Comment from: ArtBirdy [Member]
ArtBirdyVery informative.

I am amazed you made it through...and with parasitic infections on top of that! I am so happy that you recovered from the mold problem and ensuing heart issue.

It's astounding how many things around us in our environment can cause us harm.
12/30/10 @ 23:08
Comment from: DD Rose [Member]
It is amazing that I'm alive -- surely a miracle, beyond the things that I had endured. :)

You're right, our environment is very toxic.... chemically as well as microbially.
12/31/10 @ 14:12
Comment from: woodworking patterns [Visitor]
woodworking patternsi tried adding your post to my digg account as i liked it,but seems someone has already submitted this to digg,hence i just voted it. i found it very interesting because of your perception on the subject.
04/10/11 @ 03:07
Comment from: Salina Rattanachane [Visitor]
Salina RattanachaneI love your entire site! Looking forward to reading more!
05/02/11 @ 01:41
Comment from: Horace Dundon [Visitor]
Horace DundonI Like this blog. Thanks for sharing.
05/05/11 @ 16:32
Comment from: Jenna [Visitor] Email
JennaI am going through a similar situation. It is teh worst thing i have ever been through. I never had an allergy a health issue nothing and now. I get severely bad blurred vision, borderline panic attacks, chest and shoulder tightness, fatigue, ill regular sleep patterns, i have lost 40 lbs in 2 months, whatever it is gets under my nails, is in the ac system and carpeting in my car and on my dog. My poor dog today i ran in the store and left her in the car and left the ac running when i came out she had her head wrapped around stick shift and she was out of it. I immediately turned off the air opened the windows and made her sit up. i FEEl splashes when i walk through the house i guess if i step on one. sometimes it almost feel like its a light sprinkle and its not raining. I saw the same splashes on my dash. My husband doesnt know if he loves me anymore and just basically ignores me. he thinks i am making it up and is in total denial. I can see that it is starting to effect him in similar ways. its like so hard to explain. i start off everyday with a kick butt attitude and then i get so frustrated from seeing what i see everyday and trying to stay somewhat healthy i feel great when i am not in my house or car. i think that it is something nasty coming from the water or septic or foundation and going through ac system. my haircolor only lasts for a couple days there is too much to list. but i think you get the idea. I am not quitting i will save my marraige and my dog and myself and get my life back one way or the other. the only thing i wish is someone could get through to my husband about the severity of this mold issue in my home. he wont listen or acknowledge and today said i had cabin fever. its a nightmere and i am scared. thanks for your article because he almost has me believing i am crazy. you gave me hope.
11/19/11 @ 16:41
Comment from: DD Rose [Member]
Hi Jenna:

Oh, so sorry... I know the symptoms that you speak of too well. I'm glad that my post was able to help you out. A friend told me last week that she found a huge deposit of black mold within her roof. What a nightmare because she has so many symptoms that are frightening! I came across this book to help her out and you may find it helpful for mold remediation. Within the links, I noticed a comment below that a guy had mold problems in his car; he followed the suggestions and after giving it a try, the symptoms and mold have alleviated. Here's are links for you or anyone else who may need them.

Dr. Close's protocol and his wife have done research on this; he did scientific studies to back-up his observations. Worth a try. :) [I have done my own formulas with experimenting using essential oils and have noticed a difference. Certainly, there is something to this.]

If you try this, keep us posted. Many thanks.

11/21/11 @ 17:05
Comment from: lemby [Visitor]
lembyThank you for posting your story it makes me feel that i am not alone wiyh all sort of ailments. i work for a major retailer for years and i over these past 2 months i havent been well i have had headaches sinus problems heaviness in the chest and hard time breathing also i went to the er for an xray because i thought i broke my foot but it wasnt. come to find out that the area i work in was loaded with penicillian mold. my store still hasnt fixed it properly they had us pour 8 gallons of bleach on it! i went to the dr and had an ekg and chest xray everything was fine she said i maybe allergic to the mold and gave me a allergy pill and ashtma inhaler to take for 10 days and follow up with a pulmoolgist which i cant get into for another 2 week. i am very scared and dont know what to do
12/21/11 @ 18:46
Comment from: DD Rose [Member]
Hello Lemby:

