An acquaintance of mine's boyfriend had a tetanus shot and is having a bad time of it:
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He got a tetanus shot 9 days ago and the rib heads and his trapezius muscle on the side he got the shot have been very painful. So painful in fact, he can barely move and his arm is tingling with nerves and the muscles are having spasms.
So far we have tried
ketoralac- a non narcotic pain med that is an NSAID
flexeril- a muscle relaxant
arnica oil and massage
He is in bed because it hurts so much and I am worried being that he has a high pain threshold that this is an ill side effect of the tetanus.
Any suggestions on what he could do? What is good to detox heavy metals/vaccines etc. I don't know what his diet is like but maybe you fine folks would have some suggestions.
really, no one?
You can call True North and speak with an M.D. as to weather they know if water fasting has helped people recover from this.
I met an autism expert who told me that she has had numerous clients do heavy metal cleanses/chelation and that eating apples alone does just as much if not better for the kids. Apple pectin binds with heavy metal.
I really hope you don't mind, but I just posted your post on this forum:http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/adult-metal-chelation/
I know it takes a couple days to join it and was planning on giving you their answers as soon as they post them.
My whole family is detoxing from heavy metals. Specifically, both my sons had vaccine injuries. (They are 4 and 2.)
Chelation helps a lot, but I am waiting on this Yahoo discussion forum to see what they say, in the case of your friend's bf.
Chelation is when you take ALA (alpha lipoic acid) or DMSA (a medication) or take them both over a series of several months or years to rid heavy metals from the body. (some of the worst offenders in vaccines.)
I will let you know what the discussion forum says as soon as I hear from them..
I would also tell him not to take Tylenol. If he needs to take pain medication, he should probably take Ibuprophen. Tylenol lowers levels of glutathione, which is an essential nutrient in the body that helps detox it.
I am not a doc or nutritionist, tho. Just thought I would let you know. I know it's very bad for kids who have just had vaccinations, even though docs say to give them tylenol beforehand.
I know this seems dumb, but I might also drink a lot of water, as the body pretty much can't do anything w/out water. I would think it would help the body to function and attempt to start healing itself.
Also, fruits and vegs, because they're going to absolutely help w/ inflammation and swelling. They will probably help more than anything for inflammation. I would do fresh juice, too. If he doesn't have a juicer, squeeze oranges into a glass. I know it sounds dumb, but the more he boosts his immune system, the better he'll feel, for sure.
ibuprofen is just as bad as tylenol! :P Taxing the body with any drugs will cause harm.
Nothing dumb about drinking lots of water and eating lots of fruit, we can't get those messages enough! Peeing vigorously (trickles don't count) 8-12 times daily is the standard medical advice to know if you are indeed well hydrated.
Fresh OJ is great with all the pulp but other fruit juice has lost it's fiber which is also taxing on the body. Smoothies would be good and those coming off of the SAD can usually get more fruit in that way.
This is good to know about the juicing.. I didn't realize that.. Tx
Bummer! I had a tetanus shot too close to the previous one when I was just a wee lad (5 or 6) and couldn't walk for a few days. I had cut my foot pretty badly on a rusty motor. Anyway, it's basically a "weak" exposure to the toxin produced by the bacteria that cause lockjaw, and generally a bad reaction like mine, passes within a few days. But if a person is sensitive to it/has an allergic reaction, it can be a contraindication to having the shot at all. That's the "conventional" info anyway.
I believe that foods high in vitamin C are supposed to help with heavy metals detox and also cilantro is supposed to be very good for that.
Just in case this helps anyone -
Both my kids are vaccine-injured. I am chelating them both with the advice and help of this discussion forum: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Autism-Mercury/
Vaccines don't just contain bacteria. They contain very heavy loads of toxic heavy metals: mercury, arsenic, antimony, aluminum, lead, cadmium. The kids on this forum have been tested and are very toxic with a combination of a few of the metals I listed. Mercury is the second-most toxic substance on the face of the earth, second only to plutonium.
We chelate (detox) with ALA - alpha lipoic acid, a naturally occuring amino acid in the body.
Here is the protocol we use: http://home.earthlink.net/~moriam/Andy_dose_sched.html#agents
Here is the ALA we use: http://www.everythingspectrum.com/
My 4 yr old (older son) had autism, but is now coming out of it due to chelation. We've only been chelating him for a couple mos.
Just wanted to give a little more information on the topic of vaccines. Unfortunately, 'autism' is becoming a huge epidemic in the US and I believe the main reason is vaccinations.
Chelation is also very important if you have or have ever had mercury or other heavy metals in you mouth as fillings or other dental work. Metals cling to the fatty tissue of the neurological system - brain, lungs, spinal cord, causing autoimmune reactions to many foods, particularly gluten, dairy, preservatives, artificial colors, etc.
I posted the adult discussion forum above in this thread, in case anyone needs it.
Make sure he reports it. Adverse vaccine reactions are way underreported.
What I got back from the forum were suggestions of homeopathy and also acupuncture.
I know my chiropractor also does acupressure, which helps relieve pain in other parts of the body.
I'm a big fan of homeopathy, too, as it's helped me and my two sons recover from heavy metal (vaccines, in their case) poisoning.
I hope he's getting some relief..
I would also suggest within the next few mos. and even longterm to get tested for heavy metals. He can get a hair test and also, he can look into the MELISA test. If he tests high for metal, I would definitely look into Andy Cutler chelation. It's non-invasive, not expensive, and is the only thing I know of that actually effectively gets rid of heavy metals and helps them make their way out of the body. (and it's working for me and my two kids)
If does have an overload of heavy metals due to the vax, it can affect people in an infinite number of ways, .. depression, anxiety, autoimmune diseases, foggy thinking, food intolerances and allergies, muscle weakness, joint pain, etc.
thanks everyone :)