Sunday, November 30, 2008

More Rashes Today

Sigh. I've had a lot of rashes today. The redness on my right hand, I thought was dry skin. However today I discovered that it is in fact related to the other rashes. When I begin to break out, everything starts to break out. My hand got even more red! The red itchy rash was even on my forehead today.

Usually it starts with a small tingling feeling, almost hurts, then it begins to itch, itch and itch. This is what they looked like today.
I'm still very itchy right now. Today I get to call the doctor to see what I do next. Whatever doctor I go see, I am definitely taking my camera full of pictures to see what they think.

What If It's More Than Just Mercury?

I need to thank Dana Herbert, you can check out her blog at, for informing me that lymphoma can cause red rashes. This is where my focus is going to be at the moment. This needs ruled out immediately. Part of my gut tells me she is right...

You may think that I am over reacting, but this is a real possibility. I have almost EVERY- single symptom and I have had them for years. I certainly think I need to have this checked out before doing anything else.

Hodgkin's Disease symptoms
  • A painless swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin
  • Unexplained recurrent fevers ( I don't have this one)
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Itchy skin
  • Red patches on the skin
  • Severely itchy skin, often affecting the legs/feet
  • Alcohol-related pain
Now I never wrote about this before on my blog, but I suspected lymphoma the night I went to the ER in 2007. You may all recall that I had the doctor from hell who said I was a heroin addict? Well I told him about my swollen lymph nodes and cysts, but he had already decided in his head that I was a heroin addict and was collecting fibers in my joints from filtering it. He stood there and explained how it all worked. I told him I had never done drugs, but he didn't want to hear it! Nope I was looking for drugs in his head.

If I really do have Hodgkin's Disease, this could have all been resolved over a year ago. My PCP yelled at me for losing weight and completely dismissed the swollen lymph node on my neck as nothing to worry about. She said it was probably a virus and the rash I had at the time was probably just poison ivy. I told her I wasn't even outside, so there was no way it was poison ivy (didn't matter to her). I still had my hair back then, so it's been at least a year! I'm thinking it was some time in May 2007. My sister was diagnosed with her brain tumor in March of that year, so that sounds about right.

I had night sweats the whole week before going to the ER. I never experienced anything like that before, so it was strange. They weren't drenching, but it was certainly waking me up at night. Now more recently, I had terrible night sweats on Nov 1, 2008 and Nov 2nd, 2008. My entire side of the bed was soaked like I had jumped into a bath tub, but I just figured it was diabetes insipidus. Maybe it still is?

The loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss really sneaked up on my this time. I knew I had been eating less but I didn't realize just how much less. Yesterday I got some food in me, so that is good. However it is still wanting to go right through me for some reason. I can't figure it out.

Itchy skin/red patches of skin. Look at the 1st picture on the 2nd row. I did some digging last night and I found an entire forum dedicated to Hodgkin's Disease. A ton of them had the itching, red skin prior to diagnosis that a doctor shrugged off as poison ivy, dermatitis, a need to change laundry detergent or to get rid of a pet. The itching I am experiencing is so unbelievably itchy it actually makes me shake. I remember having an itchy face when I went to the ER in 2007. No one cared. All they were thinking about is whether my husband beat me or if I wanted drugs. Never at any time did I ask for pain medication, so I can't understand this. Yes the pain in my neck was terrible but I actually hate taking pain meds as all of you should know by now. My goodness, I don't even like taking a Tylenol or an Aleve. That whole encounter totally puzzles me to this day!

Prior to visiting the ER I started to develop the "pain" from drinking alcohol. This was the strangest thing. It would start at my neck and go through my stomach. At the time I thought that perhaps yeast or gluten was bothering me, so I just stopped drinking alcohol. My husband started researching what can cause this and it came back to Hodgkin's Disease. You can read a small case report of it in this medical journal.