I can relate to your symptoms. It sounds like there is a very serious problem of pathogenic mold. As discovered bleach does absolutely nothing because it doesn't deal with the problem at the root; also, using the wrong chemicals can make the problem worse by releasing pathogens in the air. Simply put, they need to hire a professional mediator. Companies or building managers are very slow to act. For instance, where I use to live there is a terrible mold problem and absolutely nothing was done to seriously deal with the problem. I have since moved, but for years, I did whatever I could on my own. My neighbor has developed a fungal ball in her eye that is being 'monitored' for a year, and she complains about her eye hurting. I also recall many years ago when I worked at a hospital many people were getting ill and it took them about 3 years to be aggressive in dealing the with problem of a threatened law suit by employees. These are prime examples on how slow people act on getting rid of the pathogens.

Best advice, find another job. If you continue to have health problems, keep searching for the right doctor who will work with you (it is often a challenge).
12/29/11 @ 13:49
Comment from: Suzie [Visitor]
SuzieIt wasn't really spelled out in your post:
Did your heart problems and other symptoms clear up when you removed the mold (or removed yourself from the mold)? Are you doing better?
09/24/12 @ 15:50
Comment from: DD Rose [Member]
Hi Suzie:

At the time that I wrote that post which was two years ago, I have since moved and doing remarkably well. Thank you for the kind inquiry.

09/24/12 @ 15:58
Comment from: jamon [Visitor] Email
jamonHi I am so happy that I ran into your post for the simple fact that I am have some of these same problems. I started of with diarrhea and then it went dizziness to drowsiness to pressure like feelings behind my eyes and now chest pains. The doctors say nothings wrong with me but I dont understand how. I reconstruct houses for a realtor and can recall many of run ins with mold in many of the houses. Idk what to do. Will you help with advise. Thanks
07/10/13 @ 17:46
Comment from: DD Rose [Member]
Hi Jamon,

You're welcome and I'm glad that the site has helped you. I did contact someone who might a have direction regarding your situation. If they get back to me, I'll be happy to email with information on what you can do.

Have a good day.
07/12/13 @ 12:41
Comment from: Erika Krum [Visitor]
Erika KrumMy heart has been hurting for a month straight. No let up in pain at all. Moving tomorrow. Sick of moving and cleaning. I threw so many clothes away today. So sick of this. Want to sue.
07/12/13 @ 20:49
Comment from: DD Rose [Member]
Hi Erika,

The pain is a difficult thing to deal with. To be sure nothing else is going on, you should try to get your heart evaluated. Proper testing in this area is something that medical science can help with. My best to you.
07/15/13 @ 10:53
Comment from: Gabby [Visitor]
GabbyI am having the same problem. Since I moved temporarily my health has dramtically improved. Are there any tests that can be done to prove this?

P.S. Doctors have thought it was crazy for me to have chest pain and symptoms of a heart attack because I am only 23.
08/02/13 @ 11:38
Comment from: Sheila Miles [Visitor] Email
Sheila MilesI got Pulmonary Hypertension. My Dr saved my life and figured out it was mold.
She sent me to Dr. Johnson in Richardson, TX and half the levels of mold were gone in 7 days of treatments. Go to him if you're sick. My Dr. told me there are only 6 Drs in the US that treat this. There were people at the clinic sent there from the Mayo Clinic.
08/02/13 @ 20:36
Comment from: DD Rose [Member]
Hi Gabby,

Sorry about your troubles. This can happen to anyone. I recently spoke to a microbiologist who informed me that this is REAL and all the symptoms that I described are on point. There are tests for this, although few doctors will perform them. An antigen blood sample, sputum and urine specifically for mold findings will determine that mold does exists and the levels within your body.

