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Any update on this thread? Everyone okay?

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JCOR- It's funny you mention that because I JUST started thinking about this today. Sandy was rough for sure- there was water damage to my building on the lower level (not sure how bad) and the management company tore out the carpet and replaced. I began thinking about the subflooring though, if it was wood maybe it is molding and there is some long term spore exposure occurring.

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Often times landlord just do cosmetics and not gut the place when it's water damaged. When Sandy hit that area was hit badly.

Definitely, get someone to check for molds in your building. ASAP.



You can get DIY test kits on Amazon. Like:

Mold test

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JCOR- It's funny you mention that because I JUST started thinking about this today. Sandy was rough for sure- there was water damage to my building on the lower level (not sure how bad) and the management company tore out the carpet and replaced. I began thinking about the subflooring though, if it was wood maybe it is molding and there is some long term spore exposure occurring.

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Management should have replaced the sheetrock if it came in contact with the floodwater. I had friends with 4-6" of water in their place in Hoboken. They were advised to replace the sheetrock from the floor to a height of 4 ft as well as the wooden floor.

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JCOR- It's funny you mention that because I JUST started thinking about this today. Sandy was rough for sure- there was water damage to my building on the lower level (not sure how bad) and the management company tore out the carpet and replaced. I began thinking about the subflooring though, if it was wood maybe it is molding and there is some long term spore exposure occurring.

Good suggestion


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Often times landlord just do cosmetics and not gut the place when it's water damaged. When Sandy hit that area was hit badly.

Definitely, get someone to check for molds in your building. ASAP.


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Often times landlord just do cosmetics and not gut the place when it's water damaged. When Sandy hit that area was hit badly.

Definitely, get someone to check for molds in your building. ASAP.


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this does smack of black mold, especially since your nabe got hit so hard by Sandy.

it's had time to start at water level and creep through your building.

definitely worth getting it checked out.

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If problem is only contained in your building, could it be mold related?


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Hi All,

This may be an odd thread, but I figured it was worth reaching out to the community for. (Hope this is the correct forum to post in)

I recently feel very ill (going on 4 months now) and have seen various doctors with no diagnosis being made...

After talking to a neighbor in my building I learned she is having the exact symptoms as me. In addition, there are a couple others we learned near the VVP area experiencing extremely similar symptoms!

Perhaps it's a very odd coincidence, but I wanted to open the floor and see if anyone else has been dealing with sudden on-set major health issues the past few months.

Feel free to PM if you don't want to publicly share what is going on.

Thanks so much for reading!

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If problem is only contained in your building, could it be mold related?

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I would never drink tap water. I always drink bottled. If you've been drinking tap it could be one of the causes to your ailments. IMO

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Hi All,

This may be an odd thread, but I figured it was worth reaching out to the community for. (Hope this is the correct forum to post in)

I recently feel very ill (going on 4 months now) and have seen various doctors with no diagnosis being made...

After talking to a neighbor in my building I learned she is having the exact symptoms as me. In addition, there are a couple others we learned near the VVP area experiencing extremely similar symptoms!

Perhaps it's a very odd coincidence, but I wanted to open the floor and see if anyone else has been dealing with sudden on-set major health issues the past few months.

Feel free to PM if you don't want to publicly share what is going on.

Thanks so much for reading!

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Carbon monoxide poisoning--low levels....?

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Thanks for this list. Negative for HIV and HEP. I will cross reference this list with mine, it's difficult as a lot of these symptoms are shared by eachother and the doctors I've seen haven't been extremely helpful. I've seen 5 at this point.

I'm trying not to harp on my neighbors having similar symptoms but, I do find it very odd.

-We do not all own cats. 2 of us own dogs.

- Not the same food source

- Same water source not sure where from. Have stopped drinking the tap and switched to bottled 2 days ago.

- We live in the same building, across the the hall and downstairs, close proximity.

