Diane Meyer DDS Recovers from her debilitating health problems due to mercury toxicity


By Dr. Diane Meyer

Don’t Settle for “It’s Your Hormones Honey!”

Going from doctor to doctor and hearing “It’s your hormones honey,” made me want to scream!  As an educated person, degreed in Psychology and Dentistry, I knew there were answers I wasn’t getting.

The many doctors I consulted with were stymied, as my persistent and chronic symptoms were so varied.  Having no connection with one another, they did not know what to call my illness. Grappling with various labels, and unable to identify a cause, the symptoms were classified as idiopathic.

Sick and tired of living with a laundry list of debilitating chronic symptoms including mental confusion, irritability, short temper, memory loss, uncontrollable bursts of anger, tingling/numbness in my hands and feet, muscle spasms, rectum and vaginal pain which felt like a stabbing knife, carpel tunnel, sore throats, urinary infections, ulcerated esophagus, reflux, irritable bowel, acne, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, tremors, overwhelming fatigue, slurred speech, neck & shoulder pain, depression, anxiety attacks, low self esteem, hearing problems, blurred vision, headaches, heart palpitation, irregular menstruation and a miscarriage at 5-1/2 months while in my senior year of dental school.  WOW!!!!  Hormones?  I don’t think so!

I was a walking medical disaster, and I emphasize WAS.  At the suggestion of my brother I attended a seminar. There, I learned that the myriad of symptoms I had been battling for years were most probably not of hormonal origin, but a direct result from occupational exposure to mercury from placing / removing silver-amalgam fillings, including the fillings in my own mouth. 

Motivated to research the toxicity of mercury in silver/amalgam fillings, I discovered from many governmental agency such as the (ATSDR) Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, (NIOSH) National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the manufacturers of the silver-amalgam material safety data sheets, and other reliable sources, that these fillings are a potential health risk.  Interesting, silver-amalgam fillings are classified as hazardous waste prior to placement in the body and hazardous waste after removal from the body.  I was in shock to learn that the mercury in these fillings was released in the form of a vapor.  I was taught the mercury was locked in and could not come out.  We know that mercury is a neurotoxin, but I wasn’t taught to what degree, or that my unborn / children I nursed could also be harmed by these vapors.

Here I found out that I was misinformed about the fillings.  And it was my wake-up call to question what I knew and see where that would lead me. The more I learned the more I realized that my health had been severely compromised by my own mercury amalgam filling and occupational exposure.  I knew enough from dental school and my research to know that upon removal of the mercury amalgam the amount of mercury exposure increases as it is drilled.  Thus, you are likely to get a large exposure.  I sought out a dentist trained in minimizing this problem.  Following removal of the fillings, I sought help from many physicians trained to treat people with mercury toxicity.  Having the fillings removed is just the beginning of a long road to recovery because the mercury had been absorbed into the body. 

So I had begun a ten year journey of recovery with the realization that I had been mislead about something that I thought was helping people.  I took this increased awareness and began a quest for answers.  I used my scientific intellect to ravenously research ways to support the body.  I reached out to many other healers, and I used my spiritual intent to know that our bodies are self-healing.

It took five years of treatment, and now nearly 9 years post removal, I have regained my life.  But the good news is people can improve their health with the help of doctors who learn how to diagnosis and treat the mysterious symptoms from chronic mercury poisoning/allergy.

After my own quest for health and all that I have heard and learned from my patients, I know with clarity the power we have to heal.  We just need to be pointed in the right direction and given awareness of our available tools.  I know that this can be a daunting task to people, especially if they are ill.  And that is why I like to work with people to support and guide them on how they can start on their own journey.  With my medical background and research capability, as well as the wealth of information I have gathered through my healing journey, I feel I can give people the start they need to find their healing modalities and coach them through their quest for health.

It is my wish that you don’t settle for less.  You need to believe in yourself, your instincts, do your homework and don’t accept being sick without questioning what the cause might be.  Don’t settle for it’s all in your head or it’s your hormones Honey!!!

Dr Diane Meyer
412 West 63rd street Suite 102
Downers Grove Il 60515


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  1. missallie2003@yahoo.com'
    allison diorio

    Wonderful article. I am dealing with my own issues with mercury toxicity. I had the fillings removed a little over a year ago. I had my levels checked, and they have decreased quite a bit, but wondering what else I need to do. What did Dr. Meyer do to get rid of all the mercury? I have a naturopathic doc who wants me to chelate, but I am a little afraid of that….

