Emails from the Mercury Poisoned
Date:10/12/2003 9:30:23 PM Eastern Standard Time
My name is Debbie, I'm 48 years old and live in Orlando, Florida. I have corresponded with Lyn Redick and Pam Clewley in the UK about mercury poisoning, from which I believe I'm a victim of (SERIOUSLY!). Too many health problems to list, but like Lyn and Pam websites, and yours, reveal to me, there to much of a coincidence for this not to be a possibility. My mouth is simply full of amalgam filings and right now, I have two chipped teeth in the back, top of my mouth that I believe is causing an intensification of symptoms and I'm terrified to go to my dentist and have him mess around with the fillings.
The part in your story about the tingling in the brain (I don't have pain, just tingling), once again made me cry and confirm my believe that mercury poisoning could be the culprit. I too am so forgetful that it's not normal any more. People will tell me, oh, everybody does that. But the degree of this happening is not the normal forgetfulness. A lot of my problems happen to people, and in the past, were just occasional events. Now, however, its all above and beyond.
A metal allergy patch has revealed no allergy to mercury. I'm now trying to locate a physician in the Florida area that one, believes this condition is real, and two, can assist me with a test for mercury levels and if positive, assist me with treatment. Can you refer me to a website or professional organization that might be of assistance?
I look forward to hearing back from you...
Go to Dr. Don Colbert, who has also been mercury poisoned from his dental fillings. He is located north of Orlando and is a doctor who belongs to ACAM, the American College for the Advancement in Medicine. His website is at http://www.drcolbert.com. His address and phone number is:
1908 Boothe Circle
Longwood, FL 32750
I heard that he was no longer practicing but was just lecturing, but he has the address for his office on his website, so call his office and see if he is still seeing patients. If he is no longer practicing, get a referral from his office to another doctor who can help you with mercury poisoning.
Call me at 540-890-4233 or email me back if you can't find help.
Dr. Colbert should be able to give you a referral to a safe dentists, however DAMS can also send you a list of dentists if you call DAMS at 1-651-644-4572. They will also send you an information packet. You need all this information.
Do you have root canals? Do you have crowns over top of mercury fillings?
You can talk to DAMS coordinators in Florida who can talk to you about dentists and doctors and who can give further information about FLORIDA.
Alice Baldwin, ND
Bernie Windham (Bernie was president of DAMS until 2011.)
Bernie can let you know if any of the DAMS coordinators live in the Orlando area. There are more coordinators but I don't know where they live. They all should have a list of dentists in Florida. They should also know of doctors who can help you.
Another source of biological dentists is the IAOMT, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Their website is www.iaomt.org
You need to read my website thoroughly and make sure that the dentists will be using the proper precautions while removing mercury. Just because a dentist's name is on a list does not make him safe.
You definitely need a dentist who will use an alternative source of air so that you will not breathe the mercury vapor. Find one who uses as much as possible the protocol developed by the IAOMT for the safe removal of mercury.
You need to be under a doctor's care BEFORE you have your fillings removed. They will give you supplements to get your body prepared for the removal of mercury fillings.
From some of my reading the patch test is not that great. What kind of doctor gave it to you? Most traditional doctors don't know how to diagnose or treat mercury toxicity. You need an alternative doctor and Dr. Colbert is an alternative doctor.
Bernie Windham can help you find a doctor if Dr. Colbert is no longer practicing.
For a list of other ACAM doctors, go to www.acam.org. Some are experienced in treating mercury toxicity, and some may not be.
Let me know how you are doing.
Subj:Re: Mercury Poisoning
Date:10/13/2003 8:17:31 PM Eastern Standard Time
I'm so proud of myself. I've been able to get on the computer for the last two nites with a fairly clear head and comprehend what I'm reading and NOT FORGET IT (yet). Usually, I can't bring myself to do anything after work - just the basics then crash on the couch exhausted.
I phoned the DAMS National Office last night - 10 pm eastern time - and was quite pleased when somebody answered. The gentleman that I spoke with was a Leo Cashman? Cushman? VERY informative. We spoke for just over a half hour, mostly about the mercury poisoning, but also other toxic substances in our world today. He was putting the DAMS Information Packet in the mail for me today.
