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Fatigue, 'Brain Fog', poor memory and concentration

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  • Posted By: pinksimon
  • November 12, 2007
  • 01:13 AM

Title pretty much somes it up, primary symptoms are: Fatigue, 'Brain Fog', poor memory and poor concentration. I eat well and exercise regularly.

I have been sort of disgnosed with chronic fatigue before, but I feel it's only because the doctors that I have seen didn't actually know what was wrong and it was an easy camp to put me in. I have had all sorts of blood tests and everything appears normal.

Recently I have read about mercury content in fillings, and some of the symptoms of mercury poisoning which sound similar to some of the problems I have.

Has anyone had any experience with fillings causing bad health? Or does anyone have any other suggestions as to what could be causing my problems?

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  • Hypo/hyperthyroidism can cause these symptoms. Do not take your doctors word on labs being normal tho. Many people have serious symptoms long before their bloodtests reach outside the normal values. Look up the symptoms. Many of them are so vague that sometimes you can fail to see the big picture... You should aslo test your B12 as well... Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2007
    • 11:36 AM
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  • What if you were "allergic" to Vitamin B? I was. My doctor was convinced I had a B-12 defeciency but when he checked my levels they were "normal". So were 28 other tests I had performed on me. When I went to BioSET therapy, I was informed that I was "allergic" to Vitamin B. My doctor could not figure out how I could have the B12 level of an olympic athelete and still have all the classic symptoms of defeciency. Well, if you are "allergic" to it...your body is not utilizing it appropriately because your immune system is trying to "attack" it...hence the term "auto-immune" which is what most (all) diseases are. BioSET has a way to "reset" the magnetic fields so your body will no longer "reject" the magnetic field of B-12 but rather accept it. make sense? I have had 8 BioSET sessions. I am a nurse. I was sick for a long timne with all of your symptoms and 70 more....no kidding. Please consider this treatment for all of your symptoms and get your life back. I did. I am now considering becoming a practicioner myself. take care and be well.....mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • November 12, 2007
    • 04:42 PM
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  • Title pretty much somes it up, primary symptoms are: Fatigue, 'Brain Fog', poor memory and poor concentration. I eat well and exercise regularly.I have been sort of disgnosed with chronic fatigue before, but I feel it's only because the doctors that I have seen didn't actually know what was wrong and it was an easy camp to put me in. I have had all sorts of blood tests and everything appears normal.Recently I have read about mercury content in fillings, and some of the symptoms of mercury poisoning which sound similar to some of the problems I have.Has anyone had any experience with fillings causing bad health? Or does anyone have any other suggestions as to what could be causing my problems?I had the mercury fillings when I was young and it did affect me moderately. The mercury that really made me toxic and gave me the brain fog was the one I received in vaccines.Vaccines contain a preservative made with mercury, Thimerosal. It turns out to be much more toxic than plain mercury. Also, there are high levels of Methylmercury in tuna, and fish- except for Alaskan Wild Caught Fish.Mercury will affect you if you are intolerant to it. I am extremly allergic to the thimerosal in vaccines- that went directly to my brain and gave me Meningitis. But I can eat fish and tuna- I try to eat the wild type. In fact, I don't react to small amounts of mercury. My toxicity were other chemicals, like Pesticide. Pesticide is a killer.I think Pesticide has been killing my Pancreas all these years- and vaccines attacking my sweet ol' liver.I agree that your body is rejecting the good nutrients you put in it. Try to get to a Bioset or NAET person- whatever is near by. Check for B complex, Calcium, sugar.I think that all the toxins in the environment attack our organs and our blood goes out of whack. We start having a feeling of diconnection- and heck, if you can't remember things, you are pretty much disconnected - not just a feeling.Whether you try Bioset or NAET try visiting a good Doctor of Oriental Medicine- for a full diagosis and some gentle acupuncture.Hang in there- You are not alone. Best,Fruit.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • November 12, 2007
    • 05:15 PM
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  • My brain fog and fatigue - aka "chronic fatigue syndrome" turned out to be Hashimoto's Encephalopathy.I guarantee you that your doctors have not tested you for this rare complication of autoimmune thyroiditis. You see, docotrs screen for thryoid disease by checking your TSH and other thyroid hormones. Only when these tests come back abnormal will they check your thyroid antibody levels.The trouble is, most people with HE have normal TSH. So, they are told that their thyroid is fine and not the problem. Most doctors have not heard of HE, so they don't know to check the antibodies, which is how HE is diagnosed. It is higly treatable with steroids.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 14, 2007
    • 10:02 AM
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  • Elke... Glad you found out the cause of your problems! Thanks for letting us know about it. After reading about this, I think there might be another person here who should look into it. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 14, 2007
    • 01:00 PM
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  • Thanks, Kiera!I just hate the idea of another soul spending year after year undiagnosed like I did. It nearly broke me. I really feel bad for people who have profound fatigue and no explanation. Whether it's HE or not (and there are proablaby more "nots" out there than HE cases), finding a diagnosis can be like searching for a needle in a haystack- the last thing you want to do when you're feeling pooped already.Best Wishes to Everyone with "Fatigue"Don't let them tell you its anxiety and depression!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2007
    • 02:54 AM
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  • My B12 was a little low, and I ended up getting B12 injections. These didn't end helping my symtoms unfortunately, and after a while I stopped getting injections as I got retested and my B12 levels had actually come right.Elke, it is very inspiring that you recieved a proper diagnosis eventually. It would make it more tolerable knowing exactly what it was, and that I wasn't going insane! I too have had this for years, and like you say, you simply run out of energy to go on looking for answers. I will however take your advice and get tested for HE.Thanks everyone for your support and your ideas, hugely appreciated :).
    pinksimon 1 Replies
    • December 16, 2007
    • 00:54 AM
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