Monday, November 12, 2012
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Flouride Poisoning?
I don't know why I am so morbid - but have you ever had that feeling like you are going to die soon or something?
I've had that feeling on and off for a few years.
And even more so for the past month. I've had that feeling so much recently that I've been trying to teach my family how to survive without me. The reason is because I've been very fatigued, I mean severely fatigued. Some days are good, today was a good day. I've got a doctors appointment for Friday, meanwhile I'm researching Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
My dear friend is familiar with many holistic remedies, such as Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, and Organic un processed coconut oil. So I've tried to change several pollutants and added both the vinegar and coconut oil to my regimin.
With research I came across several links between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fluoride. http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/chronic_fatigue_syndrome.html his website was recommended to me by my friend and I have found it very helpful. I do have hypothyroidism, which means my body does not naturally secrete sufficient enough of the thyroid hormone. Interestingly enough I have to take more than double the amount my mother takes, which is weird to me because she is the one that had so many health issues when I was growing up.
Through the years I've seen the linkage and suspicions that fluoride is a cause of hypothyroidism but until recently I didn't know much about it. (if you scroll halfway down in the above referenced article you see the info about the Chronic Fluoride Poisoning)
When I was a child I had several of those gel trays where they put your teeth in fluoride and you sit for a half hour or something. My parents had taken me to the dental schools when I needed dental work and that was one thing they always did for me. Weird thing is my teeth are not that strong. They are brittle. Plus I have always had a thyroid problem since I can remember. Diagnosed at the age of 20. At the age of 39 I had more than half of my thyroid removed. What was weird is that my medication level did not change a single bit after the surgery. This means that the portion of my thyroid that was removed was completely useless.
So here I am with this vague knowledge of fluoride being an issue and since all the health issues that started way back in 2008 I've been severely fatigued for years now. The only thing that has gotten me through this is the use of a mild pain reliever stranger than Advil but not as strong as Vicodin and much less habit forming unless you are an addictive type of person. It is called Tramadol. This medicine helps me to make it past 3 pm. I just take one a day when I need it. Sometimes I don't take it.
Within the last few weeks it has gotten so bad that I was bed ridden for about 5 days last week. I even took the Tramadol and it didn't help me so I completely stopped taking it for those 5 days. Part of me thinks the fatigued had a lot to do with Hurricane Sandy. NO I do not live on the East Coast and NO I do not have family there, but I knew it was going to be bad and it affected me terribly. On the flip side it could be that I was so emotionally affected by the hurricane due to my fatigue. Regardless I was laid out for 5 days. I didn't even have the strength to lift up my phone to look at it, so I just laid there.
Then I felt a little better and then worse again. That is when I found all that research. I didn't even know fluoride was in my toothpaste until my daughters dentist told me. I for some reason thought it was only in specific fluoride items. With research I've found it is in mouthwash, tea products, especially instant tea, raisins, all water sources, and I need to look it up again but I guess Teflon pans bring out fluoride or something.
Well anyway, I think I feel better today, for the most part.
If you have Chronic Fatigue syndrome, I suggest checking out Fluoride poisoning.
**updated 11/15/12 I have cut out flouride(including my favorite drink - iced tea) for about a week now and I feel I would say 50% better. I haven't even had to take the tramadol for 2 days of the past 4 days. People have even remarked that I seem so happy. I'll update again soon.
**updated 3/26/13 ever since I stopped drinking iced tea, and I started taking this vitamins from Dr. Wilson/Adrenal Fatigue - I have felt much better. I can make it through the day without taking tramodol. things are much better. I don't feel like I am dying anymore. But I have gained a little weight.