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Title: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on January 05, 2021, 05:36:40 AM
Hello. It has been awhile since I have been here.

Sorry to come back on a sad note. I've had to go to the ER twice in the past 10 days, and am not doing well. So far, no diagnosis as to the cause of my bad condition of uncontrollable and worsening muscle tremors. Day by day.. it gets worse. Felt about to keel over, and off in am ambulance I was the other day. I will see a specialist soon.

I am requesting prayers for myself. Please do help with your prayers.

They are much appreciated and I will hold you up to the Lord in thanks.

Kyrie eleison.
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Post by: Stubborn on January 05, 2021, 06:32:39 AM
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Post by: Miser Peccator on January 05, 2021, 06:47:03 AM
How trying for you!

3 Aves
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Post by: Ladislaus on January 05, 2021, 07:23:14 AM
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Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: AMDGJMJ on January 05, 2021, 07:38:18 AM
Hello. It has been awhile since I have been here.

Sorry to come back on a sad note. I've had to go to the ER twice in the past 10 days, and am not doing well. So far, no diagnosis as to the cause of my bad condition of uncontrollable and worsening muscle tremors. Day by day.. it gets worse. Felt about to keel over, and off in am ambulance I was the other day. I will see a specialist soon.

I am requesting prayers for myself. Please do help with your prayers.

They are much appreciated and I will hold you up to the Lord in thanks.

Kyrie eleison.
Any idea what is causing your medical condition?  
Do you still have your saints forum?  I must admit I forgot about it after I got married and we had our first child.
Definitely will be praying!
God bless!
Rita
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Post by: moneil on January 05, 2021, 07:58:29 AM
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Post by: StLouisIX on January 05, 2021, 12:29:04 PM
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Post by: FlosCarmeli13 on January 05, 2021, 02:07:16 PM
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Post by: Cera on January 05, 2021, 04:27:04 PM
Praying for you. Have you been referred to a Neurologist? If not, demand it.
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Post by: Nadir on January 05, 2021, 07:57:49 PM
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Post by: donkath on January 05, 2021, 09:28:59 PM
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Post by: donkath on January 05, 2021, 09:31:06 PM
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Post by: Miseremini on January 05, 2021, 09:43:54 PM
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Post by: Thed0ctor on January 06, 2021, 08:51:05 AM
Prayers coming!
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on January 07, 2021, 03:06:37 AM
Many thanks for all the prayers. I am holding everyone up to the Lord. May God reward you.

I have a doctor's appt today to start to find out what is going on. I doubt I'll get a real answer today, but I should at least get some more labwork scheduled.

I don't know what the cause is or what it is, so far it's all a lot of far out speculation without weight to it. I investigated whether it was something simple -- like carbon monoxide poisoning, but no, as much as it'd would've been an easy fix answer that isn't it. God willing it'll be a different simple and curable condition. May the Lord's merciful will be done.

Yes the Saints' Discussion Forum is still around. As always it's focused on posts quoting saints and various inspirational readings for self improvement. I pray you and your family are having a grand old time Rita. :)
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on January 14, 2021, 02:37:26 PM
Continued prayers please.

I am on a gradual decline. My next doctor's appt. is on the 1st. No answers yet. I am not doing well.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Cera on January 14, 2021, 02:42:10 PM
 :pray:  I will pray for you.
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Post by: Miser Peccator on January 14, 2021, 02:45:13 PM
Continued prayers please.

I am on a gradual decline. My next doctor's appt. is on the 1st. No answers yet. I am not doing well.
So sorry to hear that. :/
I'm sure it seems like an eternity for you to deal with such an affliction!
I hope you find a remedy and soon.
Saying a Memorare for you now.
I know you are offering it up and I encourage you to continue to do so.
You will meet many souls in heaven who are grateful for your sacrificial offering for them!
Your suffering is not in vain!
Please remember my children in your sacrifice, especially the ones who have left the faith.
Thank you my dear suffering servant.
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Post by: Nadir on January 14, 2021, 03:50:45 PM
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Post by: FlosCarmeli13 on January 14, 2021, 04:41:54 PM
Still praying for you Shin  :pray:

I just remembered you in my Rosary
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Post by: Ladislaus on January 14, 2021, 05:39:16 PM
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Post by: Stubborn on January 15, 2021, 04:12:30 AM
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Post by: donkath on January 15, 2021, 06:14:54 AM
More prayers  :pray: :pray:
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on January 16, 2021, 06:37:28 AM
Thank you for the kind words and prayers. May God reward you all.

