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whatayear
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I have been posting about all my GI issues over the last 11 months and weight loss )85 pounds)
hair falling out
severe food allergies
hives
other rashes every day
eyes burn
ringing in ears
extreme stomach pain
LPR (form of GERD) feel like im being choked 24hrs a day
SEVERE ANXIETY most days all day
depression
cold all the time
sinus issues

I know these are also lyme symptoms BUT!!! all this started when I ate MOLD and got sick with food posioning. two weeks after is when all this started. New Dr thinks im dealing with mold illness is main issue

Is it possible eating Mold can make someone so sick? I have found alot of info online about sick buildings etc but NOT eating mold causing issues like this. Please does anyone know if this is possible and best treatment options would be.

Over the last 10 months ive taken tons of stuff for lyme and cos without any reaction, i had live blood done recently and he didnt see any active lyme and felt mold was my issue as well.
Please any insight would be greatly appreciated!!

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No one's going to see active Lyme under a live blood analysis! Who said that?
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i guess i assumed that, thats what looking at your blood was for. i know paul saw bart in his blood jumping out of his cells. we did see mycoplasma in my blood and my cells were stacked but that was about it.
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Well a bout of food poisoning can really do a number on your system as can any assault on the body---for example a respiratory infection or surgery.

I suspect that the mold you ate is long out of your system, but the repercussions of the food poisoning is what sent your GI tract amock.

One of my kids suffered excruciating abdominal pain along with IBS following the stomach virus from hell. The virus left but the pain didnt. She too lost weight and had numerous other symptoms. This has been going on for 2 years.

Prior to the onset of the stomach virus/abdominal pain, she was treated for lyme, and we thought that was a done deal. But her endoscopy results were + for Bb which indicated further treatment was necessary.

Many months of treatment did not help her debilitating pain much to our frustration.

Finally this past December we had a breakthrough. We saw a LLND who determined that our daughters IBS/severe GI pain was from SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). This is related to Lyme and IBS (google Bells Palsy of the Gut). As a result, my daughter began taking Xifaxan. Prior to that the LLND recommended taking 5HTP and Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (to increase serotonin levels which help the gut function---serotonin levels plummet when there is chronic infection according to the LLND). And we also began a gluten-free diet.

These are the three things that have helped her the most. Not one gastroenterologist suggested any of these which is hard to believe.

As far as some of your other symptoms, the hair falling out and you being cold all the time could be from thyroid issues, ringing in the ears could be from babesia, anxiety and depression could be from LD or a lack of serotonin.

Also note that one culprit of GI issues is bartonella. My daughter was clinically dxed with this a while ago and recently tested positive. She has previously been unable to tolerate even very low doses of rifampin. She was on bactrim for awhile which didn't do much for her, but honestly I think that her progress in treating the bartonella and lyme has been hindered by the SIBO.

Once the SIBO is treated, we will go on to treat the bart and lyme.

I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

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thank you, i tried cipro and xifain and got worse after taking both of these. I eat gluten, dairy and sugar free.
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oh also, thyroid and adrenals have been checked and I do not have babesia but i do have bart
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What about your serotonin levels? I forget the lab that does this but it is a saliva test/urine test.

And has your LD and Bart been adequately treated?

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Look for information about mycotoxins in food. Animals are routinely given binders because the toxins can make them sick, weight loss being one of the symptoms.

According to Dr. S of the book "Mold Warriors", some of us don't make enough antibodies to effeciently get rid of the mycotoxins created by mold. You may want to use some binders for awhile.

You may also want to get tested for fungal antibodies to see if you have a fungal infection.

Check your environment for mold. Sometimes it can be behind walls.

Do a search here at lymenet for some really good posts about mold.

Terry
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So Terry it is possible to get "mold illness" from food? I dont make enough stomach acid aswell which would normally help kill it off. my next step is to see dr S im waiting for my new patient packet. i just found it odd when i did my clean out for my colonoscopy i found some relief then it started to come back and now its as bad as before.
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whatayear,
I'm no expert but since it is a huge problem in livestock, I imagine it can be problematic for people as well. I don't know if someone who has trouble removing mycotoxins could be this sick for so long from one exposure but Dr. S. does say that for some people, these toxins will stay in the body until they are bound and removed.

That said, I have noticed that Dr. S. does not talk about mold in food and in fact recommends corn as a major staple. Corn is relatively high in mold.

Ever heard of the Salem witch trials? It is thought that the behavior of the young girls was caused by a fungus called ergot which grows on rye and other grains. Not saying that is your problem but it is clear that fungus on food can be a problem.

A Naturopathic doctor that I saw told me to be very careful about mold in food because I have the genetics that makes it hard to ge rid of mycotoxins.

I haven't done as much research as I should on this subject but I'm very careful about ingesting mold.

Terry
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some interesting links

http://www.food.gov.uk/safereating/chemsafe/mycotoxins/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17392084

http://www.fungalbionicbookseries.com/
you can look at parts of the books.

http://www.shopping-knowthecause.com/proddetail.asp?prod=FL

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Thank You Terry!!!
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If you have bartonella, as you stated, are you being treated?

Take care.

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