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Welcome, Angst! (Hopefully soon to be angst-less and feeling good!)!

Unfortunately, I have no answers for you--like you, I found my way here for the research, and keep coming back because of all the great people here :) .

Rachel, I always wondered what role mercury played with the autism/vaccine/celiac triangle when the MMR vaccine never contained mercury--but every other one of the gazillion shots the babies got from 0-15 months DID. The MMR definitely plays a role--Dr. Andrew Wakefield proved that pretty conclusively, and I have heard from too many parents of autistics who can pinppoint the date of onset to the date of the MMR shot (my sister-in-law's sister-in-law has video proof, even), but what role does the mercury play, and how is it connected to the MMR?

I suspect that the mercury either opens a door (physically) because it crosses the blood-brain barrier, or it acts as a catalyst somehow. Could it have the same relationship for Lyme in your case?

Also, could a past MMR shot be playing a role for you? I vaguely remember you mentioned something about thinking about a pregnancy in the past (was that you?)? My doctor wanted me to get an MMR shot before I got pregnant (which, thank God, I didn't do, we did a titre instead and I was immune). Did you have any boosters in the year or two before you got sick? Or any other vaccines? (You probably already discussed that 600 pages ago, sorry if I missed it! :rolleyes:

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Hey I don't know if it is related but a lot of my recent symptoms came after a Pneumovax 23 Valent. The actual vaccine made me tremor and shake as well as my arm swelled up.

PS I am not anti-vaccine and have had my children vaccinated, my doctor convinced me that vaccines prevent more deaths than they cause problems. Many of my friends are against them. Plus - they said it would fix my immune system - had no (zero) IgG antibodies after all of my ear & sinus infections, and now I have a few.

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Welcome Angst and ZD. :D

Rinne,

Once you get some things figured out with all your test results, keep us posted in you will.

Carla,

That's interesting about your remission. I'll be curious as to how things go this time.

Rachel,

Very curious about this new bioset lady. Can't wait until you are able to post about your appointment. :)

Our wind storm has passed through. We lost power sometime between 3:30 and 4 yesterday afternoon. It came back on for about 15-20 minutes around 7 and then came back on for another 10 minutes around 9. Didn't come on and stay on until 12:30 am. Glad it wasn't too cold outside so we didn't lose too much heat in the house.

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Angst, that doesn't sound like IGenex. IGenex is the name of a lab out in California. Their name and logo would be on the paper you're looking at.

Andrea, glad your power's back on!

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I agree with Carla that that doesn't sound like Igenex and all Western Blots are not the same, it is important that the test is done by a lab like Igenex that shows the indeterminates, not just the positives and negatives.

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I'm not against the principle of vaccines--I do think the polio vaccine did far more good than harm, even taking SV-40 into account. But 26 vaccines by the age of 18 months? And vaccinating newborns within hours of birth for--hepatitis? Something is definitely wrong there. And there are no long-term studies indicating the safety of so many vaccines. :angry: So in our family, we now do only one vaccine at a time, and spread them way out, and turn down the ones that really don't seem necessary, like flu,

Many of us here and/or our children have had documented reactions to vaccines. It seems quite likely that those of us witho autoimmune disorders might be more at risk from the vaccines than from the disease! However, that is certainly open to debate.

One thing is certain: my oldest son received the MMR at 15 months. He did NOT have any discernable reaction at the time, but he and his brother DID have severe reactions to other vaccines, so we decided to hold off on the next MMR. When he hit puberty, we got worried about mumps (not good to adolescent boys), but could not find a thimerosal-free mumps-only vaccine, and we didn't want him to get the MMR again, as he had already been diagnosed as autistic. The pediatrician offered to to a titre to see if he might have retained any immunity from the first MMR, but warned us not to get our hopes up, as it was only supposed to last 4-5 years, and it had been nearly 10 years.

Turned out, he showed 4 times the minimum amount required to be considered immune.

So what does that mean?

