Category: 3) Health Innovation


Call it a hunch but it’s true. When your kids say something to you, try to listen and understand because it may not mean anything, but for them, it matters.

My daughter now 2 years and 9 month old, and for the past 2 days, she’s getting a fever. I never notice the symptoms’ because she just as active as she can be with her grandpa at my hometown (in Lumut).

When we driving back to Wangsa Maju yesterday’s evening, she starts to get feverish warm.. And I’m getting curious and asking my wife when she first develops this fever? My wife said, “Around two days ago..” and I said “What?!..I didn’t see that this past few days, why?”…

My wife starts to explain that she’s given Ibuprofen (Nurofen Brand) to my daughter every 4 to 6 hours, which she request some from my neighbor at my hometown. When we want to go back, my wife returns the bottles and after 4 to 5 hours from my daughter last dosage, she starts to become weak and develop the normal fever symptoms.

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Nurofen (Ibuprofen) for children – Orange Flavor

This morning she continues on the fever and weak. We do not keep Ibuprofen in our fridge, the last time we had about 3 weeks ago – I finish it myself because it’s been too long since it last opened, 3 month ago.

On her weakness, my daughter said to me “Papa, want Orange!”

I thought the ‘Orange’ means her favorite orange flavor multivitamin that she used to take every day, so I give her that to her hands. Then, she calls her mum…

“Mama, take this…” while give her mum, the multivitamin, and I just baffled…

As the day progressed, I when to office (in the morning) and planned myself during lunch time, I when back to buy Ibuprofen as soon as I can.

When I arrived home, my daughter just as weak to her lowest peak and I said to my wife, take this (ibuprofen) and start give 5 milliliters (one teaspoon) dose to her as soon as possible.

In the first 10 minutes, my daughter starts gaining energy, sitting and say… “Mama, want doughnut”.. Her favorite breakfast, good thing is we still have it at our dining table. Give to her and she starts eating it…hungry probably.

In 15 to 20 minutes, she starts her own self again, active here and there, request youtube children song from our ipad mini and starts sing-a-long.

Then, I start to think, does this means, the ‘Orange’ that she requested is ‘Ibuprofen orange flavor’ not the usual ‘Multivitamin orange flavor’?

I still reminded myself, if her fever hit more than 3 (usual) days, I will take her to nearest hospital for further checking. And…

I need to listen to what my daughter actually said in days forward.

This was based from a true story and all the data exposed from this claim was true at time and place when it was taken.

In 12Jan13 (Saturday), my friend named Mohd Khairul Ishak was starting the have fever. He was thought it was a normal fever. He did go to clinic and clinic gave him fever pill and some pain killer.

In 14Jan13 (Monday), the fever was not subside and he chooses to go to a different clinic and may request to recheck again on possibility of dengue fever, again, the other clinic just gave him fever pills and did recommended him to go again to check with hospital for dengue blood check.

On 15Jan13 (Tuesday), he visit Hospital Ampang at Pandan Indah Kuala Lumpur to do the blood test and in morning he was positively taken as having dengue fever. This blood platelet counted 8.4 at that time, which is, below than 10.0 was positively identify as dengue. Then, he was admitted to ward number A331.

On 16Jan13 (Wednesday), his blood platelet counted 6.2, and his health become worst and worst by the day…

On 17Jan13 (Thursday) his blood platelet counted 5.4, and I immediately sense that he not taking too much water. Based on my experience in 2004 when I have dengue fever, the blood platelet count will go down too fast and it can only be slow down by taking much water.

The hospital recommended him to take 100 plus, which eventually he vomit, so on that Thursday, I recommended him (as I was before) taking chrysanthemum tea drink. This drink will reduce vomiting thus given him much water inside his body during the process.

As he said, chrysanthemum tea drink DID NOT induce vomit as 100 plus does!

On 18Jan13 (Friday), his blood platelet counted 5.2, and I started to heard most of my work colleague recommended me to make crab soup and give him. They most certainly believe that crab soup can CURE dengue fever, based from their personal experience or advice from others before them.

That afternoon, I search frozen crab and started to make the soup.

That evening I visit him and make him to finish a bowl of soup.

