LeeAnn...back in the 90's when I was going through all the tests to figure out what was wrong with me, they did test me for what I thought was 'heavy metal poisoning'. Don't know if arsenic was included in that test. I had been exposed to a massive dose of flea powder, after I spent a week with a friend who apparently had sprinkled the stuff all over the room I was staying in and never vacuumed it off the mattress or rug! All I know is, that's when my symptoms started. So who knows...might be something to it!
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
Hi Lee Ann,
I have heard of arsenic poisoning doing great harm to the muscle as that is where the toxin stores as well as fatty tissue. NO have not been tested but was for mercury. I was off the chart in mercury, in the seafood bus. and eat fish constantly. I have in the past 6 months limited myself to species that do not live long hence very low mercury. Salmon is a great example. Just retested and my mercury has come down but not low. It is difficult to reduce and my neuro fully believes it is a big contributor to my fibro. Of course he went looking as he believes toxins are a huge part if not the main cause of fibro. It is very interesting isn't it?? Anyone that displays neorological symptoms should have these tests done.
My My My... that's very interesting!!! I was a hairdresser for-like-ever and specialized in color. I wonder if the chemicals I was exposed to could have brought all of this on. I think I'll see if I can get tested for that.
Thanks Lee Ann!!
This is very interesting. The one gal I have mentioned in NC was a hairdresser for 20 years and has Fibro.
I knew all this obsessive house cleaning would be the end of me.
I am now in NH and heading back to FLA Monday. In Boston my son catered to me and that is rare in my life.
HAPPY SPRING!! Patsie
Hiya Patsie Girl.. I'm so jealous.. NH?? One of my favorite states!!!
LeeAnn, you have encouraged me to get my cleaning supplies to go all natural. I was planning on it anyway, but now I'll start buying some new stuff every week. I STILL say, cleaning'll kill ya!! One of my many excuses not to do it too often!! Actually all kidding aside, I'm very sensative to the fragrances and stuff they put into cleaning supplies, I've never been able to stand 409 or Mr Clean products... they get into my throat and I feel like I'm choaking then I get a massive headache. Oh, and I'm allergic to mold & dust too, so I'm a big time bleacher (a germaphobe as well)
The hairdressing thing has done so much damage to my body, it wouldn't surprise me in the least that it brought on Fibro from chemicals. I made good money, but the price to my body wasn't worth it.
Hugs and happiness!!
I am fascinated at the responses and the variety of contaminations we have mentioned Clearly there is a possible link. I am writing back today as I realized my aunt had fibro but we never knew what was wrong with her. She was a dentist and was in the era when lead aprons weren't even used!!! Now this makes sense.
Also question the amalgam restorations we are all loaded with. My neuro says he does not feel it's a serious link. He also agrees with Jeannie that mold is pure hype and is very tolerable to our bodies.
Confusing to say the least.