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Toxoplasmosis from cleaning cat littler, even with good hand washing? Can Toxoplasmosis make mental health problems worse or course them? As I am concerned about my current low mood and frequent anxiety and panic. I have also been recently bothered by intrusive thoughts that are causing me to lose sleep. If the toxo was present can it make these problems worse or cause psychotic episodes, as I have just been told on the internet?
I normally cleaning when it gets dirty, not ever day because she does go outside on a night time. But I do change it regularly and always wash my hands because I do have a little OCD with cleaning my hands. I'm a vegetarian so the undercooked meat wouldn't apply to me.
I do have current anxiety and panic problems and I do have a fear of not being in control of myself especially during a seizure as I have been newly diagnosed with partial epilepsy. Which I think has caused the intrusive thoughts. When I saw that toxo could cause psychotic episodes I did panic a little.
Thank you Doctor I will take that advice on board.
Do you think them that psychotic episodes are likely in my case? Just looking for a little reassurance as the intrusive thoughts make me fear going to sleep.
Changing cat litter with no faeces, any risk of infection?