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Joan M
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   Posted 3/3/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to a store today and wanted to go to the pharmacy section.  That part of the store was under reconstruction.  There was that awful glue smelly feeling and I left the store immediately and went out in the air.  I wish they had a sign up!!! eyes eyes
 
Anyway about 5 or 10 minutes later I had a horrible headache and pain in my right nostil and head.  I DON'T WANT TO TAKE ANTIBIOTICS so hopefully the pain won't come back.  Any feedback on this kind of thing?

Razzle
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   Posted 3/4/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Headaches from chemical exposure is common. It isn't an infection, it is your body telling you that it couldn't detox the chemical fast enough. Drink lots of water, take Vitamin C, and rest. Eat healthy foods, exercise, and take a daily multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. The nutrition helps to improve the function of the detox enzyme pathways in the body. Vitamin C helps the body cope with reactions to things, and has mild antihistamine properties (which can reduce pain, since histamine is a neurotransmitter as well as an immune system chemical messenger involved with allergies). Water and exercise help speed up metabolism and help your body to eliminate waste products (through perspiration, exhalation, & bowels). Healthy foods don't clog up the detox enzyme pathways like junk food can, and health foods feed the cells of your body so they work their best. Also, Vitamin B12 is shown to improve the condition of individuals with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, two conditions believed to have errors or malfunctions in mitochondrial energy production. Vitamin B12 is also a co-factor in a number of enzyme pathways, some for energy production and some for detox.

Good luck,
-Razzle
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Very Low Lymphocyte Counts (T-Cells & B-Cells), malabsorption/malnutrition, possible Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive), etc.
Meds:  Pulmicort, MaxAir, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Essential Oils, Homeopathy.


Joan M
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   Posted 3/7/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
yes, i am ok. i made sure to stay out in the fresh air as much as possible. both my doctor and my allergist are firm believers in fresh air and since it was cold but not freezing...i spent some time outdoors. also walked in another mall later and drank a large arizona diet green tea beverage.

i always take a multi-vitamin and extra calcium with vitamin d.

thanks for the information you both are great.

yana
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/29/2008 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
some buildings are sooo stinky with chemical smells..you have sensitive nose and looks like you like green tea!!
Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
~Marian Wright Edelman~


I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
~Blaise Pascal~

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