Severely Ill Swedish Journalist's Video of His ME/CFS Experience

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cort, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Cort

    Cort Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising Staff Member

    Karik has been severely ill for over two decades. It's taken him five years to make this short evocative even at times brutal 18 minute video of a life that utterly changed one day. It's his call out to the world. Check it out on YouTube

  2. Merida

    Merida Well-Known Member

    This is a heart breaking video, and reminds me of how I was ( and even worse) for over a year in 1998-99. All of these symptoms can be due to high/abnormal intracranial pressures - which particularly affect the lower brain areas ( cranial nerves included) and pituitary.

    Those involuntary jerks and twitches are called myoclonus. I had this. I had no saliva at one point, but when I rolled my head to the right, saliva would flow. ( cranial nerve symptom) He mentions that these can be set off by coughing. Yes, coughing increases intracranial pressure.

    Dehydration and drinking all the time - oh yes. Is it due to abnormal ADH secretion by the pituitary, which is also under excess pressure?

    Notice his body posture. His left shoulder is tilted to the left, and he most often has head tilted to his right. Classic for mild scoliosis, and resulting functional short leg, pelvis issues. ( Scoliosis will rotate the sacrum and the head.)

    Just two weeks ago I had dental work, crown on right front upper palate. Oh my God. Suddenly severe dizziness, nausea, sweating, visual disturbances. My acupuncturist aligned my occiput, atlas and I was almost instantly better.

    I have had some of the finest body workers/acupuncturists, and I still have problems and am not well enough to work. Why ???? Small posterior fossa ( brain space at skull base), tethered or short spinal cord attachment, rotated dural/spine/sacrum, neck due to mild scoliosis ?? Cerebellum is hanging low on one side.

    May All that is Good and Strong and Beautiful enlightened our researchers, and help us understand these complex structural issues and find a solution.
  3. Not dead yet!

    Not dead yet! Well-Known Member

    Wow watching that makes a person wonder why anybody would think this is a "fake" illness. I'm so grateful that some videos exist. This isn't so much a new illness, it's more that we're better connected and now we can put the pieces together better.
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  4. Abrin

    Abrin Well-Known Member

    I completely agree. I can't imagine what it was like for my father having this before the internet.

    Having someone else out there to validate that what you are going through is real on the internet is truly a gift that so many before us were without.
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