Hey all, new to the forum.
A bit about
my story: In 2019 I lived in a water damaged building for about
a year. While living there I developed symptoms like malaise, feelings of hopelessness, GI issues, weakness, stinging sensations all over body, cramping, among others. I was recovering from long-term side effects from medication at the time so I thought my strange symptoms were due to that, and didn’t really put two and two together and didn’t realize it was actually mold causing many of my issues.
I moved out in June 2020 and my symptoms went away within a month. Continued on with my life with no problems. I had occasional issues like joint pain, anxiety etc. which I now realize were mild symptoms of mold toxicity after living in the apartment.
Fast forward to June 2021, I unknowingly slept on a moldy mattress for a month and a half and it really messed me up- over the course of that time, I started getting muscle twitching on my left side, frequent infections, depression, sore throat etc. and ultimately had a flu-like episode where I had bad shortness of breath, fatigue to the point where I couldn’t climb a set of stairs, strange taste in mouth, severe weakness in my limbs, insane anxiety, depression, panic, vertigo, loss of balance, slurred speech, you name it. I also had a sort of numbing feeling on the left side of my body at first and then on both sides which makes me worry about
Anyway, I’ve been in a clean environment with all new belongings for a bit over a month now, and my symptoms are as follows:
Weakness, especially in legs
Grip strength is brutally bad
Mood swings - anger, irritability, fear, panic
Muscle twitching at times
Occasional numbness in different parts of the body, such as face, hands, feet etc.
Frequent urination- have to urinate within 15 minutes of drinking ANYTHING
Feels like I’m not emptying my bladder completely
Near constant feeling to take a dump (lol) even if I just went
Sore throat, feels like something is stuck in my throat
Blurred vision at times
Vertigo/loss of balance at times
Occasional clawing of my hands/fingers
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
I tested my urine for mycotoxins and had indeed elevated levels. Currently taking activated charcoal, NAC and s. boulardii. Plan is to see how I feel on these after 6 weeks and then possibly look into oral/sinus antifungal treatment.
Been a brutal experience honestly. And while I know mold (like Lyme) is a ”great imitator”, I’m worried that this may have triggered MS or other neuro degenerative conditions. I haven’t had the mental or physical energy to get to a neurologist even though I probably should. However from my research MS often progresses slowly, while I’ve gone from completely normal to really messed up within four months.
Does this sound like neurological symptoms of mold toxicity to you guys? I’m just taking it one day at a time to see how/if I improve. I just can’t get the fear of MS/ALS/Parkinson’s out of my head. Wondering if this is just mold toxicity/CIRS manifesting itself as symptoms of those conditions
Post Edited (xxaleksi) : 10/12/2021 2:31:36 AM (GMT-6)