Finding a physician that truly understands the effects of mercury poisoning and will oversee my care is my main objective right now. I will give Dr. Colbert's number a call tomorrow. If he's not available I will request a referral, or get in touch with Bernie Windham (I've been reading his online material as well).
Even though I'm terrified of driving in unfamiliar areas, I'm willing to put up with the anxiety attacks to see a doctor anywhere in Florida. I have only driven outside the Orlando area once in the last 10 years - and that was only because I was bound and determined to meet one of the designers from Trading Spaces (I love that show). But I get lost so easy, can't comprehend directions, etc., that the ordeal is just too much. So I stooped driving anywhere. Oh, I did attempt to drive to Maitland last year, which is a half hour drive. It took me two hours to get there. I was so exhausted by the time I got to the IRS office, I just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry. Then coming back, I ended up in one area that I realized I was just driving around in circles. I stopped at three convenience stores for directions before I found the right path home. I've always wondered why I wasn't like everybody and could drive places as care free as they do.
Marie, thank you so much for your help. I will keep you posted.
I've been reading some of Bernie Windham's material online. I'll give him a call to see if there is an Orlando coordinator. That would be fantastic to have someone near that understands all of this.
In response to root canals, I'm sure I've had two done. Which teeth, I haven't a clue. I also have 3 teeth that I was supposed to have crowned, that the dentist has built up for me that are mostly amalgam filing right now. One of them is the tooth that chipped this past weekend. Lyn Redick suggested I have my dentist put white temporary filings over the chipped areas for now.
Subj:Re: Mercury Poisoning
Date:10/14/2003 8:48:51 AM Eastern Standard Time
The man you spoke to at DAMS was Leo Cashman.
Panic attacks and anxiety attacks and paranoia are symptoms of mercury poisoning. My aunt had agorophobia (fear of open spaces) and was almost housebound. I now think she was probably mercury poisoned since she had many huge amalgams and took vaccines that probably contained mercury since she was a nurse and was required to take vaccines. Be sure to avoid all vaccines including flu shots.
About the root canals:
Root canals are topped off with mercury and also are toxic to your body, causing fatigue since toxic bacteria are trapped in the root canal. So did the dentist built up the tooth with amalgam and then plan on crowning the amalgam? He may have crowns with base metals in them that will interact with the mercury fillings. That will causes oral galvanism. Do you taste metal?
You wrote "One of them is the tooth that chipped this past weekend. Lyn Redick suggested I have my dentist put white temporary filings over the chipped areas for now."
My advice is this: I don't know that I would do anything until you can see a biological dentists who knows what he is doing. I wouldn't take my dog to your dentist. He is the one who may have poisoned you. But he is no worse than most dentists in your community. Most dentists regularly mix metals in patient's mouths causing oral galvanism and expose patients to mercury vapor. That is the normal standards of care in dentistry.
You may be able to see a dentist within the month, so hold on. Tell Dr. Don Colbert's office to rush you in because you think you are mercury poisoned.
Can you get a friend to help drive you? You will definitely need a driver when you go for the dental work, because you might not be in a shape to drive. This is serious stuff. It messes up your brain and your thinking processes.
Date:10/14/2003 10:31:43 PM Eastern Standard Time
To:MarieFlow, LynRennick2000, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello folks - it's late, but wanted to get this note off to you all tonite.
Marie: I phoned the doctor you mentioned, Dr. Don Colbert, today. He is still practicing. He does not accept insurance and his fee for a 1 1/2 hour consultation is $500. His next available appointment was in late November. Kind of discouraging...however, he now has an associate, a Dr. King (female). Her fee is $250.00. After asking the scheduler about Dr. King's training, experience, etc. with mercury poisoning and becoming comfortable with her responses, and the fact that Dr. Colbert is available for Dr. King to consult with, I scheduled an appointment for Tuesday, October 28th. My daughter will take time off from work to take me to the appointment, as I'm not familiar with the Longwood area. I know I would just get lost trying to find it. Thank you for your help!
Mr. Windham: I've printed out your information, and if my test results are positive, I will follow-up with the dentist's you recommended (especially the two listed in the Orlando area). I will also review your website for test information and treatments. Thank you too!
Lyn & Pam: Thank you kindly for your information, understanding and support!
I will get back with you all after my appointment on the 28th. Wish me luck??
