As some of you know, I have recently had 9 mercury fillings replaced with excellent results (so far). I have definitely noticed an improvement in my previously unexplained symptoms. My headaches are becoming less and less frequent and less severe, I feel like my energy is slowly returning, my blurred vision problem is improving too. My brainfog is clearing...I feel more like "me" again. Some people might say this is a coincidence, but I feel certain that my problems were related to my fillings. Anyway, here is my question...
3-4 months ago (when my symptoms started), after not finding any answers from various doctors, I asked my regular doctor to order a mercury blood test. The test came back negative (no mercury was found in my blood). I realize that a person can have a negative blood test for mercury, but still have mercury toxicity due to the fact that it exists within the tissues and organs. Well, this past week, after having my fillings out for 1 week, I asked my doctor to order a urine mercury test, because I have been taking supplements that were supposed to help chelate any mercury and release it from my body. I just found out that no mercury was found in my urine either. I'm very confused because I thought there should at least be something, even just a small amount, to show that my body was releasing it. I guess I was hoping the amount would be high, because then it would have confirmed what I thought all along. Now I'm wondering if my body is just not able to release the mercury, or maybe it's not even there in the first place, or maybe I need to give it more time. Do you think it's possible for the fillings themselves to have caused my problems, but maybe I'm not really toxic? Do I continue to try to chelate slowly? I'm not trying to seek official medical advice, but I was just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or experience on this.
Oh, and I started the supplements a few weeks before my amalgam removal. It's a multi that contains vitamin C, E, alpha lipoic acid, selenium, zinc, glutathione, MSM, and a few others, in a base of garlic, milk thistle, cilantro, and chlorella - it's made especially for amalgam removal patients. The directions indicated to take 8 per day, but I have only been taking 2 or 3 because I want to go slowly.