Hi to all. I started my new job involving grinding metal all day. I was working there for 3 weeks and they did not give me replacement filters for my mask even after i asked as i was always in a dust cloud of metal. I also got a huge gash in my hand from a grinder. A few days later i was feeling so weak and sick and just not there, 30min after work i had 2 seizures and wake up 18 hours later in hospital. They tested everything and said it was negative until my heavy metal tests came back and manganese was extremely high along with aluminum. After everything the doctor tells me i have epilepsy and that i cannot drive or work for 6 months but for me to still pay all my bills...I tried workers comp but they told me i get nothing because doctor said i have epilepsy and its not work related and not heavy metal poisoning. After a month of research i have came upon many articles stating that high manganese will cause convulsions if extremely high, which mine was. I had every symptom for heavy metal poisoning. I have went threw every kind of test and it all came back negative and they don't have a reason why. I have just been looking everywhere and asking everyone if they have any information or tips of what i can do. Anyone have anything like this happen to them. I am positive that it was heavy metal poisoning because of all my symptoms, a huge gash in my hand and clogged respirator filters?
Any help would be greatley appricated soo much! as this whole thing just changed my whole life and i need some help