Could be a number of things. Could be, kids like him have hyper immune systems and need much less in the way of vaccines. Could be, NOBODY needs that second dose, but the vaccine manufacturers are profiting from it big-time.

I do think that it is very interesting that hardly anybody was interested in flu shots until a shortage was announced.

Did you also know that your kids are NOT required to get their immunizatioins up-to-date in order to attend school? Yes, I know we hear on the news avery summer that they won't be allowed to start kindergarten without their shots--but it's a lie. All you have to do is check the box on the back stating that you have either a religious or medical objection.

By the way, if you are sensitive to eggs, some of the vaccines, like the MMR, are egg-based. But the doctors don't tell you this.

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Did you also know that your kids are NOT required to get their immunizatioins up-to-date in order to attend school? Yes, I know we hear on the news avery summer that they won't be allowed to start kindergarten without their shots--but it's a lie. All you have to do is check the box on the back stating that you have either a religious or medical objection.

We started out vaccinating, then stopped about halfway through having kids ... so some of our kids have some vaccines. This is a true statement. We've never come across a problem sending our kids to school, we just send a letter to the nurse.

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The thing about the polio vaccine is that we learned certain things about sanitation at the same time. My mom got polio, but it wasn't called that back then, from swimming in the "river" that the street became after a rainstorm and the sewers couldn't handle the overflow. Everyone knew why the kids were getting sick, but after they were already sick. So we can't really know if it was better sanitation or the vaccine. Apparently polio was decreasing at the same rate in areas that did not have the vaccine as in areas that did have the vaccine ... this was told to me, and I read it somewhere, too, but do not still know the source.

I am not against all vaccines. I think most of them are unnecessary and even dangerous. For example, it's relatively safe for a child to get the chicken pox. If they get vaccinated, it will prevent the disease as a child, but then they may not have immunities to it as an adult. I just think people need to take it on a case by case basis. Some vaccines are needed by some people. If my kids decide to be promiscuous adults or IV drug users, they can worry about the hepatitis vaccine then!!

Oh, a few years back, in Cincinnati there was an outbreak of whooping cough. 75% of the people who got it were vaccinated!!!

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I got Micah the varicella vaccine and I wish I hadn't. I got scared reading stuff on the CDC website which I later had gathered more info about. I can't take the shot back now. :(

My current doctor doesn't see the need for vaccines before 2 years of age and then doesn't agree with more than a couple few them. I still think the vaccines is what pushed Seth over the edge with his celiac/gluten intolerance when he was 2 months old.

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My oldest got the chicken pox vaccine--and he was the only child in the family to get chicken pox. In fact, most of the elementary school seemed to have it--when I spoke with the county health nurse, she said I was the 62nd mom she had had to contact whose child had been reported as having it, and that's about half the school right there--but it was kept very hush-hush. It was not reported in the news, and AFTER I FUSSED TO THE PRINCIPAL, a letter went home to the parents stating that "a few children had been diagnosed with chicken pox."

Most of the kids did have mild cases. However, if a child (or parent) in the school had had some kind of immune system compromise--say, chemo--exposure could have been disastrous.

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Oh, a few years back, in Cincinnati there was an outbreak of whooping cough. 75% of the people who got it were vaccinated!!!

I have this now. I am 47, was vaccinated as a kid but now hear that you need boosters as adults. Not sure if I would or not - but this cough has been 3 weeks, and have been missing sleep, and choking with it. You cough until you vomit, and then start to choke on that. Poor babies ......

