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Exposure to pesticides/insecticides-Pls Help 8 years 7 months ago #1

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Hi All,

I thank you all for any help you maybe able to provide.

To cut a long story short, I have recently been exposed to pesticides/insecticides near the end of November 2013 for a period of one month. My mattress/bed base, personal belongings and furniture were all sprayed without my consent by the landlord of the property using a pesticide/insecticide aerosol. I was sleeping and living in this room for a month following the spraying.

Since this exposure I have developed many symptoms which I have not previously experienced in my life.

I would like to find out what therapy if any I could use to help myself. I have read a bit about Phospho Lipid Exchange and would like to find out if this could help me.

I am sorry about the long message below and have gone into this detail as some of you seem like experts in your field. Please forgive me for this.

Current Symptoms

The symptoms started around a week after the exposure and began with a crawling sensation all over my body and itching. The crawling and itching have subsided and now I am experiencing body wide muscle twitching, jerks, tremors, stiff calf’s, thighs, arms and lat muscles as well as body wide joint/bone pain. The pain in my knees makes it difficult for me to walk. I am also experiencing headaches that seem to be concentrated at the back of my head going up to my forehead and to the temples. My head feels numb during these headaches as well as very cold. My lower legs and feet also feel very cold.
My jaw is very stiff at times and my bone's are cracking/popping a lot body wide. My limbs have been going numb and falling asleep. The left side of my face has also gone numb and dropped with my eye and lip drooping on three occasions. Over the last two week's I have developed heart pains with my heart beating very fast and loud.

During the fast loud heart beating I feel nauseous as well. I think this is my heart beating although could be something else in the body such as internal tremor. The feeling is the same however, something beating very fast. This normally occurs when I get into bed at night and when I wake up in the night or in the morning.

I have also been feeling a sensation near the middle of my back where if I am lent forward I feel as though something is protruding out of my back. This feeling seems to get better when I straighten my back. The abdomen area also feels very tender at times especially over the kidneys. I have also developed occasional ringing in my ears and have flashes in my eyes as well as eye irritation on and off.

I have developed a numb sensation in my throat over the last week which started with me having to constantly swallow saliva. This feels like something is stuck in my throat and sometimes makes me choke especially upon waking up in the morning. I also am experiencing food getting stuck at the back of the throat.
I have been going to the toilet as normal once a day every morning but the stool everyday is in the form of diarrhoea and some parts of it appear to be light grey/black in colour.
My body weight has dropped and I have lost 7 pounds in the space of two months since the exposure.

The specific pesticides/insecticides I have been exposed to are d-phenothrin, cypermethrin and deltamethrin. Other poisions within the aerosals include: Hydrocarbon Propellant, Distillates (Petroleum), Hydrotreated Light, Piperonyl Butoxide, Surfactant Blend, Solvent Naphtha, Dodecyl.

Dental Work
With regards to dental work, I have a large mercury filling, one Fuji filling and two white fillings. The Fuji filling was added on the 02-12-14 and the others many years ago. The mercury and white fillings were repaired in the last three years with additional filling being added to cover the existing worn fillings.

Past Medical History/Issues in Chronological Order

With regards to the pesticide/insecticide exposure being the accumulation of various prior incidents that have triggered my symptoms now, I feel there is a chance that this could be the case as over the previous 10 years I have had other issues concerning my health.
In 2004 on a trip to India having consumed plain yoghurt from a street stall I vomited this a few hours later and was generally well after this for the remainder of the trip.
Whilst in the UK in 2005, during a period I had a cold and could not taste/smell much, I consumed nearly a pint of semi skimmed milk which caused me bloating/diarrhoea in the days after. The milk I found out after had gone off, however due to my cold/flu was not able to pick this up.

I go back to a trip in 2010 to India where I fell extremely ill. I developed severe diarrhoea day in day out, fever, sweating, joint pains, loss of appetite, headaches and dizziness. I lost a stone and a half in body weight during this time. Unusually as soon as I stepped foot back in the UK my health got better without me having done anything to remedy it. The main factor I can think of or that makes any sense for me to have fallen ill like this relates to me having had a sip of lassie which is an Indian drink made by souring milk. This tasted like gone off milk and was vile. Although this was produced at home which should have been a safe bet as opposed to street food/drink and I only had a sip, I am not a 100 % sure if this could have caused the symptoms that I experienced.

In 2012 whilst in the UK, twice during this year I developed severe diarrhoea out of the blue being awoken on both occasions in the early hours of the morning needing to go to the toilet. I was drenched in sweat on both occasions and was slightly relieved with the movement of bowels. The diarrhoea resolved by itself after 2/3 days on each occasion, however I could not pinpoint as to why it began having not eat anything different other than my normal diet.

Following on from the above, in April 2013 I lost my appetite for food/drink out of the blue. The thought of food/drink made me feel nauseous and want to vomit. I did not vomit but did gag thinking about food/drink and when trying to eat. I had to force myself to eat/drink and lost over a stone in body weight during this time. At this time I also was producing my own almond drink and used this to replace skimmed dairy milk. Following on from losing my appetite, I could not tolerate the almond drink any longer as I felt nauseous when drinking it. I developed erectile dysfunction during this time and completely lost my libido.

I again took no medication during this period and regained my appetite after a week and a half. My libido has not fully recovered since this event and worsened with the pesticide/insecticide spraying. The only factor I can think that may have caused a problem on this occasion was a trip to the student dentists when I had extensive cleaning work/ plaque removed. I had the work completed on a Friday and started feeling ill the next day on Saturday. My vitamin D2/D3 had dropped to the level of one at this time. I was put on a once a week pro D3 20,000 IU tablet for three months.

