year is worse than last, I don't want it to get any worse.
Tea Tree Oil, selsum blue, Desinex? I don't know where to start. I've gotten off gluten and grains, I'm eating much more healthy, and vitamins, Liver Flushes, ACV, it just gets worse. I would prefer to use something natural that will restore the pigment on those little spots.
I've looked at photos of tinea versicolor and it doesn't seem to be that, those look alot like vitiligo photos, the white spots are all separated, not blending together, like white liver spots. I hope it doesn't get worse and get like those photos!...
Ted replies, "Dear Anita: My philosophy for treatment has always been to ascertain the cause of any underlying condition. A simple mind numbing removal, for me is simply not a cure. So to pursue the cure for mole by finding the cause is not easy. But after some research, a mole and fungus are actually the same.
For some reason or another this line of research were never pursued. Babies get fungus infection and moles exist. Moles are frequently benign like a cancer, but they can get malignant and become cancer. Often it is a well known fact that people will get a fungus infection (moles are one of them) before they get cancer. Perhaps the most difficult organism to get rid of or kill is admittedly the fungus. They can live longer than your own life span, while bacteria and viruses grows and multiplies very quickly because they have a relatively short life span
Fungus are a strange organism. Sometimes they eat up your melanin causing white spots (tinea) and sometimes the produce melanin to protect themselves, which you call moles. Is there any basis in all these strange observation, without going into a long thesis? I will just quote one brief research (there are many more):
Melanin and fungi.
Gomez BL, Nosanchuk JD.
Dermatology Department, St. Johns Institute of Dermatology,
Guy's Hospital, Guy's, Kings, and St Thomas Medical School, London, UK.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Production of melanin has been associated with virulence in diverse microorganisms. Melanization of fungi has been noted for many years in predominantly subcutaneous infections such as chromoblastomycosis and more recently most extensively studied in a yeast causing systemic infection, Cryptococcus neoformans. Pigmented fungi are increasingly important human pathogens and currently available antifungals are often sub-optimal for serious infections. This review focuses on recent publications on melanin in fungi with particular reference to the role of melanin in virulence, protection against antifungal drugs, and promoting survival in the environment. RECENT FINDINGS: Inhibition of melanin production by C. neoformans can prolong survival of lethally infected mice. In contrast, melanin in C. neoformans and Histoplasma capsulatum yeast cells can bind amphotericin B and caspofungin, thereby reducing the fungicidal affects of these drugs. H. capsulatum and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis have only recently been shown to produce melanin in vitro and during infection. Additionally, melanin derived from melanized C. neoformans yeast and Aspergillus niger conidia can activate complement, which may modify immune responses to infection. Studies on C. neoformans laccase have revealed that the enzyme is located on the cell wall, which may allow for interactions with the host. Melanization reduces the susceptibility of C. neoformans to enzymatic degradation and toxicity from a heavy metal, which may afford protection to the fungus against similar insults in the environment. SUMMARY: Melanin has been referred to as 'fungal armor' due to the ability of the polymer to protect microorganisms against a broad range of toxic insults. Recent publications continue to reveal important contributions of melanin to survival of fungi in the environment and during infection.
PMID: 12734441 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Ted continues... " While this doesn't point moles being fungus, its behavior, life span and other does indicate that moles can be cured.
The cure is simply to remove the fungus or kill the fungus so that the condition can return or become a normal skin.
It would also imply that antibiotics may cause worsening of moles if you are just wondering and certain dietary preferences can potentially create more moles. In which case a removal of moles may not be helpful in the long run.
Once the cause are known or hypothesized, then we now know the treatment. Fungus have certain specific weakness, which are hydrogen peroxide, chromium chloride, copper chloride, borax, DMSO, MSM, garlic, lavender, germanium, rosemary, thyme, oregano, tea tree oil and other ester containing aromatic compounds to name a few. Certain toxic substances that are effective, I cannot mention here sorry.
Certain nutritional factors to prevent moles from "running in the family" appears to be preventable ever continuing this line.
Fungus and cancer are like siamese twins, they also run in the family unless someone cured himself nutritionally of cancer and then "suddenly" the cancer no longer runs in the family. So it appears to be at least to me a non-genetic factor, it merely passes by blood, and maybe not by genes.
In this case, mole cure is not on my priority list, but what I would likely pursue is hydrogen peroxide 3%, borax and vinegar solution. The other solution is a bit more better which is hydrogen peroxide 3%, borax and sodium carbonate solution. You won't kill it immediately, but it needs to be applied frequently enough and long enough and the moles should disappear. How frequent? I imagine 3-4 times a day and the solution stays about 5 minutes each time. The other is the chemical salts using chromium chloride 5% and copper solution 5% possibly adding boric acid of perhaps 10% to remove it, not immediately but over the course of a week should notice some improvement. Again this is a hypothetical experiment to test the fungus thesis as the cause of mole. Should I manage to find the answer, if I can afford a time to do it, I will posts the findings.
Also, what causes ganglion(sp?) cysts? I have them on wrist, finger knuckles.
Cysts are often caused by bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide 1% mixed with borax should help. The key is it must be applied frequent enough. Adding zinc chloride 1% to 2% will further the kill. The key to a good kill is applied every 15 minutes with at least 8 application may see some results. However, I often use lavender oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil in between the application to stop them so they won't bother me the next day. Again, I improvise depending on whether it itches, causes redness, etc. I wouldn't ignore tell tale signs and I often make changes according to those observations.
How can one reduce them and keep them from starting?
Alkaline diet, no bread, coke, and sweets. Those are acid forming and taking baking soda with ACV, or Lemon, or alone will help. Just see the alkaline page at earthclinic. Cleaning in non sensitive areas using borax and hydrogen peroxide solution 1% is one simple way. But there are many more ways I can try also.
Hope this helps. Further updating if i have any new leads to finding a way to remove the cause. Currently most popular is surgical removal or freeze removal, I just prefer to do it naturally then the cut or burn it off method. Ted "
Ted writes us again adding: "Certain kinds of moles may likely be a fungus cause, the reason why it is not part of the genetic makeup is I have known mole that covered a very large part on my myself that completely disappeared shortly after I was born. The only possible explanation is a fungus. Certain other moles I don't know and it is not possible to prove them all as to their origins. But this kind that I am referring to is treatable. Also cleaning using Hydrogen-Peroxid at the time was also used could be one possible reason for its disappearance.
If you read other places, they don't even give you the slightest clue on the cause, therefore this is only an attempt on my part on some possible cause based on my own personal experience. Ted"
I just bought Selsun Blue (Selenium Sulfide) in hope of curing the little white spots on my skin.
I read online about Selenium Sulfide that is could be dangerous:
"Selenium sulfide. A topical anti-fungal ingredient found in many anti-dandruff shampoos, it works by splitting into selenium and sulfide ions in skin cells, and lowering the turnover rate of skin cells (opposite effect of an exfoliant). Side effects include hair loss or discoloration (turning green!), oily scalp and skin and eye irritation. Very bad symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pain and nausea, and the loss of fingernails. Selenium sulfide has also been linked to damage of internal organs."
I think I'm going to try the treatment/s Sans posted, or just cocanut oil.
I found this on the internet, I still don't know if I want to continue using the Selsun Blue. I have a Dermatologist appt. Thursday, I will find out exactly what these spots are, it isn't nearly as bad as all the photos I've seen, it is only noticable to me.
Tinea versicolor is most common in adolescents and young adults 15 to 30 years old (although it can certainly happen at any age). The infection is chronic and recurs easily, but it causes no other health problems. People are most susceptible to the fungus during hot months in humid areas. Taking steroids, excessive sweating, wearing tight-fitting clothing, and chronic illness can all predispose a person to tinea versicolor, but someone without any of these factors can still get this mild infection.
The patches of tinea versicolor can appear white, tan, or pink. The white patches look very similar to pityriasis alba. There are two good ways to tell them apart.
The most reliable way is to have a doctor gently scrape the white patch, dissolve the scrapings in potassium hydroxide, and look at what is left under a microscope. The classic "spaghetti-and-meatball" appearance of budding yeast confirms the diagnosis of tinea versicolor. A quicker and easier approach is to look at the patches under a black light. The patches of tinea versicolor will usually light up with a blue-white, yellow, or orange color.
Topical antifungal medicines are very effective for treating tinea versicolor, but there is a more convenient, less expensive, highly effective alternative. Selenium shampoos, such as Selsun Blue, are great at getting rid of the fungus. Simply apply a thin layer over the affected skin before bed (with a wide surrounding margin, since it may already be beginning to spread). Wash thoroughly the next morning.
The problem is that no matter what the treatment, it comes back easily. Whatever treatment is used for tinea versicolor, all bedding and nightclothes should be changed after treatment to prevent recurrence. Also, re-treating once a week for 3-4 weeks and then once a month for 3-4 months makes it much less likely to come back.
Well keep us posted to what the Dr says. I have not been able to see a Dr because I am a freelance and have not had any health insurance for some time and have been relying on the internet for health tips and alternative cures.
I had tried the Selsun Blue and found that it burned my skin, so if you try it you might want to try it for shorter periods of time than over night at first.
I am also sure that a good Candida cleanse couldn't hurt either.
I saw the Dermatologist and he said that the little white freckle spots were not Tinea Vesicolor, no fungus, and not vitilago, but a condition called..."Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis" here is the link of the document the Doctor printed out for me.