I had the chicken pox vaccine at 40. I was TTC and had an antibodies test and had no immunity at all. I didn't ever remember having Chicken pox as a child. So I had the vaccine. Its then that my HypoThyroid issues seem to get worse. That may be coincidence - as Hashis Thyroid does cycle from fair to bad all the time :lol:

All interesting thinking though. Has anyone had mercury amalgans removed and did you feel better ? My Dr wants me to do that - but am petrified of the dentist :o

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Georgie, I had mine out over 15 years ago. I was having a flare up of what I now know is Lyme Disease. At the time, the docs didn't know what was wrong, so I went to talk to a nutritionist at a health food store. She told me I had candida. I don't remember what came first, but somehow I ended up at a mercury-free dentist and had the amalgams removed. At the same time I started mega-supplements (many were recommended by the dentist to detox the mercury, but some were recommended by the nutritionist). I also remember working out at the time. I was desperate to feel better. I read The Yeast Connection and followed the advice.

Afterward, I felt much better and followed many of the ideas for years. It was definately a period of time where the Lyme was inactive. I did have difficult pregnancies, but part of that might be due to the fact that I wouldn't eat anything, so Adam would buy me bread from the bread store. It had nuts and seeds in it, so he felt it was good for me. Now that I know about my gluten intolerance, it explains why I felt so bad.

I am glad I did it. I am also terrified of the dentist, but it was fine. He used nitrous oxide (isn't that what it's called?) since he had my nose covered anyway to not breathe the mercury. He was a mercury specialist, and I would only go to a specialist so that he takes the proper precautions.

I've been thinking back at to this time a lot the past couple days wondering if I can duplicate what I did to make the Lyme go dormant again. Then, this time avoid doing stupid things that create waaayyy too much stress. I don't mean regular stress, it was more than that. Heavy stress has been the trigger every time. If I'm ever going into a period of heavy stress, I'll start with natural treatment of Lyme before symptoms even show at all!

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So, Rachel, how's this for denial? I'm thinking that everyone has bacteria, both good and bad. I just have some bad bacteria that's taken over, along with the mercury problem .... it's also caused tired adrenals. So, with the positive test, I'm not denying it's there, just that it's serious. :unsure: I knew I'd have denial, I just didn't know what form it would take. :lol:

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HI ALL

WELL, ONCE AGAIN I RETURN TO THE SAFETY OF MY "OMG" FRIENDS TO BE THE ONES WHO CAN HELP ME..SEEMS I ALWAYS END UP BACK HERE, DON'T I?

I HAD A VERY SAD EXPERIENCE TODAY WITH SOMEONE I COUNTED ON AS A FRIEND AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL WHO SERVICES I REQUESTED.

SHE SEEMED SO INTERESTED IN HELPING ME FIND ANSWERS TO THE 'BIG QUESTION' WE ARE ALL STRUGGLING WITH --WHY WE DON'T GET WELL GOING 100% gluten-free. I HAD GONE TO HER TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY I WAS RUNNING A 103 TEMP.

SHE AND ANOTHER DR THOUGHT IT WAS CELLULITES AGAIN BUT CHIRO THOUGHT THE BURNING RED RASH WAS FROM THE HEATING PAD BURN. DR'S PUT ME ON CLINDOMYCIN JUST IN CASE IT WAS CELLULITES. CHIRO SAID TO PUT THIS CREAM ON IT AND IF THE REDNESS WAS BETTER IN 2 HRS, LEG WASN'T SWELLING LIKE BEFORE AND TEMP WAS GONE..IT MOST LIKELY WAS THE BURN.

DR. FRIEND ENCOURAGED ME TO FORWARD ALL INFO I WAS CONSIDERING.

I EMAILED ALL THE PERTINENT INFO FROM OMG (THANKS GUYS B/T/W) ON LEAKY GUT, LYME'S, IGENEX TESTING, ENDEROL LAB TESTING FOR celiac disease AND GENES, ADRENAL FATIGUE & LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE CONNECTION BETWEEN OBESITY AND CELIAC.

BOTTOM LINE..SHE PRETTY MUCH DIDN'T BY ANY OF IT..EVEN THE OBESITY celiac disease CONNECTION. EVEN WITH ALL THE REFERENCES.

