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Wilsons syndrome, mercury, depression
Posted by: Rob
Date: January 24, 2002 5:46 PM

About seven years ago I began having bouts of insomnia. It steadily got worse and after seeing a therapist for over a year with no help (I actually got worse!), I went to a psychiatrist who diagnosed me with depression and put me on Zoloft. The Zoloft worked fine. I started sleeping again which made me feel better. I have been taking Zoloft for about six years and have made a number of changes in my life including daily meditation. In doing some research on depression I keep coming across a couple of areas that hit home with me. (1) I have a very low body temp. Upon waking, it is typically in the 96.5 area and at times is under 96. It's not the thermometer; I have tried several. I asked my MD about this and he said it's probably just a symptom of the chemical imbalance. (2) I had a hair analysis done and have elevated mercury and copper (the copper was very high). I don't know where to turn now. What type of physician should I look for?

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at December 12, 2007 1:01 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

Wilsons syndrome, mercury, depression
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: January 24, 2002 11:39 PM

Elevated mercury, yeast and fungus, poor digestion, and low body temperature (with all its symptoms, including depression) often come together. Mercury interfers with the thyroid hormone receptor sites and promotes dysbiosis in the gut. Look for a physician who understands all this, but how to find one. Well, you found one (me), so maybe you will be able to find another.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at December 12, 2007 1:00 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

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