I collected information about Welchol and cholestyramine which discouraged me from trying it. Shoemaker says people don't tolerate it and don't improve if they are still in an environment with an average level of mold. They have to be living in a mold free bubble with an ERMI rating of -1 or perhaps +2, depending upon their level of an immune factor known as C4a. I haven't had mine tested, but my very low score for MSH, a hypothalamic hormone, tells me I ought to look for the safest level before I undertake that strategy.
A short term alternative, suggested by a chapter in his recent book, Surviving Mold, was to get coconut oil, which we bought in town later that day. Mold toxins are fat soluble toxins, which is why they are so devastating to the nervous system and the cell membranes, both of which are composed primarily of fatty acids.
To be safe, I took a 1/2 Xanax, turned off the light at 11 and went right to sleep. Woke about 3:30 just mildly hungry. took another 1/2 Xanax and slept until 7:30.
Sunday night I slept peacefully, without medication, for perhaps 9 hours, waking at 5:30 to hear the howler monkeys and then going back to sleep until after 7. I felt fully rested when I awakened. This is extraordinarily rare for me!
after a leisurely breakfast, visited by a local monkey and an iguana, I had to urge to go to the beach. The nearest beaches are in Manuel Antonio, and they are fairly crowded with all the hordes of tourists around here. Since we had to stop in Quepos at the car rental office, we decided on the Quepos Beach. The rental agent discouraged us, and sent us driving about 30 kilometers to the most beautiful, isolated beach between Quepos and Domincal called Matapalo. It was glorious. Lots of shade trees around the parking area, which came right up to the beach. A slow, gradual deeping of the ocean water with gentle breakers lapping at the shore.