The Dermatologist prescribed "Tretinoin Cream" for me, I asked if it would clear it up and also prevent more, he said enthusiastically "It should". Yayyyy, I'll let you know if it does.
MORE IMPORTANTLY...I must say...for a few days I was putting castor oil on my arms, and it really looks much better just from doing that. I also had a mole thingy and the castor oil reduced the size by HALF in only 3 days, Castor oil with Baking soda on top of the mole (Thanks to the info here at Cuzezone!). I told the doctor it is half the size because of the Castor oil, and he said "It never surprises me to hear of home remedies working :) I couldn't believe he said that !!! I may just use the Castor Oil and see if that heals it before I try the medicated cream.
Anyway, he did remove the mole anyway, I was reluctant cuz I may get a scar, but I said what the hell, I'm here I may as well just do it. Maybe the castor oil will heal the scar if I get one.
The receptionist at the Dr's office had the same thing I do, but much worse. We talked about the spots for a long time. She asked me to let her know what my diagnosis and treatment are cuz she was desperate
(she works in a dermatology office and NO Doctors ever said, "Hey let me look at that????"), what a shame. I was very surprised to hear that.
After my visit, I told her the diagnosis and treatment, she was very relieved and exited to know what to do (take home a bunch of samples of the cream) she was kind enough to give me a BUNCH of samples of the tretinoin cream, it costs like 50 bucks and she gave me a $35.00 rebate off it too. So nice :)
I suffer from Tinea Versicolor as well. I only get it once every couple of years and mostly from the sun and sweating (i gym it three days a week and sweat easy). I use the generic brand of Selsun blue with a strength of 2.5%. I will tell you this, only use it for about ten to fifteen minutes once or twice a day depending on how bad it is. Do not sleep with it on as it can cause burns to the area being treated. I use it for the suggested time and for 14 days and it clears it right up. This is the first time in two years now that I have had to treat it again. Each person is different but the treatments are effective. Only downside is some who have it, get it back very easily and others (like myself) once treated it typically doesn't return for 2yrs. Good luck, it's annoying but harmless and treatable if you stick to the regimine until the area is cleaned up.
Ok so i have the white bumps on my skin, mainly on my arms, hands, and thighs. And i noticed it last year when i was 13 and i am outside basicaly everyday, all day durring summer so i notice it alot when im tan or sunburnt. And ive read some of the other posts and im just not sure what it is exactly.. will it go away ? Or will it just get worse as i get older? And why do people get it? I mean i wear deim suits or tank tops and shorts mainly and i dont get why if u wear tight clothes you get it, because everywhere i have the bumps its were my skin is exposed..
Help me please..
Ok so i have the white bumps on my skin, mainly on my arms, hands, and thighs. And i noticed it last year when i was 13 and i am outside basicaly everyday, all day durring summer so i notice it alot when im tan or sunburnt. And ive read some of the other posts and im just not sure what it is exactly.. will it go away ? Or will it just get worse as i get older? And why do people get it? I mean i wear deim suits or tank tops and shorts mainly and i dont get why if u wear tight clothes you get it, because everywhere i have the bumps its were my skin is exposed..
Help me please..
Oh and its not as bad as the pictuturrs. Its like the sizr of frrcklrs but white.. and they are bumps and seperated.. so im not sure..
Ted, you sound SO "with it". I'm going to try your combo of Borax, hydrogen peroxide and sodium Carbonate on my white spots on my tan. (I've been to two dermatologist here in San Antonio, TX, who don't seem to know what it is, and don't think it's a fungus, but My sister has the EXACT same thing in NEW york, and HER dermatologist said right away< " it's an airborne skin fungus". And gave her a scr1pt which cleared it right up. the docs here, won't listen to me, nor give me a script. sooo,,, i'm going to try your "natural" suggestion - hope it works, as I'm embarrassed at how it looks. (I'm a girly girl). If you find out anything more about "fungus" making white spots on tan skin, - please post! I'll post on whether the above concoction does any good. God bless! ellie
I think these are skin condition vitiligo. because among other skin conditions that are responsible for white spots on skin vitiligo is the most commonest skin disease.
Normally white spots appear due the destruction of skin color producing cells called melanocytes. If these spots are increased gradually and burn white exposed to sun then this is confirm that you are suffering from skin condition vitiligo.
Second common skin condition but it is form of depigmentation in skin is Tinea Versiculor.
It's not vitilago, my Dermatologist diagnosed it as Tinea Versiculor. He recommended an expensive cream, like retinol, trit...I can't remember what the name is right now. He said it was caused by sun damage. I never bought the cream hoping it will stop and heal on its own.
I've been trying to figure out what the white spots on my skin are and your blog seems to be the closest match. Like you, it is only on my forarms and a bit on my legs (knee area).
