Say, did you ever figure out what the HECK your mito report meant?
Yes, I did, for the most of it, basically I was very deficient in several vitamins and minerals, despite eating a healthy diet – probably due to the gastro-intestinal problems (that many of us seem to suffer) leading to malabsorption of nutrients.
These deficiencies impacted on the way my body worked (or more to the point ‘struggled’, at cell level). It was slowing down, or interfering with several ‘everyday’ bodily processes, which led to things not working properly or breaking down.
In addition, despite being troubled with what I thought was excess stomach acid problems (GERD), in reality I wasn’t producing enough stomach acid to digest my food properly, I will quote what it says in the report:-
“Failure to produce stomach acid results in foods being inadequately digested and therefore presenting an antigenically interesting load, with the potential to switch on allergy” – so there you have it, no wonder we need the z/z protocol!
I still have not managed to get a lot of the treatment prescribed from my GP, our DoH (Department of Health) still treat fatigue as a psychological illness – and offer ‘Cognitive Behaviour Therapy’ and ‘Graded Exercise’!! How that’s going to help a gross vitamin and mineral deficiency, heaven only knows – it’s barmy!!
If only my GP was allowed to prescribe it, it would be free (on the NHS) so it’s a pity. Although he has given me some of the treatment, I have been left to buy the rest myself (which I haven’t done in total as yet – but I’m still working on it). Forever the analyst, I wanted to introduce each one separately (where I could), so that I could see which offered the most improvement.
I have made an appointment to see Dr Myhill in person next month, I’m hoping she’ll be able to look at my physical progress and help me further. Her recommendations, as per her website, make a lot of sense to me, I have carried out my own research too and so far can’t fault her. It’s a 3 and a half hour car journey each way to her practise, so I won’t be looking forward to that but hopefully the end result will be well worth it.
Head & Neck Injury (June 2002); Mild Concussion; Post Concussion Syndrome; GERD; Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS); Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction; Mild Radiculopathy & Small Fibre Neuropathy (right leg & foot resp.); Partially Empty Sella Oct 2002 (worse by Oct 2004); Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD); 3mm Cerebellar Ectopia (Chiari 0); Cranio-cervical Instability (CCI) with Posterior Gliding (PG) & Cranial Settling (CS); Brain Compression; Retroflexed Odontoid; Stretched/Elongated Brainstem; Mild Scoliosis; Ehlers Danlos (EDS) type 111; Osteoarthritis; Arrhythmias (Bigeminy and Trigeminy); Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Mineral (Mg,Mn,Cu,Zn,Selenium) deficiencies, CoEnzymeQ10 & Vitamin (C,D,B3,B12) Deficiencies; Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) . . . . and now Growth Hormone Deficiency (due to flattened Pituitary Gland)!