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Since most of the symptoms involve the left side of your body you could having some neurological problem involving one half of your body. There is a chance that you have compression of the spinal nerves in the upper cervical spine region. This can happen due to overuse of computers, work involving straining of neck, herniated disc, canal stenosis, bone disease, spondylosis, poor posture etc. A MRI of the cervical spine and nerve conduction studies may be required. Please consult a neurologist.
Other possibilities are fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, severe anemia, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritic changes of the vertebrae, calcium deficiency, low Vit D, electrolyte disturbance, peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes or hypothyroidism or due to bad posture. Lyme and lupus are the other possibilities. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Thank you. Do you think it is heart related? and that I could have had a mini stroke? I will run your suggestion by my neurologist and see if he will order another MRI or what about an MRA????
Follow these techniques to lower the headache and improve the blood work results.This works gradually, so allow weeks to feel the benefit. Your body's software is stimulated, when you do pranayam.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Kapalbhati pranayam -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Anulom Vilom pranayam –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 21 times.
Bend your elbows and place your palms of your hands on your shoulder, then rotate the elbows 6 times clockwise, and 6 times anti clockwise.
November 25 ,2011
Thank you. Will try. Do you have anything for phantom smells and an IGA deficiency?
The pranayam I have suggested will help with the smells.
Deficiency of IgA is immune deficiency disorder, where person has low levels of a blood protein called immunoglobulin A.(For info for others).
Drink warm water and avoid cold drinks. Take a teaspoon of turmeric powder with hot water, daily.It is a natural antibiotic. As the other problems get sorted with the pranayam, this IGA will get fixed over the longer term.