What a great forum! I've been ill for 5+ years with what we suspect could be mold poisoning: I've been treated for anemia, hyperthyroid, stress, fatigue, post-viral fatigue, eczema, prolonged flu, asthma-like symptoms but now I am wondering if it's been mycotoxins all along.
During college I worked in construction, rehabbing houses and did some mold remediation. This was 6-8 years ago, and the year after my last project I developed acute eczema and other fatigue symptoms. I was just going back to school at the time and put it off to stress. Over the last 6 years I've had 2-4 month periods of extreme fatigue, unable to get out of bed for days on end, dizziness, labored respiration, low appetite. This latest bout I have lost 40 pounds (kind of a lot on my originally 145, 5'8" muscular/lean frame), and have been on bedrest since March 20th. After my condo flooded, we realized it may have mold- the cleanup has not been pretty- and on moving out I felt IMMEDIATE relief. A few trips back to pick up clothes, etc, had to stop as I developed a rash within 20 minutes of being in the unit and then when we tried to stay overnight I had an asphyxiation attack at 2am and landed in a hotel again (hey- cheaper than a hospital!)
Currently I am staying with relatives who live in a very arid/fresh air climate- my condo is in Chicago, where there is a lot of rain, heat = humidity at this time.
I'm looking for a doctor or program that has dealt with mold/mycotoxic poisoning before (NO detractors please- my primary physician thought my symptoms were odd and possibly IMAGINARY, very funny, thank you, do you see these rashes, weight loss, etc?)
Thank you for reading! I appreciate this forum exists, I'm getting a little annoyed getting passed around from PCP to allergist, to occupational hazard therapists, etc.