I will remember your children Miser Peccator. Thank you for remembering me during the rosary Floscarmeli13.

I have an emergency visit with a PA today, hope to get some help.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Miser Peccator on January 16, 2021, 11:03:49 AM
Thank you for the kind words and prayers. May God reward you all.

I will remember your children Miser Peccator. Thank you for remembering me during the rosary Floscarmeli13.

I have an emergency visit with a PA today, hope to get some help.
Stay strong!  I will continue to pray for you.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on February 07, 2021, 11:27:37 AM
Thanks again for all the prayers. I am grateful.

I am not doing too well here today. But when things are not diagnosed, there's little doctors do but give you palliative care, in my case that palliative care is not working well. I hope I can get a diagnosis as to what is wrong as my condition is continuing to worsen.

I hope I am still around tomorrow, and next week and next month.

Kyrie eleison.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Stubborn on February 07, 2021, 11:34:13 AM
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Post by: Miser Peccator on February 07, 2021, 11:56:29 AM
Thanks again for all the prayers. I am grateful.

I am not doing too well here today. But when things are not diagnosed, there's little doctors do but give you palliative care, in my case that palliative care is not working well. I hope I can get a diagnosis as to what is wrong as my condition is continuing to worsen.

I hope I am still around tomorrow, and next week and next month.

Kyrie eleison.
That must be sooo very difficult for you, Shin.
Saying a Memorare for you now.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on February 07, 2021, 07:28:00 PM
Thank you so much!
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Post by: Mirari Vos on February 07, 2021, 08:17:22 PM
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Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Seraphina on February 07, 2021, 08:38:30 PM
Polymyositis?  Rabdomyolitis?  Distal or Oculogyroneal muscular dystrophy?  
Have you been around bats, rodents, or their droppings? 
Possible exposure to toxic mold or other fungi including leaf mulch?
🙏 Keeping you in my prayers.
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Post by: confederate catholic on February 07, 2021, 10:02:35 PM
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Post by: FlosCarmeli13 on February 08, 2021, 12:56:31 PM
Still praying  :pray:

I really hope the doctors find out what is causing this.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on February 15, 2021, 11:42:25 AM
Polymyositis?  Rabdomyolitis?  Distal or Oculogyroneal muscular dystrophy? 
Have you been around bats, rodents, or their droppings?
Possible exposure to toxic mold or other fungi including leaf mulch?
🙏 Keeping you in my prayers.

Thanks for the suggestions. I am getting a high quality air filter. I am also testing the water at a lab.

No diagnosis. Just treating the symptoms. My medication dosage to keep the tremors under control keeps going up, but the tremors are getting worse faster and there's a limit to the dosage. Not happy with my current medical care.

Many prayers.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Miser Peccator on February 15, 2021, 04:43:52 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I am getting a high quality air filter. I am also testing the water at a lab.

No diagnosis. Just treating the symptoms. My medication dosage to keep the tremors under control keeps going up, but the tremors are getting worse faster and there's a limit to the dosage. Not happy with my current medical care.

Many prayers.
So sorry to hear this!
Praying for you now.
Stay strong, Shin.
I'm sure you are saving many souls by offering it up!
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: josefamenendez on February 15, 2021, 05:32:52 PM
Sorry you are suffering so. Will pray for you tonight.
Did they give you clonazepam for the tremors? Careful with that stuff. It may help but benzos at high doses are terrible.   I don't know if you are capable of doing so because of your severe symptoms, but sometimes an elimination water fast for a day or so ( whatever you are able to do) can help pinpoint what the causes are. Put a little sea salt in the water and drink from an actual glass, not a cup that may be leeching lead if it's made in ƈhıną. ( heavy metals cause many neurological symptoms) Slowly add your usual diet back and see if it makes any difference. Magnesium supplements can relax smooth muscle as well.
Barring something as taxing as a fast, you might want to try activated charcoal or bentonite clay to try and remove any offending metals or toxins. Seraphina is right- mold is a terrible offender and can mimic a variety of syndromes. When it comes to toxicity , you are better off in the hands of a naturopath.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on February 17, 2021, 01:22:58 PM
I am on baclofen for the tremors. Clonidine for bp but it seems to help too.

I do have some activated charcoal I will try. I am trying whatever supplements I can, as well as reviewing possible prescription medications. So far I am not finding an answer, Lord have mercy. Looking forwards to the arrival of the air filter in a couple days. Magnesium is a good suggestion it has helped a lot of people, it does not in my particular case.

