Below I am posting symptoms derived from an article (see link) on heavy metal toxicity. As you can see these are essentially the identical symptoms reported in GDD. I have not in my listing of critical symptoms focused o a number of the described symptoms in this heavy metal toxicity listing, as I have considered these symptoms (GI disturbance, depression, visual disturbance) too non-specific at present to include as critical criteria. At this early stage, with so many doubters in orthodox medicine, I want to report a short list of distinctive and unusual symptoms, that make refuting the condition exceedingly difficult.
One point which makes GDD interesting from a scientific point of view, is that in general with the other heavy metal toxicities, eg: lead, there is not a clearly defined time=0 when the injury started, nor knowledge of the dose administered. Therefore the full study of GDD should shed enormous light on the early diagnosis, prevention, genetics and treatment of heavy metal toxicities. In the modern age we will continue to see more and more cases of toxicities of a huge variety of heavy metals, so to understand them it is useful to have a controlled model - which GDD has provided.
Here is the posting.
Below are the symptoms listed on this site: http://www.sixwise.com/Newsletters/2009/November/13/Heavy-Metal-Toxicity-Signs-and-Symptoms.htm
Chronic pain throughout the muscles and tendons or any soft tissues of the body
Chronic malaise -- general feeling of discomfort, fatigue, and illness
Brain fog -- state of forgetfulness and confusion
Chronic infections such as Candida
Gastrointestinal complaints, such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas,heartburn, and indigestion
Migraines and/or headaches
Mood swings, depression, and/or anxiety
Nervous system malfunctions-- burning extremities, numbness, tingling, paralysis, and/or an electrifying feeling throughout the body.