I want you to meet Patti Pili who recovered from a severe case of mercury poisoning acquired from dental amalgams. Her recovery process started in 2009 when she had her amalgams removed and following Andy Cutler’s chelation protocol she recovered fully by 2012. This is a dynamite recovery story that will inspire and motivate you and help you through the inevitable setbacks she describes. From the pictures, you can see clearly what it means to have her health back. Well done and thanks for sharing Patti!
Now, in her words:
Those of you who are severely ill…do not worry…you WILL get better – it happened to me. I became ill in 2008 and today 5 years later I am living a normal and I mean normal life. I stopped chelating a year ago and left this group as all the other successes probably do but I came back to post this to hopefully help any/all of you.
I’ve been into natural health since I was 16 when I started teaching Aerobics (I am now 42). I have been a vegetarian since I was 9 and into whole foods my whole life.
ANYWAY, HERE IS MY STORY…
I first became ill in November 2008.
I was in severely bad shape; I experienced what seemed like a ‘bad trip’ on narcotics from what I’ve only seen in movies… I was for lack of a better description “tripping out” for about 3 months night AND day. It was the scariest time of life and I was unable to live normally, I had to pace outside on the grass all day and try to stay calm. The brain fog, dizziness, vision problems, ear ringing, and severe anxiety were the least of my problems as I felt drugged and on a bad trip. I lost 30 pounds, developed MCS (multiple chemical sensitivities) which made it impossible for me to go outside or any public place since I could smell every little faint smell and would send me into vertigo, anxiety and pure panic.
Going to Target with all their chemical products was impossible as I experienced vertigo and sensations in my brain that felt like someone was shaking it and I fell to the floor, literally. I was house ridden and unable to eat since I was reacting to everything (even though I’ve been vegetarian since I was 9 and already had a house full of natural unprocessed foods).
I didn’t know what was happening to me. I didn’t know if someone had drugged me or I had cancer or what was happening to me. Those 3 months of round the clock tripping out were hell. I was unable to drive my kids to school, unable to function or cook, unable to clean because of the MCS, I was couch ridden just spending days trying to stay calm and keep from spiraling downward into my depression and fear and just try to keep it together especially in front of my kids.
My symptoms included: brain fog, dizziness upon standing, vertigo, visual disturbances of multiple blurry spots floating in front of me, ringing in the ears, severe anxiety, MCS (multiple chemical sensitivities, heart palpitations, tingling and numbness in middle finger and some toes, felt funny all the time, felt scared all the time like something was happening to me beyond my control, panicky, unable to concentrate, feeling of being drugged and “tripping” out, unable to eat since I’d react to most foods with extreme anxiety and extreme vertigo and the feeling of tripping out.
My herbalist put me on charcoal, B5, vit C ascorbate, magnesium, zinc, B1 and B6. They helped at first then I had problems reacting after a while. I cried in pain daily.
I stopped living on pills and switched to Dr. Schulze products using his detox formulas and felt much better and the tripping out was not as severe but my episodes continued sporadically. I did multiple Dr. Schulze 5-day liver cleanses as well as 5-day kidney cleanses. His detox tea made me feel good so I lived on it. Every day was an uphill battle laden with tears and without hope and without proper diagnosis of what was happening to me.
Conventional doctors told me it was all in my head. They ran blood work and various forms of testing. They told me they could tell I was vegan because all my labs showed perfect health. I saw numerous conventional doctors and they all said the same, even though once in a doctors office my face turned beet red during an “episode”. I felt like a crazy person. I felt like I was losing my mind, literally.
I began massive detoxification protocols, colonics, infrared saunas, I juiced for 45 days, I did numerous colon cleanses, essential oils, lymphatic drainage massage, meditation, ionic foot baths etc.
I saw my naturopath who did bio-feedback on me and it showed ‘retention of toxins’ and ‘dental’ problems. When he found out I had amalgams he urged me to get them out safely by a bio dentist. I found the dentist by IOAMT’s website and then googled for amalgam illness and came across Andy Cutler’s site and various others discussing his book and protocol.
When I began to read from Dr. Cutler’s site all the information on symptoms I wept… for the first time in 10 months and after 8 doctors I knew now what my problem was. I self diagnosed with the help of the site and my naturopath that I was mercury poisoned. My dentist ordered a hair test through doctors data and confirmed the same. It was the summer of 2009.
I then began reading his book and began taking the list of supplements (recommended in his book) for while you still have amalgams in your mouth. By day 2 I was off the couch and able to function a little more. This is when I contacted him with the utmost gratitude.