  2. drdianemeyer@comcast.net'
    Dr Diane Meyer

    Thanks for the comment. I believe the easiest way to remove toxins in general is first to avoid continued exposure i.e. don’t eat any fish or get any shots that contain mercury such as vaccines, allergy shots and the like. Keep the diet as grain free, dairy free (unless raw) as possible and avoid sugars. Glutathione in the nano-sphere form, vita one from Dr Bill Sheppard, vit c lyposphere form from Liv on Lab and IMD from mountain states health is a good place to start. It is best to work with health care practitioner however. I believe chelation has its place but not for someone who is not in an acute situation. Feel free to have your Naturopath connect with me so I can share my insight.

  3. deborahmerlin@pacbell.net'
    Deborah Merlin

    Delta dental covered 80% of my 15 amalgam fillings to be removed and replaced by composite fillings. My dentist told me Delta will replace fillings 2 years or older. It would also help if you have your dentist write a letter stating that you are having an adverse reaction or allergy to the amalgam. Having my fillings replaced had a very positive effect on my health. Costa Mesa CA is the first and only city in the US to recently banned amalgam fillings.

  4. gods_girlcj@msn.com'
    Cheyrle Johnson

    I believe I have mercury poisoning. 2 years I have tried to get help. I now have thyroid, heart- mitral valve prolapse and high blood pressure. How do I get a reasonably priced hair follicle test?
    The brain fog kept me down for too long.

  5. Kieft51@yahoo.com'
    Carmen L. Kieft

    I had all my amalgam fillings removed a few months ago by a dentist who took all possible measures to keep the mercury going into my body. He used a dam, Oxygen, facial mask, filter in the room and I went early in the morning before others had removal of mercury. I know I was doing a good thing for my health. Being a massage therapist I am into a holistic approach. However, right after my first couple of removals I started to get heart palpitations. I did some research and found out thet epineferine might have been the culprit which the doctor did not use after that. I still have the palpitations and this weekend ended up in the ER because my blood pressure went down and my pulse went down significantly — normally around 75-85 — to 44. Also I felt very weak. I bought a blood pressure monitor and it has been very eratic. The doctors in the hospital did not know of any correlation between dental work and heart problems. The diagnosis was ventricular bigemini and all blood work i.e. enzymes, thyroid, magnesium, potassium, chest x-ray, Kidneys, blood count all were normal. I still have palpitations and my blood pressure is still eratic and goes from normal to very low and so is my pulse. Today it has ranged from 80 to 40 and I still feel somewhat weak.

    I read your article and saw that even after you have the amalgams removed, the mercury can be in your body. I just don’t know why I did not have these symptoms before, but your article made a lot of sense to me. Please let me know what steps I should take to get the rest of the mercury out of my body. Do you know of any doctors in the West Palm Beach area that would know about this and could help me— HELP!!!!! Any imput you may have would be greatly appreciated. When I went to the ER they told me to see my primary physician and a cardiologist. However, I know they would not know anything about this since I have asked and they simply say they don’t know any correlation between heart problems and mercury amalgam. The dentist I went to was Dr. Light in Lake Worth, Fl. I know he took every precaution, but when I told him about the problem I was having he said I should go to my doctor to see if it was an underlying condition and that if I found out anything about how to get the mercury out of your system to please let him know. Which I will.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. Carmen

  6. drdianemeyerz@comcast.net'
    Dr Meyer

    In response to what else is there to do to help eliminate mercury from your body? First Carmen I would take vitamin c in sodium ascorbate form . You will want to start with a 1/4 tsp every 30 min until you feel the urge to go to the bathroom. Keep track of the doses and total up the sum of what it took to get to bowel movement. Then take off 2 grams and that is what your body needs now, so the next day you will take that dose. As I stated earlier it is important to take a good multi vitamin, and glutathione-lyposphere form. I don’t know any doctors in that area but you could have the dentist call me.
    If you would like some personalized information you can call the office at 630-968-5567.
    I charge 150.00 for a 15 minute consult.
    Good Luck

  7. Stephani_b03@hotmail.com'

    Hi my name is Stephanie Im 27 yrs old and im really sick, mercury poisoned, due to two MMR vaccines I feel like im slowly dying, cant find anyone to help me been to so many drs, im wondering what kind of chelation did you do? Did you do DMPS IV or did you do DMSA/DMPS with ALA? Hopefully you can help me I really want to live to see my kids grow up.

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