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Old 12-04-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Hi,

I have been doing a ton of research regarding exposure to certain types of molds and diagnosis of MS in addition to other illnesses. I have been living in a place that has been held up by the mold (couldn't afford to move) and during the 12 years I have lived there I developed several illnesses (MS, colitis, asthma).

Does anyone have any experience with mold and its relation to neurological illnesses? I am waiting to see my doctor to ask for blood tests to see what the mold levels are in my blood stream (see him Tuesday) and see where I go from there. I am also waiting for an attorney to review the issue and get back to me (he specializes in this sort of thing).

Two weeks ago we had major water damage in the apt and rather than fix it, we were given 90 days notice despite trying to get them to fix the problem for ages. The mold that developed in the wall and kitchen is so toxic I cannot be in that room without having a coughing fit and pounding headache.

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had looked into the link before and what you found.

Thanks!
Jill
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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I too have Ms, and looked into tons of things, well I don't fit about 90% of the items that some think caused this. I have never been exposed to any form of toxic mold (live in a very dry state) I was a perfect example of health up until I was diagnosed, I have not had the flu since I was 7, Never had strep throat, never had an ear infection or pink eye and I have only had one anti-biotic, I had an infection in a small blister on my ankle when I was 8. I rarely get sick except for the common cold once per year. I never get the flu shot. I would not put too much thought into what caused it, it will cause you too much stress.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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I didn't see this response so I apologize for not getting back to you. Thank you for the information. I have my mold report that an environmental group did here and they found stachybotris, aspergillus/pennicillium, chaetomium, cladiosporum, and several others. The air sample count in one room of aspergullus/penn. was 5000 per cubic meter. The other rooms were around 1900. Only one room didn't have visible mold and once we got the furniture out, it was much worse than we thought.

I have FINALLY found a doctor to see that specializes in mold related illnesses (none in this city) but I am finding the hardest part is getting the property inspected by the city. Since the landlord evicted us rather than fix it, the leak has now been going on for over two months that we (and she) knows about. It is still leaking and the landlord is only spraying it with bleach before she moves someone else in. Since moving out (less than 1 week ago), I haven' t had my nightly headache, nasty coughing fits, I am not as tired, heck, even my cats seem to be feeling better!

I did e-mail every single city council member in this town and 2 got back to me so far. They are going to follow up with the building inspector. I want to make sure that the residents still living there don't get sick (I did give them copies of my reports) and that the landlord stops being a slumlord.

Have a good one!
Jill

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Old 05-11-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Dear JillZ,
I was wondering if you could give me the infomation for the doctor you found. I have been trying for 3 years to find one for my daughter. We have the same kind of situation only it is my daughter who is sick. Thank you.

TaraJ
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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This could explain why the Pacific Northwest has the highest percentage of MS. Mold is a huge problem here. I also blame lack of vitamin D (sunshine) as another contributor.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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I don't think MS is an auto immune disease, so I don't think mold has anything to do with it.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I don't think MS is an auto immune disease, so I don't think mold has anything to do with it.
As a matter of fact, it is. MS is characterized by an overly active immune system that attacks the myelin sheath which coats nerve passages.
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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As a matter of fact, it is. MS is characterized by an overly active immune system that attacks the myelin sheath which coats nerve passages.

Apparently you never heard of CCSVI
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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The CCSVI hypothesis only states a cause for the autoimmune aspect of MS, not that it is not ultimately autoimmune.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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A family that I know recently discovered black mold growing in their air conditioning duct system throughout the entire attic. They have since had it removed. They had been living in the house for one year and a half. Is it recommended that they have blood tests done to check the levels?
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