Online Poll Created by Sarah Norton
Roughly 100 Facebook Toxic Mold Support Groups members were polled. What were you diagnosed/misdiagnosed with while living in a moldy environment? Poll Results revealed nearly all were diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression, and this was followed by allergies to foods and environment.
- Dr Mary Ackerley found almost all individuals with depression or anxiety have some alteration in the function of their endocrine or immune system, and she found many of her psychiatric patients had some degree of biotoxin illness.
Testing For Toxic Damage
- Dr. Amen uses SPECT Brain Scan to detect damage to the brain caused by mold toxins. http://www.amenclinics.com/conditions/brain-toxicity-infection/
One out of Two Mold Exposed Individuals Has a Mold Allergy, Do You?
- 2005 study researchers examined 36 children and 29 adults thought to have toxic mold syndrome, about 50% were allergic to molds.
- Allergies contribute to migraine headaches, depression, mood swings, joint and muscle pain, and irritable bowel syndrome. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2802005/
“This Illness Is Not an Allergy.” Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker
“This illness is not an allergy. It is an inflammation within the body which is caused by an immune system that has gone haywire. The term “mold illness” is a subcategory of biotoxin illness called Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). The proper definition of CIRS is: An acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response syndrome acquired following exposure to the interior environment of a water-damaged building.”
Group Poll Results
Allergies (Food and Environmental)
Adrenal Issues Fatigue/Burnout
Elevated Heart Rate
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Nerve Damage of Unknown Etiology
Urinary Tract Infections
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Dysautonomia
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
High Blood Pressure
Digestive Issues, Chron’s Disease, Colitis
Weight Loss/Weight Gain
Low Blood Pressure
Degenerative Disc Disease
Infectious Diseases Unknown
Chronic Viral Infections
Chronic Rupturing Cysts
Severe Abdominal Pain
Allergic to Nickel
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)