Chronic mercury poisoning

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What is chronic mercury poisoning?

Exposure to the heavy metal mercury can have long term health effects. Exposure may occur through diet, from medications, from the environment, or in the course of work or play. The impact of mercury exposure varies according to the total dose absorbed.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic mercury poisoning

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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Treatments taken by people with chronic mercury poisoning

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Questran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with chronic mercury poisoning, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with chronic mercury poisoning

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

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drug interactions
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Questran)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic mercury poisoning (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constipation
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Low Testosterone Oversleeping (too much sleep) 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with chronic mercury poisoning, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has chronic mercury poisoning on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 0
40s 2
50s 4
60s 6
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

64% Female
36% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from chronic mercury poisoning patients who have completed their condition history
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