After years of debilitating symptoms, pointless Doctor visits, thousands of dollars in co-pays & out-of-pocket expenses and "normal" testing I finally received a diagnosis of MSIDS - Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Symdrome. In September 2017, I was diagnosed with CIRS - Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Disease due to hidden toxic mold in our home, Lyme Disease, Heavy Metal Toxins, Anemia, Hormone issues, multiple Vitamin deficiencies in addition to my previous diagnosis.
Here is what it feels like to have CIRS from a Moldy House
Imagine feeling like you are always floating in water
Then Imagine trying to get out of bed and feeling like you are buried in sand
Imagine you are sitting in a chair and feel strapped down
Imagine your don't even know your house in making you sick
Imagine the trying to move but feel like your arms and legs weigh 10,000 pounds
Imagine not sleeping for days
Imagine waking up from sleep drenched in sweat
Imagine you get headaches from using all electronics
Imagine sudden memory loss similar to dementia
Imagine trying to speak and the words come out in slow motion
Imagine having sensitivities to all sounds and smells
Imagine putting the cereal in the fridge
Imagine loosing your keys every day
Imagine the rain makes your pain worse
Imagine having irregular periods sometimes 2 a month
Imagine asking your Dr. about your mood swings and PMS to be told "you're just getting older"
Imagine an overwhelming feeling of darkness or fear out of the blue
Imagine an onset of an anxiety attack in a split second
Imagine your hair falls out in gobs
Imagine feeling like you are going to pass out when you stand up
Imagine you have a year long sinus infection due to MARCONs in your sinuses
Imagine going to Dr. after Dr. to have no one believe you
Imagine your lab work was "normal" despite the report saying otherwise
Imagine being sent home from the ER because the Dr. just can't figure it out
Imagine being told all of your symptoms are just from "stress"
Imagine asking a neurologist to run a specific scan but because they have no knowledge of your conditioned they refer you to a psychiatrist.
Imagine being put on dozens of medication that are not helping and in actuality hurting your body
Image you were misdiagnosed for years and had 'pre cancer' cells removed 3 times in 10 years from your body
Imagine you have to pay thousands of dollars out-of-pocket for testing to prove you are sick
Imagine the looks of confusion when you explain to everyone what a Functional Medicine Dr is
Imagine the frustration when a friend says yeah I'm "allergic" to mold too
Imagine you can't qualify for Disability but you can no longer work
Imagine your family and friends thinking you can just 'cheat on your food sensitiviy'
Imagine feeling like a failing mom because you are to ill to play with your child
Imagine you have to stop working a carer you love
Imagine disappearing from your old life because you can't leave your house
Imagine that you have genetic issues keeping your body from recognizing and fighting a Disease
Imagine having to leave a store because of toxins causing migraines
Imagine not being able to light a candle in your home
Imagine breaking out into rashes when something unknown touches your skin
Imagine having to stop wearing make-up, perfume and anything with metals & toxins
Imagine having to cut dairy, gluten, sugar, gmo and processed food from your diet
Imagine having your grocery bill triple becuase it costs more to be organic
Imagine taking 10-20 different supplements a day
Image that you never had the typical CDC symptoms
Imagine that there are so many misconceptions of CIRS you are left to be your own Dr.
Imagine you have to throw away most of your possessions because they were exposed to Toxic Mold and are making you sick
Imagine you have to temporarily move out of your home
Imagine spending $6,000+ to have your home professionally remediated from mold
Now Imagine how many times I lost my train of thought and had water eyes sitting at my laptop while trying to share my story...but I did it because so many people are MISDIAGNOSED and also suffer from Biotoxin Illnesses due to Toxic Mold exposure.
If you have unexplained symptoms please seek out a doctor who is familiar with Biotoxin Illnesses.
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