SO HERE'S MY QUESTIONS...SINCE THE FEVER..STILL DON'T KNOW WHY IT WAS THERE..FOR 2 DAYS..AND PUT IN FLAT ON MY BACK.--

1. BEEN RUNNING A TEMP OF 95-96-97 DEGREES. WHAT'S THAT ABOUT?? CAN'T GET WARM. BEEN COLD FOR DAYS.

AT TIMES I FEEL LIKE I'M GETTING CHILLS.

2. SAW THE CHIRO TODAY AND SHE SAID I HAVE A MASSIVE YEAST INFECTION (PRODUCES A WHITE SMELLY FILM I CAN SCRATCH OFF AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE AREAS UNDER BREASTS, UNDER TUMMY OVER HANG, PANTIE ELASTIC LINES.....IN 'WARM' AREAS IT ITCHES. FIRST DR GAVE ME CREAM TO US ON IT.

3. CHRIO WANTS ME TO SEE MY MAIN 25+ YEAR INTERNIST ...HE'LL SEE ME MONDAY AM.

MY QUESTION..SHE THINKS THE YEAST IS ON THE INSIDE OF ME COMING OUT..HAVE YOU GUYS HEARD OF THIS? I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT YEAST INFECTIONS EXCEPT FOR THE 'LADY' KIND.

(IS THE DRUG FLAGGEL THE ONLY DRUG FOR THIS INTERNAL KIND. is CANDIDA (?)THE SAME AS A YEAST INFECTION..OK. THAT'S IT. THE BOOK THE 'YEAST CONNECTION' IS THIS THE ONE YOU GUYS REFERENCE..THINK CARLA PUT A POST ABOUT SOME OF THIS TODAY BUT IT STILL ISN'T MAKING SENSE

LOOKED AT SOME INFO FROM URSULA ABOUT LOW GRADE FEVERS...

NO ANDREA :) STILL HAVEN'T TESTED FOR LYME AS NEW LADY DR DOESN'T BELIEVE IN IGENEX ..SHE TOLD ME TODAY.

SO ...AS USUAL...THIS IS ON TOTALLY CONFUSED BROAD THAT I PRAY YOU GUYS CAN HELP.

LOVE YOU ALL

JUDY

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Judy, The Yeast Connection is a very good book on the topic. Candida is the specific type of yeast that causes these problems. It sounds like you very well might have a problem with it, and it would be a good idea to take some probiotics and cut back on sugar and simple carbs.

That being said, there is a reason WHY you have it. It doesn't just overgrow for no reason. You must ask why the yeast found your body to be the right environment to thrive. Once you find out why, then you can really address the problem by taking away the cause.

I don't understand a doctor not "believing" in a lab!!! I can't comprehend that. I would find a doctor who will do the Igenex test. I have Igenex send me the test kit, then I take it to my doc and they take the blood right there at the office and send it in. Maybe you can do that then post the results and we'll help you with them.

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Judy, The Yeast Connection is a very good book on the topic. Candida is the specific type of yeast that causes these problems. It sounds like you very well might have a problem with it, and it would be a good idea to take some probiotics and cut back on sugar and simple carbs.

That being said, there is a reason WHY you have it. It doesn't just overgrow for no reason. You must ask why the yeast found your body to be the right environment to thrive. Once you find out why, then you can really address the problem by taking away the cause.

I don't understand a doctor not "believing" in a lab!!! I can't comprehend that. I would find a doctor who will do the Igenex test. I have Igenex send me the test kit, then I take it to my doc and they take the blood right there at the office and send it in. Maybe you can do that then post the results and we'll help you with them.

WELL DID A POST AND IT'S GONE..

I'M SO TIRED FROM THE TRIALS OF THIS DAY BUT SINCE YOU TOOK THE TIME TO ANSWER ME SO QUICKLY I'LL TRY TO REMEBER WHAT I TYPED.

CHIRO AND I AGREE THERE IS A REASON WHY MY 'BODY' LIKES THIS ENVIROMENT.

