5 days seems to be my max for on-round. I will end it at 3:00 today. Tired.
This is what I know:
I hated the round where I had to take my dose at 12:30 and 6:30. That meant waking up twice, or even though I had planned on getting up at 6:30 AM anyway, it meant that if I woke up at 6:00 AM, I wasn’t able to easily fall back asleep because I knew 6:30 was coming. And same for the 12:30 AM dose, if I went to bed at 11:00, mentally, I had a hard time falling asleep because I knew I was just going to wake up in 1.5 hours.
I am liking the 9:00 and 3:00 times though, at least they work out great for weekends and nights – I only have to worry about waking up once, and 3:00 AM is after a good chunk of sleep and I’m able to fall right back to sleep because I know I still have several hours before I have to wake up again.
But 9:00 is when I drop my kid at school and 3:00 is when I pick him up. So that’s a bit of a pain. Need to remember to take a pill and water with me on the road… or change to 9:30 and 3:30 maybe, or 8:30 and 2:30.
Dialing it down anyway. As soon as I get it figured out it will be time to add ALA in to the mix.
Home from vacation, started a new round within 15 minutes. Also drinking herbal tea with collagen in it. Good vacation, but have a headache. Probably did too much walking. It’s good to be home. Time to get more mercury out.
I should have brought my DMPS. I thought I’d make it a complete vacation, but didn’t factor in the dog waking me up anyway. Who knows if it would have given me more energy or been too much… but here I am at the beach, walking 5 miles a day… looking forward to my next round and getting more mercury out.
Also looking forward to getting back in my collagen/Gelatin, I stupidly stopped taking it a month ago and now I hurt all over and my joints keep popping.
I think 4 days of 5mg is good enough for this round. It’s been a good round aside from the one day I did too much. I’m feeling better and better every week. Yesterday I went to lunch with a friend. Which is a big deal because… well, usually that’s too exhausting to even think about. It was nice.
It is really NICE to be getting my life back. My yard is looking better and better, like someone actually lives here and is taking care of things. It’s good to be a person who can take care of things again.
I wish I could figure out how to get my lymph system running better though, I’ve been trying several lymph formulas (herbal) but am thinking maybe I need to go for a lymph massage.
I did pause the colon cleanse, as I was just sick of it. Sick of feeling so bloated by the end of the day. I’ll pick it back up again. I am working on supporting liver and kidneys as well as lymph right now.
Juicing is going ok. I like my juicer and it’s not a total pain to clean it. The organic celery I bought is kind of bitter… but it’s ok with apples and mangos and pears, etc. I have not gotten brave enough to try the beets I bought. I’m only making one juice a day. And now I realize I’ve forgotten about the lemon water I was doing. So much to keep up with… it’s a full time job.
But, it’s better than sleeping the days away on the couch. And it’s only going to get better and better. This is exactly what I needed to do and should have done it 14 years ago when it was first suggested to me.
Another thing I recently figured out. Or think I did. I’ve been taking 5htp for years at bedtime to “raise my serotonin”. Well, when serotonin goes up, dopamine goes down. I have also been trying to raise dopamine as that is the motivation and reward neurotransmitter, and my motivation has been long gone. Well. Since I stopped the 5htp and added l-tyrosine, I think I’m starting to balance that out. So that’s excellent.
Here’s an article about the FDA trying to warn people about mercury in dental amalgams, and the Department of Health and Human Services shutting that down. Frustrating. Someday people will look back at these fillings and say “how barbaric, can you imagine?”
I totally overdid it yesterday. I ended up with that head-in-a-vise mercury headache. Feels like a tight band around your brain, squeezing. That.
I couldn’t get it to go away either, no matter what I tried. No amount of C, not even extra mag and lots of water. Sinuses were also all blocked up and now today I woke up with swollen eyelids again. Still have the headache only it’s more background now, slight.
So… live and learn. Do NOT push exercise, even if you are on-round. At least not yet.
Andy Cutler has this to say, and as usual, he is right.
“Exercise mobilizes mercury and needs to be done in MODERATION. It is NOT always good for you. Exercise is STRESS and there is a particular physiological response to stress that is messed up in most mercury toxic people – cortisol goes DOWN instead of UP like it is supposed to. So you can release adrenaline and feel really good WHILE you are active, but then crash afterwards and take a long time to recover. Depending on how sick you are this can be from hours to days. Moderation is doing exercise in small enough bits that you don’t get this ‘crash’ after it. No hours of sitting and doing nothing. No inability to think. No being woozy with allergy symptoms.”
My son is also feeling tired from the 5mg after mowing the lawn yesterday. We both overdid it, I guess.
I upped my dose to 5mg DMPS this time and I’m 2 days in. So far so good. Still some ear ringing. I napped yesterday but managed to get a lot of landscaping stuff done in my yard today. I’m sure I’ll pay for it tomorrow. My feet hurt, and I’m not sure what that’s about. It could be from jumping on the shovel trying to dig up sod? Or it could be something else.
In the past few days I’ve partially dug up some lawn to make a strawberry bed, emptied a big pot, bought a fig tree, and planted it in the pot, bought and planted two tomato plants in big pots I mixed soil with compost, watered the trees I planted a few weeks ago, watered everything else, set some stepping stones in the earth – about 20 feet of them, trimmed a tree, etc etc. This is so much better than sleeping on the couch.
I also bought a juicer. I’m liking it so far.
My son started his second round and I put him on 5mg too. He’s doing fine on it, not hyper, not wild and chatty, just fine. This might be a good dose to keep him at for a bit. He got his hair cut today and the new hair growing in is blond, not brown. Weird?