years ago i was going to a dentist, and i 'needed' a filling in a back tooth. i had heard some stuff about mercury in fillings, but i didnt know that much, and so i asked the dentist about it and if there were any alternatives. he had always seemed like a very nice guy, but i still remember the look of arrogant pity he gave me when i asked the question. he then of course told me that the filling couldn't possibly harm me, that there were plastic composition materials, but they wouldn't last that long, and it was a hard place to work on.
so i, not knowing anything, agreed. so couple weeks later i come back for my appointment, and he shoots me full of novocaine and leaves the room. well i've had weird reactions to novocaine before but this was crazy, i felt dizzy, and then totally sick, and then i had to go to the bathroom. so i walk actually stagger down the hall -- and then faint in the hall! next thing i know the receptionist is waking me up asking me if i'm ok. yeah yeah, i get up, go to the bathroom, splash water on my face. a few times they call in to the bathroom making sure i'm ok.
i'm actually starting to feel better, leave the bathroom -- and there are four paramedics in the waiting room! at some point she called 911, and so, they not having anything better to do, put me on an oxygen mask and flutter around me taking my blood pressure etc. i breathe the o2 for a while, then i was feeling great. so dentist comes out, looking very sympathetic, and says well you should go home now. and i'm like -- what? my mouth is totally numb! lets do this! but he tells me to go home -- and even though i lived like 3 blocks away the paramedics insist that they drive me.
the funniest thing is -- there were a couple people in the waiting room this whole time! must have scared them senseless!
so -- i never go back to that dentist.
then later down the road, i'm going through all these huge changes, spiritual, emotional etc. and i meet this woman who had done documentaries about the effects of mercury in fillings! i told her the story i just told you all and she said that i was extremely lucky that something happened to stop the procedure. as i was talking to her -- and still to this day -- i knew she was right. i really believe something spiritual prevented me from getting those new fillings.
i do have some old fillings in my teeth, and yes one of my goals is to get them removed.