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» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » I have 18 amalgam fillings. Should I NOT be taking vit B12?

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BackinStOlaf
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I heard it turns it into methyl mercury which is more dangerous.

But I have tingling and nerve symptoms so I was told b12 would be good for that. So confusing!

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That's a LOT!!!

I went into remission for 12 years after having mine removed and detoxing. I didn't get sick again until I got bitten again.

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BackinStOlaf
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I am in the process of getting started to get them removed. Hopefully it will help me

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First Symptom 9/09
Multiple docs, negative Labcorp test
LLMD: 1/10
Positive Igenex/CDC test
Treatment 2/10
2/10-8/10 Amox, ceftin, zith, flagyl
Currently: Bicillin, Minocycline, still dealing with severe breathing issues

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MDW005
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BackinStolaf... I also am curious about the methyl murcury. I have 4 and was going to take care of them when I got back from vacation.

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gwb
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Why would taking vitamin B-12 be a problem with those of us with amalgams? ANy links for backing this up?

Gary

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BackinStOlaf
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Gary, I can't link you right now but you can google something like "vitamin b12 turning mercury into methyl mercury"

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Treatment 2/10
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Currently: Bicillin, Minocycline, still dealing with severe breathing issues

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Hi Gary,
This is the first I have heared of a possible issue, so if you find any info please let me know.

I also take B-12 shots.

diane

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Until my LLMD tells me not to take B12, I will keep taking it. I have many amalgam fillings and no problems.

And I would think that all the LLMD's out there and other GP's that are giving B12 shots in this world, would be saying to remove the amalgam before getting a shot.

Documented Info is needed. [Embarrassed] ) thanks!

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But there is documented info on how bad amalgams are....

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When my now famous lyme doc told me to take sublingal vitamin B12, he didn't ask if I had metal fillings first. I had some, by the way.

In fact, near the end of my treatment, I asked him if I would need to get my metal fillings out. He said that, since I was getting better, evidently in my case it was not necessary.

I brought up the subject, not him.

It is now over 5 years since I completed my lyme treatment and I am still symptom-free, enjoying my life.

So, doesn't seem like the B12 gave ME mercury poisoning.

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Paul,

You are right about amalgams being bad, that's definitely been proven. The question is, is taking B-12 something we shouldn't be taking with amalgams in our mouths?

I haven't heard anything of this until today. Would like to know more about it if it's true.

Gary

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METHYL B-12 (not other types) can cause the mercury in amalgams to move into CNS areas via attachment to the methyl group (not to the B-12).

There are differing opinions on this. I personally did/do not take it while getting them removed b/f of the extra possibility of mercury dust, etc. getting into my system during the drilling and what-not.

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quote:
Originally posted by BackinStOlaf:
I am in the process of getting started to get them removed. Hopefully it will help me

I hope so, too!! Best of luck!

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