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During this time I had also started working in a brand new building, just painted, etc. Each time I went in I had some similar symptoms- but not as bad. Over the course of the next few days, this became worse. About a week and a half ago, it became so bad, that I ended up with slurred speech- as well as the aforementioned symptoms. Since then, I seem to react to most soaps, even unscented- ones that I have been using with no problem for some time… I’ve now been out of work for over a week. My body feels okay, but my head feels like I have locked-in syndrome. Stuffed ears, nose, constant pressure around my head, vertigo, anxiety. Is this an issue you think you may be able to help with? You, as well as all of the info on your website, is very appealing to me. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Answer: Dr. Ackerley is familiar with these concerns since it is most likely related to biotoxin illness. Biotoxins from mold, Lyme or other pathogens create brain inflammation which affects many things especially the nervous system. (This is a likely cause of MCS but not the only one).
Dr. Ackerley can start the process with a telephone consultation where she can learn more about you so that a proper diagnosis can be determined. She can make suggestions including lab testing for biotoxin illness and other tests. She cannot sign the lab requisition since you would need to see her in person in order to do this. That is a legal requirement. If you have doctor who is sympathetic to your situation you can ask them to sign for testing that Dr Ackerley may suggest. She can also schedule an appointment with you here in Arizona which would establish you as her patient.