Originally Posted by rayo de sol
That's good to hear because I'm feeling quite far from happy. Were you depressed before chelating?
I guess I'm suffering from a lot of mercury built up in my brain. And I'm realizing that I also have adrenal fatigue and probably hypothyroid.
Your HCP sounds great, but I am a two days' drive away from Iowa. It would be nice to be starting this project with a HCP because it's very daunting and overwhelming.
Did you start taking all the supplements Cutler recommends before amalgam removal? So many supplements! And I'm not so keen on all the synthetic vitamins. And where do I buy all these vitamins, minerals, amino acids, dessicated adrenal glands?
In backwards order: my HCP recommended a multivit, a multi-mineral supp, adrenal glandulars, LOTS of vitamin C, and modifilan. And I think that was all I was taking, but it basically included the stuff Cutler recommends.
Multivit: Perque2 Life Guard (6/day for really messed up people like me, probably anybody contemplating this)
Multi-mineral: Perque Bone Guard Forte 20 (amt is variable, nearer the higher dosage recommendations probably, but that's more variable, I think)
I use Allergy Research Group adrenal glandulars. Dosage is variable, depends on how you feel (I take 3 _after_ breakfast, DH takes 4 after breakfast, 3 after lunch and he has an option to take another one at 5pm, but he mostly doesn't).
vitC to bowel tolerance, I use Now sodium ascorbate, but Perque makes a very good kind as well.
My thyroid wasn't at its worst, I'd already improved it a bit with high-dose vitamins and minerals on my own, not realizing why my vits/mins were so out of whack.
re: depression, I don't think I was really depressed. I've been depressed in the past, several times over the years, but lately I would describe myself as more grimly determined than actually depressed. Life was not joyous and upbeat, that's for sure, but I'm not sure I'd really meet the requirements for depression (I mean, I had stuff to be stressed about--in the past, when I'd been depressed, I'd just been depressed and it was irrelevant to what was happening in my life).
If you can drive to Dubuque, really consider doing it. She can get you started on what to do, what to do about all that silver--take those hair results, that was weird, and I really think it needs addressing too. Sounds like you've got more symptoms than just the silver would account for, so something needs to be done. She's a really nice, really knowledgeable person. Check into cheap flights or consider taking the drive, she's very helpful, and I think this process is going faster and easier for me than for most.