How Common is Heavy Metal Toxicity in CFS/FMS?

Published: May 9, 2013

How prevalent is Heavy Metal like Mercury Toxicity in CFS/FMS? Is it worth testing for? Thanks.


Although it may occasionally play some role, I do not consider it to be the major issue. Also , there is simply no reliable testing for heavy metals. So I use other treatments, reserving heavy metal treatments for cases where there is a very suggestive history (eg- Dental office staff, those working in industries with high risks of occupational exposures)

Dr T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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