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Mercury levels testing and treatment.

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Hensfunny Sun 24-Aug-14 10:31:09

DD has autism and looking into getting her mercury levels tested and treated if needed. Is there clinic/hospital within the UK that will do this? I think there was a hospital that treats children with AS in London, but it was 2 years ago I heard this and can't remember the name.

Has anyone got any experience with this? Anything we can do from home?

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 10:45:46

Mercury levels, wasn't that completely discredited?

Hensfunny Sun 24-Aug-14 11:11:35

With later vaccinations but not with the ones given 10+ years ago.

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 11:14:28

Where are you getting this from?

Hensfunny Sun 24-Aug-14 11:35:49

I was in a meeting up with my 'AS mum friends' last night and we all got talking about it.

I would just like to get my DD tested and hopefully rule it out but if it does come back high then hopefully we will be able to find treatment. I do remember being on a course a couple of years ago with treating autism and there was a talk about high levels of mercury and treatment at a hospital/clinic in London.

I'm just here to try and help DD and would rather not have to justify myself.

PolterGoose Sun 24-Aug-14 12:18:35

Hens please don't waste your money or risk your dd's health and life with this. See here.

Bottom line is you can't treat or cure autism. It's not a disease.

historicalanomaly Sun 24-Aug-14 15:23:39

Hens MNSN is not the place for this question. Try some Facebook groups where you might get a better answer.

You can't cure autism but you can surely make a whole lot of difference using a variety of different approaches. Good luck, hope you find the information you are looking for.

Piratejones Sun 24-Aug-14 15:47:21

put it this way OP if you have to go through facebook groups and you can't talk openly about it, itcs highly unlikely there will be a hospital which will do the 'treatment', you are lining the pockets of very rich nasty people who have very little knowledge but do a whole lot of damage.

the reason these things are not practiced is because, frankly the do more damage than good.

Hensfunny Sun 24-Aug-14 15:48:11

Thanks polter and histori for your replies.

I'm certainly not looking for a cure and wouldn't want to take the autism away for DD as it's a part of her. I love and idolise DD as she is but I will always be looking into therapy and treatment to make her little life easier. She does suffer from a disease but that one isn't called autism.

Right I really didn't know much about 'mercury levels testing' hence starting the thread. histori why isn't this the place to ask this question? Sorry I've probably missed some certain thread about this or something?

Hensfunny Sun 24-Aug-14 15:50:37

Sorry cross post pirate

I'm not on Facebook, so honestly don't know anything about it. I shall google before starting a thread next time. smile

historicalanomaly Sun 24-Aug-14 16:00:14

MNSN is a very good place for support and many other things but not when it comes to cutting edge therapies for Autism. Put it this way, asking about biomedical treatments on MNSN is a bit like going to a mosque and asking for Jesus, just not going to go down very well as you can see from the tone of the posters here.

There are many parents around the world who have recovered their kids from Autism using a mix of different approaches, some of these parents are doctors themselves who are trying to pass on that knowledge so not everyone is out there to line their pockets, except some of them are but you can say that about any SN provision.

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 16:03:56

Just in case I came across badly, *hensfunny" I wasn't pressing you or asking for justification, as an adult With HFA I was genuinely curious where the information came from.

The posters here are really very good at coming up with solutions and work around to help your child, they take a "work with" approach. Just make a thread in the special needs chat and depending on the problem someone will answer.

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 16:06:59

is a bit like going to a mosque and asking for Jesus, just not going to go down very well as you can see from the tone of the posters here.

In which case they will direct you to the passages in the quran about Jesus, from his birth to his crucifixion.

But it’s apt that you knowledge of muslim religions is flawed because it makes a point about your cutting edge biomedical unaccredited, discredited and out of date research.

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 16:09:08

In fact Jesus (Isa) is mentioned more times than Mohammed.

historicalanomaly Sun 24-Aug-14 16:18:17

piratejones your post is pure scaremongering. One needs to research about treatment offcourse, but just because it is not offered in UK doesn't mean it is not safe or suitable.

I know I am going to be asked for research to back up my claims so there is the Link

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 16:22:14

I cured my autism with a lemon and a laser beam, seriously to look at me you wouldn't know i had it.

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 16:29:06

Dr James R. Laidler, the guy who started this in 2005, has now debunked his own research and findings.

www.autism-watch.org/about/bio2.shtml

historicalanomaly Sun 24-Aug-14 16:32:10

You prove my point very well jason, have you tried asking about Jesus in a mosque recently. You will be asked to leave in a not very polite tone either. Which is the vibe I am getting here.
Good luck to the people here and count yourself lucky that you have children with HFA, I feel sorry for children with severe Autism like mine who are able and can do so much more with the right intervention but are not given the opportunity because of outdated views.

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 16:37:22

You prove my point very well jason, have you tried asking about Jesus in a mosque recently. You will be asked to leave in a not very polite tone either.

Yes, i went into my local muslim centre and ask how many times isa (jesus) was mentioned in the Quran.

Good luck to the people here and count yourself lucky that you have children with HFA, I feel sorry for children with severe Autism like mine who are able and can do so much more with the right intervention but are not given the opportunity because of outdated views.

UPDATED views.

historicalanomaly Sun 24-Aug-14 16:39:00

Jason, I give you research and you give me am anecdote about Waffles in Disneyland. Surely it is meant to be the other way round, isn't it?

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 16:44:55

Not at all, you gave me a poorly laid out website of anecdotal "evidence", i gave you a name and his story, you may search Doctor James R. Laidler in any search engine and get his findings (old pre 2005, and new 2007 onwards) instantly you.

Believe it or not we gave pretty equal evidence.

PolterGoose Sun 24-Aug-14 16:46:39

Good luck to the people here and count yourself lucky that you have children with HFA

Is that really necessary?

historicalanomaly Sun 24-Aug-14 16:46:46

BTW OP, surely I have proven now why this forum is not the best place to discuss these things. Good luck to you. I am not going to bother posting here anymore because it's a waste of my time.

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 16:48:45

Keep in mind i didn't just link any name, i gave you a key speaker in the "Defeat Autism Now!" program, who debunked his own research about autism being linked to heavy metals being linked to autism.

surely I have proven now why this forum is not the best place to discuss these things.

Yes, differing opinions backed up by evidence really make this a bad place to discuss things.

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-Aug-14 16:54:33

Is that really necessary?

Yes, it was a last ditch attempt at finding something to grasp at (playing top trumps with disabilities) when i linked to the updated research of James R. Laidler who now doesn't believe the alternative therapies he himself started, because there is no way to come back from it.

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