The past couple of weeks have given me enough to deal with, but it has become a serious issue at this point and I've chosen to post it.
On February 9 about 4am I had to go to the emergency room because I thought my heart was in too much pain to tolerate and actually found myself in tears as I rested my head on my friend's shoulder. When I got to ER the nurses gave me an electrocardiogram and I waited for the doctor to come in, and he said, "Looks like it's all clear in there so there's really nothing to worry about. You're fine." That was quite a relief and I explained my theory for the pain was too much caffeine intake (although 2-4 cups of black tea per day couldn't really give me that much problems could they? It never did anything to me before but I knew it wasn't exactly healthy to need it everyday anyway, especially when I got the odd twitch in my arms or back of my neck). The doctor advised taking tylenol as I reduced my caffeine to zero and so far it's helped me cope with the pain, to a degree cause it's still there.
So, after a few days I gradually went down on the caffeine and have not taken any sources of caffeine since (except decaf tea which has a very low amount). Yet, the pain persisted! More guesswork. Question: is the paleo diet doing this to me? I've become so much more invloved with it eating meat from farmer's markets and using beef fat to cook my pork or steak. But I don't really know if my body is well adjusted enough to handle it (especially considering I haven't taken any digestive enzymes). Although I'm still taking enough magnesium and drinking plenty of distilled water along with a pinch or two of sea salt.
Next, came an even bigger scare when I woke up in the middle of the night around 3am on Sunday Feb.19 I cooded up some bacon that I got from the farmer's market the morning before that night and remember he said that they fed the pig soybean/grain. My guess is that when I woke up Sunday night - and felt the same pain I got the first time this all happened - it has something to do with an immune response to the inflammatory effects of fat from soybean-fed / grain-fed anmials. Or is it just the paleo diet?
Anyway, long story coming to an end... in order to evaluate properly the origin of the pain I'm going to see my family doctor tomorrow morning and see exactly what is going on with some blood tests and so forth. In the meantime, it was suggested by two other people I've talked to on facebook that I should continue taking the tylenol (which does help mostly) along with some DMSO plus Boswellia Seratta supplememts. They do their job quite well but, even with my tests scheduled for tomorrow I'm still in the dark about what's going on with me, and I don't want to keep putting up with this pain anymore because it's scaring the hell out of me everyday.... I need a little more than just "you're okay and will be fine soon." The truth is it hurts a lot more in my mind than it does in my chest.
Thanks for reading. Hope to read about what you all may think soon.