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rodgis
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   Posted Yesterday 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I'm a newbee.
I moved back to the Philippines 7 months ago, after a year being in N.A. Caught a sinus infection in 2 months, which I treated myself. Had a lot of fatigue after/during that, then about 2 months ago an ear infection (I'm 66, and that's the first ever). Then I started getting a rash on my back, lover arms (where they rest on chair), upper legs (front of thighs), and a bad heat rash on my neck that eventually drove me crazy with burning and itching. To Integrative Dr. practice, they thought liver was overloaded. Blood tests all ok, just some indication of a little anemia, which I haven't yet treated. Then went to Dematologist who is treating this as an allergy. Took antihistimine, steroids, and creams, which all helped.

I eat healthy, avoiding processed stuff, and take a load of vitamins! I supposedly have dilated cardiomyopathy, which I also treat with vitamins/supplements. But I haven't had that checked in a year and don't feel like it is an issue now. I stopped allopathic meds because of a reaction to one of them! Changed my whole outlook on the health care profession then.

So, my eyes got very swollen and red, back still blotchy, dry, red, but not a lot of itch before I took the steroids, and my forehead, which has always been prone to dry, pealing skin (eczema?) got really dry and scaley. I look like a glazed donut sometimes. I've stopped using soap except in my pits and to shave and shampoo, and try to keep soap off my skin.

So I started cutting out foods and all my 15-20 vitamins. I took a day off from eating, then started watermelon and white, scaley local fish. Have started gradually adding things, but once I'll have an itchy reaction (okra, which I never ate before), then sweet potatoes, then the next try no reaction. I'm on 1/2 a steroid every other day, no antihistimine now, but I don't see much lessening of rash or eczema. It is Sat. and I started this on Wednesday, so I know it's not long. Am I impatient? HA.

I cheated yesterday and had a slice of good whole-wheat bread, a fried egg, and strawberry jam. Didn't notice any reaction. I'm not taking any vitamins for a week or more, am changing laundry soap next wash, trying to stay away from plants (I love to garden), but it's hard to stay away from molds that are growing on my bookcases. I sprayed some lysol on those a couple days ago. It is the rainy season here now for a couple months. Hmmm.
I just feel really frustrated that I can't see much difference after cutting back on a lot of stuff for 2 weeks. Once in a while I spray a poison to get rid of ants, but try to stay away and wipe up after.

I went off the steroids for about 3 days (after the initial 5-day stint) and my eyes swelled up more than ever! So Dr. put me on 1/2 tab every other day. I need to get off them.
I'm at my wits end, so if anyone can relate and has the time, I'd like to hear from you. Thanks for reading this far!

rodgis

couchtater
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   Posted Today 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, is the chair you're sitting in homemade or local made?
If so you could be allergic to the furniture material.
If it's the rainy season you could have a mold problem.
Check for these and get back to me.
Joy

rodgis
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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 10/25/2010 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Joy, thanks for the note. It is a plastic chair which I've put an inch think pad of foam (what kind I don't know), and covered with towel or cotton throw. I have had it since before the mess started. I will attack all the mold that constantly grows on my cheap bookshelves and some on the books. But I notice that it grows on only certain parts of the shelves! They're all covered with cheap, cheap faux, probably plastic, veneer. Who knows what is used for that, or for the composite wood??? Also probably made in China. I hear that vodka and water sprayed on mold kills it??? I don't want to use too much lysol, obsiously. So far, after almost a week, and eating very little, I don't see much change.
Rod

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   Posted 10/25/2010 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healingwell Rod. It sounds like a hypersensitivity to the mold in your area. Here is a great website that tells you how to get rid of the mold:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4687096_kill-household-mold.html

Mold allergies are very common and it can cause a wide variety of problems. Do you have an air purifier? If not, you might want to get one. This can help get the mold spores from circulating in your home. Mold spores can be microscopic and get into almost anything and everything.
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rodgis
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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 10/25/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Sherry!
Rod

couchtater
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   Posted 10/25/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you get your hands on bleach? A mixture of bleach and water can get rid of it. You will want to open windows while doing this or you'll pass out.
Tie the books up in plastic bags, too. You probably need to throw out the molded books. The mold will consume them. Wash your cushion and towel to kill the mold.
Joy
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