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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fibromyalgia and Alpha radiation

Fibromyalgia is defined in a google search as:

"Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety."[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001463/]

An article titled "AAssociation of fibromyalgia symptoms with beta radiation levels." by a fellow named Bobby shows his connection of materials from several sources and the association of beta radiation with Fibromyalgia symptoms. [http://optimalprediction.com/wp/association-of-fibromyalgia-symptoms-with-beta-radiation-levels/]

Source: http://optimalprediction.com/files/fibroradiation.jpg

Anyway, after reading this article, and all the other ones about fibromyalgia, I don't see a clear message yet. I read up on the main alpha emitters and they include:

Alpha Emitter Atomic Number
americium-241 95
plutonium-236 94
uranium-238 92
thorium-232 90
radium-226 88
radon-222 86
polonium-210 84

Source:http://www.epa.gov/radiation/understand/alpha.html#emitters

So whatever is causing fibromyalgia, if it's a alpha emitter, it's pretty nasty stuff.

The author notes:

"Symptom severity positively associated with beta radiation and statistically significant: Mental focus impairment, memory impairment, anxiety, depression, gastrointestinal problems, sleeping problems"

So if these symptoms correlate to the radiation or the chemical substance causing that radiation, the effects appear to be in the above list. The author then notes:

"Symptom severity positively associated with beta radiation and not statistically significant: Pain, fatigue"

And

"Symptom severity negatively associated with beta radiation and not statistically significant: Stiffness"

This result corresponds to recent research on environmental triggers for fibromyalgia, and other diseases like chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity

Considering that war zones and the use of depleted uranium are a major source for complaints of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. How much is beta radiation and how much other kinds of poisoning? (chemical).

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And note these measures were taken before the Fukushima disaster, so I wonder what radiation was being measured, and from what source? Could it be radon from folks basements. Or is something else going on?

I've observed it is hard to find information on these subjects and it appears much of it is classified. But what we can see is that these conditions are most likely the result of chemical assaults (directly in the case of toxic chemicals or dissolved metals, and indirectly in the case of insults like radiation) on the chemistry of the cell itself. This article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3155329/ notes:

"The scant experimental evidence gathered so far in controlled clinical/laboratory studies on MCS patients still poorly support the whole body of medical hypotheses. In particular, available clinical data prove, though only indirectly, that functional or/and genetic defects of endogenous enzymes detoxifying hydrogen-/lipid-peroxides or stable toxic products of lipid peroxidation, may cause chronic oxidative stress and consequent metabolic and immunologic alterations characteristic for the patients with environmental SRI. Our group has recently demonstrated [17] relevant alterations vs. healthy controls of erythrocyte catalase, glutathione peroxidase (Gpx), glutathione transferase (GST) activities, and of decreased levels of glutathione and polyunsaturated fatty acids, in association with specific alteration patterns of pro-inflammatory cytokines, significantly correlated with clinical manifestations in a representative group of MCS Italian patients, has registered some progress towards the identification of reliable markers of disease onset and progression. These and other possible validated markers may also be useful for a correct and evidence-based evaluation of treatment outcomes and follow-up, to-date unfortunately still unaccomplished."

The jargon basically is telling us that they have a poor evidentiary understanding of what is going on, but there are indications that the causes of many of these diseases are to be found int chemical insults that oxidize (basically burn) important chemical pathways and create inflammation as a result. The article further notes:

"Relevant studies, thoroughly reviewed by Thomas et al., [43] have linked these conditions to exceptionally severe and prolonged intoxicating events, most notably multiple vaccinations, exposure to depleted uranium and powerful chemical toxicants present in war theatres. Other conditions connected to this polymorphic disorder are the post-traumatic stress disorder [44] and the burn-out syndrome [21], displaying similar impairment of the immunologic and neuro-endocrine patterns, and overlapping symptoms."

When you get a list like this it usually means the scientists aren't sure what is going on themselves, but we can see the reference to depleted Uranium there. The same agents that cause cancers and mutations also cause damage to cells in less specific ways that lead to symptoms like fibromyalgia, and syndromes like "Gulf War Syndrome." So it's not surprising that the author of the main subject found one cause to be alpha emitters. I imagine that there are also contributing effects from other forms of radiation and drugs. The article goes on to describe the direct relationship to mercury fillings and similarly. Oddly there are doctors who recommend using Cesium for treating fibromyalgia. Oh Maya. I don't think that is a good idea:

"Decreased appetite, nausea, and diarrhea were reported in a man who ingested about 34 mg Cs/kg (as cesium chloride) after morning and evening meals for 36 days; this man also experienced apparent neurological changes within 15 minutes of dosing (Neulieb 1984). Prolonged QT syndrome and associated cardiac arrhythmias have been described in patients who have ingested cesium chloride as a component of homeopathic remedies (Bangh et al. 2001; Harik et al. 2002; Saliba et al. 2001). [source: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp157-c3.pdf]

So the conclusion is that there may be a link between Fibromyalgia and alpha radiation exposure, to depleted uranium exposure, to mercury exposure and beyond that I still don't feel satisfied that I know squat. I sure hope our scientists and doctors are further along than what I've seen published so far.

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