I don't have medical insurance - felt awful - was diagnosed with heart disease - found Linus Pauling theory online, read your excellent book and Dr. Levy's - took 6000mg Vit C & 6000mg L-Lysine daily and felt so much better within a week. Felt much better for months.
Now I have dysphasia (self diagnosed with help of the internet) It hurts to swallow and feels like food is stuck in my throat and esophagus - sometimes I regurgitate it. I have had no reflux or heart burn symptoms. Do you think that the acidity of the high dose vitamin C could have damaged my esophagus? I have stopped taking the vit C for about 2 weeks and my heart problems and terrible - weak feeling, fatigue liquid on lungs,coughing, heart beat irregularities and bad nights are back. Thanks for your time. Brian
This is the first report of this kind. Perhaps the medical doctors who contribute here may have ideas. As a first report, it may be a coincidence.
If acid is causing problem - several alternatives - add some baking soda to the vitamin C (creating some sodium ascorbate) as Pauling himself did this - described in his book HOW TO LIVE LONGER AND FEEL BETTER
Or replace ordinary vitamin C with livonlabs.com Lypo-C for a while, and see if this problem clears. 1 packet of lypo-C is conservatively worth 4 grams of ordinary C (may be more but won't hurt to under estimate.)
So try to get back on the vitamin C.