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Connection between ON and mold?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 7, 2006
  • 01:04 PM

I have recently been diagnosed with Occipital Neuralgia and am beginning the process of finding a treatment plan that works for me. I have never been a really bad headache sufferer, at least not until the past 6 months or so. My severe headaches caused by ON started about 2 months ago, but I have been suffering from headaches increasingly more often over the past year. My first attack from the ON hit about 2 months ago and lasted 5 days, it was 5 days of absolute horror!! I have never been in so much pain and I gave birth to a 9 lb baby with no drugs!!! I spent 2 days in the ER and had every test imaginable performed, but to no avail. I followed up with my doctor who tried to tell me the headache was caused by a virus!! Needless to say, I am no longer seeing that doctor! I had another attack 2 weeks ago and still have not fully recovered from it. I saw a new doctor who suggested it may be ON and referred me to a neurologist who diagnosed me with ON and has started me on a drug cocktail consisting of a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory and neurontin. So far, I have noticed no improvement, but it's only been a few days, so I guess we'll see. After my first attack, I had some residual pain and a headache that just didn't go away. I have taken some sort of headache medicine every day for over 2 months! My head finally started feeling somewhat normal, minus the constant, underlinig headache which just became a part of my day-to-day life. However, with this last attack, the residual pain is so much worse. Everything bothers me, from lights to sounds....really just about anything. I guess this is something I just need to get used to, but it's tough! I guess I should get back to my original question, has anyone ever heard of a connection between ON and mold, specifically toxic mold? I have recently moved, but my old apartment had some major leaking problems and I'm about 100% sure there was mold growing in the walls. I am in the process of having this checked out. I know there is no known direct cause for ON, it can be different for everyone, so I'm thinking there could be a connectiion to mold. I've looked up toxic mold and it's effects, severe, constant headaches is one of them. My thinking is, my headaches didn't really start until I moved into that apt. a year ago and my attacks always followed a big rain(my windows leaked massively and my landlord refused to fix them). It just seems too coincidental for there to be no connection....

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