Hi! I have noticed I get very fatigued after a while of staying inside certain buildings. When I walk in I immediately feel the air quality differing from outside. Kinda feels "warm" or "heavy". After a while I start to feel more and more fatigued. If I go outside I instantly feel a burst of energy, and if I don't go back inside I feel good for the rest of the day. The air quality at home is good, and I never get the same effect here.
Anyone know what is wrong with me? :) And what I can do to fix it? Help will be much appreciated and probably quite life changing!
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on February 25, 2012
at 02:01 PM
Sound, it could be fluorescent lights, EMFs, petro-chemical fragrances, mold in the building, and many other things. Some of us are more sensitive to unhealthy environments than others. Two more examples of toxic things in buildings: drywall dust and outgassing of plastics.
The Multiple Chemical Sensitivity folks have lots of info on how to take care of oneself in unhealthy environments.
It could very well be that there is nothing at all wrong with you, and that your body lets you know when there is much wrong with a building.
I don't have my links and bookmarks current for this, but I'm sure you can find much on the internet.
There are local support groups for folks who react strongly to toxic buildings.
I wish you much success with this. I know people who cannot shop, or go to offices, and have to wear masks when they go out.
Also, do as much as you can for your immune system. :) Completely clean food plan, supplements such as beta glucans, etc. A few common bits of advice: Avoid the laundry, detergent and candle aisles at the stores. Shop quickly. Use air purifiers, water purifiers, etc. Take your own purified water with you and avoid drinking water from other places. Limit use of electronics and even electricity altogether. There are longer lists on the MCS sites.
Am sending you lots of good thoughts.