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Rachel and Donna,

It really sounds like these gold crowns are not good at all. I have porcelain and my dentist didn't even offer gold. Of course, I have no insurance and had a lot of work to do...but still, it never came up.

It definately sounds like you got toxined or poisoned Rachel. Donna, it sounds like you are heading that direction. I looked into the mercury amalgam thing last year. The holisitic doctor I saw recommended removing the amalgams but I'm thinking the gluten would cause more problems that the amalgams. I have 6 left and 4 of those need to be crowns, so when I get them done it will take care of most of them. Since the shaving of the tooth takes care of most if not all of the filling, then I won't have to worry about the mercury from those. Of course we still have the vapors, he does use a dam though. I swallowed both times after the proceedure which I wasn't supposed to do though. :ph34r:

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It definately sounds like you got toxined or poisoned Rachel. Donna, it sounds like you are heading that direction. I looked into the mercury amalgam thing last year. The holisitic doctor I saw recommended removing the amalgams but I'm thinking the gluten would cause more problems that the amalgams. I have 6 left and 4 of those need to be crowns, so when I get them done it will take care of most of them. Since the shaving of the tooth takes care of most if not all of the filling, then I won't have to worry about the mercury from those. Of course we still have the vapors, he does use a dam though. I swallowed both times after the proceedure which I wasn't supposed to do though. :ph34r:

Yah, I think I'm definitely headed that way...I always swallow too...can't help it. My regular dentist does NOT use a dam, but they do suction here and there, but not enough to keep me from swallowing. <_<

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It really sounds like these gold crowns are not good at all. I have porcelain and my dentist didn't even offer gold. Of course, I have no insurance and had a lot of work to do...but still, it never came up.

Andrea...I dont think the gold crowns are the real problem...its the amalgam fillings that contain mercury. Definately having both in one mouth is a recipe for disaster though. The gold fillings arent really made of pure gold...they just *look* gold. In reality I believe they are a combination of a few different metals.

Another big problem would be if a dentist left some amalgam underneath a gold crown. That would cause illness for sure. I sometimes wonder if my dentist didnt take all the amalgam out on the one side where I had all the gassy stuff or vapors coming out from the tooth. It was an intense pressure that I cant even describe....I sometimes thought the crown might pop off because it seemed like something underneath it was pushing it. They could never get the crown to fit right on that side either....I went back several times and they kept grinding it down because it was too "high". It was the only tooth touching my bottom teeth when I bit down. It didnt matter how many times they grinded it down....it would still end up "high" again...it was all really weird.

Heres a link with some info...

http://mercuryexposure.org/index.php?page_id=33

There is some info about gold crowns and amalgam causing galvanic reaction and releasing higher volumes of mercury. There is a pic on this page of an amalgam filling and you can see the vapors coming off of it.

It totally reminded me of a video I had watched when I saw the mercury-free dentist. They had some kind of x-ray device where you could see vapors coming off just like in this pic. Some of the things that cause a greater release of mercury are hot liquids, gum chewing and grinding. In the video they had an amalgam filling...you could see tiny streams of vapors coming off it... then they put it in a hot cup of coffee and when they took it out you could see ALOT more vapors coming off the filling. :blink:

They also rubbed the filling with an eraser to simulate friction from either grinding teeth or gum chewing....same thing....LOTS of vapors coming off the filling.

Another thing they had done was they placed an amalgam filling in a farm animal....I think it was a goat. They had tested all of the organs and the goat was perfectly healthy. They had some kind of picture that showed how in a short period of time the mercury had damaged the liver and kidneys of the goat. They had black spots on the picture which indicated areas where mercury was found in the goats tissue. This poor goat had black spots all over his body and before they had put the amalgam in...he was fine. :(

I cant remember all the details cuz I saw this video 2 years ago but it was all very shocking. I would like to see it again. The pic on this website looks like it was taken from the video I saw.

Donna, my body is very poisoned...I dont see how it *cant* be mercury. I just felt the hugest wave of relief when the HN doctor told me they had discussed everything and had decided to send me to this specialist for mercury toxicity. I couldnt for the life of me get a doctor to listen to me about this for over 3 years now....I didnt even say anything to the doc after this...I was just stunned and kind of speechless. I had pretty much given up since all the doctors have told me its not likely and I didnt know where to get help. The HN doc said there are 2 very knowledgeable doctors that treat mercury toxicity in our area...the one he had me call is in Los Altos...on El Camino. It sort of feels like Monday is so far away...I hope the rest of the week flys by.