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These are the things you could have:

Tularemia F
Infectious Mononucleosis Common
Sinusitis Common
Leptospirosis
Lyme Disease
Crohn's Disease Common
Influenza Common
Whipple Disease
HIV/AIDS
Brucellosis
Dengue Fever
Endocarditis F
Babesiosis
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever F
Erythema Multiforme
West Nile Encephalitis F
Rheumatic Fever
Sarcoidosis
Viral Hepatitis Common
Microscopic Polyangiitis
Lemierre's Syndrome F
Reiter's Disease
Toxoplasmosis
Cytomegalovirus
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Common
Myocarditis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Coccidioidomycosis
Hepatitis A
Steven-Johnson Syndrome F
Hepatitis B F
Hepatitis C
Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis
Q Fever
Kikuchi Disease
Cat-Scratch Disease
Marshalls Syndrome
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Rat-Bite Fever
Relapsing Polychondritis


Now as you've said you're neighbors are having similar symptoms, you can narrow it done to environmental, parasitic, or non blood born.

Do you all own cats?

Do you all eat from the same source?

Where is your water from?

Are you all in the same building?

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I am certainly eating. I do not have the best appetite but, I eat 3 full meals a day still. It's as if I can't absorb nutrients. That's been a big focus of mine because it's pretty scary.


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You've lost 8 pounds a week for the last 3 weeks. This to me, is VERY dramatic and trumps all the other symptoms. If you aren't exaggerating, any decent doctor should be alarmed by that alone. Are not eating? Are you not keeping it down? I'd focus on the weight loss aspect. To lose that much, you'd pretty much have to be not eating at all.

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You've lost 8 pounds a week for the last 3 weeks. This to me, is VERY dramatic and trumps all the other symptoms. If you aren't exaggerating, any decent doctor should be alarmed by that alone. Are not eating? Are you not keeping it down? I'd focus on the weight loss aspect. To lose that much, you'd pretty much have to be not eating at all.

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WHAT SYMPTOMS YOU GOOBER



Symptoms range and vary.

Joint pain that moves, mostly ankles, elbows.
Rapid Weight Loss (I'm talking 20-25 lbs in 3 weeks)
Sore Throat
Constant up and down fevers
Eye Pain
Digestive Issuses
Shooting Pain in Back, Hips, Neck
Weird Headaches in temples


Was just curious if others have experiences this recently since I've come across 3 other people with these same symptoms.

Thanks for the feedback everyone



The best thing you can do for yourself is see a specialist. There are many very good Infectious Disease Doctors in Jersey City that will run tests based on your symptoms and travel history. vector borne and zoonotic diseases are usually part of the tests that are run.

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Now as you've said you're neighbors are having similar symptoms, you can narrow it done to environmental, parasitic, or non blood born.

Do you all own cats?

Do you all eat from the same source?

Where is your water from?

Are you all in the same building?


I wouldn't try to play detective on your own. Sick building syndrome can be real or psychosomatic. Work with a good doctor. You can always ask them about possible environmental causes like lead, chromium, radon, mold, chlorine, ozone levels, air pollution - even wifi/cell towers if you like.

What you shouldn't do is make yourself sicker with stress and worry. Stress alone could account for many of your symptoms.

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These are the things you could have:

Tularemia F
Infectious Mononucleosis Common
Sinusitis Common
Leptospirosis
Lyme Disease
Crohn's Disease Common
Influenza Common
Whipple Disease
HIV/AIDS
Brucellosis
Dengue Fever
Endocarditis F
Babesiosis
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever F
Erythema Multiforme
West Nile Encephalitis F
Rheumatic Fever
Sarcoidosis
Viral Hepatitis Common
Microscopic Polyangiitis
Lemierre's Syndrome F
Reiter's Disease
Toxoplasmosis
Cytomegalovirus
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Common
Myocarditis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Coccidioidomycosis
Hepatitis A
Steven-Johnson Syndrome F
Hepatitis B F
Hepatitis C
Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis
Q Fever
Kikuchi Disease
Cat-Scratch Disease
Marshalls Syndrome
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Rat-Bite Fever
Relapsing Polychondritis


Now as you've said you're neighbors are having similar symptoms, you can narrow it done to environmental, parasitic, or non blood born.

Do you all own cats?

Do you all eat from the same source?

Where is your water from?

Are you all in the same building?

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So you have finished a course of Doxycyline. We know now that you do not have.....

Acne
Clamydia
UTI
Malaria
Antrhax
Gonorrhea
Eye Infection
Gum Disease

Other maladies have been eliminated.

Could it be you are suffering from Trollitis? It commonly affects some Listers with nothing better to do.

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Lyme often does not show up on those tests. The CDC is WAY behind on Lyme. Unfortunately the well known LLMD types tend to charge hefty amounts for their services - often cash only, no insurance. That said, maybe you could find someone who knows a decent bit but isn't on the A list.

