Heavy Metal Toxicity

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What is Heavy Metal Toxicity?

Exposure to metals may occur through the diet, from medications, from the environment, or in the course of work or play. The impact of heavy metal exposure varies according to the metal in question, the total dose absorbed, and whether the exposure was acute or chronic.

What is it like to have Heavy Metal Toxicity?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Heavy Metal Toxicity and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Broken Cell Wall Chlorella, Chlorella Yaeyama, King Chlorella)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
4
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Alpha Lipoic Acid IV, Ciagen, Hsu's Alpha Lipoic Acid) 12 more
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
2
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(4 needle technique, Acupuncture - Ear, Acupuncture - Facial) 9 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
1
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Data from patients with Heavy Metal Toxicity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Heavy Metal Toxicity

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Broken Cell Wall Chlorella, Chlorella Yaeyama, King Chlorella)
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Body odor Sinus infection
How many evaluations
4
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Easily angry Easily upset 5 more
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Alpha Lipoic Acid IV, Ciagen, Hsu's Alpha Lipoic Acid) 12 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Affects memory Anxious mood 1 more
How many evaluations
2
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Diarrhea Dizziness (vertigo) 2 more
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(4 needle technique, Acupuncture - Ear, Acupuncture - Facial) 9 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Yeast die-off (Herxheimer reaction)
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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Data from patients with Heavy Metal Toxicity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:
You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Heavy Metal Toxicity on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 8
40s 7
50s 13
60s 13
70+ 3

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

67% Females
33% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 21
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from Heavy Metal Toxicity patients who have completed their condition history
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