I don't have
any medical background; however, in the
learning about what
2-butoxyethanol does, both from what the
chemical is said to do, and from talking to
those harmed by it, I learned that it is
an autoimmune situation first towards
the red blood cells, and I suspect that will
be the common denominator of harm:
autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Shares
this dog owner, "My
dog was diagnosed with AIHA"
And then it goes on to cause, best I can
tell, all the other odd symptoms that have
come to be known as 'gulf war syndrome' or
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction or even
just Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (in cases
where the immune system is not yet realized
to be part of the picture) The Central
Nervous System damage is the most noticeable
and gets the most attention; however, the
fatigue the doctors are looking for, in my
opinion is this red blood cell damage.
The source of info on this hemolytic anemia
Is no longer on the internet, so I'm glad I
saved this copy. It is very basic, but this
is the info I started with 2 years ago.
The basic difference, in lay terms, is that
in hemolytic anemia (from
would be the body's prematurely destroying
the red blood cells. Seems like the retic
rate is high with an acute exposure & can
even drop over time to below normal, but the
basic blood work doesn't read right. There
are too many red blood cells that are
immature. Ask the doctor to "LOOK AT
THE RED BLOOD CELLS" The numbers don't
tell you everything you need to know.
Or what to do when
they do show changes from normal ranges
If you have a strong exposure you will know
it. In 15 minutes, a worker shared with me,
that he had visible
blood in urine. You feel very bad; you
feel the fatigue hit.
You have flu-like symptoms? Included in
that can be a very high or low blood
pressure, blood sugar, etc. When the doctor
notices that, ask the doc to
check the retic rate, too And
What you were doing
at that time?"
|12-19-03 Daughter: "Yes, I remember all to well when my eyes started burning like there was hot pokers in them. It coincided with a VERY nasty stomach bug...vomiting, the runs...it was miserable. The day I got sick I had been rolling around in a very nasty store cleaning up the mess. (box account in Sugar Land, TX) That night I was so sick...took me 2 days to get the energy up to drag myself to the doctor's office & threw up all over it for him to tell me I had the flu."
I don't know much about aplastic anemia.
However, I do know a man who had this from
exposure to fresh oil the last week of
March, 1989. His wife shared his blood
counts with me for the last 6 months of his
life, and he had 3.9 for a red blood cell
count; and counts of 1 for WBC and PLT each.
In the simple definition the red, white, and
platelet blood cells are hindered from being
made at all. In this man's case from benzene
They say that
aplastic anemia in 80% of the cases is
acquired and that it is idopathic (they
don't know the cause)
I was wondering whether or not aplastic
anemia is autoimmune. ?
Since there is discussion on
immunosuppression in the article, I suspect
that it may be:
Quote: "The estimated 5-year
survival rate for the typical
patient receiving immunosuppression
is 75% and for matched sibling donor
BMT is greater than 90%. However, in
case of immunosuppression, a risk of
relapse and late clonal disease
I wonder whether
someone could have both hemolytic anemia and
aplastic anemia at the same
I would suggest that you do the basics, and
graph your own blood cell counts over time.
Keep copies of all bloodwork and all
urinalysis. Ask questions of your doctor.
Get a second opinion if you need to.
I believe real help may come when
the autoimmune aspect of the immune system
returns to normal. If medical science would
focus here, I believe a cure is possible.
This gulf war syndrome vet shared with me
he had bacteria in his blood. A year ago
I had no idea what that meant, but now I
think I do.
So, instead of hindering the immune system
that isn't going after the virus and
bacteria elements as it should, but going
after YOU. . . best to help it redirect
itself. Surely medical science can come up
with a cure?~~!
Actually, in the case of 2-butoxyathanol
exposure, the second hand exposure is very
easy to get - even Baby's can be exposed,
and I suspect it to be a primary
SIDS. Whenever you feel your eyes
burning, close them: whether on an airplane
or the dentists office ... the barber shop
... the chiropractor's office, etc. Or pull
out the airtight goggles. Mechanics are at
risk and so are housewives. Many cleaning
products are too strong in these chemicals.
The military should inventory all products
used repetitively by soldiers. Limit the
same group doing the same job for days on
end, when these chemicals, are in use; and
don't think that every time several soldiers
come down with 'flu-like' symptoms that you
need another virus vaccine.
If we knew all those who've been harmed by
this chemical since its invention in the
1930s, and especially in all wars (starting
with WWII), I think we would
lobby Congress to ban 'em and to look
for a cure.
I think Dioxin is getting too much credit
the harm of the
Vietnam Vet; and I think Sarin
gas, DU, and vaccinations is getting too
much credit for the harm to
the 'gulf war
syndrome' vet of 1990-1991
Yes, 2-butoxyethanol is a neurotoxin. But
it is also a pesticide, a poison a teratogen and then a