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Heart palpitations due to mould exposure.

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by maryb, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Can anyone explain simply what the chain of physical responses are in this situation?

    I walk into somewhere that smells of mould, within 3 - 10 seconds, just a few breaths, my heart starts flapping about, its such an immediate reaction. I did read something about mould molecules hitting the nasal passage, but I can't remember the sequence after that.

    I've had a few mould exposures over the past week or so and having real problems getting my heart to stop skipping a beat. A large dose of magnesium helped massively last night but its back again this morning. Just trying to understand what's happening and ways to resolve it.

    Unfortunately it seems in the UK there's no escape, one exposure was at the clinic of a cranio sacral therapist, the other a dentist, both housed in very old buildings with antique furniture. So due to trying to get my neck issues sorted and my jaw alignment, both have set me back in different way. Do you ever feel like its 2 steps forward and 10 back? :(
     
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  2. justy

    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    Hi - so sorry you are struggling with this - I relate totally to 2 steps forwards 10 steps backwards! I also understand how it happens that trying to fix one thing sends something else out of whack. I think when you have Lyme dx the immune system becomes so primed that every little thing can send it out of whack!

    As you say impossible in the UK - everywhere is mouldy and damp! Living in Wales, nearly everyone I know lives in damp houses and when they come round all their clothes stink. Luckily I live in a modern house that we totally renovated (there were only three walls left and dug out the floors even) so its pretty safe in my house (from mould anyway, but the dust when you have wood heating system is a whole other story!).

    Have you been tested for Mold? I think you said it was negative somewhere else? still perhaps some treatment for it would be good, or perhaps its more like an allergy/immune stimulation?

    sorry I cant answer your question, but sending hugs

    :hug::hug:
     
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  3. maryb

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    Thanks @justy yes I've had several negative mould panels - its obviously not showing up in those, but its an immediate reaction, I honestly get confused as to what is an allergy or immune stimulation. At present I seem to be intolerant to mostly everything, this does get better when I feel better, but nothing helps at present other than the tri salts, vit c and magnesium.
     
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  4. minkeygirl

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    Have you tried potassium for the heart stuff? It sometimes works for me.
     
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    I took some tri salts which has potassium in it, coconut water and I had a banana. Its been better today so maybe over the worse. Hopefully..... thanks @minkeygirl
     
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    @maryb I saw a mold specialist and she said when an entire family exposed to toxic mold at home (like we were) often the sickest family member (me) tests negative and others positive b/c they are able to detox it and excrete it from their urine (therefore showing up in the test) whereas for the sicker person it stays in the tissues and does not excrete or show up in test until you start using binders.

    Once we move to fully mold free home in 2-3 wks I hope to be able to start one of the binders and being there yesterday even briefly, I could breathe and walk around which gave me hope. Sorry you are going through this and hope you feel better.
     
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  7. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    :hug:

    Tell your heart I insist it behaves!

    (If it works, let me know so I can set up a business. I'd make a fortune! :D)
     

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