My brother in currently in the hospital on Oahu with severe ciguatera from a spotted knifejaw he ate August 4. The fish was tested and found to be highly toxic. His symptoms seem to resemble Indian Ocean ciguatera - hallucinations, blurred eyes, weakness, depression. At one point he had respiratory failure and was put on a ventilator in an induced coma. He can't walk or sit up for long and doesn't appear to be getting any better. We just learned of another sufferer who can't walk almost a year after contracting Ciguatera.
My question is: Are there other chronic sufferers or family members of sufferers out there? What treatments do you recommend? How are you coping with this devastating, rare, long-term illness?
I would love to compare notes with you.
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