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Amalgam Mercury Poisoning & Thyroid

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 14, 2007
  • 00:53 AM

I'm going to scream. I can't take one more light consideration of this. I feel as though I'm falling apart and I'm tired of the presumption that I'm too stupid or unreflective to distinguish between depression and physical need. I need medical help and despite many reachings out, I have not been able to connect with a doctor that views this as important. Please read on if you feel you can help.

I'm a 28 y/o female, 5'0, 150lbs. who was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by both Endo and Rheumatologist. I have also recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after running tests to clear Lupus and other like autoimmune diseases. I have been on levothyroxine therapy for almost three years and my symptoms have not improved. My blood work has improved only mildly. In fact, I'm feeling worse. Please read on.

Symptomatic Manifestations:
Mitral valve prolapse (slight leak), intermittent tachycardia, incredible difficulty swallowing (sometimes even saliva), intermittent diarreah and constipation, intolerance to even mild cold, severe chronic symmetrical Arthritis of metatarsal region in feet, bone pain in lower back, hips, neck, and chest, muscle pain everywhere else, chronic cystic acne for the last ten years, Headaches (which I never used to get) increased frequency and intensity, shortened and more painful menstrual cycle, severe Anxiety attacks, feeling of breathing through a straw, recently started snoring severely, feeling of a lump in my throat, waking up in the middle of the night for sugar yet craving salty and fatty foods during the day, severe chronic fatigue--feels like drunkeness, especially after eating, "brain fog" (as though too many thoughts are trying to go through at once and they all get jammed up, unable to complete a thought), difficulty speaking, stumbling over words and blending words at a higher rate than normal, unrefreshing sleep, blurry vision without diagnosable physical cause, low-normal body temp and blood pressure, high Cholesterol despite dietary restriction, continual pain in sides and lower back/abdomen, dentist reported bone loss in jaw but bone scan revealed no bone loss elsewhere, tooth mobility, waking up in the middle of the night with leg cramps so bad I can only describe them as "rigor," myoclonus in face, eyelids, fingers, legs, arms, feeling like there is something on my skin when nothing is there (not even a hair or spiderweb), forty pound of weight gain in abdominal region.

Medication:
I have been on 75mcg of Levothyroxine, 5mcg of Cytomel and 1200 units of vitamin D per day for the last six months (previously just 50mcg of Levothyroxine, prior to that Amour Thyorid, low dose).

My numbers:
Initial Diagnosis, 165 lbs.,
06/13/05: (TPOAb) 5908 H IU/ml (0-34 ref. interval), TSH 2. 189 uIU/ml (.350-5. 500 ref. interval), Total Cholesterol 233 H mg/dL (100-199 ref. interval) LDL 163 H mg/dL (0-99 ref. interval) I restrict foods high in animal fats, and had for the previous two years-- family history of high Cholesterol and other symptoms.

Most recent test, 150 lbs.
02/06/07: 2141 IU/ml (0-34 ref. interval), TSH 4. 157 uIU/mL (ref. interval .350-5. 500), (No lipid panel for comparison)

Questions:
I suspect that my problem is related either to the pituitary, or to amalgam mercury poisoning. Where do I go next? Who do I consult with? Should I be tested for Lyme's, Cushing's? What else should I be aware of?

Thank You...

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  • Have they checked your cortisol???
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  • Nope. So far no one has checked my cortisol levels. I thought to ask for it, but my regular endo was too busy waving me out of his office. Time for a new endo.