Subj:Re: Mercury Poisoning
Date:10/17/2003 8:48:03 PM Eastern Standard Time
Hi Marie: Received the packet from Leo yesterday. Have only had a chance to scan certain parts, but have already found great information in there. I'm usually so exhausted by the time I get home from work, I do only what's necessary and then crash. I'll be reviewing Leo's packet and web sites all this weekend.
In response to my writing:
“Panic attacks and anxiety attacks and paranoia are symptoms of mercury poisoning. My aunt had agorophobia (fear of open spaces) and was almost housebound. I now think she was probably mercury poisoned since she had many huge amalgams and took vaccines that probably contained mercury since she was a nurse and was required to take vaccines. Be sure to avoid all vaccines including flu shots.”
This might explain why I've shut myself off from all my family and friends, except my daughter. I feel awkward, stupid and unacceptable, as if I'm making a fool of myself in social settings and everybody can see it. I get lost at big shopping centers and can never remember my way out, or where I'm parked. So...I barely go anywhere - except real familiar places and small stores close to home. And I still have trouble finding the car at these locations. My saving grace is that I collect "Betty Boop" (a cartoon figure from the '30's) and she adorns the back car window, the rear view mirror and front license plate. So I look for her when searching for my car.
Also, I get a flu shot every year. Do these have mercury in them??
I had asked Debbie:
Do you taste metal?”
Metallic taste only once. I broke out with some unexplainable rash under both arm pits and I had the metallic taste until we got the rash cleared up (about two weeks). I told my doctor about the taste, but she didn't have a response for it. She treated the rash, and that was that.
The three teeth that are built up for crowns, haven't been crowned. I was set to have them done when my daughter's car died on her and had to help her out with a down payment on a new car. One of the chipped teeth I have now, is one of the built up ones.
I had asked Debbie if she had someone who would help drive her.
My daughter will help. She's taking me to Dr. Colbert's on 10/28.
Quick question for you now. I've been writing all my medical problems down to take to my appointment, "THE LIST", and I'm retrieving all reports for all the tests I've had over the last twenty years (the majority, not diagnostic). I have one thing, I'm pretty sure I should mention, but what do you think? On the inside of my mouth, I have a soft lump about the size of a dime located next to two bottom teeth. It's been there for months now. It doesn't bother me in any way whatsoever. Does that sound like something I should add to "THE LIST"?
Thanks for writing me back, as I don't have anybody to discuss this with, except the other folks online and my daughter, but I don't want to overwhelm her, so am holding back. My doctor thinks I'm nuts, the dentist thinks it's bunk, and when I tried explaining it to my boss at work (female), she was understanding, but tried explaining all my health problems away. So...I've decided not to discuss with anybody until I've been tested and have some positive answers. And even then, from what I've read, people just don't understand or believe it.
Just one more thing to share...I've made a connection today. The spot on my head where I get my "head tingles" (as I call them), is the exact same spot that itches like CRAZY at times. I'm adding that one to "THE LIST".
Debbie had written:
Also, I get a flu shot every year. Do these have mercury in them??
I replied to her:
Check out the website of Dr. Joseph Mercola about the flu vaccine. He says if you want Alzheimer's to keep taking the flu shot. They contain mercury and aluminum and other things. When mercury mixes with other metals like the light metal aluminum or heavy metals like lead, cadmium, arsenic, thallium or others, it makes the effects of the mercury worse. http://www.mercola.com/2000/nov/26/flu_shots.htm
Avoid cigarette smoke (cadmium), hair dyes, stinky stuff on your upper lip to remove or bleach hair( thallium). Waxes for the lip should be okay. Until you get well, hair dyes could contain heavy metals, and you will have to search for a safe one. Avoid perfumes, household chemicals, gasoline fumes, hairsprays. Many mercury poisoned people eventually become sensitive to chemicals, so just avoid them. All chemicals have to be detoxed through your liver and your liver is alread y trying to detox the mercury out of your body so it is on overload. Don't walk and breathe car exhaust. Stay away from air pollution. Avoid bug sprays. Florida may be loaded with pesticides from their spraying.
Don't drink tap water but filter it to get out the chlorine and flouride. Flouride makes mercury worse. Flouride is the byproduct of aluminum manufacturing. Use flouride free toothpaste. When the hygienist cleans your teeth, just use pumice without the flouride.
