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Thanks for answering. The urine test will be done tomorrow. The type is a Biomet Magnum. It’s definitely metal on metal. It appears ill timing on my part. I unfortunately have all the symptoms as well as others that were unexplainable until now. I was only 43 at the time. The promise of a return to my athletic form lead me to where I am now. I am using NAC currently and it seems to help but I know I need it out. Thoughts on who I can speak with at Mayo? I’ve been able through diet and exercise to stay in okay shape but the insomnia, headaches and at times dizziness make it harder every day.

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Jason,if the test results show high levels of heavy metals, the choice is revision to remove the offending parts which are shedding metal ions into your body. The shedding continues until the revision is done. As far as I know, there is no other effective way to protect your body from the effects of ongoing poisoning . This is not something to be taken lightly – as you have experienced, it can affect your entire body. When I had metal on metal hips for 5 years, it affected my body drastically and it took a year for most of the problems to fade. Some effects linger yet after 11 years.

My 1st implant was a BioMet. Unfortunately, I saw the hip recall on TV. I had no idea what the recall was about, until a fateful morning in 2020 started my research . I thought the recall was for mechanical issues!
Knew nothing about metallosis