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  • Hi,There is only one substance that can remove heavy metals and mercury from the body. Glutathione. Unfortunetly you cannot eat it allthough it is sold. It will not survive your digestive tract. You have to give the body the building blocks for making Glutathione.Buy Immunocal Platinum. Comes with a month supply of 30 pouches in a box with a mixing cup. It comes in a powered form I take it with orange juice.www.Immunotec.com/Shophealthyhttp://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/misc/progress.gif
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  • I would try to find a naturopathic doctor who can test you with hormonal saliva testing. This tests cortisol levels in your tissues, not in your blood, and is very helpful for diagnosing adrenal insufficiency. Most docs do a blood test for cortisol to rule out Addison's disease, which is very serious and very rare...there is no real blood test for the more common adrenal insufficiency. I would also test for candida overload - the foggy headed drunken feeling is a classic sign of candida. So is the acne, fibromyalgia symptoms, IBS and skin sensitivities. Please visit www.candidasupport.org and do their written test and saliva test and see if it fits. Most docs don't test for this and Western antifungals can be very hepatotoxic. The best candida cleanse I have found is called Threelac - it is excellent, if a bit pricey (find a website that offers a money back guarantee and you won't waste your money!). Wild oregano oil has excellent antifungal properties as well as promoting immunity. I am not necessarily saying that candida is the cause of all of your ailments, but I believe it could be a contributing factor. Please do your own research on this. Best wishesDOM
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  • Just coming on board this forum and have experience with the above issue.I have had a multitude of problems over the last five years which when my homeopathic MD started to unravel began with Pernicious Anemia, was still not right after 2 year, better but having a lot on weird neurological issue, MRI, and all seem "normal". I love my Dr. he started calling colleagues all over the US and they all felt I had a heavy metal problem. Had a test sure enough I have mercury, lead, platinum, gallium (from nuclear tests on heart and brain which normally just leaves your body) and one more I can't remember. Anyway, as I understand mercury holds other metal in your system, I am a stain glass artist, which explained the lead, and I live next to a highway and the estimate of trucks and cars 15 years ago was about 10,000 a day. Platinum is in catalytic converters on cars.I had my water tested and we were scratching out heads as to where that mercury came from. There was no where else but my teeth. But all of them?I went to a person who uses a system that was invented in Germany many years ago, that will soon be approved by the FDA in the next year or so. Any way it's like a lie detector. It was able to identify the exact tooth that was leaching amalgams into my system. My Dr. said, it's a tooth, what other avenue do we have. I found a dentist that after speaking with my Dr. agreed to pull it. That was in March and within 2 weeks I saw a marked improvement in the neurological issues.I was taking DMSA for the detox of metals and it was doing a good job pulling the metals out of my body tissue and getting rid of it. Only problem was it was making me very sick and my poor liver was overloaded with toxic stuff and I had to stop the detox to give it a rest.The metal poisoning has left me with a damaged thyroid. Now I am at war with that....when I get that back on track it's back to the detox. It takes years to come and years to go so I hear.Hope this can help someone, it took me years of trial and error and research to figure this much out. With the help of my Dr.Sue Vit.
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    • September 11, 2007
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  • I'm going to scream. I can't take one more light consideration of this. I feel as though I'm falling apart and I'm tired of the presumption that I'm too stupid or unreflective to distinguish between depression and physical need. I need medical help and despite many reachings out, I have not been able to connect with a doctor that views this as important. Please read on if you feel you can help.I'm a 28 y/o female, 5'0, 150lbs. who was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by both Endo and Rheumatologist. I have also recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after running tests to clear Lupus and other like autoimmune diseases. I have been on levothyroxine therapy for almost three years and my symptoms have not improved. My blood work has improved only mildly. In fact, I'm feeling worse. Please read on.Symptomatic Manifestations: Mitral valve prolapse (slight leak), intermittent tachycardia, incredible difficulty swallowing (sometimes even saliva), intermittent diarreah and constipation, intolerance to even mild cold, severe chronic symmetrical Arthritis of metatarsal region in feet, bone pain in lower back, hips, neck, and chest, muscle pain everywhere else, chronic cystic acne for the last ten years, Headaches (which I never used to get) increased frequency and