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Toxic Metal Testing
Posted by: John
Date: January 24, 2006 8:38 PM

I'm 49 220 lb. male with recent lab confirmed hypogonadism, Concerned about strep, I visited my doctor with a rash that came 3 weeks after a severe sore throat. Red spotted rash mostly on my chest with a few stray spots ankles and forearms; they itched. Spots became scaly and covalesced (covering most of front of chest less on my back). Doc decided no tests were needed it was pityriasis rosea and would self resolve. It did. But, I'm not convinced it didn't have a Christmas tree pattern. I reminded him of my history of symptoms, emphasizig lessened libido. He checked Testosterone. Three shots of Testosterone 200 mg. each over 3 weeks and WOW! Large increases in Libdo, Energy and Mood. Stopped shots because of red flushing over body and face with water retention (my face and eyes looked swollen) most noticable were swollen fingers and pitting edema in both shins (1/2 " or more depressions) Doc says now I'm hypertensive, and has a pill for that. (1) Could Testosterone or sore throat have caused the edema and hypertension? (2) Wants Mercury challenge test using 500 mg oral DMPS. Never had this before. What do you think?


RE: Toxic Metal Testing
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.,
Date: January 24, 2006 9:10 PM

I know of no causal relationship between testosterone therapy and edema or hypertension. Ditto regarding the sore throat. As to a DMPS Challenge Test, that is a reasonable thing to do for almost anyone in the industrial age, however if you still have dental metals there is no point in doing the test - the results will be distorted by the presence of the metals. A person who is serious about going metal free should first have all metals removed and this should be done only in conjunction with a doctor who can give you a Vit. C/L-glutathione IV within two hours of the drilling to remove the inhaled mercury before it can be stored in the central nervous system and in other lipid areas of the body. I prefer to do and intravenous DMPS Challenge Test as that obviates the problem of intestinal absorption or lack thereof. Many people struggling with metal overload are not absorbing well.



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