Toxic Mold Poisoning

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Oculus
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Date Joined Sep 2017
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   Posted 9/7/2017 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
So evidently I've had gastritis for a while, but wasn't symptomatic until after I stopped my PPI cold turkey, and go acid rebound. My gastritis was confirmed via EGD and was put on Dexilant 60mg 1x a day. Did some research and started taking Zinc L-Carnosine & DGL along with a low acid diet and eliminated all triggers from my diet.

Over a course of three weeks I felt great, almost symptom free. However, recently my gastritis has gotten much worse. I came across a post off another message board about how toxic mold poisoning caused their gastritis after many tests. Now they're all better. This got me thinking because during those three weeks I felt fine, I was remodeling my bedroom. When I finished I went ahead and changed out my air vents, they were almost 20 years old. While doing that, dust and some other stuff got into my mouth. I didn't think much of it, but just a few days later my gastritis flared up big time.

My symptoms include burning achy stomach, zero energy, always feeling tired, metallic taste in my mouth, weird things like confusion, losing my train of thought, mumbling when trying to talk, etc. It seems the burning sensation in my stomach is acid indigestion because I get relief from taking Tums. Is it possible, despite being on a PPI, my body is overproducing on stomach acid to fight this possible infection and the fatigue and tiredness is just from my body going into defense mode?

Is this theory possible? What tests do I need to get done to confirm this and what are the treatment options? I decided to leave that room for now and sleep in a different bedroom. Coincidentally, my symptoms have calmed down. Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

straydog
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   Posted 9/8/2017 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Oculus, not sure when you were dx'd with gastritis or how long you took your PPI. It can take several months for a PPI to do its job.

I will share some of my knowledge with you about black mold. I worked in the legal field & back in the day everybody was attempting to file claims against their homeowner's insurance over black mold. They claimed many different symptoms. After many studies & expert opinions by the CDC, not all black mold is toxic. There are many different types of mold. It basically boiled down to if a person had known allergies that they had been treated for, before mold ever entered the picture they may have a slight aggravation, same with asthma sufferers. Black mold did not cause either of the conditions per the CDC.

I will be honest, cruising public forums & reading stuff, I take it with a grain of salt & move right along. I don't think mold & gastritis are tied together, just my thoughts. If you really are convinced its mold, go see an allergist for a consult.

Many years ago a friend of mine's mother had asthma. She lived in a very old house & her source of heat was a dearborn heater. Her house was damp & the mold would get all over the walls in her room where she slept. They constantly cleaned the walls with bleach but it always came back. It had zero effect on her asthma.

Take care.
Susie
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