SHE WON'T LET ME SLEEP UNDER ELEC BLANKET ANY MORE AS IT WILL MAKE BODY HOT AND THUS THE YEAST 'HAPPY'

SHE HAS ME ON YEAST DEFENCE AND A PROBIOTICS (1 EACH 3 TIMES A DAY)

GAVE ME SOME CREAM FOR THE YEAST SORE SPOTS..DIDN'T LIKE THE CREAM LADY DR GAVE ME AT ALL.

I SEE MY 'INTERNIST' MONDAY AND HOPE HE WILL ALLOW THE IGENEX TEST.

i HAD TO GO OFF THE ANTIB AFTER 3 DAYS.. FIRST DIDN'T NEED IT AND SECOND ONLY ONE I CAN TAKE AND IT WAS MAKING THE 'D' HORRID AND THOWING UP ALOT.

THANKS CLARA..KNOW YOU'VE DISCUSSED THIS

THINK I SHOULD INVEST IN THE BOOK.

JUDY

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Georgie, I had mine out over 15 years ago. I was having a flare up of what I now know is Lyme Disease. At the time, the docs didn't know what was wrong, so I went to talk to a nutritionist at a health food store. She told me I had candida. I don't remember what came first, but somehow I ended up at a mercury-free dentist and had the amalgams removed.

Did you have a test that showed high mercury ? What made you do it ? I am sooo scared of the dentist. I know that having 14 amalgans can't be good but when Dr did a hair analysis - it was OK. So .... without proof - I am scared.

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WELL DID A POST AND IT'S GONE..

I'M SO TIRED FROM THE TRIALS OF THIS DAY BUT SINCE YOU TOOK THE TIME TO ANSWER ME SO QUICKLY I'LL TRY TO REMEBER WHAT I TYPED.

CHIRO AND I AGREE THERE IS A REASON WHY MY 'BODY' LIKES THIS ENVIROMENT.

SHE WON'T LET ME SLEEP UNDER ELEC BLANKET ANY MORE AS IT WILL MAKE BODY HOT AND THUS THE YEAST 'HAPPY'

SHE HAS ME ON YEAST DEFENCE AND A PROBIOTICS (1 EACH 3 TIMES A DAY)

GAVE ME SOME CREAM FOR THE YEAST SORE SPOTS..DIDN'T LIKE THE CREAM LADY DR GAVE ME AT ALL.

I SEE MY 'INTERNIST' MONDAY AND HOPE HE WILL ALLOW THE IGENEX TEST.

i HAD TO GO OFF THE ANTIB AFTER 3 DAYS.. FIRST DIDN'T NEED IT AND SECOND ONLY ONE I CAN TAKE AND IT WAS MAKING THE 'D' HORRID AND THOWING UP ALOT.

THANKS CLARA..KNOW YOU'VE DISCUSSED THIS

THINK I SHOULD INVEST IN THE BOOK.

JUDY

The antibiotics would create the right environment for the yeast.

I just bought a new copy of the book myself ... today in fact!

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Judy,

I'm hoping Rachel will post soon. I don't know if her doctor wanted her to stay warm due to lyme, candida or both.

I'm a little concerned that your doctor doesn't want you to use your electric blanket.

I agree with Carla.....find a doctor who will run the Igenix test. I still think lyme may be helping whatever is going on with you. And I mean helping in a negative way.

I sure hope for some answers for you soon.

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Did you have a test that showed high mercury ? What made you do it ? I am sooo scared of the dentist. I know that having 14 amalgans can't be good but when Dr did a hair analysis - it was OK. So .... without proof - I am scared.

From what I read in my hair analysis, sometimes your hair doesn't show it even if you are toxic. I didn't have a test before I had mine out, I just did it. I felt so bad and would do anything to get better. Also, I grind my teeth, and I noticed my symptoms were worse after nights of grinding, so I assumed that was because of the mercury.

