Denture Cream Adhesive Lawsuits

Fixodent, Poligrip and other denture cream products can cause zinc poisoning and debilitating neurological injury when too much of the product is used. Denture cream lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of these products for failing to warn about the potential risks.

STATUS OF FIXODENT LAWSUITS AND POLIGRIP LAWSUITS:
A growing number of cases have been filed against the manufacturers of these adhesives, and denture cream lawyers are continuing to review potential cases on behalf of people who have been diagnosed with zinc poisoning or other neuropathy problems.

MANUFACTURERS: Two of the most popular denture adhesives sold in the United States that contain high levels of zinc include Proctor and Gamble’s Fixodent and GlaxoSmithKline’s Poligrip and Super Poligrip.

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OVERVIEW OF DENTURE CREAM PROBLEMS: Over 35 million Americans, mainly consisting of the elderly, use denture creams or adhesives to keep their dentures in place. High levels of zinc that are contained in these products may be absorbed into the body through the mouth and gums, potentially causing:

  • Zinc Poisoning
  • Neuropathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Anemia
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Central Nervous System Deficits
  • Hypocupremia
  • Other Neurological Injury

ZINC POISONING LAWSUITS: While the body requires small amounts of zinc, serious and debilitating health problems may occur when high levels are ingested. Increased levels of zinc may also cause reduced copper levels in the blood, known as hypocupremia, which may lead to neuropathy and affect the nerves.

According to a 2001 report by the National Academy of Sciences, 40 mg/day is the highest amount of zinc that can be safely tolerated, but the recommended daily allowance is only 11 mg/day for men and 8 mg/day for women.

Researchers have found that denture adhesive creams like Super Poligrip and Fixodent contain zinc concentrations between 17,000 and 34,000 micrograms per gram. It has been estimated that users of these produts may be exposed to about 330 mg of zinc per day, far higher than the recommended amount or what has been determined to be safe.
 
Zinc toxicity may cause symptoms such as

  • Dizziness
  • Incontinence
  • Lethargy
  • Paralysis
  • Numbness
  • Loss of Sensation
  • Tingling in the Hands or Feet
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Unexplained Pain

 
Blood tests can determine the level of zinc and copper in the body. It is important for a zinc overdose to be promptly detected and treated to reduce the risk of permanent and debilitating injury.

153 Comments

  • AshtonJune 26, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Why didn't my mom get anything out of all this when she's been fighting this lawsuit for years before she died

  • JeromeMay 23, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Have been using "Super Poligrip" for about 15 years. I was diagnosed with periphial neuropathy about 5 years ago. Since then I have noticed that they now are touting a zinc free formula.

  • shirleyDecember 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I have been during fixabent and polygrip for 40 years now I am 57years old.I am shocked by what I have read I have had problems for a long long time now with joints tingling unhandled and burning feet .I have been very bad over the last fifteen years did voluntary work because I had to give up my normal work because of the pain I was in and walking was hard .I had to move house where I had no sta[Show More]I have been during fixabent and polygrip for 40 years now I am 57years old.I am shocked by what I have read I have had problems for a long long time now with joints tingling unhandled and burning feet .I have been very bad over the last fifteen years did voluntary work because I had to give up my normal work because of the pain I was in and walking was hard .I had to move house where I had no stairs it is so bad now.I use aids in my bed and walking stick I struggle walking my legs have pains shooting down them.I have went to doctor today to get a blood test to check zinc level told my doctor what I had found out about the denture cream.Will find out next week .Can anyone tell me if this have to do with all my pain that I have had for years.c

  • LuisSeptember 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    SCARED VERY SCARED news for me,two days ago I went to the hospital as emergency couse Itough that i will have strock,nubness in left arm fromshoulder to my fingers and my left side of my face,So I was afraid to die,..now I will toss it last tube of"free zinc"POLIGRIP..OMG!

  • lolomiJuly 31, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    i've been using both fixadent.and poligrip for i'm sure 11 years.i've been going to the doctor where i live at now for about 7 years and it seems as though every time i go i have some thing else wrong.i deal with high blood pressure ,anxiety,stress,panic attacks,tingling of hands an feet with numbness an pain.i use gabapentin 500 mg.2 tablets 3 times a day. zoloft 200 mg a day.atenolol 50 mg. 1 [Show More]i've been using both fixadent.and poligrip for i'm sure 11 years.i've been going to the doctor where i live at now for about 7 years and it seems as though every time i go i have some thing else wrong.i deal with high blood pressure ,anxiety,stress,panic attacks,tingling of hands an feet with numbness an pain.i use gabapentin 500 mg.2 tablets 3 times a day. zoloft 200 mg a day.atenolol 50 mg. 1 a day. hydrocodone 5-500. 2 times a day.i also get shoots in my back,my butt,and my neck. Now i went to the doctor the other day an i was told i'm having renal beginings ( kindneys )...now i' m having to take all kind of medical test. this is really starting to make me think.

  • LornaApril 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I cannot believe what I am reading here. For 10 months out of one year I had to walk with a walker. My legs were so weak I couldn't trust them to hold me up. Then as the weakness seemed to improve, I started having terrible contractions in my (inside) thighs, feet, ankles, ribs and even hands. I call them contractions because they don't seem to be in the muscles like charly-horse pain. Sometim[Show More]I cannot believe what I am reading here. For 10 months out of one year I had to walk with a walker. My legs were so weak I couldn't trust them to hold me up. Then as the weakness seemed to improve, I started having terrible contractions in my (inside) thighs, feet, ankles, ribs and even hands. I call them contractions because they don't seem to be in the muscles like charly-horse pain. Sometimes the feet are on fire. . .sometimes sharp, hot pains shooting up and down my feet and legs. One thing I have noticed; it gets worse at night. When I lie down the contractions start. I have to get up and stretch and walk. . . .but sometimes they are so severe I holler and cry-out. Everyone in the house is awakened. I thought maybe they are more severe when I am tired. Well, you probably guessed. I had my upper teeth pulled and got the upper denture and started using Poligrip because the plate was loose and dropping down without adhesive. I have to look it up to make sure, but this was 7 - 8 years ago. I heard this ZINC story on Diane Sawyer one night on World News.

  • KhaledJuly 28, 2012 at 5:46 am

    I have had my dentures since December 2011 and the fit is still great. I reemebmr that with the original ones I would have to use extra adhesive after 3 or 4 hours after putting them in or during a meal. They hold all day. I don't have to do this any more. I have much more confidence with these dentures made by Cape Dental Care. The look and fit is great.

  • debbApril 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    OMG! i can't believe what i have been reading! seriously! my brother told me a couple monthes ago about a commercial he watched about lawsuits for denture cream. i was so shocked! i KNOW that all my recent health problems stem from years of using these products. i am 100% positive. i have been dignosed with several types of arthritis and severe degenerative bone disease. i have horrible pain and c[Show More]OMG! i can't believe what i have been reading! seriously! my brother told me a couple monthes ago about a commercial he watched about lawsuits for denture cream. i was so shocked! i KNOW that all my recent health problems stem from years of using these products. i am 100% positive. i have been dignosed with several types of arthritis and severe degenerative bone disease. i have horrible pain and cramoing throughout my entire body, legs, arms, neck,feet ankles & elbows. all my joints hurt terribly! i am on narcotic pain meds for the rest of my life. my entire life has changed! i have become depressed and anxious. i used to be so active and loved to walk and ride my bike. now i can hardly move. everything hurts so bad! i am sick of living this way and i feel like the FDA ruined my life!

  • BeverlyApril 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Is there a lab test to prove zinc toxicity?

  • MIKEMarch 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    IHAVE UPPER AND LOWER DENTURES AND I HAVE BEEN USING POLYGRIP ZINC FREE. MY PROBLEM IS MY MOUTH FEELS DRY AND TONGUE FEELS DRY. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE HAVING THIS PROBLEM?

  • MaxineMarch 3, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I could not believe what I was reading abt fix dent. My husband and I have been using this product for at least 25years. I have headaches,blurry vision ,thrush in my mouth at least 3times a year. Also painful ,itchy bumps on my arm. Pain so bad in my left thigh I have to sit. My husband , has watery eye constant muscle aches and sleeps all the time. This is so scary. Buying zinc free product and[Show More]I could not believe what I was reading abt fix dent. My husband and I have been using this product for at least 25years. I have headaches,blurry vision ,thrush in my mouth at least 3times a year. Also painful ,itchy bumps on my arm. Pain so bad in my left thigh I have to sit. My husband , has watery eye constant muscle aches and sleeps all the time. This is so scary. Buying zinc free product and hope and pray it makes a difference

  • TrayJanuary 8, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Just started wearing upper partials in Oct of 2011, all I taste and feel in my body is this adhesive, whick I use Super Polygrip. I have lost a tremendous amount of weight because the adhesive takes my appetite away each time that I use it. I can actually feel a sensation in my stomach when I use this adhesive. Just want to gain my weight back, but this Poly Grip keeps conquering my desire to eat[Show More]Just started wearing upper partials in Oct of 2011, all I taste and feel in my body is this adhesive, whick I use Super Polygrip. I have lost a tremendous amount of weight because the adhesive takes my appetite away each time that I use it. I can actually feel a sensation in my stomach when I use this adhesive. Just want to gain my weight back, but this Poly Grip keeps conquering my desire to eat.

  • DonnaDecember 16, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Hello, I had bone disease from smoking & hereditary problems that the dentist said & he had to remove my top teeth with no cavities which was devastating to me...like a funeral...well the denture was so big that I used polygrip to keep them in & I had problems of it melting while I was asleep & gagging me plus my elbows near my upper arms are in bad constant pain...it wakes me up t[Show More]Hello, I had bone disease from smoking & hereditary problems that the dentist said & he had to remove my top teeth with no cavities which was devastating to me...like a funeral...well the denture was so big that I used polygrip to keep them in & I had problems of it melting while I was asleep & gagging me plus my elbows near my upper arms are in bad constant pain...it wakes me up through the night it hurts so bad...my knees, back...I feel that this has contributed to my health...such a drag! I don't have insurance so I suffer...I guess that's life!!!

  • AnikaDecember 13, 2011 at 10:40 am

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  • DonNovember 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Try the super grip poly(-Powder).Sprinkle it evenly into your plate ,then blow the excess,put denture plate into your mouth.This has worked for me,and I am on my 2nd set.Plus I am 80 yrs. old.

  • CatherineNovember 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I have been using super poligrip or Fixodent for 7 yrs. About 3 years ago, after having a 2nd set of dentures made, my tongue started to get sore and my taste buds changed. I had been to a dr. and had neuropathy in the feet from back surgery, but now my mouth gets the numb feeling, my tongue is so sore and numb that I cannot say some words right. I get dizzy, my muscles are chronically sore and ge[Show More]I have been using super poligrip or Fixodent for 7 yrs. About 3 years ago, after having a 2nd set of dentures made, my tongue started to get sore and my taste buds changed. I had been to a dr. and had neuropathy in the feet from back surgery, but now my mouth gets the numb feeling, my tongue is so sore and numb that I cannot say some words right. I get dizzy, my muscles are chronically sore and getting weaker. My hands are numb and I drop things that I pick up. I have had to use more adhesive, but I try to spread it like the dentist said to. I've been using the adhesives for 7 years and am getting more miserable constantly. I recently saw a neurologist and his diagnosis was nerve disease of unknown causes. Also, clinical and electrophysiologic evidence of peripheral neuropathy and the same evidence of a mixed sensorimetor polyneuropathy. I see that the zinc has been taken out of the adhesives, but after I remove them, my mouth is very numb for hours. My dr. has done all he can. Is there anything else in these creams that can cause these horrible symptoms.The Orthopoedic surgeon could find no reason for any problems after surgery and I tend to agree.

  • maryellenOctober 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    i have used fix-a-dent for 16years, i would think if we go for blood tests that they can see the zinc levels, and also on the fixadent tube it states too much usage it has zinc in it. what are th product people doing aboput it which is proctor and gamble, does anyone no if they taken any action to take zinc out of it and what is good enough to hold teeth in??? i wonder if some of these problems i [Show More]i have used fix-a-dent for 16years, i would think if we go for blood tests that they can see the zinc levels, and also on the fixadent tube it states too much usage it has zinc in it. what are th product people doing aboput it which is proctor and gamble, does anyone no if they taken any action to take zinc out of it and what is good enough to hold teeth in??? i wonder if some of these problems i have are due to these products. why dont doctors ask us patients if we use denture cream anyway, there partly at fault also.

  • sherrySeptember 25, 2011 at 5:02 am

    So i been usin this method fpr a few years now. I feel pain n my arms legs my feet fall asleep or pins n needles. I sleep constantly,so ober tired! My jar also has sore stiffness like. My hands fall asleep a great deal also. I had back surgery so natuarlly i blamed unexplained pain on this my doctors done test only to show nothing!! My knees hurt so badly they feel like a vice script bein tigjted [Show More]So i been usin this method fpr a few years now. I feel pain n my arms legs my feet fall asleep or pins n needles. I sleep constantly,so ober tired! My jar also has sore stiffness like. My hands fall asleep a great deal also. I had back surgery so natuarlly i blamed unexplained pain on this my doctors done test only to show nothing!! My knees hurt so badly they feel like a vice script bein tigjted n wont let go but doctors dont know y????

  • DawnAugust 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I stared to use polygrip back in 1991. I had to because my denist made my dentures to big. Sometimes I would put too much in and it would ooze out at work and i would swallow it.Never though nothing about it. Just heard about the lawsuit on it. I have been diagnosed with Lupus on april 2010. been having pain in hands for 4 years and my hands get verry big with large bumps on wrist. Went to 4 di[Show More]I stared to use polygrip back in 1991. I had to because my denist made my dentures to big. Sometimes I would put too much in and it would ooze out at work and i would swallow it.Never though nothing about it. Just heard about the lawsuit on it. I have been diagnosed with Lupus on april 2010. been having pain in hands for 4 years and my hands get verry big with large bumps on wrist. Went to 4 differnt Doc.'s and a hospital trying to find help and found one who said I have a connective tissue disorder in my DNA. I am on disabilty and to this day having a lot of pain.

