CathyS wrote: Julie G wrote:
Congrats on removing several of your mercury amalgams,CathyS. I couldn’t help but wonder if your increased pain might have something to do with your daily Aleve. See this.
I know how difficult it is to break this pain cycle without using OTCs. Are you already using a good fish oil capsule with curcumin? Both can be very anti-inflammatory as well as upregulating glutathione, the master detoxifier, which would also provide benefit for you now. During this healing period, especially considering the likelihood of increased gut permeability, you may want to be really careful with dietary lectins and other anti-nutrients. Lastly, if the pain persists, you might even consider low dose naltrexone. Use our search to see previous discussions. Best of luck as you move forward. Please keep us posted on your progress.
Thank you very much for posting! The fish oil that I take is Carlson's Liquid fish oil. My FM provider recommended this several years ago when my triglycerides were off the charts, and the Cardiologist had only recommended fish oil capsules. The FM told me that liquid fish oil is much better for absorption. My triglycerides finally got back within normal range with 2 teaspoons each morning. The Carlson's Liquid fish oil appears not to have curcumin. While trying to treat my CIRS, I have upped the dosage to 5 teaspoons each morning (taken in a little shot glass with measurements).
I have not heard of curcumin before, and just now googling it. It looks like I could take that as a supplement and get rid of the Aleve. It says if I want anti-inflammatory effects I will need to get 500 to 1,000 milligrams of curcuminoids per day.
Thanks Julie! I need all the help I can get!
As an update for anyone fighting Both CIRS and Mercury Toxicity, I have been taking Cholestyramine since August. In early November I failed the vcstest just like previously. In early November, I started the Selenium for detoxifying Mercury. The first 3 days went fine, however after 3 days I woke up to severe joint and muscle pain, which I previously experienced from the mycotoxin illness. I stopped the Selenium.
Julie mentioned curcumin and that it could help with anti-inflammatory. I started that in November, taking 2 capsules a day, and have been able to get off the Aleve. Thanks Julie!
Over the past 2 months I have had all 8 of my amalgam fillings replaced with composites. I have been taking HM-ND by premier labs for Mercury detox.
I took the vcstest again in the end of December, and I failed and scored exactly the same as in early November. This time I was really discouraged, so I did research and found https://www.nihadc.com/assessments/visual-contrast-sensitivity-testing-vcs-test.html
which states that Heavy metals such as Lead and Mercury may affect the ability to perceive contrast and convey an abnormal result. For me, this means that I will have to clear BOTH Mycotoxins and Mercury before I will be able to pass the vcstest.
I few days ago, I started taking the Selenium again for detoxifying Mercury. Monday and Tuesday were very fatigued days for me along with muscle pain. Researching yesterday, I found an article https://fatiguetoflourish.com/chronic-fatigue-symptom-of-toxic-mold/
that explains that fatigue, shortness of breath and muscle pain are caused by Low VEGF. Researching today, I found https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/02/28/selenium-supplements-too-much-of-a-good-thing
from 2012, which says that too much selenium can cause fatigue. I also found http://www.biosyntrx.com/articles.php?id=516
which states "Supplemental selenium has now been shown to down-regulate vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production". Since as a CIRS patient I already have low VEGF, I will not be able to take selenium.