August 21, 2012


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I trust him and his lab completely…
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Dr Omar M. Amin…
Respected: Dr Amin, centre, is a world-renowned researcher of diseases
Welcome to the Parasitology Center specializing in the diagnosis and management
of parasites in humans by world renown Parasitologist Dr. Omar M. Amin
Institute of Parasitic Disease Parasitology Center, Inc.
PO Box 28372 903 S. Rural Rd. #101-318
Tempe, AZ 85285 Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-767-2522
Fax: 480-767-5855
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Dr. Omar Amin
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Ph. D. Zoology & Parasitology, Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, 1968.
M. Sc. Medical Entomology, Cairo University, Egypt, 1963.
B. Sc. Agricultural Sciences (Zoology & Botany), Cairo University, 1959.
Other courses of Study
Center for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, training courses:
Identification and biology of arthropods of public health importance.
Arthropod borne encephalitis.
Communicable disease control, new techniques and developments.
Employment and Experience
1992- : Director, Institute of Parasitic Diseases (IPD) & Parasitology Center, Inc. (PCI), AZ
1971-92: Professor of Parasitology, Allied Health, and Biology, University of Wisconsin, WI.
1969-70: Visiting Fellow, Virology Sect., Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA. Research on Rocky Mountain spotted fever/tick vectors.
1967-69: Biology instructor and Post-doctoral Research Assoc. (bio-ecology of ticks) Old Dominion Univ. (ODU), Norfolk, VA.
1966-67: Faculty Assoc. (TA) Zoology and agriculture, ASU, Tempe, AZ.
1960-64: Research Asst., Dept of Medical Zoology, US Naval Medical Research Unit #3 (NAMRU-3), Cairo, with Harry Hoogstraal. Bio-ecology of arthropod disease vectors in Africa; field & lab research.
Teaching Experience:
Introductory Courses
General Zoology and Biology
Bioscience (cellular & physiological orientation)
Organismal Biology (oranismal-syst. & population adapt.)
Upper division Courses
Epidemiology (Environmantal Hygiene & Biology program)
Vertebrate Zoology (Biology program)
Seminar & Independent Study (Biology program)
Ecology: Science of Survival (Environmental Science program)
Insects and Disease (modular; University-wide program)
Evolution (modular; University-wide program)
Parasitology Courses
Parasitology (Medical Technology & Environmaental Hygiene programs
Human (Clinical) Parasitology (for hospital & medical personnel)
Concepts in Medical Entomology (Biology program)
Field Parasitology (research class, biology program)
Research interests and experience:
Nationally and internationally recognized authority in Parasitology, (Protozoology, Helminthology and Arthropod Ectoparasitology) with over 140 Major publications; considerable worldwide field/research and teaching experience.
Scholarships and Grants:
Foreign Senior Exchange Scholar (USIS), conduct workshops on Epidemiology & Parasitic Diseases of wildlife/man, Univ. of Bahrain, Persian Gulf, 1989.
Fulbright Scholar, Health Minstry, Bahrain, malaria epid./control, 1986-87.
Sabbatical, University of Wisonsin, 1986-87.
Univ. of Wisconsin grants, 1974, 1988-90, and annual research allocations.
Sea grant College (Wisconsin), US Dept. of Commerce, 1967, 77, 84; Great Lakes parasitology research.
Regional grants from local industry and government agencies almost annually.
University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Fund Grant, 1972.
Sigma-Xi Grant in Aid of Research, 1969, work on RMSF at ODU, Norfolk, VA.
US Army Grant DA-49-193-MD-2439, 1968, for tick studies at ODU.
Arizona State University Tuition scholarships, 1965-67; Foreign Graduate Student Scholarship, 1965-66; Graduate Teaching Asst. Scholarship, 1967.
University Service (University of Wisconsin); not inclusive
Medical Technology Administrative Committee; Executive (Bio.) Committee
Industrial and Environmental Hygiene Administrative Committee;
Chair, Dept. of Biological Sciences; Campus Concerns Comm.; Faculty Senate;
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee; Academic Policies Committee;
Natural Scientific Areas Committee; Animal Welfare and Facilities Committee;
Curriculum committees; International Studies Steering Committeee;
Foreign Student Advisor (among other student organizations’ activities);
Communication Arts Auditorium and Gallery Committee.
Active Membership in Professional Societies:
American Society of Parasitologists (and the Rocky Mountain affiliate)
British Society of Parasitology
Entomological Society of America
Helminthological Society of Washington
American Microscopial Society
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
American Society for Microbiology
Arizona Homeopathic & Integrative Medical Assoc.
Foreign Languages with reading, writing, and speaking knowledge:
Arabic and French.
Foreign Languages with reading knowledge:
Spanish, German, Russian
Publications by Dr. Omar M. Amin
1. Amin, O. M. 1966. The fleas (Siphonaptera) of Egypt: Distribution and seasonal dynamics of fleas infesting dogs in the Nile Valley and Delta of Egypt J. Med. Entomol. 3: 293-298.
2. Amin, O. M. 1968. Helminth fauna of Suckers (Castomidae) of the Gila River System, Arizona. Dissert. Abstr. 28: 3521.
3. Amin, O. M. 1968. Deformed individuals of two species of suckers, Catsomus insignus and C. clarki from the Gila River System, Arizona. Copeia 4: 862-863.
4. Amin, O. M. 1969. Helminth fauna of suckers (Castomidae) of the Gila River System, Arizona. I. Nematobothrium texomensis, McIntosh and Self, 1955 (Trematoda) and Glaridarcris confuses Hunter, 1929 (Cestoda) from buffalofish. Am. Midland Nat. 82: 429-443.
5. Amin, O. M. 1969. Helminth fauna of suckers (Castomidae) of the Gila River System, Arizona. II. Five parasites from Castomus spp. Am. Midland Nat. 82: 429-443.
6. Amin, O. M. Amin O. M. 1969. Growth of the dog tick Dermacentor variabilis Say (Acarina: Ixodidae): I. Growth pattern. J. Med. Entomol. 6(3: 305-316.
7. Amin, O. M. 1969 Growth of the dog tick Dermacentor variabilis Say (Acarina: Ixodidae): II. The effect of starvation and host species on its growth and fecundity. J. Med. Entomol. 6: 321-326.
8. Amin, O. M. and D. E. Sonenshine. 1970. Development of the American dog tick Dermacentor variabilis following partial feeding by immatures. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 63: 128-133.
9. Amin, O. M. 1970. The circadian rhythm of dropping of engorged larvae and nymphs of the American dog tick Dermacentor variabilis Say (Acarina: Ixodidae). J. Med. Entomol. 7: 251-255.
10. Amin, O. M. 1973. A preliminary survey of vertebrate ectoparasites in southeastern Wisconsin. J. Med. Entomol. 10: 110-111.
11. Amin, O. M., J. S. Balsano, and K. A. Pfalzgraf. 1973. Lernaea cyprinacea Linn. (Coppepoda: Crustacea) from Root River, Wisconsin fishes. Am. Midland Nat. 89: 484-487.
12. Amin, O. M. and M. H. Madbouly. 1973. Distribution and seasonal dynamics of a tick, a louse fly, and a louse infecting dogs in the Nile Valley and Delta of Egypt. J. Med. Entomol. 10: 118-128.
13. Amin, O. M. 1973. Experimental transmission of Rocky Mountain spotted fever rickettsiae. Ga. Acad. Sci. Bull. 31: 118-128.
14. Amin, O. M. 1974. Intestinal helminthes of the white sucker, Castomus commersoni (Lacepede), in SE Wisconsin. Proc. Helminthol Soc. Wash. 41: 81-88.
