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The MEGA symptom list of Poison/"Vitamin A" toxicity and DETOX symptoms

This list will be referenced to published papers, those will be at the bottom. For ease of use, I will be grouping the symptoms together as I see fit.

IMPORTANT to understand:  ANY symptom here listed as a toxicity symptom is an absolute candidate for a person to experience when they are going through their detox of Poison/"Vitamin A".  This happens due to the rapid dumping of Poison/"Vitamin A" from the liver and other tissues (bodyfat is a big one) into the system, the higher concentrations that come out in cycles/phases as it is dumping show a person just how toxic it really is.

If a person only had ONE of the symptoms below from Poison/"Vitamin A", it would be assumed that their level of toxicity was LOWER than someone who has, say, experienced HALF of the symptoms listed below.  It can also be assumed that the MORE symptoms one has experienced from this list, that their detox process will take LONGER and their detox symptoms will be stronger (more intense).

Neurological / mental / emotional symptoms:

  • insomnia
  • mental dullness (many people call this "brain fog")
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • malaise (general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness)
  • lethargy (a lack of energy and enthusiasm)
  • confusion
  • drowsiness
  • vertigo
  • cranial nerve palsies (lack of proper nerve function)
  • suicidal ideation
  • seizures
  • polar hysteria aka arctic hysteria aka transitional madness aka pibloktoq (compared to schizophrenia in the literature)

Skin/dermatological symptoms:

  • dry skin
  • pruritis (itching)
  • skin rash(es)
  • scaly skin
  • dermatitis (a condition of the skin in which it becomes red, swollen, and sore, sometimes with small blisters)
  • erythema (redness to the skin)
  • brittle nails
  • excessive sweating
  • hyperpigmentation (patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin)
  • seborrhoea (flaky scales of greasy skin)
  • petechiae (pinpoint, round spots that appear on the skin that appear red, brown or purple)
  • cheilosis (painful inflammation and cracking of the corners of the mouth)
  • skin fissures (deep cracks in the skin)
  • spider veins (aka spider angioma, nevus araneus, spider nevus, vascular spider, spider telangiectasia, spider nevus)
  • skin desquamation (skin peeling, skin shedding)
  • excess collagen production (keloids are one example of this process)

Musculoskeletal symptoms:

  • fatigue
  • decreased muscular coordination, lack of coordination
  • muscle stiffness
  • muscle ache(s)/pain(s)
  • joint pain(s)
  • bone pain(s)
  • edema (swelling)
  • hyperostosis (excessive growth or thickening of bone tissue)

Hair symptoms:

  • alopecia (hair loss, hair thinning)
  • coarse hair

Dental symptoms:

  • dry mouth
  • gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
  • bleeding gums
  • sore mouth

Gastrointestinal / digestive symptoms:

  • polydipsia (increased thirst)
  • dryness of mucous membranes
  • anorexia (loss of appetite)
  • abdominal discomfort or pain
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • inability to gain weight
  • undesired weight loss

Visual/eye symptoms:

  • blurred vision
  • diplopia (double vision)
  • photophobia (intolerance to light especially, painful sensitiveness to strong light)
  • conjunctivitis (pinkeye, an inflammation of the conjunctiva)
  • exophthalmos (abnormal protrusion of the eyeball or eyeballs)
  • papilloedema (swelling of the optic disc)

Hormonal & menstrual issues:

  • menstrual abnormalities
  • hypomenorrhea (short or scanty periods)

Immune system symptoms:

  • fever
  • exanthema (a skin rash accompanying a disease or fever)

Head-related symptoms:

  • headache (can be severe)
  • migraine (with or without aura)
  • epistaxis (nosebleeds)
  • elevated CerebroSpinal Fluid pressure (CSF)
  • idiopathic intracranial hypertension (aka pseudotumor cerebri, aka "high blood pressure inside the skull")
  • bulging of the fontanelle in infants (as a result of increased intracranial pressure)

Blood/hematology issues:

  • anemia (low red blood cells, hemoglobin, or hematocrit)
  • leukopenia (low white blood cells, often found in autoimmune conditions)
  • leukocytosis (increase in the number of white cells in the blood, often found in active infection)
  • thrombocytopenia (low blood platelets)

Organ-related issues:

  • liver blood test abnormalities (bilirubin, AST, ALT, GGT, alkaline phosphatase, etc.)
  • fatty liver aka Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • ascites (abdominal swelling from excess fluid build-up)
  • liver injury
  • jaundice
  • fibrosis (thickening and scarring of connective tissues in the liver)
  • esophageal varices (abnormal, enlarged veins in the tube that connects the throat and stomach)
  • enlargement of the liver aka hepatomegaly
  • enlargement of the spleen aka splenomegaly
  • portal hypertension
  • cirrhosis

Kidney/urinary-related issues:

  • dysuria (painful or difficult urination)

Specific to children:

  • craniotabes (softening or thinning of the skull in infants and children)
  • slow growth
  • premature epiphyseal closure (growth plates closing too early)

Severe acute (short-term) overdose symptoms:

  • increased cerebral spinal fluid pressure
  • progressive drowsiness
  • stupor (a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility)
  • ataxia (the loss of full control of bodily movements, limited body movement)
  • coma

Mechanisms (what Poison/"Vitamin A" is doing in the system to cause the symptoms):

  • bioenergetics state dysfunction
  • redox impairment
  • altered cellular signaling
  • cell death or cell proliferation

Reference links:

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