Thank-you Truth About Gardasil group! This is the most interesting article I have come across in a long time and it explains a lot!
Hypochloridia, or low stomach acid. This is a contender for explaining all the problems! Luckily right now I'm pretty healthy, I'm digesting my food well, I'm going to ballet class multiple times a week, and coping pretty well with everything in general and have time to hang out with friends, but during the dark times it definitely was not so much this way. Anyway, the article is fascinating and can explain hypochloridia much better than I can in my own words.
Anyway, it's kind of impressive because the acupuncturist told me that I had a stomach yin deficiency and my stomach most markedly was abnormal according to eastern diagnosis.
Maybe it's always been a problem for me... I always experienced heartburn and nausea episodes as a kid. Maybe it led to some of the phenomenon described in the article (high levels of detrimental ions, aluminum, zinc, cadmium etc...) and then the sensitivity to the Gardasil shot. So maybe it's an underlying problem. This is the only condition I have ever seen that explains the waxing and waning severity of geographic tongue. I always wondered about that.
I don't think that hypochloridia is uncommon at all, seeing as how overmedicated for "excess acid" people are these days.
That was interesting. A part of me will always be interested in science.
If you think you may have low stomach acid (I'm sure it's fairly common) I've been thinking of what you can do to fix it.
1) Eat small, frequent, meals. You will better digest your food, it is better for your sugar metabolism which may be compromised because of the condition, and have time to regenerate and digest everything more effectively.
2) Don't drink too much water with meals. It will dilute what acid is in your stomach. Wait until a little while after your meal to drink.
3) Eat unprocessed foods. Try to avoid refined flours, sugars, etc. This is a good step for all health conditions.
4) Betaine HCl (to supplement the HCl which is the acid for your stomach): BUT be cautious with it. Sx of hyperacidity and hypoacidity are really similar. Start out with a small dose, monitor its effects carefully. This is a good site about Betaine HCl
I'll add more as I think of them.