15. Amin, O. M. 1974. Comb variations in the rabbit flea, Cediopsylla simplex (Baker). J. Med. Entomol. 11: 227-230.
16. Amin, O. M. and A. G. Hageman. 1974. Mosquitoes and tabanids in southeast Wisconsin. Mosquito News 34: 170-177.
17. Amin, O. M. and W. H. Thompson. 1974. Arboviral antibody survey of wild mammals in southeastern Wisconsin. Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci., Arts, Lett. 602: 303-310.
18. Amin, O. M. 1974. Distribution and ecological observations of wild mammals in southeastern Wisconsin. Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci., Arts, Lett. 62: 311-326.
19. Amin, O. M., T. r. Wells, and H. L. Gately. 1974. Comb variations in the cat flea Ctenocephalides f. felis (bouche). Ann Entomol. Soc. Am.67: 831-834.
20. Amin, O. M. 1975. Intestinal helminthes of some southeastern Wisconsin fishes. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 42: 43-46.
21. Amin, O. M. 1975. Acanthocephalus parksidei sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from Wisconsin fishes. J. Parasitol. 61: 301-306.
22. Amin, O. M. 1975. Variability in Acanthocephalus parksidei Amin, 1974 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 61: 307-317.
23. Amin, O. M. 1975. Host and seasonal associations of Acanthocephalus parksidei Amin, 1974 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) in Wisconsin fishes. J. Parasitol. 61: 318-329.
24. Amin, O. M. 1976. Host associations and seasonal occurrence of fleas from southeastern Wisconsin mammals with observations on morphologic variations. J. Med. Entomol. 13: 179-192.
25. Amin, O. M. 1976. Lice, mites, and ticks of southeastern Wisconsin mammals. Great Lakes Entomol. 9: 195-198.
26. Amin, O. M. and J. M. Burrows. 1977. Host and seasonal associations of Echinorhynchus salmonis (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) in Lake Michigan fishes. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 34: 325-331.
27. Amin, O. M. and R. G. Sewell. 1977. Comb variations in the squirrel and chipmunk fleas, Orchopeas h. howardii (Baker) and Megabothris acerbus (Jordan) (Siphonaptera), with notes on the significance of pronotal comb patterns. Am. Midland Nat. 98: 207-212.
28. Amin, O. M. 1977. Helminth parasites of some southeastern Lake Michigan fishes. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 44: 210-217.
29. Amin, O. M. and J. S. Mackiewicz. 1977. Proreocephalus buplanensis Mayes, 1976 (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) from Semotilus atromaculatus in Wisconsin. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 44: 228-229.
30. Amin, O. M. 1977. (Book review). Regulation of parasite populations. G. w. Esch (ed.) Acad. Press, Inc., New York, 1977, 253p. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 106: 655-656.
31. Amin, O. M. 1977. Distribution of fish parasites from two southeast Wisconsin streams. Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci., Arts, Lett. 65: 225-230.
32. Amin, O. M. 1978. Intestinal helminthes of some Nile fishes near Cairo, Egypt with redescriptions of Camallanus kirandensis Baylis 1928 (Nematoda) and Bothriocephalus aegyptiacus Rysavy and Moravec 1975. (Cestoda) J. Parasitol. 64: 93-101.
33. Amin, O. M. 1978. Effect of host spawning on Echinorhynchus salmonis Muller, 1784. (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) maturation and localization. J. Fish Dis. 1: 195-197.
34. Amin, O. M. 1978. Notes on Dina lineata (O. F. Muller) Hirudinea: Erpobdellidae) from the gut of some Nile fishes in Egypt. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 45: 272-275.
35. Amin, O. M. 1978. On the crustacean hosts of larval acanthocephalan and cestode parasites in southwestern Lake Michigan. J. Parasitol. 64(5): 842-845.
36. Amin, O. M. 1979. Lymphicystis disease in Wisconsin fishes. J. Fish. Dis. 2: 207-217.
37. Amin, O. M., L. A. Burns, and M. J. Redlin. 1980. The ecology of Acanthocephalus parksedei Amin, 1975 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) in its isopod intermediate host. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 74 : 37-46.
38. Amin, O. M. and F. G. Nwokike. 1980. Prevalence of pinworm and whipworm infestations in institutionalized mental patients in Wisconsin, 1966-1976. Wis. Med. J. 79: 31-32.
39. Amin, O. M. and M. J. Redlin. 1980. The effect of host species on growth and variability of Echinorhynchus salmonis Muller, 1784 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae), with special reference to the status of the genus. Syst. Parasitol. 2: 9-20.
40. Amin, O. M. 1980. Helminth and arthropod parasites of some domestic animals in Wisconsin. Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci., Arts, Lett. 68: 106-110 (Publ. May, 1982).
41. Amin, O. M. 1980. Fessisentis tichiganensis sp. nov. (Acanthocephala: Fessisentidae) from Wisconsin fishes, with a key to species. J. Parasitol. 66: 1039-1045.
42. Amin, O. M. 1981. Leeches (Hirudinea) from Wisconsin, and a description of the spermatophore of Placobdella ornata. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 100: 42-51.
43. Amin, O. M. 1981. On the crustacean ectoparasites of fishes from southeast Wisconsin. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 100: 142-150.
44. Amin, O. M. 1981. The seasonal distribution of Echinorhynchus salmonis (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) among rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax Mitchell, in Lake Michigan. J. Fish. Biol. 19: 467-474.
45. Amin, O. M. 1982. Acanthocephala. In Synopsis and classification of living organisms, S. P. Parker, ed. McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, pp. 467-474.
46. Amin, O. M. and D. G. Meyer. 1982. Paracreptotrematina limi gen. et sp. nov. (Digenea: Allocreadiidae) from the mudminnow, Umbra limi. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 49: 185-188.
47. Amin, O. M. 1982. Adult trematodes (Digenea) from lake fishes of southeastern Wisconsin, with a key to species of the genus Crepidostomum Braun, 1900 in North America. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 49: 196-206.
48. Amin, O. M. 1982. Two larval trematodes (Strigeoidea) of fishes in south eastern Wisconsin. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 49: 207-213.
49. Amin, O. M. 1982. Description of larval Acanthocephalus parksedei Amin, 1975 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from its isopod intermediate host. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 49: 235-245.
50. Amin, O. M. 1982. The significance of pronotal comb patterns in flea-host lodging adaptations. Wiadomosci Parazytol. 28: 93-94 (in English and Polish, publ. 1983).
51. Amin, O. M. 1983. Labarotory Manual for Organismal Biology, Zoology. Univ. Wis. Parkside Press, 103p.
52. Amin, O. M. and M. E. Wagner. 1983. Further notes on the function of pronotal combs in fleas (Siphonaptera). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 76: 232-234.
53. Amin, O. M. and E. H. Williams, Jr. 1983. Acanthocephalus alabamensis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from Alabama fishes. J. Parasitol. 69: 764-768.
54. Amin, O. M. 1984. Camallanid and other nematode parasites of lake fishes in southeastern Wisconsin. Proc. Helminthol, Soc. Was. 51(1): 78-84.
