Amalgam Fillings and AI diseases

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cbrossman
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   Posted 5/4/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Ladies,
Why am I just coming to find out about the possible connection of Mercury fillings and RA, besides obvious the "you're not very bright".

I have several deteriorating silver fillings in my mouth. I have not been to the dentist since being diagnosed with RA, and now the dentists suggests he remove these. I concur.

Could this be the cause of my RA?

It will take time for the Mercury to leach out of my system. I've read numerous studies where folks have seen very positive affects after removing the Mercury from their mouth, I look forward to Monday afternoon when they are all gone.

Anyone else pursue this area at all?

I learn something new all the time ... Craig

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   Posted 5/4/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Craig.. you know I've heard this before and I'm trying to remember where.. hhmm... I don't have any fillings, so unfortunately, this is not part of my problem.. darn! Let me see if i can find where I read that and I'll post the info here.. maybe Erin will come along soon and lend her 2 cents..

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yalinda
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   Posted 5/5/2007 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
craig? what did u mean by ladies your obviously not very bright? my smile is bright! lol

i am so dimm i think u may have insulted me and i dont know it?

seriously- if possible the prior question and any answers to mercury fillings i am interested in as i have a few tucked in the back of my mouth right behind my foot. i cant remove the foot but maybe the fillings????? lol

cbrossman
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   Posted 5/5/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
yalinda said...
craig? what did u mean by ladies your obviously not very bright? my smile is bright! lol

i am so dimm i think u may have insulted me and i dont know it?

seriously- if possible the prior question and any answers to mercury fillings i am interested in as i have a few tucked in the back of my mouth right behind my foot. i cant remove the foot but maybe the fillings????? lol


Yalinda, you silly girl.
I hope you really didn't take it that way. The "you're not very bright" was the collective lady comment to me, not the other way around.

I've done a bit more research, as much as one can do on the net. There is no doubt that mercury is bad for animals, it is well documented. It also seems impossible to have mercury in your mouth without getting a little into your body, just impossible. So the only real question is how much is too much.

Many would have you believe that the amount of mercury you get from eating fish is significantly more than any you can get from a filling, and that either amount is really not close to toxic levels. I just don't know enough to argue with that.
But I do know that every body is different, and perhaps, just perhaps, I've always been on the ragged edge of an AI disease, and the increased mercury in my system, over time, was the straw that ...

This topic may be no less important than any other cause of RA. It sure seems to me that there is no one thing that causes RA, but a particular combination of things, including environmental, and the right body, perhaps some physical trauma and a predisposition to stress anyway (of course this all describes me), and BAM, your wrists begin to hurt.

Many people change thier diet in hopes of countering AI diseases, some pretty affectivly. Maybe all they really did was remove a straw, a big enough one, that the camel could function again.

Maybe mercury in my mouth is a big enough straw for me to remove ... Craig

yalinda
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   Posted 5/5/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
lol.... good luck with all the dental work. heck some of my fillings have been in my mouth over 40 +years! idk but i am reasearching it. like u said so many things in our enviroment and dna effect our beings...... it sure would be nice to come in agter a day of attempts to work outdoors and feel like i accomplished something without severe pain. ah but whos complaining........ que sara sara yalinda

Harley Diva
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   Posted 5/6/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Craig......Good luck. I am intrested in the fillings as I have had several since childhood. I look all the time to find the trigger. I read that RA is decresing in the general population and so is the use of amalgum fillings and other unhealthy thighs. There could be an environmental corolation
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Jemima Puddleduck
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   Posted 5/6/2007 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
You really have to be careful of those "unhealthy thighs"! :-))

cbrossman
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   Posted 5/7/2007 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
This is getting a little too "lady" for me again.
I don't think I can continue the conversation if we are going to talk about body parts or female issues tongue

off to the dentist for the first day of the rest of my life ... Craig

CaMama
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   Posted 5/7/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Craig - good luck today. You know, I've never thought about the filling thing....mine are all white, so I'm guessing that is porceline, but I'm sure there is somethign in porceline that can be linked to RA or something as well. However, with the mercury question in mind, I will make sure when these need replacing...I think they are going on 20 years soon and apparently, they don't typically last a lifetime (though I hope they do - I hate shots!) I will make sure I get non-metal once again.  

By the way Craig, I was going through a box of old paperwork and files this weekend and found all my dog's paperwork from a Vet in Durango (don't ask why it wasn't filed).  When my husband rescued her (I think on Imogene Pass on the Silverton Side) she was pretty hurt, so we brought her down to Durango before we officially adopted her and brought her to San Diego. sad   I miss the San Juan Mountains!!!!!!!! What's it like there right now? <sigh> I think I'll go through some camping photos today........

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   Posted 5/7/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Craig.. how are you feeling? How'd today go?
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Harley Diva
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   Posted 5/7/2007 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes.....Unhealthy thighs are a problem. More fun without spell check......Craig how are you feeling or filling!!! I do not like the dentists office. I hope you start getting better. I would pull all my own teeh out if I thought the RA would go away. Today I am having a flare.
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erin.K
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   Posted 5/7/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
eyes  oh God what a crew we have!
 
my 2 cents?????  well, i do agree that mercury fillings is a big factor in a lot of troubles.  they have been related to too many issues to even keep count of...and that's why theyare being used less and less.
 
in all...anything's possible.
 
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cbrossman
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   Posted 5/8/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I spent 2.5 hours in the Dentist chair, but it never hurt. I think I had 6 fillings replaced, many in there for 30 years or so. Then I hopped into the truck and drove 7 hours to Boulder. Work and all.

I feel fine, thanks for asking. I don't expect any overnite changes, but many others have reported very positive signs over a few weeks when their amalgom fillings were removed. I would like to feel the same and be able to stop stuffing MTX and Enbrel into my body. Now that would be a good outcome!

We all have varying degrees of sensitivity to things, and I just have to wonder if RA is each of our bodies getting overwhelmed with its particular senstivity. A little mercury or lead or paint fumes or cat dander or poor diet may not bother most people, but maybe one or more of those is just enough to put me into an RA state.

All I have to do if figure out which combination I need to get rid of ... Craig

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   Posted 5/8/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Very cool.. you'll have to keep us posted! On online-diary so to speak! Hope you find your combo! :)
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yalinda
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   Posted 5/8/2007 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
hey can u put ur fillings under ur pillow? lol hey u never know?

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   Posted 5/8/2007 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL Maybe the "Filling Fairy" will come around? :) tee hee hee
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   Posted 5/9/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Is there anything you need to do or take to get the mercury out of the system?  How do you know when it's all out?  I'm very interested in hearing about your condition!  Keep us posted!!!!!

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Just went in for allergy testing... allergic to cow's milk and shellfish (no outward symptoms of this at all).  I'm going to stop cow's milk for 1 month and see if my proctitis goes away. (I usually don't eat shellfish)


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   Posted 5/11/2007 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
about the filling fairy.....I was told only gold fillings can be traded in. The fairies have to put on tiny biohazzard suits to take away the amalgum ones and it is just not worth the trouble.............................
Harley Diva
 
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