So what is this “frequent dose chelation” thing you keep reading about? Well….essentially it’s what it sounds like….frequent……giving doses…..of chelator.
We do this to maintain a steady blood level of chelator for a specific period of time so that we lower the body burden of mercury. This way when you do stop the chelators, there isn’t much left to be redistributed or pushed back into the brain. We don’t want it going back into the brain!
Following this slow and low method has proven to avoid regressions or any permanent problems that have been reported with high dose, infrequent dose or IV chelation methods. It’s the timing that’s really the important factor.
A common question I receive is “how was your son when you started this and how is he now?” I realize it would take someone quite a bit of time to start reading my posts from the beginning all the way to current to see this picture. So I have decided to show you a list of his original symptoms and cross out the ones we don’t have anymore.
fear of people, no one but his own family could talk to or look at him
covering ears because of noise
clinging to me with fear in normal situations, like visitors to the home
would not wear clothing at all, only a diaper
eventually wore some clothing but tore it all off while at home
screaming with hair washing or combing (still dislikes hair washing but he tolerates it)
no hair cuts, lots of screaming
would not wear bandages, screamed in terror if you tried to put one on a cut
refusing any medicine by mouth, would gag, scream and throw up
refused paints, play dough or any messy play
fussed excessively if his hands were dirty or sticky
gagging if he touched certain things like playdough
fear of the toilet
receptive language delay, didn’t understand you
not responding to his name
lost eye contact, side ways glancing
self-limiting diet, ate 3 foods, everything else made him gag
constipation alternating with diarrhea
rigid, melt down if there were any changes in plans, driving different routes, unexpected guests
face blindness, didn’t see facial expressions of visual cues
lack of humor and apathy, didn’t notice people crying etc.
easily over stimulated in busy places
no impulse control at all
still mouthing objects at age 3 (he likes gum and does like to chew his pens)
no interest in playing with other kids. (this is so not him now!)
no pretend play
lining up toys by size and shape
spinning wheels or round objects
repeating words over and over again
watching the same video over and over for days, weeks, months
obsessed with heat runs, light switches, opening and closing doors etc
poor fine motor, in ability to print, draw, color, use scissors, feed self
trouble following verbal commands or finding objects in a room base on verbal command. If you send him to get something, he didn’t come back.
echolalia (this one took a while but it’s gone)
withdrawn and difficult to engage
did not want to be held, hugged or touched
Looking back at this list…It makes me both sad and happy. Sad that this was where he was back then. Those days were very hard on all of us. So happy that all of these things are gone. This is nothing like my son today. People always ask me if it was worth it getting up at night and doing all these rounds? Yes, it truly was worth and is still worth it.
This will not be an option for everyone and it did take me time to find candy that was acceptable to me. I don’t use Reese’s because of the chemical preservatives in them. I also find the peanut butter very … Continue reading →