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
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Broken Cell Wall Chlorella, Chlorella Yaeyama, King Chlorella)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (4)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Alpha Lipoic Acid IV, Ciagen, Hsu's Alpha Lipoic Acid) 12 more
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (2)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)

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)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

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

(Alpha Lipoic Acid IV, Ciagen, Hsu's Alpha Lipoic Acid) 12 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Heavy Metal Toxicity (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Affects memory Anxious mood 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (2)
Perceived effectiveness
for Heavy Metal Toxicity (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (1)

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.

  • 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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