Online Poll: Diagnosed or Misdiagnosed Conditions Reported by Mold Exposed

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.

https://www.survivingmold.com/community/mary-ackerley-the-brain-on-fire-the-role-of-toxic-mold-in-triggering-psychiatric-symptoms

Testing For Toxic Damage

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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.”

http://www.survivingmold.com/diagnosis

Group Poll Results

Anxiety

Depression

Allergies (Food and Environmental)

Migraines/Headaches

Adrenal Issues Fatigue/Burnout  

Chemical Sensitivities

Vertigo

ME/CFS

Acid Reflux

Fibromyalgia

Elevated Heart Rate

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Unknown Autoimmune

Hormonal Issues

Nerve Damage of Unknown Etiology

Urinary Tract Infections

Interstitial Cystitis

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Dysautonomia

Suicidal Ideation

Thyroid Issues

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Excema

ADD/ADHD

Arthritis

Malnutrition

High Blood Pressure

Digestive Issues, Chron’s Disease, Colitis

Weight Loss/Weight Gain

Heart Murmur

Low Blood Pressure

Blurred Vision

Degenerative Disc Disease

Chronic Yeast/Thrush

Bronchitis

Cognitive Issues  

Bipolar Disorder

Asthma

Sinus Damage/Growth 

Infectious Diseases Unknown

Chronic Viral Infections

Gallbladder Issues

Wheezing

Nausea

Ear Infections

Lupus

Diabetes

Chronic Rupturing Cysts

Suicide

Severe Abdominal Pain

Narcolepsy

MS

Embolism

Repetitive Injuries

Allergic to Nickel

Impetigo

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)  

Autism

Hoarding  

Staph

Hashimoto’s

Borderline Personality

Cancer