Patient Comments: Arsenic Poisoning - Diagnosis

Discuss the events that led to a diagnosis of arsenic poisoning.

Comment from: Anastasia, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I too had an arsenic poisoning incident but with even more symptoms; burning in the lungs, hoarseness, flu like symptoms that would start to get better then return, light sensitivity and night blindness, short term memory problems, and ganglion cysts. Thirty one doctors could not diagnose until my gynecologist/naturopathic physician tested for heavy metals and high arsenic was detected. I researched for a year. I was in Florida and found many sources of arsenic in the environment. They also found a kidney cyst.

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Comment from: Marylin, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I have been ill for 12 months with night tremors, tinnitus, pins and needles in feet and hands, tingling, nausea, headache, high blood pressure initially, burning and itchy skin and insomnia. Seven months ago I was diagnosed with B12 deficiency, now I have kidney pain and pungent smelling urine. Ultrasound scan showed kidney cyst. Urine tested elevated levels of arsenic and selenium. Thank goodness I found a diligent holistic doctor who listened to my symptoms and not passed me off as a mental case.

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