intensity, shortened and more painful menstrual cycle, severe Anxiety attacks, feeling of breathing through a straw, recently started snoring severely, feeling of a lump in my throat, waking up in the middle of the night for sugar yet craving salty and fatty foods during the day, severe chronic fatigue--feels like drunkeness, especially after eating, "brain fog" (as though too many thoughts are trying to go through at once and they all get jammed up, unable to complete a thought), difficulty speaking, stumbling over words and blending words at a higher rate than normal, unrefreshing sleep, blurry vision without diagnosable physical cause, low-normal body temp and blood pressure, high Cholesterol despite dietary restriction, continual pain in sides and lower back/abdomen, dentist reported bone loss in jaw but bone scan revealed no bone loss elsewhere, tooth mobility, waking up in the middle of the night with leg cramps so bad I can only describe them as "rigor," myoclonus in face, eyelids, fingers, legs, arms, feeling like there is something on my skin when nothing is there (not even a hair or spiderweb), forty pound of weight gain in abdominal region.Medication: I have been on 75mcg of Levothyroxine, 5mcg of Cytomel and 1200 units of vitamin D per day for the last six months (previously just 50mcg of Levothyroxine, prior to that Amour Thyorid, low dose). My numbers: Initial Diagnosis, 165 lbs., 06/13/05: (TPOAb) 5908 H IU/ml (0-34 ref. interval), TSH 2. 189 uIU/ml (.350-5. 500 ref. interval), Total Cholesterol 233 H mg/dL (100-199 ref. interval) LDL 163 H mg/dL (0-99 ref. interval) I restrict foods high in animal fats, and had for the previous two years-- family history of high Cholesterol and other symptoms. Most recent test, 150 lbs. 02/06/07: 2141 IU/ml (0-34 ref. interval), TSH 4. 157 uIU/mL (ref. interval .350-5. 500), (No lipid panel for comparison) Questions: I suspect that my problem is related either to the pituitary, or to amalgam mercury poisoning. Where do I go next? Who do I consult with? Should I be tested for Lyme's, Cushing's? What else should I be aware of?Thank You...I had blood test and immune reactive to mercury. I replaced amalgams and did detox and recovered from lots of disability. BW
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  • I became disabled including CFS, peripheral neuropathy, balance problems, hypothyroid, etc. and did tests including blood test for autoimmunity, found I was mercury toxic and immune reactive to mercury and nickel. I got my amalgam fillings and nickel crown replaced and now consider myself fully recovered. It even helped a serious eye problem, I now no longer need to wear glasses after wearing them for 30 years.BW
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  • I became disabled including CFS, peripheral neuropathy, balance problems, hypothyroid, etc. and did tests including blood test for autoimmunity, found I was mercury toxic and immune reactive to mercury and nickel. I got my amalgam fillings and nickel crown replaced and now consider myself fully recovered. It even helped a serious eye problem, I now no longer need to wear glasses after wearing them for 30 years.BWYour comment makes me see a light at the end of the tunnel. I came to us in 1997 and was considering myself the healthiest guy on Earth. A few months later (i was 17 at the time) i underwent a numerous dental procedures where almost all of my teeth ended up with a great amount of silver fillings put in.A few months later, i started to notice that my hair was falling out. I had a head full of really thick brown hair. I was worried. No in my family had a male pattern baldness. But my problems did not stop there. Then i started to come down with fevers, colds and chills. They were become more frequent. I would never completely get rid of one cold and another one would hit me. After a meal my stomach would be so bloated it would look like i was 8 months pregnant. Then i started having problems with the stomach acid; there was too much of it, sometimes waking up to the bitter taste of acid in my mouth. It was pouring out. Hair was becoming extremely oily and was still falling out at a great rate. But this did not happened overnight. Three years have passed and i was only starting to get sicker. But i kept going on with doing everyday things; i go to school and after go to work and so on. I was feeling ill but could not do anything about it. I hit a rock bottom one night in April of 2003. I went to bed in a very bad shape just to wake up a couple of hours later to find my self covered in rash...there was not one inch on my body that was not covered in rash and ulcers. But the worst was my mental health went to ***l. I felt such a fear of something, panic attack so severe i started crying for help. I ran over to the window and was ready to call somebody. But instead i spent a night on the floor, miserable and sad. During the next two years i was hospitalized more then a few times. And each time i would come to the emergency room just to make residents make jokes on my tab by asking me "Do you have a girlfriend?". Yep a medical students who are so not interested in trying to find out what was causing my problems. Of course they did everything they thought them in school. Draw blood, run the test and if nothing shows up give the patient a box of Lexapro and convince them that it