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Persistent chest illness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 11, 2007
  • 09:51 AM

For the past five years I've been suffering from chest problems, which originally started with a particularly bad chest cold which took a month to go away.

I constantly feel as if I'm on the brink of getting a chest cold. When I exercise hard it often brings on a chest cold which affects me for a week or more, whereby I cough up yellow mucus and I normally get a sore throat too. As it's going away I often get itching in my lungs, right in the middle. My wind pipe feels raw, as do my lungs.

When running I often find it difficult to breath, especially in hot weather.

Cold weather or dampness also often brings on a chest cold and I find myself feeling hot and fatigued quite often.

I am not a smoker, though both my parents smoked in the family home as I was growing up.

One last point, which might sound a bit strange, but just before the issues began I shared a flat with a friend and there were these fungal / mushroom type growths which constantly appeared from under the bath. My friend has also had persistent chest problems since staying in that flat.

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  • Watch out! It is highly possible that you are experiencing resp. issues due to spore inhalation. How is your immune system? Are either of you experiencing other symptoms, related or unrelated? My advice would be to have your doctor send you for lung function testing asap. I currently suffer from mycotoxin exposure and have 6 different fungi and a T-2 mycotoxin at cellular levels. My dog has suffered with me for the past three years, experiencing numerous health issues. Two months ago I asked the vet to check his lungs due to high numbers of resp. problems associated with toxic mold. We were both shocked to discover interstitial patterns throughout both lungs because he had not had any symptoms of resp. problems. This discovery came on a Friday and,concerned with the rapid onset,the vet wanted to see the dog first thing Monday morning. Three hours after we left that Friday I was in route to the local animal emergency hospital. The dog was very lethargic and his breathing was extremely labored. Shortly after our arrival he was in resp. distress and heavily bleeding from his nose. X-rays showed that his left lung had solidified and collapsed. Four hours earlier we were concerned about pneumonia setting in. He was now in very critical condition and we drove through the night to the closest veterinary research hospital where the dog was admitted. He was hospitalized in ICU for 28 days and underwent surgery to remove the infected lung.
    jeff88 15 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 00:44 PM
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