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Possible Zinc poisoning

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 5, 2010
  • 10:08 PM

The first of May of 2010,I had what I thought were symptoms for Lyme disease.I have weakness in one leg,loss of function in knee,numbness in one arm and hand and numbness in the other hand ,tingling and burning in tips of fingers and one arm, fatigue , and shortness of breath. Went to the Dr. had test done,no Lyme,no thyroid,kidney,or diabetes,problems Had 2 chest ex-rays,and a CT scan of the chest test came back found a small Shwannoma(nerve lesion)on my back,said it was nothing to worry about.After all these tests I still have all these symptoms and no answers. Now they want me to have an MRI of my chest and an MRI of the brain,is there no end.? I am a denture wearer and have been told(by my friends) that they have heard of people with these symptoms having zinc poisoning caused from using denture adhesive for a long period of time.Well could this be the problem?I'm 60 yrs old and have been using adhesive on my dentures for over 10 yrs,Can anyone tell me how I go about getting tested for this or what type of Dr.to see?

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  • Hi Nade,I know you posted this a couple of months ago but if you're still having tingling and numbness symptoms it may be neuropathy caused by your denture adhesives. Do you use poligrip or fixodent? Their formulas contained zinc and when used in excess may lead to the symptoms you described. Here is a news article abc did about it http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=7504641&page=1. There is also a lawsuit for denture cream poisoning going on and you can find more information about the symptoms and lawsuits here, http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Denture-Cream-Zinc-PoisoningBest of luck with your diagnosis!
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    • November 23, 2010
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