I emailed Andy Cutler once in the beginning of my healing process and thanked him for writing about what “to take now while feeling sick with amalgams” and I adhered to that list of supplements and was finally able to go outside and drive my car and finally get the amalgams out. He asked if I would post my remarks on Amazon under his book page and so I did happily.
All my amalgams were removed by september 2009 and on the same day that they were all removed the ringing in my ears came to complete halt. For the first time in I don’t know how long I could hear without that high pitched screeching in my ears. My dentist did vit c injections a few times after the process. I felt good in september and then in October felt like I was relapsing.
His book consoled me in the fact that I was dumping but I had reservations. I was terrified of what if this is not the root of my problems I still feel very ill. My mcs had diminished only some and all the other symptoms were still there, minus the ear ringing. I joined the frequent-dose-chelation group and there was so much support and reassurance that I was ok and just needed to chelate. I clung to this desperately hoping it was true. I read positive posts in tears trying to stay positive.
I began chelation in December (3 mos after amalgam removal) on 2mg ALA along with the other recommended supplements (e.g. mag, vit c, zinc, vit e, b vitamins etc.) doing 3 hour rounds 3 days on 3 off. I could not believe my eyes or body! After just 1 day of chelation I felt GREAT! I use that word ‘great’ relative to my situation at the time because I still had symptoms but while on chelation rounds I felt energized, brain fog was gone, I could think, clean, watch sports without getting dizzy, get up from a lying position without feeling dizzy or lightheaded.
My anxiety was now manageable, magnesium became my favorite supp next to ALA as it took away my anxiety so well. On my off days, my symptoms would return to remind me to continue chelating.
2mg ala – 6 weeks
3mg ala – 3 weeks
5 mg ala – 1 week
3 mg ala – 2 weeks
5mg ala – 4 weeks
7.5mg ala – 4 weeks
10 mg ala – 5 weeks
And so on and so on until I got up 25mgs. I didn’t journal it but I stayed on 25mgs for a long time. I didn’t take breaks from the 3day on/off rounds because I felt so fantastic while ON rounds. I did up the days to 4.
Beginning in 2010 I resumed a rigorous exercise program to sweat daily and each I did I felt great. I worked out (turbo kickboxing at 24 hour fitness) about 5 days a week for about 1-2 hours.)After my workouts I always entered the sauna for about 20 minutes. I did this because Andy told me in an email once that sweating up to a pint a day is the same as chelating. He told me only regular saunas though, not infra red as they pull too much out. I cannont tell you how awesome I felt after the saunas; it would clear my head for the whole day.
After about 10-11 months of chelating happily I had an episode. I was tripping out again, dizzy upon standing, I saw blurry spots, anxiety came back with a vengeance. I was so scared and sad at my relapse that it created a new wave of doubt. Once again I took to the chelation group and the book to re-read about the 6 month dump. I posted and Andy actually responded how this was normal and referred the pages in the book. Other members from the frequent-dose-chelation group consoled with the same information and it helped. I was reminded to keep chelating and so I did.
After several months of 25mgs I upped it to 35 mgs and eventually 50mgs. By this time it was summer of 2010 and I was feeling really good. My MCS was gone, I could actually shop at target and even walk down the detergent aisle. about 65% of my symptoms were gone. With each 50mg round I felt clearer and stronger and happier. I decided to up it to 75mgs and did this for a few months and then upped it to 100 mgs rounds. Now it was Jan 2011 and I thought I felt 100% healthy but after a few weeks of doing this dosage I began to feel funny again so I reduced to 75mgs and while ON round I felt symptoms so I knew I had to reduce further and so I went back to 50 mgs by summer of 2011. In addition I began taking breaks from chelation as I felt that my symptoms might have just been reactions of my exhausted liver and adrenals. It worked my body felt better and so I continued 50mgs but only by taking long breaks between rounds and I mean about 3 week breaks.
Beginning of 2012 I started getting Vitamin B injections: B12,B1, and B6. I felt like they really helped my adrenals recover from all the cleansing so I did this for one year once a month.
In February of 2013 I had a vertigo episode that lasted 3 days.
It is now summer of 2013 and I feel very very normal. I haven’t chelated however since last summer.
Today I don’t have ANY symptoms, I feel clear, I can drink wine, run and jog, no MCS, no dizziness etc…. SYMPTOM FREE.
The extreme anxiety I used to feel is no longer. For those of you suffering from this remember to keep calm, use affirmation from Louise Hay, and rely on Magnesium and/or GABA… its what worked for me.
Use my story as your motivation… it WILL GET BETTER I promise you… just keep chelating!
Hope this helps and much love and best wishes to you all.