  • jUDYAugust 10, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I have been using Fixodent since I got my first set of dentures in my 30's. I am now 64. I have terrible leg pain especially first thing in the morning. So far the only explanation is peripheal neuropathy which I take hydrocodone for the pain. If I get out and walk for any length of time, I also have the pain, in my hips legs and feet. I am being sent to Sothwesterm Medical School in Dallas t[Show More]I have been using Fixodent since I got my first set of dentures in my 30's. I am now 64. I have terrible leg pain especially first thing in the morning. So far the only explanation is peripheal neuropathy which I take hydrocodone for the pain. If I get out and walk for any length of time, I also have the pain, in my hips legs and feet. I am being sent to Sothwesterm Medical School in Dallas to see if I can get an accurate diagosis. I have received a diagnosis of neuropthy, M.S and disc in my back I am so confuled I just want the pain to go away.

  • MikeMay 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I started using Polygrip 11 years ago.The burning pain in the bottom of myfeet and the harding of my calves started 6 years ago. Today 2011 it's all worse, can hardly walk anywhere, fingers numb all day .I hope they come up with some kind of cure for those who suffer daily

  • robertMay 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    ive been recently diagnosed with neuropathy in my hands and feet, ive used fixodent (it used to be called fast teeth)for the last 38 years.the pain is so unbearable some times

  • JaunitaApril 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I have been using both fixodent powder and cream and also Polydent powder and cream I would change off and on since I was 29 years old, and I am now 70 years old. I notice my chin was looking funny and didn't think much of it just getting older. I found out. I am losing my bone at the bottom my teeth are moving and a lot of my bone is gone. If I have my teeth pulled I will have to have the bo[Show More]I have been using both fixodent powder and cream and also Polydent powder and cream I would change off and on since I was 29 years old, and I am now 70 years old. I notice my chin was looking funny and didn't think much of it just getting older. I found out. I am losing my bone at the bottom my teeth are moving and a lot of my bone is gone. If I have my teeth pulled I will have to have the bone build up before I can have teeth put in. And I live on SS. I started using Polydent with no zink and my teeth will not stay in.

  • IRVINGApril 16, 2011 at 5:01 am

    IWAS VERY DIZZY PAIN INBOTHLEGS AND HANDS ALSO NUNNBNESS VERY BAD PRODUCT.

  • MariaMarch 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    For those of you who have burning pain-look into a diagnosis of RSD-Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. RSD is a common but little known disease with the main characteristic being BURNING pain that is out of proportion to an injury (if an injury took place). However, RSD can be brought on without an injury. Please check rsdsa.org for more information so that[Show More]For those of you who have burning pain-look into a diagnosis of RSD-Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. RSD is a common but little known disease with the main characteristic being BURNING pain that is out of proportion to an injury (if an injury took place). However, RSD can be brought on without an injury. Please check rsdsa.org for more information so that you get a proper diagnosis. Whenever I put my dentures in, (I use fixodent powder), I feel ill and tired all day. As soon as I take them out, I feel much better. I've had neuropathy for years and chronic pain. I know there's a connection between my denture adhesive and my physical health. But how do I prove it? My zinc and copper levels tested in the normal range.

  • IgaMarch 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    OMG! I`ve been using Fixodent since 1999.I use it up to 2 times a day.I have been dizzy,very tired that when I get home from work..I only work 6 hrs a day..I take a nap.My feet burn and hurt everyday!!!I I`ve had pain shoot up and down my legs to the point that I woke up crying in the middle of the night! I`m only 49, I should not be in so much pain...I used to enjoy gardening and walking with my[Show More]OMG! I`ve been using Fixodent since 1999.I use it up to 2 times a day.I have been dizzy,very tired that when I get home from work..I only work 6 hrs a day..I take a nap.My feet burn and hurt everyday!!!I I`ve had pain shoot up and down my legs to the point that I woke up crying in the middle of the night! I`m only 49, I should not be in so much pain...I used to enjoy gardening and walking with my husband and our 4 dogs ...now all I want to do is lay down! Please contact me...I am going to the dr this week for someblood work.

  • LAVERNEFebruary 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I WAS IN MY 30'S WHEN I HAD ALL MY TEETH PULLED, THEN WAS IN HOSPITAL TO HAVE GUM SURGERY TO SMOOTH GUMS AND ALSO BONE FROM ROOF OF MOUTH, ETC. WAS REMOVED. MY DENTURES NEVER FIT CORRECTLY - I AM NOW 79 YRS OLD AND HAVE BEEN USING FIXODENT ALL THESE YEARS. I HAVE DIABETES 2. MY FEET HAVE ARE NUMB AND AT TIMES THE NUMBNESS GOES UP INTO MY LEGS. THE BALLS OF MY FEET BURN WHEN I WEAR SHOES AND C[Show More]I WAS IN MY 30'S WHEN I HAD ALL MY TEETH PULLED, THEN WAS IN HOSPITAL TO HAVE GUM SURGERY TO SMOOTH GUMS AND ALSO BONE FROM ROOF OF MOUTH, ETC. WAS REMOVED. MY DENTURES NEVER FIT CORRECTLY - I AM NOW 79 YRS OLD AND HAVE BEEN USING FIXODENT ALL THESE YEARS. I HAVE DIABETES 2. MY FEET HAVE ARE NUMB AND AT TIMES THE NUMBNESS GOES UP INTO MY LEGS. THE BALLS OF MY FEET BURN WHEN I WEAR SHOES AND CAN NO LONGER WEAR LEATHER SOLES. I ALSO HAVE HAND TREMORS AND HAVE PUT THE BLAME ON MY DIABETES. SINCE 2/17/11 I HAVE STARTED USING POLYDENT WITH "NO" ZINC. SHOULD I HAVE BLAMED FIXODENT? I HAD NO IDEA THAT ZINC WAS NOT ANY GOOD FOR BODY.

  • ktorgFebruary 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I had never heard about any of this until it happened to me and I researched my symtoms online the next day. I have only been using the super pologrip extra care, zinc FREE for two weeks. I am only 50, with no health issues. I used it sparingly the first two weeks because it caused my gums to ach and I had to take advil in order to use it. on feb 13, I had to use it three times in a day at an all[Show More]I had never heard about any of this until it happened to me and I researched my symtoms online the next day. I have only been using the super pologrip extra care, zinc FREE for two weeks. I am only 50, with no health issues. I used it sparingly the first two weeks because it caused my gums to ach and I had to take advil in order to use it. on feb 13, I had to use it three times in a day at an all day event. The next day I could not walk or sit up for six hours! muscle weakness, dizziness, sharp pain in a wierd spot on my upper right thigh, severe low blood pressure then explosive bloody diahhrea and it was over. the next day I was normal. so this was from zinc FREE polygrip and after one day of heavy use. I know my body and I know it was this product. so either it is not the zinc or china put out a bad batch or substituted a cheaper compound or something, which is no surprise. If this had happed to my parents it would have costed thousands in the emergency room. I had no insurance and this was a very scary day for me! neve again! use seabond wafters or get implants to hook on to.

  • CHARLENEFebruary 11, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I HAVE USED FIXODENT FOR 21 YEARS, THE FIRST DENTIST THAT DID MY TEETH MADE THEM VERY LOOSE, SINCE THEN I HAVE HAD A NEW SET MADE,AND THEY TOO ARE LOOSE, WHEN I COMPLAINED TO THE DENTIST HE TOLD ME IN A VERY NASTY TONE TO USE DENTURE CREME, AFTER ALL HE SAID, THAT'S WHY THEY MAKE IT!!!!! SINCE USING THIS STUFF I HAVE HAD A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS HAPPENING TO MY BODY, THE WORST BEING DIZZINESS.

  • BonnieFebruary 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I have severe leg pains and tightening of the ligaments and tingling in my hand sometime I feel like my tongue is thick.

  • joanneFebruary 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I am 53 and have been using fixodent since I was 32,within the past 2 years I have felt weakness in my legs like pins and needles.I have no insurance so I cannot go to a doctor to find out what is wrong

  • LindaFebruary 4, 2011 at 2:44 am

    hi, i really need help. i have use fixodent for along time but, i really start using a lot about 2003 by 2004 i started having burning pain with my tongue and throat and the middle of my chest. i also have pain in my legs and my feet pain with burning. this is all the time. i also have anemia and headaches it just got worse as time went by. i had new denture made in about 2008. i still have all [Show More]hi, i really need help. i have use fixodent for along time but, i really start using a lot about 2003 by 2004 i started having burning pain with my tongue and throat and the middle of my chest. i also have pain in my legs and my feet pain with burning. this is all the time. i also have anemia and headaches it just got worse as time went by. i had new denture made in about 2008. i still have all the pain. i saw the news about fixodent but,i have not used it in about 2yrs so, when i was tested for the zinc and copper it was already back to normal.the dr. said it most likely would be with time i quit using fixodent. i still have all the damage or symptoms. i have seen alot of doctors. no help just alot of meds. if anyone else has the tongue. throat and chest burning.it maybe because i swallowed so much of it.

  • Shirley RJanuary 18, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I have been using denture cream for at least 10 yrs. I have been having problems for several yrs, but can't get a positive diagnosis from a doctor. I have raynaud's & have been tested for lupus, scleroderma, MS, RA, etc. I am in pain every day. I have to force myself to get out of bed. I have alot of facial pain. My doctor thought it may be shingles in my sinuses. Feels like a toothache or som[Show More]I have been using denture cream for at least 10 yrs. I have been having problems for several yrs, but can't get a positive diagnosis from a doctor. I have raynaud's & have been tested for lupus, scleroderma, MS, RA, etc. I am in pain every day. I have to force myself to get out of bed. I have alot of facial pain. My doctor thought it may be shingles in my sinuses. Feels like a toothache or sometimes like something trying to drill through the bone in my cheek. Depression from not knowing what's wrong. On disability now at 55 yrs old. Could it be the denture cream.

  • Sandi FDecember 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Wow..i just read through more of the comments and now i am gonna get my eyes checked again too...they were fine until the yr i turned 40 about 12 yrs after starting to use poligrip and they said i need bifocals. That fast and they have gotten so bad they burn and water and i cant see to read the guide on the flatscreen at the foot of my bed..i didnt even think about my eyes having anything to do[Show More]Wow..i just read through more of the comments and now i am gonna get my eyes checked again too...they were fine until the yr i turned 40 about 12 yrs after starting to use poligrip and they said i need bifocals. That fast and they have gotten so bad they burn and water and i cant see to read the guide on the flatscreen at the foot of my bed..i didnt even think about my eyes having anything to do with this.....i too was into sports and so active..worked 2 jobs and going to school at the same time..now the last year and half bedridden. I too rougly a year ago started having the sudden dizzy spells where i would almost pass out...

  • LindaDecember 10, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I was watching tv one night and saw a show on a lady that was in a wheel chair due to zinc levels in denture cream, I was shocked! I had signs that I had zinc poisoning so I told my relatives and they laughed they thought I was loosing my mind, I new what I was feeling for years was real. I ask my Doctor when I went for my blood test if she could test me for zinc, she look at me and I explained it[Show More]I was watching tv one night and saw a show on a lady that was in a wheel chair due to zinc levels in denture cream, I was shocked! I had signs that I had zinc poisoning so I told my relatives and they laughed they thought I was loosing my mind, I new what I was feeling for years was real. I ask my Doctor when I went for my blood test if she could test me for zinc, she look at me and I explained it to her, I just had to know, so she put zinc on my test and I have 3 months to go back to see her. So I went to the hosiptal and got my results, my family couldn't believe it was abnormal 139 levels, I was right and can't wait to see her! I don't really know what to do next, but I need to use denture cream just to eat but, I don't want to have the side affects. I can't believe they where allowed to put it in! Some countries won't allow that in there country because of it and we did. I'm so upset and want to know now that zinc isn't in it any more do the side affects go away. I have numbess, tingling , chilles and fever, arthrities the worst is my bones ache! I been using Super Poligrip and fixodent for almost 30 years... Can't wait to see what my Doctor says or even tells me to do!!!

  • PaulaDecember 9, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I seen a commercial on poligrip some Lawyer asking for people to call if you use poligrip. Wow...I was blown away.I've been on the poligrip Ultra for years.I now have extreme pain in both my arms and Head pain.I use poligrip I cannt eat without it.I can say that my doctor and nuerology doctor couldnt even find the problem.I am on pain meds now.That helps alittle.Still my doctor has no answers for [Show More]I seen a commercial on poligrip some Lawyer asking for people to call if you use poligrip. Wow...I was blown away.I've been on the poligrip Ultra for years.I now have extreme pain in both my arms and Head pain.I use poligrip I cannt eat without it.I can say that my doctor and nuerology doctor couldnt even find the problem.I am on pain meds now.That helps alittle.Still my doctor has no answers for me. I do know I go to bed in extreme arm p[ain and wake up with it being worse..... So if any one has an answer let me know....

  • rebeccaNovember 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    I have both lower and upper dentures and have used the powdered extra strength Fixodent now for 15 yrs. I had severe bone loss and have been using very frequently. I ,too have experienced the same symptomology as noted in the comment section since may of 2005. I am a well controlled diabetic type II and have numbness and tingling in my left leg that bothers me all the time, It is very difficu[Show More]I have both lower and upper dentures and have used the powdered extra strength Fixodent now for 15 yrs. I had severe bone loss and have been using very frequently. I ,too have experienced the same symptomology as noted in the comment section since may of 2005. I am a well controlled diabetic type II and have numbness and tingling in my left leg that bothers me all the time, It is very difficult to maintain my long nursing work hrs. I have reported my symptoms but I feel the endocrinologist brush me off claiming diabetes may cause. I am only 59 yrs old and suffer from lethargy and periodic dizziness. Could this possibly be the effect of Fixodent?

