Chad wants to make a check list ...
for anyone with 'gulf war syndrome' symptoms, what are these symptoms?
see. everyone that has gws list your symptoms on this
forum. We shall see just how many of us have the same symptoms. (alternate
discussion forum) & (Gulf War Vets -
These are just a few, my VA docs tell me not many vets have these same symptoms I say that's bull crockey!
bloody gums - teeth fall out - (bone marrow problem advancing)
Lumps and spots on body - have someone help you keep an eye on the spots - or point them out to your doctor to see that they aren't pre-melanoma
Blurred vision - There is concern for eyesight - Have ophthalmologist check for holes in retina - Could eventually be declared 'legally blind"
Bloody noses - Skin damage in mucous membranes?
Funny tastes or smells - is known to occur with 2-butoxyethanol exposure
is the list,
||okay here is the list,
short term memory loss CNS
rashes - SKIN
joint pain - JOINT CONNECTING TISSUE? *
bloody stools EVERYTHING OK in the COLON? How much? How often? Sporadic?
short fuse/ easily iritated CNS
night sweats Do you have an absolute cell count? can get in reg. blood test www.valdezlink.com/check_blood.htm
difficulty concentrating CNS
also but not sure if gws related or not due to family history
high blood pressure (would be worse than otherwise) or could be endocrine disruption - start earlier than for family?
diabetic (Would be worse than otherwise) or could be endocrine disruption
additional concerns but not sure no family history
gallbladder removed (I hear of this frequently - enlarged and ulcerated?)
kidney stones (Kidney function?) Not sure about the kidney stones - what does that mean
|#3:||Difficulty sleeping? CNS|
|X means I
Same as #1
short term memory loss X
Exhaustion makes me sleep an awful lot. When I have to go somewhere in a hurry I'm usually out of luck. I have to plan usually 1 to 3 days in advance to go somewhere and this requires 7 pills minimum to keep me from yelling my head off when the pain hits me. I thought I'd throw this in.
is 7 (normal range 30-65) I am 60 What does that mean?
(another lab says 7-56 is normal)
|AND * *|
|Reproductive Damage? * * *|
|Immune System Suppression? Surgery risky *|
I seem to notice that most vets are divorced....... Mike, medic
Spouses with same symptoms?
|If you have many of the
'gulf war syndrome' symptoms - I believe there is a strong probability
that you could have red blood cell damage, (also take care with cleaning
products; paint, etc) Blood counts don't look bad in much of anything
that would indicate this, and that is typical of harm from either
2-butoxyethanol &/or diethylene glycol monobutyl ether. They are in
lots and lots of home, hobby, cleaning, painting products ... probably
hundreds of products and the harm they do is so serious. Check this
and put in the CAS numbers of 111-76-2 and then try 112-34-5 & you
will see what I mean.
Are the red blood cells odd shaped? What does the lab technician say? Are the red blood cells ragged and beat up?
Maybe MDs should check the RETIC ratio in all patients with unexplainable fatigue, especially in the exhaustion that no rest seems to help. Are you able to go to sleep most nights? (This is a function of the nervous system & the nervous system is damaged by this chemical along with the blood, and kidneys and liver eventually, endocrine system, skin, etc.) There are 8 symptoms of hemolytic anemia
Here are some helps to check the blood for - the chronic, all-the-time tired fatigue:
Check for fragility of red blood cells
These symptoms of Hemolytic anemia:
I learned about this topic by studying 2-butoxyethanol - the chemical of harm to the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup workers: especially the bioremediation workers and the US Coast Guard monitors and the US Navy should have input, especially those on the USS Deluth or USS Cleveland in 1989.
Then I noticed that the Gulf War troops had the same symptoms AND they were exposed to not only that chemical, but also 2(2-butoxyethanol) aka diethylene glycol monobutyl ether. Of course, today's troops can also be exposed to the same. (In gun cleaner? In some Jet fuels? In some pesticides? - such as are used to spray the general living/work areas) These chemicals are everywhere, but troops seem to get more exposure in various known & unknown ways.
If you have evidence of enough of these
'odd symptoms' www.valdezlink.com/scenario.htm
I would think that Calcium would work into that, too, as it is essential for proper development of bones and teeth and is involved in more than 300 enzymatic reactions that aid energy production, nerve and muscle function. It is also thought to have an effect on the bile ducts; proper calcium in one's body may prevent colorectal cancer.
I have talked with some of the 'Gulf War Syndrome' vets and EVOS workers; and current people affected by this chemical, and I have heard of bones not healing for many months, even years; I have heard of teeth falling out after about 12 years of first severe exposure; and of course, these ethylene glycol ethers are considered pesticides and do cause endocrine disruption.
Send ahead this short list First you have to get your doctor's attention. The MDs in this nation have been led to believe that 2-butoxyethanol and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether are not harmful. *
Studies checking for the RIGHT stuff are needed!
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