I moved into an apartment in the summer of 2008 and started having severe migraines around a month and a half later. There is a great deal of mold in the bathroom, black in color. It is now Febuary of 2009, and I was wondering if the mold might have anything to do with it. The migraines last anywhere from 2 days to a week. A few weeks ago I experienced a rather frightening event while taking a shower... first, I lost the sense of taste, then I couldn't hear. I began to feel extremely nautious and then I couldn't see. The loss of site lasted for about 30 minutes. I am scared that their might be something connected to the mold. Any information I can get would be appreciated.
Mold doesn't cause Migraines, rather may trigger a Migraine attack. Migraine is a genetic neurologic disease caused by overactive neurons in our brain and genetics.
Have you tried keeping a Migraine diary to see what other things may or may not be working to reduce the number of attacks you are having? It is very easy, and in fact, I've been keeping one and was quite surprised to find that I am having more pain days than I thought. You can find our free downloadable diary HERE.
Another thought I had would be to remove the mold from the bathroom, not a fun job. Using gloves and protective eye gear would be the way to go.
i am not a dr. or anyone with severe medical experience. i am just someone who gets migrain headaches from being in houses or places that have mold. i have kept records and people have swore there is no mold ....but every ti.e there has been mold found. its uncanny!! so i feel your pain with the idea of mold triggered migrains. and until i leave the house or ace the mold is the migrain does not go away. no amount of medication or stress relief or other remedies work.
please know you are not alone.
but i do have to say that bleach has been my friend. cleaning mold with a solution of bleach kills the mold generally then i can find it liveable. i dont know a cure besides " the mold must die before i do"...so good luck!
your pal in migrain hell
I know it's a case of semantics, how we use words, but it is important to note that mold cannot cause Migraine disease. It can be a horrible Migraine trigger though.
Good advice, Deb.
Call it whatever you like, but it is as simple as this:
Mold present = migraine headache and illness
Mold gone = No migraine
Mold is dangerous and should not be present in homes or public buildings. It will make you sick.
I recently moved into my parent's OLD Florida home full of MOLD!!!! They are too cheap to get rid of it, so I need to get out! I suffer Migraines and they are now MUCH worse infact daily!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know it is from the mold!!!!! I can smell it coming out of the A/C ducts and in the carpets, etc. My sister was so nice and has the carpets washed, but the damage is done. The walls are full of mold you can see where the walls have been patched with caulk and the smell alone! YUCK!!! Yes Mold causes MIGRAINES!!! Get me out of here!!!!!
Hi deb, did your son get better? what helped him? we might be having a mold issue. would love to find out. Was he able to go back to your house after remediation? Please feel free to email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org thank you.
Have had reactions to black molds myself and I can say that it can definitely trigger migraine and even small amounts can cause a big reaction. for me it affects sight, hearing, balance and stomach if ingested, plus it raises my blood pressure & heart rate.
Best thing you can do is get the help of a friend or put on a hepa face mask and clean it with vinegar or boric acid, not bleach. Then remove the grout and regrout it. Then clean & wash everything to ensure that no spores remain in the apartment. If that doesn't work move out.
Helios-Thank You for the tip of using vinegar on the source of mold.I still have symptoms of a migraine,but not as bad as before.Thank You Nancy C.