mercural anagram fillings and colitis link?

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   Posted 4/28/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been reading on the net about the possibilty that the metal in fillings caused Colitis or IBD - S in people.  Some people say when they switch to ceramic they get better within weeks never to have a problem again.  I have 9 teeth with fillings, wondering if there is any link.... any of you have fillings ??  Or heard anything about this?
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   Posted 4/28/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a lot of them too. I have heard about people getting sick from them but I never heard that they may be linked to IBD. I should really get mine replaced...

Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
December 08 - Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)

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   Posted 4/28/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never even had a cavity....
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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   Posted 4/29/2009 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I've heard that too and was told by my GI that there isn't enough evidence to support it as being fact, that he's had quite a few patients over the yrs that have had their fillngs re-done and it didn't change anything with their IBD, but hey everyone is different.

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   Posted 4/29/2009 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I had all amalgam replaced with gold inlays on the bottom and epoxy (some call it ceramic) on the top, in the mid '80s before I was diagnosed....still have UC and flares.


*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Post Edited (quincy) : 4/29/2009 12:12:07 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/29/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
In my experience, there are usually multiple factors that need to be addressed to help heal UC, but mecury toxicity is definitely one of them. Check out this list of things (scroll down the page to "Other Tips For Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease." There's a link to read more about heavy metal toxicity.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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