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Ru6ydragon



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: New Resource for those of you in Georgia and beyond ... Reply with quote

Hi all,
I haven't been around in awhile and I wanted to give you and update on my condition. My doctor prescribed me 5 days of Diflucan which helped ALOT, but I did get sick again 2 weeks ago from a dresser in my bedroom that had mold inside it. I went back to my original doctor and they prescribed me 2 days more of Diflucan and Asmanex. They are sending me to an Infectious Disease specialist in Atlanta GA. Dr. Bressler in Atlanta is the director of microbiology at Emory University and the clinic has top notch docs that deal with fungal infections all the time. I go on June 5th. I hope that they will fix me once and for all. I will keep you posted on what they say and the treatments they give. I have a really good feeling about this clinic. They specialize in immune therapy, infections of any sort and pulmonary disease.

As for my condition BEFORE i got sick again... I would say my health improved by about 75 percent after taking the Diflucan. It was a slow road and I continued to have Chronic Fatigue, but overall I was very happy with how well I was coming along. Stupid me for keeping that dresser. I slowly went from needed 12-14 hours sleep to only needing 8 or 9. I stopped calling in to work sick. I stopeed coughing all the time. I didn't need my inhalers anymore. So that should give you an idea as to how well I was. My doctor did say that if I EVER have to take antibiotics that I will need to follow it up with a couple of days of diflucan to keep my health in check. Please keep in mind though, that Difulcan only works on about half the known fungi out there. So, if you decide to try it... you have a 50-50 shot of it working.

I'll come back on June 5th and tell you guys what type of tests they ran and all that.
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aoak55



Joined: 08 Mar 2006
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Location: Atlanta, GA USA

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am happy to hear you are doing better. I hope your trip to Atlanta is very helpful.

Since I live in Atlanta and have never heard of the doctor you are seeing at Emory, I would be very interested in hearing what he says and does to help you.

Thank you for the info, good luck, and please keep me posted.

aoak55 in Atlanta
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Ashley



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew the Diflucan would work bigtime! Congratulations!
But you need to get rid of that dresser once and for all.
I've gotten rid of dressers and bedroom end tables, etc. The more I got rid of the healthier I've become. You won't believe it til you do it.
There's no other way but to trash the stuff. 8)
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D&D



Joined: 28 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last batch of tests showed high levels of Penicillium and Aspergillus, but the report also says they do not know where the source of the mold is coming from, but they suspect it is coming from the attic (where they are not allowed access) thru the holes in the ceilings. I bet inside our ceiling is loaded with it.

Did you have your home remediated, and if so, did they try to remediate any of your belongings? We have a family heirloom dining room set and would hate to loose that. And I still wonder about the microfiber living room furniture set. The maker has no idea if that material can be decontaminated or not. I don't want to be wasteful and throw it out, especially since we are still making payments until year end, but I don't want to take a chance on re-contaminating if it cannot be properly cleaned. Can anyone advise on this?


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Ashley



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D&D wrote:
Ashley, did you actually see mold on the wood furniture you threw out, or was it spores on the furniture that made you sick? Last I checked at the condo, there is still no visible mold anywhere, so I think it must be inside the walls/ceiling, and in/under the carpet/floor.

Yes when I used a damp washcloth to wipe out the inside of the drawers and corners, in the dust were mold spores to which I reacted violently. They also had gotten into the wood where there were openings. Because mold looks for a host to live off of and wood and wood grain is perfect.

The last batch of tests showed high levels of Penicillium and Aspergillus, but the report also says they do not know where the source of the mold is coming from, but they suspect it is coming from the attic (where they are not allowed access) thru the holes in the ceilings. I bet inside our ceiling is loaded with it.

Those two, esp penicillium were one of many molds found when my house was tested.

Our insurance is having someone come out to determine what belongings are salvagable, and will take them somewhere for decontamination/storage.

Try to get rid as much as possible. Or it will come back to haunt you.

Did you have your home remediated, and if so, did they try to remediate any of your belongings? We have a family heirloom dining room set and would hate to loose that. And I still wonder about the microfiber living room furniture set. The maker has no idea if that material can be decontaminated or not. I don't want to be wasteful and throw it out, especially since we are still making payments until year end, but I don't want to take a chance on re-contaminating if it cannot be properly cleaned. Can anyone advise on this?

Yes it was remediated. No I left my belongings mostly in black bags or in the drawers inside the house. They did do our upholstered furniture though. At first it smelled potent but then outgassed. If you surmise the upholstery is moldy/musty, then see if they will spray it first or dump it.


IF YOU DO GET YOUR HOUSE REMEDIATED, TRY NOT TO GO BACK THERE FOR A WEEK AT LEAST. I WENT BACK AFTER THREE DAYS AND MY CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES ARE VERY VERY BAD NOW.
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