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  1. #1 Hypersensitivity to electromagnetic radiation? 
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    Hello everyone,

    This is my first post on this forum. Exact sciences aren't my field, therefore please forgive me my scientific ignorance.
    Especially that the issue I want to tell you about is somewhat unusual.

    I'd like you to help me and explain the following.

    For few weeks, I've been going through a string of strange events. One day I just started feeling bad.
    Here's the list of symptoms I noticed (none of them lasts long: from few hours to 1 day, in irregular intervals and not all of them are observed at the same time):
    - problems with concentration,
    - dizziness,
    - nausea,
    - burning sensation in muscles; it feels like some of them are heated up from inside,
    - heart palpitations,
    - trembling jaw,
    - headaches; on some occasions it feels like certain veins inside my head were about to burst,
    - swollen mucus membranes in sinuses and nose - without any signs of infection,
    - sweating whilst asleep,
    - sudden mood changes.

    Last symptom worries me most, however, all of them affect my everyday life, including my performance at work.

    I know it all sounds crazy, but it's not funny for me. It's my damned reality for about a month now.

    During one such serious episode, which lasted over 30 hours, I visited local hospital. After few hours wait I was informed, that I'm perfectly fine; for some reason they refused to give me a copy of my blood and urine test results.

    I'm not done with them yet, but since I canít rely on public health service, I decided to seek help everywhere else, including this forum.

    Could my symptoms be explained by hypersensitivity to electromagnetic radiation?

    During one of worst episodes so far, I decided to check, if small gold plated neodymium magnets (diameter: 5 mm, thickness: 1mm) would give me some relief. So I started making circles with them all over my head. Obviously, oh my ignorant me, they didnít help. But, to my surprise, I noticed that they stick to my head (forehead to be precise). They wouldnít fall off, even when I shook my head with my forehead pointed towards the floor.
    Is this normal?
    Why would magnets stick to my forehead and they donít stick to my girlfriendís forehead? For obvious reasons I didnít test it on anyone else. And, when my strange symptoms disappear (as suddenly, as they appear), magnets donít stick to my forehead anymore!

    Here are cropped stills from recording I made during worst night of my life. 'Something' woke me up at about 3am.
    First one shows me trying to shake magnets off from my forehead. Didn't make it, magnets stayed where they were:
    01 magnets.jpg

    On the second still you can see how strong radiation my brain was generating that night. I got similar, equally high reading only from one device at home: 5-10 cm from satellite digital tv tuner whilst it's on. During these strange episodes, my head beats appliances like mobile phone (even whilst connecting), lcd screen, fan heater and modem:
    03 emr detector.jpg
    I ordered better, wide range emr meter, to get more accurate readings.

    I have to ask this, even if it doesn't make sense to you.
    If I had any non-iron heavy metal deposits in my brain, and if they were exposed to strong em radiation - can they act like an electromagnet, that would be able to attract little neodymium magnets to my head?
    Have you ever come across anything like this?
    How would you explain my case?

    If itís about hypersensitivity to electromagnetic radiation, how can I protect myself? What metal material should be used for shielding my flat? How can I protect my head whilst Iím at work or anywhere away from home (once symptoms start, they donít ease, even when I switch off all of my electrical appliances at home or even if I go for a walk)?

    In case heavy metals have anything to do with my case, I started chelation therapy to see, if it helps. For now, even as Iím typing this message, I was able to stick 11 magnets to my forehead:
    03-magnesy.jpg

    Thank you for your help and advice.
    If you don't know how to help, maybe you can send link to this thread to someone who does?
    Hope none of you will ever have to go through, what I am going through right now.

    Take care.

    PS. In case someone wants this to know before replying:
    - I don't spend hours in front of computer screen,
    - I don't use tablet or smart phone, I don't even own one,
    - I'm not an electrician/engineer,
    - I don't use drugs.


     

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    Well, the magnets can easily stick to your forehead due to skin oil and a smooth surface. If they were sticking to irregular or hairy parts of your head, then you might have cause to think EM.

