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Mercury Toxicity?


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#1 jamiecasabellameeks

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:52 PM

Hey guys! I have not been on the forum in forever! I was diagnosed with Celiac in March 2013. I was feeling better for a while with the gluten-free diet. However, now I have all kinds of crazy symptoms despite my carefulness to remain gluten-free. My symptoms point to mercury toxicity. A dentist friend of mine who lives in Colorado lead me in this direction. I had my amalgam fillings removed and replaced with composite filling in October 2013. Again, I eventually began to feel better. However, the symptoms came back and are actually worse. I have had to go to ER even because the pain has gotten so severe. I have now decided to put myself through mercury detox under the guidance of my friend (who also suffers from mercury toxicity). I'm just VERY curious as to others' thoughts/opinions...and mainly if anyone else has experienced anything similar to this. I would appreciate ANY help!!! Thank you!!!!!
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:14 PM

I really don't know much about this. I would suggest you consult a physician and follow a medical protocol. I'm not sure what a person can really, safely do if you have Mercury poisoning. I think that can be a pretty serious illness.


http://www.nlm.nih.g...icle/002476.htm

Looks like the kind in dental fillings comes out the far end if swallowed. So I wouldn't think that would be an issue.
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:07 PM

Do you eat a lot of fish? Just a thought.


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#4 LauraTX

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:07 PM

I second what has already been said by Kareng.  If you haven't already been to a doctor for this specific issue, I implore you to go get checked out before you start with your self treatment.  Unfortunately, mercury toxicity is extremely rare and I don't know if there will be any others on the forum with the same experience.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:14 PM

I did eat tilapia...maybe 2-3x/month...Since deciding to try this detox I have stopped. If you start reaching mercury toxicity and amalgam fillings...it is really is crazy the research that supports them having a negative impact on your health...physically and neurologically...
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:15 PM

*researching not reaching...I hate typos! 😳
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:18 PM

I have been to one doctor who has directed me toward a similar path...Honestly, I live in NE Mississippi...We do not have many doctors around here that truly understand these types of conditions...I was actually the first Celiac patient that my doctor had encountered...this has always been discouraging for me..:
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:20 PM

If you really have issues with mercury, you should be tested by a physician and treated. Did you work near mercury vapors? Did you consume copious amounts of large fish? If you do have mercury poisoning, it has crossed the blood brain barrier and over-the-counter unregulated supplements will not help. Small amounts in amalgam fillings probably has not affected you. How are your kids? Because if it were amalgams (and I do not think so), they would have severe neurological problems passed on by you when you were pregnant. I am guessing that they are just fine.

You already have one autoimmune disorder and the learning curve for the cure can be steep especially when you have a 2, 3, and 4 year old running around. Moms who do not have a severe illness, like celiac disease, have gone crazy with three cute little rug rats! Some people take years to heal, especially if you have consistent glutenings. Not that you have, but it is a thought. Each glutening can delay the healing process. So, back to the autoimmune disorders. Have you ruled out RA, lupus, Hashi's, type 1 diabetes, etc. ? Once you get one autoimmune disorder, you can develop more.

Rule out those before starting any dangerous chelation treatments that you diagnose yourself.

I hope this helps.
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

I did eat tilapia...maybe 2-3x/month...Since deciding to try this detox I have stopped. If you start reaching mercury toxicity and amalgam fillings...it is really is crazy the research that supports them having a negative impact on your health...physically and neurologically...


Tilapia is a very small fish. It is on the safe list posted by the government.
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:23 PM

I have been tested for Lupus...when I first got tested for Celiac...but none of the others...I'm not sure I have any of the other symptoms? My current symptoms are fatigue after eating anything, daily nausea, joint pain all over, abdominal cramping...
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

I have been tested for Lupus...when I first got tested for Celiac...but none of the others...I'm not sure I have any of the other symptoms? My current symptoms are fatigue after eating anything, daily nausea, joint pain all over, abdominal cramping...

 

You can definitely seek out additional autoimmune testing.  Those things can pop up even if a previous test was negative, and especially since you have had a sudden onset of symptoms again, it would definitely be worth knowing.  Rheumatologists do a ton of tests to rule other things out, as well, because there are many diseases/conditions that have similar symptoms.


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#12 jamiecasabellameeks

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:27 PM

Wait...no RA either...got checked for that.
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:27 PM

Okay, before you request those other autoimmune tests, are you eating dairy? Milk can cause intestinal damage, affect your joints, cause fatigue and make you nauseas. So can other foods that you might be intolerant to like eggs, corn, soy, etc. have you kept a food journal?
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:30 PM

How is your gallbladder? Have you had a followup endoscopy to see if you are healing? It is recommended after a year.
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#15 jamiecasabellameeks

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

Well I have been eating dairy until yesterday...
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