That's what I found out after being exposed to high levels of toxic mold (commonly known as black mold) for almost a year.
The goal of this website is to help those, who have become sick and are suffering with the many challenging symptoms of mold exposure, regain their health. We offer advice to help reduce symptoms and remove mold toxins! This website will go through the following helpful steps to explain what to do if you suspect this may be the cause of your symptoms and then we will show you what different types of treatment that work best to recover your health. I know it can be overwhelming to face all this, so please use the summary to the right to find what you need on this site as well as to help organize your thoughts and to come up with a plan. The summary is in order of what to do first, second, third and so on.
I am a family practice physician and I have been in practice for over 15 years. In 2006 I was sick with many terrible symptoms for 11 months. I did not know why I was sick until I discovered I was being exposed to very high levels of stachybotrys, the more common toxic black mold and chaetomium, a less common toxic white mold. This was what caused all my symptoms over the span of a nine month exposure.
Now, I am healthy again but it took about 1 to 2 years of detoxing with the help of diet, medication, supplements, avoidance of mold and prayer.
You are not alone! This is a horrible illness world-wide for many people and is becoming more widespread as our buildings get older and more water damaged. The slowed economy isn't helping matters much either as more building owners and home owners opt to cut costs in building maintenance.
There is hope for people with this syndrome through various treatments to remove the toxins and reduce the symptoms. It may be a long and difficult road, depending on the level of exposure. Most people do improve over time with treatment and mold avoidance.
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Also, go to the Social Support page to learn how to join our private Facebook group of over 17,000 members called "The Toxic Mold Support Group" In this group you can talk with other people going through the same thing you are and get some advice and information as well.
Wishing you peace, love and a return to good health,
Dr. Mary Ray D.O.