My Journey Through Chronic Illness: MCS and EHS from Long Covid

Hello, I’m Brandon Green, author of “Think Like a Scientist” I want to share my personal journey with you, a story that began with my battle against post-viral syndrome since early 2020. It’s a tale that highlights the complexities and challenges of living with a misunderstood medical condition.

My Battle with Unusual Symptoms

The Onset of My Struggle

My ordeal started with extreme sensitivities to sunlight, chemicals, and EMF after using a sunscreen. This experience wasn’t just about dealing with physical symptoms; it was the beginning of a long, frustrating journey towards finding a correct diagnosis.

Navigating Through Misdiagnosis

As I sought help, my condition was often dismissed by medical professionals. This part of my story illustrates the psychological impact and societal misunderstanding that accompany chronic illnesses.

I wrote a Children’s book about how my chronic illness got me taken to the psych ward

A Crucial Turning Point

Discovering the Underlying Causes

After numerous tests, I finally uncovered the truth. High levels of black mold and candida overgrowth were found in my system, along with indications of potential Lyme disease. This revelation was a pivotal moment in understanding my condition.

My Key Discoveries:

The Wider Impact of Chronic Illness

Facing Social and Psychological Challenges

My journey wasn’t just about medical battles; it involved overcoming disbelief from my family and the broader community. I learned firsthand the importance of empathy and understanding in dealing with chronic conditions.

Challenges I Faced:

Embracing Critical Thinking in Medicine

Lessons from My Experience

My story underscores the importance of critical thinking and open-mindedness in science and medicine. It’s crucial to question and research beyond what’s conventionally accepted, especially regarding health and wellness.

My Key Takeaways:

  1. The Importance of Questioning: I learned to always seek deeper understanding and second opinions.
  2. Staying Informed: Keeping abreast of less-understood medical conditions became vital for me.
  3. Empathy Matters: Recognizing the emotional and psychological aspects of chronic illnesses is crucial.

Conclusion: My Call to Action

“Think Like a Scientist” isn’t just my personal narrative; it’s a call to action for everyone to approach life’s challenges with a scientific mindset. By embracing curiosity, critical analysis, and open-mindedness, we can better navigate the complexities of the world, particularly in understanding and addressing chronic illnesses.


Chart: My Journey Through Chronic Illness

StageChallengeDiscovery
1Initial SymptomsSensitivities to sunlight, chemicals, EMF
2Medical MisdiagnosisDismissed by professionals, wrong treatments
3BreakthroughIdentifying mold toxicity, candida overgrowth
4Social ImpactOvercoming disbelief, societal misunderstanding
5ResolutionEmbracing critical thinking, finding the correct treatment

My story is more than just a battle against a chronic illness; it’s a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of advocating for one’s health. I hope my book not only educates but also inspires you to think like scientists in your everyday lives, especially when facing the complexities of chronic illnesses.

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