Imprisoned - Paola's EHS Story

I'm Paola, a 43-year-old woman from Italy, and I have been an EHS sufferer for 20 years, though I have "only" been aware of it for three and a half years.

From the mid-90s, I had hormonal disturbances, an acne-like skin rash that later on turned into a sort of cystic acne, irregular periods, frequent infections, urinary and gastrointestinal problems, frequent headaches, blurred vision, chronic fatigue, hair loss and alteration of circadian rhythms,  just to mention the main symptoms.

They didn’t appear all at once. My health condition got worse year after year, but for almost 20 years I didn't make any connection between these symptoms and my exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs).

After the introduction of 4G, they became unbearable and, to investigate the possible cause of one of the symptoms, I underwent a MRI scan - the second one of my life (I underwent the first one because in the end of the ‘90s, I started having frequent headaches accompanied by dysesthesia in the right arm).

After the MRI scan, I had a sort of nightmarish acute phase; the headache was constant, I couldn't sleep at night, I had a fast heart rate and a bad skin rash on my face, my movements were uncoordinated, and I lost balance easily.

Just by chance, and this really saved my life, I sat next to a WiFi router in a studio. I'd never used WiFi before, and my symptoms peaked. That's the day when I started making the connection.

I searched the Internet, and conducted some tests - by leaving the polluted areas, and then by moving back in.

Within a month, it was clear that WiFi caused me problems, but I still ignored the fact that other sources of EMF pollution were also harming me - specifically those that I had been exposed to since I was young (for example, mobile phone masts).

I tried to ask my neighbours to turn their WiFi routers off, at least at night - there were on average 25 WiFi signals invading my flat. They refused to do this, and I was forced to flee.

I moved to my parents’ flat on the top of a building where, luckily, no one was living downstairs and irradiating me from below. But most of the flat was still penetrated by many WiFi signals (an average of 20), coming in from the surrounding flats.

Again, I tried to ask the “new” neighbours to turn their WiFi routers off, at least at night, but I was either ignored or bullied.

In the end, I had no other option than to start living in a less polluted one square meter area in the kitchen of my parents' flat. There (or I should say here) I've spent the last three and a half years, living and sleeping on a chair, as there isn't enough space for a bed.

When I started living in my current low-EMF area, ALL my signs and symptoms, after almost 20 years of agony, disappeared completely! My body started working like a Swiss watch, and I even stopped having blurred vision; it was amazing.

That’s when I realized there was a relation between my longstanding problems (hormonal disturbances, skin problems, irregular periods, frequent infections, etc.), and EMF exposure.

I decided to carry out a further investigation and assessment of my problem by contacting an engineer to have an EMF survey done in both my and my parents’ flats. It emerged that I had been exposed for years to high levels - though allowed by the Italian safety limits for EMF exposure - of microwave radiation.

I had been living in a very polluted environment, being completely unaware of the fact (I was on the upper floor, with mobile phone masts around), spending a lot of time at home to study hard for a better future.

Now, I can no longer go out. I’m a prisoner at home, because my current symptoms when I’m exposed to wireless radiation are: headaches, concentration lapses, dazed state (to the point that I no longer understand where I am and what I am doing), dizziness, lack of coordination, difficulty finding words, tinnitus, itchy skin rash on trunk and limbs, cardiac arrhythmia, lymph node swellings, extreme fatigue, sleep problems, irritability, visual disturbances, joint and musculoskeletal pain, and numbness.

Needless to say that I can't work, I don't have a private life and I have nothing to live on, apart from what my parents give me.

I’m tied to my one square meter area: it’s extremely painful to spend just a few minutes in the other rooms of the flat - so painful that it has become impossible, for instance, to shower as much as I would like to. I feel ashamed by writing this, but people have to know what it is like suffering from a severe form of EHS, which takes everything away - including dignity.

My family doctor, when asked to visit me at home (I couldn't go there in person), told my parents  to look for another doctor in order to have primary healthcare, because he didn’t believe I had a real disease.

Italy has a universal healthcare system and he shouldn't have refused to treat me.