Going back to my childhood years. I developed chicken pox in April/May 1989 on a trip to India. This did not require a hospital stay and symptoms resolved themselves.
In terms of medical procedures I have had completed. I had my tonsils removed in August 1997 at the age of 16 and stayed one night in hospital. Prior to this I have had 8 wisdom teeth removed in order to have dental braces/retainer fitted during my teenage years.
Allergies wise I have hay fever/dust allergies and have broken out in a rash/itching/eye swelling on two occasions when I drunk a specific type of "1% fat milk".
I also went to India at the end of September 2013 for a period of 3 weeks. I stayed well on this trip without any problems.

The last time I had any type of vaccinations was before a trip to India in 2010.
I have experienced on and off upper back pain from 2009 which goes from near the top right hand side of my back up through my neck to my head. This pain is felt more when I turn my head to the right or left as a sharp sensation. This pain started due to an injury in the gym through using a neck brace in the gym to build my neck muscles. This pain is not related to my current symptoms.

Also over the last three years I have developed a metallic and salty taste in my mouth on and off. This has not been due to consumption of any salty or high metallic foods/substances/medications and I cannot attribute anything to this sensation.

Medical tests and investigations
Medical tests and investigations I have had completed recently include: standard liver function/bone profile/blood haematinic/serum TSH level/Urea and electrolytes/erythrocyte sedimentation/full blood count serum vitamin D tests. All of the tests have come back normal apart from the vitamin D which was at level 33. I have begun supplementing for vitamin D currently taking HuxD3 vitamin 20,000 IU once a week with food.


Personal Habits and Dietary

I would like to add over the last few years I have given up use of standard shampoo's/toothpaste/face washes/fragrances/anti perspirants/deodorants/moisturisers. I had given these up because of the chemicals they contain. I also went out my way to avoid chemicals/poisons. This led me to stop using standard washing powders/washing up liquid/cleaning products such as bleach/sprays. Instead I have been using 100 % natural varieties.

With regards to my diet I gave up dairy around two years ago, going from consuming a pint of skimmed milk everyday in my cereal and having excessive cheese on a daily basis to stopping this completely. I have substituted the dairy milk for an organic oat drink and was producing my own almond drink for a short time.

I currently consume next to no fats either good or bad in my diet. However I did go through a period of around one year in 2011/2012 consuming excessive amounts of omega 3 EPA/DHA fish oils thinking this was of benefit to me. I realised after that fish oils do contain heavy metals/PCB and my consumption may have been too much. I do not add sugar to anything and carefully review labels to ensure food items do not contain excessive levels. I drink nothing but tap water, averaging between 1-1.5 litres daily ad my diet is mainly vegetarian.

Finally I do run very cold especially in the winter. My finger tips and toes do go cold and numb, I think this is Raynaulds Syndrome. The reason I mention this is , I think this is maybe contributing to the pesticides/insecticides not being flushed out of my body.

Family Health History

I have a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems.

Current/Past Employment And Exposure To Chemicals

I am currently working as a customer services representative and experience no stress in this role.

In 2011 I worked as a satellite TV field installation engineer for three months.
In this role I was regularly exposed to chemicals/irritants such as silicon and dust from drilling into bricks/plastics as well as any substances I came across in customers houses.

The pesticide/insecticide exposure began at the end of November 2013 and went on for a period of one month followed by all of my current symptoms as displayed above.



I thank you for your help in advance.

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Exposure to pesticides/insecticides-Pls Help 8 years 7 months ago #2

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Hi Karma, your post made me shudder, took me back vividly to myself about 10 years ago, I had a least 50% of your symptoms brought on by exposure to chems following a big house extension. Definitely read around this site, it is a mine of brilliant information, lots of advice on how to minimise chemicals in your everyday life which should help to take your symptoms right down, plus info on different systems/processes to sort out the damage done to your body. However this site not great for interaction. I'd recommend copying and pasting your question also to

planetthrive.com

and

groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GreenCanary/info

You could also look up Porphyria & Mast Cell disorders.. they have similar presentations to MCS.

Good luck with your journey.. most people improve (I'm probably 3/4 way there) - some do get totally better.. tho is its possible you have several different probs going on at once there & a good nutritionist/environment medicine specialist could help you unravel that, meantime it certainly won't do any harm to minimise environmental chemicals anyway.

Best wishes,
Jodie
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Hi Jodie,

Thanks for your reply. I'll check those other sites as well. What I am scared about is If I have developed a neurological condition. Pesticides/insecticides have been linked with such conditions.

Thanks again for your help.

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I know... the chems that affected me (quite possibly pesticides included, since our new wool carpet back then - in fact any carpet with wool included - is dunked in pesticide to kill carpet moth) certainly affected my central nervous system - the little mini fits, shaking, heart probs you describe .. really horrible. However probably not permanent, your bod can heal itself with a little help.
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I have been looking through the website and have arranged an appointment with Dr Rajendra Sharma. I would like to as soon as possible go for phospholipid exchange IV route. Do you know much about the effectiveness of this and anything about Dr Sharma from Dr Sharma diagnostics?
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Hiya HM -apologies for calling you Karma, don't know why I did that, I had just got up lol, obv not awake yet. No I don't know about Dr S, I would send a private message to Maff (site owner) he has used many of these practitioners himself.
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