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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Woman constantly ill in new mobile home
I've been living in a new 2011 mobile home and for about a year now have been plagued with abnormal allergies, sinus drainage, and almost constant nausea. During that time I've had my gallbladder removed, and have done and am continuing to have medical tests done to see what is causing the nausea. I went out of town for about ten days and felt just fine, returned yesterday afternoon, went to bed as normal, woke up at 3:30 with severe nausea, sore throat, burning sensation on my skin and allergies again. The way I felt this morning, this house just might be the problem. I'm now starting to believe it is this mobile home. Can you please advise how I can go about determining if the home is the cause? Are there any tests that can be done and by whom? Should I get the insurance company involved or is that a lost cause?