I have a new symptom of pins and needles in my throat and sinuses, and warmth, along with a feeling of difficulty breathing and being about to pass out. Taking some zyrtec helps with this, so I am wondering if this is some kind of allergic reaction fundamentally. But this could possibly be due to neurological damage too I think, though nothing has shown up yet on the MRI and CT scan.

I just escalated things with my doctor with a letter that while not harsh could be taken badly due to its insistance on strong actions, not my usual course to be so forceful  but it is necessary that the treatment improve. Hopefully it will lead to a good rather than bad response. I am going downhill with the increasing symptoms and my medication is not keeping up, and palliative rather than curative. My life is indeed in danger here. I will be doing my best to seek second opinions regardless, but if I lose the doctor who has so far gotten me the medications I am on that would be quite difficult to deal with.

Prayers deeply appreciated from the bottom of my heart.

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Post by: Nadir on February 17, 2021, 04:57:10 PM
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Post by: Cera on February 21, 2021, 02:58:41 PM
Praying for you and your doctors. You were right to write a strong letter. Have you been evaluated by a neurologist? Also second opinion and third opinion if needed.
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Post by: donkath on February 21, 2021, 10:47:01 PM
So much for you to deal with..may it please God to give you a doctor in whom you have confidence.    :pray: :pray: :pray:
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Post by: Emile on February 21, 2021, 11:04:04 PM

Barring something as taxing as a fast, you might want to try activated charcoal or bentonite clay to try and remove any offending metals or toxins.
Not to hijack the thread, but have you had any experience using oral EDTA for removing heavy metals from the body?
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: josefamenendez on February 22, 2021, 08:36:45 AM
Oral EDTA is pretty safe to use , although I wouldn't use it daily- maybe once a week. I Did IV chelation therapy with EDTA on my father 20 years ago and it is not without minor immediate side effects, overall I think it's effective, but it still is a chemical so it should be used with caution. My  very sick father lived another 9 years. I can't say it was due to chelation directly but a battery of IV vitamins as well, but first and foremost, it was getting him off the pharmaceuticals that helped tremendously.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on February 22, 2021, 01:29:52 PM
I've never tried EDTA. So far the blood tests have not shown signs of heavy metal poisoning according to my doctor last I saw him. I am despite this getting the water comprehensively tested by a laboratory, and will test the walls for lead paint too, as it's an old house.

Air filter arrived. My congestion is slightly less after using it but I continue to decline otherwise.

I have 4 doctors appts in the next 3 weeks, none with a neurologist. The neurologist I saw twice and tried to get a diagnosis or at least some Q&A out of reacted badly to being pushed to do more. I am seeking a new one, getting a timely appt will be the next difficulty.

I am reading neurological encyclopedias and lists of diseases, symptoms, and prescription medications.

One of my appts is now for an opthamologist as I am starting to have vision issues. I am hoping it is just due to the tremors affecting the eye muscles. I am getting a rippling like water effect around my peripheral vision at times. 

This is where things are as of today. Thank you again for the prayers, very much. Very much.

Kyrie eleison. Christie eleison. Kyrie eleison.
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Post by: Emile on February 22, 2021, 02:25:12 PM
I've never tried EDTA. So far the blood tests have not shown signs of heavy metal poisoning according to my doctor last I saw him. I am despite this getting the water comprehensively tested by a laboratory, and will test the walls for lead paint too, as it's an old house.

Air filter arrived. My congestion is slightly less after using it but I continue to decline otherwise.

I have 4 doctors appts in the next 3 weeks, none with a neurologist. The neurologist I saw twice and tried to get a diagnosis or at least some Q&A out of reacted badly to being pushed to do more. I am seeking a new one, getting a timely appt will be the next difficulty.

I am reading neurological encyclopedias and lists of diseases, symptoms, and prescription medications.

One of my appts is now for an opthamologist as I am starting to have vision issues. I am hoping it is just due to the tremors affecting the eye muscles. I am getting a rippling like water effect around my peripheral vision at times.

This is where things are as of today. Thank you again for the prayers, very much. Very much.

