a cause of Horrible Headaches
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Why horrible headaches when there is no brain tumor?
A primary cause of HORRIBLE HEADACHES, abnormal blood sugar, body temp, BP
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 brain tumor
I don't expect an answer, as my views would not be 'run of the mill' and will likely be discarded.
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. http://www.valdezlink.com/re/discussdegenerativediscs.htm
... and I suspect it is the cause of 'gulf war syndrome' and the primary cause of harm to the Vietnam Vets, etc, etc http://www.valdezlink.com/re/achemicaltosuspect.htm 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 *
The Proper View of CFIDS, CFS, FM, ME
more helps to find the fatigue - the anemia
NJ Hazardous Chemical Fact sheet on 2-butoxyethanol
December 23, 2008
Degenerative Disk Disease - Autoimmune ! *
Look into glycobiology for help *