Sorry it has taken so long to reply. Just couldn't get my password to work for quite awhile. But I'm here now.
Been without stainless steel for about 2 months. Not easy but some of us are very sensitive to many things, including medication. Bought a set of bamboo utensils to carry with me, the few times I eat somewhere else. It really takes dedication!!
Nickel is a heavy metal and won't leave the body on it's own. I took something called NAC for awhile to help the liver get it out.
Sending you and anyone else positive thoughts.View Thread
Just for your information and the time you have until you decide what to do:
I started cooking with just glass and ceramic in the last week. Also not using stainless "silverware". Good thing we had been using mostly the good silver!! Anyway, I'm happy to report that my knee pain is slowly improving.
I had no idea that stainless steel had nickel in it.
Just saw this post. There is a blood test that can be done before knee replacements or (dental work!) to test to see if you are allergic to the implants, etc. Clifford Consulting and Research out of Colorado Springs.
Just looked mine over. Reactive to nickel.
My knees have not been without pressure since the surgeries (both TKR). Has me wondering. 2009
Will now try to go without any extra nickel. No stainless steel. Who knew? Just found out. Good luck.View Thread
For those of you dealing with a possible nickel sensitivity:
I didn't know that stainless steel contained nickel. So, now it is a matter of finding ceramic, glass or cast iron. It is difficult getting nickel out of the body since it is a heavy metal. My chiro has me on something called NAC. My knees (which have been aching since both had TKR) are feeling a little better. We'll see how things progress. Good Luck everyone.View Thread