Mystery Syndromes No Longer

Naturally occurring toxins from mold, Brown Recluse spider bites and the metabolites of some bacteria can cause a devastating chronic illness known as Biotoxin Illness. In genetically susceptible individuals, these substances are not effectively cleared from the body. In those patients, the biological products become toxins that continue to impact and activate the immune system, causing chronic systemic inflammation long after exposure or even after antibiotic treatment. This is thought to play a role in the often chronic course of Lyme Disease and babesia infection as well as other non-specific diagnoses like fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, lupus, depression and chronic fatigue – sometimes referred to as “Mystery Syndromes”. The manifestations can range from debilitating fatigue and migrating pain to neurological, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Patients often go from physician to physician, eventually falling through the cracks with no consistent diagnosis and no clear path back to health.

Biotoxin Illness is a condition that, unless it is specifically looked for, cannot be found. The doctors at Groton Wellness Center understand the prevalence of Biotoxin Illness. In an effort to always find the original cause of illness, they know how to ask the right questions, perform the right tests and interpret the results to definitively diagnose or rule out this treatable condition that can affect up to 25% of the population with devastating consequences.

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CIRS, Chronic Biotoxin Illness, Indoor Toxic Mold & Borrelia

The symptoms and diseases linked to this syndrome are numerous and not limited to the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Brain fog
  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Confusion / disorientation
  • Word finding problems
  • Headaches
  • Weakness, poor stamina

Autoimmune disease:

  • Hashimoto’s
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • And More
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimers
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Red eyes, tearing
  • Tinnitus
  • Seizures
  • Muscle pain and/or cramps
  • Muscle or facial twitches
  • Tremor
  • Joint pain and/or stiffness/tendonitis
  • Back pain
  • Painful soles esp in the AM
  • Neuropathy: numbness, tingling
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Skin sensitive to light touch
  • Metallic taste

Digestive problems:

  • Reflux
  • IBS
  • Persistence microbial imbalance
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Constipation / diarrhea
  • Food sensitivities
  • Feeling hot and/or cold
  • Hot flashes
  • Fevers
  • Sweats
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Frequent infections (sinusitis, bronchitis)

Hormones (numerous):

  • High and low adrenals
  • High and low estrogen, progesterone, testosterone
  • High and low thyroid
  • ED, decreased libido
  • Menstrual disorders

Mitochondrial damage:

  • Problems generating energy

Impairs liver detoxification:

  • Depleted antioxidants
  • High levels of lead and mercury
  • High levels of other environmental toxins
  • Sensitive to alcohol

Mood disorders and swings:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive
  • Dizziness / vertigo
  • Restless legs
  • ADD
  • Autism
  • Poor wound healing
  • Air hunger/shortness of breath/cough
  • Chest Pain
  • Palpitations
  • Hair loss
  • Appetite swings and weight problems
  • Frequent urination
  • Thirst / feeling dehydrated
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Electromagnetic field sensitivity

Skin disorders:

  • psoriasis
  • eczema