Have you tried counseling, but you only felt a little better for a short while? Have you tried meds, but you felt changed, like not yourself? You could stay calm, if you could get restful sleep, but you're so stressed that sleep won't come. And your loved ones just don't understand.
No, it's not all in your head, it's in your gut-brain and body, too. Science has recently discovered is that a many people who suffer from on-going nervousness, panic and elevated stress levels are not getting key nutritional factors in their diet, and that throws off the balance in their brain, gut and body chemistry. Nutrient-deficient food, water (from water bottles), GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms) and antibiotics in food on the market today, preservatives, additives, pestesides, ill concieved low fat / hi-carb and other fad diets, and environmental toxins, infections and frequencies and along with medical and recrecreational drugs - all of this is causing all kinds of degradations of chemical balance in the brain, gut-brain and body. If that's not enough, medical uses of mercury, such as the mercury in the silver fillings in teeth, that is a big danger. Mercury in the silver fillings leaches out constantly and is a poison. Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin and, at certain levels, can cause neurological issues, autoimmune disease, chronic illnesses and mental disorders. Amalgams (silver filings) consist of 50% mercury along with a combination of silver, tin, and copper. In 2008, Scandinavian countries took action and banned the use of amalgam fillings for environmental and health reasons. In Sweden, they have conducted a number of studies where people, with pre-existing neurological and health issues (Chronic Fatigue-type symptoms), had amalgams removed; 78% reported improvement in their health status. Reference: http://www.doctoroz.com/article/toxic-teeth-are-our-amalgam-fillings-safe I had numerous silver fillings from when I was a teenager and on. Eventually I had a mouthful of silver filings and was so sick. My numerous diagnoses were anxiety neurosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel, mucus collitis, hemorrhoids, gastritis, small bowel bacterial infection, and eating disorder. That'd be enough to give anyone anxiety. When I finally got the last of silver fillings removed about 20 years ago, I felt so much better.
This site is quoting from: Handbook on the Toxicology of Metals, 3rd Edition, 2007:
Persistent Effects of Mercury Exposure
In cases of slight poisoning, symptoms and signs of mercury poisoning, so called erethism ... Mercury vapor poisoning is characterized by a spectrum of nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, gingivitis, gastrointestinal disturbance, insomnia, shyness, increased excitability, loss of memory, personality changes, and depression. According to Homeopathic Therapeutics, Lilienthal, poisoning with corrosive sublimate may require albumin (egg whites) in water and sugar-water in alternation. Antidote for drug symptoms of mercury is Hepar Sulph Calc 30x, or 6c or 30c, for headache at night, loss of hair, painful nodes on head, inflamed red eyes, nose pain, mouth scurfs, ptyalism, gum ulcer, glandular swellings, diarrhea, tenesmus, skin inflamation or ulcer.
(Merriam-Webster "medical defination of erethism: abnormal irritability or responsiveness to stimulation") So, apparently, this abnormality can be caused by mercury - leading to the above-described symptoms. For many years, I have found China 30x or 30c to be helpful for my condition - excessive sensitiveness to cold (I use China 30c, and after 20 minutes, several doses of Carbo Veg 30x to nurse up recuperative power). Now I see that China partly covers the symptoms of mercury poisoning. The Materia Medica says it is for debility from exhausting discharges, from loss of vital fluids, together with a nervous erethism (same as, symptoms of mercury poisoning). The mental symptoms are apathetic, indifferent, disobedient, taciturn, despondent. Ideas crowd in mind, prevent sleep. Hurt other's feelings. Sudden crying and tossing about. (Not necessary to have all of these.)
Also may have some of these symptoms: throbbing in head, spots before or pressure in eyes, ears ringing, nose feels cold, sneezing, bitter taste, slow digestion, flatulence, belching, worse eating fruit, tympanitic abdomen, internal coldness, gastro-duodenal catarrh, undigested, painless stool, worse fruit, female - dark clots, distension, suffocative, rattling cough, knife-like pains in back, pain in limbs, joints, weariness, skin cold, sensitive, Chilliness with thirst, drowsy but can't sleep, suppressed exanthema. Complementary: Ferrum Met, Calc. Phos. (Quince may strengthen sexual organs and stomach.)
I was also found to have giardia lamblia. Giardiasis is an infection in the small intestine caused by microscopic parasites called giardia. My case of giardia was diagnosed many years ago at Loma Linda Univesity Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA. The doctors had me swallow a capsule with a long tube attached. After a while the capsule passed through the stomach and into the biliary area. The bile then came up the tube and was collected. Testing showed it was loaded with giardia - bingo. I was treated fora week with the antibiotic, Flagyl, and felt so much better. However, I did have on-going symptoms, which a doctor diagnosed as Giardisas of the gall bladder.
It seems that the mucous lining would become irritated and I would benefit from some doses of the Homeopathic remedy Hydrastis 30x (Golden Seal) for obstruction with colic, China 30c (Cinchona Officinalis - Peruvian Bark) was very helpful for debility from exhausting discharges and bloating, which were symptoms of giardia. I would also sometimes become very bilious (bile in the stomach) and need Berberis Vulgaris (Barberry) 30x and/or Natrum Sulphuricum 6x or 30x.
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