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    Hi everyone, my Mother Donna has a few different things going on that may contribute to her IC, one of them may be off the ricktor scale heavy metal poisoning. She was diagnosed by an alternative DR in Reno NV as having more than twice the amount of Cadmium poisoning any person should have, as a result she did many cealation treatments that all proved to be a waste of time. Cadmium poisoning can cause damage to many organs including the renal gland and the kidneys, it can also cause nerve damage. My Mother did not show signs of IC until she underwent a bladder lift and ended up with a total of ten consecutive UTIs, 7 that were confirmed by a unrinalisis. She was told that she held her urine/did not empty completely prior to surgery. This may have been a sign of pre-existing IC. Does anyone here have the same thing going on with a diagnosis of heavy metal poisoning prior to getting IC? I know there is no confirmed reason why IC comes about, but without research, were always trying to put pieces together as to why. Any input would be great. Thank you, Carolyn

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    Has she had the cadmium diagnosis confirmed by a second opinion? If not, I think it could be a good idea. I've never heard of this as a cause of IC and I've had many different kinds of blood testing.

    Donna
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      Thanks Donna, Yes, she has had a couple more test done when she moved to the Bay Area just to see where the levels of metals were and if they had dropped once the celation process was complete. The charts still showed that she had very high levels of cadmium poisoning, the hardest metal to get rid of. I remember that after her celation treatments, which were many, her kidneys would hurt and she would go in to see if she had a kidney infection and each time it would come back negative, once she even bled and thats when she quit going in I believe. Something was moving through her system, but because the levels of cadmium still regestered off the charts were not sure what was coming out. The metal cadmium are the little studs you would use to stud a snow tire, it's what my husband used when we owned our tire shop. I will pass the information onto my Mom, I'm sure it will give her some relief to hear that you have not heard of metals posibly being a cause. Thank you, Carolyn

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        Re: Heavy Metals and IC, is there a link?

        Originally posted by Carolyn M View Post
        Hi everyone, my Mother Donna has a few different things going on that may contribute to her IC, one of them may be off the ricktor scale heavy metal poisoning. She was diagnosed by an alternative DR in Reno NV as having more than twice the amount of Cadmium poisoning any person should have, as a result she did many cealation treatments that all proved to be a waste of time. Cadmium poisoning can cause damage to many organs including the renal gland and the kidneys, it can also cause nerve damage. My Mother did not show signs of IC until she underwent a bladder lift and ended up with a total of ten consecutive UTIs, 7 that were confirmed by a unrinalisis. She was told that she held her urine/did not empty completely prior to surgery. This may have been a sign of pre-existing IC. Does anyone here have the same thing going on with a diagnosis of heavy metal poisoning prior to getting IC? I know there is no confirmed reason why IC comes about, but without research, were always trying to put pieces together as to why. Any input would be great. Thank you, Carolyn
        Hi caroly m, I too was diagnose with heavy metal by Nevada health clinic,in Las Vegas area.My Dr. did tell me to get chelation done to remove heavy metal. So far I had 5 treatment,and each treatment last for 3 hours.He told me that he treated some IC patients with chelation and it improve their IC ,but you said that your mom did not get any relive by this method.Now I am wondering if I should waste my money on chelation.I would be nice if you can email me.Thank you.

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          Re: Heavy Metals and IC, is there a link?

          Good evening Noraisha~
          sorry for the delay, all I can tell you about my Mother is that Chelation did not work for her, I am not a Dr. and can not tell you that you should stop treatment. What I can tell you is that after 9 months of treatments she hed terrible kidney pain and was bleeding. She was past menopause and was not sure where the the blood was comming from. I had her go get tampons and KY Jelley and insert for one day, sure enough it was from her bladder. At that time I am sure it was from chelation. All the research I did, it told of what can happen and I believe it was the heavy meatals moving through, as my mother was not diagnosed with IC until severeral years later although it may have contributed to her condition today. My Mother is much better today due to ALCAT Labratories out of Florida which at one point was advertized on this site. You will have to do your own research as it almost cost me my memerbership here when I talked about it and said how great it was and how much it helped my mother and what it cost. It is a test that test for alergens/proteins as we all know which can effect the bladder wall once it has broken down, thus IC and the inflamation of IC. The IC Diet was not helpful becuase she was allergic to so many things. My Mother also has Hunters ulcers which go hand in hand with IC, the worst case one can have. I pray this information can help you. I would have sent an email as requested but I did not have it. I will incude my email for you. If you don't get it, its because it's not allowed and may be edetted by the forum, as I am not sure what all is allowed. Hope this was helpful to you. Always, Carolyn

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            Re: Heavy Metals and IC, is there a link?

            Thank Carolyn M, for responding to my question.

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