    As far as medical advice, no one on the internet can really give any. If E.R. found nothing wrong, this is probably because they aren't very thorough. E.R. is kept very busy. They tend to rush.
    I'd recommend seeing a specialist or scheduling an appointment with a regular doctor and discussing testing options. I've known several people that needed some interesting tests in order to get a diagnosis.
    I know of a guy that never showed anything wrong with CAT scans even though he was having miniature seizures. Finally they put him through Sleep Deprivation and MRI scans, and found a form of Epilepsy.


     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Well, the magnets can easily stick to your forehead due to skin oil and a smooth surface.
    I knew that would be one of first suggestions.

    No sir, they didn't stick to my head, because it was greasy. My forehead was clean.
    Why do they stick to it when I have other symptoms and they DON'T when I'm fine?

    Please don't post replies that might redirect other users attention from what's most important.
    Thank you.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by XoloX View Post
    No sir, they didn't stick to my head, because it was greasy. My forehead was clean.
    It was a suggestion because I was not there to see what was going on.
    There are many ways to make them stick with a clean forehead. I didn't say it was greasy. You seem to be rejecting the very idea that very lightweight tiny smooth metal disks might stick to your forehead unless EM radiation is involved- yet I've seen plenty of people do it without magnets, such as a spoon, tin can, steel plate etc, just for fun.

    The type of EM radiation you're talking about would require a device implanted in your head or at least, metal plating directly beneath your skin.

    Quote Originally Posted by XoloX View Post
    Why do they stick to it when I have other symptoms and they DON'T when I'm fine?
    I dunno- maybe you just washed your face?

    I'm not willing to argue the finer points of a conspiracy theory. My only take is: Ask a Doctor and keep asking a doctor.
    The internet is not a viable place to self medicate. That's something that can at worst be dangerous and at best, cause you a lot of anxiety.
    Quote Originally Posted by XoloX View Post
    Please don't post replies that might redirect other users attention from what's most important.
    Thank you.
    If it directs to something you might find useful or helpful, then good. If it directs toward viable or possibly helpful ideas but those ideas may invalidate your idea as to what the cause of your discomfort is... Well- I will post what I please, thank you, and if it directs away from a conspiracy theory, you'll just have to learn to live with that.
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    XoloX anyone who is qualified to give you specific, meaningful advice on your problems over the internet will likely have the professional approach not to do so. You should seek proper direct professional help over this issue. Make an apppointment with your General Practitioner at once.

    Now here are a couple of amateur thoughts on what you have said.

    1. You list several symptoms that could indicate some kind of infection yet say you have no sign of infection. That seems peculiar.
    2. Several of your symptoms could be psychosomatic.
    3. I am concerned that you have chosen to suspect a bizarre explanation for the problems you are experiencing. As an outsider that is the most concerning symptom of all.

    See your doctor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    2. Several of your symptoms could be psychosomatic.
    I'll point out on this one that a placebo effect failed. It suggests that psychosomatic symptoms are less likely...
    It just seems like what he believed would alleviate the symptoms would have a higher chance of success if they were psychosomatic.
    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    3. I am concerned that you have chosen to suspect a bizarre explanation for the problems you are experiencing. As an outsider that is the most concerning symptom of all.

    See your doctor.
    The symptoms themselves are concerning and the lack of trust shown is as well (Although lack of trust is somewhat understandable; I'm sure we all have experienced doctors that are in a big fat hurry.) There's a difference between an E.R. doc and a G.P.
    As you said, G.P. is the way to go, and persistence.
     

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    In case heavy metals have anything to do with my case, I started chelation therapy to see, if it helps.
    Chelation therapy is extremely dangerous - even when performed by professionals in a hospital setting.

    Stop now. You might make yourself extremely sick, with permanent organ damage. You could even die.

    Go to your doctor for a full examination.
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    And with the excellent responses above, I think we must close this thread now.

    XoloX, this is NOT a medical forum, nor would any medical forum be able to substitute for you going to see your doctor. Attempting dangerous therapies on your own is NEVER a good idea. You should stop immediately before you hurt yourself. Go to a qualified doctor and have him check you out. We are not qualified to offer any more specific advice than that.

    Good luck.
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