Hi Folks, I'm new here, and looking for input on what seems like an unusual set of circumstances I have.
I'm 40 now and have had headaches in the back of my head all my life, plus some skin problems early in life that became bad acne and chronic dehydration by the time I was 25. I also have itching problems when I consume sugar or coffee. They are worse at night.
A clinic in Switzerland found, in 2006, that I have GSTM-1 null, meaning my glutathione levels are lower than should be (but not non-existent). They recommended bi-weekly injections, but they were too costly to maintain for more than a few weeks. This genetic condition is common amongst caucasians, so I'm not sure why I'm having a worse time dealing with it, but there's no other clinical explanation for my feeling of toxicity given that I've never had root canals or Amalgam fillings.
Now, a few more years have passed, and my fatigue, joint pains, and headaches have worsened, so I did a heavy metal urine test, and it showed toxic levels of copper, arsenic, lead, mercury, thallium, and cesium, plus low levels of iron and zinc.
I stay off of gluten and processed foods for the most part, and that helps my acne and digestion, but doesn't effect headaches. I don't drink alcohol, and I've tried going on and off caffeine for various lengths of time, and it makes no difference, except possibly making me dryer when I'm on it.
I also want to test for other environmental toxins, but I haven't found very many affordable (or even expensive) options for that.
So I started a DMSA protocol, nearly drowned in all the possible method and dosage options, but finally settled on a fairly intensive regimen- 600mg every other day, taken in 6 divided doses. Then, on the "off days" I supplement with Metalloclear, Zinc, Iron, multivitamin, Vit C, and a little Zeolite.
What happened was that my headaches started getting better when I was ON DMSA and were worse when I was off of it. Most of the forums show the opposite reaction is more probable. Now I want to take the DMSA every day. The reason I've read for stopping some days is to allow glutathione levels to replenish, which won't happen much in my case because of the genetic condition, but I found 500mg suppositories online, and I'm going to use those daily, making me feel better about daily DMSA.
So I'd like some feedback on several aspects of what I'm saying-
* dealing with GSTM-1 deletion
* taking DMSA daily
* taking glutathione daily
* detoxing other poisons (because why wouldn't have I have overloads of those too?)
Overall, I seem to have lots of the same biomarkers as people with autism, but I have no cognitive impairment. My mom had 4 miscarriages and some amalgam fillings, but she's 70 now and almost in better health than I am, so it's hard to discern that I would have gotten these problems from her.
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