55. Amin, O. M., F. H. Nahhas, F. Al-Yamani, and R. Abu-Hakima. 1984. On three acanthocephalan species from some Arabian Gulf fishes off the coast of Kuwait. J. Parasitol. 70: 168-170.
56. Amin, O. M. 1984. Variability and redescription of Acanthocephalus dirus (Van Cleave, 1931) Van Cleave and Townsend, 1936 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from freshwater fishes in North America. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 51: 225-237.
57. Amin, O. M. and D. G. Huffman. 1984. Interspecific variability in the genus Acanthocephalus (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from North American freshwater fishes, with a key to species. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 51: 238-240.
58. Amin, O. M. 1985. Hosts and geographical distribution of Acanthocephalus (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from North American freshwater fishes, with a discussion of species relationships. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 51: 210-220.
59. Amin, O. M. 1985. The relationship between the size of some salmonid fishes and the intensity of their acanthocephalan infections. Can. J. Zool. 63: 924-927.
60. Amin, O. M. 1985. Classification. In Biology of the Acanthocephala. D. W. T. Crompton and B. B. Nickol, eds. Cambridge Univ. Press, 27-72.
61. Amin, O. M. 1985. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Neoechinorhynchus roberbaueri n. sp. from Erimyzon sucetta (Lacepede), with a key to species of genus Neoechinorhynchus Hamann, 1892 from North American freshwater fishes. J. Parasitol. 71: 312-318.
62. Amin, O. M. 1986. Caryophyllaiedae (Cestoda) from lake fishes in Wisconsin with a description of Isoglaridacris multivitellaria sp. n. from Erimyzon sucetta (Catostomidae). Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 53: 48-58.
63. Amin, O. M. 1986. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Host and seasonal distribution of species of the genus Neoechinohynchus Hamann, 1987. J. Parasitol. 72: 111-118.
64. Amin, O. M. and J. C. Vignieri, 1986. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Numerical and structural-functional relationships of the giant nuclei in Neoechinorhynchus cylindratus (Neoechinorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 72: 88-94.
65. Amin, O. M. and J. C. Vignieri, 1986. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: The giant nuclei pattern in Neoechinorhynchus robertbaueri and N. prolixoides (Neoechinorhynchidae). Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 53: 184-194.
66. Amin, O. M. 1986. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Morphometric growth of Neoechinorhynchus cylindratus (Neoechinorhynchidae) and taxonomic implications. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 105: 375-380.
67. Amin, O. M. 1986. On the species and populations of the genus Acanthocephalus from North American freshwater fishes: cladistic analysis. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 94: 574-579.
68. Amin, O. M. 1987. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Ecology and host relationships of Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli (Pomphorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 73 : 278-289.
69. Amin, O. M. 1987. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Morphometric growth of Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli (Pomphorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 73: 806-810.
70. Amin, O. M. 1987. Key to families and subfamilies of Acanthocephala, with the erection of a new class (Polyacanthocephala) and a new order (Polyacanthorhyndiae). J. Parasitol. 73: 1216-1219.
71. Amin, O. M. 1988. Pathogenic micro-organisms and helminthes in sewage products, Arabian Gulf, Country of Bahrain. Am. J. Publ. Hlth. 78: 314-315.
72. Amin, O. M. 1988. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: on the ecology of Leptorhynchoides thecatus (Rhadinorhynchidae). Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 55: 252-255.
73. Amin, O. M. 1989. Abnormalities in some helminth parasites of fish. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 108: 27-39.
74. Amin, O. M. and D. Larsen. 1989. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: a biochemical profile of Neoechinorhynchus cylindratus (Neoechinorhynchidae). Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 108: 309-315.
75. Amin, O. M. 1989. The status of malaria in Bahrain, Arabian Gulf. J. Univ. Kuwait (Sci.). 16: 135-141.
76. Amin, O. M. 1990. (Book review). Guide to the parasites of fishes of Canada. Part III. Acanthocephala (by H. P. Arai) and Cnidaria (by M. N. Arai). Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aqua. Sci. 107, 95 p. J. Parasitol. 76 : 310-311.
77. Amin, O. M. 1990. Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: The ecology and pathology of Proteocephalus ambloplitis plerocercoids in their fish intermediate hosts. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 57: 113-119.
78. Amin, O. M. and M. Cowen. 1990. Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: the ecology and pathology of Proteocephalus ambloplitis and Haplobothrium globuliformis in bass and bowfin. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 57: 120-131.
79. Amin, O. M. 1990. Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Occurrence of Proteocephalus in Esox and other fish species. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 57: 132-139.
80. Amin, O. M., O. N. Bauer, and E. G. Sidorov. 1991. The description of Paralongicollum nemacheili n. gen., n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae) from freshwater fishes in Kazakh S. S. R. J. Parasitol. 77: 26-31.
81. Amin, O. M. and H. A. Heckmann. 1991. Description of Polymorphus splindlatus n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) from the heron, Nycticorax nycticorax in Peru. J. Parasitol. 77: 201-205.
82. Amin, O. M. 1991. Helminth parasites from some Tichigan lake fishes in southeast Wisconsin. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 58: 255-260.
83. Amin, O. M. 1992. Redescription of Hebesoma violentum Van Cleave, 1928 (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 78: 30-33.
84. Amin, O. M. and R. A. Heckmann. 1992. Description and pathology of Neoechinorhynchus idahoensis n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) in Catostomus coumbianus from Idaho. J. Parasitol. 78: 34-39.
85. Amin, O. M. 1992. Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: The ecology and interspecific relationships of bothriocephalid cestodes in walleye, Stizostedion vitreum J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 59: 76-82.
86. Amin, O. M. and M. Gunset. 1992. The pattern of giant nuclei in Neoechinorhynhus rutili (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae). Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 111: 65-69.
87. Amin, O. M. and M. A. Boraini. 1992. Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: The morphological identity of Proteocephalus ambloplitis. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 111: 193-198.
88. Amin, O. M., F. H. Whitaker, K. M. Klueber, and J. Hoffpauir. 1993. Ultrastructural changes in the body wall of Neoechinorhynchus cylindratus(Acanthocephala) associated with reproductive activity. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 112: 208-216.
