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Comment from: Susanne, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 10

My dentist was drilling down a mercury amalgam filling to make room for a partial denture to be fitted, as the space was too tight. My mouth was full of the mercury filling that mixed with my saliva. I had no choice at the time but to swallow most of it although I spat out the liquid mercury onto a tissue as well. A day or so later I began to suffer from blurred vision, muscle pains and weakness, as well as exhaustion.

Comment from: Robert, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 23

I had three to four cans of light tuna for a period of four months. Followed by seven to eight cans of white albacore tuna per week for another five months. I thought it was healthy. My health rapidly deteriorated. Bleeding from my kidneys, tinnitus, partial numbness in both hands and feet, fainting, dizziness, hand tremors, heart problems, patches of body hair missing from my legs, severe fatigue, easy bruising, difficulty thinking clearly, fits of unexplained anger, and insomnia. Tinnitus and fatigue were the first symptoms I noticed. I still have tinnitus and numbness in my extremities. There should be warning labels on canned tuna. I've begun researching and writing about it.

Comment from: Randy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 08

I began a no carb diet. I ate chunk white tuna (Costco) every day for lunch. I noticed memory impairment. This started approximately 6 months after the diet began. I went to a neurologist and did a heavy metals panel blood test. On a scale of 1 to 10, I had a 16 blood mercury level. I am wondering if my memory impairment is a result of mercury poisoning.

Comment from: Saul Goodman, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 21

I ate 75 cans of chunky tuna over 75 days as part of my diet. At first I felt great! But by the time I reached my last few days I started to lose control and it was not cool. Then I went to the doctor and asked for a document on what to do. Now it is all good, man.

Comment from: peg, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 28

I have mercury fillings that need to be removed.

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