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georgiagirl
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   Posted 12/17/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
This is really bad for me. I can't even go out in public without coming across someone with perfume on. This morning I went to the  grocery store and there was a man in there that had on the strongest cologne. I felt instantly much sicker. It seemed that he followed me everywhere! I could not escape!mad shocked skull
Since i've been sick with LD I have had this problem. It seems that my nervous system issues have brought this on . All of my CNS issues get much worse when I come into contact with chemicles. I cannot use house cleaners either.
My family doesen't understand, it's very frustrating like when I go see my mom and dad they use those glade plug in things and my dad always gets out the  pine cleaner and windex spraying everything down.nono
Is there anything that will help this? It seems that this got better at one point a while back for me but i'm not really sure what made it better.
It makes me not want to leave the house!  
Thanks
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Jeminij
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   Posted 12/17/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I had this too when I was sick. I couldn't even walk into a Macy's because the smells were so bad and made me so sick. I had to stop wearing perfume too years ago. I just couldn't handle it. Now I only use dye free and perfume free products. Mostly all green products for cleaning, dishes, laundry, etc... they have so many on the market now that you can avoid all those strong chemicles. I stopped dying my hair too years ago because I couldn't handle the chemicles. They made me so dizzy. Just adjust what you can. Maybe you can ask your parents to use more green products when you are around them too.

mother natures child
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   Posted 12/17/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Get them a bucket of "green" products for Christmas!
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 12/17/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Georgiagirl,

Are you detoxing? A congested liver can cause chemical sensitivities.
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georgiagirl
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   Posted 12/17/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the tips. As for my parents, they just don't get how sick it makes me. My mother will never stop using candles, plug-ins and perfumes, although she did say the other day while we were shopping "I almost sprayed on some perfume but then I thought of you and i'm glad that I didn't", well I am sooooo glad that she didn't! I would have called my husband to come pick me up and i'm not kidding!

CajunGrl, yes I am detoxing like a crazy person! I get in my sauna regularly, I take cholestyramine, I drink lemon water all day, dry skin brush, salt baths etc...
any more sugestions?

Will this ever get better? I can't imagine being like this for the rest of my life. When I got back in my car a little while ago I could still smell the guys cologne from the grocery store! Yuck!

Post Edited (georgiagirl) : 12/17/2009 6:07:57 PM (GMT-7)


georgiagirl
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   Posted 12/17/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
mothernatureschild, I can tolerate the green products, also I like to use vinegar, it's a great cleaner.
What is good for mold besides bleach?

CajunGrl
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   Posted 12/17/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
georgiagirl,

It looks like you're doing everything you should be doing. Maybe someone else has better ideas or knows what could be causing this. I had this same thing happen to me a few years ago and my liver enzymes were high.
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Razzle
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   Posted 12/17/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Molybdenum is a mineral that is needed by some of the enzyme pathways in the liver that are used for detoxing certain types of chemicals (perfumes, alcohols, etc.). Also helpful are Vitamin B12, zinc, magnesium, iron, avoiding dehydration, limiting exposure to highly processed foods, reducing chemical exposure (i.e., using "green" cleaners & personal care products), removing chemical sources in the home (anything that is new/outgassing needs to finish outgassing before it should be brought into the home), etc.

Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.


georgiagirl
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   Posted 12/18/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Razzle what do you mean by outgassing?
Where would I find molybdenum? Can that be taken with any meds and herbs? I'm always afraid to mix things with my meds.

Razzle
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   Posted 12/18/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Molybdenum is a mineral that is needed in trace amounts by the body. Carleson makes a good molybdenum supplement. Find it at a local health food store or online at http://www.iherb.com/Carlson-Labs-Moly-B-300-Tablets/12693?at=0 for example; if you find another place to purchase a molybdenum supplement (any brand), that's fine too...I have no financial connections with iherb.com or Carlson.

I think it is ok to take with herbs, but might be good to take it apart from medications. I am not aware of interactions, but probably better to be safe than sorry. I think the recommended daily dose is 75mcg, but in the setting of deficiency or chemical sensitivity, more may be needed temporarily to help reduce sensitivity.

Outgassing is a process by which volatile chemicals are emitted from a product, sometimes causing an unpleasant odor...for example, the smell of the interior of a new car, or the smell of new furnature, or the smell of fresh paint, etc. The outgassing chemicals often contain things like formaldehyde, ammonia, fire retardants, etc., and really are not good to inhale in any significant quantity.

Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.


georgiagirl
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   Posted 12/18/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Razzle!
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