  • LynnNovember 18, 2010 at 4:18 am

    I have used Fixodent for many, many years = WITH NO PROBLEMS !! I mess the POWDERED form of this and an now trying to find a POWDERED brand!!! I prefer the powdered type and will search for it -- EVEN IF I MUST GO OUT THE COUNTRY TO LOCATE SOME ! ! I do NOT LIKE the paste style at all!!! So sue me!! :)

  • MichaelNovember 17, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I used Poligrip in the 80s and 90s. For the past 12 years I have had SEVERE polyneuriopathy and use prescribed slow release morphine to reduce the pain.I havce difficulty walking and use a scooter to get around. I am an Americ and equally a Canadian citizen. Is there a Canadian Class Action? I would like to join ether an U.S.or Canadian class action.

  • susanNovember 15, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I too have experienced some of symtoms that have been reported. Pain, migraines, problems with my feet and have been diagnoised with fybromyalgia. Could all this caused be denturt cream?

  • ChristiNovember 15, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I have been using Super Poligrip since 2007 and have been experiencing jaw and ear pain, dizziness, migraines and body aches. Sometimes the pain is so severe I can't make it through an 8 hour a day job. I am now looking at joint replacement surgery on my right thumb. I have had MRI's, sinus x-rays and cat scans, the doctors find nothing wrong.Sometimes these same doctors look at me as if I am eith[Show More]I have been using Super Poligrip since 2007 and have been experiencing jaw and ear pain, dizziness, migraines and body aches. Sometimes the pain is so severe I can't make it through an 8 hour a day job. I am now looking at joint replacement surgery on my right thumb. I have had MRI's, sinus x-rays and cat scans, the doctors find nothing wrong.Sometimes these same doctors look at me as if I am either crazy or have a drug problem. Believe me the pain is real, in fact I have recently been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer due to taking nsaids such as BC Powders just to try to ease the pain. Hopefully, some of these symptoms can be reversed.

  • GregNovember 12, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I was wondering - they removed the zinc from the products. Well some of them. How long does the zinc stay high? What if I get a blood test but my levels are back "to normal"

  • ReginaNovember 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I am 51 years old, i have had full dentures since 1993. Soon after wearing dentures, applying fixodent different health problems arrose starting with anemia,hormonal balances, thyroid problems and then revoval of my thyroid from goiters. At that time I began having low potassium counts which I felt was the cause of my pain. Wrong... between me tripping over my own feet, stumbling like a drunk seei[Show More]I am 51 years old, i have had full dentures since 1993. Soon after wearing dentures, applying fixodent different health problems arrose starting with anemia,hormonal balances, thyroid problems and then revoval of my thyroid from goiters. At that time I began having low potassium counts which I felt was the cause of my pain. Wrong... between me tripping over my own feet, stumbling like a drunk seeing a neurologist,nephrologist or getting those needles trying to find the source of my pain. With the rsults was blamed on copper overload. So for the past 18 months Ihave been taken super b complex daily recommended by my nuerologist. The dizzies and fatigue had me thinking that I was going crazy,for short period of time I was on antidepressents. At this time I am in so much pain. Now I know it's not me, Praise the Lord.

  • DeloreNovember 4, 2010 at 1:52 am

    I am 46 years old and I have been using fixodent for about 9 years and for the past 6 to 7 years I have been in alot of pain. I now am seeing a chronic pain management doctor and taking alot of pain meds. My lower back and my neck hurt all the time and I get alot of tingling and numbness in my arms and legs. My arm and legs also are in alot of pain. I don't sleep much at night and now I have been [Show More]I am 46 years old and I have been using fixodent for about 9 years and for the past 6 to 7 years I have been in alot of pain. I now am seeing a chronic pain management doctor and taking alot of pain meds. My lower back and my neck hurt all the time and I get alot of tingling and numbness in my arms and legs. My arm and legs also are in alot of pain. I don't sleep much at night and now I have been referred to a surgeon. I wonder if any of this is because of using the fixodent. Now I have a hard time with walking and keeping my balance and I use to use a cane part time but now I have been using it all the time. I feel like I am 90 years old. This stinks. I can't even do anything with my family cause of the pain.

  • PatsyOctober 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    As Rose in the above comment, I have beeen using super poli grip also since I was 26 and I have all the same symptoms . Numb and tingling on my right side, face and hand, sometimes tingling both hands, and right shoulder is painful. I laso have dizziness, and I too, can sleep twelve hours and still be tired. I eat well, my doctor has recently started me on vitamin D to see if helps. What is odd i[Show More]As Rose in the above comment, I have beeen using super poli grip also since I was 26 and I have all the same symptoms . Numb and tingling on my right side, face and hand, sometimes tingling both hands, and right shoulder is painful. I laso have dizziness, and I too, can sleep twelve hours and still be tired. I eat well, my doctor has recently started me on vitamin D to see if helps. What is odd is my lifetime low blood pressure has recently started to go high without cause. I switched to a zinc free denture cream now, but does that help? Is the damage done?

  • RoseOctober 24, 2010 at 2:46 am

    I've been using super poli grip daily since I was 25 years old...I've not had any medical insurance for the past several years and have had nothing but problems...numb and tingling on my right side of my body, face and hand. Currently have a frozen shoulder that no one can explain why, frequent head aches, and again numbness of face and neck area. I am 53 years old and can sleep 12 hours and sti[Show More]I've been using super poli grip daily since I was 25 years old...I've not had any medical insurance for the past several years and have had nothing but problems...numb and tingling on my right side of my body, face and hand. Currently have a frozen shoulder that no one can explain why, frequent head aches, and again numbness of face and neck area. I am 53 years old and can sleep 12 hours and still be tired.. I was recently told by a dr at a free clinic that my "low blood pressure had now turned into "high blood pressure" I have been trying to figure out what could be doing this to my body with limited funds to cover medical testing. Any ideas? It seems like this fits the profile exactly to me.

  • ronaldOctober 19, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Ive been using polygrip for 10 yrs now, in the past 2 yrs the front of my legs have been going numb and my feet constantly hurt, i'm 49 yrs old, i have trouble staying awake too, my weight gain is 20 lbs in 10 yrs sence using this product but i dont eat much, I asked my doctor about this and got the same old b.s. "i'm too young" was his opinion! i just saw an advertisement on TV tonight about pol[Show More]Ive been using polygrip for 10 yrs now, in the past 2 yrs the front of my legs have been going numb and my feet constantly hurt, i'm 49 yrs old, i have trouble staying awake too, my weight gain is 20 lbs in 10 yrs sence using this product but i dont eat much, I asked my doctor about this and got the same old b.s. "i'm too young" was his opinion! i just saw an advertisement on TV tonight about polygrip and a lawsuit ,so i checked out this site and i was amazed, your not alone!!!!!!!! me 2!

  • LaurieOctober 15, 2010 at 7:12 am

    omg! It's like you all know me...and are all talking about me!! I have been dealing with all this pain all this time and no one knows why! I really hope that the effects are reversible or at least treatable!

  • DebbieOctober 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    My mother started wearing dentures in 1969. She has peripheral neuropathy diagnosed approx.1986. She underwent biopsys, xrays, mri's and assorted other tests by several doctors. They have never been able to find a reason for it and often ask the same questions, diabetic? accident or injury? Dr's were unable to locate a reason. She has worn braces on her legs since I am now wondering if it was [Show More]My mother started wearing dentures in 1969. She has peripheral neuropathy diagnosed approx.1986. She underwent biopsys, xrays, mri's and assorted other tests by several doctors. They have never been able to find a reason for it and often ask the same questions, diabetic? accident or injury? Dr's were unable to locate a reason. She has worn braces on her legs since I am now wondering if it was caused by the dentrue creams she has used for over 40 years. As her teeth got older, she began to use larger amounts due to ill fitting and finances.

  • ClaudiaOctober 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I have been using poligrip and fixodent for over 10 years and also have been taking zocor for almost two years. I have had muscle wasting for six months and back trouble for a long time and most recently had an MRI to find problem with back. Among other things the MRI showed abnormal bone marrow cells in all my bones tentavely diagnosed as Myelodisplastic Syndrome (pre myeloid leukemia). I have m[Show More]I have been using poligrip and fixodent for over 10 years and also have been taking zocor for almost two years. I have had muscle wasting for six months and back trouble for a long time and most recently had an MRI to find problem with back. Among other things the MRI showed abnormal bone marrow cells in all my bones tentavely diagnosed as Myelodisplastic Syndrome (pre myeloid leukemia). I have mild anemia at this time. I am wondering which of the two zinc poisoning or complcations from zocor that has contributed to this disease. I am having a bone marrow biopsy done.

  • Brad GOctober 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I have been using Fixodent for over 20 years. After seeing articles on the internet, by mistake, I have almost all the side effects discribed. I have gone for a blood test to determine if I have been poisoned, and now waiting for results. Being tested for zinc overdose and also copper depletion. I will post my results when I find out. This is a crazy situation and would explain my symptoms that I [Show More]I have been using Fixodent for over 20 years. After seeing articles on the internet, by mistake, I have almost all the side effects discribed. I have gone for a blood test to determine if I have been poisoned, and now waiting for results. Being tested for zinc overdose and also copper depletion. I will post my results when I find out. This is a crazy situation and would explain my symptoms that I have been experiencing. According to everything I have read so far, the symptoms are permanent - Great !! I have also lost my job because of these symptoms. It has really effected my whole life.

  • DonnaOctober 11, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I am trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I am having severe leg pains day and night. My feet feel "heavy" in the mornings.My feet hurt extremely bad and have a burning feeling, I am becoming forgetful , and having a lot of unexplained pain. I am in my 40's and have been using poligrip and fixodent for 3 years.. I hope this has nothing to do with the zinc poisoning I am reading of.. I too [Show More]I am trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I am having severe leg pains day and night. My feet feel "heavy" in the mornings.My feet hurt extremely bad and have a burning feeling, I am becoming forgetful , and having a lot of unexplained pain. I am in my 40's and have been using poligrip and fixodent for 3 years.. I hope this has nothing to do with the zinc poisoning I am reading of.. I too have ill fitting upper dentures which I got 3 years ago. i do not know what direction to take now?? Any suggestions ? I am so sorry to see so many others are also in pain like I am.. This really is scaring me.. I pray this is something that will pass

  • SusanOctober 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    For about 6 years I had a partial upper plate that fit poorly. I tried the denture adhesive pastes and they made my tongue sore. So I found a powder—Super Wernet’s. It did not irritate my mouth tissues, so I kept using it. I had to reapply it 2 or 3 times a day, so I was getting quite a bit of it. Obviously, it was going somewhere, since it didn’t hold all day, so I was consuming it. I have [Show More]For about 6 years I had a partial upper plate that fit poorly. I tried the denture adhesive pastes and they made my tongue sore. So I found a powder—Super Wernet’s. It did not irritate my mouth tissues, so I kept using it. I had to reapply it 2 or 3 times a day, so I was getting quite a bit of it. Obviously, it was going somewhere, since it didn’t hold all day, so I was consuming it. I have had some other health problems so I thought my extreme fatigue and need to sleep were from that. However, the weirdest symptom I had was near-paralysis in my legs. I could hardly make them move to walk. I had to stand up, steady myself, and will my legs to move. My hands and feet often went numb, with the sensation of pins and needles or “falling asleep”, including at night. I searched the internet for the answer. About a year ago, I got a new upper plate that fits perfectly, and I no longer need denture adhesive. My symptoms have decreased since that time, but my gate is still unsteady and walking is uncomfortable. After learning about the toxicity of these products, I finally have an explanation for what I experienced. For those who have asked, yes, Super Wernet’s can be a problem. However, I have not been able to find a list of ingredients for it. I will not settle for the remaining side effects, so I plan to do some natural and gentle detoxification. I am now 61, and too young for this!

  • AngelaOctober 1, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Comment by Angela on 30 September 2010 I have been using both denture creams for the past 11 years. I just recently got new dentures and fortunately for the time being I don't need to use any denture cream. (THANK GOD) But now after finding out about the poison I've been putting in my mouth all these years I now understand why I've been in so much pain for so many years. I've suffered with diz[Show More]Comment by Angela on 30 September 2010 I have been using both denture creams for the past 11 years. I just recently got new dentures and fortunately for the time being I don't need to use any denture cream. (THANK GOD) But now after finding out about the poison I've been putting in my mouth all these years I now understand why I've been in so much pain for so many years. I've suffered with dizziness, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, leg cramps, unexplained pain, and the inability to focus.

  • JamesSeptember 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I have read through all of these comments and it seems to me the general consenus all project the same basic systoms. I have been using both of these products for the last 20+years, I am 65 and thought I was just experiencing problems associated with age. I to thought I was having cirulation problems, the tingling in my hands, feet and arms, pain in arms, feet and legs. Dizzy spells, constipation,[Show More]I have read through all of these comments and it seems to me the general consenus all project the same basic systoms. I have been using both of these products for the last 20+years, I am 65 and thought I was just experiencing problems associated with age. I to thought I was having cirulation problems, the tingling in my hands, feet and arms, pain in arms, feet and legs. Dizzy spells, constipation, mouth sores, and recently underarm sores and pain.

  • JannaSeptember 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I have used denture creams for 31yrs. Symptoms include aching hips severe leg, foot and hand cramps for the last 4 yrs, thought i wasn't drinking enough water, Fibro type pain in my legs, IBS, weight loss, appetite loss, depression and not able to focus. My eye sight is also blurry and I get really bad migraines. I exercise and am fit, non-smoker, and a bit of a fanatic about what i eat,. Some o[Show More]I have used denture creams for 31yrs. Symptoms include aching hips severe leg, foot and hand cramps for the last 4 yrs, thought i wasn't drinking enough water, Fibro type pain in my legs, IBS, weight loss, appetite loss, depression and not able to focus. My eye sight is also blurry and I get really bad migraines. I exercise and am fit, non-smoker, and a bit of a fanatic about what i eat,. Some of my symptoms I attributed to menopause, I'm 56, others to stress, often the Dr. had no real test or explanation for me. Felt like a hypochondriac. Will read all ingredients for the adhesives, but is zinc always called zinc on the ingredient list on the product packaging?