When we went to the ER that night, we hadn't gotten the blood work results from the doctor yet. If I had them, then things would have went much differently. As you can see, I list "illness" from alcohol as part of my mercury poisoning symptoms. Even if I drink 3 sips of alcohol, I begin to feel very sick. Therefore I no longer drink it in any amounts. Mercury poisoning can cause this though, so I'll have to see.

I know I have mercury poisoning, but what if it is more? I certainly shouldn't turn a blind eye to all of this. Especially because of everything that has happened in the past 4 years. My health just went downhill very fast. It was like someone had turned on a switch. My sister had a very rare type of brain tumor and she is likely listed in some case study somewhere today. She told me there were a ton of people watching her during the surgery because she was a "medical anomaly". These are words her doctors used.

Let's hope that in a few days I'll report that everything is OK. If it isn't OK, then I'll have to decide what's next. I refuse to take their poison chemo/radiation, so I'll have to figure something else out. This is going to be a stressful week to say the least.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

More Pictures of the Rash

Here are more pictures of it from tonight. I'm going freaking crazy.

First one is from my chest right before we left to get some groceries. It was unbelievably red.

Front of my neck. Very itchy but went away within 25 minutes.

This one was weird. Very blotchy. It totally faded away though.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mercury Exposure According to Immunization Records

I thought this would be a little neat. I found my high school diploma the other day and inside of it showed me most of the vaccines I have been given during my schooling years. Now looking at this, I don't think it is complete because I remember getting the stupid Hepatitis shot in 6th grade and that is not listed on here. This isn't going to be completely accurate because I don't know brand names, but I think most brands across the board either have thimerosal or don't.

Here we go-I was born on 4/13/1984

Diptheria and Tetanus * It says on the bottom that they are usually combined in DTP, DT or Td. I have no way of knowing what I had unless I asked my mom.
  • 1st dose 6/15/84
  • 2nd dose 8/23/84
  • 3rd dose 10/12/84
  • 4th dose 10/14/85
  • 5th dose 4/12/89
According to this chart that I got from the American Academy of Pediatrics;104/3/570/T1, all DTP have thimerosal in them. Each shot has 25ug/0.5ml of mercury. A ug means micrograms. I think they do this so it isn't confused with mg. Leaving off the c in there could be fatal!

From that one vaccine series alone, I got 125 micrograms of mercury. Thanks mom! All before the age of 5! I probably lost a lot of IQ points...

Polio * It says 3 doses of oral or 4 doses of Inactivated (Salk) vaccine. It looks like I got the Salk vaccine.
  • 1st dose 6/15/84
  • 2nd dose 8/23/84
  • 3rd dose 10/14/85
  • 4th dose 4/12/89
Supposedly the Salk vaccine didn't have thimerosal in it. There's really no way to even verify this and they lied about it being contaminated with SV-40, which is the main source of the increase in cancers we have seen today. If you got a polio shot from 1953-1960 you probably got injected with SV-40! This wasn't by mistake though and they admit that here....
Merck Drug Company Admits Injecting Polio with Cancer Viruses

Measles, Mumps, Rubella * It seems I got 1 shot with all 3 of them in it. Supposedly no thimerosal, but it is a live virus which is really bad for a developing immune symstem.
  • 1st dose 7/12/85
  • 2nd dose 5/4/91
TB * I can only assume that TB means Tuberculosis. This wasn't a "mandated" vaccine, so I don't know why I was given this. I don't remember anyone in my family having TB. This one is also a live virus, so no thimerosal. Although a quick search reveals that it isn't recommended to give to kids because 1) it isn't effective and 2) you can get TB meningitis from it...
  • 1st dose 10/11/95 (I would have been 11 years old)
Hepatitis B * It isn't listed on the sheet, but I know I was "forced" to get it in order to be allowed in 6th grade. That is a scam in itself. Now in my research this is one of the vaccines that USED to have thimerosal in them, but are now "free" of thimerosal. This doesn't make me feel any better...3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine contained 37.5 micrograms of mercury. This info was hard to find, but I did find it on a medical journal website here.
  • 3 doses-No specific dates available. Approximately 10/11/95 up to the summer before 6th grade which would have been 8/31/96
In the meanwhile, by the age of 12 I already had TONS of amalgam fillings in my mouth, lost the baby teeth with the amalgams and then had new ones put in. Right around 14 my family stopped going to the dentist and refused to take me. In some way that may have been a blessing, but I used to be so mad at my family for this.