Everywhere I read people seem to suggest that it is tinea versicolor, vitiligo or keratosis pilaris. The pictures I've seen simply don't match what is on my arms. It's almost like water spots right? you can press on them and they fade away temporarily or even if you rub your arm and warm up the skin they seem to dissappear, and they are more visible when your skin is cold. There is no itch no discomfort, just visible spots that are scattered all around barely bigger than freckles. Does that sound right?
I was told a couple of year ago by a uncle of mine who is a Dr. to use selsun blue. I did, nothing happened (good or bad). It has progressively gotten worse, although not by much.
I think we have the same thing, let me know if my description matches yours. Lets figure this thing out! :P
I went to a dermatologist once on a whim, he didn't know and wanted to a biopsy but I wasn't curious enough to shell out the green. But I've had it now for 5-6 years and it is time to get rid of it :P It seems harmless enough it's just kinda ugly.
They are Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis i have had these on my face few on legs and arms for 6 years. I have seen several dermatologist there is nothing that can be done. They have all said sunscreen and makeup. They really bother me and I can not believe they came out of the blue. And they get worse the more im in the sun
You don't need any expensive creams. Just go get Selsun Blue either name brand or generic (both work but one is cheaper). I use the 2.5% but it comes in a 1% too I believe and it works fine (my Dr. recommended it to treat it). If you use the higher dose, you must be sure to not keep it on for more than 15mins as it can burn the skin in the area being treated. I would suggest using the 1% if you have never treated it before, it will do just fine. Spread a little on the area you have the Tinea and be sure to get all the spots. Leave on for about ten to fifteen minutes then wash off with a warm cloth. Do this once or twice a day (depending on how bad it is) and do it for two weeks. Should clear it right up for you...good luck!
I have also the small white spots on my arms and legs and it's the symptom exactly as you described. I wonder if they were caused by sun expose. How is your castor oil treatment?If it works well? Which kind of oil did you use?Clear oil or black oil?
October 23, 2011
Vitiligo and Tinea versicolor both have the same body distribution patterns - generally large swaths of un-melanated skin. Small white spots that are localized primarily on the arms and shoulders, although they can appear anywhere depending on exposure, are usually a manifestation of chronic long-term sun damage and aging. It usually occurs only in genetically susceptible individuals. It's not an infection or autoimmune disease. The spots are not infectious and there is no way to undo the damage. It's part of aging and nothing to worry about. Wearing sunscreen will prevent tanning that makes the spots more apparent.
Has anyone been successful with Idiopathic guttate Hypomelanosis pls. All I need is the name of any supplemen that can help in melanin production since Doctors do not seem to have a cure. It is an embarrassing skin disorder!
Finding a drug or supplement that increases melanin production on the skin might just be the answer. Any help please?
I know its been a while since the post but if its not a fungus and its not vitiligo its most DEFINATELY "Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis"...this is/are: small white spots that appear mostly on the shins and arms but also any area that is exposed to sun. There is a decrease in melanocytes in the skin in these small areas 2mm-5mm in size and they are a normal part of the aging process and are not an illness or detrimental to your health. If the worst that is suffered is vanity driven self dislike then I suggest a course of counselling so that you learn to love and like your body and yourself as you are..a beautiful being living on a beautiful planet. I have these and they do not affect how others see me or treat me, no-one even notices unless it is pointed out and then WOW GUESS WHAT..they often have them too! Studies in the area have progressed so that skin re-pigmentation COULD be a viable treatment but to date there is no cure and specific causes are still pretty much aging and sun damage
I have the same problem. I don't know what to do. I'm tired of having to put self tanning lotion on my skin to mask the spots cuz it's so embarrassing people ask me why do I have those small white spots on my skin. I don't have an answer, I wish someone knew the answer!
I have the same thing I think, very small patches of pure shiny white you can almost scratch off not not really. This is new for me, I'm 38- just noticed it this month. I never tried tanning before either however (I'm very pale naturally.)
This might not apply to you but in a nudist resorts where I was people got white spots and they said was a sun fungus. They suggested to use anti-dandruff shampoo. I think it was called Seltzer or Selsum blue.
Sorry if it was mentioned before but did not want to read the whole thread since I don't have this problem.
That might be because of the calcium deficiency, I mean you must try to consult to a doctor for that matter. I mean there may be some other reasons as well, but as per my knowledge calcium deficiency is the only reason for the same.
I will suggest you to adhere to natural skincare products over the other chemically filled ones. You may get the some from: http://www.dermology.us/.
So i went today and MET different dermatologists, they discussed My condition and came to conclusion that i First DO a lip biopsy so they can make sure its EC and EXACTLY, but Also IF i have a intestinal disease. Afterwards she say Shes gonna put me on imuran and Will prescribe me a strong steroid cream thats usually prescribed by dentists to use for inflammation inside mouth.