During 2015, the first signs of MCS appeared in the form of respiratory crises when someone was using chemicals in the kitchen. During one of these crises, I had a multiple costal fracture, but - being severely electrosensitive - I couldn’t go to the hospital. I had no family doctor to come and help me (see above), and I was obliged to manage the thing on my own…while living and sleeping on a chair!

Now my chest cage is deformed on one side and does not expand normally.
I changed to a new family doctor and, being in pain, I went to his surgery for an initial meeting. He didn’t listen to what I was telling him about my disease and he treated me as if I was a crazy woman - making me feel humiliated. He then asked me to return two days later at 1 p.m., to discuss my “discomfort”.

Though it’s hard for me to go out, I decided to make the effort, and go to his surgery again - armed with some information about EHS. When I arrived, the surgery was closed. I decided to stop try looking for a family doctor. I'd had enough.

I spend every day hoping that I don't become seriously ill, because, being unable to go to the hospital, the only possible option would be to die. Is this acceptable in a country like Italy?

I'm currently battling not to have a smart meter installed. It would be placed two meters away from my “safety area”.

I'm a strong person by nature, but lately it has become extremely hard to endure all of this. I don't want to be a burden on my parents and I’m worried about my future, because I’m alone, and I couldn't have a family of my own due to my living conditions.

The level of pollution is increasing and my “safety area” is being invaded more and more each day. In fact, my condition is steadily getting worse.
Being sick since such a young age, my life has been greatly affected.

A huge moral, biological and material injustice has been done to me. My everyday life is torture, and I have lost my dignity as a human being. Nothing will ever be back to normal; I feel like I am compromised forever.


  1. You should shield your living space if you cant move away from EMF sources. But read this before investing anything in emf protection -

  2. Paola, Thank-you for sharing your story. I'm welling up with tears here having read. Despite the hell you are enduring, you still regularly take time to raise awareness of EHS, the dangers of EMF's and be of kind support to other sufferers despite it exaccerbating your symptoms and circumstances. As you know, I too am severely affected by EHS and your kind understanding and support has been of much vital value to me. Thank-You my friend :) I So wish for you to be able to get a healthy home somewhere, perhaps in a community where not only can your health drastically improve, but for you to thrive in all aspects. With love, thanks and a reminder that you are oft kindly thought of by myself, Phil x

  3. Love and prayers, you are not alone! I am also EHS and have experienced many of the same symptoms. I have an extremely understanding husband who moved North with me 2 years ago where the levels are low and tolerable for me now. I'm in Ontario Canada and am 62.

  4. Please know that I am in a similar situation as yourself and share your suffering,both physical and emotional at being ridiculed and denied by all around me who refuse to listen or care about me,themselves,their children or the pets they claim to love so much that they are irradiating to death.Try to keep surviving amidst it all and wait for something to change,I'll be thinking of you in your chair,mine's a car seat,would be so lovely to lay flat on a real bed one day again!

  5. Dear Paola, you are certainly not alone. Thanks for your story. Have you tried to enlarge your living space by shielding? I have great benefit from a schielding canopy . you will need 2 schielding mats on the floor and a grounding set for the canopy. In the netherlands where i m from there 'a webshop that can provide (even rent it for 2 weeks to try if it'is helpfull to you. ( (yshield) As a next step it might enlarge youre safe space to a better and larger area (2.20 x 2,20) . From there you might take a next step.
    Know that people all over the world are starting to be aware.

  6. Dear Paola, thank you for your story! You are certainly not alone!
    have you tried shielding to enlarge youre safe space? I had great benefit from a shielding canopy. You will need a canopy (YSHIELD) , 2 floor mats and a grounding set. In the Netherlands there is a webshop that offers you to try is out for 2 weeks. It might enlarge youre safe space to 2,20 x 2,20, at any room in the appartment, as a first step.
    Know that all around the world some people are getting aware.

