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Mercury Poisoning

.I have had a rash of health problems during the past year. Many of these are auto immune related. I have had a number of medical test performed to try and detwermine the root cause of my problems without success until very recently. I had a metals screening run and it showed that my level of mercury was far above the upper accepatable limit.

The doctor who I am seeing thinks that to is related to old amalgam fillings. I had these redone in 1981 but once again they were amalgam fillings. I have a total of 9 fillings in all. Do you think that this is a possible cause of my problems?

The symptoms that I have experienced range from irritation of the vagus nerve tha caused my heart to be very stressed to the point of raising my enzyme levels to a dangerously elevated state. I experience stomach pain often right after I eat, I am prone to catching anything that is going around, I had the shingles and I also experienced numbness on both sides of my body at the same time. The symptoms disappeared completely for 4 months without warning and then resurfaced without warning. I have had all known heart tests done that showed nothing, I have had a upper and lower GI done as well as a colonoscory and an extensive MRI that showed no problems. I have also had screens run for many types of cancer that fortunately were all negative. I have been diagnosed with hyper[parathyroidism. The mercury test was the only other positive test result that I have had in the many tests that I have had run in the last year.

I am scheduled to see a endochronologist ths week about my hypoparathyroidism and a dentist about my mercury poisoning next week.

Could mecury poisonong be coming from my old fillings and are my many symptoms linked to mercury poisoning? Any assistance that people could provide woud be greatly appreciated.
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1530171 tn?1448129593
Hey Tab57.

Don't even question it.  The link may never be established clearly, but specially in light of your metal screening results,and being common knowledge by now that dental amalgams are the #1 source of mercury poisoning in the body, why not remove them?

The removal must be done by an experienced professional, so the risk for further exposure and mercury leaking into the blood, is minimized.
A complete detox would be of benefit before the amalgam removal, if you choose to do it, as you would want the mercury already in the body, removed.

Your mercury absorption is upwards of 135 mcg per day and that is probably high enough to cause most of your health issues.

There are many things that would affect levels of mercury release, the integrity of the immune system, being one of the main ones, thus explaining the 4 month "holiday", as the immune system was stronger and keeping thins at bay.

This is my opinion and it is not intended to replace medical advice.

Best wishes.
1167108 tn?1328439313
Thanks for your informative reply Niko. I plan on having my fillings redone by a qualified detist once I get my mercury level down significantly. I am currently taking the minimum dose of a reagent that will bind with the free mercury in my system. I am going back to my auto immune doctor to see if I can increase my dosage as I have not had any problems with it outside of the first three days that I was on it. The last four have been good to date.

1530171 tn?1448129593
Great Tab57. You are on the right path.

Best  of luck!
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