89. Jun, L., L. Shang-Jun. O. M. Amin, and Z. Yumei. 1993. Blood-feeding of the gerbil flea Nosopsyllus laeviceps kuzenkovi (Yagubyants) vector of plague in Inner Mongolia, China. Med. Vet. Entomol. 7: 54-58.
90. Amin, O. M., L. Jun, L. Shangjun, Z. Yumei, and S. Lianzhi. 1993. Development and longevity of Nosopsyllus laeviceps kuzenkovi (Siphonaptera) from Inner Mongolia under laboratory conditions. J. Parasitol. 79: 193-197.
91. Amin, O. M., C. A. Dickey, and A. R. Spallato. 1993. The impact of chemical rehabilitation on the parasitic fauna of fish in a Wisconsin lake. Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci, Arts, Lett. 81:1-5.
92. Amin, O. M. 1992. Review of the genus Polymorphus Luhe, 1911 (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae), with the synonymization of Hexaglandula Petrochenko, 1950 and Subcorynosoma Hoklova, 1967, and a key to the species. Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 12:115-123 (publ. 1993).
93. Amin, O. M. and F. M. Nahhas. 1994. Acanthocephala of marine fishes, with descriptions of Filisoma longcementglandatus n. sp., Neorhadinorhynchus macrospinosus n. sp. (Cavisomidae), and gravid females of Rhadinorhynchus johnstoni (Rhadinorhynchidae); with keys to species of the genera Filisoma and Neorhadinorhynchus. J. Parasitol. 80: 768-774.
94. Amin, O. M., C. l. Kramer, and S. J. Upton. 1995. Macracanthorhynchus ingens (Acanthocephala: Oligacanthorhynchidae) from a dog, Canis familiaris, In Kansas. Texas J. Sci.
95. Amin, O. M. and B. S. Dezfuli. 1995. Taxonomic notes on Polyacanthorhynchus kenyensis (Acanthocephala: Polyacanthorhynchidae) from Lake Naivasha, Kenya. J. Parasitol. 81: 69-76.
96. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann, R. Mesa, and E. Mesa. 1994. Description and host relationships of cystacanths of Polymorphus spindlatus (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) from their paratenic fish hosts in Peru. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 62: 249-253.
97. Amin, O. M. 1994. Relationships in Parasitology. Explore Part I. 5: 5-8.
98. Amin, O. M. 1995. Relationships in Parasitology. Part II. 6:19-22.
99. Amin, O. M., C. L. Kramer and S. J. Upton. 1995. First report of the acanthocephalan Macracanthocephalus ingens from the domestic dog Canis familiaris in Kansas. Texas J. Sci. 47: 69-72.
100. Amin, O. M. and M. D. Dailey. 1996. Redescription of Dollfusentis heteracanthus (Acanthocephala: Illiosentidae) from bonefish, Albula vulpes, in the West Indies. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 63: 31-34.
101. Amin, O. M. and O. Sey. 1996. Acanthocephala from Arabian Gulf fishes off Kuwait, with descriptions of Neoechinorhynchus dimorphospinus sp. n. (Neoechinorhynchidae), Tegorhynchus holospinus sp. n. (Illiosentidae), Micraacanthorhynchina kuwaitensis sp. n. (Rhadinorhynchidae), and Slendrorhynchus breviclaviproboscis gen. n., sp. n. (Diplosentidae); and key to species of the genus Micracanthorhynchina. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 63: 201-210.
102. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann, V. Inchausty and R. Vasquez. 1996. Immature Polyacanthorhynchus rhopalorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Polyacanthorhynchidae) in venton, Hoplias malabaricus (Pisces) from Moca Vie River, Bolivia, with notes on its apical organ and histopathology. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 63: 115-119.
103. Amin, O. M. and R. M. Pitts. 1996. Moniliformis clarki (Acanthocephala: Moniliformidae) from the pocket gopher, Geomys bursarius missouriensis, in Missouri. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 63: 144-145.
104. Amin, O. M. and W. L. Minckley. 1996. Parasites of some fish introduced into an Arizona Reservoir, with notes on introductions. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 63: 193-200.
105. Amin, O. M. 1996. Parasite infections of humans, diagnosis and pathology. A 5-part video tape series. Center Improv. Human Funct., Intern. Wichita, KS.
106. Amin, O. M. 1996. Facial cutaneous dermatitis associated with arthropod presence. Explore 7: 62-64.
107. Amin, O. M. and A. Canaris. 1997. Description of Neolacunisoma geraldschmidti gen. n., sp. n., (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) from South African Shorebirds. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 64: 275-280.
108. Amin, O. M. 1997. Prevalence and host relationships of intestinal protozoan infections during the summer of 1996. Explore 8: 29-34.
109. Amin, O. M. and M. Dailey. 1998. Description of Mediorhynchus papillosus (Acanthocephala: Gigantorhynchidae) from a Colorado, USA, population, with a discussion of morphology and geographical variability. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 65: 189-200.
110. Amin, O. M. and W. L. Bullock. 1998. Neoechinorhynchus rostratum sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the eel, Anguilla rostrata, in estuarine waters of northeastern North America. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 65: 169-173.
111. Amin, O. M. and K. O. Amin 1998. Herbal Remedies for parasitic infections. Explore 8: 1-59.
112. Amin, O. M. 1998. Marine Flora and Fauna of the Eastern United States: Acanthocephala. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS, U. S. Dept. Comm. 28pp.
113. Amin, O. M. 1998. Seasonal prevalence and host relationships of Cyclospora cayetanensis in North America during 1996. Parasitol. Intern. 47: 53-58.
114. Amin, O. M. and L. Margolis. 1998. Redescription of Bolbosoma capitatum (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) from false killer whale off Vancouver Island, with taxonomic reconsideration of the species and a synonymy of B. physeteris. J. Helminthol Soc. Wash. 65: 179-188.
115. Amin, O. M., C. Wongsawad, T. Marayong, P. Saehoong, S. Suwattanacoupt and O. Sey. 1998. Spaerechinorhynchus macropisthospinus sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Plagiorhynchidae) from lizards, frogs, and fish in Thailand. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 65: 174-178.
116. Amin, O. M. 1999. Understanding parasites. Explore 9: 11-13.
117. Amin, O. M. 1999. Detecting microbes. In Optimal Digestion, T. W. Nickols and N. Faass, eds. Avon Books, Inc. N. Y. 145-152.
118. Amin, O. M. and S. S. Hendrix. 1999. Acanthocephala of cichlids (Pisces) in Lake Malawi, Africa, with a description of Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) malwawiensis sp. n. (Quadrigyridae) from Labeo cylindricus Peters, 1852 (Cyprindae). J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 66: 47-55.
119. Amin, O. M., A. G. Canaris and M. Kinsella. 1999. A taxonomic reconsideration of the genus Plagiorhynchus s. lat. (Acanthocephala: Plagiorhynchidae), with descriptions of South African Plagiorhynchus (Prosthorhynchus) cylindratus from shore birds and P. (P.). malayensis, and a key to the species of the subgenus Prosthorhynchus. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 66: 123-132.
120. Amin, O. M. 2000. Evaluation of a new system for the fixation, concentration, and staining of intestinal parasites in fecal specimens, with critical observations on the trichrome stain. J. Microbiol. Meth. 39: 127-132.
121. Amin, O. M., W. S. Eidelman, W. Domke, J. Bailey and G. Pfeifer. 2000. An unusual case of anisakiasis in California, U. S. A. Comp. Parasitol. 67: 71-75.
122. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann, N. V. Ha, P. V. Luc and P. N. Doanh. 2000. Revision of the genus Pallisentis (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) with the erection of three new subgenera, the description of Pallisentis (Brevitritospinus) vietnamensis subgen. et. sp. n., a key to species of Pallisentis, and the description of a new quadrigyrid genus, Pararaosentis gen. n. Comp. Parasitol. 67: 40-50
123. Amin, O. M. 2000. Acanthocephala in the Neotropical region. In Matazoan parasites in the neotropics. A systematic and ecological perspective, G. Salgado-Maldonado, A. N. G. Aldrete and V. M. Vidal-Martinez, eds. Inst. Biol., UNAM, Mexico, 167-174.
124. Amin, O. M., R. S. S. Al Sady, F. T. Mhaisen and S. F. Bassat. 2001. Neoechinorhynchus iraqensis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the freshwater mullet, Liza abu (Heckel), in Iraq. Comp. Parasitol. 68: 108-111.
125. Amin, O. M. 2001. Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome (NCS): a new disorder. Explore 10: 55-56.
126. Amin, O. M. 2001. Neoechinorhynchus didelphis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinrohynchidae) from the redfin pickerel, Esox americanus, in Georgia, U. S. A. Comp. Parasitol. 68: 103-107.
127. Amin, O. M. 2002. Seasonal prevalence of intestinal parasites in the United States during 2000. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 66: 799-803.
128. Amin, O. M., M. F. A. Saoud and K. S. R. Alkuwari. 2002. Neoechinorhynchus qatarensis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the blue-barred flame parrot fish, Scarus ghobban Forsskal, 1775, in Qatari waters of the Arabian Gulf. Parasitol. Intern. 51: 171-176.
129. Amin, O. M. 2002. Revision of Neoechinorhynchus Stiles and Hassall, 1905 (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) with keys to 88 species in two subgenera. Syst. Parasitol. 53; 1-18.
130. Amin, O. M., S. M. A. Abdullah and F. T. Mhaisen. 2003. Description of Pomphorhynchus spindletruncatus sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae) from freshwater fishes in northern Iraq, with the erection of a new Pomphorhynchid genus, Pyriproboscis gen. n., and keys to genera of Pomphorhynchidae and species of Pomphorhynchus. Syst. Parasitol. 54:229-235.
131. Amin, O. M. and H. Taraschewski. 2003. Description of subadult Pallisentis (Pallisentis) rexus (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from the vertebrate intermediate host in Thailand with an examination of the species identity. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 116: 215-221 .
132. Amin, O. M. 2003. Evaluation of Trichrome-PLUS stain, a new permanent
stain and procedure for intestinal parasites in fecal specimens. Explore 12: 4-9.
133. Amin, O. M. 2003. Ancient Egyptian medicine. Explore 12: 7-15.
134. Amin, O. M. 2003. On the diagnosis and management of neurocutaneous
syndrome (NCS), a toxicity disorder from dental sealants. Explore 12: 1-5.
135. Amin, O. M., S..M. A. Abdullah and F. T. Mhaisen. 2003. Neoechinorhynchu (Neoechinorhynchus) zabensis sp. n.(Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from freshwater fish in northern Iraq. Folia Parasitol. 50: 293-297.
136. Amin, O. M. 2004. Toxicity from dental sealants causing neurocutaneous syndrome (NCS), a dermatological and neurological disorder. J. Holist. Dent. Assoc. 2004: 1-15.
137. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann and N. V. Ha. 2004. On the immature stages of Pallisentis (Pallisentis) celatus (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from occasional hosts in Vietnam.
138. Amin, O. M., K. Nagasawa and M. J. Grygier. 2004. Seasonal and host distribution of fish acanthocephalans from the Lake Biwa Basin, Japan.
139. Amin, O. M. 2004. Occurrence of the subgenus Acanthosentis Verma & Datta,1929 (Acanthocephala; Quadrigyridae) in Japan, with the description of Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) alternatspinus sp. n. and A. (A.) parareceptaclis sp.n. from Lake Biwa drainage fishes and a key species of the subgenus. Syst.Parasitol. 60: 125-137.
140. Amin, O. M. 2004. On the course of neurocutaneous syndrome (NCS) and its pseudo-diagnosis by medical professionals. Explore 13: 4-9.
141. Amin, O. M. 2004. On the diagnosis and management of neurocutaneous syndrome, a toxicity disorder from dental sealants. CA Dent. Assoc. J. 32: 657-663.
142. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann and N. V. Ha. 2004. On the immature stages of Pallisentis (Pallisentis) celatus (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from occasional Fish hosts in Vietnam. Raffles Bull. Zool. 52: 593-598.
143. Amin, O. M. 2005. Detecting microbes. In Optimal Digestive Health, T. W. Nichols & N. Faass, Eds., Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vemont. 130-137.
144. Amin, O. M. 2005. Trends in annual, seasonal, geographical and host distribution, and symptomology of Blastocystis hominis infections in the United States. Explore 14: 11-19.
145. Amin, O. M. and K. W. Christison. 2005. Neoechinorhynchus (Neoechinorhynchus) dorsovaginatus n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the dusky kob Agyrosomus japonicus (Sciaenidae) on the southern coast of South Africa. Syst. Parasitol. 61: 173-179.
146. Amin, O. M. 2005. Dental products causing Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome (NCS) symptoms in NCS patients. Explore 14: 57-64.
147. Amin, O. M. 2005. The epidemiology of Blastocystis hominis in the United States. Res. J. Parasitol. 1: 1-11
148. Amin, O. M. 2006. An overview of Neuro-Cutaneous Syndrome (NCS) with a special reference to symptomology. Explore 15: 41-49.
149. Amin, O. M. 2006. On the diagnosis and management of Neurocutaneous Syndrome (NCS), a toxicity desorder from dental sealants.Townsend Letter # 276: 85-90.
150. Amin, O. M. 2006. Prevalence, distribution and host relationships of Cryptosporidium parvum (Protozoa), infections in the United States, 2003-2005. Explore, in press.
151. Amin, O. M., R. Heckmann and M. D. Standing. 2007. The structural-functional relationship of the para-receptacle structure in Acanthocephala. Comp. Parasitol., in press.
152. Heckmann, R., O. M. Amin and M. D. Standing. 2007. Chemical analysis of metals in acanthocephalans utilizing Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDXA) in conjunction with scanning electron microscope (SEM). Comp. Parasitol., in press.
153. Amin, O. M., N. V. Ha and R. Heckmann. 2007. New and already known acanthocephalans from amphibians, reptiles and mammals in Vietnam, with descriptions of two new genera and four new species and keys to species of Pseudoacanthocephalus Petrochenko, 1956 (Echinorhynchidae) and Sphaerechinorhynchus Johnston & Deland, 1929 (Plagiorhynchidae). Syst Parasitol., in press.
154. Amin, O. M., J. Blais, C. V. Oosterhout and J. Cable. 2007. On Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) tilapiae (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from cichlids (Pisces) in Lake Malawi, Africa. Comp. Parasitol., subm.
155. Amin, O. M. 2007. On the the epidemiology of Cryptosporidium parvun (Protozoa) infections in the United States. Res. J. Parasitol., subm.
156. Amin, O. M., N. V. Ha and R. Heckmann. 2007. On five new species of acanthocephala from birds in Vietnam including Pyrirhynchus heterospinus n. gen., n. sp. (Paraheteracnthocephalidae n. fam.) from sand piper, Tringa hypoleucos. Syst. Parasitol., in preparation.


