July 25, 2016 12 Comments
Its been a long time since I posted here and it is very dissapointing to say that not a lot has changed in the time since my last post. Symptoms of fatigue and intolerance still persist. The drudgery of a chronic illness spoiling any chance of a normal life at present. Never stopping to look for an answer or find a way to reduce symptoms, a consultation with a new practitioner has potentially uncovered some new information relating to my condition.
After a nasal swab was taken of my left and right sinus, it was sent to Microbiology DX (www.microbiologydx.com) in the US. After choosing to test for Bacteria and Fungal infections, the sample from my sinus was left to culture for two weeks and a detailed report was send to my Dr.
The result showed two infections, MARCoNS bacteria and Penicillium fungus/mold/mould.
From my investigation into these two infections, it would seem common in people suffering Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Allergic Fungal Sinusitis and Chronic Sinusitis.
The treatment varies in terms of who you wish to follow. There is the traditional Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) operative debrisment and systemic antifungal medications. Dr. Joseph Brewer M.D. (infectious disease (http://cfspatientadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/dr-joseph-brewer-at-ilads-2014.html) and his colleagues prescribing an antifungal nasal spray and Dr Ritchie Shoemaker, M. D. (http://www.survivingmold.com/about/ritchie-shoemaker-m-d)with a 9 step program taking in all aspects of lifestyle, diet, living conditions and infection.
Trouble is, there doesn’t seem to be many success stories except for people that are practicing extreme avoidance of mold or chemical exposures.
Interesting radio show with Dr Irene Grant M.D. (Infectious Disease)
If anyone out there has any thoughts on this then I would love to hear from you!!!!!