  • debbieSeptember 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    My Mother and I have had most of these problems and have used these products. Mother for 50 years and myself for 30. This is really scarey so yes we will get our blood checked. If high will take the next step. If this is real I am ready to heal and move on to something that will work and not harm us.

  • krisSeptember 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I WAS A VIGOROUS AND HARD WORKING COURT REPORTER UNTIL I HAD BOTH UPPER AND LOWER TEETH REPLACED WITH DENTURES NECESSITATING THE ABUNDANT USE OF ALL DIFFERENT TYPES OF ADHESIVES CONTAINING ZINC AMONG OTHER CHEMICALS. THERE HAS BEEN A CONTINUAL AND GRADUAL INCREASE OF PAIN, WEAKNESS, NEUROPATHY AND INABILITY TO STAY AWAKE DURING THE DAY, TO THE EXTENT OF HAVING LOST MY CAREER TO DEPENDENCE ON DIS[Show More]I WAS A VIGOROUS AND HARD WORKING COURT REPORTER UNTIL I HAD BOTH UPPER AND LOWER TEETH REPLACED WITH DENTURES NECESSITATING THE ABUNDANT USE OF ALL DIFFERENT TYPES OF ADHESIVES CONTAINING ZINC AMONG OTHER CHEMICALS. THERE HAS BEEN A CONTINUAL AND GRADUAL INCREASE OF PAIN, WEAKNESS, NEUROPATHY AND INABILITY TO STAY AWAKE DURING THE DAY, TO THE EXTENT OF HAVING LOST MY CAREER TO DEPENDENCE ON DISABILITY, AS WELL AS FEAR OF FALLING ASLEEP WHILE DRIVING, SEVERELY LIMITING TRAVEL OPTIONS, ETC.

  • TinaSeptember 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I have been using polygrip and fixodent for almost a year. I have had terrible pains and numbing in my hands and feet. I have been dizzy and have not been able to explain why i hurt so bad sometimes. Just no explaination. Now after reading all of this I am begining to wonder.

  • JuneSeptember 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I've been using Poligrip denture adhesive cream for awhile and now I'm having alot of muscel and joint pain. Don't know if its arthritis of effects from the adhesive creams. What do you think?

  • edwardSeptember 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    i broke my neck 10 yrs ago,got surgery,2 months later got my uppers pulled,and used poligrip ever since.my feet-legs hurt alot, when i get cold water on them it really hurts.hands-arms weak, sleep a lot,i blamed it on nerve damage,but 3 years ago i got another surgery.and doc said i should feel good. MRI's were good, we all are in the same boat,this is why we need to get together to MAKE these big[Show More]i broke my neck 10 yrs ago,got surgery,2 months later got my uppers pulled,and used poligrip ever since.my feet-legs hurt alot, when i get cold water on them it really hurts.hands-arms weak, sleep a lot,i blamed it on nerve damage,but 3 years ago i got another surgery.and doc said i should feel good. MRI's were good, we all are in the same boat,this is why we need to get together to MAKE these big profit companies to do the research on rats. not us overly trusting people who just want to look good when we smile. or so we can just eat a meal. but they do nothing until WE get hurt,or even after hundreds of people die before they react to their ignorance of OUR health,,thank you (fellow guinea pig)..

  • DeniseAugust 30, 2010 at 1:22 am

    I HAVE SEVERE NEUROPTHY IN MY FEET NUMBNESS ALSO PAIN AND SHARP STABBING PAINS IN MY LEGS AND SHOULDERS ,ARMS ANDHANDS, IT HAS ALSO GONE INTO THE TOPS OF MY FEET.MY EYES HAVE GOTTEN SO BAD AND BLURRY MY SON HAS TO DRIVE ME MOST PLACES.I HAVE SPELLS OF THROWING UP A LOT AT NIGHT,I HAVE PAIN IN MY STOMACH,BUT WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS IVE STARTED TO HAVE REALLY BAD HEADACHES.I WAS DIAGNOSED W[Show More]I HAVE SEVERE NEUROPTHY IN MY FEET NUMBNESS ALSO PAIN AND SHARP STABBING PAINS IN MY LEGS AND SHOULDERS ,ARMS ANDHANDS, IT HAS ALSO GONE INTO THE TOPS OF MY FEET.MY EYES HAVE GOTTEN SO BAD AND BLURRY MY SON HAS TO DRIVE ME MOST PLACES.I HAVE SPELLS OF THROWING UP A LOT AT NIGHT,I HAVE PAIN IN MY STOMACH,BUT WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS IVE STARTED TO HAVE REALLY BAD HEADACHES.I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES AND FIBORMYALGA AND RA, BUT I DONT THINK ANY OF THIS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL AS BAD AS I DO.SOME DAYS I CANT EVEN GET OUT OF BED.I HAVE NO ENERGY,I STAY DIZZY ANDFATIGUED ALL THE TIME,I AM ON DISABILITY NOW, I HAVE WORKED ALL MY LIFE UNTILL 5 YEARS AGO WHEN ALL THIS GOT SO BAD,IM 55 YRS OLD, I HAVE BEEN USING FIXADENT 12 YEARS.THE ONLY THING THAT HELPS CONTROL MY SUGAR IS VINAGER AND WATER ALONG WITH MEDICATION,I READ THAT THIS STUFF CAN EFFECT YOUR SUGAR LEVELS,WHAT EVER IS GOING ON IT IS EFFECTING MY MEMORY ALSO.

  • DeniseAugust 30, 2010 at 1:05 am

    I HAVE SEVERE NEUROPTHY IN MY FEET NUMBNESS ALSO PAIN AND SHARP STABBING PAINS IN MY LEGS AND SHOULDERS ,ARMS ANDHANDS, IT HAS ALSO GONE INTO THE TOPS OF MY FEET.MY EYES HAVE GOTTEN SO BAD AND BLURRY MY SON HAS TO DRIVE ME MOST PLACES.I HAVE SPELLS OF THROWING UP A LOT AT NIGHT,I HAVE PAIN IN MY STOMACH,BUT WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS IVE STARTED TO HAVE REALLY BAD HEADACHES.I WAS DIAGNOSED W[Show More]I HAVE SEVERE NEUROPTHY IN MY FEET NUMBNESS ALSO PAIN AND SHARP STABBING PAINS IN MY LEGS AND SHOULDERS ,ARMS ANDHANDS, IT HAS ALSO GONE INTO THE TOPS OF MY FEET.MY EYES HAVE GOTTEN SO BAD AND BLURRY MY SON HAS TO DRIVE ME MOST PLACES.I HAVE SPELLS OF THROWING UP A LOT AT NIGHT,I HAVE PAIN IN MY STOMACH,BUT WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS IVE STARTED TO HAVE REALLY BAD HEADACHES.I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES AND FIBORMYALGA AND RA, BUT I DONT THINK ANY OF THIS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL AS BAD AS I DO.SOME DAYS I CANT EVEN GET OUT OF BED.I HAVE NO ENERGY,I STAY DIZZY ANDFATIGUED ALL THE TIME,I AM ON DISABILITY NOW, I HAVE WORKED ALL MY LIFE UNTILL 5 YEARS AGO WHEN ALL THIS GOT SO BAD,

  • BettyAugust 29, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I consider myself lucky that I discovered the facts about zinc in Fixodent and Polygrip. First I couldnt stand the taste of water- it had a metallic taste. When I was shopping for an adhesive I ran across Polygrip that said "zinc free formula" . So I started researching and found the shocking truth of zinc poisoning. I called Polident customer line only to find that they have a zinc free product[Show More]I consider myself lucky that I discovered the facts about zinc in Fixodent and Polygrip. First I couldnt stand the taste of water- it had a metallic taste. When I was shopping for an adhesive I ran across Polygrip that said "zinc free formula" . So I started researching and found the shocking truth of zinc poisoning. I called Polident customer line only to find that they have a zinc free product, but ARE NOT TAKING THE REST OFF THE SHELF !! So buyer beware!! I also found a brand called EFFERGRIP (by Johnson and Johnson ) in an IGA grocery which is Zinc free. After only about 7 months on adhesives, I was already experiencing numbness in the feet and hands , and was already feeling unsteady on my feet. and having backaches.. Within a week of discontiuing Fixodent , I was already feeling more like my old self, except for a few numb fingertips. They say the damage is irreversible. I wonder how many people out there are invalids because of denture cream ?? The doctors and dentists aren't even aware the problem is out there. I was going to a chiropractor and gave him the info. I am telling everyone I know of the danger of dental adhesives.

  • LindaAugust 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I have used Fixadent and/ or Polygrip since 1979 when I received my full set of dentures. I believe it was 1981 I was diagnoised with M.S. I have been taking an Avonex injection since November of 1997. Now I wonder seens how all the sympons are the same that mayby they will find out I don't have M.S. and I won't have to take these injections any more Hopefully they have a cure for Zinc poiisning.

  • NancyAugust 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I have been out of work for 3 months now and have lost my job and stil the Dr. cant find out where the pain is comming from

  • TondaAugust 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I have been using a denture adhesive cream for 8 years. I have always wondered what the stuff was made of. But as we all know, No ingredients are listed. For the past 4 years, I have been experiencing all kinds of aches and pains to the point of not being able to walk into the Worldwide store and purchace their storebrand Denture cream. How ironic!!!!!!! Maybe after I get tested for zinc poisining[Show More]I have been using a denture adhesive cream for 8 years. I have always wondered what the stuff was made of. But as we all know, No ingredients are listed. For the past 4 years, I have been experiencing all kinds of aches and pains to the point of not being able to walk into the Worldwide store and purchace their storebrand Denture cream. How ironic!!!!!!! Maybe after I get tested for zinc poisining, I'll have some answers.

  • CherylAugust 24, 2010 at 12:12 am

    I've had partials since the late nineties and I have had to use Polident or Fixadent to keep them in place. Otherwise they will fall out or not stay in place for me to eat, talk or do anything. When I use the Fixodent it makes me sick to my stomach. Sometimes I literally need to take my partials out and pull off all the excess of Fixodent, rinse them off and hope they stay in place long enough [Show More]I've had partials since the late nineties and I have had to use Polident or Fixadent to keep them in place. Otherwise they will fall out or not stay in place for me to eat, talk or do anything. When I use the Fixodent it makes me sick to my stomach. Sometimes I literally need to take my partials out and pull off all the excess of Fixodent, rinse them off and hope they stay in place long enough for me to get home and take them out. I have several symptoms that are listed also. I started getting neuropathy and really didn't know the reason why. All I know is that the pain is something I've never experienced before and it is awful. I take pain medications and Neurontin. Still the pain is there. Not to mention the burning, tingling in my feet and hands. I also experience, a lot of pain, migraines, depression, irritability, much noticed weakness in my legs, poor circulation, poor concentration. I knew something wasn't right with these denture adhesives when they started making me sick to my stomach to the point of having to take my teeth out and rinse my mouth and my partials. Also, the last time I had an endoscopy done I had 16 polyps in my stomach. I wonder if there's any connection with that. All I know is that denture,partial labs need to come up with a better material to make our appliances with so we don't have to use this toxic material to keep our teeth in our mouths. We shouldn't have to suffer from all of these side effects.

  • ChristineAugust 23, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    I have been using polygrip for at least alil over 20 years now ~!I always wandered if it was safe or not ~!In fact I have stated to my Daughter & Sister that this can not be good for you as it is an adhesive like glue you know & when you eat or drink hot food or drinks it melts & obviously we ar digesting this ~!Well I have had joint pain for years always blamed it on the Weather &[Show More]I have been using polygrip for at least alil over 20 years now ~!I always wandered if it was safe or not ~!In fact I have stated to my Daughter & Sister that this can not be good for you as it is an adhesive like glue you know & when you eat or drink hot food or drinks it melts & obviously we ar digesting this ~!Well I have had joint pain for years always blamed it on the Weather & Arthritis But in the past couple of days I have had a tingling feeling in My left hand baby finger & wedding Band Finger as well as yesterday while i was cooking supper for my family the tingling feeling was travelling in my body ~!I have also lately for like months now waking up with my feet feeling dry & burning feeling Have to wake up several times a night I awaken to massage my feet with Hand cream to cool them ~!Recently I'm awakeining with extremely sore feet like i have been standing on a Bird Perch all night long or like i have curled my feet up all night long~!Which is unusual after a Full nights sleep| I do spend long hours on my feet but generally after Bed rest they are ok Great in Morning ~! Also My nervous system has been off alot recently like I can not relax at all somedays |!Which is unusual as I am on Valium -Diazepam 5mg usually only require 1/2 a day...But recently i have had to take more ...I was blaming this on Menopause but Just lastnight I seen an advertisement on Polygrip So I`m going to have my Doctor check me for zinc poisoning But where in Canada would I start if this is the case I live in Cambridge Ontario which is close to Kitchener,Ontario I|!Is there a Law office here or toronto area dealing with this Matter that you know of ..

  • lindaAugust 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I have experienced what others have posted. I am currently on 4th denture + still have excrutiating pain. I am taking neurontin but it doesn't help. AT times I have suicidal thoughts because pain is so unrelenting. Every aspect of my life is affected. This has been going on for 6 yrs + 4 dentists 2 of whom are specialsts. Does anyone out there know how to treat this.Thanks FDA you are doing a gre[Show More]I have experienced what others have posted. I am currently on 4th denture + still have excrutiating pain. I am taking neurontin but it doesn't help. AT times I have suicidal thoughts because pain is so unrelenting. Every aspect of my life is affected. This has been going on for 6 yrs + 4 dentists 2 of whom are specialsts. Does anyone out there know how to treat this.Thanks FDA you are doing a great job for the american public.

  • susanAugust 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    My doctor had me go for nerve test because of the numbing in my fingers, my elbows my nieck. My doctor even thought i did thrush, do to the use of superpoligrip. I also woujd have trouble with my voice and my throut.

  • shirleyAugust 16, 2010 at 12:22 am

    i stopped taking lipator cause i couldnt walk my feet hurt so bad and my knees also my shoulders so they put me on zokor and i was fine i use the denture creams you talk about and im worried that these products also might have helped in the condition i was in with walking.. and i also started not using these creams you talked about.. around the same time...

