was a relatively healthy female when a routine checkup revealed mild
hypothyroidism. I had no
symptoms of hypothyroidism, but my internist insisted that such a
condition could eventually result in serious health problems.
She wanted me to take synthroid, and I reluctantly agreed.
dentist recommended a new physician to me.
I trusted him, even though I thought his "anti-amalgam"
stance was a bit extreme. So
I made an appointment with the doctor he recommended.
doctor told me that my sluggish thyroid was caused by mercury poisoning
from my amalgams, and he could prove it to me by means of a 24 hour
urinalysis. But first I
would have to have an injection of a drug which would "make the
mercury show up". He
indicated that the drug was harmless.
two minutes of the injection I became acutely ill.
I was dizzy, hot, nauseous, headachy and disoriented. It was then that he told me that my symptoms were caused by
the "mercury moving" and that I might have
"flu-like" symptoms for a few hours or days.
symptoms got worse. Much
worse. I had gnawing
stomach pains, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, relentless headache,
exhaustion, chest pains, numbness in my extremities, and other symptoms.
I thought I was dying. My
dentist encouraged me to return to this doctor, even though I had
serious misgivings. When I
returned, he said "we've moved more mercury than your body can
handle". I guess that
was his way of telling me that he had induced acute mercury poisoning.
He told me that infusions of vitamin C would "mop up the
infusions of vitamin C eventually led to kidney stones.
I don't recommend this treatment.)
He also told me that I would not recover until I had all of my
amalgams replaced, and that it was urgent that I do so as soon as
possible. I did.
(That's another disastrous story itself.... but this is about
Over the next several weeks I suffered frightening cognitive
dysfunctions. I couldn't remember where I worked. Putting a complete sentence together became difficult.
I forgot that I owned a cat... and was shocked when he walked
into the room. A severe
depression overcame me. I
began having persistent suicidal thoughts.
There were times when I felt I was insane... and I didn't know if
it would ever end.
physical symptoms persisted. In
addition I developed heat intolerance, severe joint pain and stiffness,
convergence insufficiency (words jumping around on the page when
reading) and bouts of blurred vision.
Reading became very difficult.
I suffered from some or all of these effects for nearly two years. My
remaining symptoms include joint pain, numbness in my left hand, lack of
stamina, and digestive problems.
medicine was of little help. Only
one of the many physicians I saw ever heard of dmps.
The one who had heard of it had to do research before she could
talk to me about what had happened to me.
Even then, there was no "antidote", and I was told to
give my body time to heal.
conclusion is that the dmps induced the exact condition that it was
supposed to diagnose... acute metal poisoning.
It backfired. And
once that has happened, neither the mainstream nor the alternative
medical professionals know how to treat you.
There is astoundingly little information out there about dmps and
its safety. What that means is that patients who are given dmps are
nothing more than lab rats.
Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2001 04:38 PM