is all in their stupid head.I continued to live like this for the next two years when luckily three of my teeth need work again and the silver fillings were removed and replaced with white composite. I loved the look but the best part was that the rashes, which were very frequent, almost every day, were now recurring once a week. Bloating was somewhat reduced and the depression eased up a bit. Still had the tingling sensation on both sides of the head. My tongue was burning on one side and left eyelid would sometime twitch for days. I was so happy but was DUMB enough not associate it with the recent dental work. Now that i think about it; EVERYTHING falls right in its place. But three more years would pass before a i stumbled across a great article on the web about a possibility how amalgam fillings can ruin your health. And mine was ruined to the bone, to the point where the only exit for me was to commit suicide. And believe me, there was thousands of times when i was so great full to God for giving death. But i kept going and here i am today doing a just a bit better but very far from my energetic, happy and healthy self but now i know for sure what it is. After reading hundreds of personal stories and amazing recoveries after their amalgam feeling were removed i see a light at the end of the tunnel. I am going to schedule an appointment with my dentist and will remove every single amalgam filling from my mouth. Please keep informing uninformed, by posting your personal stories and letting people know how dangerous this stuff is. I have all the medical records. I will keep all of my dental bills because i don't have the insurance now and will have to pay my amalgam removal from my own pocket but one day i hope i will reimbursed for all my medical bills, pain and suffering.For ten years i had the most toxic element on Earth in my mouth, taking it with every breath.....i can't believe!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2008
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  • That dental amalgam is the largest source of mercury in most people with amalgam fillings is well documented: www.flcv.com/damspr1.html That most with many chronic health problems significantly improve after amalgam replacement is also well documented: www.flcv.com/hgremove.html & www.flcv.com/hgrecovp.html For more information on treatment contact DAMS at 800-311-6265 (patient support organization with info) Regarding thyroid problems, here is a new study: Removal of dental amalgam decreases anti-TPO and anti-Tg autoantibodies in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis.Sterzl I, Prochazkova J, Hrda P, Matucha P, Bartova J, Stejskal V. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2006 Dec;27 Suppl 1:25-30Conclusion: patients with mercury hypersensitivity who underwent amalgam replacement (Group IIA) showed a significant decrease in the levels of both anti-Tg (p=0.001) and anti-TPO (p=0.0007) autoantibodies
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    • December 13, 2008
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  • HI All,I am trying to figure out my why my body is attacking my thyroid. I have two theories, 14 yr old textured saline implants, or mercury fillings. It seems like it could be either one. I want to stop this disease before it progresses.I was diagnose three years ago with Graves. Now it has turned to Hashimotos. Right now i have symptoms in check with out medication(thankfully)(fish oil, selenium, organic diet, excersize)At least they are in check for the moment, subject to change when summer comes and symptoms get a little out of control. Now i recived the silver fillings in the 80s. Would I have had these symptoms alot sooner? Could I rule out mercury poisoning since it is not until now that I have had this diagnosis? Would love some feedback. Thanx.v
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  • mercury is one of the most common causes of autoimmune conditions like thyroiditis, lupus, MS. Mercury from dental amalgam is the largest source of mercury in most with several fillings, and autopsy studies documents that it accumulates in the major organs and hormone glands and can cause many chronic health problems, including autoimmune conditions like thyroiditis. www.flcv.com/damspr1.html Mercury along with nickel are among the most common causes documented to cause autoimmune conditions The beneficial effect of amalgam replacement on health in patients with autoimmunity. Prochazkova J, Sterzl I, Kucerova H, Bartova J, Stejskal VD; Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2004 Jun;25(3):211-8; & Šterzl I, Procházková J, Hrdá P, Matucha P, Bártová J, Stejskal VDM: Removal of dental amalgam decreases anti-TPO and anti-Tg autoantibodies in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis. Neuro Endocrinol Lett, 2006, 27(Suppl.1): 25-30http://www.melisa.org/pdf/Mercury-and-autoimmunity.pdf Mercury from dental amalgam does not cause acute toxicity usually, except in those very immune reactive to mercury. More commonly it acculates over time and causes problems in the most susceptible organs and functions. As seen in the referenced articles, most with several fillings usually improve after amalgam replacement and detox. There are blood tests for immune reactivity such as www.melisa.org But not all autoimmunity is caused by mercury.