Sampling your environment will also determine what you're infected with.
08/05/13 @ 19:16
Comment from: DD Rose [Member]
Hi Shelia:

Thank you for this information. I will pass this onto someone who can use this reference.
08/05/13 @ 19:17
Comment from: Tiffany [Visitor]
Tiffanyhello. I hope that you are well. I wanted to ask you if you have ever heard of gluten ataxia. It is very hard to diagnose...but sounds an awful lot like what you experienced and is a progressive condition.
09/15/13 @ 14:03
Comment from: DD Rose [Member]
Hi Tiffany,

Thank you for that link. I found it educational and passed it onto someone. The only reason that this has been ruled out for me is that a massive amount of mold was found in my place and neighbors; and gluten ataxia doesn't attack the heart like mold. There is a systemic problem in the building. After writing my post, I have spoken to a microbiologist about this; in his opinion and expertise, everything that I wrote about corresponds to my experience and "on point". Mold does damage lives.

For those who don't have mold expose gluten ataxia might be something to look into.

Again, Tiffany, thank you for this vital information.
09/18/13 @ 11:49
Comment from: Dee [Visitor] Email
Dee:frown: Hi,
My brother just passed away Sept, 2, 2013.
The mold and mildew in his home is the cause of heart and kidney. He was my best friend and my favorite brother. He will be missed but not forgotten. Rest in peace my Dearest brother.
11/02/13 @ 10:27
Comment from: DD Rose [Member]
Hi Dee,

I'm so sorry to hear this. I know what it is like to loose a beloved brother.

It is unfortunate that mold and mildew were overlooked, and the cause of his death. A couple of years ago I came across an interesting article about the actress Britney Murphy who had died and her husband had died earlier from 'unknown' causes with it being a mystery. It was discovered (far too late) that their mansion had a hidden mold problem; the corner re-investigated their case and concluded that they had died from those pathogens in their home. If I can dig out that article, I'll post it because I thought it was a good information.

Again, sorry and my heart goes out to you.

11/05/13 @ 16:42
Comment from: margi arness [Visitor]
margi arnesshave you seen a house investigator's video when you google how mold affects the heart? mark vor...k , house...?com - i can't find it today - sometimes you can't find the same stuff you found another day on the internet (?) but he said about mold - it's everywhere and the water is the problem and specialty mold remediators are getting rich off of what he sees as a bogus issue. he's purely practical. doesn't mention health effects. he talks with a sinus blocked voice ... i wanted to contact him about what he thought of my circumstances ... read things you had here but you really didn't say what you did about it. i feel that things that happen to you in a rental place should be compensated by landlord - like for me my rent monies back for all the time i've had to stay out ( for mold and neighbor harassment/hostilities) i've graduated to heart effects now- erratic heart beats (i've had rarely year(s) ago maybe it was related then too but the basement of our building flooded recently - in past and still exists stuffed sinuses (and can't smell certain things) seemingly actual narrowing/closing down inside nose (what you can see), microrash outside nose, upper arm rash, cotton stuffed lung feeling, coughing jags after coming in contact with some areas where mold is, maybe effects i've not related like word forgetfulness and anxiety dealing with aggressive drivers. years ago had a white dusting of mold that i did not see but smelled on some clothes burnt my nose red and peeling ... i can't say all - too long
10/13/14 @ 16:11
Comment from: margi [Visitor] Email
margibesides the resurgent erratic heartbeating - my teeth back molars ( coincidently according to books related to the lung, sinus, ... i forget what else ) are shot to hell - fillings fell out, more decay, etc. it seems creeped slowly ( fillings fell out -don't know when but while living where i do ... then one day while eating a part of tooth broke away ( before that a part of top of front bottom tooth cracked away books say adrenal gland related ) can't write everything exactly in short time but with my alternative perspective regarding health and that relating to dental materials and what should be done, decisions have been slow as i have to research and analyze to make decision. my one tooth's pain flared up probably having not cleaned the "hole" out and then chewing a grape on it ... and this probably all from the various dampness / mold issues where i live. things take time and some would see them unrelated even though visible and factual but occurring over time ...
10/13/14 @ 16:41
Comment from: margi [Visitor] Email
margimold issues affect the teeth - back molars

just wanted to say if my last long tooth related post didn't submit properly
10/13/14 @ 16:44
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