June 24, 2012

Hyperthyroidism vs Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Posted in ENDOCTRINE DISORDER, MISDIAGNOSED, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:30 pm by PCOSLady


PCOS Lady:
Many PCOS ladies will also have a thyroid issue… I have posted the symptoms and info to help you tell the differences and be better informed…
Seeing an endocrinologist is your best choice of doctors. Your doctor may tell you your thyroid was fine after a TSH only. Some people see multiple doctors before being told they have a thyroid problem. You may be misdiagnosed with depression or Diabetes or not diagnosed with anything!
~ Keeping a list of your symptoms will help in getting diagnosed properly…
~ Be sure your doctor addresses all your concerns and symptoms…
Your symptoms will show you have a thyroid problem. You may be hyperthyroid or hypothyroidism. Absence of periods leans to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.
~ Mary Shomon, a patient advocate, to be a wonderful resource for thyroid information. She writes books and is the Thyroid Guide writer at…
Additional info found on : – symptom_list – symptom_list
Hyperthyroidism Symptoms:
~ Heart palpitations; accelerated heart rate
~ Chest pain
~ A feeling of being too warm all the time
~ Nervousness and trembling
~ Insomnia despite feeling exhausted
~ Breathlessness
~ Diarrhea and GI upset
~ Increased appetite
~ Light or absent menstrual periods, infertility
~ Weight loss
~ Muscle deterioration
~ Warm, moist skin
~ Hair loss
~ Bulging eyes, “spacy” gaze
~ Heightened anxiety, irritability, moodiness or depression
Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
~ severe fatigue, loss of energy
~ weight gain, difficulty losing weight
~ depression and depressed mood
~ joint and muscle pain, headaches
~ dry skin, brittle nails
~ brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss
~ irregular periods, PMS symptoms
~ breast milk formation
~ calcium metabolism difficulties
~ difficulty tolerating cold and lower body temperature
~ constipation
~ sleeping more than average
~ diminished sex drive
~ puffiness in face and extremities
~ hoarseness
~ bruising/clotting problems
~ elevated levels of LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and heightened risk of heart disease
~ allergies that suddenly appear or get worse
~ persistent cold sores, boils, or breakouts
~ tingling sensation in wrists and hands that mimics carpal tunnel syndrome
~ memory loss, fuzzy thinking, difficulty following conversation or train of thought
~ slowness or slurring of speech
Different sources vary the symptoms lists. Keep in mind that, as with many medical disorders, you may only have a few of the symptoms. And just because you don’t have a hallmark symptom of a disorder doesn’t mean you don’t have it.
Many times basic and general tests will not reveal certain problems like thyroid disease, prediabetes. You may need to insist on more detailed, targeted tests, even if you feel you have an excellent doctor.
PCOS Lady:
I have PCOS with 28 mild symptoms… Dr Chang in California told me at first i did not have PCOS… I pushed the symptoms i had and quoted his words back at him on points… He agreed i had PCOS!
A short quiz found at site you can show your doctors… Use it as a general short guide…
This information will inform you and help you on your journey to a proper diagnosis…

May 25, 2012

Dr Flechas on Fibromyalgia

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:41 am by PCOSLady


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PCOS Lady:
You will learn many things about your condition… I will say even enough to tell your doctor what tests and treatments to try…
~ Dr. Flechas is a nationally known speaker on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia, one of the 10 most frequently misdiagnosed syndromes in North America …
~ Dr. Flechas is a nationally known speaker on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia, one of the 10 most frequently misdiagnosed syndromes in North America today. Dr. Flechas is considered to have broken a paradigm in effectively treating Fibromyalgia pain without the use of anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, or narcotic medications. His treatment involves the use of Nitroglycerine to increase Nitric Oxide, a natural pain killer found in the body. He has recently found the use of essential oils from plants to decrease the pain of FMS.
Dr. Flechas is a family practitioner, specializing in the treatment of fibromyalgia and chronic pain. With over 700 fibromyalgia patients, he has a wealth of information to share.
Dr. Jorge Flechas has developed an effective protocol for treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
Although this statistic may be significantly understated due to the frequent misdiagnosis of this debilitating syndrome, Fibromyalgia afflicts between two and four percent of the population in the United States today. Fibromyalgia appears to be most frequently present in women with a ratio of 20 women to every 1 man. It is especially prevalent among those women in the age range of 35 to 55. The average age of first onset is 45. It has been diagnosed in teenagers and in children as young as seven years of age.
~ Muscle pain – Hurting All Over
~ Fatigue
~ “Tender Points” in specific areas when pressure is applied
~ Sleep Disturbance
~ Recurring Headache
~ Morning Stiffness
~ Memory Problems
For a more comprehensive review of the diagnostic criteria associated with FMS, Please visit the website of the National Fibromyalgia Research Association at the
FMS has been discussed in the medical literature for many years. It was first described by William Balfour, a surgeon at the University of Edinburgh, in 1816. Our medical alertness to this syndrome is on the rise, and as a consequence more and more patients are being diagnosed in today’s medical environment. It is of interest to note that health care practitioners in China have no recorded incidence of Fibromyalgia, nor does it appear in third world health clinics as predominantly as it does in Western nations such as the United States.
~ The National Fibromyalgia Research Association …
~ Fibromyalgia FAQ
~ Abstract: &quOT;Alternative Treatment of Fibromyalgia Using the Oxytocin-Hormonal-Nutrient Protocol to Increase Nitric Oxide”by Jorge Flechas, MD, MPH