Just from vaccines alone I have been exposed to 162.5 micrograms of mercury. Now let me explain to you how terrible that is. In order to be considered "symptomatic" the FDA says you must be excreting 25 micrograms of mercury in your urine. How in the hell does this even make sense? Injecting it directly into your bloodstream which bypasses every single safety mechanism your body has, is totally OK!

In the bad challenge test I did (which you should NEVER EVER DO) I excreted 30 micrograms of mercury from only 60mg of DMPS. Most other challenge tests shoot you up with a few hundred mg of DMPS, so I can only imagine what the results would have been then.

You may be thinking well lots of kids had all of those shots and are doing "fine". I laugh at people who say these sorts of things. Do you think since you've only see white cars, that only white cars exist? Do you think if you close your eyes that no one can see you? This may sound stupid, but saying that everyone is doing fine or things would be a lot worse off is the same type of mindset. If it doesn't affect YOU and someone YOU are close to then it doesn't affect ANYONE. Can I have what you are smoking!

What is fine to most people? Still walking and breathing? Most people would look at me and think, pretty young girl, thin, she must be doing fine! haha When in fact, if I'd lift up my hair and show them my bald spot, then my recurring rash and let them see how fast my heart rate races on a daily basis, they would quickly back down from their "doing fine". A lot of people in their 20's are now finally getting sick and it is a "hidden sickness". These people LOOK okay.

Mercury poisoning doesn't make you grow 4 ears. It looks like what "getting old" means to most Americans. You just start to slowly deteriorate and for some people that happens sooner. I think MS, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, chronic fatigue and most autoimmune disorders is directly related to heavy metal load. Most people who suffer from these DO NOT chelate properly, so they never see the results.

Pictures of My Rash

Since I've been complaining about it so much, I figure it's time to show you what the rash looks like.

This one is from very very early this morning around 5am. It is difficult to sleep with them. My bone looks weird here because I had to hold the camera at a strange angle. haha!

At that exact same time, I had one identical on the other shoulder.In less than 10 minutes they had both vanished. There was no sign a rash had ever been there and the itchiness completely faded.

This rash on my back was extremely itchy. I was jumping up and down so I didn't scratch it so much. The marks are part of the rash. I've seen one of these form out of no where.

This rash was from last night near my right armpit. It was extremely itchy, but faded completely away within 30 minutes.
What could this be from? It could be from elevated liver enzymes. Some people say though it wouldn't cause a rash, but others who have elevated liver enzymes experience the same type of of rash as me. One that comes and goes about as fast as they appear and it usually appears later in the day. I haven't had a rash yet this morning, but we will see how it goes.

On average I am having about 10-20 rashes a day that form, itch like hell and then disappear completely.

I did get my bloodwork done today. I didn't have anything active at the time, but I can feel my body is on high alert. Whatever it is causing this will hopefully show on the bloodwork.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

More Bloodwork Is Needed

Before I jump into the candida rabbit hole, I want to rule out a few things. This rash can be from 923402934 different things. Rash is like one of the worst things to get diagnosed properly. I got the slip from Dr. Goldstein's office to get some more bloodwork! Now the tricky part is making sure I am in a full break out of hives/rashes when I go. Considering how often I am getting rashes, it shouldn't be TOO difficult. Unfortunately the rashes usually show up late at night--like right now. AHHHH itchy.

I'm going to have the following blood work done:
  • CBC (Complete Blood Count) with differential
  • BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel)
  • Liver Function Panel
The CBC will show what is going on with my blood. DMSA can lower your neutrophils, which can be very serious. This causes you to get severe infections VERY quickly. Just today I noticed the flesh behind my wisdom tooth is very very sore. It isn't my tooth, but the skin back there. I just hope this isn't an infection. I have this really really bad feeling it is. It is so sore to the touch.