  • KatieAugust 14, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I'm amazed at the things I've read hear tonight. I am a user of super poligrip for 3 years now. My husband, concerned about the numerous problems I'm having, told me to check out this website. I didn't realize how many things that I have going on with me can be related to denture cream. I, like many of you, have to use poligrip 2 to 3 times a day. I have had sinus surgery, spots removed from [Show More]I'm amazed at the things I've read hear tonight. I am a user of super poligrip for 3 years now. My husband, concerned about the numerous problems I'm having, told me to check out this website. I didn't realize how many things that I have going on with me can be related to denture cream. I, like many of you, have to use poligrip 2 to 3 times a day. I have had sinus surgery, spots removed from my vocal cords (told they were the changes that come before pre-cancerous changes), high zinc levels, low copper levels, what I thought was stress incontinence, generalized increased pain from my knees to my head, increased migraines, thought I was losing my mind or had early Alzheimer's disease, increased depression, many days I gag from the denture cream, increased irritability, lack of concentration, numbness in my left thigh, can hardly get up and walk after sitting for a short period of time, I have fallen numerous times, have loose bowels, and now I've been told that I have hypoparathyroidism. I would hope that this is my problem, because it would sure be the answer to all these strange issues. God Bless All and good luck!

  • angelaJuly 22, 2010 at 8:44 am

    i read thru this page its very interesting as i have been suffering with watering eyes, and now my eyes are forming some strange scars tissue across the whites of my eyes and lumps under my eyelids and i am a 43 yr old single mother, i have noticed too everytime i put the denture cream in for my upper dentures that my eyes start burning and watering like today i was at walmart with my older son an[Show More]i read thru this page its very interesting as i have been suffering with watering eyes, and now my eyes are forming some strange scars tissue across the whites of my eyes and lumps under my eyelids and i am a 43 yr old single mother, i have noticed too everytime i put the denture cream in for my upper dentures that my eyes start burning and watering like today i was at walmart with my older son and his girlfriend and my left eye wouldnt stop watering at all, plus not 5 yrs ago i had perfect vision and now i have to wear reading glasses as my eyes are becoming more and more blurry when i try to read things at all, plus my eyes burn, the eye doctors have given me eye drops to try but they didnt help at all, and they eye doctors never asked me if i was using denture creams not even my family doctor has ever asked me this even though my family doctor knew had upper dentures, and i have several pain all night when i try to sleep, i get severe charie horses in my calves at night to the point i wake up screaming and the muscles in my calves are sunken in tightly in the muscles, its excruiating pain, the past 5 yrs i have had so much pain i had to go on neurontin, and also on oxycontin for the severe chronic pain i suffer with. but my family doctor and myself never associated this all with the denture cream up until now after reading this page while i was just online tonight i saw this page and decided to read it. wow i am shocked, what can i do about this, i think the makers of this denture cream should definanetly be resonsible for my damages and for what they have done to all of us. as now being a single mother and only 43 for me to go from having perfect vision to horrible vision now its unacceptable, plus i get massive migranes to the point i feel i am dying, i was put on imetrex for the mirgrane headaches, and i have started loosing my balance but now knowing what i see on this page and the association with the denture cream and these symtoms i am very concerned that i am not going to wear my dentures anymore as i can definantly now associate the symtoms to everytime i would put the denture cream in, like today i put my top dentures in, and headed off to walmart not even 45 minutes later my left eye was watering, burning and hurting badly that i had to have my older son drive me home and his girlfriend drove his car to my house to pick him up after he dropped me off with my van as i just couldnt drive myself home due to my left eye watering excessively. now that i can see that after putting the denture cream in that only 45 minutes later i had the eye watering i can now see that it had to be related to the denture cream i put in. please if theres some way to get into this lawsuit against the makers of this denture cream i am very interested.

  • CathyJuly 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Ok all, I have had my dentures for almost 10 years, my dentist uses super wernets. I have now had (since getting my dentures) chronic nasal irritation. Never crossed my mind that it may be caused by the super wernets. My nasal passages on both sides are continually broke out, I now have a huge crack on one side. Not sure of the cause, but maybe the super wernets. I don't know but would be interest[Show More]Ok all, I have had my dentures for almost 10 years, my dentist uses super wernets. I have now had (since getting my dentures) chronic nasal irritation. Never crossed my mind that it may be caused by the super wernets. My nasal passages on both sides are continually broke out, I now have a huge crack on one side. Not sure of the cause, but maybe the super wernets. I don't know but would be interested in hearing if anyone else has this issue. Never had this problem before the dentures, but started a new job a week after surgery to remove my teeth which required me to use masks, I thought maybe that was the cause. My employer closed the doors over 2 years ago, guess what? My nose is worse then ever and I am still using the super wernets. Maybe I better try using something else.

  • PhyllisJune 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I've been using Fixadent for the past 30+ years. A few years ago, I started feeling a numbness in my left baby toe. Over the years it has progressed to numbness and pain from the bottom of my feet, especially the right foot, to my legs up to my knees. Didn't know what was wrong, but did know that it was not arthritis. I used to be very active, exercising 3 times a week. Now I can barely walk.[Show More]I've been using Fixadent for the past 30+ years. A few years ago, I started feeling a numbness in my left baby toe. Over the years it has progressed to numbness and pain from the bottom of my feet, especially the right foot, to my legs up to my knees. Didn't know what was wrong, but did know that it was not arthritis. I used to be very active, exercising 3 times a week. Now I can barely walk. I feel life as I knew it is over. Is this reversible?

  • ANNJune 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I have been using fixodent and polident for many years. I discovered the burning and pain in and around my dentures mst be related to the denture cream. I stopped using the cream and started using cushoin grip. The burning and pain are almost completely gone. I still have watery eyes, but I beleive this will resolve too. I had even gotten new dentures that didn't help.

  • MildredJune 3, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I have been using fixodent for over 25 years because I have no other choice. I have to keep my dentures tighten. When I use it a lot I sometime have problems breathing. My nose stay stopped up. I do have tingling in my feet and hands also.

  • coraMay 30, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I use polygrip and I also have been experienceing some strange feeilngs in my body such as poor circulation in my legs muscle cramps ans sorness in my legs, is this because I use polygrip?

  • BRENDAMay 27, 2010 at 7:36 am

    I HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY WORRING ABOUT ALL THESE DIZZY SPELLS AND CLOSE TO PASS OUTS LATELY.WENT TO THE DR, AND THEY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM.MY MOST RECENT EPISODE WAS LAST NIGHT IN GROUP,I NEARLY FELL ON THE FLOOR.THEN MY HEAD STARTING HURTING LIKE I WAS HUNG OVER FROM A HARD NIGHT. I FELT LIKE I HAD BEEN SLIPPED A MICKEY OR SOMETHINNG. I FELT CLAUSTOPHOBIC.SHORTNESS OF BREATH,[Show More]I HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY WORRING ABOUT ALL THESE DIZZY SPELLS AND CLOSE TO PASS OUTS LATELY.WENT TO THE DR, AND THEY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM.MY MOST RECENT EPISODE WAS LAST NIGHT IN GROUP,I NEARLY FELL ON THE FLOOR.THEN MY HEAD STARTING HURTING LIKE I WAS HUNG OVER FROM A HARD NIGHT. I FELT LIKE I HAD BEEN SLIPPED A MICKEY OR SOMETHINNG. I FELT CLAUSTOPHOBIC.SHORTNESS OF BREATH,BACK ACHES,I MEAN THE WORKS!!! I HAVE BEEN USING SUPER POLYGRIP AND FIXODENT AND GENERIC BRANDS OF DENTURE ADHESIVES FOR YEARS. SINCE I'VE BEEN WEARING DENTURES IN THE EARLY 2000'S. I THINK GOD HAS ANSWERED MY PRAYERS WHY AM I KEEP FEELING LIKE THIS AND THE DOCTORS CANT GIVE ME AN ANSWER TO MY SYMPTOMS. NOW I HAVE ANOTHER WAY TO APPROACH MY ILLNESS.THANK GOD FOR COMPUTERS.

  • JackieApril 24, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Reading everyones complaints I am shocked...I have almost every symptom there is listed...I have use super polygrip now for 7 years...and use it about 3 times a day....I had back surgery 2 yrs ago.....I have so much pain now just getting out of bed is a job...I am on disablity....most dr's say chronic pain syndrome...been to about 25 specialists they are baffled mostly....but then I couldn't find[Show More]Reading everyones complaints I am shocked...I have almost every symptom there is listed...I have use super polygrip now for 7 years...and use it about 3 times a day....I had back surgery 2 yrs ago.....I have so much pain now just getting out of bed is a job...I am on disablity....most dr's say chronic pain syndrome...been to about 25 specialists they are baffled mostly....but then I couldn't find super polygrip at any store..went on net and this came up about zinc...was shocked ...been having so much pain for about 5 years now....leg, back , feet pain....burning on my bottoms of my feet....numbness in legs and feet and tingling...severe headaches...back pain bad....and to top it all off....muscles spasms all the time........plus I have had ischemic colitis for 3 years now...so sick don't leave my house most the time...I am a hermit at 44 yrs old...don't want to get out of bed....good luck everyone...I feel you pain....

  • bridgetApril 12, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I was searching the internet this weekend and came across denture cream lawsuits. Since I have been a denture cream user for 10 years, I was so concerned because about a year ago I started to feel horrible and Im only 40 years old. I have an active life and the way I was feeling was interferring with my everyday activies. Weak legs, unusal pain, lack of energy. So I go to doc, he runs a batt[Show More]I was searching the internet this weekend and came across denture cream lawsuits. Since I have been a denture cream user for 10 years, I was so concerned because about a year ago I started to feel horrible and Im only 40 years old. I have an active life and the way I was feeling was interferring with my everyday activies. Weak legs, unusal pain, lack of energy. So I go to doc, he runs a battery of tests and came to the conclusion I have Fibromyalgia. Today, I went to see him with my concerns because the symptoms I am experencing are very similar to zinc poisoning. I am being treated for Fibro with Cymbalta, which has helped somewhat but the weakness and lack of energy have not disappeared. I will let everyone know my results by the end of the week. I am curious and so is my doctor.

  • Nancy LApril 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    If a manufacturer tells you that their product does not contain ZINC - ask for the statement in writing! Don't settle on just a verbal response.

  • gayleApril 4, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I Have used polygrip for 10 years and right after i started useing it i started to get charley horses in my back and in my legs so bad that i have to go to hospital is this something zinc can cause i have to use something to keep my teeth in but if it is this that is causeing this pain i would rather go without teeth then deal with pain ever again

  • RobinMarch 31, 2010 at 4:21 am

    I started using poligrip , fixodent and anything there is to use I tried since 2002.the lasty several years i have found myself weak, I don't have strength in my arms like I use to.I also find myself feeling like a ninety year old person when i get out of bed or just trying to stand up.All my muscles hurt my hands and arms get that tingley feeling and I take ibuprophen for the pain, but not much w[Show More]I started using poligrip , fixodent and anything there is to use I tried since 2002.the lasty several years i have found myself weak, I don't have strength in my arms like I use to.I also find myself feeling like a ninety year old person when i get out of bed or just trying to stand up.All my muscles hurt my hands and arms get that tingley feeling and I take ibuprophen for the pain, but not much works.I also get that sickish feeling from putting the cream or powder on my teeth and then putting them in my mouth, it makes me gag.Again like you i thought that the aches and pain It was arthritis setting in.My feet hurt so bad, that they next day after beibg off them, they're still hurting bad.And then when they removed my gall bladder, the creams and powder had glazed my gallbladder all over the Dr. said.

  • BevMarch 25, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I started using denture cream just over three years ago, first on a partial plate, then a year and half ago, a full upper plate. From the first moment I began to use the cream, I felt "off' - with many of the symptoms as noted but in early stages where they seemed to me possibly I was aging, although I have always been healthy and activity. When I began to use denture cream full time and often two[Show More]I started using denture cream just over three years ago, first on a partial plate, then a year and half ago, a full upper plate. From the first moment I began to use the cream, I felt "off' - with many of the symptoms as noted but in early stages where they seemed to me possibly I was aging, although I have always been healthy and activity. When I began to use denture cream full time and often two to three times a day, including overnight, my hair fell out in droves, almost overnight. I lost wait and began to have serious stomach pains sending me in agony to the bathroom. I was appalled at the amount of hair on the brush and kept it though I dont know why. My tongue looked black and then my hands and bottom feet felt like they were encased in material that seemed to generate electric shocks. Time after time I went back to the Dentist for refitting, the last time two weeks ago, but he never said anything about denture cream or zinc - and even now, my plate still does not fit well. By the way, I thought temporary meant and as they told me, I would need to get a permanent plate. My symptoms began to concern me, and on most days I felt like the shaking inside of my body was actually visible. I knew nothing about the Polygrip or Fixodent studies, lawsuits, and the like. This past Sunday, I simply googled the symptoms tingling, numbness, pain in hands and feet and literally fell off my chair. I have slowly been poisoned and I as read these posts, I am wondering how many still don't know or even connect their problems to this disgraceful reality. I called my doctor on Monday and just went in for blood tests - I am now waiting on the verdict but I dont need to, really -and because of two more symptoms of zinc poisoning. First - the increase in burning watery eyes to the point of pain - and Second - which many of you may not know - Pepto Bismal - which I do not use - but the amount of complaints from Pepto Bismal Users who report black tongues - one source suggest it is due to bismuth --- hmm - concurrently, the ingredients in this product - which is also pink - contains zinc salts - I am not a scientist although educated, there is a striking resemblance to the color pink of denture cream and the color pink in Pepto so maybe there is a high possibility of a new previously unmentioned symptom (I believe there are more). Any product that is taken internally, although technically topically, should and must have ingredients listed. I think, believe that ALL products should and MUST have whatever ingredient they use listed on the package and the percent. I urge every single denture wearer in this country to get tested as recommended. Some of the health issues are not reversible; however, I am hoping and praying some of them are. Statistics tell us that 35 to 40 MILLION people are Denture wearers - this may just be US statistics. If we approach this world-wide - what can be done? On an up-note - I am five days of stopping use. My body has slowed down in the amount of time during a day that I experience internal shaking and cold. I do not feel the need to throw up and using bathroom somewhat less. I am feeling less fatigued and more alert. So, I have hope.