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  • I'm going to scream. I can't take one more light consideration of this. I feel as though I'm falling apart and I'm tired of the presumption that I'm too stupid or unreflective to distinguish between depression and physical need. I need medical help and despite many reachings out, I have not been able to connect with a doctor that views this as important. Please read on if you feel you can help.I'm a 28 y/o female, 5'0, 150lbs. who was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by both Endo and Rheumatologist. I have also recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after running tests to clear Lupus and other like autoimmune diseases. I have been on levothyroxine therapy for almost three years and my symptoms have not improved. My blood work has improved only mildly. In fact, I'm feeling worse. Please read on.Symptomatic Manifestations: Mitral valve prolapse (slight leak), intermittent tachycardia, incredible difficulty swallowing (sometimes even saliva), intermittent diarreah and constipation, intolerance to even mild cold, severe chronic symmetrical Arthritis of metatarsal region in feet, bone pain in lower back, hips, neck, and chest, muscle pain everywhere else, chronic cystic acne for the last ten years, Headaches (which I never used to get) increased frequency and intensity, shortened and more painful menstrual cycle, severe Anxiety attacks, feeling of breathing through a straw, recently started snoring severely, feeling of a lump in my throat, waking up in the middle of the night for sugar yet craving salty and fatty foods during the day, severe chronic fatigue--feels like drunkeness, especially after eating, "brain fog" (as though too many thoughts are trying to go through at once and they all get jammed up, unable to complete a thought), difficulty speaking, stumbling over words and blending words at a higher rate than normal, unrefreshing sleep, blurry vision without diagnosable physical cause, low-normal body temp and blood pressure, high Cholesterol despite dietary restriction, continual pain in sides and lower back/abdomen, dentist reported bone loss in jaw but bone scan revealed no bone loss elsewhere, tooth mobility, waking up in the middle of the night with leg cramps so bad I can only describe them as "rigor," myoclonus in face, eyelids, fingers, legs, arms, feeling like there is something on my skin when nothing is there (not even a hair or spiderweb), forty pound of weight gain in abdominal region.Medication: I have been on 75mcg of Levothyroxine, 5mcg of Cytomel and 1200 units of vitamin D per day for the last six months (previously just 50mcg of Levothyroxine, prior to that Amour Thyorid, low dose). My numbers: Initial Diagnosis, 165 lbs., 06/13/05: (TPOAb) 5908 H IU/ml (0-34 ref. interval), TSH 2. 189 uIU/ml (.350-5. 500 ref. interval), Total Cholesterol 233 H mg/dL (100-199 ref. interval) LDL 163 H mg/dL (0-99 ref. interval) I restrict foods high in animal fats, and had for the previous two years-- family history of high Cholesterol and other symptoms. Most recent test, 150 lbs. 02/06/07: 2141 IU/ml (0-34 ref. interval), TSH 4. 157 uIU/mL (ref. interval .350-5. 500), (No lipid panel for comparison) Questions: I suspect that my problem is related either to the pituitary, or to amalgam mercury poisoning. Where do I go next? Who do I consult with? Should I be tested for Lyme's, Cushing's? What else should I be aware of?Thank You...I am so sorry that you are suffering the way that you are. I am a 42 year old female, and I too have mercury poisoning. I highly recommend going to the http://www.iaomt.org (the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) There are around 600 dentists that are listed, that can help you to get your amalgam fillings out safely, as well as people who understand what you are going through. Do not go to a regular dentist, as they do not have the training or the equipment to minimize your exposure to more mercury during the removal process. I just read the book "Silver Dental Fillings - The Toxic Time Bomb" by Sam Ziff. It is 270 pages of incredible information that you can't be without. Don't wait. Buy the book, hit the website, and make an appointment as soon as you can to remove the poison from your body so that you can begin to heal. You will need to coax the mercury out of your tissues once the fillings are removed, so if you can find a physician that is a specialist, it is a plus. Also research from health food stores, the natural herbal route to detoxifying and getting rid of parasites that thrive in a body like ours that has been poisoned by mercury.I have done a few things to minimize the amount of mercury coming out of my fillings until I can get mine out, that may help you too. Rinse your mouth with very cold water before you brush your teeth.... and do so carefully. (Also swishing with high pH water... I follow what is on the baking soda box... 4 oz water with 1/2 tsp baking soda totally dissolved... the mercury comes out when a lot of plaque and an acid environment are present, so try and keep a clean mouth.) Chew on teeth that don't have fillings. (or as I've been doing, use a food processor to mulch up your food, and eat it with a spoon) Don't eat or drink anything hot or warm. (the colder the fillings are, the less mercury will come out) Eat as much vitamin C as you can, as this helps the mercury to be eliminated through your urine and feces. (I take a daily liquid softgel multi Vitamin/Multi Mineral supplement too. We may have diseased intestines that may have parasites and pathogenic cells that make it hard to absorb nutrients) Eliminate coffee, tea, and sodas. I am also researching using cayenne pepper and other herbs that are good for the body, and bad for parasites. Any compression, as with chewing, or agitating as with brushing your teeth, will make more mercury come out into your body through vapor and little pieces. Heat also makes it come out. So does plain old air. Then there's the 'battery' that your mouth becomes through your saliva and dissimilar metals that are in your mouth. This stuff is bad news. Don't waste another minute, or another dollar trying to get a physician to help you... unless he's a specialist in mercury poisoning. You need to get the poison out, bottom line. I am hypersensitive to it too... eczema, acne, hives, you name it. It causes your body to be diseased... your heart, your digestive tract, etc. Eliminate ALL sugar and refined carbohydrates like white flour, rice, etc. Eat all healthy, whole foods, drink lots of good water, and enlist some help from that web site. You may have a hypersensitivity to it as well. Many of us do. The book will help you every step of the way.I wish you all the best. You are not alone! There are millions of people suffering from mercury poisoning that don't even know it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2009
