I was living in a water damaged camper with toxic black mold for two years, [I did not realize what the black mold was at that time, I had lived in a desert climate, california, until then so I just thought it was regular mold you clean]. I ended up getting some serious breathing problems*, so I went to the doctor and they said they thought it was allergies and recommended I try getting allergy meds from a pharmacy.
The only medicine that actually improved my breathing contained pseudoephrine. By the time I realized what and how dangerous the mold was, and moved out, my breathing is in pretty bad shape. At it's worst I couldn't sleep because my body would myoclonic jerk if I fell asleep because I wasn't receiving enough oxygen.
I took the meds every day for a total of 3 years, getting off them recently because I started to realize they weren't helping anymore, then came across this article. And this explains why my breathing started to get better, not right away, but after a couple months not on allergy medication I am starting to finally breath easier.
But my breathing, it still feels hard. I still have to make more effort than I used to. Do you think over time my breathing could return healthy on it's own? I am only 27. I can't physically see a doctor, I've tried, but I have poor health insurance and with the pandemic, doctor's won't see me and when I describe breathing issues they just prescribe allergy meds over the phone.
*along with a lot of other serious health issues, including hallucinations, and real wounds randomly opening up on my skin, it was really bizarre and at one point I thought maybe I had aids, I didn't realize they were probably all connected to the black mold at the time. they all went away as soon as I moved, except the breathing issues unfortunately.