May 6, 2012

Mold Exposure Symptoms

Posted in MOLD tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:28 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Remember: If you see mold of any type on the outside of fruits and vegetables “it” is already through it! I see soft spots, greenish spots, black spots, white spots and at times fuzz… Flies are a good indicater to spoilage…

Symptoms of Fungal Exposure (Mycotoxicosis)
Susan Lillard-Roberts
Mold toxicity is often the end result with constant exposure to mold of a toxic substance. A common misconception among allergists who are untrained in this type of toxicity levels in humans, which is technically not their area of expertise unless they have trained specifically in environmental medicine with their background in immunology, is to do general allergen testing. Most tests usually result in an unequivocal result, a 2+ or less. This induces some physicians to order allergy shots, regardless. These shots are absolutely worthless (and could possibly be harmful) to a person who has been heavily exposed to these mycotoxins as they are already in a state of toxicity. If anything, this could exacerbate the problem. Because many doctors are not trained in this field, they may try to “guess” at a diagnosis.
In laymen’s terms, molds produce mycotoxins. These substances, although unseen by the naked eye, are ingested and then enter the body through the skin, mucous and airways. Once ingested, mold has the requirements to colonize and spread. In doing this, it can compromise the immune system and damage everyday processes of the body. Mold and yeast are interchangeable only in their dimorphic state, which is often a big misconception, although both are fungi. There has been a theory of a connection between Autism Spectrum Disorder onset and Candida Albicans in the body. New studies are being conducted during the first quarter of 2006. Updates will follow.
Fungi, which include yeasts, moulds, smuts and mushrooms, are responsible for causing four types of mycotic (fungal) disease:
1. Hypersensitivity – an allergic reaction to moulds and spores;
2. Mycotoxicosis – poisoning by food products contaminated by fungi
3. Mycetismus – the ingestion of preformed toxin (toadstool poisoning)
4. Infection (systemic) – (Mycotoxicosis; the subject below)
The following are a list of the most common symptoms of fungal exposure (bear in mind, people never fit all of below criteria). Most people with some forms of Mycotoxicosis meet at least 8 (recent symptoms) of the following criteria:
~ Fibromyalgia/mps (and several correlated symptoms)
~ Respiratory distress, coughing, sneezing, sinusitis
~ Difficulty swallowing, choking, spitting up (vomiting) mucous
~ Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
~ Burning in the throat and lungs (similar to acid reflux and often misdiagnosed as such)
~ Asthmatic signs; wheezing, shortness in breath, coughing, burning in lungs, etc.
~ Irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, diarrhea, sharp abdominal pains, stomach lesions
~ Bladder, liver, spleen, or kidney pain
~ Dark or painful urine
~ Dirt-like taste in mouth, coated tongue
~ Food allergies/leaky gut syndrome/altered immunity
~ Memory loss; brain fog, slurred speech, occasionally leading to dementia
~ Vision problems
~ Swollen lymph nodes
~ Large boils on neck (often a sign of anaphylaxis)
~ Yellowing of nails, ridges, or white marks under nail
~ Thyroid irregularities, sometimes leading to complete dysfunction; adrenal problems
~ Headaches
~ Anxiety/depression, heart palpitations – confusion, PTSD
~ Extreme blood pressure, cholesterol, or triglycerides irregularities
~ Ringing in ears, balance problems (very common), dizziness, loss of hearing (aspergillus niger)
~ Chronic fatigue (also included under this classification directional confusion)
~ Intermittent face flushing; almost always systemic, Called the Mylar Flush (neurological))
~ Night head sweats, and drooling while sleeping, profuse sweating
~ Multiple chemical sensitivity; only upon exposure to Stachybotrys and Chaetomium
~ Nose bleeds (stachybotrys)
~ Bruising/scarring easily; rash or hives, bloody lesions all over the skin (Often systemic, see images; skin)
~ Reproductive system complications; infertility, changes in menstrual cycles, miscarriage
~ Sudden weight changes (Detoxifier genotypes tend to gain weight, non-detoxifier genotypes tend to lose weight)
~ Cancer
~ Hair loss, very brittle nails, temporary loss of fingerprints (in rare cases)
~ Joint/muscle stiffness and pain
~ Irregular heart beat/heart attack
~ Seizures, inadvertent body jerking, twitching, inadvertent facial movements or numbness in face
~ Hypersensitivity when re-exposed to molds, which can lead to anaphylaxis
~ Anaphylaxis upon re-exposure to mycotoxin producing molds
~ Death, in extreme cases
Note: despite inaccurate and misleading reports by theorists regarding immuno-compromised, babies, and the elderly being more susceptible, this is a big misconception as exposure to the T-2 mycotoxins found in many types of current indoor molds will poison anyone in time; no one is immune. The reason for this conflicting information is that studies have never been conducted to prove this. If so called experts are going to make such a broad and misleading statement, they may as well say that this same category of people is more susceptible to SARS, West Nile Virus, AIDS, and cancer. The T-2 mycotoxins found in many of these molds are the exact same T-2 mycotoxins that have killed widespread groups of innocent people with Yellow Rain, a biological warfare agent.
Different mold species can have varying health effects, but it is important to remember that any excessive mold growth needs to be taken care of, regardless of the species. Any excessive mold growth can lead to increased allergies, toxicity, and house/building structural problems.
~ Symptoms of Fungal Exposure (Mycotoxicosis) …
by Susan Lillard-Roberts …
~ ** Dr Mercola & Dr Richie Shoemaker, MD … Effective Strategies to Identify and Correct the Inflammation Caused by Mold Exposure… They cover mold, algae, spirochetes, etc… causing asthma, MS, Fibromyalgia and more that upset our metabolism, etc.. causing inflammation in us… Taking drugs does no no good unless directed at the causes… The video explains it all! Well worth telling your doctors about!
Deadly Mycotoxins Found In Breakfast Cereals
~ Green Med Info … It’s been estimated that mycotoxins infect around 25% of the world’s cereal crop.
Mycotoxins include over 300 toxic compounds produced when certain molds or fungi infect crops.
Why Turmeric May Be the Diseased Liver’s Best Friend
Mycotoxins in Grain – What are mycotoxins? – Food-borne …
~ … Mycotoxins are poisonous chemical compounds produced by certain fungi. There are many such compounds, but only a few of them are regularly found in food …
Mycotoxin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
~ Wikipedia… The other primary mycotoxin groups found in mushrooms include: orellanine, monomethylhydrazine, disulfiram-like, hallucinogenic indoles,
muscarinic, …
Food Standards Agency – Mycotoxins
~ Food Standards Agency … Mycotoxins are a group of naturally occurring chemicals produced by certain moulds … Descriptions of some of the most commonly found mycotoxins in food and …
Unregulated mycotoxin found in cereals – FSA
~ Food Production Daily by Mark Astley … Nov 23, 2011 – An unregulated, potentially harmful mycotoxin was found in over 10% of cereal sampled during a Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey, …

