The Dump Phase

Since my last post, I did another round.

And then caught the mother of all head colds.

Still recovering.

Everyone else seems to be recovering much faster than me.

The weirdest thing is that I even caught the cold. I usually don’t.

So… does that mean I’m getting better?

In a twisted way, maybe it does. They say a heavily burdened immune system doesn’t even try to fight a virus. Mine is certainly trying, but not doing a great job. Reminds me of several years ago when I would catch everything and stay sick way longer than anyone else… and then that all stopped.

So maybe this is the turning around of that.

The reversing of illness, phasing backwards kind of thing?

Whatever is going on, I’m pretty sure I’m in the “Dump Phase” as Andy Cutler calls it.

On pg 52 of Amalgam Illness, he has a chart with the timing of the dump phase on it. It shows the beginning of the dump phase starting at 2-4 months, and the peak of dump being 6-9 months… and finally ends 12-24 months out. It looks like it can take a longer time to come off the peak than it took getting up to it. And I guess you don’t know for sure when the peak is, until you start feeling better again. Can’t wait for that.

The Dump Phase is when you’ve sufficiently lowered your blood/intercellular mercury levels enough that the organs start releasing some of the mercury they have stored to try to “spread the mercury out” – lessen the organ load and try to detox.

It’s part of the healing process, and isn’t necessarily a bad thing or something to dread – but it can feel like a setback, or a stall in healing. Some people have to lower their doses to get through it, some old symptoms might return, but still, things shouldn’t get as bad as they were before you had your amalgams out – though it can be no fun. They say the best way to get through this is to keep chelating.

 

Started a new round

Decided to go back to 3mg ALA. 5 knocked me out and had me dreading the next round. Plus, I have a lot of detailed work to do for both my web design client and volunteering at my kid’s school – I can’t afford for my brain to go AWOL.

So 3mg ALA. Let’s see what this does.

I think I’ve hit the dumps. Back to feeling tired and a little achy, though I can manage the achiness with massages and the fasciablaster tool. I know the best thing to do when in the dumps is power through with rounds… so here I am. Being powerful. Or, attempting it.

Oh, and something is wrong with vitamin E. I can’t take it any more or I get stomach upsets and have to spend the day in the bathroom. So, taking a break from that. Joy.

It’s been awhile…

Time ticks along, huh?

I’m doing a lot better. Walking 10-15K steps a day. Doing yard and house work. Volunteering with my kid’s robotics team again. Playing Pokemon Go.

It’s good.

Ups and downs. Some great energy days, some lower energy days. Some chelation ick, but nothing I can’t deal with.

Kind of waiting for that infamous “dump phase” – maybe it’s here, maybe not. That whole DMPS reaction kind of messed everything up so that I couldn’t tell for awhile what was good or bad. I’ll take what’s going on now though, it’s still better than before.

And yeah, still taking my full load of supplements: forskolin, lithium orotate, adrenal cortex, amino acids, vitamins A, B’s, C, D, E and K2. Minerals. Molybdenum. LDN. Thyroid. Whatever it takes.

Better

I’m finally feeling about as good as I felt before the whole DMPS allergic reaction fiasco.

That took a while.

The magic being in:

  1. Forskolin
  2. Tyrosine
  3. Iodine (small amount, low dose – 500mcg)

I really didn’t think the Forskolin was doing anything, but it was. So… good to know. Keep it for mood and energy.

~~~

I also discovered a pressure point thing for plantar fasciitis.

Read here: http://www.triggerpointbook.com/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=55&Itemid=161

There’s a trigger point in the upper calf, about dead center, roughly four fingers down from the back of the knee that seems to magically eliminate all pain, weakness, and stiffness from PF. There’s another spot where the heel meets the arch, right in the center that also helps. 
~~~
Finally, I’ve been thinking about how mercury poisoning changes us.
In so many ways.
Obviously our bodies get sick.
And our brains.
For example, I spaced my debit card PIN number after having the same number for almost 2 years. Gone. Just, poof, gone. Did mercury eat those brain cells holding that number? Muscle memory couldn’t remember it either.
And then personality. I am pretty sure I used to be a pretty decisive person. I knew what I wanted and went for it. I rarely had doubts. I rarely said “I don’t care, what do you want to do?” I knew what I wanted to do. And I did it. Or I tried like hell to get the chance to do it.
But in the past few years, and even still. I don’t care. I don’t care what’s for dinner. I don’t care what’s on tv. I don’t care if we should go do this or that. I mean, I might go if I have the energy but it’s ok if I miss it. Maybe that’s depression. But more that that, doubting my ability to make a rational decision or even a gut decision. Not feeling it, so not trusting it. Hard to make a firm decision to do anything.
I think it’s coming back though, I mean, there’s the desperate “I have to get my teeth fixed or I might not survive much longer” decision… I think that was desperation, more than a decision to do something new with my life. I want something new to do with my life. Wanting it is the first step, I think.

 

Better, Not Best

Still here. I did another ALA round. It went fine. I was kind of a zombie exhausted the first day… and I got sick of it and asked for help on the Andy Cutler group.

Someone suggested forskolin. Someone suggested iodine. Someone suggested DHEA.

OK. One thing that I had tried early on here was forskolin. I didn’t think it was doing anything so I didn’t repurchase it when it ran out. It ran out… a little bit after my DMPS poisoning… which I was not recovering from very quickly at all. Getting more and more tired and depressed every day.

Hmn… maybe it was doing something after all? And hey, I should get more iodine since I don’t use iodized salt and am avoiding most seafood.

So I added both in. Low dose iodine, like 500mcg. And I loaded up on the forskolin. Suddenly I started to have hope again. Go figure.

So forskolin. What the heck is that? If  you ask Dr. Google, you’ll find a lot of info about weight loss and Dr. Oz, and people saying it doesn’t work.

Well, I’m sure Andy Cutler wasn’t recommending it people for 20 years for weight loss… so I looked in the book. Yes, it helps with depression. Yes, it helps with healing the brain from mercury damage. Yes, it can help heal the gut too. It helps people feel more “together” whatever that means.

All I know is I won’t let that one run out again anytime soon.

Here’s more: http://www.naturodoc.com/forskolin.htm

And here’s what I buy: http://www.iherb.com/Nature-s-Way-Forskohlii-Standardized-60-Vcaps/52808

~~~~~~

Another thing I learned… if scientists want to study Lupus, they inject mice with mercury to induce it.

Scientists can INDUCE Lupus with MERCURY.

What?

So… are doctors telling people they should look into a mercury detox when they hand out that oh so wonderful diagnosis? Seems to me they should be.

Successful Round

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.

keeping it simple

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.