Re: pyridostigmine bromide pills are a source of Gulf War Syndrome
I am a vet also: USA, but I never went overseas. I was an Admin Asst to several different chiefs of personnel, a cancer registry and a flight surgeon.
It's funny; I have many illnesses, all considered "service connected", and this Summer was dx'd with myasthenia gravis. The treatment? pyridostigmine bromide, (PB) 60mg 3xday.
I think you are right in that your exposure to more than the PB may be the cause of your GWS. I hope they are working hard on a way to help all the vets who are suffering so much from the ignorance of the DOD; the children and spouses who are sick also just breaks my heart.
Something evil is going on here: I think we military have been used, abused, and misused medically; nobody knows what we were exposed to as "experiments", whether in the wars or here at home. At least the VA has to pay all the medical care, and so the DOD is getting a little bit of what they deserve, in my opinion.
But to you....I hope you find some answers or treatment that will help you. Sensitivity to meds is really an issue for GWS, CFS, FM, etc. Sometimes it helps to crush a tablet and divide it into minute amounts and start out with that. The capsules can be emptied out to be just a small amount of the meds.
Milk Thistle is great to detox the liver from meds and chemicals; I can't do without it.
Best to you, and Happy Veteran's Day!