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  1. Mold?

    Very very we'll said llm!
  2. Mold?

    Avoidance is best way to treat mold sensitivity. You could also try toxin binders before and during exposure. But something to consider is that if your child's reaction is that severe when exposed to this house, they may possibly already be "primed". In other words, maybe there is a chronic exposure happening at home or in school that is keeping them "chronically inflamed" toa certain extent.
  3. Anaplasmosis

    We are in New Hampshire, have lots of wooded conservation land bordering our home. Tics everywhere. How long do you all think he should be on doxycycline?
  4. Anaplasmosis

    He is on doxy. Went to emergency room last week and an infectious disease doc diagnosed him fairly quickly. Has follow up appts end of this week. He finally has his energy back, but he had bilirubin in his liver, malaise, massive migraine for 7 days, no appetite. What is standard long term treatment?
  5. Anaplasmosis

    Has anyone had any experience or been diagnosed with anaplasmosis? My husband just spent 4 days in hospital, and is still not well after 10 days of being sick. Please tell me anything you can! Thanks
  6. tic regression with diet changes

    Not sure if you meant to write, "mold new tic". My kids will tic in response to increase mold in the house or in their school environment. Xmas time enhances moldiness in homes, due to bringing out all the old decorations that have been stored for a year. Also, wrapping paper has very high levels of mold on it and when you wrap and then rip the paper off the mold spores have a fun time flying through the house and attaching to couches, etc. My kid's tics always increase at Xmas time because of this and also because of all the candy they are sneaking at school and not telling me about. Just a thought if you are sensitive to mold.
  7. I discovered something that I had never thought of.... for 4 years I have been relentlessly and I thought, successfully, pinpointing what triggers caused my children's tics. We have had huge success with taking out gluten, dairy, corn, sweetners, food colorings, etc. Almost to the point where we are virtually tic free. But...this past summer two of my children starting ticking early to middle August. I couldn't figure out the cause. Both their tics progressively got worse. My youngest scrunched her nose and face and touched her nose with her fingers constantly. My oldest starting with a neck roll and it just got worse. I couldn't figure out what was causing it. In early September my husband had a water filtration system installed because we supposedly had exceptionally "hard" water. About a week after the filtration system was in, I noticed that my oldest daughter's chronic acne was clearing up and then I started noticing her neck roll was diminishing. Same thing with my younger daughter, her facial tics had cleared up. I don't know what else it could have been, but thought I'd share my discovery. None of these tics have come back yet and it has been three months. I am still completely baffled by it, but definitely think it is most likely the reason their tics and my daughter's acne cleared up. Thought I'd give a shout out for you all to ponder.
  8. Family explosion

    I agree with mama. Treat mold by pulling toxins out with cholestyramine and removal from toxic environment (or removal of toxins). My experience was that mold was underlying cause of all our other suspected illnesses. Changing my family's environment was the first step in successful treatment. Second step was cleaning up our diet. I'm now investigating how to heal the leaky gut to be rid of all our food intolerances for good (looking into GAPS diet for that now). Mold...it is a nasty, nasty, devastating problem that is invisible. I have found most mold testing to be unreliable except for the ERMI testing recommended on Shoemaker's website. I prefer to use Mycometrics for ERMI lab testing.
  9. Family explosion

    Reading your post reminds me of my three kids....is there any possibility your home may mold in it? Do you and/or your husband have any symptoms as well?
  10. I agree with ermi advice, and would add it may be worth it to do both a vacum sample from basement and a cloth swipe fom a piece of furniture not likey to be dusted. You want to get results offering worst case scenario. Ermi testing is more reliable than air testing. The results reflect the microbial environment over time. Also, many docs can correlate the ermi results to health hazard. For example, a 1 or a 2 may be safe environment for a susceptible genotype, but a 3 and above may not depending on genetics and history.
  11. How can I test for mold?

    Check yourself, don't ask the super as you will have no control over testing and may not be able to see results. I suggest ERMI testing where you send a dust sample to a lab.
  12. NO tics on vacation?!

    Look for mold...are there any other members of your family that have health issues? Is so, I would consider mold in your environment an even stronger possibility.
  13. Fungal Ball in sinuses

    This medical mystery show may be of interest to you...not sure if it is the same thing, but worth considering... http://www.survivingmold.com/news/category/television/
  14. I've got a lot of experience with mold. How can I help?
  15. THINGS ARE HORRIBLE

    May not be your problem, but consider if you may have a problem with mold...chronic sinus infections, viruses, and bacterial infections are indicators. Are there any other members of the family that are ill? If so, look for environment as the cause.
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