I apologize if this is not the best suited forum for this question but it was difficult to find a more appropriate topic. I am a hypothyroid patient but my treatment levels are optimal (low TSH and FT-4 & FT-3 both at between mid-range and high-normal).
With my hypothyroid treatment staying optimized, I still began to develop worsening symptoms of muscle weakness, headach and neurological types symptoms. I've had every possible cause ruled out, including B-12, ANA, ESR, RA Factor, CBC, Sjogren's, MRI, Liver etc....
One test I had done was a hair analysis (Genova Diagnostics 7-10-2008) and it came back showing I have elevated "antimony". The range at the lab is <0.016 and my result was flagged high at "0.042". When I saw this result, I looked up an old hair analysis I had done 3 and a half years ago and on that one my antimony was also flagged high but was less elevated than this more recent one.
I have read online that antimony can leech into mineral water from the plastic bottle containers and I'm a stickler for bottled drinking water and in fact keep a bottle at my bedside that I just refill as it runs out. I've also read that antimony is toxic similar to arsenic.
Is it possible that my antimony level, more that twice and a half the normal range, could be causing me toxicity symptoms?