Also because of whatever's poisoning me I cant take much of anything in the way of chemicals in food, perfumes, etc. If I exceed my tolerance (which doesnt take much at all) I'll start having problems with my gold earrings and I'll also get a rash on my stomach from my belt coming in contact with my skin. These things only happen when I've exposed myself to something really bad.....like the auxigro'd yams and sweet potatoes.

By the way...I tested these out again this past week....*just to make sure*....same thing happened. I became increasingly more sensitive, my ears are infected now, small rash on my stomach, kinda weepy the past few days and majorly sensitive to perfumes. I also had stomach problems. I stopped eating them yesterday...feeling better today but still hypersensitive.

Its pretty much like my doctor said...I can avoid all these chemicals in food but its not gonna get me better....its only gonna give me some relief and allow me to function somewhat normally. The underlying problem isnt going to go away until its adressed and all the sensitivities are a direct result of whatever is dragging my immune system down.

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Rachel, I sure hope that you can get the help you need. Have you thought about contacting the dentist that you used to have and see if you could talk to him? Maybe you could go over and talk to him about all this?Have you tried rinsing your mouth out with epson salt? I know you want to get those toxins out. You know I was thinking I had dental work- scaling and a crown before I came down with the rash on my stomach and about 4 months later is when I realised that my celiac ( that I didn't outgrow it as my mom was told I would). My crown is porselan (sp) but don't know what's under that.

Donna, hope you get well too.

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Andrea...I dont think the gold crowns are the real problem...its the amalgam fillings that contain mercury. Definately having both in one mouth is a recipe for disaster though.

Rachel,

I'm sorry. :( I meant the gold with the amalgams in the mouth at the same time.

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Rachel, we were planning on getting a sauna anyway, but when I started reading about adrenal fatigue, part of the treatment is using an infared sauna. In our research in looking for a sauna I came across this. I know it's a website selling saunas, but it's consistent with what I've been reading on detoxing. I guess you can get one as cheap as $300, or so I've read. This is specifically on mercury detox. http://www.sunlightsaunas.com/mercury_detoxification.html

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Rachel, congratulations on figuring this out. I'm so sorry that this happened to you. I read something about chlorella being used for mercury detox, is that something you could use?

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Rachel, I sure hope that you can get the help you need. Have you thought about contacting the dentist that you used to have and see if you could talk to him? Maybe you could go over and talk to him about all this?Have you tried rinsing your mouth out with epson salt?

Yeah...I would definately want to talk to him but I also know its pretty useless. I talked to them a few times about this 3 years back...they blew me off. There is no way they're gonna acknowledge that mercury in amalgams causes any kind of health risk whatsoever. Every dentist ofice is required to have a sign up warning the risk of mercury exposure for pregnant women. Do you mean to tell me its only dangerous if you're pregnant? :blink:

I've taken baths in epson salt, and done about a million other things to try to detox but when mercury is stored in the tissue these things just arent going to do much. From what I've read chelation is really the only thing that will pull the mercury out. Other things like cilantro and chlorella can help too but alone they would probably take years and years to rid the body of mercury.

Rachel,

I'm sorry. :( I meant the gold with the amalgams in the mouth at the same time.

Andrea. Oooops sorry. :)

Rachel, we were planning on getting a sauna anyway, but when I started reading about adrenal fatigue, part of the treatment is using an infared sauna. In our research in looking for a sauna I came across this. I know it's a website selling saunas, but it's consistent with what I've been reading on detoxing. I guess you can get one as cheap as $300, or so I've read. This is specifically on mercury detox. http://www.sunlightsaunas.com/mercury_detoxification.html

Yeah...saunas are really good. A doctor I was seeing in the summer wanted me to use one so I was going like everyday. I loved it because it was HOT.....and we all know I like high temps. :)

It felt really good to sweat stuff out everyday but I cant say it really got me any better.

Rachel, congratulations on figuring this out. I'm so sorry that this happened to you. I read something about chlorella being used for mercury detox, is that something you could use?

Hi Rinne :)

Well I dont know that this is my answer yet....I can just say thats its always been in the back of my mind as the most reasonable explanation for all this. Plus the symptoms I had back then were unreal...The stuff I had going on in my mouth stopped once I had the crowns taken out but the rest of the symptoms persisted. From what I've read once the mercury is released it stores itself in the tissues....it can go anywhere in the body but seems to usually go into the tissues in the brain. People who have gone through chelation say they can actually *feel* the mercury being pulled from their brains....I've read about it lots of times. They say its a very frightening experience.

