It began with a subtle cough. Next I got a slight headache and my nose began to run. Then I was coughing constantly, and my headache worsened. Finally my bladder started hurting (from my I.C.) and I began feeling my legs fall asleep. I couldn't smell anything strange in the air, but I knew, something was certainly wrong.
So what had happened? I came in contact with... NEW CARPET! I was in a social situation where, years ago, I would have never thought of leaving, but I got up and walked out. I didn't understand why, but I knew in my gut I couldn't stay. As I exited the room and told the attendant I was not feeling well he said he hated that new carpet smell, then proceeded to tell me new carpet had been laid that week. That's right! It's a little known fact that many new construction products like carpets contain chemicals that are toxic to human neurology especially those with compromised immune systems.
These chemicals are called: NEUROTOXINS!
After only one hour bonding with the new carpet, I had had an asthma attack, I had a killer headache, and my right leg was so weak I had to lift it with my hands onto the bed and was unable to walk. I was crying, and my husband helped me to bed, he encouraged me, "I'm so proud of you for leaving! You didn't deny what you were feeling, you trusted yourself! That's the best thing any patient can do for their health!
I'll spend this week explaining more about neurotoxins and how we worked to get me over my encounter...