My husband and I were living in a house with a propane leak, he was working 12 hour days, and I was home most of the day. Of course we had no idea at the time there was a leak. I began having violent seizures, I lost my memory, short term and long term, since I had no form of health insurance, the doctors pretty much told me I was crazy and would not try to help me figure out what was wrong. I got to the point where I could not even remember who my husband or even my own parents were. When my mother went online and looked up my symptoms they all pointed to some form of a gas leak, turns out, there was a one inch hole in our propane line. I had been sitting in a house full of propane for about 2 months. The propane company argues with me and says that there is no possible way that could have been the problem. However, as soon as the leak was fixed, I began feeling better, I still have problems remembering things, and my friends and family says I am not the same person I used to be since this happend. Can anyone tell me if this leak was the problem.
I have a first cousin her personality started changing and everyone said ah that just runs in the family. She has been having headaches, her pitutary gland is swelled up and she cant remember issues that some one could tell her something and 2 days later she would forget about it. Today they check her house for propane leaks and she has been living in her house with a propane gas leak and this has messed her up bad. This friend has always been a spotless house keepers and it completely changed this girl. I wanting to know since the gas company got the leak stopped will she return to her ordinary self. She has lived in the propane for 2 or more years, Thanks Yoty
I, too, have lived in a house with leaking propane for 4 long years. Yes, leaking gas can definitely cause memory loss, extreme fatigue, headaches, stomachaches, and so much more. I ought to know because I have personally experienced it. When we finally discovered the leaking water heater and replaced it, my headaches disappeared and my energy levels increased dramatically.
I have been ill for 20 years, since we moved into our new house. I became sicker, physically and psychologically as the years passed. Hundreds of doctors had no clue and I was labeled neurotic by many. I even got a doctorate to help myself and nothing worked.
Just found out there was a propane leak in the house since day one. It's only been fixed for 2 months, and I am still feeling terrible. Does anyone have a timeline on the recovery? This has truly been a living hell. Can't function with the dizziness and feel like I'm going to die all the time.
I use propane to heat. The first time I used the tank, I didn't tighten it down quite enoug; so I smelled some gas (I'm told that they put something in the gas so you WILL smell a leak). I then tightened it down more, until the smell went away. I've been extra careful to do this each and every time. Is it still likely to be a problem? I feel like I've had the flue for several days.
I understand they are supposed to have an "odorant" in the propane, but not everyone's sense of smell is equal. It would seem for sure you're entitled to damages/compensation of some sort.
I'm feeling anxious about this because my husband and I both smelled gas this afternoon; he turned off the line from the tank, and called the company, and we're waiting for someone to arrive. I took our young son over to my mom's. The extreme cold, we suspect, may have caused a pipe or some seal to crack....
I'm feeling a bit spacey, but maybe it's just due to anxiety.
My (soon to be ex) husband and I manage(d) a ranch and a house was part of the wages. His kids and I kept telling him, for over 10 years, that we smelled propane in the basement. He blew us off and wouldn't tell the ranch owners. We also had severe black mold.......from the kitchen sink area to a bedroom in the basement. I went form a whirlwind 40 year old with not one gray hair and endless energy to a gray haired 50 year old with 0 in the gas tank! NO energy, constant headaches, stomach problems, diarreha, loss of memory both short and long and body aches. I've been out of that house for 2 weeks now, and the headaches are nearly gone, my breathing is better by far and my energy level and memory are better.
The chemicals gas and oil contain toxins that have an effect on the brain and central nervous system. It is not surprising that you experienced seizures, memory loss and changes in personality. I read a non fiction book once (I believe it is called Strong Medicine) about a British husband and wife team of doctors who moved to Alberta and were appalled at the high rate of brain tumours in the province.
I live next door to a gas station and my mom has Alzheimer's. I can smell the gas fumes quite strongly in the apartment and hallways. At first I thought it was coming from the underground garage. During the summer, and on weekends, whenever I stay in this apartment for an extended period of time, I feel extremely lethargic, brain fogged and have shortness of breath with the slightest exertion. I wonder just how much of mom's Alzheimer's is the effect of 15 years of breathing in these fumes.