Figured it is time for an update.
I started with 12.5mg of DMSA every 3-4 hrs per Cutler protocol and that gave immediate relieve. When you dig into Andy's messages you find that those that feel better on don't actually have to go off as long as they don't use ALA, which I did not.
In short there have been no breaks in my DMSA intake since I started!
Now as for the mineral depletion hoax, I take fewer minerals NOW than I did before the DMSA because my mineralization cycle has begun to fix itself.
Now let’s talk about adding ALA, ALA and RLA (R+) are completely different animals for chelation purposes. RLA was very helpful in clearing brain Hg when needed and does not seem to go searching for more Hg to free. While ALA always gave me heartburn and made me feel worse, that is until I read Andy's explanation.
When I reached 100mg of DMSA, this means doubling every few weeks from 12.5m (25, 50,100), I began adding ALA. I found the ALA he recommends (tablets) and quartered them. That initial 12.5mg of ALA was almost too much but after about 3 weeks it became easier. Doubling ALA took much longer than doubling DMSA, my last double from 50mg to 100mg took almost 6 weeks to achieve.
Now my dose is 200mg DMSA and 100mg ALA, and I must start taking breaks with the ALA. Biofeedback is now showing that Liver copper levels are increasing even with daily Taurine doses.
This week I will be on ALA Friday, Saturday and Sunday and switch to Cilantro for the rest of the week.