I also wanted this done because it's been at least a year since my last test. I am very curious to see where my WBC are (higher or lower). They were always low for me. Off the top of my head I can't remember the number, but well below what even the lab recommends. My Eosinophils were always VERY HIGH. Most people say it is from allergies and even though I insisted I didn't have allergies they just shrugged it off like nothing. I often wonder if this was a warning sign for alopecia and the development of the autoimmune disease. No one was really ever concerned about it though. "Oh you are young, don't worry about it". That's what EVERYONE always said. Now look where I am at.

I took a new picture of the other spot on my head. This one looks so much better than before. For comparison this is a picture from mid September, so only about 5 weeks ago. There is no hair growth whatsoever on the spot. This was BEFORE I started to chelate with Dr. Cutler's protocol. I do believe I had been using EDTA though.
I just took this picture a few minutes ago. From the time of the last picture above, I have done a full 8 rounds of frequent-dose oral DMSA chelation. Coincidence? I think not.If it continues to grow how it's been, I think this spot will be completely covered over in 2 months! WOOHOO!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Yeast Overgrowth Causing Itchy Rash?

I don't even want to say this out loud, but my rash may be from candida. Oh no...No one that I have known has EVER been successful in treating "candida". Some of these candida websites are out of hand. Every single symptom is from candida! Hang nail? Candida of course! Toe nail fungus? Candida! Okay I'm being a little sarcastic and nutty, but in all seriousness, a lot of documented mercury toxicity symptom is on this so-called candida list. It is a little ridiculous to say the least. Maybe a lot of the people who suffer from candida also have mercury toxicity? That makes more sense to me.

What do you do if you have candida? I have no idea. The things most people say you have to do is totally non-realistic. It would make me even more psychotic when it comes to food. Why make myself even more OCD about my food rituals and habits. I am a recovering anorexic from 8 years ago...Those of you who have suffered from anorexia know you are never completely recovered. It is much like what an alcoholic deals with.

Most websites say you have to eliminate all carbohydrates and sugar. This includes candy (okay easy), fruit, wheat, potatoes, carrots, rice! Basically anything that has carbs in it even if it is good carbs. Some people say this works, others say it doesn't do anything. With a diet like this I don't know what I'd eat and would likely starve to death. What is a person supposed to eat to make themselves feel full? I do not find any enjoyment when eating meat. I basically eat meat because I have to live.