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  • Just coming on board this forum and have experience with the above issue.I have had a multitude of problems over the last five years which when my homeopathic MD started to unravel began with Pernicious Anemia, was still not right after 2 year, better but having a lot on weird neurological issue, MRI, and all seem "normal". I love my Dr. he started calling colleagues all over the US and they all felt I had a heavy metal problem. Had a test sure enough I have mercury, lead, platinum, gallium (from nuclear tests on heart and brain which normally just leaves your body) and one more I can't remember. Anyway, as I understand mercury holds other metal in your system, I am a stain glass artist, which explained the lead, and I live next to a highway and the estimate of trucks and cars 15 years ago was about 10,000 a day. Platinum is in catalytic converters on cars.I had my water tested and we were scratching out heads as to where that mercury came from. There was no where else but my teeth. But all of them?I went to a person who uses a system that was invented in Germany many years ago, that will soon be approved by the FDA in the next year or so. Any way it's like a lie detector. It was able to identify the exact tooth that was leaching amalgams into my system. My Dr. said, it's a tooth, what other avenue do we have. I found a dentist that after speaking with my Dr. agreed to pull it. That was in March and within 2 weeks I saw a marked improvement in the neurological issues.I was taking DMSA for the detox of metals and it was doing a good job pulling the metals out of my body tissue and getting rid of it. Only problem was it was making me very sick and my poor liver was overloaded with toxic stuff and I had to stop the detox to give it a rest.The metal poisoning has left me with a damaged thyroid. Now I am at war with that....when I get that back on track it's back to the detox. It takes years to come and years to go so I hear.Hope this can help someone, it took me years of trial and error and research to figure this much out. With the help of my Dr.Sue Vit.Wow... you sound a lot like me. I too have pernicious anemia... and have mercury poisoning from my amalgam fillings. Please go to this web site. http://www.iaomt.org They are dedicated to informing professionals and regular people like you and I who need answers. Also... please get this book. It has been a life-saver for me! "Silver Dental Fillings - The Toxic Time Bomb" by Sam Ziff. It will blow your mind. How much mercury in our bodies is safe? The answer is NONE. If you have amalgam fillings, they contain 50% mercury. I am having all 10 of mine removed by one of the dentists from the above URL that are dedicated to mercury-free dentistry. They can remove them safely, and can help you to deal with this huge problem. There are herbal/natural ways to remove heavy metals, as well as to get rid of the parasites that love to inhabit bodies that are poisoned by mercury, and other toxins. Try this site: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/body-cleansing-human-parasite-cleanse.htmlI am not an authority... I just finished reading The Toxic Time Bomb last week. Now at least, I know what I am suffering from, and can start taking the steps necessary to regaining my health. I wish you the best as you deal with your problems.A few herbal remedies that have helped me (from a health food store) are a cayenne mixture that I drink a couple of times a day. You keep it in the fridge... and shake it up before you use it. (1 cup good water, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup honey, 2 tsp ground ginger, 2 tsp cayenne pepper. I keep it in a 16 oz glass jar) It is anti-parasitic, it helps your heart greatly, it helps your bronchial passageways, and helps to clean your blood. I also used something called 'Yellow Dock' that helps to rebuild your red blood cells, clean your blood, and helps to clean your liver. Medicines can make us sick... and they don't always eliminate all of the problems. Herbs are powerful and they work perfectly with our bodies. That is my personal opinion, based on using them as opposed to using medicines. I am off ALL medicines now, and have had great success with my herbal remedies, combined with a total makeover as to what kind of foods I eat, and what I will not put in my mouth anymore, like sugar and other refined carbohydrates. Do some online research and discover how healthy you can be naturally. Good luck with the mercury... it is a terrible toxin. I have done three 3 day pineapple fasts which have also helped my digestive tract greatly. (with the cayenne mixture, and a clove of raw garlic every day) A diseased digestive tract means a diseased body. And 90% of the mercury in your fillings goes through your digestive tract. Also, we don't get enough iodine in our diets... kelp and seaweed have an abundance... and that is essential for thyroid health. But too much is not good either, so check into that too, o.k.? It would take 25 tps of salt to get what we need each day... so we really have to add it in differently.