  7. Dear Paola, know that you are not alone in your misery. I suffered for 6 years after a smart meter was installed on my home. About 5 months ago I had 2 rooms of my house closed up (no more windows) and painted with YSHIELD carbon based paint. It has truly given me back my life! Over the very black YSHIELD paint I used a pale blue color and then all the lighting is incandescent full spectrum bulbs from Chromalux. I can tell you that it is like pure bliss in these rooms! I thought that I would miss the windows but not at all! Just in the last week I started taking high doses of Vitamin D to help accelerate the healing of my tissues. I can definitely see an improvement with it. God Bless you and I hope you find a way to help yourself. This definitely a challenging journey for us all.

  8. Hi,
    The experiences here are look a like my experiences.
    I suffer from 1998 when the start to roll out many cell-towers in The Nederlands. And find out next door people with there same problems communication to me. Then as a technical man i made a Faraday cage. And get some better. I have cone from 1600 uW/m2 from 5 sourges to 100/200 uW/m2. But it was still not ok. In 2001 the time block i did not no why i get this sick i lost my best job ever. No job no money lost all. Try working many times with no success be course of my low energy. Many health problems that doctors can not solve. The look like normal problems. But the are not fixable with there non cure.
    Then i start a court process to take away cell towers 3 meters from the sleep room on the roof of my house.
    And that did not success. Telecom company's did a good job to make then go away possible. With smart tricks as pay money to place them. And let building owners sign a contract that writes on the end in small letters. Be course of health matters the contract can not be broken down.
    And the make a contract deal for 15 years.
    So i decide to move to udder house. That have cost me all my tiny left energy i got. But must do.
    DO it or die was it!
    So i step in a udder house and informed very careful if on this roof NO celltowers can be place there.
    And re decorate this udder house with special materials so outside at least 1600 uW/m2 electromagnetic waves digital modulated from many sources there. 24/7 NONSTOP
    In the house living space 0,7 uW/m2.
    In the sleeping space 0,4 uW/m2.
    And with AC filters from Dave Stetzer lower the distortions off my electricity.
    It takes me from 2008 till 2011 to recover that many so i good work again.
    Work with no energy left to do privid things in my free times.
    To make it possible to recover from my financial problems that this suffering give from 1999 till 2008.
    I can not use any digital transmitting devices. And i also did never will use them.
    Then health problems are back instance in no time.
    I do all my best to inform all my friends to stay at least 4 meters away from me. The amount of power is lowering very fast with this distance. So the infiltration of the harmful digital pulsed data that are on those microwaves is less bad.
    The problems are NOT the microwaves themselves.
    Those will only heat you up with way many of them.
    The problem is the digital pulsed powerful modulation on those microwaves that act as a carrier.
    Google George Carlo for the details.
    Those amplitude signals are look a like on cell communications. And will make a mess of any natural chemical/electrical communication of any kind.
    Animals, Humans, Plants.
    This pulsed new find out powerful communication of today is the biggest mistakes of mankind in history.
    And the side effects of using devices that break down humans natural communications to keep us social correct is those things that comes to TOP of the direct health effects of it.
    Smoke is bad.
    Asbestos have been bad.
    This what is happening now will bring smoke and asbestos to noting in category bad.
    On paper it shoot be the helping thing for human mankind.
    But for real it will be the baddest thing we ever have done.
    We are now slowly arriving the turn point of be aware of it. It will be some years then we will be ashamed of what for bad thing we did.

  9. I lived off grid with no electricity for 3 years - this gave me a reset - it's a huge story and not an easy road.... when the turn for better health even when into town for groceries and water (that was the hard part) came - what looked like relapses were more like extra harsh workouts - felt like I'd hit a wall and reverse dramatically... I'd rest for a few days and then be stronger than before. It's been 2 1/2 years since I left the off-grid hermitage living - which looked impossible for most of that time. I currently live in Chicago. Retrospectively, it's as though I was badly burned and any amount of "heat" would adversely effect me to the point of various kinds of seizures, heart issues, nose bleeds, numbness, disorientation, etc... Getting out allowed healing of "the burns" (so to speak) and meditation and Qi Gong gave me the tools to adapt... constantly and continuously adapt. It's possible. Nature is best!!! Your inner teacher is your best teacher! My story is a 3 part epic, as I'm sure, is that of everyone looking at this blog. The most difficult thing is finding out who will turn their backs on you by their lack of understanding or fear of its reality and thus possibility in their own lives... and then finding out who will turn their backs on you if you survive and can come back into life... and coming back in... starting all over again is heaven at first, loaded with tears of gratitude and love for every encounter.... but very difficult to rebuild a career - so far... still moving. Still grateful to have freedom that for some years I "knew" to be impossible.