My guess is there is little Lyme around JC, but all you have to do is go the burbs or country and it is prevalent. It's also not just correlated to deer. Mice transmit the disease to the ticks and the ticks can hitch a ride on birds, rabbits, deer, raccoons etc.

Obviously I hope you/others don't have Lyme but it is definitely one you want to research heavily. The medical community is not too good with Lyme...

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How about vitamin levels? Big issue now is vitamin D deficiencies, in particular with Asian women.

My Mother had a major issue that the doctors kept diagnosing wrong. Turns out it was a B-12 deficiency, which was cheap and easy to fix.



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Thanks for the additional list DTJC!

RA, Throid, Diabetes, Hep have all come back fine and normal but, I will start researching and asking questions about the others you have mentioned!


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Have you had a blood test? Was anything off? You can't easily make a diagnosis with basic blood tests, but it gives you a clue where to look. Even something seemingly unrelated and dismissed by your doctor can be researched online. Can't hurt.

I have yet to find a doctor who is willing to investigate. They make a guess, prescribe you some medicine, and send you off.


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Thanks for the additional list DTJC!

RA, Throid, Diabetes, Hep have all come back fine and normal but, I will start researching and asking questions about the others you have mentioned!

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RA
Lupus
Thyroid conditions
Diabetes
Crohns
Gluten/lactose intolerance
West Nile/Dengue
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Don't limit your search to Lyme. It could be any number of things that a good internist can help you track down. For example:

RA
Lupus
Thyroid conditions
Diabetes
Crohns
Gluten/lactose intolerance
West Nile/Dengue
Hep
Lepto
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I have not traveled out of the country at all. But, at this point I'm starting to look in every direction for a cause I can

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The ones below sound like a H Pylori infection (often misdiagnosed). Been traveling overseas recently (in particular to SE Asia)?



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Symptoms range and vary.

Joint pain that moves, mostly ankles, elbows.
Rapid Weight Loss (I'm talking 20-25 lbs in 3 weeks)
Constant up and down fevers
Digestive Issuses
Shooting Pain in Back, Hips, Neck


Was just curious if others have experiences this recently since I've come across 3 other people with these same symptoms.

Thanks for the feedback everyone

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may be worth comparing symptoms against the list for Lyme Disease. Doctors are still very uneducated about this one and it can really knock you down several pegs...


Exactly what I was thinking. Here's a good site:

http://www.lymeresearchalliance.org/signs-symptom-list.html



Thanks guys! That's actual the current path I'm headed down... I have been Lyme tested but, did not qualify for CDC textbook Lyme Disease. I just finished a 2 week course of Doxycycline. I'm continuing to explore this as a major possibility and am seeking LLMD's in the region as my symptoms are still present. I know lyme can be hard to diagnosis in addition to other illness's mimickng is- things just seemed very odd that I've met others in the immediate area with my exact symptoms.

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may be worth comparing symptoms against the list for Lyme Disease. Doctors are still very uneducated about this one and it can really knock you down several pegs...


Exactly what I was thinking. Here's a good site:

http://www.lymeresearchalliance.org/signs-symptom-list.html

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The ones below sound like a H Pylori infection (often misdiagnosed). Been traveling overseas recently (in particular to SE Asia)?



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Joint pain that moves, mostly ankles, elbows.
Rapid Weight Loss (I'm talking 20-25 lbs in 3 weeks)
Constant up and down fevers
Digestive Issuses
Shooting Pain in Back, Hips, Neck


Was just curious if others have experiences this recently since I've come across 3 other people with these same symptoms.

Thanks for the feedback everyone

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Try this - then work with a good internist to narrow things down

http://symptomchecker.isabelhealthcare.com/

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WHAT SYMPTOMS YOU GOOBER



Symptoms range and vary.

Joint pain that moves, mostly ankles, elbows.
Rapid Weight Loss (I'm talking 20-25 lbs in 3 weeks)
Sore Throat
Constant up and down fevers
Eye Pain
Digestive Issuses
Shooting Pain in Back, Hips, Neck
Weird Headaches in temples


Was just curious if others have experiences this recently since I've come across 3 other people with these same symptoms.

Thanks for the feedback everyone

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It depends on how you would define the word ill.

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