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CFS
Posted by: Rose
Date: August 1, 2006 2:21 PM

I am female, late 40's. For 20 years I have suffered days of crushing fatigue - usually after having had a day of energy, mind sharpness and feeling really well where I am particularly active; people see me with a bright and bubbly personality. On off days I go to ground and just have to sleep and recover... for a lot of this time I have also had times of extreme depression and assumed this has been my major problem as the doctors think - to the extent I am diagnosed as borderline bi-polar. However, I have felt for a long time my moods often go with my physical well being rather than the other way around. I have low body temperature when at my worst and I can't think straight and feel fluey, and until starting an alkaline diet two weeks ago my tongue was always white coated. I am wondering if I do have leaky gut/mercury toxicity. I do not know how to go about doing the DMSA TESTING in the UK where I live. I have come across a product called PCA-Rx. Have you heard of this, and and its possible efficacy?

RE: CFS
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: August 1, 2006 2:47 PM

I have not heard of PCA-Rx, however I just read their website. They do not tell you even what is in their product, rather it is a long effort to put aside every possible consideration you might have about it. It also reveals the author's vast ignorance about the entire subject of mercury toxicity. I am afraid they just want to sell you a product. Finally, let us say that their product is legitimate and it removes all the mercury from your system (totally impossible if you have dental amalgams out-gassing mercury vapor 24 hours per day, but let's assume it), then what method do they propose to regenerate and retrain your immune and digestive systems? Absolutely none. Simply removing mercury is not enough in 95% of cases. And, oh, by the way, what about the other toxic heavy metals. Mercury is almost never operating alone. Sorry to be the smasher of hopes, but you need to be in the hands of a doc who actually knows how to deal with this problem.

RE: CFS
Posted by: Rose
Date: August 1, 2006 8:10 PM

Thank you for your opinion - I feared as much. I also believe I possibly have adrenal fatigue. Could the combination of leaky gut/heavy metal toxicity and this go together... or am I just "mad" as is now the diagnosis? I realize you cannot make any diagnosis on what I have told you but do you sense that I should get these tested? However, I live in London, UK. Do you know of anyone you would recommend I see here. It would be very hard for me to afford an extended regime with any doctor ( I do not have private health insurance) and wonder if after inital confirmation and treatment self treatment is possible.

RE: CFS
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: August 2, 2006 3:47 PM

I doubt if you will be able to remove the fillings from your own teeth, even if you are a dentist. Mercury and other toxic metals interfere with the functioning of the enzymes which make the adrenal and sex steroids, so you are correct with your intuition about that matter. Go to this address (hopefully one of these docs will be able to help you with the removal and treatment): [www.acam.org]
However, it is likely that you will still need the SanPharma Protocol to recover. You can read about that at: [www.medical-library.net]
Where you might get that in England, I have no idea.

RE: CFS
Posted by: Rose
Date: August 2, 2006 3:57 PM

Will you please let me know what you think regarding my previous question re adrenal fatigue plus leaky gut/heavy metal toxicity and diagnosed mental state - as to whether metal toxicity could cause me to suddenly become depressed and then exhuberant when I feel well (I might add I don't go on 'flights of fantasy' nor spend enormormous sums of money) just that I feel a great need to do things - I spark with creativity, but just as quickly I am feeling awful again and can't even think how I can answer the phone when it rings, with the need to sleep until I wake up "ok" again; and provided I don't become excited and overly interested in anything I remain in a kind of small wellness - if that makes any sense.

RE: CFS
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: August 2, 2006 7:35 PM

I did answer that previously, but I had not yet approved my own message, so you could not have yet seen it. Go back and read my previous post. There is surely a connection between depression and heavy metal overload and also an interference with adrenal steroid production. I am not sure about elation/euphoria however. There may still be something we do not understand about that, although it could also be a rebound phenomenon from the depressant action of heavy metals or perhaps that is just who you are - creative and energetic - and occasionally those qualitites escape from the depressive effects of the metals. This is just theory of course.

RE: CFS
Posted by: Rose
Date: August 2, 2006 8:19 PM

Thank you so very much for your considered opinion and will check out the websites you gave me. It is such a relief to have a doctor take my intuition seriously about my body. I have definitely had periods of real psychological depression and worked through this, but I am convinced on the whole I am just an optimistic creative person trying to get out of a body that won't let me now! Thank you for putting in all the time and effort to keep this website running - it is an amazing resource and lifeline. However, I notice there is no page about you!
It would be so nice to know why a medical doctor took such an
alternative route... or maybe, the question should be why so many other doctors don't when allopathic medicine really doesn't have all the answers. I am sure many people would like to hear your story.


RE: CFS
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: August 3, 2006 12:10 AM

Thank you. I will consider it.



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