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!


Erica said...

Hi, I somehow happened across your blog today. Mercury toxicity and candida/yeast go hand in hand. When you chelate, you can expect yeast to be aggravated significantly. It can cause lots of itching, rashes, intestinal upset, etc. A good probiotic is essential (or even an anti-fungal such as GSE - Grapefruit Seed Extract). My son and I were both severely mercury toxic. You can read some info on my site (recoveredfromautism dot com). There are a few links on there regarding yeast, etc. I hope you find good health soon. I was intrigued by your energy healing experience with the machine. I don't know much about it except I am a homeopath and homeopathy can naturally chelate. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

Birdlady said...

Thanks Erica!

If it is yeast I have no idea what I'm going to do. Today I stepped on the scale and I've lost 10 pounds these past 1-2 weeks. That is NOT good because I am already on the low side of the BMI index.

The only way I know to increase my weight is to eat foods that would in theory feed yeast.