Im really scared i'll get a big scar from the biopsy and that they Will find nothing. Any of you WHO did biopsy and was left with a scar/or not?
Also i maybe Will tell her to change the steroid cream to medium, DO you guys think strong steroid cream is too much ?
My preference is not to have the biopsy because at best they will be able to see inflammation of the upper layers of epidermis and you already know that.. if they pick up candida etc that is better tested from a stool test anyway, although if you are offered a colonoscopy I would take it. It is a relatively intrusive and uncomfortable test from what I hear. It involves placing a tube into the rectum and up through the digestive tract to see if there is any sign of disease.. this is what they do to see for sure if there is crohn's disease.. polyps on the intenstial lining of the wall etc, they will also be able to see candida overgrow with this test. The test is not nice but it does not leave a scar unlike the lip biopsy. Ideally the stool test is the best and just involves giving a stool sample, but modern doctors aren't really trained in health they are trained in disease, so in some cases these tests cannot be done unless privately through a nutritionist.
I know you have read good things about imuran on here but there's only been one major success from daniki and she has never returned to give an update. Very important that people who claim a cure update their situation every few months or years so that people know it works.. most people on here don't, sadly.
First things first, get all the diagnostic tests you can before taking any treatment. I know you are in a rush to get this problem sorted but you've got to be patient.
This is what I would do, you don't need to listen to me. If you want to do the imuran and the doctor's are monitoring you then it's an option to consider. I don't want to be negative because there's many different avenues you can take.
When it comes to success stories, people are far more likely to report a success story, than they are to come back and report it wasn't a success story after all.
Make a safe assumption, that anyone who reported a success story, and did not return 1 year later to confirm it, just assume that person is not cured yet.
That means many success stories reported here may have been reported prematurely, including the imuran stories.
Considering the possible side effects of many medications that members of this group tried during the last 10 years ... and considering the lack of positive reports on those medications .... it is far safer not to take any medications!
Take care of your health.
You are too young to destroy your health the rest of your life.
It depends on what type of biopsy they do. If they do a punch biopsy, it heals very quickly and doesn't leave a scar. If they go deeper and actually cut with a scapel, then it might leave a slight scar. I've had both and have no scar with the punch biopsy, but the deeper biopsy I did a long time ago still has slight scarring.
It's going to be hard for a dermatologist to really treat your condition unless they are able to do a biopsy. Good luck!
I think that really depends on the faith you have in the dermatologist in treating the problem fullstop.
In case you hadn't noticed this forum is littered with people whom dermatologists couldn't help. If modern medicine cured people why are there hundreds of people in this forum alone, seeking help from strangers on the internet ?
You had a biopsy, did your dermatologist cure your EC ?
I now have reason to believe EC is not only affecting my lips but also skin. I can't believe I didn't realise this earlier - all the signs were there. Skin (only on face) goes white when in contact with water, I can easily remove this skin that goes white, when I take that off the skin underneath is red. I can do this every couple of days. I used to think that this was just dirt accumulating or something else. This, for me, is now much deeper than dunking my lips/ apply a cream to my lips I think. Devastated
I am new to this forum and was doing an internet search to help me figure out what is causing me to have these wierd symptoms...when I thought maybe it's my Mirena?? I have had it since March 2007 and in August I started developing lightheadedness, then subsequently tingling in my hands and feet. I have had an MRI of my head and an due for one next week of my cervical spine as my Dr thinks this is MS??? I'm freaking out and after reading all of your posts, I think I just want to get this mirena out! Has anyone had similar MS type symptoms develop while they have the Mirena??thanks so much for your help!
I have had similar symptoms as yours. I got my Mirena at the end of August 2007, by the end of September I was experiencing tingling or pins and needles sensations in my hands and feet and also dizziness. I called my doctor's office and spoke to a nurse. She said that those symptoms would not be from the Mirena and told me to call my primary care physician for an appt. to see why I would be having these symptoms.
I went to my primary care physician and they ran blood tests. My thyroid tests showed that I was severely hypothyroid. My symptoms seemed to fit the diagnosis so I assumed that was the cause of it all. Since then I have gotten my thyroid under control, but I still have all of the same symptoms. I have had no relief whatsoever, so I started looking for more answers and I just couldn't shake the feeling that this could all be related to my Mirena. I've read that the hormone imbalance that the Mirena can cause can cause thyroid disfunction. Anyway, I have a brother and a cousin with MS and I have been scared to death that I might have it too.
I found this site a week ago and have found that there are several people that have had symptoms similar to ours. I have also seen posts on this forum where people have gone through testing for MS because of these symptoms, only to later find out that it was the Mirena causing it all.
I haven't gotten my Mirena out yet, so I can't say for sure that this is the reason for my symptoms, but I am hopeful. I have an appt on Monday to have mine removed. I will keep posting to let you know how it goes post removal. From what I've read here, it takes time for the symptoms to go away completely though.