Let me just list what 1 website says are the symptoms of candida. You will understand what I mean when I say total ridiculousness. A lot of these are mercury toxicity symptoms. Sounds like someone whoever reported all of these symptoms has multiple problems going on. Stuff in ( ) I added in.
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Feeling of being drained
  • Depression or manic depression
  • Numbness, burning, or tingling (b12 deficiency)
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Aches (mineral deficiencies)
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis (mineral deficiencies)
  • Pain and/or swelling in joints
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation and/or diarrhea
  • Bloating, belching or intestinal gas
  • Troublesome vaginal burning, itching or discharge in women
  • Prostatitis in men
  • Impotence
  • Loss of sexual desire or feeling
  • Endometriosis or infertility
  • Cramps and/or other menstrual irregularities
  • Premenstrual tension (can be from copper toxicity, mineral dificiencies)
  • Attacks of anxiety or crying
  • Cold hands or feet, low body temperature (hypothyroid)
  • Hypothyroidism (I still don't understand why this would be listed...makes no sense)
  • Shaking or irritable when hungry (hypoglycemia-Adrenal issues)
  • Cystitis or interstitial cystitis
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Poor coordination (mineral deficiencies)
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Insomnia (mercury?)
  • Dizziness/loss of balance (possible B12 deficiency, low bp, dehydration)
  • Pressure above ears...feeling of head swelling
  • Sinus problems...tenderness of cheekbones or forehead
  • Tendency to bruise easy
  • Eczema, itching eyes
  • Psoriasis
  • Chronic hives (urticaria) (Food allergies?)
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Sensitivity to milk, wheat, corn or other common foods
  • Mucous in stools
  • Rectal itching
  • Dry mouth or throat (diabetes insipidus or regular sugar diabetes)
  • Mouth rashes including white tongue
  • Bad breath
  • Foot, hair, or body odor not relieved by washing
  • Nasal congestion or post nasal drip
  • Nasal itching
  • Sore throat
  • Laryngitis, loss of voice
  • Cough or recurrent bronchitis
  • Pain or tightness in chest
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Urinary frequency or urgency (possible diabetes insipidus)
  • Burning on urination
  • Spots in front of eyes or erratic vision (mercury?)
  • Burning or tearing eyes
  • Recurrent infections or fluid in ears
  • Ear pain or deafness
  • Inability to concentrate (mercury?)
  • Skin problems-hives, athlete's foot, fungus infection of the nails, jock itch, psoriasis-including of the scalp or other chronic skin rashes
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms-constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas, or bloating
  • Symptoms involving the reproductive organs (mercury?)
  • Muscular and nervous system symptoms-including aching or swelling in your muscles and joints, numbness, burning or tingling, muscle weakness or paralysis.
  • Recurrent ear problems resulting in antibiotic therapy
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Lupus (possible mercury toxicity link)
  • Hyperactivity/Attention Deficit Disorder (fake disorder used to get children on meds)
  • Recurrent vaginal yeast infections in women
  • High sugar foods drastically increase symptoms
  • Inflammation of the hair follicles (candidiasis folliculitis) of various parts of the body (feet, legs, arms)
  • Extreme lethargy
  • Diarrhea, chronic gas, abdominal cramps alleviated by bowel movements. Perhaps labeled with the term "irritable bowel syndrome"
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies and allergy symptoms, chemical sensitivities
  • Panic attacks
  • Sinus problems
  • Eye fatigue
  • Muscle weakness and bone pain
  • White tongue coating
  • Psoriasis/seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff, dry, itchy skin
  • Rectal itching
  • Swollen lips/face
  • Symptoms worse after waking
  • Facial rash
  • Avoiding food helps to alleviate symptoms
  • Hives
  • Chronic inflammation and irritation of the eye and conjunctiva
  • Feeling of being intoxicated which leads to a "hangover feeling" (due to fermentation and alcohol production by yeast)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Do I have yeast/candida overgrowth? I don't know, but I surely won't use one of these websites to tell me. Everything under the sun is caused by candida...Give me a break!

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Picture Of My Hair Growth

I put a new picture in my hair loss gallery. You can find the link to it on the left side column.

Here is the new picture I added today. I think it has even gotten better since this was taken. The other spot, which I need to get a picture of is even covered over now!

Round 8, Day 4 Mercury Detox

The good news is I haven't had much to blog about recently. Round 7 went great. Now I am on Round 8 and there is nothing out of the ordinary. I am still on 25mg of DMSA every 3 hours, which has kept my mercury redistribution symptoms down to a minimum.

The one thing that I STILL cannot figure out is why I am so darn itchy. Typically it starts later in the day and it is an itch all over my body. Sometimes there is a reddish rash, but other times there is nothing at all. I've seen it can be your kidney, liver, or even specific type of cancers. I just hope it's the mercury coming out of my body! It is a symptom of mercury toxicity. As I write this I am developing a rash on my chest and a sunburn like rash on my back. They are both extremely itchy and usually only show up at the end of the day...Yesterday the rash was near my belly button. The other day on the back of my thigh near my butt. I might have to take some benedryl tonight and sleep on the couch.

I'll probably call the doctor tomorrow to get some blood work and possible urine tests for my liver, kidney and a CBC. Just to make sure everything is okay. DMSA can cause neutropenia in very rare cases that goes away when it is discontinued. I don't have any of the symptoms, but I don't want to take any chances right now.

My muscles have still be a little twitchy and jerky, but not as bad as it had been a few weeks ago. Thank goodness!