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    • February 9, 2009
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  • On July 28, 2009 the FDA has changed theclassification level for amalgams. "The regulation classifies dental amalgam into Class II (moderate risk). By classifying a device into Class II, the FDA can impose special controls (in addition to general controls such as good manufacturing practices that apply to all medical devices regardless of risk) to provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of the device.The special controls that the FDA is imposing on dental amalgam are contained in a guidance document that contains, among other things, recommendations on performance testing, device composition, and labeling statements.Specifically, the FDA recommended that the product labeling include:A warning against the use of dental amalgam in patients with mercury allergy;A warning that dental professionals use adequate ventilation when handling dental amalgam;A statement discussing the scientific evidence on the benefits and risk of dental amalgam, including the risks of inhaled mercury vapor. The statement will help dentists and patients make informed decisions about the use of dental amalgam.Dental amalgam is a “pre-amendment device,” which means that it was in use prior to May 28, 1976, when the FDA was given broad authority to regulate medical devices. That law required the FDA to issue regulations classifying pre-amendment devices according to their risk into class I, II, or III. Although the FDA previously had classified the two separate parts of amalgam – elemental mercury and the metal powder alloy – it had not issued a separate regulation classifying the combination of the two, dental amalgam. During this time, however, dental amalgam has been subject to all applicable provisions of the law."So they are not admitting completely that they are very harmful but by this change in position they have finally moved in a healthier direction for the consumer! So there is hope that one day they will not allow it at al.
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    • August 24, 2009
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  • Many factors influence thyroid function. Commonly unrecognized causes of thyroid underproduction have been attributed to excessive consumption of soybean products. Mercury binds to the sulphur in thyroglobulin and renders it unavailable for the production of thyroid hormones. Fluoride in tap water and toothpastes as well as chlorine in tap water both block iodine receptors in the thyroid gland that result in lowered thyroid hormone production. Sulfa and antihistamine drugs aggravate iodine uptake by the thyroid. Synthroid and other synthetic thyroid drugs can cause as much as a 13% loss of bone mass, according to a study done at the University of Massachusetts. Underactive thyroid conditions respond best when supplemented with detoxified iodine, kelp and dulse, essential fatty acids, thyroid glandulars and other nutrients that nourish the thyroid gland.
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  • Hi, did you have any amalgam fillings and if so did you ever have them removed? If so, did this improve your health? Thanks I'm going to scream. I can't take one more light consideration of this. I feel as though I'm falling apart and I'm tired of the presumption that I'm too stupid or unreflective to distinguish between depression and physical need. I need medical help and despite many reachings out, I have not been able to connect with a doctor that views this as important. Please read on if you feel you can help. I'm a 28 y/o female, 5'0, 150lbs. who was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by both Endo and Rheumatologist. I have also recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after running tests to clear Lupus and other like autoimmune diseases. I have been on levothyroxine therapy for almost three years and my symptoms have not improved. My blood work has improved only mildly. In fact, I'm feeling worse. Please read on. Symptomatic Manifestations: Mitral valve prolapse (slight leak), intermittent tachycardia, incredible difficulty swallowing (sometimes even saliva), intermittent diarreah and constipation, intolerance to even mild cold, severe chronic symmetrical Arthritis of metatarsal region in feet, bone pain in lower back, hips, neck, and chest, muscle pain everywhere else, chronic cystic acne for the last ten years, Headaches (which I never used to get) increased frequency and intensity, shortened and more painful menstrual cycle, severe Anxiety attacks, feeling of breathing through a straw, recently started snoring severely, feeling of a lump in my throat, waking up in the middle of the night for sugar yet craving salty and fatty foods during the day, severe chronic fatigue--feels like drunkeness, especially after eating, "brain fog" (as though too many thoughts are trying to go through at once and they all get jammed up, unable to complete a thought), difficulty speaking, stumbling over words and blending words at a higher rate than normal, unrefreshing sleep, blurry vision without diagnosable physical cause, low-normal body temp and blood pressure, high Cholesterol despite dietary restriction, continual pain in sides and lower back/abdomen, dentist reported bone loss in jaw but bone scan revealed no bone loss elsewhere, tooth mobility, waking up in the middle of the night with leg cramps so bad I can only describe them as "rigor," myoclonus in face, eyelids, fingers, legs, arms, feeling like there is something on my skin when nothing is there (not even a hair or spiderweb), forty pound of weight gain in abdominal region. Medication: I have been on 75mcg of Levothyroxine, 5mcg of Cytomel and 1200 units of vitamin D per day for the last six months (previously just 50mcg of Levothyroxine, prior to that Amour Thyorid, low dose). My numbers: Initial Diagnosis, 165 lbs., 06/13/05: (TPOAb) 5908 H IU/ml (0-34 ref. interval), TSH 2. 