My son’s last hair test was in 2014 so I felt it was time to repeat it and see if he still meets counting rules for mercury. He’s done 178 rounds and unfortunately we have not been as quick in getting them done as I’d like. We had colds in the winter and then I struggling with my own adrenal issues left us way behind on getting in more rounds.
Follow up hair tests are not something you have to do but I do them for my own personal sanity. I know they are not diagnostically significant for current metal exposure if you are chelating, but I want to see how long it will take for him to stop meeting the counting rules. I also utilize the test as a guide for adrenal and thyroid function. It gives me a peak at them if we should get some labs.
His hair test backed up my suspicions of adrenal and thyroid issues. We’ll see the doctor for some thyroid tests to verify or refute those findings.
It still meets counting rules. I kind of suspected that but didn’t really want to see it. We still have lead, silver and arsenic coming out but at least the toxic metals that were high in the past are much lower. It’s also very plausible that the toxic levels of silver and arsenic are not accurate because the test meets rules. The lead would be but this is markedly improved from the past. We may be able to think about dropping DMSA.
I have uploaded the test for those that also find interest in tracking his progress.