One last thing I wanted to touch upon are cysts. I know this is a very very interesting, but I seem to have a cyst problem. A few years ago when things finally fell apart for me, I went to the ER. I had this hard lump on my collar bone next to the sternum and it was sort of concerning me. I asked the ER doctor what he thought it might be and he gave me this long explanation on how people who use heroine tend to get gauze or lint stuck in their joints from filtering it in cloth or cheesecloth. (I have no idea how to even make heroine nor do I care)

Basically he was telling me that I was a heroine addict and those pieces of fiber collected in my joint. That guy was an asshole and made me cry in the exam room. Looking back I think I had severe dehydration, so I was a little out of my mind. I lost like 10 pounds in 4 days, but he didn't care... Fast forward a few years and now I have a similar extremely hard lump on the back collar bone. Here's a picture of a skeleton, so I can show you what I mean. I edited this up in SnagIt, so you can see what I am talking about. I realized that I pointed to the wrong side of my collar bone. Oh well, you get the point though.

Now the one on my front collar bone can be pushed back into the joint area, but it is getting harder to do this. The one on my shoulder blade won't move at all. It feels like it is part of the bone and I am a little concerned about it. It does hurt sometimes which is a bad sign, but with what mercury can do to a body, I am just wondering if it is mercury related.

Google didn't really bring up much information on hard lumps on the shoulder blade, so I have to wonder if it is rare. The lump on my shoulder blade is relatively new. I think it developed within the past year or so. The one on my collar bone developed 2-3 years ago without any noticeable difference in its size. I think the one on my shoulder blade got bigger. It just seems like no doctor wants to even look at it. I was denied an MRI at the ER, so I guess I'll have to beg for a chest x-ray at this point. Since my sister had a brain tumor, I do get concerned about this stuff. Obviously my family has some pretty shitty genes.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dreams That Show You the Future

Today I need a little break from the mercury talk.

Have any of you had dreams that foreshadow events?...I have had them in various times in my life. One of the earliest I can remember was when I was 13 or 14. It was a dream where my Grandmother, Grandfather and Uncle were in a room together. Now my grandmother had already died, but my grandfather and Uncle were still alive. In my dream I was told that both of them would die soon. I could not talk to them, but I knew they were "ghostly" and not in the same world as me. The dream woke me up from sleep and was rather frightening.

About a year later my uncle died suddenly from a heart attack. Then a few years after that my grandfather. My grandfather wasn't in good health, so that wasn't a shocker, but my uncle died around the age of 54. It was very very sudden. We got that terrible phone call at 5:30 AM on a school morning. I'll never forget how traumatic that was to me.

I've been having these dreams again. This time they are about my neighbor. A few months ago, I had another dream that caused me concern. In my dream, I went over to their house, banged on the door and someone different answered the door. I asked, "Is Ken here" and the person said oh they sold their house. They no longer live here. I thought that was really strange because he built that house and it was on their family's old farmland. They loved that house and there would be no reason to sell it...unless he died.

Now last night I had TERRIBLE nightmares about my neighbor. In my nightmares they had carried him out on a gurney down a long flight of stairs (his house has no stairs). There were a few cars in the driveway that did not belong to anyone I knew. It looked like his house, but it wasn't. I am sure others have had this happen to their in dreams. There were cars lined up all along his yard. There's a few non-wooded acres that separates his yard from ours. I was there but not really there. I was watching from a distance, almost like my mind was there, but my body wasn't. In my dream I knew he was dead on this gurney. No one was in a hurry. His wife and daughter were shaking.

I had ANOTHER nightmare last night about him. This time I knew without a doubt he was dead. It was like all of the memories and conversations I had with him were flying by me. My mind told me to wake up, but I was still tired. No matter what, I had this nagging to wake up. So I finally did and ran over to the computer. Immediately clicked on the local newspaper's website and clicked obituaries. Much to my....dismay......he died Tuesday night. I started crying my eyes out, but I already knew it was true before I saw the name on the website. I am very saddened by this.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Supplements While Detoxing

YAY One of the big projects I was working on is completed, so I have some time to write up what I take while detoxing.

