|Question ... what
would be causing the horrible headaches ... even continuing until
after the brain tumor was removed and non recurring for 5 years (it
was a pituitary tumor). posted by shais
These views are not 'run of the mill' - please be open-minded.
I have noticed that there is a very common chemical exposure that
causes flu symptoms when people get exposed to it. Research says
BUTYL (or most common form, 2-butoxyethanol) causes serious harm to
blood and blood forming organs, damages kidneys and liver, and
causes leukemia, brain tumors, tumors and cancers about anywhere.
It is easy to be exposed as it is a pesticide too strong even in
home cleaning products; it is in paint; it is in dry cleaning and
plastics manufacturing; AND you can be exposed 'second hand' if you
are too near someone who is overexposed and breathing the chemical
in their respiration to get into your eyes.
I suspect if headaches that are pretty horrible do not subside (has
nothing to do with brain tumor the majority of the time) ... then
there is a serious likelihood of continued exposure, And add on
symptoms like that of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome,
CFS, FM, ME. (Exact variation of no concern). This chemical causes
the body to go autoimmune
and the numbers on blood work can go above or below normal and be
what this chemical can do.
With real severe exposure other cancers, especially pancreatic
cancer show up, which is what happened for my friend. And happened
in 2008 for Ron Davis, MD, for Randy Pausch, PhD, who have died this
year (more probably from the anemia than from the cancer per se),
and now Patrick Swayze is seriously ill
Medical science should also list exposure to 2-butoxyethanol for
causing flu symptoms ... should realize that for this group of
people a high white blood cell count is another anemia sign, not an
infection nor lymphoma necessarily; that what is often blamed on one
of the side effects (elevated blood sugar or diabetes) is simply
that ... a side effect of exposure to 2-butoxyethanol exposure
either now or in the family background. This chemical should also be
looked into for cause of many birth defects (it is a teratogen
chemical). It affects so many parts of the body, (Where it shows up
first is irrelevant)
not metastasis! The worst pesticide
our Soldiers have been (& are being) exposed to... as well as
civilians. No wonder the epidemiology lines are becoming so blurred
I suspect degenerative discs are an advance autoimmune issue ...
after the fatigue/anemia gets pretty serious.
... and I suspect it is the cause of 'gulf war syndrome' and the
primary cause of harm to the Vietnam Vets, etc, etc
Those who studied the harm to our Vietnam vets got the 'list of what
ails them right, but did not find the PRIMARY cause of harm
These are my opinions based on looking at groups with known and
suspected exposure. For those with DIRECT exposure and THE Fatigue
... that is the very proof that Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether or
similar chemical is the cause of ALL that ails them.
Generally the fatigue is not found,
but it can be