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How Can Side Effects Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Be Managed?

My son s and I were exposed to a low level of carbon monoxide poisoning that increase over a period of five or six years. The last three years were the worst we only remember little bits and pieces. Doctors for years couldn t figure out what was wrong with us. Headaches nausea flu-like symptoms and no matter how much vitamin D we talk we couldn t get our levels up. About 4 years into the poisoning my teeth just started to break. The hospital did not put us in one of those chambers but my blood work was 45.7 and showed that we were still being poisoned after the problem was supposedly fixed. I still suffer stuttering, speech loss , loss of words, confusion, fatigue and nerve twitching and weird arm movements in my left side. We suffer muscle damage on our right side especially in our right arm. We have been away from the carbon monoxide poisoning for just barely six months. And there is little Improvement. Our local hospital won t help us it s almost like they re just trying to pass the buck. They send us other places and other places send us back. We are taking taurine and magnesium citrate and tumeric and extra vitamin D. We have been taking that for almost a year. I do not like watching my sons suffer with the nerve and muscle pain, exhaustion and confusion. What should we do?
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
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Hello. Welcome to 'Ask a Doctor' services.
I have read your query & can understand your concern.

Try going on outdoor trips as much as possible. Breathe pure oxygen or spending time in pressurized oxygen chamber will help. It is reversible when high flow oxygen by mask or endotracheal tube is given to patients who have inhaled carbon monoxide by accident.
The pain that your son and you are experiencing is due to nerve damage that causes pain in the muscle. Visit a neurologist, get all nerve tests done. You and your son, need medications for the nerves, it may take some time but symptoms will reduce. However, in the meantime take Vitamin B12 with Folic acid, take Acetaminophen for pain relief and continue to take the medicines prescribed by your treating doctor.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Dr. Nupur K.
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How Can Side Effects Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Be Managed?

Hello. Welcome to Ask a Doctor services. I have read your query & can understand your concern. Try going on outdoor trips as much as possible. Breathe pure oxygen or spending time in pressurized oxygen chamber will help. It is reversible when high flow oxygen by mask or endotracheal tube is given to patients who have inhaled carbon monoxide by accident. The pain that your son and you are experiencing is due to nerve damage that causes pain in the muscle. Visit a neurologist, get all nerve tests done. You and your son, need medications for the nerves, it may take some time but symptoms will reduce. However, in the meantime take Vitamin B12 with Folic acid, take Acetaminophen for pain relief and continue to take the medicines prescribed by your treating doctor. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K.