The proper definition of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is an acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response syndrome acquired following exposure to the interior environment of a water-damaged building with resident toxigenic organisms, including, but not limited to fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes and mycobacteria as well as inflammagens such as endotoxins, beta glucans, hemolysins, proteinases, mannans and possibly spirocyclic drimanes; as well as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) (ref).
You can also get a Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome illness from a brown recluse spider bite; from fish that have been contaminated with ciguetera; and from Borrelia burgdorferi, the bug that causes Lyme Disease. But regardless of how you get a Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome illness, treatment should begin with finding a physician who understands how to correctly diagnose and treat it. Carla Brook specializes in treating CIRS and is one of the few in the nation certified in the Shoemaker Procedure.
Things didn't used to be so difficult to accomplish. It didn't used to be impossible to make it through a day at work. Now you find it almost impossible to get through a load of laundry. You are so tired all of the time without reason. Well you're not alone! There is hope. Get your life back, and arm yourself with the knowledge you need to help keep your body safe. Please visit and explore the Surviving Mold website for more information regarding CIRS and see if you relate; if so, give Riverbend Integrative Medicine a call, we'd love to help you get your quality of life back!
There are many mold symptoms, because the illness affects multiple systems in the body, which in turn, causes the patient to exhibit multiple symptoms. If you are experiencing several of these symptoms, you could be suffering from mold illness. •Fatigue •Weakness •Aches •Muscle Cramps •Unusual Pain •Ice Pick Pain •Headache •Light Sensitivity •Red Eyes •Blurred Vision •Tearing •Sinus Problems •Cough •Shortness of Breath •Abdominal Pain •Diarrhea •Joint Pain •Morning Stiffness •Memory Issues •Focus/Concentration Issues •Word Recollection Issues •Decreased Learning of New Knowledge •Confusion •Disorientation •Skin Sensitivity •Mood Swings •Appetite Swings •Sweats (especially night sweats) •Temperature Regulation or Dysregulation Problems •Excessive Thirst •Increased Urination •Static Shocks •Numbness •Tingling •Vertigo •Metallic Taste •Tremors