189 uIU/ml (.350-5. 500 ref. interval), Total Cholesterol 233 H mg/dL (100-199 ref. interval) LDL 163 H mg/dL (0-99 ref. interval) I restrict foods high in animal fats, and had for the previous two years-- family history of high Cholesterol and other symptoms. Most recent test, 150 lbs. 02/06/07: 2141 IU/ml (0-34 ref. interval), TSH 4. 157 uIU/mL (ref. interval .350-5. 500), (No lipid panel for comparison) Questions: I suspect that my problem is related either to the pituitary, or to amalgam mercury poisoning. Where do I go next? Who do I consult with? Should I be tested for Lyme's, Cushing's? What else should I be aware of? Thank You...
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    • September 19, 2010
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  • I was bookmarking a bunch of web items relating to mercury, and the reference to Hashimoto's thyroiditis jumped out at me. I received, yesterday from a toxicology-smart expert officer from the Texas state chapter of the Sierra Club, an e-mail advisory relating to a citizens' group that is seeking to have the City of Austin reverse its policy of fluoridating the public water supply. I'm not too conversant with this topic yet, but I think the City of Anchorage, in Alaska, or maybe it was Fairbanks, recently had a special committee which studied the subject at length and recommended against continued fluoridation there. The study may be published on the Internet if you Google.Anyway, the e-mail advisory included a letter shared, and permitted to be shared, by an Austin woman whose Hashimoto's thyroiditis she attributed to fluoridation. She was able to get rid of her problem. To quote:"I lived in Austin for 15 years and had bathed in, cooked and drank unfiltered tap water before I was diagnosed with severe hypothyroidism. To be specific, over 10 years ago, I tested positive for antibodies for an autoimmune disease, and was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. My initial symptoms were short term memory loss, low energy levels, extreme sleepiness, an enlarged thyroid gland, and hypothyroidism (low functioning thyroid gland). Needless to say, my job as senior semiconductor product engineer and project manger at _____ was incredibly affected and at times I could not remember data when presenting to our...Vice President and Directors. I hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry and was personally devastated when my technical memory failed me. The illness was damaging my professional credibility and career. Finally, I was correctly diagnosed and placed on thyroid medication to manage my low functioning thyroid and thankfully, my symptoms eventually improved.Surprisingly, I had no family history of thyroid illness and several years ago began extensively searching for suspected environmental causes of my Hashimoto's and low thyroid function. I found a myriad of sources (patients, doctors, acupuncturists, etc.) that have identified fluoride in tap water as one of the major causes for hypothyroidism. At that point, two and half years ago, I completely stopped drinking all Austin tap water, stopped using fluoride toothpastes, and started using a fluoride filter for water used for cooking, and started drinking 100% fluoride free bottled water. After 6 months, my blood tests showed the absence of antibodies for the autoimmune illness, and, my thyroid was functioning correctly. To my absolute joy, I subsequently stopped taking thyroid medication and felt great. Being a little surprised when my blood tests showed the absence of the autoimmune antibodies for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, my medical doctor asked what I was doing differently? I mentioned that I simply stopped ingesting fluoride. Both my medical and acupuncture doctors in Austin...agree fluoride can cause hypothyroidism and fully support removing fluoride from Austin's tap water."I went to a hearing on this. The fluoridation opponents were organized, very professional. There was even one guy whose business was selling water filtration systems, such that he might get less business if fluoridation was discontinued, but he nevertheless favored discontinuance. The founder/owner of a major local independent pharmacy testified favoring discontinuance. Maybe also one or two dentists. So down the road, Austin may end up doing a study something similar to the one in Alaska. But for now, that's a possible cause of the Hashimoto's.
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