It is very very important to take supplements EVERY DAY while detoxing. When you are chelating, your body is burning through minerals like crazy and mercury causes a deranged mineral transport in the body. I'm not an expert how that happens, but in simple terms, it causes your body to throw out good minerals, hold onto bad ones and just causes a lot of problems. Your body needs minerals to function normally. Even the most basic minerals need to be supplied on a daily basis in mercury toxic people.
  • Potassium helps to make the heart function properly. It also helps to keep the body's water balance. Potassium even helps with nerve functioning.
  • Calcium helps with normal blood clotting and keeps the bones strong.
  • Vitamin D goes hand and hand with calcium. It helps to absorb calcium. If you live in a cloudy climate you are probably walking around chronically deficient.
I never did Dr. Cutler's hair analysis because I already knew I had mercury poisoning. There was NO reason to further prove it to myself. Perhaps I will have one done in a few months, just to see what is happening.

There are a ton of supplements you CAN take if you want. You could spend $500 a month on supplements if you were really into it, but obviously it gets a little ridiculous.

Here is what I take on a daily basis. I'll even list brand names, in case you are interested in them. Only some things I really feel brand makes a difference in. For instance a good, non-contaminated fish oil is important. But with Vitamin D3 brand doesn't matter usually.

  1. Vitamin C 4-6 Grams daily (Sodium Ascorbate powder)
  2. Vitamin E 2 Gel caps Carlson's E-gem
  3. Vitamin D3 5,000-10,000IU Under a doctor's supervision
  4. CoQ10 Enzyme 200-300mg NSI
  5. Milk Thistle 600mg
  6. 5mg Hydrocortisone (Rx) in morning
  7. Multi-Vitamin 6 capsules Thorne Research Basic Nutrients I No copper/iron
  8. Zinc I try to take some zinc every day, but it usually makes me vomit. I'd recommend 100mg
  9. Trispartate 2-3 capsules Thorne Research (potassium/magnesium/calcium)
  10. Fish Oil- 1 tablespoon Carlson's Cod liver/fish oil
I feel that Thorne Research is a good brand. I have always been happy with them. However they do not sell direct to public. So you'd have to find a health food store that sells them or a doctor's office. There may be somewhere online, but I haven't looked around.

If you have any questions on the supplements or why I take something just leave a comment.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Update Soon

Sorry I have been very very busy. The post about supplements will be here by the end of this week.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Round 6, Day 4 Mercury Detox

Upping my dosage to 25mg every 3 hours has been going very well. Nothing out of the ordinary has popped up and I am not in severe pain or discomfort. I have been waking up with a headache in the back of my head, but it quickly goes away about an hour after waking. I'm not sure what is causing that one. Perhaps just the interruption of sleep while on round. Ugh..I hate that.

My husband started chelating 2 days ago. He had 5 amalgams. We are going to be doing it together now! He actually got very sick the first night of chelating, but thankfully after some vitamin C and supplements it went away. I think he is doing well, but he doesn't really complain much...hehe

My next post on here is going to discuss the supplements I take while detoxing. I feel I have neglected that aspect of the detox, which is vitally important! Stay tuned for that post.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Next Round Is Here! Round 6

I wanted to briefly say that I am doing okay. Looking at the comments in the last post I made, appears that I've scared some people. That wasn't my intent. When I am feeling sick and it is affecting my work, I get really pissed off. There were 2 days last break where I just sat around the house and wished I could get work done. I am getting close to a deadline and I get antsy. I'm sure other people feel this too. When things get bad, you shouldn't just stop forever. Those words were out of frustration. That would actually make things worse long term because you only partially got the mercury out. There is no other protocol out there that makes sense and even with all of my bitching, I am feeling better overall. My hair is growing back! There are up's and down's. I knew this wasn't going to be all happy. There is sufficient warning in Dr. Cutler's book.

Other detoxes I have done in the past (parasite, colon, liver, iodine) always have up's and down's as it comes in contact with toxins or parasites. This is very common. I took Vitalzym a few years ago and got extremely ill from it. That wasn't even a true "detox".