Kyrie eleison. Christie eleison. Kyrie eleison.
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Thank you for keeping us updated.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Emile on February 22, 2021, 02:36:10 PM
Oral EDTA is pretty safe to use , although I wouldn't use it daily- maybe once a week. I Did IV chelation therapy with EDTA on my father 20 years ago and it is not without minor immєdιαte side effects, overall I think it's effective, but it still is a chemical so it should be used with caution. My  very sick father lived another 9 years. I can't say it was due to chelation directly but a battery of IV vitamins as well, but first and foremost, it was getting him off the pharmaceuticals that helped tremendously.
Thank you for the response JM. I've used oral EDTA for 10+ years for cardiovascular disease with very good results. Your right about not overdoing it though. The first time I used it I took too much and had a very intersting headache. And I took it daily for a while and developed a stomach ulcer. For the last several years I just use EDTA, along with a mineral supplement, when I notice symptoms. Most of the time 2-3 days of use every 2-3 months.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on February 22, 2021, 05:20:36 PM
Polymyositis?  Rabdomyolitis?  Distal or Oculogyroneal muscular dystrophy?  
Have you been around bats, rodents, or their droppings?
Possible exposure to toxic mold or other fungi including leaf mulch?
🙏 Keeping you in my prayers.
Looking these up, I don't think they're possibilities. While I am having muscle tremors, tics, and mostly constant vibrations of smaller muscles, I do not so far notice any significant weakness.
I welcome all suggestions for possibilities. It gives me something to research and check, when I don't have a diagnosis. Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on February 22, 2021, 05:21:20 PM
Not to hijack the thread, but have you had any experience using oral EDTA for removing heavy metals from the body?
Re: EDTA if there is any particular supplement for this folks recommend I'd give it a look.
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Post by: Emile on February 22, 2021, 05:36:02 PM
Re: EDTA if there is any particular supplement for this folks recommend I'd give it a look.

This is what I use. I haven't used it specifically for heavy metal removal, but I understand some people do. EDTA is actually approved by the FDA for lead posioning.
https://www.nutristand.com/product/protect-edta/

this is the vitamin supplement that goes with it
https://www.nutristand.com/product/protect-multi-120-capsules/
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Emile on February 22, 2021, 09:31:32 PM
Re: EDTA if there is any particular supplement for this folks recommend I'd give it a look.
Here are a couple of articles and a website with good info if you want to investigate further:

https://draxe.com/health/chelation-therapy/

https://www.drlamcoaching.com/blog/edta-chelation/

https://www.chelationcommunity.com/2018/05/24/edta-and-heavy-metal-poisoning/
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Post by: FlosCarmeli13 on February 22, 2021, 10:53:12 PM
Has your home been test for Radon?  It can be a silent killer and cause a lot of health problems.

:pray: :pray: :pray: Praying for you
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Emile on March 06, 2021, 01:15:33 AM
Still hanging in there Shin?
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Post by: shin on March 06, 2021, 10:10:14 PM
Still hanging in there Shin?
Yes, thank you for asking. Still declining but hanging in there. More appts, more tests.
No radon issues. Water test results should be back soon. I've found there are private labs you can get everything from comprehensive heavy metal testing, to myotoxicity tests done with. You can private pay/schedule MRIs at the local hospital if necessary and you know the right procedure codes too. So one way or another to the extent I can't get doctor's scripts for testing for rarer conditions I should be able to do some myself while I'm up to taking care of things still.
I will see a new neurologist later this month, this DIY labwork stuff is on the desperate side of things but that's where I am without a diagnosis.
Many prayers requested, many prayers for the pray-ers. :pray:
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Miser Peccator on March 06, 2021, 10:12:14 PM
Yes, thank you for asking. Still declining but hanging in there. More appts, more tests.
No radon issues. Water test results should be back soon. I've found there are private labs you can get everything from comprehensive heavy metal testing, to myotoxicity tests done with. You can private pay/schedule MRIs at the local hospital if necessary and you know the right procedure codes too. So one way or another to the extent I can't get doctor's scripts for testing for rarer conditions I should be able to do some myself while I'm up to taking care of things still.
I will see a new neurologist later this month, this DIY labwork stuff is on the desperate side of things but that's where I am without a diagnosis.
Many prayers requested, many prayers for the pray-ers. :pray:
May God bless you and give you fortitude and comfort!
May your sufferings united to the Holy Cross save many souls from the fires of Hell.
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Post by: Emile on March 06, 2021, 10:17:42 PM
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Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: donkath on March 07, 2021, 02:37:53 AM
I found a beautiful prayer to St. Joseph Shin, that I posted where Matthew was telling us about losing his job.  This is his month.
He is a beautiful saint.
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Post by: Nadir on March 07, 2021, 05:14:05 AM
Here it is:
For centuries Christians have turned to St. Joseph as a powerful patron and faithful guardian, father and friend. Invoked as the Glory of home lifePatron of the Dying and Terror of Demons, Christians call upon St. Joseph for healing and conversion, help with their children, a new job or home, and for all their needs of body and soul.

