Read this awesome report of someone who followed Andy Cutler protocol.
Even though I have never really commented on this board, I have been an active
reader for the last two years.
I thought the story of my recovery so far may be useful to anybody who may be
having doubts about this protocol.
I got sick with debilitating symptoms about seven years ago.(endless flu,
chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, IBS etc)
In Nov 2009 I collapsed completely and was bed ridden for about four months.
After I collapsed I lost my job, my house and pretty much everything else.
As a 35 year old man I had to move back in with my mother.
The only way I can describe my life at the time was permanent terror.
My symptoms were too long to list, but here are the highlights:
I was in extreme pain, I couldn’t stand for longer than 10 minutes without
getting very sick, my hands and feet felt like they were on fire, my brain
literally would not work(I couldn’t tell you how to get from my lounge into the
kitchen), my eyes lost all focus, my stomach stopped working, I had constant
panic attacks, air hunger…
Read any of the horror stories on dmpsbackfire.com and that was me.
I had a mother and a sister who thought I had had a mental collapse, medical
people who wanted to put me into psychiatric care and doctors who tried to force
me to take hectic medication for psychological disorders.
I knew it wasn’t in my mind, I was sick… Partially because I had a ton of
physical symptoms which every doctor seemed to conveniently ignore.
`Extreme depression with physical manifestations’ was my diagnosis
“I am not depressed” – I must have said this 1000 times to 100 different people.
No one believed me…
It was about the time I found Andy Cutler’s Amalgam illness, I will be eternally
grateful to him for writing this book.
Dean from Livingnetwork helped me a lot and also introduced me to this forum.
Telling my family that mercury was possibly causing these problems was so
unpopular that I had to hide my copy of amalgam illness away.
I think it was referred to as `feeding the delusion…'(that’s the polite
They thought mercury was a sad attempt at not facing the truth.
I have never come across such resistance to an idea…
Four months after my collapse I took a trip to get my fillings removed.
Before I began I knew my journey to recovery would be three to four years… if I
recovered at all.
I am now only one and half years in, but my recovery so far has been nothing
short of miraculous.
I’ve included more details below, but the short version is that I look and act
normal and for about two days a week even feel close to normal.
I still have a long way to go but the pieces of my life are beginning to come
My doctors are gob-smacked, one who hadn’t seen me in a while described me as
unrecognisable from before.
And my family have changed their mind completely, becoming supportive and very
vocal advocates about the dangers of amalgams.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who contributes on this board.
Your posts have created a treasure for anyone in the position I was in.
For anyone who is prepared to search for answers, FDC and onibasu are goldmines
A lot of the information on here helped me feel a lot better while I was
So again, thank you
I’ve included a more detailed list of things that I have had improvement from
below for anyone who is interested:
Brain fog – This has cleared up completely.
Double vision and blurred vision – this has cleared up completely.
Head pressure and intense head pain – This felt like my head was going to
explode and the pain felt like someone had hit me on across the bridge of my
nose with a baseball bat. It also felt like someone had put a metal clamp on the
back of my head. This has all disappeared.
Burning hands and feet – This has cleared from intense burning pain to a mild
ache in my hands and feet.
Hallucinations – this has stopped (at least I think it has, everything looks
real now :))
Panic attacks – These have stopped.
Permanent nausea – This has stopped.
Depression – Although this occasionally returns, for the most part this has
cleared. I occasionally wake up feeling happy and content for no reason which
is an amazing feeling. This seems to improve in layers as well. A few months ago
the feeling that the whole world was conspiring against me disappeared.
Digestion problems – this is a lot better, I am digesting foods properly now. I
need to be a bit careful with my diet but for the most part this gives me no
problem. I even have the occasional beer or two (although I shouldn’t) without
me being wiped out and bed ridden for a day or three.
Heart palpitations – These were so strong that they terrified me, I thought I
was going to have a heart attack at any moment. These have gone from constant
and heavy enough to stop me sleeping to being occasional and very mild.
Short of breath – I went from being not able get enough air and gasping for
breath to breathing normally. It occasionally returns but for the most part I
have no problems.
Chest pain – This has improved from being intolerable to hardly noticeable.
Back pain – This was a strong ache that pretty much prevented me from doing
anything; it’s improved to a very mild ache
Insomnia – from not being able to sleep at all (at some points even sleeping
pills had no effect), I now can sleep 8 full hours every night without fail.
Unable to stand for any period of time – At my worst I could not stand for more
than 15 minutes without breaking out in a cold sweat, getting into a lot of pain
and very dizzy. Today I have no problem; I am actually able to do light exercise
Face rash – I had a face rash (similar to a lupus rash) for about 20 years,
every dermatologist had failed to find a cure, I had basically given up on
trying to fix it. It has cleared to a point that is barely noticeable. In fact I
grew a beard for the first time without my face turning into a raw rash.
Swollen bleeding receding gums – My gums were rotten and stayed that way no
matter how much I flossed, brushed, used mouth wash etc etc. They bled, receded
down to the roots and my teeth moved and were getting loose. After getting my
fillings out the gums have recovered, they are a healthy pink and have stopped
bleeding. My teeth feel firm as well.
Vertigo and balance problems – I couldn’t balance very well at all and would
need to steady myself all of the time. This has disappeared.
Exhaustion – At the beginning of this I was totally exhausted. Putting up
washing on a line was my whole day’s activity and sometimes I couldn’t cope with
even that. I currently have enough energy to work a full day and then join
friends for drinks in the evening, and I won’t be broken the next day.
Unable to deal with loud noise and crowds – I actually ended up in tears in a
shopping center, there was too much motion, people talking, crying babies,
announcement noises and I just couldn’t cope with it. Not great for a 6 foot 5
guy who thought he was tough! This has improved remarkably. I am also
comfortable in crowds again, I was in a stadium with 50 000 people and I was
Apathy – This one is hard to explain. Tying my shoelace felt like it would be as
hard as climbing Mount Everest, I knew it wasn’t, it just felt that way. This
has improved a lot. Although I still am apathetic it doesn’t feel like every
small task is climbing a mountain.
Dead feeling – I used to feel just completely dead inside, just like there was
nothing there. Although I still have quite a bit of pain, I feel much more
normal again, a bit like I have rejoined the human race.
In the last few months a lot of the changes of been psychological. A few people
who have only known me for the last 2 years have said my personality has
changed, for the better:) Also my sense of humour occasionally returns. My jokes
tend to land better, I can get cheeky for fun and people will love me for it
instead of being very insulted.
My chelation and symptoms have also become a lot more predictable. Instead of my
health being a completely random roller coaster just about everything is
If I was to list all the other minor things that have changed it would probably
take a few more pages, not that I can remember everything.
The hardest thing in the beginning was trust and belief in this protocol. 18
months in I have no doubts at all, this works.