This feels better. Failing that last round on top of the poisoning was really horrible. My husband is still asking me if I’m ok. But I finished this ALA round and am feeling like I can see the light again. It’s going to be ok. I am REALLY looking forward to sleeping all night tonight.
i need to do something.
my brain is gone.
I’m going to do 2mg ala every 2 hours, 3 hours at night.
7:00AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM. 5:00PM, 7:00PM, 9:00PM, 11:00PM, 2:00AM, 5:00AM.
starting in half an hour.
wish me luck.
I’m trying to decide if I should start a new round.
I feel like I did right before I got my fillings out.
If I should, should I go to ALA only? Or should I try DMSA?
Probably ALA only since I know what that is like already and I’m not up for experimenting.
But I feel like I have mercury coursing through my whole body again, which maybe means I should avoid ALA for a bit.
I just don’t know.
This is what I know IS working for me right now:
C (lots of it)
Omega 3 fish oil
CoQ10 (double dose)
activated charcoal sometimes. it does help.
What am I missing? The b’s. What is vitamin F? Why did they skip up to K?
You might think I was trying to kill myself or something with all these supplements I take trying to get my life back.
Niacin. Supposed to be good for arthritis (my hands have been hurting me) and mood (who doesn’t need a mood boost?) and detox (what my whole life is about right now). It is supposed to do so much – like fix cholesterol issues, which help hormones, helps skin look younger, etc. etc.
The book was talking about doses in the thousands. THOUSANDS. So I thought it would be safe to try 100mg. The book said, if you don’t get a mild flush, try more. The goal was to get a mild flush. Not a red hot itchy flush for an hour, but a warmth for about a half hour or less. Well I got no flush. So at dinner, I took another 100mg. That dose brought on about 5 minutes of warmth. Not bad, I thought.
A couple hours I got in the hot tub. My kidneys started aching first and then my ovaries. I started hurting to move. I went to bed in pain. I woke up in the middle of the night with extremely itchy feet and ankles. When I woke up in the morning I could see they were covered in hives. And the rest of me felt like I’d been hit by a bus. Every inch of me hurt, inside and out. Deep in my bones, my intestines, my organs. I have never hurt so much in my life. Moving made me want to cry. I took a hot detox bath and some antihistamines, it helped a little, but not enough. I decided I’d better stop my round that I was on – 2.5 mg DMPS and 1mg ALA. That afternoon I took a nap and woke up shivering with a fever. I then took some charcoal and more antihistamines.
I don’t know what the hell happened. It was either an allergic reaction to the DMPS, or I’m so full of toxins that the niacin detox caused me to poison myself.
It’s been 3 days and I’m still moving slow. I’m doing much better, but wow. I feel like I backtracked to before I got my fillings out. Yes, that bad.
I’m going to call it a success.
I think my doses were a little too far apart. I tried to do 2:45, but next time I will do 2:20.
My schedule was: 7:00AM, 9:45AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 6:00PM, 8:45PM, 11:30PM, 3:15AM and then 7:00AM again.
I only did 3 days and 2 nights because of this, or I think I could have kept going.
On-round symptoms notes: a little dizzy, a little headachy, a little queazy. Vitamin C and making sure I get regular food in helps a lot. Other than that, mood seems good, and energy levels not bad at all until I try to do too much. Finding it easy to decide what to do and do it – good follow through instead of just thinking of all the things needing to be done.
Off-round, fine. Slight naggy headache in the back of my skull. But fine. Good to go.
That was only 1mg of ALA. It’s pretty powerful stuff. I will probably stick with 1mg for a few more rounds, unless the closer dosing makes a huge difference.
Next round I will try this schedule: 6:20AM, 8:40AM, 11:00AM, 1:20PM, 3:40PM, 6:00PM, 8:20PM, 10:40PM, 2:30AM, 6:20AM
I’ve gone off script. I started a very low dose of ALA a month early. This is not cool in the online groups, and I know it. 2 weeks early seems to be acceptable for some, but 3 months after amalgam removal is the “rule”.
I have never been a rule follower. I would probably be dead by now if I was. In fact I’d probably have no thyroid and a lot of radiation damage if I had listened to my doctors… I’m always looking for my own way, what feels right. I get in trouble when I don’t follow my gut.
And my gut said, let’s try it… you can always stop the round if we are wrong.
The reasons I’m trying this are:
1.) I’m impatient
2.) I think as I’ve done 9.3 “3 day-rounds” that’s about how many rounds someone who waits 10 weeks would have done.
3.) I think my kidneys could use a break from DMPS. My eyelids get swollen on round and while I’m trying to support my kidneys, the DMPS is stressing them out.
4.) My adrenals definitely take a hit after a couple days on round.
5.) ALA has so many anti-oxidant benefits in addition to chelating. It’s good for blood sugar, inflammation, skin issues, etc.
6.) It’s just time to start getting some mercury out of my organs.
7.) I’m impatient, and I want to feel some healing happening.
So I started yesterday at 7:00 AM. It’s a lot of pills to take every 2.45 hours. I made it through 24 hours and will decide after tomorrow whether or not to make 3 nights of it or just 2.
What I’m noticing: I need to eat more often or I get queasy and dizzy. I do get headaches if I don’t take enough C. I should probably adjust the schedule to take every 2 hours 20 minutes…. but what will that look like at night when I’m trying to get some sleep? Not sure. I can try to work out a schedule to try next round I guess but so far this is manageable. I seem to be doing ok energy-wise.
Had to end my round today, I’m so annoyed and crabby. Everyone, everywhere is bugging me, and it’s not easy to keep from snapping. Wonder why this one is so hard… I was fine yesterday. Until I got a migraine at dinner time. Maybe that’s it.
Ugh. When will this rollercoaster end. I’m grateful for the ups, which happen much more frequently now, but the downs suck more and more, especially after finally feeling pretty good.
Oh, and I discovered ALA in my face cream that I’ve been using once a day, most days, for several years. Yay me. My poor brain.