Last night, something very unusual happened. When I lay down to sleep right after taking my 11 PM chelation dose, I realized within a couple minutes that my energy level was way too high. My first thought was that I had finally hit the wall with my fish oil titration. I had just increased my dosage in the morning to where I estimated my tolerance lay and above which I get insomnia.
But after a few more minutes of relaxation breathing – I use the ‘sa ta na ma’ breath to which I normally respond immediately – I realized the problem wasn’t fish oil because that is strictly a brain phenomenon which leaves my body able to relax deeply (without sleeping). This was different. My body was energized.
I was unusually warm and it also felt like my blood pressure and heart rate may have been elevated a little. I actually got excited when I realized this could be the power surge I’ve been waiting for over the last 5 or 10 years. Although I detest insomnia, I became very hopeful that I was finally experiencing the repair of my broken Krebs cycle. I’ve tried a lot of supplements in the past many of which were stimulating but in ways that always felt draining and wrong.
I also had some sharp needle-like itching on one of my wrists and maybe on my calf where I had rubbed magnesium oil a few hours before bedtime. I came to believe recently that pushing up my magnesium is critical, but my bowels didn’t tolerate the increase from 1200 mg to 2100 or even 1800 mg magnesium citrate. So yesterday, I had purchased two brands of magnesium glycinate which is supposed to absorb better than most and taken my first 100 mg of it a couple hours before bedtime. I had also mixed up a batch of magnesium oil using the Nigari flakes left over from a similar attempt to raise my magnesium years ago.
So, knowing I was in trouble, I ate something, put coconut oil on the itches, splashed water on myself and turned the fan on, took some more GABA and tried again. Still no sleep. I repeated this process a few times and eventually fell asleep after about an hour. That left only about 2 hours and 20 minutes before the first dose alarm. I slept lightly and even woke 10 minutes before the second dose alarm. Slept very little and lightly after the second alarm.
This light sleep was highly unusual because I was very fatigued after not sleeping well the night before.
Today, running on little and poor quality sleep a couple nights in a row, I should’ve been a wreck. I had planned to forfeit my horseback riding and offered the spot to my oldest daughter. However, at the last minute she decided not to go, so I rode anyway to test my ‘power surge’. I did use some extra D-Ribose before and after the ride, but it was still hot and long (temp in the low 90s and two hours in the sun). My strength and energy held up unusually well, better than they have when I was actually rested.
After lunch and a nap, I went out to vitamin Shoppe for more ALA, to Target for a better thermometer, and to Whole Foods for pulled chicken and brisket. After all that, I’m still standing, more or less! Normally, I lie on the couch for the rest of the day after the horseback thing.
Something really strange and wonderful is happening but I don’t know why. Here’s what changed in the past couple days:
- Yesterday evening before bed I applied my topical iodine in a new place, under the sternum. According to CureZone, this produces energy for some people, although I’m skeptical.
- First use of magnesium glycinate, although just a tiny amount.
- First use of magnesium oil.
- Was on day five of my first extended round.
- Had three days of vitamin B6 (P5P) under my belt – 50 mg three times a day.
- Had three days of additional zinc (+ 45 mg), molybdenum (+2,000 mcg) and taurine (+500 mg) under my belt – all (including the B6) related to the atrocious hair test results I received this week…
So what happened? My bet is on the magnesium. It’s often recommended as a sleep aid, but years ago when I tried taking it at bedtime, I found it made it more difficult for me to sleep. Maybe that was a sign. Maybe over the past couple months my magnesium supplementation put me close to a tipping point where my Krebs cycle was close to turning on with a little push.
I don’t know, maybe it’s a combination of things. Anyway, I’ll be very careful not to apply magnesium oil in the afternoon or evening again. Hoping to sleep well tonight!