Breathing Problems From Mold In My Bed

by Adam

Hi I am a 22 yr old male who's has had constant breathing problems for the last 10 months. I describe it as a constant labored breathing/tight chest. I have obviously seen doctors who have performed many tests including Chest xray, spirometery and blood tests. All results were clear although my spirpmetry was a little down but still in the normal range. So they aren't to sure what is causing this sensation.

Recently I was changing my bed covers and found my pillow was covered in MOLD.... I have done some research and have come to the conclusion that the mold has more than likely been the cause. Has anyone experienced anything like this and how long did it take to recover? I would really appreciate any help.

Thank you,


Hi Adam,

Thank you for writing to us. It is good that you found the mold as there is a good chance that it was what was causing your health issues. There are a couple of things you must do now. First to answer your health questions, you should see your doctor again. Let him or her know about the mold that you found. Second, you need to find out what caused the mold to grow, and make sure all of it is removed from your home.

We suggest you have an expert take a look and inspect the whole house. You want to be sure that all of the mold is found and removed. You can use this form to find local mold experts that give free home inspections. If they find additional mold, they will let you know what needs to be done to remove it and prevent it from returning.

Don't just replace the pillow, bedding and mattress and assume all is fine now. Often when there is mold in one part of a home, there is more elsewhere. Also, something caused that mold to grow in the first place, and if you don't figure out why it may come back.

Here are some additional articles that may be helpful:

Guide to dealing with mold in your home
Symptoms of mold exposure in the home
Causes of mold in the home
Finding hidden mold
Preventing mold from coming back

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Sep 21, 2016
by: Adam

Thank you for your reply, since finding the mold I have moved.

Has anyone experienced breathing issues from mold and how long did it take to recover? I am still experiencing labored breathing 2 months after exposure. Also I have been getting brain fog that just won't go away. Any help is appreciated thanks.

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