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Posted by: Phil
Date: March 4, 2004 5:53 PM

I have read a number of conflicting reports about which is better to use for Mercury detox: DMSA or DMPS. Elmer Cranton MD, says that DMSA is superior in every way AND it does cost a fraction of the price of DMPS. I have been doing chelation therapy for a while in Santa Cruz and I'd like to know your position on this matter. As the end user, I prefer DMSA as long as it will perform as well as DMPS. Do you trust the tests from Great Smokey Mountian Labs? Cranton says King James is the way to go. Also, do you know what the typical time frame is for detox? I supposedly have 20 times the safe level.

Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: March 5, 2004 1:40 AM

Oral DMSA works very well and is far more economical than IV DMPS (the usual way DMPS is given). I don't know it to be superior, but it certainly works well enough. After all, the point is to get the mercury out in a safe fashion. I would trust Great Smokies and King James (Cranton owns King James) and the lab I use is Doctors' Data, probably simply out of habit. For 20 x the upper limit of the reference range the first thing I would think of is the presence of metals still in the body. The most common thing is to find people with their gold crowns practically glowing and with no idea that those also contain mercury. If all the metal is really gone, you are looking at 6-12 months to safely remove the mercury.

Posted by: Phil
Date: March 5, 2004 2:26 AM

That's interesting about Dr. Cranton owning King James, thanks. Doctors' Data is the kit I currently have. All my amalgams have been out four years, all done by a guy who knows his stuff. I guess I am just a stubborn case. Has been a very long haul. Now they say my adrenals are shot as well.

Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: March 5, 2004 2:29 AM

I would consider the possibility that you either still have a source in your body or a strong source from the outside: industrial, fish, etc. Go to a mirror with a flashlight and search for the color gold.

Posted by: Phil
Date: March 5, 2004 6:51 AM

When you say "gold crowns" do you mean like a gold tooth? I believe that some of my crowns do have metal in them and I believe that gold is the main one. I can't imagine that Dr Howard systematically removed all my amalgam fillings and then put something with mercury back in but I suppose that stranger things have happened. Using the flashlight test, the base of these crowns show up as more or less black. Frankly, though I am getting a little paranoid that something is amiss since I have done about ten DMPS IVs, three cycles of DMPS orally, and maybe 7 cycles of DMSA orally and I still have a lot of mercury left. I don't eat any big fish except for Salmon. In the posting I did not mention that I have been on Social Security disability for 12 years for chronic fatigue. So it's quite serious.

Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: March 5, 2004 2:09 PM

I don't know why dentists (and even some doctors) can't grasp the principle that all the metal must go. No one has all the treatment you have had and still has high levels of mercury without a source of mercury remaining.

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