(Closed) poisoned by black mold?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SimplyChic11: Take this to the health department.  Someone should be involved if he’s avoiding calls and e-mails.  

I have an allergy to mold and would get bronchitis twice a year. My grandparents would have mold in their crawlspace because of how wet it would get under there.  One year I had such low oxygen going to my body that I had to have breathing treatments for two weeks.  I have also developed a small case of asthma.  Not sure if mold causes this, but it sure does suck.  

I’m sure your immune system has been shocked and is quite low so it is a lot easier for you to become sick – especially with the stresses of wedding and school.  

You and other tenants really need to bring this to someone higher up attention.  I’m sorry you’re dealing with this right now and I hope you feel better soon.  Glad you will be moving shortly.  It’ll make a huge difference in your health.

Post # 4
3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ugh I’m so sorry!!! My work (nasty old building) is the same way. We’re always finding new mold sources and I actually have a coworker out on permanent disability from mold in her lungs. Maybe the problem is with your lungs?

No one does anything here!!! I have awful allergies from it and am permanently hopped up on allergy meds (so I’m always tired).

Feel better!

Post # 5
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Rouquine: You should also alert the housing department in your area. Mold is nothing to play around with. And landlords have an obligation to fix it. Document all the times you’ve tried to alert or alerted your landloard of the situation. You and your roommates should also go to the doctor or school/local health center to get checked out. Of course, it’s good to get meds, but it will also help for documentation purposes. Good luck and feel better.

Post # 6
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have had some experience with this 🙁  My suggestion to use is radically change your diet. Once you start in these allergy episodes you can start becoming sensitive to a lot of foods. Eating them will keep you feeling run down. The top triggers tend to be wheat, dairy, sugar so go to clean eating. Try to eat nothing processed for a few months. There are also foods when eaten in combination promote healing. Don’t take any vitamins with iron in them as that is also a top sensitivity item. Surprisingly prenatal vitamins w/o iron can be the most helpful right now. If you want to talk just PM me. I have been there. You can start feeling better but it will take some work. ((Hugs)) Sorry you are going thru this.

Post # 7
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@RayRayFurious: Yes, I think that’s what I was thinking of originally. 

Post # 8
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I lived in a place with a mould problem and I know exactly the kind of pain you are going through right now… but it will get better – particularly as you’ve removed yourself from the problem.

We cleaned the house thoroughly, had all the carpets cleaned, curtains, linens, and once it was clean, we then had moisture absorbers all over the house. They draw moisture out of the air and were really helpful in making the place liveable!

I would suggest you put in an official complaint with the landlord and anyone else you can – them not doing anything about the problem is wrong!

Post # 9
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I had the same thing when i lived in campus apt. It will take a few months  for your body to get the funk out but it gets better. Just take care of your self very well because I now get chronic migrianes ….it does get better though.

Post # 10
3801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sounds like a legal issue could be brewing with the landlord. The health problems you are describing seem consistent with what I’ve heard about long term mold exposure. You will feel better in a bit, though, after being out of there. You could contact your local health department about the mold and they can get in touch with the landlord. What BS. I’m sorry this happened to you!

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