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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Heavy Metal Toxicity

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

(Chlorella Yaeyama)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (5)
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Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(R-lipoic Acid)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(St John's Wort 2700)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Fatigue (2)

Data from patients with Heavy Metal Toxicity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Heavy Metal Toxicity

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Chlorella Yaeyama)
Perceived effectiveness
for Heavy Metal Toxicity (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Body odor Sinus infection
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (5)
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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)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(R-lipoic Acid)
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)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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Perceived effectiveness
for Heavy Metal Toxicity (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Heavy Metal Toxicity (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Dizziness (vertigo) 3 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(St John's Wort 2700)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Fatigue (2)

Data from patients with Heavy Metal Toxicity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
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  • Mild
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Who has Heavy Metal Toxicity on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 10
40s 6
50s 18
60s 16
70+ 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 26
Not Diagnosed 7

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