I'm not gonna try any supplements or anything like that...I'm way to sensitive. I'm just gonna see what the doc says and what the test results say...if its positive I'll leave it up to him as far as treatment because this is definately not something I can treat on my own and I dont want to mess around with it. 3 years ago I didnt know who to contact about mercury toxicity. I found some womens website and called her...she was in another state. I talked to her about my experience and she said without a doubt I had mercury toxicity from those crowns coming in contact with the amalgams. I had read something about some supplement people were taking and getting better. I was desperate since I couldnt find a doctor. I bought the stuff and it made me feel really bad. I think I only took it twice...then never touched it again. I figured if I had mercury poisoning I shouldnt try to self-treat it cuz I didnt want to make things worse. I'm just glad I'm going to see someone who deals with this and hopefully will know what to do for me.

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Rachel, I am really glad you are going to someone who will help you. I meant the dentist that you liked not the irresponsible one.

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Donna, my body is very poisoned...I dont see how it *cant* be mercury. I just felt the hugest wave of relief when the HN doctor told me they had discussed everything and had decided to send me to this specialist for mercury toxicity. I couldnt for the life of me get a doctor to listen to me about this for over 3 years now....I didnt even say anything to the doc after this...I was just stunned and kind of speechless. I had pretty much given up since all the doctors have told me its not likely and I didnt know where to get help. The HN doc said there are 2 very knowledgeable doctors that treat mercury toxicity in our area...the one he had me call is in Los Altos...on El Camino. It sort of feels like Monday is so far away...I hope the rest of the week flys by.

Also because of whatever's poisoning me I cant take much of anything in the way of chemicals in food, perfumes, etc. If I exceed my tolerance (which doesnt take much at all) I'll start having problems with my gold earrings and I'll also get a rash on my stomach from my belt coming in contact with my skin. These things only happen when I've exposed myself to something really bad.....like the auxigro'd yams and sweet potatoes.

By the way...I tested these out again this past week....*just to make sure*....same thing happened. I became increasingly more sensitive, my ears are infected now, small rash on my stomach, kinda weepy the past few days and majorly sensitive to perfumes. I also had stomach problems. I stopped eating them yesterday...feeling better today but still hypersensitive.

Its pretty much like my doctor said...I can avoid all these chemicals in food but its not gonna get me better....its only gonna give me some relief and allow me to function somewhat normally. The underlying problem isnt going to go away until its adressed and all the sensitivities are a direct result of whatever is dragging my immune system down.

I don't think I am as poisoned as you, but I think I'm getting there. I'm getting tested Monday for food allergies again just to rule out the possibility that I have developed any actual food allergies during the last 3 years. I am fortunate in that one of the allergists in the office I go to has a big interest in alternative medicine--I don't see him normally, but my regular allergist (who is also very open minded about alternative medicine) was out on maternity leave and so I saw him last week for a routine "shot check". We talked about a lot of things including my very itchy legs. They are considering branching out a little, so in a while may start doing some of the testing that I think HN does. I told him I'd be their "ginnie pig" for the testing when they start, lol. I think one of the first tests they may do is the testing for metals and chemicals. I'm there! :P

Anyway, I am not totally sure all the amalgam was removed when they put my crowns on! Yikes! And, I was way off...I actually have FIVE gold crowns already, so this new one would be SIX! Wow. I have fillings all over the place, so at least one or two of the crowns and definitely this new one will come into contact with one of the teeth with amalgam. I'll have to look to see if the one on El Camino is on my insurance plan...I don't remember seeing El Camino on there, but I'll look again.

I've never noticed any vapors, but I can say that most of the time the crowns feel smooth and cool, but every once in a while there will be a spot near the gum line that feels weird...tinny almost and different. After reading what you've been saying, it's making me nervous! :unsure:

I am definitely thinking of switching dentists if my regular dentist won't go porcelain this time.

Oh, it's the mercury specialist doctor who's on El Camino, not the dentist, right, lol. I think I read that wrong....cool. The doctor still might be covered under my insurance then.

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From what I've been reading, the infared saunas are different. A regular sauna makes you sweat and 97% of your sweat is water, but an infared sauna it's more like ony 85% water. It's more like sunlight without the ultraviolet rays. Plus, they say you need a half hour a day. It's not the sauna companies that have me sold on trying it ... it's the doctor's!

Hope you get feeling better soon.