  • Just meMarch 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I read the comments here and it hurts my head. I too have been suffering from the side effects of this product for the past 5 years. I have seen multiple doctors who were all clueless as to why my copper levels were so low. They finally gave up and reccommended that I take copper suppliments daily. A family member pointed out an article regaurding this poisoning. I couldn't believe what I was read[Show More]I read the comments here and it hurts my head. I too have been suffering from the side effects of this product for the past 5 years. I have seen multiple doctors who were all clueless as to why my copper levels were so low. They finally gave up and reccommended that I take copper suppliments daily. A family member pointed out an article regaurding this poisoning. I couldn't believe what I was reading. Something as simple as denture adhesive was the culprit ruining my life. I am totally dependant on walking assistance with a cane, which is a major improvement after months being wheel-chair bound. Physical therapy helped me to learn to walk again and also the proper way to fall without injury. It sickens me that this multimillion dollar company turned a blind eye to that fact that their product is paralyzing their consumers. I hope all the lawsuits, including mine, will be approved and this company be forced to compensate all of the victims they have inflicted medical issues to. Not that it would bankrupt them, but maybe teach them a lesson that consumer health is more important than the almighty dollar.

  • paulMarch 16, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    i have used polygrip for about 10yrs now an have had problems for about a yr now with muscle aches an major pain in my arms. i'm always tired now with no desire to do things like i used to. my feet get real tired now where i could walk all day before whatever going on with me no one seens to know vitamins one a day mens 50+ advantage are not helping so i don't know is it possible poligrip is doing[Show More]i have used polygrip for about 10yrs now an have had problems for about a yr now with muscle aches an major pain in my arms. i'm always tired now with no desire to do things like i used to. my feet get real tired now where i could walk all day before whatever going on with me no one seens to know vitamins one a day mens 50+ advantage are not helping so i don't know is it possible poligrip is doing it but no insurance now due to lay-off.

  • HopeMarch 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I have been wearing dentures about 4 years and using fixodent. Though i suffer from fibromyalgia,heart problems and have chronic pain I have noticed that I am more fatigued than normal and I have been suffering with dizzy spells for no reason. I do have electrical problems with my heart but this is different. My legs and left arm have been paining me something terrible and the pain meds I am on do[Show More]I have been wearing dentures about 4 years and using fixodent. Though i suffer from fibromyalgia,heart problems and have chronic pain I have noticed that I am more fatigued than normal and I have been suffering with dizzy spells for no reason. I do have electrical problems with my heart but this is different. My legs and left arm have been paining me something terrible and the pain meds I am on does not seem to be helping. I have had my usual blood work but the doctor said they are normal. I also have been going to the bathroom alot more since last year this has been going on. Can i just go to my doctor and ask to have my blood checked for this and will the insurance pay for it? It sure seems like the american people are being used as ginnypigs, every time you turn around there is a law suit for some medication. Isnt all this stuff suppose to be tested before its put out to the people?! Thank you for listening, good luck to all of you, Hope

  • TereseMarch 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I too have used polygrip and fixodent for several years. Also i have many of the symptoms which others have experienced. This week i have been to the doctors for a Zinc level test and await the results in about 10 days, hopefully this will explain a lot of the body pain and tiredness that i have most days. I have found on the internet a product called SECURE of which the company assure me there i[Show More]I too have used polygrip and fixodent for several years. Also i have many of the symptoms which others have experienced. This week i have been to the doctors for a Zinc level test and await the results in about 10 days, hopefully this will explain a lot of the body pain and tiredness that i have most days. I have found on the internet a product called SECURE of which the company assure me there is NO zinc content.

  • DeborahMarch 11, 2010 at 1:28 am

    I'm 57yrs old and I have upper and lower dentures. I've been using fixodent for 5yrs now, I like everyone else have much pain.I was having pain in my bones which the doctor said was fibromyalgia,I have pain in my back by my shoulder blade, which the doctor said I have arthritis. I experience,just recently tingling in both my hands, also a burning in both hands.I also was diagnose with ibs,(irrible[Show More]I'm 57yrs old and I have upper and lower dentures. I've been using fixodent for 5yrs now, I like everyone else have much pain.I was having pain in my bones which the doctor said was fibromyalgia,I have pain in my back by my shoulder blade, which the doctor said I have arthritis. I experience,just recently tingling in both my hands, also a burning in both hands.I also was diagnose with ibs,(irrible bowel systrone) all what I was diagnose is about the same as the zinc poisoning.I haven't taken any test for the zinc poisoning.I also have some numbness on my right side of my face which no one can explain what it can be. I'm very sluggish, have no energy, I was diagnose with thyroid condition which is undercontrol. What am I suppose to do. Soooo glad that I'm not losing it that other people are feeling some if not all symtoms that I'm feeling. I feel comfort in knowing that IM NOT GOING CRAZY. Thanks sooo much.

  • kallen9994March 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I cant belive what i just read about fixodent and poligrip my doughter told me to look it up.i have all the same symtoms last week i had a MRI on my head to see what was making me so dizzy nothing showed up i am 49 and i have been using fixodent for the past 10 years i thought i was going crazy becouse i am so tired and dont feel like doing anything because i hurt all over my body.i am going to ca[Show More]I cant belive what i just read about fixodent and poligrip my doughter told me to look it up.i have all the same symtoms last week i had a MRI on my head to see what was making me so dizzy nothing showed up i am 49 and i have been using fixodent for the past 10 years i thought i was going crazy becouse i am so tired and dont feel like doing anything because i hurt all over my body.i am going to call my dr and get my zinc leval done. thank you all for sharing. good luck katny

  • GustavMarch 6, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I am 88 years old and have ben using Poligrip and other denture 'glues' for many years. I play golf several times each week with my wife. I have noticed none of the symptoms mentioned by others. HOWEVER my scores have become non bragable. Many times, weather permitting, I use my pull cart causing me to breath harder than in the past. Age? or Zinc? By the way Zinc and iron are the most needed metal[Show More]I am 88 years old and have ben using Poligrip and other denture 'glues' for many years. I play golf several times each week with my wife. I have noticed none of the symptoms mentioned by others. HOWEVER my scores have become non bragable. Many times, weather permitting, I use my pull cart causing me to breath harder than in the past. Age? or Zinc? By the way Zinc and iron are the most needed metals for good body health. Gus

  • joMarch 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Has anyone else had trouble with chronic eye watering while using these products? Other than the extreme fatigue and aches and pains, I have had chronic and severe eye watering to the point I have had to have others drive me around because I cannot clear my eyes.

  • AnnFebruary 26, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I have been using Fixadent for at least 15 years. I have neuropathy in my feet. It is so painful,in the winter it feels like my feet are in a bucket of ice. and in the summer it feels like bees stinging me. A doctor told me that my feet are dead. I am on disability. I am only 55 years old. I cannot take nuerotin because it had terrble side effects, I could not remember how to do the job I had done[Show More]I have been using Fixadent for at least 15 years. I have neuropathy in my feet. It is so painful,in the winter it feels like my feet are in a bucket of ice. and in the summer it feels like bees stinging me. A doctor told me that my feet are dead. I am on disability. I am only 55 years old. I cannot take nuerotin because it had terrble side effects, I could not remember how to do the job I had done for 5 years. I then lost my job. Just recently I am having numbness in my neck and between my shoulder blades. I am really scared, I have to use adheisive for my dentures. I cannot believe how many people this has affected so many people. God Bless you all.

  • FranFebruary 25, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I just started using poligrip in October 2009. Do these products still contain zinc? Wouldn't my dentist have warned me about this?

  • RachelFebruary 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I am posting this on behalf of my Mother in Coventry England. She has had top & bottom dentures for over 40 yrs, and like many others uses way above the quantity mentioned due to her dentures not fitting. Upto 4/5 years ago she was fully active, walked every where, played in a local darts team twice weekly, gardening etc.. Over a period of approx 1 year she was no longer able to throw her darts an[Show More]I am posting this on behalf of my Mother in Coventry England. She has had top & bottom dentures for over 40 yrs, and like many others uses way above the quantity mentioned due to her dentures not fitting. Upto 4/5 years ago she was fully active, walked every where, played in a local darts team twice weekly, gardening etc.. Over a period of approx 1 year she was no longer able to throw her darts and had to quit the team; since then she has got progressivly worse, to point now that she is unable to use her right arm and now struggling with her right. She has been tested at hospital and had scans and tests with nothing showing, She was told it was neuropathical and nothing that they can do. Is there any one in England that will take on this case?

  • DEBORAHFebruary 22, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I've been using Fixodent 30+ years & have had a majority of these problems & was always told they could not find a reason why I had these problems. In the last 5 yrs. or so I've had little to no energy to even get out of bed. Was diagnosed w/ depression when I've no reason to be depressed. Refused the meds.for that because it made me a zombie & I could not even function to talk or walk. I have num[Show More]I've been using Fixodent 30+ years & have had a majority of these problems & was always told they could not find a reason why I had these problems. In the last 5 yrs. or so I've had little to no energy to even get out of bed. Was diagnosed w/ depression when I've no reason to be depressed. Refused the meds.for that because it made me a zombie & I could not even function to talk or walk. I have numbness of legs & feet & back & sudden unexplained haedaches,

  • DeniseFebruary 20, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I have been using Super Poligrip for over a 2yr period and I have bad headaches and my vision is blurry and the dizziness I live in san bernardino county and where can I go to get this checked and I already have sarcoid and is it more dangerous since my immune is already low.

  • RobertFebruary 20, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Have used Poligrip for many years. Have been diagnosed with Polycythemia. Low Iron. Extremely tired. Numbness in my leg and feet. Shoulder and back pain. Will get tested for Zinc. Shame on the FDA for allowing this product on the market.

  • TAMMYFebruary 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I HAVE BEEN USING FIXODENT FOR 6 YRS. IM 35 YEARS OLD HAVE A FULL UPPER DENTURE. I HAVENT BEEN FEELING GOOD FOR AWHILE. I AM TIRED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TO THE THYROID DOCTOR AND MAY HAVE TO HAVE MY THYROID REMOVED BECAUSE OF SWELLING OF THYROID GLAND AND LARGE TUMERS AND GOITERS . I AM WONDERING IF THIS IS FROM THE FIXODENT? MY THYROID IS LEVELS ARE GOOD. JUST VERY LARGE AND TUMERS. COULD THE ZINC [Show More]I HAVE BEEN USING FIXODENT FOR 6 YRS. IM 35 YEARS OLD HAVE A FULL UPPER DENTURE. I HAVENT BEEN FEELING GOOD FOR AWHILE. I AM TIRED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TO THE THYROID DOCTOR AND MAY HAVE TO HAVE MY THYROID REMOVED BECAUSE OF SWELLING OF THYROID GLAND AND LARGE TUMERS AND GOITERS . I AM WONDERING IF THIS IS FROM THE FIXODENT? MY THYROID IS LEVELS ARE GOOD. JUST VERY LARGE AND TUMERS. COULD THE ZINC CAUSE YOUR THYROID TO SWELL AND CAUSE YOU TO HAVE TUMERS?

  • FranFebruary 19, 2010 at 3:20 am

    I got dentures about a year and a half ago & have used either super polygrip or fixodent from day one. I have constant aching in my back over most of my body, no energy, and occasional tingling in my feet. I am furious that we have been effectively poisoned with the FDAs blessing! I wonder what the cheapest route is for finding testing...I have no insurance and am unemployed.

  • KayFebruary 14, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    WOW! Iam appalled and relieved at the same time that I have found out what is happening to me. I am 60 now and have had to wear dentures most half my life due to an accident in my teens. My gate is way off, my energy levels have plummeted from being an attive dancer, walker, and gardener. Now I have little energy to enjoy any of it. I still do it but not like I once could. I am healthy but my toe[Show More]WOW! Iam appalled and relieved at the same time that I have found out what is happening to me. I am 60 now and have had to wear dentures most half my life due to an accident in my teens. My gate is way off, my energy levels have plummeted from being an attive dancer, walker, and gardener. Now I have little energy to enjoy any of it. I still do it but not like I once could. I am healthy but my toes are numb, the top of my left foot has what feels like a heavy saddle on it, the pain in my feet is almost debilitating at times. Arms and hands have really weakened and the pain at times is so intense I can hardly stand it. As I read hte enteries here I was given hope and guidance in what I need to do now. I am calling the Dr. to arrange blood tests for the zinc and copper levels. I have relied heavily on Fixadent for over 30 years! It worked but at what a cost! My prayers go out for all that suffer from these effects. God BLess, Witsend

  • MaryFebruary 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Regarding the comment about Super Wernets, I have also used and like the product but recently could not locate it and called the company to find out that the product was no longer available. It has been bought by the company who makes Poligrip. So, if it was safe before might it not now be?

  • pattyFebruary 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I used fixodent for 20 years, I have tingling unexplained tingling pains in my scalp and muscle spasms. I too believed the product to be safe because it was made to go into the mouth. 3 Months ago I had a new upper made (I still have my bottom teeth) by a reputable dentist who made me a superb plate that fits like a glove and I have no need for creams or powders now, but my scalp still will hur[Show More]I used fixodent for 20 years, I have tingling unexplained tingling pains in my scalp and muscle spasms. I too believed the product to be safe because it was made to go into the mouth. 3 Months ago I had a new upper made (I still have my bottom teeth) by a reputable dentist who made me a superb plate that fits like a glove and I have no need for creams or powders now, but my scalp still will hurt and I still have spasms. I will go for a zinc levels test. I thank God I finally found a dentist who knows how to make a denture that truly fits my mouth.

