[ASKNACHI]This question was posted on AskNACHI.org by J.E. Millican (from MOSES LAKE, WA 98837). [/ASKNACHI]1/8/2008
About a year ago, in early January of 2007 I became ill with what I thought may have been some form of the flu. After consulting my regular physician she referred me to another doctor. After seeing many specialists and with no apparent answers I eventually saw an allergist in September. By this time I had quit my job due to my inability to do much at all. My symptoms include extreme fatigue, headache, nausea, dizziness, bronchial problems, sneezing and weakness. I am now receiving early retirement (I am 62) and have filed for disability.
One of the things that the allergist suggested I do was have my house inspected, as I might be suffering from â€œsick house syndromeâ€. I did this and found that I had elevated levels of VOCâ€™s, especially in my garage and master bedroom. I had someone pull up the carpet in the master bedroom and we again measured the VOCâ€™s and found that they had risen. We also noticed that the plywood subfloor was made from what appeared to be 2â€™ x 8â€™ concrete forms that had been treated with some form of petroleum based substance.
Since the carpet was pulled up I am not able to spend much time at all in the room as my symptoms become worse quickly. I have since felt mostly worse if I am in the house. I have consulted with my attorney and he is attempting to find someone to take my case. I am looking for anyone who might be able to help me determine if they are aware of a similar situation and how it was resolved.