Hi, I'm new to the forums, but I have alot of questions.
I'm 16 and I've suffered with Crohn's Disease for 10 years now. I had my colon removed in September '06, but since then I've had incredible fatigue. I figured I had Crohnic Fatigue Syndrome, but I couldn't find any information on treatments. Then I stumbled across an Earth Clinic article on the link between CFS/fibromyalgia and fluoride, and I found my way here, looking into detoxifying.
I realised I have most if not all of the symptoms of fluorosis, but one thing that I couldn't work out was why I had it. I've never drank tap water, only bottled, I don't drink tea or coffee. I do (did) use toothpaste with fluoride, and a non-stick pan, but it didn't seem like that would be enough to cause an excess of fluoride, especially when people who do drink tap water/tea/coffee don't have any symptoms.
Then last night I found that anaesthetics have fluoride in them; this was the missing link. I've been under anaesthesia around 6 times, and the 'brain fog' that I had right after the last time I was under matched perfectly the feeling I have every day, except much worse.
Anyway...I hope that might give some people an indication of why they might be fluorotoxic.
But my question was, could there be a link between IBD and fluoride? I know symptoms can include gastric upset and even IBS, but I've not heard anything about IBD. Any help would be really appreciated :)