Some New Hope

Had another phone appointment yesterday with Dr. Buscher our CFS/MCS specialist. Seemed time to consult him since Jeremy and I had tried everything we could think of doing on our own but to no avail.

It didn't take Dr. Buscher long to figure out what is very likely happening to us. This year has seen a particularly wet and warm winter/spring which has mold numbers very high. In people with low health, mold can actually take residence in your sinuses and other parts of the body. This leads to all kinds of trouble.

The molds release toxins and then these toxins are in you. No having to inhale them in a sick building or ways to prevent exposure - its already inside. Add to this a bodily reaction to the mold infection taking root in you and causing your immune system to ramp up - inflammation, swollen glands, low fevers, brain fog, memory problems, greater fatigue than normal, and body aches all abound.

We had a mold sinus infection for several months in 2006 and in comparing symptoms it is nearly exact to what we are going through now.

He has us rinsing our sinuses twice a day with oregano oil very diluted which wowie does it burn. This should pass as the sinus tissue begins to heal with the lessening of the infection.

We will also be starting a nasal glutathione spray soon as I can get it made/shipped from the compounding pharmacy as its not something you'll find at the local drug store.

Dr. Buscher said we should be having noticeable improvements within 2-3 weeks. Fingers crossed!

Its such a relief to have an avenue of recovery planned.

Words hardly express how frightening and overwhelming it can be to see the fragile strings of your life snapping one by one while you are desperately trying to stop your life from dissolving more each day.

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Good luck! How would you say you did over the winter - a really stormy one I would guess - compared to how you were before it?
 
I am glad you have some relief planned...

"Words hardly express how frightening and overwhelming it can be to see the fragile strings of your life snapping one by one while you are desperately trying to stop your life from dissolving more each day. " You are not alone, I know how terrifying it can be and your right..words cannot encompass it. Try to hang in there.
 
Cort;bt2346 said:
Good luck! How would you say you did over the winter - a really stormy one I would guess - compared to how you were before it?
Hi Cort :)

Hmm... The weather was very nice so that was much easier. Our massive dietary change certainly took its toll. Then this wet and warm spring with the molds, well you've read what that's causing.

I'd say a rough winter in almost every way but the weather itself. Hard to say on how it compares, certainly more difficult than the previous four or five. We had some very hard ones when all this first happened and so they stand out sharply in the memory. It was tough learning how to live this way, we pretty much made things up as we've gone and adapted as much as we could.

Thanks for asking! :) Hugs, Lisa
 
maria;bt2347 said:
I am glad you have some relief planned...

"Words hardly express how frightening and overwhelming it can be to see the fragile strings of your life snapping one by one while you are desperately trying to stop your life from dissolving more each day. " You are not alone, I know how terrifying it can be and your right..words cannot encompass it. Try to hang in there.
Hello Maria!

Thank you for posting. Its good to be reminded that I'm not alone with knowing these things, though I am definitely sorry to hear you know this same feeling too.

Extra big hugs for you. Lisa :Retro smile:
 

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