As the idea of Meniere's Disease sets in, the prospect of losing control of my life is hard to handle. One of the last stages of the disease is loss of hearing. I can't imagine life like that. I love to listen to music to much & watch movies on TV. I don't know for sure I have it, as a series of tests need to be done to know for sure. I've decided to take a pro-active approach to my health.
As I was looking thru my stats tonight, I came across some search words that gave me an idea of what I may be dealing with & a possible solution. The key words were "do vaccines cause meniere's". This possibility never came to mind. As a child, I received the vaccinations that were "required" for kids to enter school back in 1975. Lets take a look at the vaccine schedule for kids back then.
2 months: DTP, TOPV (trivalent oral polio virus)
4 months: DTP, TOPV
6 months: DTP, TOPV
1 year: Measles, TB test
1-12 years: Rubella, Mumps
1 1/2 years: DTP, TOPV
4-6 years: DTP, TOPV
I remember getting a shot in the backside prior to entering school. It made me sick & I slept for over 12 hours after getting it. In 2nd grade, I remember distinctly my classmates getting a vaccine during school hours. Shortly after they got it, many started complaining of dizziness, seeing double & nausea. Many of them went home within a couple of hours of getting the vaccine. I don't remember exactly which one it was but somehow I got out of it.
Even though I never received any vaccines beyond the age of 5, I did receive many allergy shots between the ages of 7 & 10. I've wondered for the last few years, did those shots contain Thimerosal, mercury or other toxins? I'm going to be heading up to the city in about 10 days where my allergist had his office which I'm sure has changed hands a few times since the last time I was there back in the late 80s to see if they still have my records. I'm going to ask to see if the insert that came with the shots. That will put the first piece of the puzzle into place.
Now that I have one possible piece of mercury tracked down, what about other areas? One web page I was reading, it was talking about amalgam fillings. I've never had any of those, so cross that off the list. Many in the dental field will say that amalgam fillings are safe. However, long term safety studies have never been done on amalgam fillings. I know some people who have had their fillings removed & they have started to feel better. Hmm, coincidence? I don't think so. Nickel is used in braces, this is the 3rd toxic metal when it comes to neurotoxins. (mercury & aluminum are the first two respectively) How many thousands of kids have had braces during their teens years? I can count myself among the unfortunate one of those teens. For 3 1/2 years (I was only told I would have them for 2 years), I had those in my mouth. My daughter is supposed to be getting them this summer. I'm going to see if we can pay the difference between the regular braces (which the insurance will cover) & the invisalign ones to avoid her from having the toxic metal in her mouth.
This video below shows a smoking tooth, 50 years after it was removed from a mouth. It is still letting loose mercury vapors. Imagine what it is doing in a persons mouth.
My husband got a porcelain crown when he was about 11 years old. If you look at the back of his crown there is a heavy metal holding it in place. I've talked to dentists who are familiar with dentistry of the 50s, 60s & 70s & they have told me it is mercury based. We are going to have it removed & replaced with a mercury-free replacement. This removal involves a vacuum system to pull the mercury fumes away from the patient. The mercury that is removed is considered hazmat & will to be disposed of as such. Funny, how its ok to put mercury in a persons mouth but has to be treated as hazmat once its removed.
Next step in finding thimerosal & mercury in my life is to look at my food & environment. I don't live near a coal mine, so that rules that out. I'll be looking at other possible sources of heavy metals & other sources of toxins. High fructose corn syrup has been known to have mercury in it. I've just about eliminated all of that from our diet. Since heavy metals are known to accumulate in the brain, even though I've eliminated them from my diet, they are still in my system.
So, the next step is Chelation therapy. That helped Desiree Jennings when she was injured by the flu shot. After several sessions of chelation therapy, she was able to walk & talk normally. So, maybe if I get the mercury & other heavy metals out of my system, my body can start to heal itself.
That will be the next topic of my blog. I'll be looking at the different types of chelation therapy, the advantages & disadvantages of each kind & which route I'm going to go. I'm also going to look into whole body detoxifying. I've read that if you detoxify the body one area at a time, the toxins just go to other parts of the body so you have to do it all at once. There are a few different detoxifiers out there, so I will have to see which one is the best one to go with.
Til next time, have a good week,