Posted 3/4/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -6)
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.
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.