Amalgam fillings and health

Has anyone ever wondered whether their PMR problems could be down to their amalgam fillings? I have been wondering recently.

articles.mercola.com/sites/...

"Already, Denmark, Sweden and Norway have banned dental amalgam (a specific exception can be granted for individual cases), and Canada, Italy and Australia have taken steps to reduce amalgam use."

I know I had some heavy dental treatment after arriving here in France back in around 2008. My mouth has much more amalgam than it did back in the UK.

If I had plenty of spare money I would definitely have them replaced.

Thoughts please?

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  • "If I had plenty of spare money I would definitely have them replaced."

    Ah well - that's the crux isn't it! I had a tooth break a year or so ago and the amalgam filling was replaced with a ceramic inlay: 600 euros, thank you very much! Just for one!

  • Maybe it's not as bad as we're led to believe:

    ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

  • IdasMum, yes, like you, my amalgam fillings (and I have a multitude!) did cross my mind more than once during my years with PMR/GCA. Any fillings that have needed replacing during those years and since have been replaced with white fillings after having the amalgam removed with a rubber dam in my mouth to protect my body from the mercury. The white fillings may not be as strong and long lasting as the amalgam fillings but I feel happier!

  • I've heard it's not safe to have them replaced unless you have a dentist well versed in safety for these procedures. .

  • Going off at a slight tangent - I am now 67 but when at school as a 14/15 year old, myself and a friend took every opportunity to go into the storeroom in the laboratory and 'play' with the mercury stored in a cupboard. Neither of us realised the danger at the time but I am now wondering if I am reaping the rewards with PMR (diagnosed in January this year). What does anyone else think?

    My friend at the time now lives in Australia and I believe is well.

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