Hope this gives you a little comfort. I think that it is entirely possible that your symptoms are due to the Mirena, rather than MS. Let's hope that is the case!
Apparently it mimics the symptoms of ms i have been tested for ms as well but it came back negative i have also had a lot of blood work done it all came back negative and was also tested for lupus it came back negative as well all i can say is get it out as soon as possible because it only gets worse i also had bad tingling in my hands and feet and numbess just starting to get better now after 9 weeks post removal
I am having these symptoms two weeks after paraguard insertion. I'm planning on having it removed ASAP but I'm really freaked out by the numbness and tingling. I'm also having problems concentrating. How soon did your symptoms disappear?
Hello, I am 3 months post-removal and I experienced numbness/tingling/weird electrical vibrating sensations in my left foot & leg and left hand & arm. Like you, I thought it might be caused from the Mirena, but I wasn't absolutely sure since several doctors were telling me that wasn't possible. I was beside myself thinking I had MS. I have a good friend who was diagnosed with MS last Spring, so I knew the symptoms and I knew that I'm a prime target for developing it - a woman in my mid 30's. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that the numbness went away for me after I had my 2nd period post-removal. It was such a relief. Please get the Mirena removed ASAP. I think you will find that most doctors will tell you that Mirena cannot be the cause, but don't listen to them. Follow your instincts. Your body is rejecting it and wants it out NOW! Your side effects will only get worse the longer it's in your body. Good luck to you. This is a scary ride, but all the wonderful women on this forum will help get you through it.
thanks to everyone who replied...i feel better already just knowing there are women out there who have had similar problems. i have mentioned it to many different doctors and none think there is a link (or they just don't realize it!) and this morning made an appt to have mine removed next wednesday! i will still go ahead with the MRI next week just in case as I am also in my mid 30s, grew up in the northern hemisphere so MS could be a possibility...but hopefully it is just this Mirena...oh I can't wait to have it removed! thanks so much for replying, i will let you all know how things go once it is out! peace
I have had Mirena insterted for over a year now since my first daughter was born. My symptoms have been bad but bearable. I've had severe cramping from radiating from my back almost like back labor it was constant the first 3 months and I just kept telling myself it would get better, and it has sort of. Now the cramping only comes while I am ovulating or during my "period". The periods are now super light almost non-existent, which is probably the only plus with this whole deal. I just started having the same symptoms of tingling and numbness in the legs, hands and feet. It happens all the time regardless of what I am doing. I get bouts of diahrrea here and there usually with the cramping and nauseau and sometimes dizziness. I have also developed ovarian cysts. My OB swears it had nothing to do with the IUD but I think it does. Anyone else having these bad back cramps??
hi, sorry to hear about all your difficulties...i didn't develop the bad back pains and cramps you describe but did develop a sore back for sure. the numbness and tingling and lightheadedness all developed about 6 months after having my mirena in. i've had 2 normal MRIs of my neck and head, and just today had my mirena out...hopefully that was the cause of my strange symptoms...i'll keep you posted! hope you feel better!
My 31 year old daughter has had the EXACT same symptoms and is also worried she has MS. She has had 2 MRIs and is planning a spinal tap because they cannot find ANY evidence of MS, but she has the symptoms of MS. She got the IUD in Sep 2007 and began having strange symptoms a few months later, ranging from vision loss, dizziness, numbness and "pins and needles" feeling in her arms, legs and hands. She has seen her primary care physician, an eye doctor, an ear specialist, two neurologists, visited the emergency room with no real diagnosis. Her husband found this website and I'm ecstatic that the IUD could be the cause, but also very angry that this could happen to anyone.
I started doing a search last night and have come across many messages like yours. I had the Mirena inserted in January, 2008. The procedure iteslf was difficult, apparently because I have a curved cervix. Just a few weeks later I began to experience tingling in my hands, legs and feet. Since then I've also had MRIs of my back and neck, then also of my brain to rule out MS (it was ruled out - phew!) I also had an EMG (electric shocks to the arms and legs). I have had months of bi-weekly physical therapy, including traction, but symptoms are still there... and back and neck pain is worse. I am scheduled for a steroid injection directly into my neck on July 15th. I had asked my OBGYN and the orthopaedic surgeon about this, but they both said the IUD wouldn't cause this... but now I am wondering...???? I think I should have the IUD removed. Oh, and to further complicate things, my strings are lost so I'm told I'll need a D&C to get it out!
so so sorry to hear your story, but i am glad you found this website. i know for me when i was being worked up for MS (which no one in my family generations back has) i found this website and promptly had mine removed. fortunately removal was easy and i lost the weird sensations in my feet and hands, and general lightheadedness within about 1 month after it being removed. i am now about 6 months post removal and still have strange sensations in my feet/hands/head from time to time, but overall i feel i am much better than i was before. i recommend you get yours out-although the OBS and orthosurg docs don't think it is related, why risk any more time in case it is. i am a nurse practitioner, and alot of product info we get about different products comes from the drug reps themselves (so they aren't going to advertise symptoms like many of the woman, you and me included are having since having the mirena).
