A 55 year-old male presented with constant head pressure, brain fog, headaches, chronic sinus infections, lung nodules, daily productive cough, dizziness, tinnitus and memory decline for the last 10 years.
Examination and Diagnosis
History examination revealed the patient had been exposed to toxic mold over 10 years ago and the patient suffered a severe concussion about two years ago. Neurological examination revealed instability of gaze and decreased initiation of saccadic eye movements indicated decreased frontal lobe function.
Patient was sent a Great Plains Laboratory Mycotox test to evaluate for mold toxicity and given an initial course of neurological rehabilitation two times a week for four weeks and an initial course of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In addition, the patient was given activated charcoal and a high dose of DHA supplementation over the course of treatment.
At the re-examination, the patient reported that his brain fog has decreased and is no longer constant. His energy levels are returning to normal. He is able to keep up with tasks at work easier without feeling dizzy and/or head pressure. He is able to keep track of his tasks at work without forgetting. He also noticed an improvement in his lung congestion. Patient is still undergoing home remediation for the mold at this time, so they are still being exposed to the biotoxin. Objectively, improvements in gaze stability, saccadic eye movements and frontal lobe function were made.
Functional neurological care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of mold toxicity and post concussion syndrome. Every patient requires an individualized approach and targeted treatment to achieve optimal results. Please visit our Dysautonomia Program webpage for more information.