Low-Level Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Effects by COEM in Charleston, SC
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Another interesting paper was that of Debbie Davies and Sue Jaffer who stated that many cases of chronic carbon monoxide poisoning are missed because of the failure of physicians to consider this diagnosis when seeing patients manifesting chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
One of the most common symptoms of chronic low-level carbon monoxide exposure is severe muscle pain or a flu-like illness associated with memory loss, headaches, and dizziness.
A study of 77 cases of diagnosed chronic carbon monoxide poisoning revealed that the average length of exposure was four years. On average, symptoms of headaches and dizziness were experienced for nearly two years prior to carbon monoxide being identified as the problem. These symptoms continued to persist for two to three years or more after exposure ceased. Memory loss actually increased after exposure ceased. The pain was the most prominent symptom and the most persistent after exposure.
Failure to consider the diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning was the greatest error made by most physicians.
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