The Nuances of Treatment
The below is an email recently sent to an individual undergoing DTPA and immune dampening treatment. This refers to their specific set of characteristics, but one can readily introduce your own set of individual characteristics in the narrative. This emphasizes that treatment is nuanced, and unfortunately in some individuals their characteristics makes treatment a balancing act: that you are attempting to walk on the thin edge of a razor, but one which is serpiginous. As follow-up I will send out a longer blog in the upcoming near future, going over again the concepts of redistribution, re-equilibration, but also introduce terms like oscillation Here goes the specific responses to one person:.
There are a lot of similarities between everyone with GDD (most things are very similar) but each individual is nuanced, and some minor but comprehensive modifications are needed to suit the individual. The most difficult nuance for the treating physician is multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome (MCSS), because then you are sensitive to many things, that then is unpredictable, and some things we have to do is by trial and error, paying close attention to positive effects (then we continue whatever is being done) or negative effects (then we have to stop or lessen whatever is being done), which then is rendered even more complicated when a number of things are happening at the same time.
I recall in our original in person discussions both that you smoke, and that you drink a lot of coffee. Both of these have the important property of being cholinergic (basically calming of many things: GI tract maybe in particular, but prevent drying of all secretory regions: example eyes and throat).
So your normal status is high cholinergic effects. Things occur in some level of balance - it may be anticholinergic effects preceded this, necessitating you doing this (often unconsciously), or anticholinergic effects developed to counterbalance the cholinergic effects of drinking lots of coffee and smoking. So if you are trying to improve your general health (which includes you are undergoing chelation) then if you are also trying to cut down smoking and coffee, then your anticholinergic effects will become prominent (dry mouth)... and everything of the features of GDD worsens in the winter as a baseline, including/especially all forms of drying out. So you may have to move slowly to correct these things, and not changing coffee intake is the most obvious.
What you perceive as kidney pain may be also body wall/muscle pain- probably more likely the latter unless you have narrowing of the kidney pelvis collecting system (called UPJ obstruction) then increased fluid intake will cause true kidney pain.
You have to figure out if this is dry mouth making you drink a lot (the anticholinergic effect I am talking about) or if it is true thirst. If dry mouth then don't drink a lot of fluids to overcome it, things like sucking popsicles are the correct management. Thirst may be a central brain, hypothalamic effect.
Also in your case since we removed a tremendous amount of Gd, which is a great and most important thing, it makes you more susceptible to strong Flare (we control with immune dampening, but can decrease) and also a greater extent of late Gd movement to re-equilibrate. This is perceived as the recurrence at 3 weeks +(maybe at times 2 weeks) of symptoms like brain fog or bone pain. If the dry mouth had similar onset, then it is almost certainly a reflection of it also being a re-equilibration effect.
So, as you read all of the above, and if it all fits with a re-equilibration effect (the timeline) - then the obvious thing is we keep on course with chelation at 3 weeks since the last one. You are in the very best category of subjects to recover from GDD, so also you need to keep telling yourself this to keep calm. Calm is essentially an important health tip for essentially everything, including GDD and the treatment period.
Richard Semelka, MD