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On 19Jan13 (Saturday), he was happily SMS me that his blood platelet counted that morning was come up to 8.2 and he’s beginning to believe it was from the crab soup. I really amaze of this news. And this was achieve without any other medicine except his saline water injection, normal hospital diet and chrysanthemum tea.

On 20Jan13 (Sunday), his blood platelet was counted 10.8 and no other symptoms as dengue fever at all. He was fully cured.

On 21Jan13 (Monday) he officially discharge from Hospital Ampang Pandan Indah Kuala Lumpur.

This was the graph that shows his admission and discharge blood count.

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The question now, what was inside crab soup, miracle enough to cure dengue fever almost immediately in one bowl?

I’ve buy mine (starter pack which cost me around RM95) to test e-cig. Last time I did have e-cig (the cheap one) but broken which eventually leads me to stick with real cigarette.

In comparison of real cigarette (mine is Dunhill), e-cig, nicotine patch and nicotine lozenges, there will be some different but still do the same job as I will discuss in this blog publishment.

Firstly, my body was indeed addicted to nicotine. As nicotine triggers the level of dopamine, which is essential to my creativity and different way of thinking, I do need the boost of nicotine in my blood around two hour relapses.

As traditionally, I smoke real cigarette heavily, after almost 10 to 12 years, the real cigarette slowly take toll to my health. Once I have baby, the needed to smoke become more but at the same time must be separated to avoid second hand smoke to my baby. So, I try alternative method like using nicotine lozenges, but these things better in helping me if I want to quit smoking and separate me from getting nicotine on my blood.

The thing is, I want to get nicotine, not stop getting it. Nicotine lozenges also have one downside like, if you started to take it (mostly a big chunk of pills) you will wait until it melt in your mouth until its gone, or else, when you speak, it seems like you taking sweet while talking to somebody which in some traditions, will be un-appropriate.

Next method is using nicotine patch, which like having nicotine lozenges, but not in your mouth. I see something different when I’ve using one which sometime you cannot control the intake except by cutting the patch into smaller pieces and stick it again.

Sometime, the same patch can be reuse with lower doses which (not preferred by the manufacture) will cut the cost of buying it in the first place. And some other time, the used-patch placed all over my bathroom, which I planning to re-use, and I keep on buying stock at pharmacy.

Even it was good in most of the criteria, in supplying nicotine to my blood, it was itchy and you will have remaining glue stick to your skin which sometime not easily to remove.

Then I try e-cig, Vivi Nova, currently in starter pack….

It was flawless at first when I try to use HangSen (HS) E-liquid, but when I mix some flavor without brand name from Jalan Pasar & Danau Kota, I started to feel the overdose of nicotine punch….

After that I try change back to HangSen (HS) brand with some mix of hi-nicotine no brand flavor to balance up the nicotine punch then it was balance again in my blood.

Now, I did heard that Malaysian Government try to banned the import of e-liquid for e-cig, it was devastated news for me because it will make this e-cig liquid goes expensive…

In my opinion, the banned issue was because Malaysian Government cannot enforce tax to this e-liquid like normal cigarette, nicotine patch and lozenges.

The good thing is, one day, the Government will lift out the banned with single source (maybe multiple) supplier of e-liquid and this e-liquid will come with taxed price…

Means, some day, e-liquid will be controlled items and from the original price of RM15 for 11ml will goes to RM21 to RM36 after tax (because currently tobacco tax in 2012 was 68.57%).

And I’m not sure there will be illegal smuggling of e-liquid in Malaysian Law in the future…

I hope not…please….

To smoke e-cig was like mas-tur-bate instead of the ‘real thing’…but still feels like the same thing if you can imagine the ‘real thing’ in your mind….at least you ‘pretending’ to feel it…

Good luck on somebody new who want to try & test the e-cig…and by the way, the starter pack may cost you fortune, but it was worth it if you start to feel comfortable with it….

I know some of Malaysian suffers Rib Cage Sharp Pain, specifically Right Rib Cage excruciating yet sharp pain when deep breathing (inhale/exhale). This diagnosis based on my own experience dealing with this pain and how I found out the cause and solution to deal with it.

