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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.

Sincerely, Dana

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Toxic Overload And M.E. / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Dana's Story

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I Agree!
by: sue hounslow

Hi - I too have M.E. and have for over ten years. I agree with everything you say Dana. Also be aware that cleaning products like polish, bleach or any household product can make you worse, not that I use them now. And as for people understanding, well I'm afraid that goes with this condition. You find yourself calling it "my M.E." as if it's become the only thing you can relate to. Keep well Dana. We understand. Sue xx

An Interesting Account Of How Difficult It Can Be To Live With M.E. / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by: Sleepydust

I'm sure that many others have been nodding their heads as they read about your experiences with M.E. /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It truly can be a devastating illness to live with, and sadly that can be made more difficult by skepticism from part of the medical and social communities.

Thankfully people are starting to take note, and hopefully in years to come, sufferers will not have to go through such struggles to be heard. Here's to hoping for a brighter future.

Thanks so much for sharing Dana. All the best

Claire
Sleepydust

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