If you can afford it, do it. Tell the dentist you're terrified, they can handle that! Maybe he can prescribe some Valium ... I have a friend who's a dentist and he says that's pretty normal for people to need it. But go to a mercury-free dentist ... I believe you can Google it. BTW, I'm happy with how much better my teeth LOOK, too!! :D I'm very happy I did it. It actually sounds like you WANT to do it, but are SCARED .... the anticipation would be the worst part for you. ;)

The hair analysis I had a couple months ago showed mercury. Hmm.

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Has anyone had mercury amalgans removed and did you feel better ? My Dr wants me to do that - but am petrified of the dentist :o

Georgie...I had mine removed. Actually that is what started this nightmare for me. The Dr.'s say I already had Lyme....I had the bite 2 years earlier but didnt get sick....other than initial flu-like symptoms.

I went to the dentist for routine cleaning and the dentist said I needed my two upper amalgams replaced because they were getting old. One had been broken for two years.

I've been thinking about this alot. The same exact weekend I spent in Tahoe and ended up possibly getting Lyme...my amalgam broke when eating a chip....I swallowed it.

About a week later I woke up with a fever of 105....couldnt lift my head....severe headache and could barely walk. I recovered after a couple days. Sometime after that I noticed the bite on me.

Then I was fine for two years. The only time I felt "off" was when I was under alot of stress....but I blamed the symptoms on my thyroid since I had Graves at the time (this was before RAI). My symptoms were always short lived and would go away when the stress subsided. Stress brought out the symtpoms....but this can happen with hyperthyroid....I had no reason to think it could be anything else.

So two years after the Tahoe trip I'm at the dentist and he wants to replace the broken amalgam and also the one on the other side. At the time I knew nothing about mercury or *any* of this stuff....I felt fine....totally happy living my life.

He drilled out the amalgams and put in temporary's....I dont recall feeling sick or anything odd after the removal. Of course he was a regular dentist and did nothing to protect me....didnt even use a dam.

About a week or two later I had one beer and a cigarette (I had smoked for 14 years) after work. I felt soooo out of it.....poisoned even. I wasnt myself at all....I felt really gross.

About a month later he put in my new crowns. They were gold crowns...one on each side...upper back teeth. Directly below each gold crown I had an existing amalgam. I still had 2 amalgams on my back bottom teeth...directly underneath the crowns. I started experiencing terrible headaches, hairloss, sensitivitity to light, fatigue. I ended up on disabilty 2 months later.

For years I had always taken meds whenever I felt my thyroid go hyper. I'd only take them for a short time (maybe a week) and then I'd be fine. Stress always triggered it. This time the meds werent working to aleive my symtpoms....AT ALL. I was getting worse...so I went for the RAI....out of desperation. :(

Six months later I'm still off work and getting worse despite my thyroid levels being stable. By now I have nightsweats and excessive drooling.....metallic taste in my mouth and the chemical sensitivities were developing. I had burning sensations in my mouth and on my face and head. The dermatologist said I had rosacea....even though my face wasnt red. <_<

I was given some type of cream....it didnt work and my face still burned. So she gave me tetracycline....I took it for a few months but it wasnt helping. I think this is when I got candida and the food/chemical sensitivities became severe.

I started resaecrching my symptoms online and read this....

Dentists will use amalgam to cover a root canal, and to build a post for a crown. This is the worst possible use of amalgam. When gold and amalgam touch they produce the most effective galvanic reaction available for dental mercury release.

The result of this "battery" is a rapid release of mercury and other metal ions into your body as the amalgam corrodes. Cement does not form a trustworthy insulative barrier between the amalgam and the crown.

The description of "galvanic reaction" matched what I was experiencing.....excessive salivation, drooling, shock-type sensations, metal taste, etc.

I was scared to death. I went back to the dentist....told him all about what I'd read. He acknowledged that I was experiencing galvanic reaction but denied that mercury could poison me.

