Mold toxicity

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DingDingCrunch

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Mold toxicity
« on: February 17, 2020, 06:41:07 PM »
Hi there, I am curious whether other folks have experienced mold toxicosis, which can cause heightened anxiety in addition to many respiratory and other symptoms. I think my CPTSD got dramatically worse once I had toxic mold exposure. It's taking a long time to treat and cure with my functional doctor.

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LucySnowe

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Re: Mold toxicity
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 04:42:18 AM »
Hi DingDing Crunch,

Yes, I have what Iíve read termed as mold illness or mold sickness, but what I have not been able to officially diagnose due to financial reasons. The specialists I found were much too expensive for me. But I have had almost all the symptoms, and the recommended remedies have all helped, including relocation and diet. I donít know what a functional doctor is, or what steps youíre taking, but Iíve been greatly helped by, as I mentioned, relocation (away from the harmful environment), getting rid of all my stuff in the process, adjusting my diet (though this has been very difficult for me and I still have symptom flare-ups when I deviate), and taking some of the supplements I found recommended online. Let me know if youíd like to discuss any further. Hang in there, it can get better; and it can be a very frustrating process, for many reasons.

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Jeenda

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Re: Mold toxicity
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 11:22:51 PM »
Hi DingDing Crunch!
I have had both mold toxicity and CPTSD. I was deep in a mold crisis when I found the therapist who helped me identify and understand my CPTSD. It was very difficult to tease the two apart--still is. Like you, I think the mold made my CPSTD symptoms worse. I had functioned more or less well all my life (or seemingly so) until the mold; then it was a hurricane at sea for me and my family. Like LucySnow (Hi, Lucy!), I couldn't afford diagnosis or treatment of the mold illness the first time I was exposed, but I did find my amazing therapist. After my third known exposure to toxic molds, I finally got to a specialist. The treatment is working! It's a long haul, though, and not much fun detoxing because the treatment flushes those mycotoxins out of their hidey holes and back into circulation, where they trigger all the original symptoms. This has been particularly scary for me because those symptoms (anxiety, brain fog, and loss of short-term memory, for example) feel very much like having my traumas brought back to me, tangling my response to previous traumas with the toxicity of the mold. Happily, the mold detox treatment is really helping with my anxiety and giving me a sense that I really can get better. Sending courage and perseverance! You will get through this!