My fourth round is complete now. Yesterday was my first day off round and I was fatigued with lots of brain fog until late evening. Feels like the standard adrenal crash I experience on Mondays after a busy weekend. In spite of the fatigue and fog however I was and still am obsessed with chelation.
I can read for 8 or 10 hours a day in the chelation forum and Mercury blogs (see the right-hand column). It’s a strange feeling to be obsessed but slow and drained at the same time. In addition to reading everything I can about detoxification, I’m spending a lot of time wondering if I’m improving. I suspect I am but my symptoms ebb and flow so much based on my activity level, sleep, diet, the temperature etc, it’s very difficult to know.
At this point, I feel little bit like a pregnant couple waiting to announce the pregnancy. But, it’s still too early for sure. The one most promising possible improvement I have my eye on right now is muscle tightness. I think my hands feel looser. That’s my number three symptom so it’s a big one. I’ve got high hopes.
Yesterday, I set up NewsBlur, a replacement for Google reader and added the Mercury blogs that are listed on the right at the bottom. Reading MercOver, I got interested in a book about iodine and bought the Kindle version for $.99.
In other news – I’ve completely given up eating vegan and/or vegetarian. I also had my first appointment with Dr. Rick Marshall a naturopath that Andy Cutler worked with at one time. On his recommendation I stopped supplementing with calcium and will take a saliva test soon to look at additional hormone supplementation, especially for thyroid. This is the first time I’ve seen anyone but an MD.
I’m also preparing to travel in June which provokes a lot of anxiety. I’d like to leave the BiPAP machine at home so in preparation, I’m training myself to sleep on my side. Last night I slept my side without the machine and used my oximeter. The graph looks pretty good and I’m thinking I can cross sleep apnea off my symptom list! Tonight I will use the machine to get a comparison just to be sure. If I were getting a small advantage from it I might stick with it anyway.
Round 4 (2.5 days) – 50 mg DMSA, 50 mg ALA every 3 hours, total chelation days to date: 11
- Monday, April 8: feeling tired and accelerated all day… still wiped out after 4 saunas last week.
- Tuesday, April 9: added vitamin A, lots of energy, headache in the evening.
- Wednesday, April 10: sledding, headache possibly from vitamin D?
- Thursday, April 11 (off): fatigued and slow all day