thanks qwerty. im planning to buy the hair analysis test on holistic health and posting my results on the yahoo chelation group. if the test shows anything, im going to pursue getting my amalgam removed and chelation (though i haven’t a clue as to how that works). also, how long on chelation until u noticed a difference?
If I were to do it again the only thing I would do different was make sure the dentist used a dental dam, mine didn’t. If I were you I would get my amalgams out ASAP assuming your finances are ok with that. Pick up some DMSA or if you can DMPS and chelate intermittently until 2 or 3 months have passed then use ALA. I really don’t want mercury in my mouth.
If you take the right vitamins (FDC yahoo group lists them) you can feel fairly normal as long as your not too poisoned, at least I did. It took me ~10 rounds until I noticed a BIG difference (with very few breaks, ~1-2 months) , but I felt slightly better after every round. Being on round suppressed a lot of my symptoms.
Heres a rough outline of chelation:
Its dirt cheap and second nature after you get used to it. The waking up at night gets to be really easy after you get used to it.