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DaleS
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Yesterday I had hardly any spine pain. Last night my the pressure in my head ( usually in the center) started to become worse and is much

worse this morning. . I haven't had any upper spine pain since then and decreased stiffness in my neck. My headaaches/pressure/ ear ringing/

eye pain have gotten much worse as well as the popping noise in my skull. Is this really bad and why the sudden change?

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Sudden change is a hallmark of lyme. It goes with the deal. What is today may be in two hours - or not. It may be in the same place - or not.

It may be in a different body part for a day, a week, a month --- who knows?

Migrating pain is a classic lyme / TBD (tick borne disease) symptom.

MAGNESIUM, gentle massage / body work (gentle) can help.

BERBERINE helps me tremendously, too.

I'm not sure if you yet have a LLMD but they can assess your symptoms and then determine if other factors may be contributing. Our posture, habits, ergonomics, stress on body tissue . . .

foods such as gluten, dairy, additives in foods can contribute exceedingly to pain levels, too, due to various factors but especially to inflammation . . .

as can lack of proper rest when our bodies cry out for it.
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Q: why "popping noise in my skull?"

OOPS -- EDITING -- I had read "skull" as "sinuses"

Well, that would likely have some inflammation issues connected. Gentle - very gentle - exercise might help. A good pillow, proper ergonomics, etc.

If you have LLMD, ask them.

Search: UPLEDGER INSTITUTE for a safe cranial sacral technique.

SINUS matters.

When I thought you wrote "sinuses" - I wrote all below. Yet, if the popping sound in skull includes sinus area:

Likely inflammation & phlegm.

Again, many factors to consider:

infection(s) - and sinus stuff just goes along with lyme / TBD usually;

allergy or sensitivity to

seasonal allergies, dust

chemicals & scents in products of personal care / household / work / environment -- including fabrics, carpets, etc. especially if new.

Be sure to "air flush" your home several times a day and

if you have gas stovetop, turn on the exhaust fan - on high just before turning burner on or off. While it is on, the fan need not be on unless the stove is very old. The newer ones generally only let the chemical in gas that is so reactive for us escape when turning on and off.

FOODS (gluten, dairy especially). Any food that causes you to have any degree of phlegm in your throat afterward is a food you should avoid.

Diary & gluten are usually top of that list but they should be avoided for other reasons, too, as they cause inflammation on many levels.

Be sure to dring enough WATER.

HUM. Yes, HUM a few tunes all the way through throughout the day. And SING, too. The vibration, the action of breathing with purpose gets thing moving.

Hopefully, your vacuum has a HEPA filter but whatever it is, be sure it's cleaned often.

Vacuum often . . . and BANISH ALL FUZZY THINGS in décor and clothing. Keep it all as smooth as can be so as not the either collect dust or create it.

Dust with just a moist microfiber rag . . . no dusting sprays like our mother's used to use.

Corduroy, chenille are the worst for anyone's lungs. Velour, too. Tiny fibers shed so easily and really get deep inside a nose or lungs.

As you dig out sweaters for this new autumn, gently shake them off outside, very well. Gently but thoroughly.

Search: HIMALAYAN SALT PIPE -- you can get one or create one at home. excellent.
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ear ringing - are you taking any Rx or OTC? Many of those can cause or intensify tinnitus. See detail in the thread below.

Some supplements that may have a "boost" property to them can cause tinnitus, too, but those are not so good for us for other reasons, too, as they can further clobber adrenals. Be sure any protein powders do not contain extra glutamine or glutamic acid over a normal daily intake. That can be very excitatory to nerve tissues.

If you use in the ear pods to listen to music, it's is very important to not use those -- impulse is too close to the tender ears nerve and with lyme, the ears are often very much affected in many different ways.

If you must have a headset, use a full **** for a headset as the impulse is not in the ear. Best to use the speaker from a stereo unit when at home.

more detail:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=065801

Topic: TINNITUS: Ringing Between The Ears; Vestibular, Balance, Hearing with compiled links - including HYPERACUSIS
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Thanks for the help I try my best to stay away from gluten. Causes bad flares up for me. You are spot on when you say lack of rest makes things worse. Some nights my pain is

so bad I can't sleep. My symptoms are much much worse when I don't get adequate sleep.

I am not taking any new prescriptions, been on lisinpril for years but I've lost so much weight that my blood pressure is under control now. I'm not a big fan of music so no

loss there.

The supplements that I am taking are magnesium, dragons blood, japanese knotweed, eleuthero, cats claw, andrographis and sometimes tumeric. Also on intramax.

I guess I spoke too soon. Now my upper spine pain is back.

I'm praying its just tinnitus, but its hard not to think the wrost

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LLMD tomorrow against everyone's wishes and thoughts.
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You say: "LLMD tomorrow against everyone's wishes and thoughts."

Well, you are hanging out with the wrong people then . . . or the right people who just have closed minds and need a few windows to be opened.

Guess you have to open the windows to save your life. Let them stay in the stale air if that what pleases them.

But, what gets me is their thinking they have the right to impose their judgment on you about this. They do not have that right.
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Other than a plastic bottle which I never like but hard to always avoid . . . No red flag that I see. The label for this looks very good, in balance.

Although, sometimes all those ingredients at once can be too much information for a body to process, as one doctor told me once about such full combinations of things.

Very impressed that it is gluten-free and also they've given good thought to other allergies and sensitivities.
http://store.druckerlabs.com/intraMAXinfo_s/117.htm

IntraMAX
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Bauman is the primo tinnitus / ototoxicity source. Using his name in a search speeds things along. A web search for: lisinopril, ototoxic, Bauman


brings me to this. I don't have time to sort through it but from the Google blurb:

"Lisinopril can cause tinnitus in less than 1% of the people taking it." - it's just that it does not attribute this quote or put it in context, or add other detail. For that, you'd have to look through the actual web page it refers to:

http://hearinglosshelp.com/weblog/new-list-of-drugs-herbs-and-chemicals-associated-with-tinnitus-released.php

New List of Drugs, Herbs and Chemicals Associated with Tinnitus Released

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. - February 25, 2013
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You also want to cross reference everything with liver & kidneys. If something is hard on either system, it can cause tinnitus and ear issues as the ears are the first system to alert for toxicity - and tinnitus is the main "bell" of sorts for the inner ear to tell us that toxicity may be a danger.

[Although tinnitus can have MANY causes / influences, adrenal issues being among them but start always with how anything affect liver / kidneys and always be sure LIVER SUPPORT is on board when you must take something for infection that can stress the liver.]

For a start:

U.S. National Library of Medicine

LiverTox - Clinical & Research Information on Drug-Induced Liver Injury

http://livertox.nih.gov/Lisinopril.htm
LISINOPRIL

Excerpts:

Hepatotoxicity

. . . Rare instances of clinically apparent acute liver injury have been reported in association with lisinopril therapy. Despite its widescale use, fewer than a dozen cases of clinically apparent acute liver injury attributed to lisinopril therapy have been published. . . .

. . . Immunoallergic manifestations (rash, fever, eosinophilia) are infrequent and most patients do not develop autoantibodies. Several reported cases were associated with signs of acute liver failure and deaths from complications have been reported. . . .

. . . Most instances of acute liver injury reported with lisinopril use have been self limited, but there have been reports of acute liver failure and death. . . .
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Thanks for the info/. I will check it out tomorrow as it is late now. The drs apt went great today! I feel like I have a dr who is on my wide for once. Now i just have to convince

the rest of my family lol.

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