  • DebraFebruary 1, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I have used denture cream for the past 15 years or so....In 2008 I had a terrible experince...I was getting ready for work, when I was struck with a serve pain in the side of my head that took me to the floor. My boyfriend had to pick me up off the floor. I could not stand on my on... This lead to countless trips to the neurologist here in Lumberton, 1 in Charolette, and 1 at Duke. The diagnose wa[Show More]I have used denture cream for the past 15 years or so....In 2008 I had a terrible experince...I was getting ready for work, when I was struck with a serve pain in the side of my head that took me to the floor. My boyfriend had to pick me up off the floor. I could not stand on my on... This lead to countless trips to the neurologist here in Lumberton, 1 in Charolette, and 1 at Duke. The diagnose was neuroalgia, and myalgia. And to top it off they threw Fibromyalgia in on top of that. I missed 8 months of work, I was denied disablity...So I had to come off my medicine just to be able to go back to my job. They would not let me return until I came off my medicine. Today, I still hurt, have no energy, I have had a decrease in my vision. But, I have tried to overcome the pain by blocking it out of my mind, when I can. I missed the first 6 months of my granddaughters life...due to the fact I was scared to be alone with her, and I did not have the energy or the strenght to pick her up.

  • darleneJanuary 12, 2010 at 5:40 am

    I can't believe that the government could have let this happen . I have been tested and I have neuropthy . Which came from 12+years of using polygrip and fixadent , I now have numbness and constant pain, I only hope that the big companies have to pay for this, people rely on these experts to not market something that will cause longterm and permanent damage. I have a problem walking, I can't drive[Show More]I can't believe that the government could have let this happen . I have been tested and I have neuropthy . Which came from 12+years of using polygrip and fixadent , I now have numbness and constant pain, I only hope that the big companies have to pay for this, people rely on these experts to not market something that will cause longterm and permanent damage. I have a problem walking, I can't drive, I urge others to get tested because it is a special test

  • paulDecember 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    used fast teth for years now on oxyegin doe any one else have trouble breathing?

  • IgorDecember 20, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I am 52 y. old and I am using polygrip for 14 years. With time I have developed some thretening symtoms like constant abdominal pain, tingling and periodical numbness in fingers and lips, difficulty in sweating, intolerance to heat, and episodical arithmia. Few times I had seasures during sport exersizes. I checked with doctors, went through thorough heart, stomach, and other internal organ tests;[Show More]I am 52 y. old and I am using polygrip for 14 years. With time I have developed some thretening symtoms like constant abdominal pain, tingling and periodical numbness in fingers and lips, difficulty in sweating, intolerance to heat, and episodical arithmia. Few times I had seasures during sport exersizes. I checked with doctors, went through thorough heart, stomach, and other internal organ tests; nothing was found. I generally of good health and used to do lots of sport; there is no visible reason of detereorating my health. Recently I discovered all those complaints about the effects of dental creams and polygrip in particular; so I immediately linked my condition to the constant intake of the dental cream. I am going to take tests on the presence of Zn in my blood and urine. If confirmed, I am determined to take an action against the cream producing company.

  • JeanDecember 13, 2009 at 3:11 am

    I have ben using fixadent for about 15 years. My simptons are somewhat different from what I have been reading. I have developed a tingling sensation in my lower lip. I put the cream on my particle. I also have dark spots on the inside of my lip. My lip seem to tingle or feel numb when I use the cream. I have not bben testes for zinc yet. When I told my dentist about it; he thought it my be [Show More]I have ben using fixadent for about 15 years. My simptons are somewhat different from what I have been reading. I have developed a tingling sensation in my lower lip. I put the cream on my particle. I also have dark spots on the inside of my lip. My lip seem to tingle or feel numb when I use the cream. I have not bben testes for zinc yet. When I told my dentist about it; he thought it my be a nerve problem.

  • RuthDecember 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I am now 55 and have had dentures (upper) for almost 30 years. I have noticed tingling in all of my extremities, pain and swelling in both ankles frequently with no appent cause, back pain in my lower back and frequent headaches that won't go away with a few aspirins. Most of this I have attributed to growing older but the headaches and ankle pain are from son=mething else. I have also used adhesi[Show More]I am now 55 and have had dentures (upper) for almost 30 years. I have noticed tingling in all of my extremities, pain and swelling in both ankles frequently with no appent cause, back pain in my lower back and frequent headaches that won't go away with a few aspirins. Most of this I have attributed to growing older but the headaches and ankle pain are from son=mething else. I have also used adhesive all of the time since my first dentures weren't fit 'right". Does this sound like it could be from using adhesive?

  • phillipNovember 17, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    my wife died from side effects from avastin cpt 11 she died from blood clots punture bleeding and the cancer mastastated to 3 diferent places in her body the blood clots could not be desolved whith lovenox she had atotal of 6 treatments of avastin cpt 11 before her death jan 20 2009

  • DIANNENovember 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I am 52 years of age i have used super poligrip, poligrip, and fixodent and they all do the same thing to me. i would like to know if the sea bons is a good product to use and is safe. i have tingling in the legs foot chornic pain the the feet and hands inside my mouth turns as if i have thrush then my tongue splitsand bleed, the corners of my mouth splits open and that is something that i had ne[Show More]I am 52 years of age i have used super poligrip, poligrip, and fixodent and they all do the same thing to me. i would like to know if the sea bons is a good product to use and is safe. i have tingling in the legs foot chornic pain the the feet and hands inside my mouth turns as if i have thrush then my tongue splitsand bleed, the corners of my mouth splits open and that is something that i had neve had is a fever blister and that is what it looks like. my gums gets very sore i have a lots of itching on my face,and down my arms and hands, also my head itches and i donot have dry scalp, its is always in my throat and i am always gagging as if it is in my throat, i have a hard time walking getting up and downi hurt all over.

  • GeorgeSeptember 30, 2009 at 1:27 am

    I have been using Fixodent and Polygrip for the past two years. I had a new lower plate made two years ago and because my gums had shrunk over the years my dentist recommended using these adhesives to keep my plate in. Since I started using the adhesives I also have had tingling in my arms and feet. I know I have arthritis but when I use these adhesives the tingling is greater. I understand there [Show More]I have been using Fixodent and Polygrip for the past two years. I had a new lower plate made two years ago and because my gums had shrunk over the years my dentist recommended using these adhesives to keep my plate in. Since I started using the adhesives I also have had tingling in my arms and feet. I know I have arthritis but when I use these adhesives the tingling is greater. I understand there is a new adhesive out now called SECURE. Does SECURE have the amounts of zinc in it as Fixodent and Polygrip?

  • JUDYSeptember 29, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Last year I started using Polygrip Free. Every so often I get sick and throw-up as if I'd been poisoned. My legs hurt always and so does my neck and arms. I've gone to doctors and the emergency room. They cannot find anything wrong with me. I know the pain is real and no one can give me any answers. When I'm at home I don't wear my teeth and I feel o-k after a few days. Could this be my problem a[Show More]Last year I started using Polygrip Free. Every so often I get sick and throw-up as if I'd been poisoned. My legs hurt always and so does my neck and arms. I've gone to doctors and the emergency room. They cannot find anything wrong with me. I know the pain is real and no one can give me any answers. When I'm at home I don't wear my teeth and I feel o-k after a few days. Could this be my problem also.

  • tanyaSeptember 26, 2009 at 2:09 am

    i have read the comments that others have posted. i have been suffering from all the above listed systems and am now on disability because my dr. don't know whats going on. have had paralyzes, tingling, chronic pain, pain down arms, spliting on sides of mouth from denture cream, i am glad to have come across this posting.

  • RozSeptember 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    UPDATE: THE ZINC FREE DENTURE ADHESIVE CREAM UNDER THE NAME EQUATE COMPLETE DENTURE ADHESIVE CREAM NEWT WT. 2.4OZ THIS IS WALMART'S OWN BRAND: EQUATE I DID CALL SHEFFIELD PHARACEUTICALS, AND THEY DID CONFIRM THAT THE DENTURE ADHESIVE IS "ZINC FREE" THIS COMPANY ALSO HAS OTHER PRODUCTS! I HOPE THIS INFORMATION WILL HELP THOSE WHO WEARS DENTURES FEEL [Show More]UPDATE: THE ZINC FREE DENTURE ADHESIVE CREAM UNDER THE NAME EQUATE COMPLETE DENTURE ADHESIVE CREAM NEWT WT. 2.4OZ THIS IS WALMART'S OWN BRAND: EQUATE I DID CALL SHEFFIELD PHARACEUTICALS, AND THEY DID CONFIRM THAT THE DENTURE ADHESIVE IS "ZINC FREE" THIS COMPANY ALSO HAS OTHER PRODUCTS! I HOPE THIS INFORMATION WILL HELP THOSE WHO WEARS DENTURES FEEL BETTER WITH A SAFE PRODUCT THAT DOESN'T CONTAIN ZINC!

  • RozSeptember 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: THERE IS A ZINC FREE DENTURE CREAM ON THE MARKET FROM A COMPANY NAMED: SHEFFIELD PHARACEUTICALS THIS DENTURE CREAM ZINC FREE YOU CAN BUY IT AT WALMART AT A COST OF $2.98 FOR A 21/2 OZ TUBE I CALL SHEFFIELD, AND THEY DO CONFIRM THAT IT IS ZINC FREE! I HOPE THIS WILL HELP! ROZ

  • WandaSeptember 10, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    My Sister-in-law has used Super Wernets Powder for 26 years. Has no problem. Her Dentist recommended it from day one. Please try, don't think you'll be sorry.

  • RozSeptember 7, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    News Alert THERE IS A DENTURE ADHESIVE CREAM THAT IS ZINC FREE POLYGRIP ZINC FREE AND SECURE DENTURE CREAM ZINC FREE GET INFORMATION ON THESE TWO ON: SECURE DENTURE.COM THEY WILL GIVE YOU INFORMATION ON ZINC FREE DENTURE CREAM & ZINC FREE TOOTH PASTE TO EVERYONE, PLEASE TAKE TIME TO GO TO SITE, IT COULD GIVE YOU PEACE OF MIND AND HOPEFULLY BETTER HEALTH! MY Q[Show More]News Alert THERE IS A DENTURE ADHESIVE CREAM THAT IS ZINC FREE POLYGRIP ZINC FREE AND SECURE DENTURE CREAM ZINC FREE GET INFORMATION ON THESE TWO ON: SECURE DENTURE.COM THEY WILL GIVE YOU INFORMATION ON ZINC FREE DENTURE CREAM & ZINC FREE TOOTH PASTE TO EVERYONE, PLEASE TAKE TIME TO GO TO SITE, IT COULD GIVE YOU PEACE OF MIND AND HOPEFULLY BETTER HEALTH! MY QUESTION IS WHY DIDN'T THE ADA KNOW THAT POLYGRIP OR FIXODENT CONTAINED ZINC WHICH CAUSES ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS? WE AS CONSUMERS NEED BETTER LABELING & KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT GOES INTO PRODUCTS. A LITTLE ZINC WILL NOT HURT YOU, BUT ALOT OF ZINC OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS CAN PROVE HARMFUL.

  • RozSeptember 7, 2009 at 4:26 am

    I have been using Fixodent Control plus scope flavor added in. Is this just as bad as the regular Fixodent. Second question, I have also used Denture Adhesive Cream Targets Brand, On The Tube It Says Compare To Fixodent. Does The Target Brand Cause The Same Problem. Is There A Substitute That I Can Use That Is Safe! Someone Said There Is Polygrip Zinc Free, Where Can I buy This I live In Atl[Show More]I have been using Fixodent Control plus scope flavor added in. Is this just as bad as the regular Fixodent. Second question, I have also used Denture Adhesive Cream Targets Brand, On The Tube It Says Compare To Fixodent. Does The Target Brand Cause The Same Problem. Is There A Substitute That I Can Use That Is Safe! Someone Said There Is Polygrip Zinc Free, Where Can I buy This I live In Atlanta. The Dentist That Fitted My Bottom Plate Should Go Back To School To Learn How To Fit Dentures Properly. Thank You In Advance Roz

  • WillieAugust 28, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    In the pass 5 years have I have had to be put on potent pain killers and 3 different kings of nerve and depression meds. I am a patient at the pain clinic and although the meds help with some pain I have so much breakthrough pain it is almost unbellievable. I plan on having a blood test run in the next 2 weeks to determine my Zinc blood level. What a miricle it would be to find out that these neu[Show More]In the pass 5 years have I have had to be put on potent pain killers and 3 different kings of nerve and depression meds. I am a patient at the pain clinic and although the meds help with some pain I have so much breakthrough pain it is almost unbellievable. I plan on having a blood test run in the next 2 weeks to determine my Zinc blood level. What a miricle it would be to find out that these neurologicial and muscle and joint pain could be a result of Zinc poisioning. That you for bringing this to my attention.

  • AlanAugust 26, 2009 at 9:22 am

    I have been and tried all the denture cream products on the market.The only one that lasts and is really good is Polygrip.Could you please tell me where I can buy polygrip zinc free. The person who mentioned if you have well made dentures you don't need cream is talking rubbish.All dentures naturally get loose through wear.Incidentally I'm writing from London,England.

  • CindyAugust 22, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I have been having most of these symptons over the last ten years, which is how long I have been using Fixodent. I had no idea that it contains zinc and do now understand why I have had the health issues that I have had, especially the neuropathy symptoms as well as bladder incontinence. I will be calling to schedule a check on the zinc level. I usually use fixodent twice a day for my bottom pla[Show More]I have been having most of these symptons over the last ten years, which is how long I have been using Fixodent. I had no idea that it contains zinc and do now understand why I have had the health issues that I have had, especially the neuropathy symptoms as well as bladder incontinence. I will be calling to schedule a check on the zinc level. I usually use fixodent twice a day for my bottom plate and once a day for my top plate. I do leave my dentures in 24/7 cleaning them as I redo the adhesive and brushing them in between as I would have my real teeth. To think that 10 years of 24/7 with all that zinc going into my system. This is scary and I wonder if the symptoms are reversible or what the long term effects will be. How did they get by the food and drug administration with this? Especially since it is used in the mouth.

