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        08-28-2013, 08:09 PM
    I would say min. Of 1 Tbsp before bed, possibly a tsp in the morning. Just don't go too overboard as too much can make you sick (cups at a crack?).

    The storing part is easy, since the raw stuff will never spoil it doesn't need much attention, but it will sugar. To prevent that take what you will use for the week/month out and put the rest in your freezer. It will get thick like taffy but no worries about the jar breaking as honey doesn't expand that much.

    I can't emphasize enough you must get RAW honey, a lot of beekeepers around here will say honey processed at 140 is raw, not so, the health values of honey start fading away at 110 and are gone at 140. Question them as to how they extract it, a lot of them use a pump which requires heat. You will want course strained honey.
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        09-10-2013, 07:22 PM
    Green Broke
    Endiku, I forgot whether or not you had said you were tested for GERD.

    Because I'm reading about what can happen if a persons digestive functions don't work the way they are supposed to and it mentions that the symptoms of GERD don't just include heart burn. They can include hoarseness, trouble swallowing, coughing, gagging, and nausea. Which can lead to more serious symptoms and complications such as weight loss, ulceration, bleeding in your esophagus, anemia, and a higher risk of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.

    It also says that large meals and foods such as chocolate, citrus fruits, caffeinated beverages, fatty and fried foods, onions, spicy foods, garlic, and tomato based foods can increase the reflux in GERD.

    And also, how is the gluten free food working for you?
        09-10-2013, 07:26 PM
    Green Broke
    Of course this book also talks about ulcers and their lesser known symptoms of nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
        09-10-2013, 08:18 PM
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    Yes, I've been tested for and do have GERD.

    I was also checked for ulcers, and I don't have any. Thank goodness.

    The gluten free diet is ok, I think I've noticed a small difference in my energy level and possibly some of the nausea, but it doesn't seem to be significant unfortunately. I'm going to continue it for just a bit longer to see if it is just taking a while for my system to clear itself, then decide from there.

    Other than that we're pretty much back with the "well, if you do have something it doesn't seem like something we can fix" type thing, and my dad isn't willing for me to have any more testing and such done which means I need to wait until I have my own insurance before I can resume my investigation. I'm having a pretty bad week this week though. My hair is falling out a lot more and I've got some really painful mouth ulcers right now that are making eating VERY painful, so I'm sure that has to do with the hair loss. I had just started growing back eyelashes, but those are falling out again too. Poo. The new suspension I'm taking is helping some with the burning though so my weight is fairly stable at the moment, so that's good. I'd be able to eat more if it wasn't for the mouth pain.
        09-10-2013, 09:08 PM
    I haven't posted much, if at all on here, but I've been lurking. I can't imagine your frustration Endiku.

    Sometimes when I read your posts here, I think that it sounds like a poison in your system. Your last post made me think of radiation poisoning. Crazy, I know, but that what it reminds me of. Have you ever been around any heavy metals, industrial manufacturing, industrial or hospital cleaning, industrial or commercial burning and/or demolition? Demolition of old buildings at all?
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        09-10-2013, 09:22 PM
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    I don't believe so, at least not in the past decade or so. When I was little (ages 1-6) we lived in a really cruddy area of town that had all kinds of contaminations and smog, but I don't think there was a lot of demolition. It was an old area town but it had pretty much just been left to itself; no renovations or anything.

    I've had a billion different xrays and such, but as far as I know those don't really cause too much adverse side effects, and most of the xrays I've had have been BECAUSE I'm sick, not before I was.
        09-10-2013, 09:32 PM
    I know, it's crazy. It just sounds so much like an outside, man-made invader. Like what chemo does to people. Or arsenic. That terrible naturally occurring poison that can build up in someone's system over years.

    I'll shut up now... I don't think I'm helping.
        09-10-2013, 10:01 PM
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    Its always possible I guess! Pretty much anything is possible at this point. Obviously the doctors can't figure it out xD

    How would I know if it was something like an outside toxin? I think I've already had just about every blood test you can imagine.
        09-11-2013, 07:23 PM
    So have you had your scopes yet? I find it hard to believe that they wouldn't see anything at all - they should at least find some inflammation or scarring.

    I still think that you could have some kind of autoimmune disease - it sounds like your body is attacking itself like mad, but NorthernMama has a good point and it'd be interesting to follow it up...
        09-11-2013, 08:06 PM
    Originally Posted by Endiku    
    How would I know if it was something like an outside toxin? I think I've already had just about every blood test you can imagine.
    A specific toxin needs to be tested for and in order to do that, there would have to be some idea of what to look for as possibilities. I suppose you could offer up the idea to the doctors so they could think about any toxins that could cause the symptoms you have.

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