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suevit 10-09-2006 01:22 PM

Anyone have info on heavy metal posioning?
 
Hi,

A few years ago I was diagnosed with pernious anemia for which I get a B12 shot every month. Some of the symptoms went away leaving other which then lead to the diagnosis of hypothyroidism. With some still very strange symptoms left my Dr. completely puzzled conferred with other Drs and they recommended heavy metal testing.

That came back with mercury, lead (I was a stain glass artist)Gadolinium (used for scanning my heart which wasn't beating right and my brain which wasn't feeling right!) that normally is eliminated from your body right away, but nooo, my body decided to hang on to it. Also stuffed into my body is gallium and platinum.

Does anyone else out there have some of these guy stuck in there bodies? I have a great Doctor who is also a homeopath. Without him I may still be trying to find out what's going on.

I was hoping if anyone has similar issues maybe we could exchange thoughts and ideas as to what to expect, when to worry and when to just sleep.

Thanks
SueVit

StarFan 05-27-2007 11:53 PM

Re: Anyone have info on heavy metal posioning?
 
No sorry I don't. But I saw a tv show on Clay and charcoal uses where sometimes certain toxins are absorbed by or clinges to them when ingested and then later flushed out of the body.

Just thought it was something you could check into with your doctor.

Also I read something once that the amount of female hormones you have, allow for different absorbstion rates of minerals and metals. Females are more prone to than men of higher absorbtion of minerals and metals and chemicals, to which they speculated was for storing for later pregnancies, ect; To the effect that it was causing hypo thyroid in some and hyper thyroid issues in others. It all had to do with the right combination of metals (I think I remember copper was a factor) counter balancing too much absorption or too little absorption of what is needed. It was a long tech report that was way beyond me and not pertenint to what I was looking up, [[COLOR="Red"]removed[/COLOR]]. So it seems to of been a study report that would not be widely known to all yet if it's accurate.
But something else to consider and investigate perhaps?
Good Luck

Star

catholicgirl 07-18-2007 06:07 AM

Re: Anyone have info on heavy metal posioning?
 
Do you have silver fillings in your mouth? They are mercury fillings in reality?

Nyxie63 07-19-2007 03:24 AM

Re: Anyone have info on heavy metal posioning?
 
Hi SueVit,
Like you, I've been dealing with some symptoms that "just don't fit", some of which started developing in my teens (in my 40s now). I have thyroid nodules, but all my blood tests have been well within "normal" range, although FreeTs are below midrange. It wasn't until I saw a holistic MD that my heavy metals were tested. The dr ran an RBC elements test, which tests the metals found in the red blood cells and is a pretty good gauge of what's in tissue. The dr also ran a DMPS mercury challenge test.

They found elevated levels of mercury, in addition to higher than normal (but not toxic) levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead, thallium and manganese. Other than the manganese (which could be the result of my low ferritin level) I'm fairly sure most of this stuff was picked up over 30 years ago.

The mercury's probably from my mouthful of amalgams, in addition to the tons of vaccinations I had as a kid. The rest, well, my parents used to buy old run-down houses and we'd live in them as they were being remodeled. My brother and I were free labor and who knows what we were inhaling (dust mask? what's a dust mask?). Both arsenic and thallium were once used in rat poison. Also, arsenic is currently being used in small amounts by commercial chicken farmers to fatten the chickens for market. It apparently makes the chickens gain weight faster. The lead is probably from old lead paint dust. The cadmium has me a bit stumped, but since I've been around smokers my entire life, that's probably where that's from (there's a lot of cadmium in cigarette smoke).

If you have amalgams, there's no point in starting any kind of chelation therapy. All chelation protocols will leech even more mercury from the amalgams and it's necessary to have them removed before starting. Do some reading about amalgam removal protocols and then try to find a dentist who specializes in this. Just because a dentist is "mercury-free" doesn't necessarily mean they follow the correct protocol to avoid further mercury ingestion.

Good luck and please keep us posted. :)


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