  10. It's not "electro sensitivity" or "EHS". It's radiation sickness. Period.

    You heal by getting out of it for several months to several years. Eat chemical free and unprocessed foods. Build blood. Take sea salt baths and / or foot soaks. High greens. Fresh air. Clean water. (Berkey Water Filter with flouride filter is a gravity feed / no electricity option). Bathe in non-chlorinated water. If in nature, camping style and no streams nearby- cleanse with mixture of 1part Cidar vinegar to 3 parts water.
    *********Meditate 2 -3 times daily with your focus and imagination of your breath falling into, expanding and warming the lower belly. below your navel, and growing more dense, warm, healing and powerful with each exhale. **************************. and once health proves stable while you're in nature - clear mind, no rashes, balance returns as a constant, no sleep apnea or breathing issues, no seizures of any kind, no tinnitus, no nose or ear bleeds, no chest pains or heart "flips", etc... for a few weeks or months, begin learning how to utilize the meditation to maintain health while in high EMF areas... go into a town for tea or groceries and practice keeping the energy mostly in the lower belly. **** basically, practice the meditation while walking about, while talking with people, while drinking your tea or having a meal (if / when you're ready to go that far), etc.... keep the meditation going - some of the conscious mind "in" the lower belly (Lower DanTian). The first several experiments may or may not be successful... keep on keeping on - staying in nature until back to full force again before going back out to experiment / practice. This would take 3 days to a week for me at first... after a while it was a day or three. It's not an easy road, but if you listen to and follow the wild callings of your heart it will be a miraculous and beautiful one! That's the tip-top of the ice-berg of my recovery route - you'll discover your own inner teacher and strength. For me it was 3 years of living off-grid with no electro-tech nor electricity in a passive solar house. That was AFTER 3 years of trying many other ways to heal, survive and thrive. None of it was easy. Some people turned their backs on me during that time, others turned their backs on me once I healed and came back into the city. Very good friends, though, people who know me well, who watched it occur- they have been with me as great support all along the way. Mostly through letters in that off-grid time. Good journeys! When your heart tells you to go where you see no ground and you choose to follow - foundations are found beneath your every step. Thrive on. And go!

  11. Every one knows today that we all live in a crazy world where money is the only thing that counts ?, the Commissioner of the European Union Vytenis Povillas Andriukaitis is quite aware of these issues especially as a doctor and researcher this issues aren’t strange to him ?, but the lobby has better ways of making all of them ignored the article number 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights of the 4th of November 1950 of the Treaty of Rome is always in application or it has been abolish: "1. The right of each person to life is protected by law", the science today is very clear at this subject, January 20 of 2001. New studies on (ROS) Oxygen Species Production and RF, proves Penn State University theory correct and cell phone radiation does cause DNA damage in two-stage process, Epidemiological evidence for a heath risk from mobile phone base stations, Publish in The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2010, 16 Pages 263-267.Vini G. Khurana, Lennart Hardell, Joris Everaert, Alicja Bortkiewicz, Michel Carlberg, Mikko Ahonen, the protection of the health of the Europeans citizens doesn’t it passes before any other thing ?.

  12. it is so terrible what they do to us. I am lucky (now) to have a flat without radiation, nearly without. but have to drive to work every day in a radiated town. but your life seems to me so terrible, that I could cry. why dont they have a place for us to live?

  13. My same history in Spain.

    Now I live trapped on a basement, authorities tried to unable me as "crazy" as well as my parents, both doctors, as "psychotic induced into my madness".

    Judge and Forensic juditial doctor stopped them, and now I wish they go to prison since I am mentally perfect, this degenerates caused me postraumatic disorder.

    Francisco Sartos


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