[T]his is one post I don’t feel like writing. I had high expectations for my first DMPS trial but it ended miserably. I started with 25 mg every six hours and the first day was easy. Second day I got a migraine and cut back to 12.5 mg every eight hours. On the fourth day, when the migraine went away, I got a thrombosed hemorrhoid and on the seventh day my energy crashed.
One bright note, I’ve experienced a reduction in brain fog. Possibly from replacing P5P with vitamin B6. As usual, I don’t really know what happened because I made a number of changes during the round.
It’s probably worth saying that many people that suffer with heavy metal toxicity and methylation problems also have digestive issues and hemorrhoids are not uncommon among them. I was hoping I could keep this blog from getting ugly but I guess it wasn’t in the cards. The last time this happened a couple years ago, I had the clot removed in a quick surgical procedure performed by a nurse but the aftermath was so incredibly painful, I would go to almost any length to heal naturally this time.
So I did a lot of research and found a couple things that seem to be helping a lot, inexpensively – the first is turmeric and the second is stick ice made with ice cube trays made for bottles. I’m also trying out an infrared and red LED device and of course extra water and extra magnesium…
Today I started 6 mg of Cytomel (actually the Mexican brand cynomel) and going forward I am planning a big change in my chelation strategy – instead of aiming for one heavy chelation round per month, I think I’m going to go back to chelating every Monday to Wednesday on more conservative doses and back on the three-hour schedule. I have this feeling that I need sleep, consistency and reliability now above all else.
I may start that out with 12.5 mg DMPS with 60 mg of ALA after taking a break for a week.
Almost cried this week when I read this Eisenhower quote in my World War II book:
The longer I live the more I think of the quality of fortitude – – men who fall, pick themselves up and stumble on, follow again, and are trying to get up when they die.
Round 24 (7 days) – 12.5 mg DMPS every 8 hours, total chelation days to date: 104
- Sunday, March 16: started out with 25 mg DM PS every six hours, a little more energy, a little less hunger, a little slow and apathetic in the afternoon, a little headache, and a little sleepy at times.
- Monday, March 17: stopped taking P5P, added Garden of Life probiotics, after doing lots of errands and getting some sunshine I ended up with the frontal headache which turned out to be a migraine – so I took two magnesium threonines. I also accidentally doubled up my sunflower lecithin taking my lunch and dinner doses together at dinner. some depression and irritability. The headache could’ve come from the sunshine or the larger dose of lecithin. Researching the DMPS, it seems many people get migraines from it.
- Tuesday, March 18: migraine all day with some relief in the evening, noticed that I had stopped taking pantethine and restarted, started B6 (same 250 mg to replace P-5-P), increased vitamin B2 by 50 mg to 100 mg, took 3 to 4 capsules of threonine, increased magnesium glycinate by 100 mg, changed the DMPS to 12.5 mg every eight hours
- Wednesday, March 19: migraine gone, replaced by thrombosed hemorrhoid! Increased magnesium glycinate by 300 mg, less brain fog after dinner than usual.
- Thursday, March 20: reduced omega 3 by 1280 mg, one I extremely bloodshot, very tired in evening maybe effect of reduced fish oil.
- Friday, March 21: increased fish oil back up. still significantly less brain fog than usual but don’t know what from.
- Saturday, March 22: very depleted after lunch after skipping nap, blood pressure very low, took an additional 5 mg hydrocortisone, frontal headache in early evening, took two threonine and two Motrin, some depression and black thinking, warm at bedtime, increased magnesium glycinate bedtime by 200 mg. Ended round with last DMPS dose at 3 PM.
- Sunday, March 23: redistribution – low blood pressure, slow and weak most of the day but better in the evening, very warm in the evening and frontal headache probably from methylation.