I too am having the tingling in my hands/arms and feet/legs. I have experienced some breathing problems and stomach aches. I just got the Mirena taken out today. Both of my doctors still want me to see a neurologist. They have told me that these are common symptoms for MS. I did have blood work done and it came back fine in terms of any vitamine defiencies. I am hoping it is the Mirena but I will pursue the neurologist just to make sure.
I was not having problems with my Mirena, but had it removed because my 5 years was up. I was planning on getting a new one placed but haven't because I started to hear of women having problems. It was 1 year ago. For the past 3 months I have had numbness/tingling of legs, fatigue, and dizziness. I have had blood work and X-rays done which are normal, seen a neurologist, and had one MRI which shows possible MS. I have a contrast MRI next week which they should confirm the diagnosis. In the meantime I found this information and am wondering if anyone had has MS type symptoms after Mirena removal?
Hi I'm new to this but must thank you all for all your posts which have helped me realise I could be right. I had mirena fitted in Sept 2011. After 3 days had severe cramping. Gp gave me antibiotics and it went away. Then in November I had severe pain and cramps in my left foot. Diagnois was Plantar facisitis. Then I got it in other foot. Then I got severe back pain. Back to GP who thinks problems all nerve related and coming from my back. I also feeling really unwell, nausea and fatigue. I went to Osteopath twice. Still no better. Then in March 2012. I could barely walk with severe weakness, tingling and pain, mainly in calves. Then everything just seemed to go completely numb. I ended up in hospital having tests for MS as they felt brain to spine problem. I had no reflex,s at all. Scans came back clear no MS no nerves pressing on spine. I've been tested for everything Lupus, tyhroid but all back negative. Just after my release hospital in march i went to my GP and Gyn. She really good doc. I told her I felt this all some how related to Mirena? she said NOT never heard any these problems being related Mirena. But I decided I wanted it out anyway. Had few problems with removal was going to have to go hospital for removal but after the first attempt it had moved and felt like was digging in me so when I went back she managed to remove. Then recently I started doing my own research and found all you people suffering same things. I printed some posts and went back to her. She said you can find anything you want on the net! I was so disheartened and came home crying. As well as the pain, tingling and fatigue. I also get tingling in my tongue? Was wondering anyone else had this? I'm four
months post removal and still same problems me hands burn and one time felt like my legs would explode with pressure and pain. I feel sick every morning similar to morning sickness. And have to take tramadol and naproxyn to get through the day.
I can still hardly walk due to weakness in my muscles at back of my legs. Prior to all this was fit and well and enjoyed salsa dancing. Now I can't do anything, even play ball with my little boy who's 6.
I just wanted to chime in on this... I had the Paragard IUD but I also had the numbness and tingling and the pain in my feet (doctors also told me it was plantar fasciitis). But I knew it wasn't plantar fasciitis because I would also get it in my fingers when things became really severe. I had pain in my calves... my pain feels like a burning sensation. There were times by leg/feet pain was so severe that I crawled on the floor to avoid standing.
The main reason I wanted to respond is because I also went to my doctor and told her what I was experiencing and she dismissed me. When I said... "well I've read a bunch of women online are experiencing similar symptoms" she gave me the same "well you can find anything on the internet" speech.
There is something that the paragard and the mirena both do to the body that makes us react this way.
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Cesium chloride protocol is considered as one of the only nutrients to enter large cancer cluster cells and destroy them.
It makes the cells alkaline and limits the intake of the glucose into the cell. It also neutralises the lactic acid and ensures the cells dies naturally. As this therapy stops the metastasis of cancer, it is popular, effective, and affordable.
Those stone implements were used by Stone humans.
They are heavy for human use.
When Stone humans caught deer, they held Tokko stone and blew the nose of it and gave the deer to humanity for food.
Hammers were also used for the same purpose.
Stone bars and flat stones seem to have been used for flaying or tanning the skin by Stone humans, who made humanity use the small ones after teaching how to use them.
Interesting obsidian stone bars, thanks.