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I think I only took it twice...then never touched it again. I figured if I had mercury poisoning I shouldnt try to self-treat it cuz I didnt want to make things worse. I'm just glad I'm going to see someone who deals with this and hopefully will know what to do for me.

I think this is smart Rachel. I hope this doctor can help you.

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From what I've been reading, the infared saunas are different. A regular sauna makes you sweat and 97% of your sweat is water, but an infared sauna it's more like ony 85% water. It's more like sunlight without the ultraviolet rays. Plus, they say you need a half hour a day. It's not the sauna companies that have me sold on trying it ... it's the doctor's!

Hope you get feeling better soon.

Carla, my dad bought me an infrared sauna when I was detoxing the mercury. I think very highly of them myself. They are very beneficial for detoxifying all impurities from the body, radiating deep into the tissues and fat layer (where toxins are stored).

Rachel, I also hope this doctor will help you :)

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Donna, hope you get well too.

Thanks! :)

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Oh, it's the mercury specialist doctor who's on El Camino, not the dentist, right, lol. I think I read that wrong....cool. The doctor still might be covered under my insurance then.

Yeah...its a doctor that I'm going to. I cant wait until Monday...I hope I get a good amount of info. from my appt. and I hope I also come outta there with alot of hope. :)

Out of every appt. I've ever had over these last 4 years and out of every specialist I've seen...I feel like this is going to be the most important I've had yet.

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Yeah...its a doctor that I'm going to. I cant wait until Monday...I hope I get a good amount of info. from my appt. and I hope I also come outta there with alot of hope. :)

Out of every appt. I've ever had over these last 4 years and out of every specialist I've seen...I feel like this is going to be the most important I've had yet.

I'm pretty excited about your appointment too! :P I can't wait to hear what they have to say, not only because you've been so sick, but also because it seems like it might be pretty pertinent to my situation as well, even though I'm not as sick as you are (I mean that in the nicest way, lol).

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About the saunas....I do remember reading once that they were diferent from the regular saunas but I never knew exactly what the difference was and where to find one. Are you serious that they only cost $300? :huh:

I would get one for sure if I end up having chelation....it seems hard to believe they're only $300 though. I guess I could look at the link you provided huh...so lazy sometimes. :lol:

even though I'm not as sick as you are (I mean that in the nicest way, lol).

:lol:

That made me laugh. I may be one of the sickest...BUT....I'm a fighter. One day I'll be on the other side of this...its gonna happen....you'll see. :D

I'm gonna post whatever I find out from the appt. so should be sometime Monday afternoon. I could only get an appt. early in the day so I'm gonna try to get up and go to work around 1 or 2 am (yeah right) so I can still get in my 8 hours and then go to my 11 appt and have the rest of the day off. Thats the plan anyway....it will require me to go to bed very early on Sunday...thats the really hard part. :lol:

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Finally went over to the website you posted (Rachel) and found this:

Mercury fillings requires deeper drilling, expands when heated fracturing good tooth resulting in a greater loss of good tooth. And the preparation shapes classically taught for 'fillings' tends to weaken teeth by cutting through critical structural members. Furthermore, many dentists place amalgams that are far too large, thus further weakening surrounding tooth structure, since amalgams cannot bond to teeth and it helps to reinforce them.

Yikes, no wonder it seems like in the last few years, every time my dentist fills a tooth, I end up having to have it crowned not long afterwards! This kind of makes me mad! ;)

Galvanism can cause ringing ears, headaches, and the phenomena of receiving radio signals.

OMG, I don't have the radio signal thing, but I definitely have more headaches and ringing in the ears lately.

Root canals and extractions can result in pockets of necrotic waste products that increase the toxicity of mercury or focal infection. Current techniques may not be able to remove all necrotic waste-products. Even extractions, if not done meticulously, may leave dead materials that can chronically fester and lead to other symptoms or pain not even directly associated with the infected or damaged structures. This is called referred pain and can manifest itself into the jaws, neck, sinus, and other parts of the body.

Um, yep, pain in the jaw, neck, sinuses! Sounds a lot like TMJ to me! I'll be really pissed if the dental work I've had done caused TMJ because that was just so unnecessary!

so I'm gonna try to get up and go to work around 1 or 2 am (yeah right)

Now, you're sounding like me, lol. I started work today at 4:50 a.m., which meant leaving my house at 4:15 or so, lol, cuz I needed to leave early to have my follow-up with the endodontist. :D

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Donna,

I never had the radio signal thing going on either...how feraky would that have been?? :huh:

I did have ringing in my ears and just about every other symptom imagineable.

