So we last figured out that I have an allergy to mold, now there is a difference between just having a plain allergy to mold, this is where you will get common allergy type reaction or symptoms when exposed to mold, or having a toxic reaction to mold. Now 25% of the population because of genetic differences will experience more than just your average mold type allergy symptoms, but will experience the toxic effects of toxic mold. Symptoms ranging from runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, itchy eyes, nosebleeds, urinary problems, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, nervous system problems such as dizziness, anxiety, weakness, restless legs, metalic taste in mouth, low blood pressure, headaches, memory loss and shaking. Memory loss, nosebleeds, anxiety, shaking, nausea and vomiting are not typical allergy symptoms, all the symptoms that are in blue above where symptoms experienced by one or the other of my family.
My son Matthew, since we moved to California has had nose bleeds, we always thought they were due to the dry air in So Cal (it doesn't rain much here in So Cal) we tried everything, saline spray, creams, gels, vitamin k, they all would help for a certain time, then the nose bleeds would come back full force sometimes 3-4 nosebleeds a day. When I first started to read about mold toxicity I read one of the symptoms were nosebleeds this was what set alarm bells ringing in my head.
I can't remember exactly when but I think round about March or April of this year Annabelle started vomiting, the therapist at vitalstim thought possibly I should feed her smaller pieces at a time and that I should go slower (gees sometimes it would take an hour to get a small bowl of food down her if I went any slower I may as well not have fed her, then sometimes she would still puke it all up again) we would get so desperate at times because she wasn't gaining any weight, we even considered that Annabelle would need to get a g tube so that she could get in enough nutrients. I discovered that she would feed better in her car seat so I made a point of not even feeding her breakfast at home, I would go to our therapy appointments then afterward feed her in the car she seemed to do better there.
The nosebleeds and vomiting seemed to have stopped since we have left the house.
We went back to see the environmental doctor to get the results of the urine test he said will give us some answers, it came back and Annabelle seems to be very deficient in all the B vitamins her immune system is down and they recommended that she takes large quantities of Vitamin C. She needs CoQ10, Lipoic Acid, Carnitine, Mg, Mn, Argnine, Biotin, and the scariest thing about the test is that the doctor said that her DNA was under attack, the test was inconclusive as to what was attacking her DNA but it was under stress. His recommendation was that we start giving her a multivitamin, (which when I got it home and compared the ingredients to the one she is already taking it is pretty identical) The doctor says it could possibly be the mold attacking her system and we could do another test ($900) that could pinpoint if it is the mold causing the damage. Well I just about had enough of this doctor why could we not have done that test in the first place? Is he just dragging things out so that he gets in lots of visits? Well I fired him, just like Katy does in her post here, and not going back, we really don't have time for people to waste our precious time and resources.
So we went back this past week to our previous doctor the one that recommended HBOT.
I updated her on the situation and here were her recommendations for Annabelle
She said to stop taking all multiple supplements and introduce one new one at a time and the ones that she is most deficient in first
Methylcobalamin B12 - 2500mcg a day
Folate MTHF - 1000mcg a day
Culturelle Probiotic - 2 a day
Glutathione cream - 1 ml to skin at night before bed ( if you don't know what this is check out the link)
She also recommended a mold allergy test
and also agreed to do this test I found, Urine test from Real time labs that will tell us if Annabelle has Mold toxins present in her body, so just waiting for the test kit to come and so wait and see in mold case part 3 for the results.
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