Carbon monoxide poisoning recovery
Treatment for ongoing symptoms and effects
Recovery from carbon monoxide poisoning can be a long road.
A percentage of carbon monoxide poisoning survivors:
- fully recover and don't experience additional symptoms or after effects
- think they are fine but will face symptoms, health issues, or life impact that they do not recognize (or
are ever told) as being related to cellular damage from
- will experience a small number of after effects and seem to heal [slowly] over time
- will experience a wide range of problem and suffer with little sign of relief
The percentage in each group is unknown as carbon monoxide
statistics are not accurate. There is no way to reliably predict what will happen after poisoning. Over time,
symptoms and health problems may surface in
It has long been thought that if a survivor continues to have health problem then the damage is [likely]
permanent and therefore so is the likelihood of ongoing long term effects.
"Permanent damage" and "recovery" are contradicting viewpoints. They do not fit together. This thinking has lead
to a behind-the-scenes view that because damage is [likely] permanent, not much can be done to make it
An extension of this thinking has been that because the likelihood of recovery is poor, a survivor should to
learn to accept their ongoing symptoms and after
effects. Just make the best of a bad situation and "learn to live with it".
The belief that "...there are no proven treatment options..." and "...not much can be done..." and "...we don't
really know why you are having these symptoms..." and "we don't now much about recovery" understandably results in
a large percentage of survivors becoming frustrated with [and often abandoning] their care.
In reality, health professionals
have a limited knowledge about the after effects of poisoning and how to manage or treat them. For some
survivors this can mean a long slow road to recovery.
Out of desperation many survivors turn to alternative forms of treatment. The problem is, they often bump into a
different version of the same problem. They encounter alternate health practitioners with a
limited knowledge on how to deal with the ongoing symptoms and effects caused by poisoning.
However, there are countless survivors that have refused to "just live with it". They have persevered and over
time have come to understand their symptoms, how to manage them, and reduce the effects. They have learned what to
do to [substantially] recover. Unfortunately for some it has taken years and at a high price.
However, there are things that can be done to help manage the symptoms and ongoing effects as well as create a
stronger healing environment within the body that helps support recovery.
Return to Carbon monoxide poisoning treatment
and recovery or top of Carbon monoxide poisoning
recovery and treatment for ongoing symptoms and effects