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Woman Compares Denture Cream to "Molotov Cocktail"

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Locust Grove, OKConsumers who use Fixodent denture adhesive and other denture creams may be surprised to learn that certain denture creams have been linked to zinc poisoning. What may surprise them even more is that they may have been suffering symptoms of denture cream zinc poisoning but blamed those symptoms on something else. Ruby M. says she has suffered symptoms similar to those linked to denture adhesive zinc poisoning for a while, but had no idea they could be caused by the use of denture cream.

Dentures"I didn't know that I was having any problems until the last few years, when things have gotten worse," Ruby says. "My legs and feet are numb, I'm light-headed and I stutter. When I'm trying to get my work done, sometimes I have to quit. I get awfully tired but I don't sleep well. It's really torn my life apart.

Food tastes funny to me. I have to be careful of where I place my feet because sometimes I fall. I even fell down in the last week and damaged an artificial hip. I stumble all the time. I have pain in my shin bones. I am unable to do things I used to do because I feel ill all the time.

I started using denture cream as soon as I got dentures, in 1973, because the bottom plate would not stay in place. I used the denture cream as much as three times or more a day. In May of this year, my daughter saw something on television about the denture cream, so I stopped using it. Nothing has improved since then, but I haven't been off of it long enough. I don't know that it gets out of your system over time or if it gets worse even if you stop using the cream.

Also, I have spells that—I don't know if it has to do with the denture cream—I just start shaking for no reason at all. It gets really bad. The shaking doesn't last long, but it is miserable and the next day I'm sore. When I had my last shaking episode I had that denture cream in my mouth.

As far as I know, it's whatever was in that denture cream that is causing my problems. Over a period of years, getting that Molotov cocktail in my system has done some damage to me. Anybody who uses that denture cream over a period of time like I have could be in a world of hurt.



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