Honored as the Patron of the Universal Church, St. Joseph’s paternal protection of the Lord Jesus continues even from heaven, as he watches over Christ’s Mystical Body on earth. The foster-father of the Son of God is also a father to those who have become God’s sons and daughters through the sacrament of baptism.

Saints and popes down the centuries have experienced and extolled St. Joseph’s great power to intercede. “Would that I could persuade all men to be devout to this glorious saint,” wrote St. Teresa of Avila in her autobiography[/font][/size][/color] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0140440739/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0140440739&linkCode=as2&tag=httpwwwchanco-20%20UI,%20Helvetica%20Neue,%20Helvetica,%20Roboto,%20Oxygen,%20Ubuntu,%20Cantarell,%20Fira%20Sans,%20Droid%20Sans,%20sans-serif), “for I know by long experience what blessings he can obtain for us from God.”

“Men of every rank and country should fly to the trust and guard of the blessed Joseph,” especially fathers of families, Pope Leo XIII wrote in his encyclical on devotion to St. Joseph, Quamquam pluries (http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15081889_quamquam-pluries.html).

Why 30 days, you might wonder? According to tradition, St. Joseph died just before Jesus entered into his public ministry. The prayer therefore honors St. Joseph for each of the 30 years he spent with Jesus and Mary on earth.

This prayer can be said during any 30-day period, but with St. Joseph’s feast upon us, now is a particularly opportune time to turn to him asking his help and guidance for all your needs, the needs of your family, loved ones, friends, and all those in need of prayer.

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THIRTY DAY PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH
IN HONOR OF THE 30 YEARS HE SPENT WITH JESUS AND MARY



Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow! You are the good father and protector of orphans, the defender of the defenseless, the patron of those in need and sorrow.

Look kindly on my request. My sins have drawn down on me the just displeasure of my God, and so I am surrounded with unhappiness. To you, loving guardian of the Family of Nazareth, do I go for help and protection. Listen, then, I beg you, with fatherly concern, to my earnest prayers, and obtain for me the favors I ask.

I ask it by the infinite mercy of the eternal Son of God, which moved Him to take our nature and to be born into this world of sorrow.

I ask it by the weariness and suffering you endured when you found no shelter at the inn of Bethlehem for the Holy Virgin, nor a house where the Son of God could be born. Then, being everywhere refused, you had to allow the Queen of Heaven to give birth to the world’s Redeemer in a cave.

I ask it by the loveliness and power of that sacred Name, Jesus, which you conferred on the adorable Infant.

I ask it by the painful torture you felt at the prophecy of holy Simeon, which declared the Child Jesus and His holy Mother future victims of our sins and of their great love for us.

I ask it through your sorrow and pain of soul when the angel declared to you that the life of the Child Jesus was sought by His enemies. From their evil plan, you had to flee with Him and His Blessed Mother to Egypt.

I ask it by all the suffering, weariness, and labors of that long and dangerous journey.

I ask it by all your care to protect the Sacred Child and His Immaculate Mother during your second journey, when you were ordered to return to your own country.

I ask it by your peaceful life in Nazareth where you met with so many joys and sorrows. I ask it by your great distress when the adorable Child was lost to you and His mother for three days.

I ask it by your joy at finding Him in the temple, and by the comfort you found at Nazareth, while living in the company of the Child Jesus.

I ask it by the wonderful submission He showed in His obedience to you.

I ask it by the perfect love and conformity you showed in accepting the Divine order to depart from this life, and from the company of Jesus and Mary.

I ask it by the joy which filled your soul, when the Redeemer of the world, triumphant over death and hell, entered into the possession of His kingdom and led you into it with special honors.

I ask it through Mary’s glorious Assumption, and through that endless happiness you have with her in the presence of God. O good father! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows, and joys, to hear me and obtain for me what I ask.

(Here name your petitions or think of them.)

Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Finally, my dear patron and father, be with me and all who are dear to me in our last moments, that we may eternally sing the praises of: JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH.

“A blameless life, St. Joseph, may we lead, by your kind patronage from danger freed.”


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Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on March 31, 2021, 06:15:04 PM
Jesus, Mary and Joseph help us.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph help this poor soul.


Praying for folks in need here.

Please remember me in your prayers.

I am declining more rapidly now.. there are times when my whole body is shaking.. I am unable to sleep and experiencing strange pains.

