Re: Suffering Candida 25 years!
a few things...first off you may not have reached a chelator dosage that causes you side effects. ALSO, make sure and keep in mind that DMSA tends to make candida SERIOUSLY increase, so if that happens then chelate using only ALA without the DMSA.
the other thing to consider, is that if you are feeling so crappy in the first place you may not feel the other side effects, or able to distinguish them.
since your fillings were taken out so long ago, your body reservoirs of mercury would have "dumped" from your system about 6 months after they were removed. with that being said, any remaining mercury would be in your brain (though I think Cutler mentions the liver has a strong affinity for holding onto it as well).
here is an interesting post by Cutler that explains which parts are toxic (body vs brain) and you can see if the brain postings seem familiar since your body is clear:
It is pretty clear from case reports (from patients, not MD's).
Endocrine problems, especially poor stress tolerance: brain.
Emotional volatility, difficulty teling what people are about: brain
Difficutly getting along with people, attention deficit: brain
Brain fog is about 70/30 body/brain. Mostly it does go away even without
Yeast is actually a brain related problem (it is controlled by inadequate
hormone levels, especially hydrocortisone) and while it improves with body
detox, it doesn't go away until the brain is cleared if it is a real bad
Allergies, food sensitivities
, chemical sensitivities do mostly go away
with body detox.
Fibromyalgia seems to be mostly body tox. Chronic fatigue seems to be about
brain related symptoms (emotional symptoms,
autonomic nervous system problems and endocrine problems)
lastly, the part about the brain has to get healed in order for the hormones (most notably hydracortisone) to work effectively enough for your system to regulate yeast is crucial. which also means while starving the yeast, you need to be SUPPORTING your adrenals assuming they are weak. there is great info about this, but for me Adrenal Cortex Extract has done wonders and within an hour I would go from being strung out on adrenaline as a form of "survival energy" to super calm and capable.
rooting for you to beat this :)