I told him I wanted the crowns out....period. He said "Well you still have 2 amalgams on the bottom." I told him he would NOT be removing them. :angry:

The galvanic reaction ceased with the removal of the crowns but they had been in my mouth for 1 full year. I didnt recover from my illness. I had read that once poisoned any remaining amalgam will worsen the situation. I went to a biological dentist to have the remaining two amalgams removed.

By this time I was a mess. The dentist said I would have many issues to resolve....like peeling back layers of an onion. He was the first to mention candida to me....he noticed the big bumps on my shoulders and back of my neck. He said my body was seriously trying to detox from *something*. He noticed the white coating on my tongue.

He told me I would never ever be well again without drastically changing my diet. At the time I lived on fast food and processed junk. He wanted me to eat only organic veggies, only drink the purest water, organic meats and no fruits.

I thought he was *insane* but I still let him remove my amalgams. He did it safely....the mercury vapors were sent out of the building by a vacuum. I didnt get better after the final removal though.....nothing changed for me.

About 7 months later I felt I was dying. I was saying good-bye to people thinking I wouldnt make it. Another Dr. I was seeing put me on a restricted diet and I improved....after that I took everything that dentist had told me to heart....and I did everything he had told me to do. I got well enough to return to work. :)

So now....what the Dr.'s are telling me is that I already had Lyme for 2 years...ever since I had the bite. It was slowly making my body more toxic but my immune system was holding it back. They are saying that the mercury was enough to weaken my immune system and allow the Lyme to step up.

I'm constantly wondering if my body was becoming toxic from mercury instead of Lyme?? I had that broken amalgam for two years. Something happened to me in Tahoe when the amalgam broke. I never saw the tick that may have bitten me. I had swallowed the big chunk of amalgam.

*Something* caused me to wake up days later with that high fever and other symptoms. I had never experienced anything like it before.

Of course this is typical of a Lyme infection BUT could a sudden exposure to mercury also do this??? Can a broken amalgam leak out more mercury?? Could the swallowed piece have *done* something to me???

I do believe that even though I felt good for two years...something really was slowly poisoning me.

I know its more reasonable to say it was Lyme.....but I cant stop my mind from wondering about the mercury. The galvanic reaction was REAL....I experienced it and everything I've read says that this is the most serious way to get amalgam illness.

Noone is addressing this as much as they are addressing the Lyme. Its making me frusterated because I KNOW one of these two things is the *main* cause for everything I've gone through....but I dont know which one. :(

Anyone wanna make any guesses on this?? What do you guys think is the "ringleader" here??

Anyone think that mercury from my broken amalgam could have caused the fever and flu-like symptoms.....or is that a far-fetched theory??

I know that both are probably to blame in my case but which is causing the most damage to my health?? Whichever one of them caused my fever is probably the ringleader....so what are your guesses. Was it a broken amalgam or a tick bite??? :unsure:

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Rachel,

I don't know if mercury could cause a fever, especially as high as you had.

I do know that according to my doctor, mercury can cause food sensitivities/intolerances. He wants me to get my amalgams out but I don't have the money right now. Also my intolerances aren't so bad. I kinda don't want to mess with them if I don't have to. I do have 4 more of them that will need to be turned into crowns though.

So my vote would be for the lyme being the ringleader.

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Carla,

remember when i got cellulites end of May and was clindomycian for way over a month till about mid July I started getting the overgrowth then. chiro had me on probotics them and once yeast symptoms came the yeast defence..but not enough I'm thinking now.

she was always worried about the yeast but the genital kind.

oiy

i left the elect blanket on high all nite ..ususally i just warm up the bed with it and turn it off.

the heating pad burn was b/c the cover fell off in the nite and of course it was a big one so burned from hit to knee in the back.couldn't feel it as all the nerves in back of leg have been cut by surgeries.

thanks think you helped me figure it out.

Andrea, don't know why elect blanket but the yeast likes it hot and moist..she said.

love you guys

Judy

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