It is very hard.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Nadir on March 31, 2021, 06:25:40 PM
This post is so moving. It must have been so difficult to write it. You are so brave.  I am praying for you Shin.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Emile on March 31, 2021, 06:53:50 PM
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Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: donkath on March 31, 2021, 07:11:16 PM
Dear brave Shin.....may the dear Lord fill you with His Grace and strength.
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Post by: Seraphina on March 31, 2021, 08:24:04 PM
 :pray: Praying for you.  
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Dana on March 31, 2021, 08:29:36 PM
Dear Heavenly Friends and Healing Saints, St. Raphael, St. Luke, St. Cosmas and St. Damian and St. Pantaleon.

Please intercede for Shin, and along with Our Blessed Mother, ask God for healing and mercy.  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee!
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Stubborn on April 01, 2021, 04:28:39 AM
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Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: XavierSem on April 01, 2021, 04:31:01 AM
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Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Nadir on April 09, 2021, 05:30:30 PM
Ten days since we have heard from shin. Does anyone have contact with him?
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Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on April 09, 2021, 05:42:23 PM
I am still here. Thank you again for the prayers. They are very much needed.

Still worsening, not doing well. I will see another doctor on the 21st. Hopefully some more testing will be ordered then so some progress can be made.

Kyrie eleison.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on April 09, 2021, 05:42:53 PM
Thank you so much for the prayers.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on April 09, 2021, 05:48:43 PM
Shin, we will pray for you tonite. 
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on April 09, 2021, 05:51:28 PM
Are you on meds. ( do you get regular flu shots?) Maybe it is side effect. 
How is your diet?  Maybe you have some kind food allergy. Or you could be vitamin deficient.  

Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on April 09, 2021, 05:52:01 PM
Dear Heavenly Friends and Healing Saints, St. Raphael, St. Luke, St. Cosmas and St. Damian and St. Pantaleon.

Please intercede for Shin, and along with Our Blessed Mother, ask God for healing and mercy.  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee!
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Miser Peccator on April 09, 2021, 09:08:56 PM
I am still here. Thank you again for the prayers. They are very much needed.

Still worsening, not doing well. I will see another doctor on the 21st. Hopefully some more testing will be ordered then so some progress can be made.

Kyrie eleison.
Still worsening...so sorry to hear that. 
Praying for you that you have the strength to endure it.
Thank you for offering your sufferings up for us all!
Stay strong, my friend!
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: josefamenendez on April 09, 2021, 09:44:12 PM
Dear Shin-
Vit B12 deficiency can mimic Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and cause nerve pain. The lab tests say that a B12 level of 300 is  minimally acceptable, but it's not. The official range is 300- 1400+. You may not have enough or not able to absorb B12. They can give you intramuscular injections of B12 and it works rapidly. Not trying to give you false hope but many people's tremors subsided with the correction of the deficiency.
Some pharmaceuticals can cause B12 deficiency like metformin for Type ll diabetes- I don't know if you are taking that.
Also extra virgin coconut oil has shown to improve neurological symptoms as it feeds the brain and CNS with single chain fatty acids instead of sugar. The studies are starting to show that Alzheimer's  (I know you don't have alzheimers!) and other brain syndromes are caused by Type ll diabetic type symptoms of the brain ( brain cells unable to absorb sugar due to insulin resistance) but the brain cells are happily fed by the fatty acids in coconut oil and function is restored.
Sorry so much stuff- hope it's not a bother
Praying for you! God bless you
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on April 10, 2021, 04:48:58 PM
Thank you again.

I welcome any suggestions for exploration. I have had a lot of blood tests and an MRI of the brain and nothing is showing up, but my body is telling me something is very wrong and it is falling apart. I am grasping at straws.

I have tried a B-complex vitamin, it's a good suggestion it is not working though. I have had olive oil in my diet. I don't have diabetes or of course Alzheimers. Though I must ask for prayers for my mother, as she is getting forgetful and it runs in the family so it is a possibility for her. I am hoping she can come see me soon, it is a long way to travel for her at her age. It would be reassuring for us to be together though I hate to burden her with this.

I will see my primary care physician on the 13th but have no expectations as this is not his specialty and he is out of ideas, it is the neurologist on the 21st that may help. But I do not have much confidence either. I have seen him once via telemed and he did not offer much. If he is no help, I will have to look for a third neurologist, and this takes time.. too much time, my time is running out quickly. I do not think I have months unless a new medication is found. The medicine I am on now is near the maximum dose, not sufficently suppressing the tremors, and side effects starting to be disturbing. We have to find a new medication to go along with it, and so far this is not happening, and all it is, is to try to mitigate the tremors not cure them as I have no diagnosis as to the cause.