Let me tell you a little bit about my bad habit. I’m a smoker, around 12 to 15 cigarette per day. Been increase lately because of I use cigarette as a reward of any small/big achievement or as comforter to any problems that I face. (Please don’t put comment on stop smoking, because to the one who smoke, they do know what long life achievement they already get by being smokers). But my cough (which eventually inherit side effect of being smokers) had caught up with me and I feel something like mucus had building up inside my lung.

To expel the mucus, I take mucosolvant one tablet every 4 to 8 hours (with sometime additional cough expectorant) which sufficiently able to make the mucus expel easily from my lungs as they keep on building up. And this activity goes around continuously about a week.

One rainy night, my room temperature plunge down to cold zone and to expel the mucus (by coughing it out) become harder and harder. This when the rib cage sharp pain from my right side of the lung started to attack me and the pain is unbearable in every breath I take.

It started from my lower right diaphragm and goes to near center of my right lung. And the coughing still continued to worse. Every time I try to inhale deep, hold my breath, coughing, sneeze, or hick-up the pain is unimaginable.

When come morning, when I woke up, the sharp pain seems to shift to my upper right lung and the same or yet worse pain goes when I try to inhale deep, hold my breath, coughing, sneeze, or hick-up. In my mind I imagine the worse like lung inflammation, pleurisy, tuberculosis, pneumonia, pneumothorax and worse possible lung cancer!

As the cough not go away, more towards shortness of breath because of the pain, I start to show lack of oxygen symptoms like feeling dizzy and bluish finger. I had a long stare at my wife and my baby thinking I may not see them at my old age. You will see the God is too big and God plan seems not preferred yours at all.

Then, I decided to see doctor for x-ray and other diagnostic possible to get to the bottom of this. Even I afraid of the worst result like lung cancer; I must face it because the sharp pain now taking my optimum performance even to breathe. 

After the doctor go with the diagnostic and x-ray, the doctor become clueless because there’s no direct indicator to every list of lung problems. And the doctor start to blame of my smoking habits and taking mix of medicine which in his/her thought might course the immediate problems. 

I end up getting (again) cough expectorant, some must finish antibiotic, and mucus expel solutions to get rid my cough problem. To me, the cough may cause the problem, but the sharp pain related to what? And the doctor had no idea. 

Same goes to second doctor, with nearly same diagnostic and x-ray, and nearly the same medicine supply. The blame goes to (again) my smoking problems. (Some doctors don’t want to admit that they do not know on something) 

Feeling unsatisfied, I go to internet and dig down to the root cause of the problem. I seems like there’s some website like below give the same clue, but with no apparent solutions. You may take the time to read if you need more info on this “rib cage sharp pain” and I may warn you that there’s no direct solution in this website. And the pain still here and my breath become shorter and shorter every hour. 

The link to the website

But then I found one internet doctor had found the solution to the problem. His internet name is ‘Dr. A. Madia’ from India. From his post comment on 2006, he said it was cause by small injury (from very hard coughing) to the ‘intercostals muscles of the thoracic cage’. 

And his solution was:

1)      Ponstan (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg 2 to 3 times a day. (or)

2)      Nurofen (Ibuprofen) 400mg 2 to 3 times a day.

At first, I take one Ponstan, and amazingly, the sharp pain seems to disappear after 5 to 15 minutes after taking it. And this  amazing discovery (for me it’s too amazing) taking me to challenge my lung to take as deep breath as I can take and what surprises me no pain at all. Even by holding my breath and inflate my lung with extra pressure. Even my cough seems to minimize. No pain at all. Fast and Amazing! 

And because of that’s the last Ponstan, I kept from before because of my wisdom teeth surgery 3 months ago, I go to any pharmacy to get some personal supply. Eventually, most of pharmacies in Malaysia during this time (in publishment of this article) have some problem to order stock from manufacturer. 

Alternatively, I ask for Ibuprofen with trade name Nurofen. Same thing happen after taking one tablet for the first 5 to 15 minutes, the pain disappear. Again…just amazing! 

Both of the tablets (Ponstan/Ibuprofen) manage to get the pain gone for amazingly 12 hours in one tablet. 

To get further challenge (in the name of science), I try again to smoke, and the result was no pain, no hard cough, even mucus easily to expel from my lung during smoking. 

