The lab results came back positive.
I did more research and found that the mold in my system is the same type used to kill people in biological warfare. So scientists know enough about mold to use it for destruction of lives in war, but most doctors don’t take it seriously enough to be informed about the serious environmental danger when we live, work or go to school in an environment that is killing us?
The information I found astounded me.
I went to another doctor and showed her my lab results. She was kind but very apologetic as she informed me she had no knowledge about mold illness. My test results meant nothing to her. But at least she listened to all I told her and was willing to order an ultrasound of my liver because of the constant upper abdominal pain I had been in off and on for months.
Liver functioning normally, but I have nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. One of the causes is an overabundance of toxins the liver can’t handle. In addition, I’ve been plagued with various infections that attack a weakened immune system.
The system battling mold.
So we decided to move. Through a blog, I discovered many people have relocated in an effort to eradicate and control their environment and exposure to mold. Just knowing I’m not the only one encouraged me. Within a few days of leaving our home and area, I began to feel better. Thank God!
The only setback came from us staying in a hotel that had mold in the room while on our travels. It was late, and we had already changed rooms once so felt we had no other option (though I considered sleeping in the car). Withing a few minutes I felt like I had been hit with the flu. I choked through the night with a splitting headache and very little sleep. It took about a week to feel better again.
Brendan jokingly calls mold detection my super power.
I can tell my body is still struggling to recover from the prolonged mold exposure, and I will continue looking for the best treatment options. Recent research has alerted me to the use of hydrogen peroxide which seems to be very helpful to those suffering with cancer and various infections.
At the very least, after two years of dragging myself around feeling awful, energy is like a brand new commodity. Being tired at the end of a long, physical day is very different than the debilitating exhaustion I’ve been living with. My hope is that something I have experienced will end up being beneficial to others.
Here are some things that have helped me:
- I watch my diet. At least half to two-thirds of my diet consists of vegetables and fruit. I eat meat, but find that I feel best eating fish or eggs, then turkey, chicken and finally a dose of beef here and there. I try to go easy on grains, dairy and sugar. Avoid or limit coffee and wine. Drinking at least 6 – 8 glasses of water a day is helpful. My day starts with the juice of 1/2 a lemon in one.
- I must supplement daily with multivitamins, 500-1,000 mg L-Glutamine, 3000+ mg of vitamin C, and 5,000 IU of vitamin d3 (per week). Sunshine is wonderful for vitamin D production so I try to get outside in the sun for 15-30 minutes per day.
- 7-8 hours of sleep per night is critical, and I rest/nap in the afternoon if I feel tired. I used to feel guilty about this but find that pressing through exhausted is worthless and detrimental. Stopping for 30-90 minutes of napping gives me a little more energy to go on.
- Gentle exercise is good, but I have to be careful not to do too much as that can set me off into a cycle of over-exhaustion which then keeps me from sleeping which makes me more fatigued, etc.
- Licorice and chamomile teas are my friends. Licorice is a natural cortisol which is what gives us energy, as well as a purifier of the liver and endocrine (lymph) system. I really notice if I forget to eat my Panda licorice or drink the tea. Chamomile is a natural relaxant which calms the adrenal system and soothes the stomach. I owe many a good night’s sleep to this wonderful tea.
- Essential oils. Thieves blend kills mold and immune blends strengthen me. I run a diffuser at least a few hours per day.
- A positive outlook comes from focusing on Jesus. It can be so discouraging to feel bad all the time and difficult to explain to people (even loved ones) how I’m feeling and why. I am learning to keep taking one day, one step at a time looking at Jesus like Peter walking on water. I keep worshipful songs playing most of the time or play my guitar, read my Bible and talk to God as if he’s in the room. (He is.)
On the horizon…
- I’ve recently learned that Pau d’arco is great for killing mold and fungus.
- Milk Thistle apparently helps our livers detox.
Hoping to continue finding good ways to health. I gladly welcome your experiences in the comments below.
8 thoughts on “Mold Sickness continued…”
Awww, Laura, while I’m thankful you’re finding info on all you’re suffering through, I believe a book is in the works for you to help others know they aren’t alone, and I pray the Lord gives you relief so you can enjoy life with your family. I learned about Thieves from a woman on a plane, but haven’t bought it. You have to use a special difuser to use it with, right? In any case, I’m grateful to anything that helps build your strength back.
Blessing Dear One!
Hi! Thanks for your comment and encouragement. Yes, I’m very thankful too. Enjoyed a bike ride with my husband this morning 🙂
I’ve heard a cold diffuser is the best. Unfortunately, they are very expensive. I found one that is a wood base with a glass “jar” on sale for about $89. It’s only adjustable for how much it diffuses but it doesn’t have a timer. It seems to work well though. I just have to remember when I have it on. Here’s the link http://www.aromis.co/diffusers/Home-Diffusers
Have a Blessed Day!
Bentonite clay is suppose to be excellent too.
Thanks, Sara. I haven’t heard of it before, but I will check it out!
Have you tried colloidal Silver? it is supposed to be good for many things I have used it for sore throats infections. some people take it every day and it helps with so many things. just a thought. You are continually in my prayers. Blessings my friend.
Yes! I used it the whole time I was sick, but alas it didn’t cure me. I use it when I get sick with a cold or flu because I’m allergic to antibiotics. It works so well! It also clears up acne really quickly too. Thanks for the comment and prayers. 🙂
Miss you guys, but so happy to hear of positive results from the move!