Post by Lisa Petrison on Nov 16, 2011 16:58:40 GMT -5
Here is a report from mojoey:
I agree with you that it's not just the latitude, even if that is a factor. I've gone back to Taiwan which is along the same latitude as HI and also an island, but I felt terrible there. I think it's a combination of sanitation, industrial development, chemical deployment, air quality, wind quality, warmth.
I did not feel half as good in Death Valley as I did near a lake in Utah in the middle of fall. However, like you the lack of sleep (90s at night, chemical sensitivity to my trailer) played a big role in that. However, even when I finally was able to sleep in the desert (once there was electricity) I was still majorly reacting to the chemicals.
I would like to try it out again with my new trailer or just tent camping, but I'm not convinced my core symptoms would go away. When I was at Deer Creek State Park in Utah, my gut, vision, brain all improved without a few hrs of arrival. However, over the course of 3 days, the OI and PEM didn't budge at all.
Post by Lisa Petrison on Nov 19, 2011 5:31:08 GMT -5
A report from 2003:
I tried teaching English in Taiwan in 2001 but moved into full-blown ME within 3 months (more so than ever before, to the point I thought I would die and honestly wished I would). An old friend was my travel agent and got me onto the plane when I was beyond caring, otherwise I doubt I'd be writing this.
Post by Lisa Petrison on Nov 19, 2011 5:35:07 GMT -5
My husband is a moderate Moldie (he also got sick from the mold in our house, though not exactly with ME/CFS, and feels better in the same places that I do).
In Summer 2010, he went to visit his mother in Taiwan. Almost as soon as he got there, he got an awful case of Bell's Palsy (which apparently is related to herpes family virus reactivations). He said he did not feel very good in general during his stay and basically was like an invalid.
He got acupuncture and Chinese herbs every day while there, and by the time he came back to the U.S. the Bell's Palsy had mostly gone away.
He was convinced that none of the buildings that he was in had mold in them. Most of them there are concrete with no drywall, he said.