Avoid MSG (monosodium glutamate) in foods, and aspertame in diet drinks and low sugar foods. These are very bad on your brain with mercury in it.
Contact lens solution used to contain thimerosal (mercury at 49%). Did you use this?
Avoid large fish like tuna or swordfish. You might want to avoid altogether until you are better. Larger fish contain more mercury.
Debbie had talked about her memory loss and being unable to find her way while driving.
My reply to her:
My doctor gave me natural bio-identical hormones because mercury messed up my hormones. Things did not look "real" to me. The homones have helped my memory some. If he gives you natural estrogen, be sure to report to him if your breasts get tender as this means you are getting too much (causes cancer). My doctor had to keep adjusting my estrogen levels down, down, down. Now I am only taking a pill maybe once a week. I also take the bio identical natural progesterone that helps build bone mass. You don't want estrogen without the progesterone as you don't want estrogen dominance. I think I have plenty of progesteone now also, so have also cut back on this. So my hormones are stabilizing. Avoid synthetic hormones given by traditional doctors. They cause too many problems, and some doctors have stopped giving the HRT. But many traditional doctors are still giving them, because they don't know about the bio-identical hormones.
I don't trust traditional doctors anymore. I check everything on Dr. Mercola's website. I have refused medication for my mother in law given by her regular doctor for osteoporosis and have taken her to a doctor that has given her natural progesterone for her bones. Her regular doctor is still treating her for her heart problems, but I am going to alternative treatments for her bones. I am her care taker and she lives with us.
You may want to order the book by Tom Warren who cured himself of Alzheimer's after removing 23 fillings, detoxing and avoid petroleum products that cause brain allergies. I will send you info on Tom Warren. Alternative doctors use his material in treating Alzheimer's Disease. I think he was a chemist or a pharmacist or some science person who was diagnosed very young. The book is Beating Chronic Disease. You can order it from DAMS or from Tom's website. Dr. Boyd Haley is testifying before Congress that mercury in the brain causes Alzheimer’s. So you are on your road to getting it cleared out of your brain so that you won't develop it.
Root canals will have to be removed when you have your mercury removed from your fillings. DAMS recommends a procedure called cavitational surgery to clean out the area where there were root canals. Some dentists have a cavitat machine where he can take pictures of the pockets of infection (holes) under your gumline that have been infected when root canals were placed. You can also get these pockets from teeth being extracted improperly. DAMS and some biological dentists recommend the removal of the periodontal ligament when the teeth are extracted to help clean out the bony socket. This will prevent these infections and the eating away of the bone. I have not had any cavitational surgery and I didn't have any root canals.
Metallic taste is a symptom of mercury leaking and oral galvanism. Bernie writes about oral galvanism. And mercury causes rashes. I have itched for years and scratch my back until it breaks out in whelps.
It is good that you haven't had your teeth crowned. Now a dentist who knows what he is doing can go in there and get the mercury out safely and give you a crown that is biocompatible with your body. You will need to do a Clifford Dental Biocompatibility Test so that you will not replace your fillings with something that your body will be allergic to. Your dentist should have this test kit in his office or the Peak Energy Performance Test kit which is also the same kind of test. You will have to send your blood serum overnight to Colorado to have it checked. Your dentist should be able to tell you how to do this. It has to stay cold. You can have blood drawn a lab like Lab Corp (look in yellow pages under Labs) and then you freeze the blood, put it with a cold pack that will be included in the kit from the dentist's office and take it to FED EX for overnight mailing. Do not mail at the end of the week where it can sit all weekend on the doorstoop of the Colorado lab. Mail at the beginning of the week.
Has your general dentist ordered the crowns for you? Maybe you can stop the order.
It is Great that your daughter is driving you to Dr. Don Colbert’s office.
Debbie had written:
”Quick question for you now. I've been writing all my medical problems down to take to my appointment, "THE LIST", and I'm retrieving all reports for all the tests I've had over the last twenty years (the majority, not diagnostic). I have one thing, I'm pretty sure I should mention, but what do you think? On the inside of my mouth, I have a soft lump about the size of a dime located next to two bottom teeth. It's been there for months now. It doesn't bother me in any way whatsoever. Does that sound like something I should add to "THE LIST"?”
