Girlie - Have you tested your home or done any of the Shoemaker lab tests for mold?
Our house checked out fine (ERMI) but I know our cottage that we spend summers/holidays is not (water damaged, roof leak, visible mold). I've also read exposure can be from cars. It is all so very confusing. I have lab abnormalities that point to mold. Time will tell. I see functional doc that ordered tests next week. I don't want to leave any stone unturned.
No, i haven't. (not tested our home or myself)
No visible mold...none even in the bathrooms.
From the Shoemaker website - symptoms:
Fatigue ♦Weakness ♦Aches ♦Muscle Cramps ♦Unusual Pain ♦Ice Pick Pain ♦Headache ♦Light Sensitivity ♦Red Eyes ♦Blurred Vision ♦Tearing ♦Sinus Problems ♦Cough ♦Shortness of Breath ♦Abdominal Pain ♦Diarrhea ♦Joint Pain ♦Morning Stiffness ♦Memory Issues ♦Focus/Concentration Issues ♦Word Recollection Issues ♦Decreased Learning of New Knowledge ♦Confusion ♦Disorientation ♦Skin Sensitivity ♦Mood Swings ♦Appetite Swings ♦Sweats (especially night sweats) ♦Temperature Regulation or Dysregulation Problems ♦Excessive Thirst ♦Increased Urination ♦Static Shocks ♦Numbness ♦Tingling ♦Vertigo ♦Metallic Taste ♦Tremors
So of the above - symptoms I currently have:
minor joint pain - sometimes, minor sweats (almost gone now), temperature dysregulation maybe?,
I guess I could do the VCS test again. I know when I did it a few years ago...it showed something.
But my LLND didn't think the VCS test was a good test...so I just dropped it.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi