[Initial test dose of DMSA - 11 capsules]
The heavy metal urine catch is in process. 4 hours down and 2 to go.
I already have 1.5 liters in the good ol' orange bin. I really wonder how much toxic stuff is in there. Ill find out soon enough - hopefully by Wednesday.
At times I feel very flushed in my face, chest and my left knee got very hot as well. Odd that the knee got hot. It isn't at the moment. Sorry for this but the urine just absolutely reeks. Perhaps it is due to the sulfur components of DMSA - likely. At one point, in the inital hour before I began drinking plenty of water, the urine burnt.
Headache again coming...more water....
Im finding that I have to drink water basically constant otherwise headaches appear - and this one isn't relenting...more water...
When I say I drink water about every 10-20 minutes - that is 10 ounces. And yes - it is filtered of course. I use the Akai Ionizer Plus to filter my water.
The DMSA protocol is quite intense - and can get pretty expensive. I am wondering how many bottles I'll have to go through in order to be within the normal limits. I have a feeling that it is going to be many rounds...
Damn. The headache is coming again...I just drank 10 ounces a paragraph ago.
I'm going to get a dose of vitamin C also to help calm this down - along with n-acetylcysteine and another product to help purge this crap. I'll take a dose of the BioCleanse capsules...
What the hell? Now my right hamstring is twitching - now stopped. Ok - now I really gotta go get some water. Getting bad...
Im back. Just took a dose of BioCleanse, drank some more water, peed - again and drank some alfalfa tea. Alfalfa is high in minerals - not as high as red clover perhaps but it is what I have on hand.
The test I am doing comes from Doctor's Data Laboratory.
You can see the test I am doing here: Urine Toxic Metals.
A sample urine toxicology report is here: Sample Report
I recommend reading over those - both links - as they will inform you and educate you about what this test does and perhaps make you want to do it as well. I highly highly recommend that you see your doctor about possibly doing a heavy metal detox like this.
We all have heavy metals in us. It is only a matter of how much we have.
Not all people can tolerate a urine heavy metal challenge though. Their kindeys, liver and over elimination pathways - such as skin, bowels and bladder - must be functioning well. There is another option for people with kidney problems and that is to pull heavy metals from the fats and bile and into the stool. Then the lab can do a Fecal Metals test.
I may do a fecal metal test on my 3 yr old son as I really dont want heavy metals passing through his kidneys at such a young age.
That's enough information for now - plus my face is burning again and headache is coming back.
Ill keep you posted.
Any questions - do pop them into a comment and Ill answer. Ask away and dont worry about how to phrase the question - just ask it. Im gonna be a doc and already practicing as one in the teaching clinic so I already hear plenty of interesting questions.
I'll say this though - I've never had to drink so much water before to keep a toxic headache from coming back...this is absolutely intense. And quite frankly - sucks.
A point to remember - do not do the heavy metal 6 hour challenge around the hours of bedtime. If you fall asleep, you are not going to be pissing out the metals -they will be accumulating like mad in your bloodstream and who knows what severe harm they could do. Im actually surprised that this is not stated - I guess it is implied but I can easily see someone thinking that they could pop the 11 pills at 10pm, piss a couple times in the orange bucket and then go sleep and wake to pee by an alarm clock four five or six hours later. Dont. Im suffering a headache at 15 minutes - let alone hours. Plus the test would be skewed likely.
Anyhow - really gotta go - getting dizzy now.