..Recent blood tests showed very high ion. readings. I have been saying for at least a year I feel generally unwell and I experience several symptoms that could be due to the toxicity. One newish development that is concerning me though is the recent onset of chest pain. It started as a sort of butterfly feeling in the left side but has progressed now to slight pain, no doubt dulled by the amount of codeine I take for hip pain. I would like to ask if anyone else who has potentially defective hips and may have high metal ion counts has had any chest discomfort