I'm lucky in that I dont have a mouthful of metal...never did. I just only had the 4 fillings from when I was akid. Never had any problems or pain with my teeth my whole life. The dentist just said the fillings were old and needed to be replaced and I've been sick ever since he did the work. Bastard!! I learned my lesson.....dont fix it if it aint broke. <_<

Also...I forgot to mention this previously but right after he did the work the bones in my gums on my uppers grew out....they grew out a couple inches. Obviously noone can see it but the bone is just huge on both sides. This happened pretty much immediately after he put in the crowns. I went to several dentists about this but they all told me it wasnt anything bad....it just happens sometimes. :huh:

They said the bone grows because its trying to strengthen itself under certain circumstances....like if a person grinds alot and is causing stress on their teeth or whatever. Well I think my bones were trying to build up strength against the major electrical currents that were shooting through my mouth at that time. :blink: There was nothing normal about having these massive bone growths in a very short period of time. They kept telling me they were the largest ones they'd seen....yeah....its like I have shelves built in on the sides of my gums now. :angry:

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Um, yep, pain in the jaw, neck, sinuses! Sounds a lot like TMJ to me! I'll be really pissed if the dental work I've had done caused TMJ because that was just so unnecessary!

I *know* that my TMJ was caused by dental work :angry:

Back in 1996, I cracked my front tooth right after we moved to NJ. I didn't have a dentist here yet, so I called around and got an appt with one in the area. He did bond my tooth for me, and also discovered a cavity in one of my molars.

I had it filled, and my bite wasn't right. I had to go back several more times so he could grind down the filled tooth so I could bite down without pain. About the 4th time I went back (I was not able to eat without a searing pain on the tooth underneath), he looked at me, and at his nurse and said--well, in the weeks to come, you'll learn a whole new way to bite. :blink: WTH?

Anyway, (and I was such an idiot then) this was when my jaw/biting problems started.

As an aside, while I had the Novacane in for the cavity, he TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF to take out two small silver fillings that I'd had for years. He didn't even tell me he had done this until after he did it. He seemed very proud that he had done this for me.

I never thought too much about this until you all started talking about this.

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Donna,

I never had the radio signal thing going on either...how feraky would that have been?? :huh:

I did have ringing in my ears and just about every other symptom imagineable.

I'm lucky in that I dont have a mouthful of metal...never did. I just only had the 4 fillings from when I was akid. Never had any problems or pain with my teeth my whole life. The dentist just said the fillings were old and needed to be replaced and I've been sick ever since he did the work. Bastard!! I learned my lesson.....dont fix it if it aint broke. <_<

Also...I forgot to mention this previously but right after he did the work the bones in my gums on my uppers grew out....they grew out a couple inches. Obviously noone can see it but the bone is just huge on both sides. This happened pretty much immediately after he put in the crowns. I went to several dentists about this but they all told me it wasnt anything bad....it just happens sometimes. :huh:

They said the bone grows because its trying to strengthen itself under certain circumstances....like if a person grinds alot and is causing stress on their teeth or whatever. Well I think my bones were trying to build up strength against the major electrical currents that were shooting through my mouth at that time. :blink: There was nothing normal about having these massive bone growths in a very short period of time. They kept telling me they were the largest ones they'd seen....yeah....its like I have shelves built in on the sides of my gums now. :angry:

Wow, how weird is it to have the bone grow out! I don't know why my teeth were so bad...I know as a child I HATED dentists, but I remember my mother taking me...somewhere in my younger years I had to have 11 teeth filled all at one time! Yikes. I heard the same thing from my dentist about the fillings being old and needing to be replaced...just in the last few years. Hum, sounds like our dentists went to the same school...or maybe we see the same dentist, lol.

I *know* that my TMJ was caused by dental work :angry:

Back in 1996, I cracked my front tooth right after we moved to NJ. I didn't have a dentist here yet, so I called around and got an appt with one in the area. He did bond my tooth for me, and also discovered a cavity in one of my molars.

I had it filled, and my bite wasn't right. I had to go back several more times so he could grind down the filled tooth so I could bite down without pain. About the 4th time I went back (I was not able to eat without a searing pain on the tooth underneath), he looked at me, and at his nurse and said--well, in the weeks to come, you'll learn a whole new way to bite. :blink: WTH?

Anyway, (and I was such an idiot then) this was when my jaw/biting problems started.

As an aside, while I had the Novacane in for the cavity, he TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF to take out two small silver fillings that I'd had for years. He didn't even tell me he had done this until after he did it. He seemed very proud that he had done this for me.

