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17-09-2010, 22:53   #31
 
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Hi Joe - A problem shared, is a problem halved. I have a few things lined up. My GP has organised a visit to an infectious disease specialist. I've organised a visit to a local alternative health expert, and I'm also getting my mercury fillings removed and getting tested (and purified) for heavy metal toxicity as my problems began shortly after getting fillings. i'm just trying to be persistant and try all avenues. At least then - I'll either be better, or at least clear in my mind that I've tried everything possible.
Yes indeed. The only option is to explore every avenue.

I have read that heavy metal toxicity may be a cause of this type of illness but most resources I have found on this are advocating Chelation Therapy which is something I would personally avoid.

How will you be tested for heavy metal toxicity? Hair sample? Is your GP able to arrange this for you?
Will you have tests done first and then have fillings removed or are you going to have fillings removed regardless.
I also had some dental work, root canal etc ,done a good few years ago but never really considered it as a source of my current ailments. Do you have any good resources where I could read up on this.

Anyway best of luck with all your tests.
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havent read all the replies but have you had a comprehensive blood test? Also have you travelled abroad anywhere exotic? Africa, Thailand South America etc etc.
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havent read all the replies but have you had a comprehensive blood test? Also have you travelled abroad anywhere exotic? Africa, Thailand South America etc etc.
Enough blood tests to fill a bathtub. And no, I didn't travel outside Ireland. I was in Portugal 2 years ago, but I've been unwell for 4 years.
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Yes indeed. The only option is to explore every avenue.

I have read that heavy metal toxicity may be a cause of this type of illness but most resources I have found on this are advocating Chelation Therapy which is something I would personally avoid.

How will you be tested for heavy metal toxicity? Hair sample? Is your GP able to arrange this for you?
Will you have tests done first and then have fillings removed or are you going to have fillings removed regardless.
I also had some dental work, root canal etc ,done a good few years ago but never really considered it as a source of my current ailments. Do you have any good resources where I could read up on this.

Anyway best of luck with all your tests.
Gunna get tested for toxicity first, and then take it from there. Think I'll have them removed regardless, as the more I read - the better off it sounds having them replaced with white fillings. Did you have any fillings by any chance?

Here is a paper in ridding heavy metals from your body yourself: http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&source...awRgFTvD_JCCDw

However, I'm going to probably get it done by a professional. Chelation therapy seems to be the only route at the moment. I found the following places that seem to either test for it, or test & perform therapy

http://www.drummartinclinic.ie/
http://amber.ie/therapies-available-page.html
http://www.chelation-ireland.com/

A GP I went to recently said that he had actually worked with heavy metals a few years back, and said that there was certainly an improvement with some individuals who went through the chelation treatment. It's worth a shot aye? Any reason why you are against it?
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If I had of even read your OP properly i'd have seen you've had bloods taken sorry =/ i'd probably go with your filling removal first and then failing that go to a different GP to get a fresh perspective. Have you ever been away far like Thailand, SA etc like 4+ years ago?
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Nope. Never. Just the States, about 8 or 9 years ago. Beyond that, nope. Doctors asked me that, and the medical assessment unit asked me it. In anycase, the did blood tests to check for pretty much everything.
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Some long-term illnesses affect one's ability to work. These means that although one may have some money/assets at the start of one's illness, one won't always have that money to draw on. Which can be frustrating if something which has evidence going for it comes along and one doesn't have the money. That would be one reason why some people wouldn't try every treatment out there especially more pricey ones (some therapies can be pricey even if any one session might not be that pricey).
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Gunna get tested for toxicity first, and then take it from there. Think I'll have them removed regardless, as the more I read - the better off it sounds having them replaced with white fillings. Did you have any fillings by any chance?

Here is a paper in ridding heavy metals from your body yourself: http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&source...awRgFTvD_JCCDw

However, I'm going to probably get it done by a professional. Chelation therapy seems to be the only route at the moment. I found the following places that seem to either test for it, or test & perform therapy

http://www.drummartinclinic.ie/
http://amber.ie/therapies-available-page.html
http://www.chelation-ireland.com/

A GP I went to recently said that he had actually worked with heavy metals a few years back, and said that there was certainly an improvement with some individuals who went through the chelation treatment. It's worth a shot aye? Any reason why you are against it?
Thanks for the info. I'll check this stuff out.

It's not that I'm against Chelation, it's just that it quite costly and time consuming and there is lack of evidence that it actually works. At the moment I'm just frustrated with alternative medicine as I've tried quite a few different things only to be left disappointed.

I have a couple of mercury fillings and a couple of white crowns. I discussed this briefly my dentist before and he was off the opinion that any possible problem caused may be due to build up of bacteria around the crowns and just advised me to be vigilant with my dental hygiene which I am but makes no difference.
However research into relationship between dental problems and overall health problems is still in it's infancy but they seem to be making progress. It is briefly mentioned in this article form the IT health section last Tues.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...278818493.html
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Alot of dentists refuse to use mercury fillings. There is an association setup specifically for dentists that avoid mercury fillings. If not chelation, then perhaps you might read the paper I posted which shows you a home remedy for removing heavy metal toxicity. Certainly worth the read anyway! (http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&source...awRgFTvD_JCCDw)

I'm not an expert - Just offering my two cents. Worth a shot at least.
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Alot of dentists refuse to use mercury fillings. There is an association setup specifically for dentists that avoid mercury fillings. If not chelation, then perhaps you might read the paper I posted which shows you a home remedy for removing heavy metal toxicity. Certainly worth the read anyway! (http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&source...awRgFTvD_JCCDw)

I'm not an expert - Just offering my two cents. Worth a shot at least.
Much appreciated man. I'll give that a read. Thanks for your advice. Maybe I'll try chelation at a later point myself. As you say It's worth a shot. Cheers.
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Might be possible you have a yeast infection such as candida? Or perhaps "leaky gut" syndrome?
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Sounds psychological I'm afraid. Point of physical presentations of psychological illness is that you present without any clear idea you actually do have psychological illness. If physical tests are negative, that should say something. I doubt an infectious disease specialist is going to do anything unless these 'fevers' have been consistently shown in testing, in which case you would have been admitted to hospital by your GP at some point.
 
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Sounds psychological I'm afraid. Point of physical presentations of psychological illness is that you present without any clear idea you actually do have psychological illness. If physical tests are negative, that should say something. I doubt an infectious disease specialist is going to do anything unless these 'fevers' have been consistently shown in testing, in which case you would have been admitted to hospital by your GP at some point.
it's not psychological.
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Have you seen a Rheumatologist or/and a Neurologist?
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