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Dear lonewolf,

I am not sure where you live. However, I was poking around on Google and found this forum, http://www.Lame Advertisement/topic/XSB11XkGiPzzB6Oq3rJ77A which talks about dentists who remove metal amalgams. I also found some good sites about the dangers of mercury toxicity. I will send those URLs to you in a future post if you want. Just say the word! The people on this forum might be able to help you locate a dentist in your area doing this type of work.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

Thanks! I'm at work, so I'll check this out tonight. Any information you can give me will be much appreciated!


Liz

Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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As far as cost...my portion of the whole process (for 11 amalgam removals--5 crowns) was around $8,000 I think. I only have a $2,000 dental benefit each year and even then I couldn't use all of it.

:o:(

Yikes! We have a $1500 max each year. I don't think I have 11 amalgams left though. This will be spread out over several years if it's this expensive. Good thing I'm not so sick I feel desperate.


Liz

Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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As far as cost...my portion of the whole process (for 11 amalgam removals--5 crowns) was around $8,000 I think. I only have a $2,000 dental benefit each year and even then I couldn't use all of it.

Yikes is right! :o

I dont rememeber my bill but I only had 2 fillings removed and it was done in one visit. I did have two other composites that were put in by the regular dentist (that I dont like :angry: ) and since we didnt know what materials were used he removed those and used materials that I tested compatible with.

I know my bill had to of been around $1000....not much more or not much less. I had to pay about $350 for the compatibility test which was done by an outside lab.

I probably could have gotten some or all of it paid for by insurance but I was too sick to figure stuff like that out. :huh: I just wanted the fillings removed.

Yeah...I would say I was beyond desperate. :lol:


Rachel

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Can you get those chlorine filter thingys for the bath (not showerhead)?? :unsure:

Anyone know??


Rachel

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Can you get those chlorine filter thingys for the bath (not showerhead)?? :unsure:

Anyone know??

I know the guy we bought stuff from doesn't sell anything like that. I had mentioned the kids and baths. I would assume no because bath spouts are all different sizes.

For Seth's baths I just use the showerhead to fill up his tub. Could you do that with your baths?


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Carla...that is an awesome list of mercury free dentists!!

Why couldnt I find anything like that when I was desperately searching?? My brain wasnt working all that well but I would have been really happy to have a list like that in front of me!! :o

I did end up with a good dentist though...looks like there are quite a few in my area...I'm happy with who I got. :)

I would recommend Dr. Adams to anyone who's looking in the Bay Area. :)


Rachel

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Can you get those chlorine filter thingys for the bath (not showerhead)?? :unsure:

Anyone know??

Here's a company that has one--it looks simple enough, and not terribly expensive. I assume you could use it without the bubbles....

http://www.santeforhealth.com/


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Can you get those chlorine filter thingys for the bath (not showerhead)?? :unsure:

Anyone know??

How about filling up the bath from the shower? :P


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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:o:(

Yikes! We have a $1500 max each year. I don't think I have 11 amalgams left though. This will be spread out over several years if it's this expensive. Good thing I'm not so sick I feel desperate.

Yes, and keep in mind that that included replacing 5 crowns which are way more expensive. On almost all of them he had to put in a "post" whatever that means, which also cost more. And, several of the teeth were so drilled out to begin with that he had to build some of them up. Stupid amalgams. :angry:

My dentist was able to give me an estimate before we began of what my share would be. The posts and build ups were not part of that because those were things he couldn't tell until got in there.

Also, he told me that even porcelain crowns contain metal...at least the ones put in by my "regular" dentist did, so even those would not necessarily be good if there is still amalgam under there (which was the case for me).

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I would recommend Dr. Adams to anyone who's looking in the Bay Area. :)

Me too, lol. He has quite the sense of humor, lol.

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Here's a company that has one--it looks simple enough, and not terribly expensive. I assume you could use it without the bubbles....

http://www.santeforhealth.com/

Thanks Patti!

I wonder if they have these kinds of things at Bed Bath and Beyond or places like that....I'm gonna look around. I might end up ordering from this site if I dont find anything in the store. This gives me a better idea of what I'm looking for. :)

Anyone know about how long they last??


Rachel

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Anyone know about how long they last??

Mine lasts six months.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Mine lasts six months.

Thanks Andrea. I just did a serach and OMG...this is not as difficult as I thought it would be. :rolleyes:

The one Patti posted seemed pretty easy to use....no installation even. I found a bunch more...they are just balls that hang from the bath and the water passes over it while it runs. After the bath is full you kind of drag the ball through the water a few times. (I guess this collects the clorine and other bad stuff). The prices vary from site to site.

I also found some crystals that you can pour into the bath which remove chlorine as well.

http://www.inspiredliving.com/shower-filters/

One of the sites said it lasts 300 baths or 1 year.....not bad.

Do these things really work?? I think it would really help since I read that NDF works alot better on the metals when you remove chlorine from the water.....since it will always bind with chlorine first.

Also...It seems like chlorine is not good for us!


Rachel

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Laura, hang in there, this is good progress. Your mystery illness is identified and you are treating it. It's a tough pill to swallow, and I sometimes still can't believe it myself, but it's really good to know what it is so you can fix it.

What abx is he starting you on?


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Just wanted to give you a quick update....made a big change today.

Had an app't with my doctor and based on my symtpoms, my equivocal testing, my + RMSF, + mycoplasma, that we are going to start treating for LD and its other issues. I actually was able to start today.

Thanks for the update Laura. I've been wondering how you were doing.

What is RMSF?

Keep us posted on how the IV goes.

We are here for your support as well, if you need it. :wub:


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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PRAYERS FOR ALL YOU LADIES..

SO MUCH GOING ON HERE. JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I CARE.

LAURA, WOW AFTER ALL THIS TIME..FINALLY A DX.

JUDY


Judy in Southern CA

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Carla, Yes, I think thats the one. I am going to start it probably over the weekend.

I jumped in at the full dose on Friday night, started herxing Saturday. I'm still feeling bad now. You might want to start slow. I'm on so many things though, when I started all the first stuff I didn't herx for a month.

Keep us posted. I'm actually excited for you that you FINALLY know what's going on.

Has your doc started you on probiotics?


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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xoxo

Wow, thanks for the update and I'm so happy that at least you have a diagnosis and can start treatments. It sounds like a great plan to start your meds as few at a time as possible to know which one is the culprit if you react.

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PRAYERS FOR ALL YOU LADIES..

SO MUCH GOING ON HERE. JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I CARE.

LAURA, WOW AFTER ALL THIS TIME..FINALLY A DX.

JUDY

Hi Judy! Anything new with YOUR testing?

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