Hello amystired, I'm sure there are many illnesses that share these symptoms. I have experienced this type of fatigue with CIRS (chronic inflammatory response syndrome - mold illness). It is caused by exposure to the interior of a water damaged building (mold). Lyme disease may also be a cause. If you would like to read more about CIRS go to survivingmold.com. I hope you figure this out and feel better.View Thread
Hello clairem08, Sorry to hear your daughter's asthma is hard to control. I had Xolair shots for approximately one year and unfortunately didn't see any improvement. I did not have an elevated Ige prior to starting the shots which is normally a requirement for the shots. I developed severe persistent asthma in 2008 from exposure to indoor mold from a water damaged building but wasn't properly diagnosed with mold illness (chronic inflammatory response syndrome) until Oct 2013. Xolair was tried in 2009. My development of asthma was directly related to mold illness because my immune system went haywire with all the inflammation in my body. Good luck and I hope you find relief for your daughter.View Thread
gailci, I am very sorry to hear of your health issues since the fire and water damage. I can't believe they had you go in the building with water and smoke damage to do an inventory of your belongings.
I developed severe persistent asthma after being exposed to mold from a water damaged building. This was at my work and when they started remodeling they exposed and disturbed mold from previous water intrusion. I became ill very quickly. Every day I went to work I got worse and finally after 8 months I had to quit. My health continued to deteriorate over the next 5 yrs. I developed reactions to foods, chemical sensitivity and sensitivities to: medications, clothing fabric, dyes, woods, metals, plastics, latex, vinyl, etc. I finally found the right doctor who diagnose me with mold illness (not an allergy) called Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. You can research it here: http://www.survivingmold.com/mold-symptoms
I hope this information is helpful to you. There is a lot of good information on the website. I started treatment for mold illness in October 2013 and have seen much improvement in health. We still have a ways to go but I feel like I am getting my life back. Feel free to ask questions and I will answer the best I can.View Thread
I have recently been diagnosed with mold illness (not an allergy) after being sick for 6 yrs. I'm not sure this is what you have but I am always looking to help someone. Check out this website: http://www.survivingmold.com/mold-symptoms I developed severe persistent asthma after being exposed and my immune system continued to get worse until treatment was started. Good luck, Debbie.View Thread
Hello dmcjones, I am sorry to hear of your husband's health issues. I am not a medical professional and this is my personal thought and opinion. I would research and ask your allergist about latex allergy. People can develop this allergy at any time in there life. Sometimes surgery can bring it on. It is mostly diagnosed by health history. There are some tests but not all are reliable. Latex can be in about 40,000 household items. Maybe keeping a diary of symptoms, when occurred, what he was eating or around, etc. Good luck in getting this figured out.View Thread
2keepsmiling, sorry you are having health issues. I can relate all too well and hopefully what I have learned can help you. I was exposed to interior mold from a water damaged building in 2008. I developed severe persistent asthma, food sensitivities, chemical sensitivity, reactions to materials, medications, plastics, latex allergy etc. After seeing many doctors and homeopaths I was diagnosed in October 2013 with mold illness. It is not an allergy. I have 2 genes that make me susceptible to the illness when exposed to interior mold. It can affect all systems and organs in your body. It directly affects your immune system. http://www.survivingmold.com/diagnosis this link explains diagnosing. http://www.survivingmold.com/mold-symptoms this is a list of symptoms. I started treatment in October 2013 and I have made remarkable improvement already. I hope this helps and if you would like, please feel free to e-mail me: email@example.com .View Thread
Mayjones, That is tough way to live daily. I would recommend a maid service. You need to think of yourself and your health. Especially if you are on the verge of hospitalization. It sounds like you are already maxed out on meds. Put yourself first this time. I hope you get things resolved and feel better.View Thread
Hi ladykatrina. I'm sorry to hear of your health issues. I experienced chest pain similar to what you are describing. It was so intense at times that I just wanted to curl up in a ball on the floor. I used to experience this mainly after eating certain foods that triggered my asthma. I had been diagnosed with extrinsic asthma but the breathing tests never truly showed how bad I felt. Last year I was diagnosed with mold illness (not an allergy) and with intrinsic asthma. Here is a link to the website that explains mold illness: http://www.survivingmold.com/diagnosis Good luck in getting answers. DebbieView Thread
That is just terrible. The ERMI test costs close to $300 and HERTSME2 test is about $150. You can call Mycometrics for more information and they are the ones that will send you a kit with instructions. You then mail the sample back to them for analysis. 732-355-9018. http://www.mycometrics.com/ .
Dr. Shoemaker does phone consultations but does not see patients in his office anymore. I had phone consults with him and he recommended testing and treatment that my family doctor ordered and prescribed.
I may be coming off a little to forward but if I can keep someone from suffering the way I did, then I will be forward.