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Anyone TTC after having mercury fillings removed/replaced?

post #1 of 7
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& if so how long did you wait after having them removed to start ttc or at least not tta? I'm having my fillings replaced tomorrow and I was only planning on tta for 1-2 months while I get them replaced and do metal ( I have high cadmium levels as well which I have no clue how I got), candida & parasite cleanses... But what I have been reading is saying to wait 6 months to a year... Thing is that we want lots of kids so even when we aren't "ttc" we don't use bc and I really hate using it as it feels like I'm saying no to wanting a baby that might be conceived and I would love to be pregnant again, so the thought of tta for that long is killing me... But at the same time I in no way want to risk hurting a baby by getting pregnant to soon...


Any thoughts, advice or experience for me?
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6 months?!?! Wow! I was just told that there isn't that big of a danger, as long as care is taken during the removal. I am planning to have some of my old fillings replaced, over the next few months. My dentist said the danger is inhaling the particles while it's being drilled out. I'll be wearing a rubber damn, which is supposed to keep the fragments being inhaled... I hope that's right, because I can't/won't delay TTC.
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I heard you should wait 18 months! I guess there is alot of varying info out there. I have not done intensive research on it though. I basically decided to put off having mine removed until I was done childbearing, because I didn't want to risk it and I didn't want to avoid at all, since I don't believe in BC. Good luck with whatever you decide!
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6 months?!?! Wow! I was just told that there isn't that big of a danger, as long as care is taken during the removal. I am planning to have some of my old fillings replaced, over the next few months. My dentist said the danger is inhaling the particles while it's being drilled out. I'll be wearing a rubber damn, which is supposed to keep the fragments being inhaled... I hope that's right, because I can't/won't delay TTC.
I hope that is true... The dentist I'm going to uses a dam, gives you oxygen, starts intravenous Vit C 1/2 hour before he starts and till 1/2 hour after he's done etc so I'm hoping that it's enough that I don't need to worry.... I'll ask him what he thinks tomorrow when I get the first 2 done... He has 8 kids so he should have some clue about affects of stuff on pregnancy lol along w/ the fact that he is a naturopath as well...

Thanks for replying And all the best with getting your fillings replaced and with ttc.
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I heard you should wait 18 months! I guess there is alot of varying info out there. I have not done intensive research on it though. I basically decided to put off having mine removed until I was done childbearing, because I didn't want to risk it and I didn't want to avoid at all, since I don't believe in BC. Good luck with whatever you decide!
Holy! I don't think I could do 18 months! I prolly wouldn't have them removed right now either if not for the fact that I have really battled candida especially when pregnant/breastfeeding and it has made it tough to take care of my kids at times due to how awful I feel/how little energy I have & they say that if you have mercury in your body it's next to impossible to get rid of candida as it binds to the mercury to protect you from it... & as a bonus I'm hoping that it clears up my skin as my skin was perfect till I got braces at 17 and come to find out the braces can make your fillings leech mercury a lot faster We don't believe in bc either which is one of the reasons this is so hard... I just want to feel better and then never have to worry about bc again! *sigh*
Thanks
post #6 of 7
I had my fillings replaces. I can just tell you what I learned and hope it helps you. I researched A TON. I read journal articles, books, etc. There's a guy named Andy Cutler who wrote a book on detoxing after amalgam removal. He has a large fan club. He says to wait 18 months to 2 yrs and that 6 mos after removal is the absolute worst time to get pregnant. I can find NO evidence for his claims and I looked hard. I even e-mailed him to ask where those numbers came from or what they were based on...no response! I asked on the yahoo forums...again, no response. I contacted several other well known detox people as well. Based on actual research articles and not opinions, it appears that there is a slight increase in mercury levels right after removal and then a steady decline. There is no later increase in levels and it only goes down. By 6 months, there is about a 80% decrease in levels and by 7 months, it's 90% less than it was before removal. My doc told me 1-2 months was fine. My dentist who did the removal (properly) said 3 months. We're TTC next cycle which will be 7-8 months, but I would have done it at 6-7 months. My personal opinion is that removing them already makes you have less mercury in you so you're already better off (assuming you wait at least a month to let the levels go down), but you might want to wait a little while to take advantage of the opportunity to have significantly less in you. It's expensive and if you take the time and money to do it, you may want to reap more benefit. I hope that helps.

Bree
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I had my fillings replaces. I can just tell you what I learned and hope it helps you. I researched A TON. I read journal articles, books, etc. There's a guy named Andy Cutler who wrote a book on detoxing after amalgam removal. He has a large fan club. He says to wait 18 months to 2 yrs and that 6 mos after removal is the absolute worst time to get pregnant. I can find NO evidence for his claims and I looked hard. I even e-mailed him to ask where those numbers came from or what they were based on...no response! I asked on the yahoo forums...again, no response. I contacted several other well known detox people as well. Based on actual research articles and not opinions, it appears that there is a slight increase in mercury levels right after removal and then a steady decline. There is no later increase in levels and it only goes down. By 6 months, there is about a 80% decrease in levels and by 7 months, it's 90% less than it was before removal. My doc told me 1-2 months was fine. My dentist who did the removal (properly) said 3 months. We're TTC next cycle which will be 7-8 months, but I would have done it at 6-7 months. My personal opinion is that removing them already makes you have less mercury in you so you're already better off (assuming you wait at least a month to let the levels go down), but you might want to wait a little while to take advantage of the opportunity to have significantly less in you. It's expensive and if you take the time and money to do it, you may want to reap more benefit. I hope that helps.

Bree
Thanks for your reply Bree

I had my last filling replaced today and my dentist pretty much said the same thing as you aka that it's a lot safer now then it was with them still in and he said he wouldn't wait period... So I'm think I'm going to tta for 2 months while I do a metal cleanse for the cadmium and then a parasite cleanse and then not for sure start ttc but not tta while I work on bringing my weight up/just get in better health.
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