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Sep 14, 2018 · Finally the answers l wanted. in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you so very much for posting this TED Talk! Much appreciated!

Sep 11, 2018 · High blood Chromium level in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Yes @lioness. I have a file folder of copies of everything I could get my hands on. Thank you for the best wishes. I really appreciate all who have sent messages my way!

Sep 11, 2018 · High blood Chromium level in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Yes John. Thank you so much. I’m in the process of gathering everything I can. It’s so tiring. My GP is great and is helping me anyway he can.

Sep 11, 2018 · Erythromelalgia in Autoimmune Diseases

Yes, my feet are the worst. I’m actually on the same meds as you! I’ve been advocating for myself since middle of June. It’s exhausting physically and mentally.

Sep 11, 2018 · High blood Chromium level in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Thank you so much for your advice. I am trying to find a lawyer that does free consultations as we speak. I did mention to the supervisor at the ins. co. that it was time for legal action and she said, “Whatever. Do what you want.” How do these people sleep at night?

Sep 11, 2018 · High blood Chromium level in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I definitely will!

Sep 11, 2018 · I received 2 hip replacements and then developed cobalt & chromium. in Joint Replacements

Thank you so very much for caring. I appreciate all of your help!

Sep 11, 2018 · High blood Chromium level in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hello John. Thank you very much for getting back to me so quickly. I’m quite in despair. My physician had referred me to my rheumatologist who could not find a reason for my severe foot pain and joint pain. I was then referred to my endocrinologist who did an ultrasound on my thyroid gland. She found what she called a “dinasaur egg” on one of my parathyroid glands. She had a resident with her and she said to him it was a parathyroid adenoma. She told me once it was removed I would feel much better. However, when she sent a report back to my GP, she said it was a “possible” adenoma. She then sent me for a Sestamibi scan on Aug. 21st but the report has not come back yet. My doctor then sent my blood to be tested for heavy metal toxicity; results came back late last week and I have a high Chromium level at 21.5 nmol/L which he believes is due to the knee replacement which has been placed on the recall list. I had the knee replaced in 2013. It is a Zimmer Biotec NuGen. I was never informed by anyone it had been recalled. I have had a very low quality of life since the replacement due to swelling and pain, and now, a clunking noise. My Orthopedic Surgeon has since retired. My physician is referring me to see another surgeon. Also, due to my symptoms, I have been referred to a neurologist. It takes 3-4 months to get an appointment. My insurance company ignored the letter that my doctor wrote on Aug. 16/18 that I was TOTALLY DISABLED and UNABLE TO DO ANY TYPE OF JOB AT THIS TIME. They want “proof”. I understand that insurance companies are in the business to make money, but if they don’t give me LTD I’m going to lose my condo. My husband left our family in 2002 and I worked hard as a single mother to finally buy my own home. This is causing me sleepless nights and I now have depression and severe anxiety. Sorry to write such a long reply but I feel the need to talk to anyone who will listen.