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Could this be heavy metal poisoning?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 31, 2007
  • 01:19 AM

Hi everyone,

I've started a new thread for simplicity's sake. Over the past 5 years or so, I've had a variety of neurological symptoms that last for several days, weeks, or months at a time and then disappear. I usually have 3 or so "episodes" like these a year, usually with one symptom at a time. They include:

*myoclonus/twitching
*shortness of breath
*tremor
*difficulty walking
*slurred speech

I've had an EEG and MRI to rule out seizure and MS. Magnesium supplements have been very helpful to me, so I'm wondering if it might be heavy metal poisoning. What do you think? I'm somewhat unclear of if/how this is diagnosed, and to what extent it is thought about by the mainstream medical community. Don't hesitate to respond--any information would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading this!

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  • Hi everyone, I've started a new thread for simplicity's sake. Over the past 5 years or so, I've had a variety of neurological symptoms that last for several days, weeks, or months at a time and then disappear. I usually have 3 or so "episodes" like these a year, usually with one symptom at a time. They include: *myoclonus/twitching*shortness of breath*tremor*difficulty walking*slurred speech I've had an EEG and MRI to rule out seizure and MS. Magnesium supplements have been very helpful to me, so I'm wondering if it might be heavy metal poisoning. What do you think? I'm somewhat unclear of if/how this is diagnosed, and to what extent it is thought about by the mainstream medical community. Don't hesitate to respond--any information would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading this!Please read "Never Be Sick Again"- get a really good NAET practitioner- at naet.com and explain your situation. Muscle test (NAET testing) for neurotransmitters, chemtrails, metals, fomraldehyde, carbon monoxide.Best.Frui.ps: while you get a NAET doctor, you may want to try Yogi Tea Detox Tea...and some dandelion or milk thistly capsules or tincture...Read about them, they are just food supplements- very gentle but effective.Check your water intake.Best,Frui.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for the info--how is that testing done? Also, does anyone know of a good neurologist, alternative practitioner, chiropractor, or otherwise in the Pittsburgh area?
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  • Thanks for the info--how is that testing done? Also, does anyone know of a good neurologist, alternative practitioner, chiropractor, or otherwise in the Pittsburgh area?Yes, go to NAET.com and click on the locator for practitioners:http://naet.com/subscribers/doctorResults.asp?FromQS=1&db=default&uid=default&City=&State=PA&Zip=&Last=&Country=&Status=on&sb=4&view_records=Searchthis is the listing with the Pitts practitioners. this listing guarantee that this people are really trained in NAET. NAET deals with the nervous system in a beautiful way. It fixed me up completely! I was a basket case: palpitations, panic attacks, fainting, etc.The testing is done with vials of the substances to test and it tests your muscle response. It is all manual. It does not matter if you are an olympic weight lifter- if you are intolerant to a substance, your arm will lose the strength when in contact with it. It is Applied Kinesiology. It sounds gimmicky but it works!My arm is strong even when someone tries to push it down with moderate force- but the moment I hold a bottle of wine with my other hand or I touch the bottle with my fingers, my arm goes weak.The slightlest force will make it go down against my will. In fact, I am allergic to alcoholic berverages.Good luck!Frui.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Everything Eatafruit is saying is true. She gave me the same advice...I took it and am so glad I did! It has relieved my symptoms by 80% and I've only had 5 treatments. I did Bioset therapy which is an "off chute" of NAET...Dr Cutler worked with Dr N. who invented NAET. They are both geniuses as far as I'm concerned. I've been in the medical profession for 21 years and would have never believed that such a thing could work...but it does, no matter what your diagnosis. As Dr Raymond Francis says...cell dysfunction is at the root of disease...Hope you take this advice and are up and running in no time....wishing you well....mommy cat
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  • Thanks for the info--how is that testing done? Also, does anyone know of a good neurologist, alternative practitioner, chiropractor, or otherwise in the Pittsburgh area? I live in Pittsburgh, South Hills. I found a Dr. in Greentree with the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers at: http://www.fibroandfatigue.com/center_locations.php. The NAET person is in Shadyside....there are a few others' also in Pittsburgh, but they don't come up on the NAET site given by EataFRUIT and Mommy Cat. Just becareful who you chose and make sure NAET is their main thing....not Reiki also or other stuff. I am very pleased with My CFS Dr. So far. At the Fibro and Fatigue Center they give a seminar about CFS/ME/FM...what it is medically and etc. I am doing a medical and holistic approach. Go figure....this Dr. suggested an antibiotic....but said I could take Oil of Oregano instead and that he would RATHER that! I am very pleased but haven't started any REAL treatment yet. Go look them up and give them a call to see what you think. Or, at least go to the seminar...I'll go with you if you want to the seminar. Look up my threads....I do have CFS and many of the same symptoms. Sincerely,V52
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 10, 2007
    • 07:00 PM
