Friday, February 19, 2010

Denture Cream Lawsuit

They are only handling the people who were diagnosed with high zinc levels, and Neuropathy.
This was not the case with me. For almost 4 years, I have suffered from severe anaphylactic reactions to almost every food I ate. I had to carry epi pens, and was rushed to the emergency room on a consistent basis for this reason. I was diagnosed with "nerve problems" repeatedly until I finally convinced one doctor I was having an allergic reaction. They dismissed me because I had lost my ex-husband recently and figured I was having nervous reactions from that. I got to the point that the only thing I could eat was organic wheat noodles and organic spinach (I needed the spinach for potassium, came very close to a heart attack according to my doctor, at least once due to low potassium levels).
I lived like this for four years, until my daughter found out about the high zinc levels in the cream. I had quit using it by then, and if I hadn't of it would of probably killed me with what it did to my autoimmune system.
I turned yellow at one time, and my liver started acting up, and I do not drink. I started losing the feeling in my hands and feet, I'm lucky that there was no permanent damage.
After a few years off of the cream, I am doing somewhat better, but I am terrified to try new foods because of the severe reactions I have had previously. (Some grape juice came near to killing me one day, my children were terrified as I was). So many times, so many misdiagnosis, so much trauma (on a daily basis I was terrified to eat, thought the next bite of food might kill me).
I hope the people with permanent nerve damage actually get some compensation for this, and I hope that something like this never happens to anyone else.

(((Hugs))) to all


PS The ironic thing is my permanent teeth had to be pulled because they were damaged by an antibiotic I was given as an infant to keep me from getting flu, because the rest of the family had it. Yeah, gotta love irony.


SimplySonita said...

Thanks so much for posting this. I plan on getting dentures next January (waiting on tax refund to afford it) and this is very scary to read! I never would have thought it!

roughmagiccreations said...

Oh my dear friend!!!!! {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

kittyd said...

You're welcome SimplySonita, I guess I'm lucky. So many people had permanent nerve damage. At the moment though, I don't feel that lucky.


kittyd said...

Thanks PG! (((((Hugs))))) Just having a bad day today, I'm not usually down, but I'm way down today.

berrybluecreations said...

What an ordeal.. Good for you for persevering in helping to get the right diagnosis. who would have thought denture creams had such dangerously high levels of zinc in them.. causing such allergic reactions to something as vital as food. Love ya kitty.

kittyd said...

Aww...thanks berryblue! You wouldn't think something the dentist recommended for me would be so dangerous for me to use...
Thanks for reading, and for the love! :) Right back at ya!