For me, there’s no direct solution to muscle injury except 3 to 7 days rest on the injury zone with good and healthy diet. But if its related to something that move a lot like your own lung, this two pain-killer might manage to subside the excruciating pain. 

Some doctor might find this was a temporary solution to the original problems because the original problem was the cough itself. And I agreed. But for me, to minimized the pain eventually heals the ‘intercostals muscles of the thoracic cage’ in some period of time and with some other medicine like cough expectorant, some must finish antibiotic, and mucus expel solutions, without the sharp pain, was even better with the unbearable pain. 

So, my (manageable) final solution, get x-ray to get first opinion from doctor. Who knows you actually have genuine lung problems or cancer. But if there was no apparent problem beside hard coughing, get cough expectorant, antibiotic and mucus expel solution from the doctor and ask extra for either Ponstan or Ibuprofen to manage the pain and healing rib cage muscle period.

I hope this helps Malaysian who smoke or non smoker and have similar problems in the future. 

Waiting for some positive comment (and not stop smoking comment please).

Thanks.

I’ve been into Modafinil for almost 2 weeks now and my newborn baby going to 2 month and 5 days. She in my home now at Kuala Lumpur for almost 2 weeks and I please to tell my fellow reader that Modafinil actually help me to balance my sleep and wake up time like a miracle.

I can tell you all that Modafinil come at the right time and the right moment of my life.

Yes, the idea of taking Modafinil comes from the movie “Limitless” – which is a story of an average person, pops up a pill and become genius, rich and powerful. I know that this story quite related to the person who taking meth (ice/shabu), but one question did raised to myself, what if there’s a type of medicine/chemical out there that have same or similar effect but less or no side-effect to the users?

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And then, bam! Modafinil score the highest rating of all of my vote. The outcome of that problem is, in Malaysia, not a single pharmacy do sell or have Modafinil.

Let me tell you what Modafinil is and what my personal experience can tell you before-hand you decide to grab one of these pills and try it yourself…

Chemical content of Modafinil is (±)-2-(benzhydrylsulfinyl)acetamide. It was preferred medicine for mood-brightening and memory-enhancing psycho-stimulant which enhances wakefulness and vigilance.

It help the inner core brain (hypothalamic) increase a neurotransmitter called Histamine to promoting wakefulness feeling to you. On side it also contain 2-benzene with hydroxyl side group named catecholamine, ‘later can be synthesis’ to other monoamine neurotransmitter such as Noadrenaline, Adrenaline, Dopamine, and Serotonin.

I remain confirm on the word ‘later can be synthesis’ because that’s what I get when I take Modafinil, no effect unless you want it, then it will be synthesis (inside your brain) to you on your command.

Don’t make this introduction frighten you because it will not make you feel dizzy, woozy, lightheaded or drugged like taking alcohol or illegal drug.

I actually preferred modafinil because it helps me on:
a) Stay wake up for nearly 15 hours after taking. Even only half a pill of 200mg.
b) Improve my working, spatial, permanent or long buried memory.
c) Speed up my digit span, digit manipulation, pattern recognition, analytical and logical thinking.
d) Truly helping me on being patient of certain/stressful issues which I’m truly not.
e) And have multi-tasking brain working effect.

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I can assure my fellow reader that; Modafinil has little or no side effect except (maybe) ‘dependency’. Don’t get confuse on ‘addiction’ with ‘dependency’ because, even though both have the same outcome like, you cannot live without it, but ‘addiction’ is once you decided to reduce or stops, the rebound effect like withdrawal symptoms will haunting you.

In ‘dependency’, you can stop whenever you want with no rebound effect at all, but, your next day will create the same old self you before taking Modafinil.

My first idea into this, what if, I can flood neurotransmitter inside my brain with caution that I will find the latest technology available in the market to get me into that level without harming myself.

I think, everyone will agree with me if, I tell all that when your brain has all the neurotransmitter needed to do every single task on every day ahead, better than you don’t have sufficient neurotransmitter when you need one…

I still using nootropil, lecithin, amino acids such as L-cysteine, L-glutamine, L-methionine, L-tyrosine and vitamin B complex (which I get from Junior Memorex product), and ginkgo biloba (from Memorex product). Now in additional to these brain booster administrations, I put also Modafinil on the list.