  • LiseAugust 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    In most cases, if you're dentures are properly made, they should stay in place by suction and adhesives are not necessary.

  • HedyAugust 15, 2009 at 1:28 am

    I started using fixadent approximately 10 years ago. I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma 5 years ago and had a stem cell transplant 4 years ago. Today was a very interesting day. After seeing this site for the first time it really makes me stop and think??

  • DianeAugust 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I have been using fixadent for 27 years and just found this sight. When I wake up my hands hurt so bad and feel like they are going to bust open,after I am up for a while and pain meds I get better but the pain in my hands ,back, and feet never go away.can not aford a doctor but I will try to get a blood test for Zinc levels,thought it was just I was getting old and arthrits,my hands are getting w[Show More]I have been using fixadent for 27 years and just found this sight. When I wake up my hands hurt so bad and feel like they are going to bust open,after I am up for a while and pain meds I get better but the pain in my hands ,back, and feet never go away.can not aford a doctor but I will try to get a blood test for Zinc levels,thought it was just I was getting old and arthrits,my hands are getting worse and the knuckles thorb all the time.the pain is in all my joints but hans ,back and feet are the worse,when I lay down it all thorbs like a dull tooth ack. Hope there is something to do for this,I would like my life back

  • EllenAugust 4, 2009 at 4:20 am

    where in st louis can I get my blood tested for zinc levels?

  • BillJuly 29, 2009 at 1:20 am

    I have been using Fixodent for about 12 years now, and I am having the same symptoms most of you are having. I have severe pain in my feet and hands, numbness in them as well. I wake up at night with burning pains in my feet and hands. I also will have an uncontrolled twitch every now and again, as well as loss of balance. I never would have guessed Fixodent would cause this! I just wonder what el[Show More]I have been using Fixodent for about 12 years now, and I am having the same symptoms most of you are having. I have severe pain in my feet and hands, numbness in them as well. I wake up at night with burning pains in my feet and hands. I also will have an uncontrolled twitch every now and again, as well as loss of balance. I never would have guessed Fixodent would cause this! I just wonder what else to look forward to??

  • ShirleyJuly 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I have been using fixodent since I was 17years old My finger joints lock up where i can no longer bend my left hand. I am on pain medicaton daily to unlock the knuckle joints. I am also on oxygen because of lack of oxygen. I have had to swallow the fixadent everytime i used it.

  • JessicaJuly 15, 2009 at 1:41 am

    For those of you wondering what other product to use that will not cause zinc poisoning, there is a Polygrip Free out now that is zinc free.

  • larryJuly 10, 2009 at 12:35 am

    i have just in the the last several months started to feel the affects of what i thought was neuropothy or maybe even arthritis. But i think this is something different.i have wore dentures for the last 25 years.all of a sudden, my feet,ankles,and calves will not let me sleep at night.I'm diabetic so i know what the affect of diabetes feels like. this is not diabetes.I believe that befores it's al[Show More]i have just in the the last several months started to feel the affects of what i thought was neuropothy or maybe even arthritis. But i think this is something different.i have wore dentures for the last 25 years.all of a sudden, my feet,ankles,and calves will not let me sleep at night.I'm diabetic so i know what the affect of diabetes feels like. this is not diabetes.I believe that befores it's allover with,This debilitating chronic pain will be put in the same catagory as breast implants.silicone seepage into our bloodstream.the manufacturers are probably already aware of it.I'm sure folk have died in the past because of it. But with todays technology we can put a finger on what's ailing us.We are not dialing for dollars here.This is a debilitating disease.We need to put a stop to this and be compensated for our pain and suffering.

  • DebraJuly 2, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I have used Fixadent for many years. This past week I would have several spells a day where I am unable to move my arms or legs and cant open my eyes for a few mintues at the time. I can still hear but cant move anything. This just suddenly started happening and stroke and heart attack have been ruled out. I am now wondering if it is the fixadent.

  • AngelaJune 27, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I am 39 years old and have been using fixadent for a year and a half now. I was perfectly healthy until about six months ago I started having the most awful feeling of numbness and tingling with burning sensations in my feet first , then my hands. I have a three year old son to raise and take care of. Im just wondering if you stop using will the symtoms go away or is it something that is going to [Show More]I am 39 years old and have been using fixadent for a year and a half now. I was perfectly healthy until about six months ago I started having the most awful feeling of numbness and tingling with burning sensations in my feet first , then my hands. I have a three year old son to raise and take care of. Im just wondering if you stop using will the symtoms go away or is it something that is going to stay with me from now on? Very worried!

  • marshaJune 27, 2009 at 3:15 am

    I have had top dentures for 30 yrs used fixdent once in a while, in sept i had gotten bottom dentures, I now must use super poligrip twice a day. This past winter I have had such pain in my back and legs I could hardly walk. Had many tests , can't find any thing. Now I am getting dizzy spells.

  • SHANAZJune 22, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I work with diabetic patients and one of my patients mentioned his sugar levels were raised when he used polygrip or fixodent..is it true these denture products can raise sugar levels.

  • ElizabethJune 18, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    I can't believe that I've been suffering for years with my foot in pain and in the last year or two I've had numbness,burning, tingling, weird feeling down my arm,leg, foot....I've been checked and my heart is good, no breaks or fractures .......Must be stress, panic attacks.... I've been using Fixodent for 10 years now.....Hmmm I wonder if that has anything to do with it...

  • debraJune 16, 2009 at 8:53 am

    I've used fixadent for 20 yrs. and have had most of the symptoms since starting using this product.

  • TinaJune 12, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I have used these denture creams for about 3 years or more until I get a new plate but I have a lot of the symptoms you have listed under the Zinc signs & I was just wondering if I may have a case against them also. I was diagnosed with Lupus not long after using these denture products for a while which may or may not be a cause of this & I have a lot of arm,shoulder & neck pain that i[Show More]I have used these denture creams for about 3 years or more until I get a new plate but I have a lot of the symptoms you have listed under the Zinc signs & I was just wondering if I may have a case against them also. I was diagnosed with Lupus not long after using these denture products for a while which may or may not be a cause of this & I have a lot of arm,shoulder & neck pain that is constant & I've been on flexaril,mobic & other pain meds for a while due to the pain,loss of movement,tingling & burning in my arms & legs and sometimes in my jaw area.

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  • LurethaJune 6, 2009 at 4:39 am

    My father has been using Fixadent for the past three years and he too has been having some unexplained pain in his feet, back leg. Up until recently, he was able to walk pretty well and only ocassionally needed to use his cane. However the last two weeks he has been experiencing a high level of increased pain in his back, foot and leg. The hospital ran tests but only found arthitis . I find this [Show More]My father has been using Fixadent for the past three years and he too has been having some unexplained pain in his feet, back leg. Up until recently, he was able to walk pretty well and only ocassionally needed to use his cane. However the last two weeks he has been experiencing a high level of increased pain in his back, foot and leg. The hospital ran tests but only found arthitis . I find this info about Fixadent, etc. to be very disturbing because my Dad has no real reason for his sudden pain.

  • CarolynJune 3, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Are you sure that taking Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics aren't the culprit? Eg: Ciprp, Avelox, Levaquin, Norfloxacin,,,any 'flox' antiB. The debilitating symptoms are the same. I have taken both!!....but have always considered myself poisoned by the antiB.

  • LadoniaMay 25, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I have been using poly grip for about 24 years .Ihave noticed that I have beenhaving a lot of pain in my hands and feet .If i sit for long period of time my feet go to sleep.If I stand up more than 10 munites.I have shooting pains In my feet and legs My hands seam to go to sleep.A Lot.And cramp.

  • GillianMay 24, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I have just entered my problems into Google search regarding the tingling in my arms, legs, feet, head etc and burning at top of legs. I came across your site and info regarding Denture Fixatives and nearly fell off my computer chair as I have been using Poligrip Ultra for some time now and never gave it a thought as you would assume that something made to go into the mouth would be safe. I also h[Show More]I have just entered my problems into Google search regarding the tingling in my arms, legs, feet, head etc and burning at top of legs. I came across your site and info regarding Denture Fixatives and nearly fell off my computer chair as I have been using Poligrip Ultra for some time now and never gave it a thought as you would assume that something made to go into the mouth would be safe. I also have an over active bladder which I am about to have some tests to see if any help is available. Also I suffer from back problems which is where I thought the problem lay. I live in England so obviously nothing can be done through you unless you know of any source in this country for me to find out further information. I am a 70 year old widow and low on income though I am not looking for any gain except to my health.

  • tom sMay 14, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Ive only been using the cream for about a year now ,and I am feeling unexplained pain ,and Im sleeping twice as much as normal. freinds tell me ive totaly changed my ways ,in not the same person ,guess in not as energenic as i use to be

  • MaryMay 13, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I have using poligrip for six years, and i have had dizziness and awful pain in my arms and burning in my hands at night, keeping me awake.like others i wondered about the product but need it to keep my denture in place. i,ve been to the dr. but was not diagnosed with zinc poisoning. with no medical insurance it cost alot of money and i still dont feel great

  • AliceMay 5, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I have been using Poligrip for 10 years. I don't use a whole lot. I am in my sixties and to date have had no problems.

  • CorinaMay 4, 2009 at 4:35 am

    I HAVE BEEN USING FIXODENT FOR THE PAST 5 YRS. AND LIKE LINDA HAD DENTURES SAME THING WRONG SIZE DENTURE THEY TRIED TO FIX THEM BUT STILL NO GOOD SO I HAD TO USE LOTS OF FIXODENT TO HOLD MY DENTURES OTHER WISE THEY WOULD FALL OUT I TOO GAG ALOT . ABOUT 6-7 MONTHS AGO IS WHEN I STARTED FEELING THE BURNING AND TINGLING IN MY FEET. EVERY MORNING IT IS SO HARD FOR ME TO WALK. DR ALSO GAVE ME NEURONTI[Show More]I HAVE BEEN USING FIXODENT FOR THE PAST 5 YRS. AND LIKE LINDA HAD DENTURES SAME THING WRONG SIZE DENTURE THEY TRIED TO FIX THEM BUT STILL NO GOOD SO I HAD TO USE LOTS OF FIXODENT TO HOLD MY DENTURES OTHER WISE THEY WOULD FALL OUT I TOO GAG ALOT . ABOUT 6-7 MONTHS AGO IS WHEN I STARTED FEELING THE BURNING AND TINGLING IN MY FEET. EVERY MORNING IT IS SO HARD FOR ME TO WALK. DR ALSO GAVE ME NEURONTIN AND A PAIN MEDICENE. NEED HELP.

  • DeniseMay 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I received my dentures about 8 to 9 years ago and have used fix-a dent all the time. Just in the past 3 months i have been tread for sever pain in my joints, ie: hands, knees feet have a burning sensation on the bottom of my feet. I have been very out going and just seems to me I've come to a sever slow down and alot of pain. Sometimes my arms and hands go numb.

  • karengApril 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I use the powder form of Fixodent. Does it contain the same ingredients as the cream ?

  • marilynApril 24, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    My husband has been using poligrip for the past 25+ years. He is 61 years old and has always been in good health. I have noticed recently that in the last 6 or so months he sleeps an awful lot. He sometime goes to bed at 9:00 at night. In the past month, he has complained of his feet feeling like they are sort asleep. Like little pins and needles sticking him. I was getting worry, thinking maybe a[Show More]My husband has been using poligrip for the past 25+ years. He is 61 years old and has always been in good health. I have noticed recently that in the last 6 or so months he sleeps an awful lot. He sometime goes to bed at 9:00 at night. In the past month, he has complained of his feet feeling like they are sort asleep. Like little pins and needles sticking him. I was getting worry, thinking maybe a circulation problem. Just now wonder if maybe the poligrip is the problem. I'm going to try him on some vitamins with minerals to see what happens.

  • W.C.April 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Approximately 10 years ago I began to feel numbness in the bottom of both of my feet. When I questioned a Dr. about this he diagnosed me to have neuropathy. Not being real sure and unfamiliar with this diagnosis I consulted a neuorological Dr. and received the same diagnosis. I have used large amounts of fixodent for years and quite honestly I don't know how to not use it since I can't eat if I[Show More]Approximately 10 years ago I began to feel numbness in the bottom of both of my feet. When I questioned a Dr. about this he diagnosed me to have neuropathy. Not being real sure and unfamiliar with this diagnosis I consulted a neuorological Dr. and received the same diagnosis. I have used large amounts of fixodent for years and quite honestly I don't know how to not use it since I can't eat if I don't first secure my teeth. I am now to the point of being able to walk for only very short periods of time. The burning and the pain are sometimes unbearable. I am now on medication for this 1600 mg.per day of Neurontin, but it still is very painful .

  • LindaApril 21, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I have been using Fixadent for 14 years. Since Day 1, when the dentist put in my new dentures, he also put Fixadent in my mouth. He was a horrible dentist and the dentures were a mile too big, and I have had to use a ton of Fixadent all these years. Sometimes, it's so bad, that it makes me gag, but my dentures would fall out if I didn't use it. I'm on disability, now, with Arthritis in my kn[Show More]I have been using Fixadent for 14 years. Since Day 1, when the dentist put in my new dentures, he also put Fixadent in my mouth. He was a horrible dentist and the dentures were a mile too big, and I have had to use a ton of Fixadent all these years. Sometimes, it's so bad, that it makes me gag, but my dentures would fall out if I didn't use it. I'm on disability, now, with Arthritis in my knees; but recently, my left arm has been hurting all the way from the shoulder to my hands. It feels like arthritis, but I'm not sure. It just feels like my bones aching. Also, I have seven out of the nine symptoms listed for zinc poisoning, but I've never been tested for it. I always attributed the symptoms to other possible causes. I've always worried about the Fixadent going into my body because I didn't know what it might do. I didn't know about zinc poisoning. I was always more afraid of it clogging my arteries because I knew that the cooler Fixadent gets, the harder it gets. There is a lawyer in my area handling these denture adhesive cases. I wonder if I should contact him.

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