~ Surviving Mold – Forum of 1st hand experiences and doctors posts with information…
molds home
molds home symptoms
mold exposure
indoor molds
mycotoxin symptoms
mycotoxin liver damage
mycotoxins food

April 16, 2012

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:18 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady: is highly informative on numerous topics…
Here is a longer list of Fibro symptoms from the author of a book on it…

Fibromyalgia Symptoms
by Mary J. Shomon
A significant percentage of the estimated 20 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, an important connection discussed in my new book Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia affects as many as 8 million people in the U.S., occurring mainly in women of childbearing age. Symptoms usually arise between the ages of 20-55 years, but the condition also may be diagnosed in childhood. Among the entire population, it’s estimated that as many as 3-6% of the general population, including children, meet the criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This would make fibromyalgia over twice as common as rheumatoid arthritis. In general, fibromyalgia is strikes women seven times more often than men, according to a 1998 National Institutes of Health report.
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia typically include:
~ Feeling of pain, burning, aching, and soreness in the body
~ Headaches, tenderness of the scalp, pain in the back of the skull
~ Pain in the neck, shoulder, shoulder blades and elbows
~ Pain in hips, top of buttocks, outside the lower hip, below buttocks, and the pelvis
~ Pain in the knees and kneecap area
~ Fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, waking up tired, morning stiffness
~ Insomnia, frequent waking, difficulty falling asleep, or falling asleep immediately
~ Raynaud’s phenomenon (where your hands feel cold, numb, or turn blue, when exposed to temperature changes)
~ Irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and constipation, bloating, cramping
~ Balance problems
~ Neurally mediated hypotension — when you stand up, your blood pressure drops, which can make you feel faint, dizzy, nauseous, your heart rate drops, and you can even pass out
~ Balance problems
~ Restless leg syndrome
~ Sense of tissues feeling swollen
~ Numbness, tingling and feeling of cold in the hands and feet
~ Chest pain, palpitations
~ Shortness of breath
~ Painful periods
~ Anxiety, depression and “fibrofog” — the term used to describe the confusion and forgetfulness, inability to concentrate and difficulty recalling simple words and numbers, and transposing words and numbers
~ Frequent urination
~ Muscle twitching
~ Dry mouth
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~ ** Dr Mercola & Dr Richie Shoemaker, MD … Effective Strategies to Identify and Correct the Inflammation Caused by Mold Exposure… They cover mold, algae, spirochetes, etc… causing asthma, MS, Fibromyalgia and more that upset our metabolism, etc.. causing inflammation in us… Taking drugs does no good unless directed at the causes… The video explains it all! Well worth telling your doctors about!

March 28, 2012

Lupus: Mimics PCOS, MS

Posted in LUPUS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:31 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady: The Revolution TV show touched on Lupus today… Toni Braxton was diagnosed with Lupus in 1988… Lupus is extremely hard to diagnose… Took four years for her…
~ Important: Symptoms List, keep one!
~ Lupus mimics PCOS, MS and more…
~ The Women’s is an excellent site for info!
By Mayo Clinic staff
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.
The most common signs and symptoms include:
~ Fatigue and fever
~ Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
~ *Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose
~ Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
~ Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
~ Shortness of breath
~ Chest pain
~ Dry eyes
~ Headaches, confusion, memory loss
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you develop an unexplained rash, ongoing fever, persistent aching or fatigue.
Read entire article at site
~ Mayo Clinic staff…. Lupus extensive information…
~ *… Excellent info, symptoms and check list on Lupus….
~… * Extensive symptoms list, * chart and more information…
~ Hormones & PCOS … A few months back, I posted for everyone to pray for a friend of mine that might have been diagnosed with Lupus or MS… and in the end she didn’t have either condition – she has severe PCOS. ~
~ Lupus Foundation of America… Criteria and interesting information…
~ Rheumatoid Arthritis Support …
Lupus and PCOS
lupus symptoms
early lupus symptoms
lupus pictures
lupus rash
first symptoms lupus
causes of lupus
lupus ms pcos
lupus rheumatoid arthritis

March 20, 2012

Hormone Balance Test

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 11:29 pm by PCOSLady

Here is something for everyone to consider taking… Especially those in relationships and marriages experiencing mood swings and lack of affection scenarios…
Find Out if Your Symptoms Are Due to a Hormonal Imbalance
By John R. Lee, M.D., Dr. David Zava and Virginia Hopkins
Take the Hormone Balance Test
– It may show which type imbalance…

January 31, 2009

Hypopituitarism – effects pituitary hormones …

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , at 5:28 am by PCOSLady

The Discovery Channel’s Mystery Diagnosis series
Reaired January 28, 2009
‘The girl who couldn’t wake up’
Her Story;


Hypopituitarism is often progressive. Although the signs and symptoms can occur suddenly, usually they tend to develop gradually. They are sometimes vague and subtle and may be overlooked for many months or even years.
Signs and symptoms of hypopituitarism vary, depending on which pituitary hormones are deficient.
The signs and symptoms may include:
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Low tolerance for stress
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss or gain
  • A decline in appetite
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Sensitivity to cold or difficulty staying warm
  • Visual disturbances
  • Loss of underarm and pubic hair
  • Joint stiffness
  • Hoarseness
  • Facial puffiness
  • Thirst and excess urination
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lightheadedness when standing
If you’re a man, you may also have signs and symptoms such as:
  • Loss of interest in sexual activity
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decrease in facial or body hair
If you’re a woman, you may develop:
  • Irregular or no menstrual periods
  • Infertility
  • Inability to produce milk for breast-feeding
Children may experience:
  • Stunted growth
  • Short stature
  • Slowed sexual development
When to see a doctor
If you develop signs and symptoms associated with hypopituitarism, see your doctor to determine the cause.
Also, if certain signs or symptoms of hypopituitarism develop suddenly — a severe headache or visual disturbances, confusion, or a drop in blood pressure — contact your doctor immediately. Such symptoms could represent sudden bleeding into the pituitary (pituitary apoplexy), which requires prompt medical attention.


Follow Mayo Clinic link for complete information….
My husband has suffered most all of the 1st list of symptoms all his life… Of late they have progressed aggressively… Doctors and hospitals have never found this diagnosis…
I caught it watching Mystery Diagnosis and researched it on the net….
He felt totally relieved when i read him the symptoms to have found a diagnosis fitting his symptoms like a glove…
Note:   Some symptoms overlap those of PCOS … They are both hormone disorders…. Women and men are effected differently and treatment varies for each person…
Resources: ….

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