There aren't many doctors out there who want to help mercury toxic people because they don't want to deal with you. Since they don't understand it they usually just say "that can't be what's wrong with you". Meanwhile they are simply covering their ass and don't give a crap about you.

I can't stress this enough. You can't go to a doctor for mercury poisoning! They won't help you and they don't even know what to do for you. Chronic mercury poisoning is not recognized by the medical community. Why? Because then they'd have to start looking into what causes it and that would lead to the dental and vaccine industries. Both of these are billion dollar industries. You can't let the money go dry! Aside from the money aspect, can you imagine the lawsuits that would occur! The ADA and FDA KNEW mercury in the amalgams and vaccinations were bad, but has continued to cover it up to save face. Just recently the FDA is now warning dentists not to place amalgams in the mouths of children and pregnant women. *Raises hand* Um....what about me! I was a child 20 years ago that had multiple amalgams in my mouth! But I don't count now I guess.

Now onto the Alopecia Areata. I have no family history of this. Both grandfathers and grandmothers (on both sides of the family) had their hair when they died. My one grandmother is still alive, but she has all of her hair.

AA is not normal. Your hair does not fall out without a reason. The only words they say is, autoimmunity disorder!!!! Okay, but the human body does not attack itself without damage to the DNA or toxins invading cells. "It's not curable, but we can help!" That is the lie that the conventional medicine uses to sell you drugs and steroid injections. Don't buy into it.

Here is an excerpt from Dr. Cutler's book, Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment page 108. He says it better than I can.
Mercury poisoning can cause autoimmunity. If you have autoimmunity from mercury poisoning it will probably go away when you get detoxed. Some physicians will think you have autoimmunity INSTEAD of being mercury poisoned, but they don't think autoimmunity is curable. It is up to you to decide whether you have autoimmune disease as a symptom of mercury poisoning.
I used to post at a hair loss forum, but they didn't want to hear about my success. That's fine most of those women were miserable anyway. I went to a dermatologist who flat out told me there was NO WAY mercury poisoning could cause this. They don't care about you. There job is to sell drugs and that is it. Doctors do not go into this profession to help people. It is to make money. Period.

If you made it through all that, today I am starting my 6th round! I am increasing my dose to 25mg every 8 hours 3 hours --typo! If it doesn't sit right with me, then I will stop, wait 4 days and begin again with the 15mg. I am only doing 4 days this round. With 4 days off at the end.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I Feel Like Quitting

Today I feel like just stopping everything forever. It is really getting bad now and I can't mentally handle it.

I feel like I have MS. Getting around the house has been very difficult because my knees hurt and I feel like my legs could give out at any moment. My body has been trembling for a few days now, but it just seems to be getting worse. The aspirin finally took care of the massive headache I had for 2 days.

Last night was terrible. I woke up with a night sweat again and I had to use the bathroom twice. I can't take it anymore dammit. My goodness I just want to sleep the whole night.

I feel helpless. /sigh

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Breaks Are Terrible

If I could take DMSA indefinitely I would. It is not advised though because you could hurt yourself (possible liver damage) and you'd be extremely tired from interrupting your sleep cycle every night.

Here's another break in the detox and I feel like hell. I don't have hives, thank goodness, , but those same places are itchy and have been for a few days. Early this morning I felt good. We went to the mall and walked around at a few new stores that opened last week. But on our way home I began to feel terrible. A severe headache set in and I took a very long "nap". If you want to call it that.

Recently the night sweats have kicked back in too. I had them MANY months ago for a few weeks, but they went away. It seems they are back and it is frustrating. The past two nights I have been waking up with sweat pouring off my back. Now this symptom is likely from the diabetes insipidus, but that is probably caused from mercury toxicity.

It just seems like the sky is falling when I'm off the DMSA. I feel depressed and feel terrible. Then as soon as I get back on it, things look so good. I feel more optimistic and happy. I still have a few more days until I can start back up again...