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  • Thanks for the info--how is that testing done? Also, does anyone know of a good neurologist, alternative practitioner, chiropractor, or otherwise in the Pittsburgh area?PS...don't bother seeing a neurologist...unless you want an MRI. I had the BEST neurologist at UPMC...she had a cancellation and I slipped in. She said I needed to exercise 10 minutes a day and suggested I take more anti depressants to deal with the fatigue. I asked her about Lyme and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome....she sheepishly said she didn't believe in them. Funny, though, I was tested for Syphillis. (Similar to Lyme and less likely that I would have it than lyme). She said well.....maybe you have "light lupus". I also had the number 1 in the country graduating resident to look at my brain MRI...a friend. He said that it was due to migraines...WTF. They just don't get diseases that occur on a cellular level like CFS/ME. People do not understand this disease. Talk about the great imitator....that should be attached to CFS/ME because it involves so many systems. Do yourself a favor....call the Fibro and Fatigue Centers 412-922-1155 or www.fibroandfatigue.com. If you don't want to book an appointment go to the seminar. Another place I heard was Allegheny Chiropractic...and...whomever uses the soft spinal touch down in Peters....can't remember their name. If you want to go that way...but that would be for relief, in my opinion...not treatment. Good luck. Email me if you like....thevaldaclub@gmail.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 10, 2007
    • 07:09 PM
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  • PS...don't bother seeing a neurologist...unless you want an MRI. I had the BEST neurologist at UPMC...she had a cancellation and I slipped in. She said I needed to exercise 10 minutes a day and suggested I take more anti depressants to deal with the fatigue. I asked her about Lyme and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome....she sheepishly said she didn't believe in them. Funny, though, I was tested for Syphillis. (Similar to Lyme and less likely that I would have it than lyme). She said well.....maybe you have "light lupus". I also had the number 1 in the country graduating resident to look at my brain MRI...a friend. He said that it was due to migraines...WTF. They just don't get diseases that occur on a cellular level like CFS/ME. People do not understand this disease. Talk about the great imitator....that should be attached to CFS/ME because it involves so many systems. Do yourself a favor....call the Fibro and Fatigue Centers 412-922-1155 or www.fibroandfatigue.com. If you don't want to book an appointment go to the seminar. Another place I heard was Allegheny Chiropractic...and...whomever uses the soft spinal touch down in Peters....can't remember their name. If you want to go that way...but that would be for relief, in my opinion...not treatment. Good luck. Email me if you like....thevaldaclub@gmail.comYou need more anti-depresants? You know those drugs suppress the immune system by affecting the nervous system- that's how they work. If you supressed your immune system, it becomes internally overactive and extenally under active, and you make yourself more prone to cancer and infetions and allergies. The perkiness is only gonna last you until your lack of defenses grant you an infection and then they figure that your blood count is 75% lower than normal. Byt that time they will ignore the fact that you were taking an antidepressant and they will start working on a bone marrow biopsy to 'find out' why your blood count is so low it is not protecting you.Diseases are very linear- one thing leads to another...despite what doctor's want to make believe people when they show 'unrelated symptoms'.Bad breed of doctors.Migraines don't cause aything, they are an end result- what is 'due to migraines'? the fatigue? I did not understand it...Best,Frui.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 11, 2007
    • 02:14 PM
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  • You need more anti-depresants? You know those drugs suppress the immune system by affecting the nervous system- that's how they work. If you supressed your immune system, it becomes internally overactive and extenally under active, and you make yourself more prone to cancer and infetions and allergies. The perkiness is only gonna last you until your lack of defenses grant you an infection and then they figure that your blood count is 75% lower than normal. Byt that time they will ignore the fact that you were taking an antidepressant and they will start working on a bone marrow biopsy to 'find out' why your blood count is so low it is not protecting you.Diseases are very linear- one thing leads to another...despite what doctor's want to make believe people when they show 'unrelated symptoms'.Bad breed of doctors.Migraines don't cause aything, they are an end result- what is 'due to migraines'? the fatigue? I did not understand it... Best,Frui. FYI....I did not take the antidepressants...been down that path....they may have helped with anxiety and crying less....but the fatigue was always there. The crying jags were usualy due to frustration over how I was feeling. It is all trial and error with antidepressants!!! Funny, they ask you how you FEEL on antidepressants to determine if they are working....but to give you thyroid hormone in the same manner? THAT would be ludicrous, right? I was quoting that the neurologist said the punctate lesions in the white matter of my brain was "due to migraines". OK....so what causes the migraines? Who knows...."women tent to get them" she said. Oh, another thing they told me about my MRI...."oh, this is not UNUSUAL....lots of people/MRI's have punctate lesions in white matter". 2 docs said no to MS, 2 other docs said that we should keep an eye on it for MS. Gee.....I have found in my research that untreated CFS.....ends up as MS....the immune system completely dysfunctional. I don't understand how such an obvious revelation of my brain picture is just chalked up to migraines and an "oh, get over it" attitude. Obviously, they don't believe me....amazing that these fine Dr.'s can't think outside of the box. Oh, by the way, this neurologist spent 45 minutes with me.....time spent is not necessarily a precursor to correct diagnosis. She did admit, after all, she did not know what was wrong with me. I still find it shocking that I've been tested for Syphillis and Aids, HiV even....but it is unlikely I've come across nothing else? UGH. I'll say again: I have a diagnosis of CFS. I have CFS. It is real. If you have MS, migraines...thyroid disorders...B12 deficiency.....it is all related. CFS is the umbrella of these diseases.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 11, 2007
    • 04:37 PM
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