== I have history of AD(H)D, mostly inattentive type, but can be hyperactive when I cheat with too much sweets, caffeine, phenols and stress.
== I also can struggle with lethargy when life it too relaxed and boring. I don't have that at all at work or whenever I'm doing activities with another person. This is probably also a catecholamine issue.
== For over 10 yrs catecholamine, thyroid and adrenal support have been helpful but not perfect for the above issues.
== I had a problem with intense mood. After a hair test reported Lithium as the lowest non toxic element I tried a couple mg of Li from Li orotate supplement. I heard that some people in the US get several mg Li daily from their well water.
== That stuff really chilled me out nicely! However on relaxing days off I can become too lethargic so I cut the dose to <1 mg.
== I take small amounts of other supplements that can affect mood--magnesium, B vitamins, various amino acids, etc.
"Did you have an Hg problem along with lead?
== I only had 5 Amalgam fillings have not been foolish enough to get frequent flu shots containing organic Hg. However, I suppose there was a little Hg and arsenic involved.
== My symptoms really matched cadmium and lead. Both were in the red on followup hair tests while chelating even though they were normal on prechelation hair, provoked urine and porphyrins tests. My exposure had ended years earlier and I had been taking antioxidants--Vit C, E selenium, zinc, etc.
Really cool that you made such gains, hope you still see improvements if you're not 100%!
== Yea, they messed up my life but my health looks like it will be fairly normal for the final third of life. Career and relationships still have not recovered.
== My health is clearly back in the normal range for my age. My doctor and other sources indicate that cadmium is tough to remove so I don't know that I'll ever be 100% recovered
== Furthermore I don't tolerate normal doses of chelators well. I would never get anything done on the weekends if I took those doses. I don't know if that is because the chelation medications--DMSA+ALA--can kick up cadmium but are not good at removing it from the body.
== If the only gain I got was just the normalized bone density, I'd still be grateful. That was my initial goal. I feared that I'd break my back. The doc said I had already experienced micro fractures.