Researchers examining 112 cases of fluorosis in Ontario, Ohio, Italy and British Columbia found the following collective symptoms (Fluoride, 1998; 31: 13-20), which tend to appear before the bones are affected:
Musculo skeletalArthritis, especially in the cervical and lumbar spine, muscle pain, pins and needles, inability to control extremities.
Gastric pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, acute abdominal episodes, inflammation of the mouth.
Migraine like headaches, blurred vision with moving spots, convulsions, muscular fibrillation.
Nasal and conjunctival problems, emphysema, asthma, nose bleeds.
Dermatitis, inflammation around capillary blood vessels.
Cough, excess mucus, breathing difficulties, mouth ulcers, bleeding gums, palpitations, vertigo, difficulty sleeping, excessive thirst, excessive urination, frequent episodes of lower urinary tract disease, oedema in hands and ankles, joint pains, stiffness, rheumatic pains, rash, marked mental deterioration mainly memory loss and ability to concentrate tinnitus, fatigue and extreme exhaustion. Many people became bedridden.