My reply to her:
Yes, definitely tell your doctor. This sounds like leukoplakia or stomatitis (sores in the mouth) or oral lichens. These sore are caused by mercury in the mouth. They can turn into oral cancer. How long has it been since you have been to the dentists? Did he see these sores? One of the doctors or the biological dentist will want to do a test on that place to see what it is. You may have to have it removed. So you need to schedule the biological dentist's appointment also as soon as possible. The biological dentist should know where to send you for surgery if it is needed. The quicker you can get the mercury out, the less chance of the sores coming back.
Go to my page on symptoms and read about oral cavity disorders. www.mercurypoisoned.com/symptoms.html
Debbie had written: ”Thanks for writing me back, as I don't have anybody to discuss this with, except the other folks online and my daughter, but I don't want to overwhelm her, so am holding back. My doctor thinks I'm nuts, the dentist thinks it's bunk, and when I tried explaining it to my boss at work (female), she was understanding, but tried explaining all my health problems away. So...I've decided not to discuss with anybody until I've been tested and have some positive answers. And even then, from what I've read, people just don't understand or believe it.” My reply to her:
You need to join a support group online. If you will go to www.mercurypoisoned.com/groups.html and join the yahoo group mercuryfillings, Bernie is on this group posting research and he and others will answer questions.
Debbie wrote: ”Just one more thing to share...I've made a connection today. The spot on my head where I get my "head tingles" (as I call them), is the exact same spot that itches like CRAZY at times. I'm adding that one to "THE LIST".”
My brain itches, stings, burns and sometimes feels like it is crawling. It is the sensation of mercury on the lining of your brain. Your doctor may or may not know all these symptoms of mercury poisoning, since symptoms vary from person to person. Sometimes I just scratch my scalp like crazy!
Date:10/18/2003 10:04:51 AM Eastern Standard Time
Debbie had written me:
“Hi Marie: It's after 11pm and I'm still researching. The above web site link may be on your web site, but just in case it isn't, I wanted to share it with you.” Debbie
My reply to her:
Yes, www.toxicteeth.net. This site is mostly political. Sandy Duffy, attorney with Consumers for Dental Choice has been very helpful while I have tried to do a lawsuit against my dentist but I can't find a lawyer to take my case. My dentist must have violated the Standards of Care in Dentistry in order for him to be sued. It is normal Standards of Care for dentists to expose patients to mercury vapor while they are drilling out mercury fillings, so the I can't sue.
They are also not supposed to mix metals in the mouth, but they do it every day. That is one reason why you may be poisoned.
Can I put your letter to me on my website? I think I need to put the best letters so people can see that this is a very common thing. I get letters like yours around 3 times a week.
Subj:Re: Response to Mercury Questions
Date:10/20/2003 4:38:28 AM Eastern Standard Time
Hi Marie: It's 4:30 am on 10/20 and I'm wide awake. Just read all your responses and am saving all your information. One thing you mentioned made me recall a problem I had about a year and 1/2 ago. My back started itching like crazy. I would be in meetings at work and would have to excuse myself to go scratch. After about a week of this, I phoned my doctor's office and she prescribed Zertex, which relieved the itching. But, I always wondered what had triggered the problem. Now, I know.
Date:10/20/2003 4:40:33 AM Eastern Standard Time
By all means, use my letter. I'd be more than happy to help bring this atrocity to light.
Subj:Information on Tom Warren
Date:10/18/2003 11:21:57 PM Eastern Standard Time
This is information about Tom Warren. I probably wouldn’t order Beating Alzheimer's as this book is old and doesn't contain all the new information.
To read the story of a man cured of early stage Alzheimer's after removal of mercury from 23 teeth, detoxification of all heavy metals, avoidance of allergy producing petroleum products, and a complete lifestyle change, read Tom Warren's book Beating Alzheimer's: A Step Towards Unlocking the Mysteries of Brain Diseases.
Tom Warren's very enlightening website is at www.midnightcafe.com/alzh/. You might want to read his website. He probably knows more about mercury causing Alzheimer's than most doctors. I think he was a professional man-maybe a pharmacist?
Tom Warren has a new book called Beating Chronic Disease that can be bought at http://www.beatingchronicdisease.com. This book has much more information that he has acquired since he wrote Beating Alzheimer's.
You can also order it from DAMS at 1-651-644-4572.
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