I never thought too much about this until you all started talking about this.

Wow!!!! I can't believe he said you'd have to learn a new way to bite...that's crazy.

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I have alot of anxiety about my appt. on Monday. I'm really stressing myself out. Doing alot of research on mercury so I can be well informed. I'm very confused about the chelators. I've read alot of bad stuff about DMPS....I found a website in which many people tell stories of how they were negatively affected by the DMPS...some even suffered permanant damage! They say the other chelator (DMSA) is much safer.

Then I find another site that claims just the opposite. One site says DMPS is not approved and experimental...the other site claims this is false and that the drug is approved. :unsure:

One site says the people promoting DMPS are doing so for finacial gain and that the chelator is very dangerous. I just dont know what to believe but right now I'm thinking I do NOT want to try DMPS. I tend to believe "the people".....the ones who are sick like me and sharing their experience....not so much the doctors who *aren't* sick but are profiting from these treatments.

This site advocates the use of DMPS and also provides some info about mercury toxicity from amalgams.

http://www.mercola.com/article/mercury/mer...elimination.htm

Any metal tooth restoration placed in the mouth will also produce electrogalvanic effects. When dissimilar metals are placed in the oral cavity they exert a battery-like effect because of the electroconductivity of the saliva. The electrical current causes metal ions go into solution at a much higher rate, thereby increasing the exposure to mercury vapor and mercury ions manyfold. Gold placed in the vicinity of an amalgam restoration produces a 10-fold increase in the release of mercury.

On a lighter note.....I'm eating some really yummy homemade ice cream right now. :D

Don't worry Andrea...I'm not gonna go crazy. ;)

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Rachel,

:lol::lol: I'll hold you to that.

I know you're not fond of the idea of chlorella but it would be a safer, albeit slower way of getting some mercury out of your system. I've read that the metals hold parasites in check, so that's another thing to think of. Here's the page on Mercola's site....http://www.mercola.com/forms/chlorella.htm.

Read up on it and see if you think that would work for you. I don't think it will hurt at all and would definately be safer. I feel like I'm repeating myself. :P

Did I say it would be safer? :rolleyes:

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Andrea,

I know it would be safer but I think it would take a lifetime to pull the mercury out...nothing really has the capabilities of getting rid of it like the DMPS or DMSA. Maybe the doctor will have a plan if it comes to that. The mercury challenge requires a dose of the DMPS though....thats how they would test for toxicity in the first place....some people have been damaged by one single injection of it. I've read the stories...makes me wonder if I should even go through with testing but I feel like I need to.

I did notice that alot of these people reporting these reactions either still had some amalgams in their mouth or had just had them removed prior to DMPS. It cant be stressed enough that chelators should not be administered while amalgams are still in place and not until at least a year after removal. This would have been a mistake on the doctors part...also some were doses which were too high. If someone still has fillings in....the chelator will not only pull mercury from the tissues but also from the fillings...the person is going to be poisoning themselves even further. I've had all my metals out for over 2 years now.

The other thing is the chelators are sulfa based. I believe its the sulfur that binds with the mercury for chelation. If I'm truelly intolerant to sulfites and sulfur...this could obviously be a problem. :(

Heres another site I found...alot of info about everything here...I'm still reading over it.

http://www.tuberose.com/Mercury.html

I read that mercury can cause alot of damage in the intestines...it can stop enzyme production. I read specifically that it can affect metabolism of glutamates. The glutamates were discussed way back when we were talking about MSG and free glutamates. This could explain that sensitivity.

These would be my 2 biggest concerns with the chelators:

First, its very important that the liver and kidneys be functioning up to par because if the mercury cant be excreted its going to end up somewhere else in the body causing even more damage. I dont know how well I'm doing in that area....sheeesh...remember when I did my orange pee jug test? I hardly even had anything in the jug after 24 hours! I dont think I'm urinating enough at all.

Also the other danger is when the chelator is pulling the mercury through the body if it loses its grip and drops the mercury before it can be excreted....again....more poisoning will occur. Thats the danger in moving the mercury....its gonna end up in another area of the body and start damaging more tissue.

Those are the scariest things to me...I guess its called "Backfiring" and it happens to some people.

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Rachel,

Thanks, I bookmarked the page. Haven't read it all though.

I'll be waiting for your update after your appointment.

As with many things, this is a difficult choice. Sounds more like a necessity to the option of getting better. I'll be interested in what the doctor says.

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