Toxic Overload And M.E. / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Dana's Story
by Dana Toliver
(Pasadena, CA., USA)
I've been suffering with M.E./ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the past five years.
I believe the cause of my M.E./ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was toxic overload. My body was being poisoned by toxic mold and I was diagnosed with Mycotoxicosis, which caused my M.E./CFS and Fibromyalgia-like symptoms.
Before my illness I was able to function "normally" but since my illness I have been forced to quit working and have lost mostly everything; My home, my car, my health, friends and even family do not understand.
It's been a long, hard road to get back even 50% of what my health used to be. I have dealt with doctors who are not knowledgeable about M.E./CFS. I've been told I'm crazy and have been laughed at. I've been told, by the judge in my disability hearing, that I'm a liar. I've also been lied to by some doctors. I have also had to deal with my HMO micro-managing my health care by not willing to pay for the tests and or treatments that are needed; plus having to get permission for everything before going to see any doctor and getting any treatments or tests otherwise the HMO refuses payment.
This journey has been hard but it's also been a learning experience. I am definitely more aware of what toxic mold (mycotoxins) can do to people. And I'm more aware of how the health care system operates.
This journey has been frustrating, scary, sad, lonely, painful and tiring. I hope, someday, people will understand and learn the truth about this illness and what really goes on in this world.