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annieamanda;52729 wrote: How do I do a mercury poison test? Through my primary doctor?
I haven’t been diagnosed with candida since cleveland a year ago but I continue to have symptoms (raging yeast infections, brain fog, short and long term memory issues, etc) and the spit test is always positive for candida.
My low variety of food is based on a combination of GAPS, Candida and Salicylate diets. Whenever I try to add anything my symptoms get exponentially worse: uncontrollable dizziness, migraines that last for 5-7 days, spastic colon, severe back pain (I’ve spontaneously ruptured 1 disc and herniated 3 more), stroke like feeling and much more – I just can’t get my brain to form the words.
The best test for mercury is a hair elements analysis test, which you can order online without going through a doctor. Here’s a link: http://www.integrativepsychiatry.net/hair_elements_hair_analysis_test.html If you were to go to your primary doctor and ask to be tested for mercury they would likely give you a blood test which is an ineffective diagnostic tool. Since mercury is stored in various bodily tissue, a blood test would only be useful in the case of an acute exposure.
What was you’re dosing schedule when you used ALA? The reason I ask is because if you take ALA improperly (anything other than an every 3 hour dosing schedule) and you have a mercury problem you can make yourself significantly worse by moving mercury into your brain. This would explain the neurological symptoms you’re currently experiencing.
If you did use ALA on an improper dosing schedule I highly recommend you check out Andy Cutler’s chelation protocol. He has two books that are must-reads if you are mercury toxic: Amalgam Illness and Hair Test Interpretation. I should mention that I’m not in any way financially tied to Cutler, I just think if you’re going to chelate his protocol is by far the safest and most effective method presently known. I will also add that just because you don’t have any amalgams doesn’t mean you aren’t mercury toxic. Mercury exposure can come from other sources: toxicity passed in utero (if you’re mom had mercury toxicity/amalgam fillings), fish, vaccines, flu shots or other inoculations. I became poisoned after eating a high fish diet and am currently convinced that mercury is the major catalyst behind my health problems and that chelation is a necessary and major part of the eventual solution.
Here’s a torrent of Cutler’s Amalgam Illness, in case you’re strapped for money: http://kickass.to/andrew-hall-cutler-amalgam-illness-t6533350.html