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is it chronic fatigue or not - I don't think so

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 6, 2007
  • 03:57 PM

dear Friends
1 3/4 years ago after a period of extreme stress I felt something snap inside my head. I had a heavy cold like infection shortly after. From then on I have had symptoms which vary from hour to hour as well as day to day and week to week - from feeling fairly normal to mild sore throats, mild indigestion, mild diarrhoea, nausea, foggy brain, feeling like my brain has siezed up and can't make decisions if there is too much stress or input, muscle pains which are acute but tend to last for a few minutes only and then may not recur again or may move to another part of the body - usually in limbs, fatigue which does not seem to be related to effort, sensitive to temperature variations especially at night - have had to stop using a duvet and use thin blankets I can take on and off, night sweats and flushing, very bad memory. My husband has had many of these same symptoms over the same time period also having had the same
cold-like infection at the start. However he has headaches very frequently and also gets crawly skin feelings coming and going. The pain he gets tends to be mostly in his feet. He doesn't get the foggy brain or difficulty with thinking/decision making that I do. We have ruled out thyroid problems, adrenal insufficiency, been for the normal medical checks, glandular fever, anaemias, gas exposure. Can anyone shed any light? Many thanks Teddy

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  • Could it be mold? I have had similar symptoms and have been diagnosed with rhinitis, MCS, VOC exposure, and multiple fungal infections. Six types of fungi have invaded my body and are at a cellular level along with one mycotoxin, and I am hypersensitive to numerous environmental pollutants. It took countless doctos and tests over 3 years to finally diagnose my problem. All of these symptoms are a direct result of living in a newly constructed home with defects. While the molds and water intrusion were not visible to me, they were discovered, along with foundation failure, by a licensed architect during a home inspection. Subsequent testing by a prof. of microbiology from Duke University showed high levels of Aspergillus, Stachy., Fusarium, etc. In the worst areas the air quality tests showed a count of 46% Asp. spores. We left the home but brought all of these in our belongings and are now having to remediate our current house. My dog has lost a lung and I am extremely sick. They are sending me to the Mayo in Florida next month where I hope for a cure. I hope this is not your situation, but I wouldn't dismiss mold if you continue to experience symptoms and cannot be diagnosed. Best of luck to you!
    jeff88 15 Replies
    • January 6, 2007
    • 06:36 PM
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  • Dear Jeff88Thank you so much for your response. I will explore this option for it makes total sense that something of this sort may be going on. I didn't remember to mention that I had had a fungal infection in a nail and got it treated with Terbinafine and found it cleared a tendency to to develop athlete's foot as well as other skin sensitivity. I have since wondered if there was some other kind of infection of the fungal etc variety causing my other symptoms. Blessings to you and good luck finding a solution to your own dilemma. Teddy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 10:31 AM
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  • To any who may be interested. Appartently Thieves Oil - whiohc is a combination of aromatherpay oils can get rid of fungal and mold infections as welll as sever infections like MRSA. It gets its name from a subtance used by thieves who stole from bodies during the great plague but managed to keep healthy while doing this. Just do a google search to find out more.
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  • Teddy...you have sx of ME please visit www.ahummingbirdsguide.com all your sx are there. I've been ill for years and just recently found this info. I believe I have it too. It's viral, contagious, neurological and there was an outbreak in the 80's. Teachers and healthcare workers are at high risk...also students. I've been in healthcare for 21 years. Please write down every sx you have on the list. Print article and take to dr...good luck...mommy cat
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