I am constantly shaking and sometimes it is like being hit. It is like being held and violently shook or hit. Sometimes it subsides enough to sleep but it is building up to a point where that may not be possible. I can't last much longer like this. 

Forgive me I have gone on awhile. I do not like to speak about my troubles, but since I am so greatly in need of help and it is so desperate I am relying on everyone.

Kyrie eleison. Christi eleison. Kyrie eleison.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Seraphina on April 10, 2021, 05:18:14 PM
I know this doesn’t offer much hope, but have you been tested for CJD?
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on April 10, 2021, 05:26:21 PM
RE: CJD. Not specifically, but just quickly reading about it, I think it would have shown up in the brain MRI.

I am not considered as someone with Parkinsons or Lou Gherig's(ALS) at this point, as the main symptom is simply muscle tremors, vibrations and jerks, not weakness. I get some pins and needles sensations.

My potassium levels are fine, and are my vitamin D levels. My B12 is tested fine. And my ANA turned out negative which points against auto-immune. I am going to try to explore auto-immune further but that one test being negative seems to be in the way of the doctors doing more tests.

Kyrie eleison.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on April 10, 2021, 05:35:46 PM
I will have heavy metal poisoning blood test on the 13th at the lab, but I have already had a hair heavy metals test that was quite comprehensive, and there are no signs of anything like lead, mercury, or so forth. A test of the house for carbon monixide poisoning or a natural gas leak turned out all clear. I installed a 7 stage air filter, it did not help with this.

I saw an allergist/immunologist and was actually less allergic than last I was tested, but food allergies were not tested despite my request. I was told that food allergies are best tested for by elimination diet, and that other testing is unreliable except for people who display anaphalactic symptoms.

I am fasting a great deal as when my body has less energy the tremors a mitigated to a degree, so it is unlikely due to food allergies.

Kyrie eleison.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on April 10, 2021, 05:48:37 PM
Dear Heavenly Friends and Healing Saints, St. Raphael, St. Luke, St. Cosmas and St. Damian and St. Pantaleon.

Please intercede for Shin, and along with Our Blessed Mother, ask God for healing and mercy.  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee!
Amen amen. Amen. Kyrie eleison.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: josefamenendez on April 10, 2021, 05:58:25 PM
Hi Shin,
Sorry to be a pest.
I have been reading up on idiopathic tremors, also called essential tremors. I'm sure you have done all of the research already but I'll say it anyway.
It states the tremors may very well be genetic or at least familial, otherwise of unknown cause.
The treatments being talked about are botox injections and also a specific kind of ultrasound treatment- I'm sure you've seen it online. here is some info on it.

Essential Tremor
Last Updated: 10 March 2021
Focused ultrasound treatment for essential tremor has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2016. Medicare approved the treatment in all US states as of July 12, 2020.
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Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder, affecting an estimated 3% of the population, or approximately 10 million individuals in the United States. ET is commonly viewed as a relatively benign disease.
However, the associated disabling aspects of ET, such as significant tremor of the hands, can impair patients’ ability to eat, shave, write, perform household activities, and function in the workplace.
The underlying etiology of ET is unclear, but cases often run in families (familial tremor). It has been estimated that approximately 50% of all cases are due to a genetic mutation, and the pattern of inheritance is most consistent with autosomal dominant transmission (i.e. dominant trait).
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Focused Ultrasound Therapy
Focused ultrasound is a noninvasive, therapeutic technology with the potential to improve the quality of life and decrease the cost of care for patients with essential tremor. This novel technology focuses multiple beams of ultrasound energy precisely and accurately on targets deep in the brain without damaging surrounding normal tissue.
How it Works
Where the focused ultrasound beams converge, they produce precise ablation (thermal destruction of tissue), enabling ET to be treated noninvasively. The primary target is a region in the thalamus called the ventral intermєdιαte nucleus (Vim), but other adjacent targets and white matter pathways are also in use.

Current treatments are being performed on one side of the brain, but there is a study underway of staged bilateral treatments.

Advantages

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Clinical Trials
Phase 3 Pivotal Clinical Study
Enrollment has been completed in a multi-center pivotal randomized study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of focused ultrasound for the treatment of medication-refractory essential tremor patients. Results of this study have been reviewed and approved by the FDA.