Shirataki obsidian exploitation and circulation in prehistoric northern Japan Miyuki Yakushige, Hiroyuki Sato
Presently, the total number of archaeological obsidian sources in Japan is more than 80, and among them, 21 are in Hokkaido, northern part of the Japanese archipelago (Izuho and Sato 2007). Obsidian was the dominant of lithic raw material in the Upper Paleolithic Hokkaido (35-10 ka cal BP). Out of 21 archaeological obsidian sources in Hokkaido, 4 sources: Shirataki, Oketo, Tokachi, and Akaigawa are the major obsidian sources and the others are minor sources. Shirataki is one of the largest obsidian sources in Northeast Asia and it is well known that Shirataki obsidian was transported outside Hokkaido to Sakhalin and the Paleo-Honshu Island from the Late Upper Paleolithic period.
We compiled data of obsidian source analyses conducted to artefacts from Paleolithic sites in Hokkaido, and it became clear that the ratio of Shirataki obsidian in all analyzed materials is more than half (Sato and Yakushige in press).
We examined how far Shirataki obsidian was transported in each period: the Early Upper Paleolithic (35-25 ka cal BP) and the Late Upper Paleolithic (25-10 ka cal BP). The Late Upper Paleolithic is divided into three stage, the early Early Microblade Industry (Stage 1: 25-21 ka cal BP), the late Early Microblade Industry (Stage 2: 19-16 ka cal BP), and the Late Microblade Industry (Stage 3: 16-10 ka cal BP). As a result, it is revealed that the distribution areas of Shirataki obsidian did not expand gradually over time, but are different in different lithic industries. In the background of this situation lay the difference of ecological adaptation strategies adopted by the prehistoric people of the time and their movement behavioral strategies. http://journals.ed.ac.uk/lithicstudies/article/view/768
Which museum are the Tokko stone and stone bars in?
As for the wooden chests, most old churches in England had one like this, for storing important records, documents etc.
Over the next few days I am making the preparations for beginning Lily's Epsom Salt regime, starting likely on Monday. I will go into town and buy suitable glasses/holders, lemons, coconut oil and of course Epsom Salt. I will figure out how to make a decent 6 to 94 percent solution as well.
Does anyone else want to follow this regime and have a thread where we each update our progress with an agreed upon frequency?
The idea of this current thread is to establish who wants to take part, the names of everyone who wants to do so will be listed, and the expectation is all those listed update our condition when we initially agree we will be doing so. But this won't be the thread for that, another will be made strictly for the purpose of following everyone's progress. This is just for discussion and finding out who's interested.
In that thread, all those taking part must begin their progress on a separate stream of comments after the main/opening/master comment, and no one should post updates on someone else's stream, save confusing everything.
But this is just the idea, what do you think? It sounds like a decent template tbh for the trial of all the different treatments we've been and will be trying.
I really urge everyone, or at least everyone who's serious about their destroyed lips, to try find some time every day to come on here, even if it's only 5 mins. I try to give 30 mins every day to EC research, but recently have been distracted.
The reason I mention this though, is that this will only work if you really with conscious intent try to give a duration every day for this stuff, preferably proactive research than only reading through threads.
If you can do this, and you still suffer with EC, and you want it to change, [ and you REALLY want it to CHANGE, think about all the MISERY it's caused you in your life so FAR, yeah that means there'll be more... ] then put your name down and dedicate the time, and let's really find out whether this regime works. Updating on a regular basis, perhaps every 4 days or weekly, with pictures and comments from several people can really teach us a lot and reveal patterns that may ~prove~ what effect a certain procedure/regime/treatment has.
All these isolated instances are limited, we trail through thread after thread, and waste so much time.
If you're down, cease all your other forum-going or at least prioritise this one and commit. The amount of time I spent (wasted?) a few years ago on Dragon Ball gaming forums is insane. I can only imagine if I spent the same amount of time SYSTEMATICALLY figuring out EC I'd be over this.
So I know Lily's thread has perked a lot of people's interest. Who wants to do this?
jsl123 what happened to your imuran treatment??!! how did it go, are you cured? please inform us since danikis didn't uppdate us on this shit!!
My sister is taking cortisonoral, for a heart muscle inflammation she has. she uses got this because of her autoimmun disease, her immune system is not working correclty. and shes practically begging me not to take this imuran, as she is scared it will harm me.
also do you think she is fully cured?? i mean since shes not back at the forum again she must be cured??
I think though her biggest issue is her leads get inflamed for NO reason. I remember she school hands with Someone WHO had a really firm grip, and het hands became inflammed and swollen for 3 weeks!!! With pain!!!!
The reason I asked about vaccinations is because sometimes they can trigger autoimmune issues. Diabetes is an autoimmune disease itself, so both your two siblings have diagnosed autoimmune issue ? I would get yourself properly checked out !!
Not sure if you read my other posts but I am having my blood tests checked at the moment and my thyroid alongside some other reading were out of range. It may be worth you having a full thyroid checked, and adrenal check (I know it can be expensive depending on where you live) I would not start making any dietary changes or doing any supplements or medications until you have hard data to base it on. Do not give up on it cilla, it's worth getting a full health check if only to rule out any issues.