Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Diagnosing Dana: Linking Dental Amalgam With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Dana Herbert
July 19, 2008

On March 18, 2002, I saw an infectious disease specialist, Richard Zweig, M.D., to rule out any infectious cause for my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I had been experiencing a lot of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and sharp abdominal cramps over the last year and a half, as well as menorrhagia, hematuria and low back pain. He ordered an abdominal x-ray and CT scan for me. While undergoing these procedures, the radiology technician asked me if I had ever had any surgery performed in my abdominal cavity or had my appendix removed. I told her that I had not.

Dr. Zweig called me a few days later to report that the radiology studies were normal.

Not convinced, I drove to Bristol Radiology about two weeks later to pick up the reports and scans and take a look for myself:

What did the radiologist mean when he said that these findings were not "significant"? I was experiencing debilitating symptoms that caused me to seek out an abdominal x-ray in the first place and look for any clues as to what might be causing these symptoms.

Is it normal to have sclerotic bone changes in the spine?

Is it normal to have two pieces of metal stuck in your appendix??

Do heavy metals cause sclerotic bone changes?

Dr. Zweig assured me that I did not have an infectious disease. Then shouldn't these sclerotic bone changes be biopsied to check for cancer?

The last time I can remember swallowing pieces of metal was when the amalgam filling next to one of Dr. Theresa F. Keefe's nickel crowns cracked and broke off in two places, while eating, shortly after she placed the crown. I remembered thinking, wow, she just placed these two beautiful crowns on #20 and #21, and now #19 looks terrible because it is broken. (This was because nickel crowns should never be placed next to teeth filled with amalgam! The dissimilar metals will cause galvanic currents that cause the amalgam to weaken and crack.)

This means that the two pieces of metal had been in my appendix for at least two years by the time my appendix was removed in August 2002.

After picking up the scans, I went onto the internet and googled "metal fillings in appendix" to see if perhaps those pieces of metal were responsible for, at the very least, my current IBS symptoms.

The first website that I clicked on was this one:

"Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment"

I was absolutely shocked by what I read! Going through my entire medical history, I have had at one time or another almost every symptom of mercury poisoning. I did not know that dental amalgam contained mercury! I have had at least 20 fillings placed, drilled out and replaced during my lifetime, most when I was in high school and college, and I can remember going to classes immediately after a dental appointment and feeling extremely dizzy, as if I were going to pass out in class!

I also suffered from extreme shyness, anxiety/panic attacks and fine motor tremors that began in my early teens. I had my first four fillings placed when I was nine years old, and by the time I was 15, I had at least 10 of them in my mouth. Big ones. Most of my back molars looked like they were metal crowns, they had that much amalgam filling in them.

I was also very shocked to read about how the dental establishment denies that mercury poisoning from dental amalgam exists by claiming that mercury becomes stable when mixed with other metals and that the vapor released from amalgams is too miniscule to matter.
This is not true.

Why would they make these crazy false claims??

Is it because the dental establishment is in bed with the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industries to cause illnesses that can be managed by prescription drug use?

Are dentists also causing or contributing to our alarmingly high rates of cancer?

Check out this disturbing "Smoking Tooth" video on the IAOMT website:

Does this mean that anyone with amalgam fillings in their mouth is a smoker, whether they smoke cigarettes or not? Can you imagine if the Philip Morris company forced us all to smoke cigarettes? Our society would never allow it, especially now that we are informed about the health consequences of smoking. But that is basically what your own health care providers, your dentists, the people you trust your life to, are doing when they put mercury (or any other toxic or carcinogenic metal) in your mouth without informed consent.

Had I not had this abdominal x-ray done and were it not for the internet, I would have never found out about mercury amalgam poisoning and it's connection to so many illnesses! And I probably would have never believed it if it hadn't happened to me. If the installation of that dental work and the swallowing of those mercury fillings hadn't coincided with a such a sudden and dramatic decline in my health, I would probably have been very skeptical of "mercury poisoning" and just continued to trust whatever my conventional doctors and dentists told me.

I immediately sent an email to Dr. Keefe, asking her if my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome might be caused by mercury amalgam poisoning.

If so, would she please help me remove all of my toxic fillings?

I was extremely motivated to get to the root cause of my chronic health problems, remove all toxic, carcinogenic and allergenic metals from my mouth, and get my life back.

And if it was true that mercury amalgam poisoning caused or contributed to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I wanted to help other people get their lives back too. I wanted to "help save the world."

She never responded to my email...

Mercury Poisoning Symptoms
Mercury Causes Tumors
Dental/Cancer Connection.
Mercury Linked To Breast Cancer and Leukemia.
Mercury Dental Fillings Not As Safe As Once Thought.
What Mercury Does To You.
Your Next Visit To The Dentist Might Not Be As Innocent As You Think!
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Chronic Mercury Poisoning? and
How Mercury Converts To Methylmercury In The GI Tract.
Mercury Causes Hypercoagulation and Hyperfibrinolytic Condition.
Hypercoagulability Seen In All Cancer Patients.
The Dangerousness of Mercury Vapor (1926).
Cancer Victors News
Toxic Metals: The Reason You Still Feel Sick
Mercury Toxicity, Gut Wall Infection, and Fatigue and
Mercury Accumulates in the Brain and Spinal Cord
The Dumpling's Secret Life With Dentists

The Klinghardt Neurotoxin Elimination Protocol


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