As far as I know, we have:
a) 5 major amino acid neurotransmitter namely glutamate, aspartate, D-serine, gamma-aminobutyric acid, and glycine.
b) 5 major monoamines namely dopamine, neradrenaline, adrenaline, histamine and serotonin
c) 3 major other categories of neurotransmitter namely acetylcholine, adenosine and endorphin.

Anyway, based from above regime, I did manage to supply 8 out of 13 major neurotransmitter in above listed group. That’s as far as I can get now legally to support the improvement of my future life.

The only reminder that I can give to you, if you can actually manage to get your brain supplied like mine is, do not get hungry and no alcohol when you into these medicines.

Next published, I will give the order and recurrences on taking the above list of pills to get on the top of performance because each one of these pills have standard half-life inside your blood stream. The powers of each individual pill gradually decrease after exceed their standard half-life…

Until then, thank you.

Salamz and good day,

Thanks to my colleague who remind me to update my blog..
Back to something extraordinary to get your hand on for your future innovation.

Today I wanna talk about ‘Nootropil’. ‘Nootropil’ can be considered as ‘The Oldest Smart Drug In The World’. We can buy it over the counter at prescription pharmacist without any prescription.

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It is because this drug was considered as normal supplement and it has become popular as a cognitive enhancement drug among student. You can refer more inside wikipedia link below.

Piracetam/Nootropil as the Oldest Smart Drug in The World

Detail prescription of Piracetam/Nootropil from Online Doctor.

I’ve been enjoy using this medicine every day starting 2002 (continuous for 8 wonderful years) and keep on pushing my brain to the limit every single second. It boosted my memory, quick in understanding things, solved complex solution and even I can predict future event and calculate strategies more that 21 steps in front of others.

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I did discussed about the side effect with specialist doctor and she said somewhat like this.

“So far as you did know, there’s no direct side effect but most of chemical drug, once your overdoses from your normal used, it will target your liver function. My concern will be on the other kind of side effect which is ‘dependable’

I ask her what does she means as ‘dependable’?

She said, “As you said, you were taking this medicine since 2002, and you achieve most of your life progress such as Physics Graduate, score in complex mathematical test, get an engineering jobs, understand most complex engineering fabrication method, and made you as you are today… But I would say, if you stop this medicine at once… Can you maintain your achievement after that?”

I said, “Mostly no…I think I cannot at all”

Then, she explain “That’s what I mean as ‘dependable’.

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So, what’s the doctor said was true…I cannot stop this medicine if I wanted to continue achieving thing in life. But for me, we live only once, if we cannot achieve great things in life, what we have to live for? I’m just a normal stupid person as others Malay buggers who destine to work as fisherman and rubber tapper but I wanna get to the other side of the extraordinary Jews thinker brain. I must do something to get to that other side and for me… thank you to ‘Nootropil’… 🙂

Anyway…continue for more innovation in some other time…

Wallahualam…

At first I was in research of any product that can suppress appetite, which is I found the chemical called ‘phentermine’.

In Malaysia, this drug was widely known in commercial name such as Duromine, Ionamin, and Fastin. But bad news is, this weight loss drug was categories as prescription drug and cannot be sell to public (only can be issued by specialist). Even i cannot get it over the counter.

I know that slimming industries including weight loss pill was a good industries to get profit from.

So, the second rated weight-loss pill will be Proactol. Even though the slimming effect was slow (0.9kg every 2 weeks) but it was safe for consumption. The active ingredient for this chemical was extracted from cactus plant name ‘Opuntia Ficus Indica’.

The effect listed after research as below:
-Reduce weight 0.9kg for every 2 weeks.
-28% reduce of fat consumption
-Lowering blood cholesterol level.
-Suppressing appetite
-Decreasing food carving
-Reduce calorie body intake 450kJ/day
-Improve joint and flexibility.

*Standard consumption was 750mg per day per person

I planned to get this cactus and get the active ingredient for my own research. Maybe someday, I can increase the effectiveness to suppress appetite and get the result faster. Then we will back to weight loss business.

Wallahualam