Onset: Part II (Mold damage)

Moab, Utah: Here, I did my first “extreme mold avoidance” experiment. I was able to walk more and think more clearly. The cost of avoidance is a temporary increase in sensitivity. When we landed at JFK ten days later, I was reactive to *everything*, not just mold but chemicals and car exhaust. It seemed like every airborne particle was triggering symptoms. It was hell. My mold sensitivities went through the roof. It took years for them to return to a manageable level. Many of my symptoms did improve, however, and my life went from untenable to plausible. Avoidance was necessary but it was it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
My backyard home. After starting mold avoidance, I was unable to tolerate any building on the east coast: not our home, not our neighbor’s home, not the restaurant down the street, not my father’s house, not the doctor’s office.

--

--

--

Maker of @unrestfilm. Plotter of revolution @MEActNet. Wife of @owasow. http://jenniferbrea.com

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Why the coronavirus changed some people's minds on vaccination — and made others more determined

On the wards through Covid

New study on “craniocervical obstruction” and ME

Buy Best Vitamins For Memory Loss And Concentration Adults In St. Petersburg USA Cheap Online

Buy Vitamins For Memory Loss And Concentration for Adults In St. Petersburg USA

Bulgarian Home Remedies For Pharyngitis

San Bernardino Valley College Hosts California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Best Defense Against Coronavirus

Be Best, Even in this Pandemic Era

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jennifer Brea

Jennifer Brea

Maker of @unrestfilm. Plotter of revolution @MEActNet. Wife of @owasow. http://jenniferbrea.com

More from Medium

BUSTING 4 MIGRAINE MYTHS FOR NATIONAL MIGRAINE AWARENESS MONTH

10 Most Googled Questions About Dogs, Answered

Feathered Friends in Flight

When weirdness is well made