l had my amalgum fillings removed and replaced with the ‘white’ ones 27yrs ago. l have never had another filling since - and the white ones have lasted very well. l had ‘16’ fillings replaced - at the B/Ham Dental Hospital - they did 4 at a time - with the ‘dam’ procedure which makes it safe. The dentist said l had a ‘mercury mine’ in my my mouth. He was about to retire - so was not concerned about getting into trouble with the NHS. He said you would never find a dentist who would admit that the mercury fillings were toxic - as it would be the end of their career. He also said that the NHS were 50yrs behind the times - and would take another 50 yrs to change. Also, if they admitted that the mercury fillings were dangerous they would be bankrupt with all the cases of negligence brought against them. l had read in the Observer about the ‘Toxic Time Bomb in your Mouth’ and l mentioned it to a friend whose son was training at the Dental Hospital - she told him - and he mentioned it to his tutor - who arranged for me to go for treatment straightaway. ln fact he rang me the following day.l had to get into B/Ham very early in the morning and l was never put down in the appointment book -it was all done secretly After l had mine replaced l straightaway felt different - before- my speech was so slurred that l sounded drunk - And my arms so weak that l had to have someone help me with looking after my baby - l could not lift her to change nappies - or to place her in the car-seat. l had to rely on good neighbours - so you can imagine the joy l felt when after having my fillings replaced l improved so quickly. l have never had this problem since. ln the past - dentists had the highest rate of suicide/alcoholism -[ l have a neighbour who is a dentist he said - jokingly - that he would go down the alcohol route.] l did not think that dentists still used amalgum fillings - l understood that they had phased them out. l know when my daughter was little she needed a filling - when l told the dentist that l had MS - straightaway the dentist said he would put a ‘white’ filling in.
Even my GP - at the time - now retired - had read the book Toxic Time Bomb - and was also in agreement. l had to take lots of highdose vitamin c to ‘chelate’ the effects. But the damage done is not reversible. lts not just fillings that have mercury in - most vaccinations have. And of course lots of people are in contact with it in their work. -Dentists and dental nurses - used to have regular tests done on hair/nail clippings to check that they had not absorbed over the ‘safe’ levels.
Well this is my personal experience- not heresay - l know l have posted about it before - but as the subject has risen again l wanted to add my story.
l don’t want this to turn into a ‘heated debate’ - and l am not saying that heavy metal poisoning causes MS - as we know not everyone with ms have silver fillings. But anyone with amalgum fillings pwms or without who have a metallic taste in their mouths/shooting pains/ migraines/damage to nervous system should consider having them changed - especially if they are old fillings - which can start ‘leeching’.
My MS has always been SPMS - never had RR