Pictures from a brain scan I had on December 18, 2000 at UConn to try to figure out the cause of my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
They found nothing but a small "lipoma" at the cribriform plate, and 2-3mm cerebellar ectopia.
Pictures from a brain scan I had on September 26, 2001 at UConn:
No changes from previous MRI.
In July of 2002, I had all 15 of my very large mercury fillings removed, without precautions. I should have asked for an oxygen mask, but I didn't. I had to breathe through my nose the entire time the dentist was drilling in my mouth. Two weeks later, I suffered my first severe migraine with vomiting. I went to the ER and they did a CT scan which showed "portions of brainstem limited for evaluation due to bone artefact."
On May 27, 2003, I had another MRI done at Jefferson X-Ray, which was read by Dr. Reuben Rock, an MD and DDS. I asked him to check specifically the front of the brain for any signs of mercury toxicity due to the unsafe removal of my amalgam fillings.
Here are photos of the same slices of the brain from that MRI:
And here is a copy of the report by Reuben Rock, MD, DDS:
Here is a close-up:
He wrote: "With specific reference to the anterior cranial fossa, there is no evidence of any abnormal signal or enhancement."
And "The anterior cranial fossa in particular is within normal limits."
But also, cerebellar ectopia is now 4mm.
Here is what the EPA says about mercury and cancer: Mercury and Cancer. No human data indicate that exposure to any form of mercury causes cancer, but the human data currently available are very limited. Mercuric chloride has caused increases in several types of tumors in rats and mice, and methylmercury has caused kidney tumors in male mice.
I wonder why the human data currently available are very limited? Is it because radiologists who happen to be DDS's falsify radiology reports like this?
Something to think about.
I love studying science and medicine, but radiologists truly scare me. This MRI exam was done 12 years ago, and back then (and actually still today), patients are not allowed to sit down with the radiologists who interpret their exams and ask them questions.
At this year’s American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting, one study showed that 47% of participants would appreciate having contact information for the radiologist who interpreted their exam, and 14% wanted to have the option to meet with the radiologist.
I have also read that even physicians have problems getting radiologists to talk to them when they have their own scans done.
Anyhow, back to the mercury . . .
Far more mercury is released when amalgam fillings are removed than their entire lifetime if left undisturbed.
I'm pretty sure that dark spot is lytic and ischemic bone (osteonecrosis) along the floor of the anterior cranial fossa, similar to what is seen in NICO lesions. One of the causes listed for these lesions is lymphoma.
rs1913474, which makes me susceptible to lymphoma. The reason this is so rare for me, is that according to HapMap, 0% of the Caucasian population has this genotype, and it is only seen in the Chinese and Japanese populations.
However, I find it hard to believe that if I have this genotype, and I am Caucasian, that there are not other Caucasians out there who have it as well. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is also considered a rare disease. Perhaps in this case, 0% simply means less than 1% of the Caucasian population.
If you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, you may want to get your genome sequenced thru 23andMe and check your raw data for this SNP. If you are T/T, you may want avoid having mercury or nickel (which also causes bone lymphoma) placed in your mouth, especially nickel posts into the tooth, under bridges.
Thankfully, geneticists are now working on this:
"We identify mercury, lead and cadmium as associated with the largest number of disorders. Symmetrically, we show that breast cancer, harm to the fetus and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are associated with the most environmental chemicals. The information gathered in this study is meant to be complementary to the genome and help us understand complex diseases, their commonalities, their causes, and how to prevent and treat them." Pac Symp Biocomput. 2015;20:171-82.
No increased risk of NHL with cadmium or lead. Must be the mercury then:
Blood Erythrocyte Concentrations of Cadmium and Lead and the Risk of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma: A Nested Case-Control Study
Cutaneous pseudolymphoma following tattoo application (containing mercury): report of two new cases of a potential lymphomamimicker.
Neurotoxicology, Third Edition: Mercury and Reticulum Cell Sarcoma (Bone Lymphoma)
Nickel and Reticulum Cell Sarcoma (Bone Lymphoma)
Arsenic, cadmium, mercury and nickel stimulate cell growth via NADPH oxidase activation. Chem Biol Interact. 2014 Nov 10Mercury has been linked to numerous diseases. Some of the most serious include Lymphoma, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease and Lupus.
Mercury Study Report to Congress: Mercury and leukemia.
Cancer Drug May Also Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Oh, and by the way, did you know that Prednisone, can kill lymphoma cells?
In my next post, I will show you the radiology reports and images from my brain scans taken on January 7, 2013 and just last month, the day after Christmas.
I actually thought that the big black spot in the MRI scans taken in 2003 was just an artefact, or inflammation of the brain caused by mercury vapor, until I was able to download the DICOM images from my MRI scans of 2013 and 2014 on my home computer just this month and take a look at them.
Has anyone else ever gotten a brain MRI about a year after very large amounts of amalgam removal? I may be very rare and unique in that aspect as well.