Psychosis..delusions..depression= finally correct diagnosis = environmental illness
I welcome all sharing.Here is my story....
Years of pain and suffering -- physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. No doubt about it, I now have the answer, the cause.
In my case, mold poisoning and specific chemical sensitivity, which means environmental illness.
Sadly, sadly the mold poisoning has advanced to severe MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity). The world is a toxic place for me now. When I take a toxic mold exposure, my mental symptoms have gotten much worse as well. When I am away from the exposures and "clear", I am completely normal except for feeling very beat up by all the costs, the losses to my life.
There is no doubt. Direct cause and effect. Even the psychiatrist and her staff at the state run mental hospital believe, have asked for education on links to mental illness and MCS.
I just left there. Four other people besides myself there at the same time who went to the emergency room with allergy symptoms and ended up at the mental hospital with psychotic, depressive and/or delusional diagnosis. The staff hadn't noticed until I pointed it out. They started listening as I had mentally cleared without drugs and could advocate for myself very clearly. Then unexpectedly I became anaphylaxic and symptomatic again, used drugs to clear me that time -- everyone gulped. They believed in big numbers then.
The records support mold especially well - my symptoms are seasonal, when the mold count is high in the environment I am at greatest jeopardy. Two years running sent there with psychotic and delusional symptoms which disappear when I am removed from toxic molds. In the hot eastern southlands, come a wet hot May through a warm, wet September I deteriorate until big enough exposure pushes me over the edge. Come cold weather, all symptoms disappear so long as not living in mold (which I avoid like the plague).
It grows worse with each passing year. This time I am using the drugs to control it. Family, friends, Dr's all believe me now. Finally as a result I got the support I have been seeking 3 years now. Am in Dallas Texas at specialist for environmental illness. They say, we see this. It's called brain fog. It is common. Many get mood swings, memory problems and depression. Some like you are particularily vulnerable to it and it advances to psychosis, etc.
MCS = There are many symptoms with many variables, that is why the traditional medical model has not recognized it yet. Too variable from person to person and exposure to exposure until it advances. Then certain symptoms go from acute to chronic. GULP.
I must stop this progression. I am on the verge of permanent mental impairment. A lifetime of medication awaits me unless I can clear and stay cleared. This is called avoidance. I am committed to my healing. These mental symptoms have devestated my life. The losses are too numerous to list. I must stop it.
I am with the world's leading authority now on MCS. Even he is concerned that the allergy testing will advance the mental symptoms if left unmedicated through it. A serious quandry = I must test in order to use the treatments he has created which will keep me safe in the world and yet they create more symptoms while testing. I am struggling with anaphylaxis weekly now since this last big exposure. Food allergies are much worse, serious now. I carry the epi pen again.
I use haloperidol 1/2 mg daily to maintain through testing time. All agree it is wise for now. I pray I will get back to place where can discontinue again.
It is causing high blood pressure so I medicate the medication.
Resperdol was terrible, felt awful all the time.
Any ideas of alternatives? I am listening.....