A multi-site US clinical trial  (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04112381?term=04112381&draw=2&rank=1)is investigating staged bilateral treatments for ET. The interval between treatments will be at least nine months.
A clinical trial in the UK and Spain (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=&term=03465761&cntry=&state=&city=&dist=) has begun and is doing staged bilateral treatments. This group will treat the second side after at least nine months have passed after the first treatment.
Treatment Sites
Please see a list of possible treatment sites here. (https://www.insightec.com/us/treatment-centers/neurosurgery/usa)
Regulatory & Reimbursement
The Exablate system manufactured by Insightec earned FDA approval to treat essential tremor in July 2016. It is also approved for treating essential tremor in Europe, Korea, Canada, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, and the Middle East.

In the US, the Medicare contractors in the various states incrementally approved focused ultrasound treatment for essential tremor. However, on July 12, 2020, all US sites  approved for payment under Medicare.

Commercial coverage and Medicaid will typically follow Medicare but should be evaluated with each company and region. Some facilities have a cash payment option, for those who are not willing to wait for insurance decisions for payment. Prices vary, but a rough estimate is $40,000.
Device manufacturer, Insightec has established an informational website (http://usa.essential-tremor.com/), including patient stories and access to treatment site information. They have also set up a Reimbursement Support Manager, who can help with questions about the status of reimbursements. Her contact information is: Kim Martin, Reimbursement Support Manager, 1-(866) 392-8478 or .
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Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: josefamenendez on April 10, 2021, 06:07:52 PM

Shin-I don't know if your symptoms are similar- or worse. Just wanted you to have this info. Will not bother you further with this, but will continue praying.

God bless

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMzguVx5USs&t=15s
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on April 10, 2021, 06:18:18 PM
There is one more main symptom, that which is all my reflexes are off, I am often over reaching and have to control how I walk, pick up things, and move with special attention. It is as if I am trying to reach for something and my reflexes go into overdrive and I over reach.

May the good Lord please have mercy on me, and on us all. Kyrie eleison.

I see you've posted while I was writing. Essential tremor, yes this is something I have been reading about. I do not think that is what I have but I forget why I thought it not indicated after some research I will have to look at it again.

Let me see.. the webmds say essential tremor happens more when moving.. this is not the case with me so far.. and both sides of my body are evenly affected.. it started in the head, then spread to the waist, and then all throughout.. but my extremities are so far the least affected rather than most.

The ultrasound therapy to burn away part of the brain.. I can understand why someone would go that far now sadly.  At least it exists. Thank you for letting me know about this I will have to see if it is an option.

The Lord is merciful. Lord have mercy on us. Thanks be to God for all His gifts and mercies.

Even though this is torturous I can smile at times still. The Lord is merciful and has done great things for me. May God forgive me all my sins and have mercy on us all.

Thanks to everyone for the so needed prayers.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Nadir on April 10, 2021, 10:25:40 PM
Thank you, Shin, for being such an example of courage and faith.  :pray:
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: shin on April 18, 2021, 12:05:48 PM
I have my better days and my worse days here, though I am still declining, I will trust in the Lord. It is a beautiful Spring day today, it's good for me to look outside and cease to think about my illness. The flowers beginning to spring up and the birds returning.

I'm a weak sinner, who does not live up to all the good He has done for me. So many good and holy writings and gifts from the Holy Church and the saints, and I have done  so very little with all that I have been given. But still the Lord is merciful to folks like myself, He truly is magnificent to even the most pitiful of people.

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Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: SeanJohnson on April 18, 2021, 12:20:11 PM
I have my better days and my worse days here, though I am still declining, I will trust in the Lord. It is a beautiful Spring day today, it's good for me to look outside and cease to think about my illness. The flowers beginning to spring up and the birds returning.

I'm a weak sinner, who does not live up to all the good He has done for me. So many good and holy writings and gifts from the Holy Church and the saints, and I have done  so very little with all that I have been given. But still the Lord is merciful to folks like myself, He truly is magnificent to even the most pitiful of people.

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Just wanted to say that I find you to be a very edifying example of a Catholic.  I hope someday I will be more like you.  Let us pray for each other, and please continue to give us updates.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: Nadir on April 18, 2021, 06:07:05 PM
Just wanted to say that I find you to be a very edifying example of a Catholic.  I hope someday I will be more like you.  Let us pray for each other, and please continue to give us updates.
Yes, I agree wholeheartedly. It is edifying to hear you so full of hope in your suffering, Shin. Praying for you.
Title: Re: Two ER Visits Recently, Prayers Requested
Post by: donkath on April 18, 2021, 08:29:47 PM
Thank you Shin.