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?
Round 4 has been really boring. On the one hand I’ve had two nights of very disrupted sleep due to various reasons out of my control. So I’ve been tired a lot which is disappointing as previous rounds have been full of energy and I was hoping for more of that. Ah well. I’ll end this one at 1:00 PM today and catch up on my sleep. Hopefully.
Thinking about moving up to 5mg DMPS next round, if nothing interesting happens off round.
In other news, my son is doing great on his first day of on round. He woke up, showered, came upstairs and said:
“Mom! That pill you gave me! Is it supposed to give me energy?! Because I couldn’t sleep til 2. I like these things! I’m ON! I’m UP!”
And then he didn’t stop talking all the way to school… normally he’s very quiet on the ride to school.
Hope he doesn’t crash off round! And I’m a little jealous!