High Cholesterol levels anyone?
I too have the same symptoms listed for GWS and then some, just wondering how many have abnormally high cholesterol levels.
About 4 years ago I was having trouble with panic attacks and went for a check up, the doc said I was trying to have a heart attack and put me in the hospital right away, scared me pretty bad.
Anyway the problem was STRESS which I had a great deal of at work, and my bad cholesterol was 380, my good cholesterol was 0, the doc said unstress, stop smoking no fried foods, no caffeine, and no sex, I told him I had to have the coffee, ahahaha, but really I was in bad shape and on the verge of a heart attack at 40.
Next day I quit my great paying job, tried to unstress for the rest of the year, but the problems kept coming, ie.. fatigue, sleeplessness, irritable, headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, depression on and on and on, some of the symptoms I have had for a few years.
Now i feel so bad every day its had to get up from a chair , i have no energy or ambition, motivation, concentration, just really don't care, when I know i really do.
My wife and family don't understand and think I'm just lazy and don't want to do anything, my poor kids think I
don't love them since I cant
find the energy to play ball with them.
Semperfi62, I was in the AF and was sent to the gulf and I did receive the anthrax shot. I have some symptoms similar to yours, skin, heat sensitivity, joint pains, etc, The worst one of all is the fatigue. I cannot do what I once could. I used to exercise everyday and now its all I can do to put in a 8 hour day. I have had to make adjustments--very limited social life (practically no social life), house is a mess and the yard suffers. I do what I can do when I can do it. Anyway, about your DD 214--did you try your state veterans representative? Depending on if you are east of the Mississippi river or west of the Mississippi different offices may have a copy of your DD 214. West--check the county veterans offices from where you were discharged to. The town you listed as your destination upon your departure from the MC. East--check your state veterans affairs office. On the web all state representatives are listed--just type in 'state veterans organizations" and you should get their web site. Have you also tried the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website? You can request your records from them directly and is a lot faster than the VA Regional Offices or mailing in a SF 150. I am under the belief that we served as guinea pigs for the anthrax shot.
Yes, I think this is part of an autoimmune metabolic problem
from 2-butoxyethanol chemical exposure
Like Syndrome X
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However, you have to look at more than one MSDS to find it
Cholesterol Fact Sheet
Check Glucocorticoid Hormones
These adrenal gland hormones are involved in how the body utilizes and stores
carbohydrates, protein, fat and blood sugar.
Overweight? - may not be your fault
Is c-reactive protein a part of 'the picture?'
What is C-Reactive Protein?
C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute phase reactant. CRP is released by the body in response to acute injury, infection, or other inflammatory stimuli. Recent development of a high sensitivity assay for CRP (hs-CRP) has enabled investigation of this marker of systemic inflammation.
CRP and Atherosclerosis
Atheromatous plaques in diseased arteries typically contain inflammatory cells. Rupture of atheromatous plaque is thought to be the mechanism for acute myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome. The most common site of plaque rupture appears to be the shoulder region where inflammatory cells are most prominent. Thus the release of acute phase reactants as a response to inflammation have been proposed as a potential marker of an "unstable" atheromatous plaque and underlying atherosclerosis.