> Just 3 days & 2 nights. This is my first cycle which is ending today. The tablets came in 100mg which is why I took that dose. Not a good answer I know!
Yes best to split them...get some empty capsules and split the 25mg in half or the 50mg in quarters (more tricky!)...so take 12.5 (preferably) or 25mg doses. However I would wait a couple of weeks before chelating again...get advice from the FDC group.
>When are you going to start chelating again? Any idea what kind of protocol you are going to follow?
I saw a nutritionist recently and she's going to send me a programme to support my adrenals, liver etc first so will wait until that is in place before I start again. I will start on the lowest dose 12.5mg of ALA, maybe every 2-3 hrs but every 2 hours will be a killer at night time :-0 Haven't made my mind up about DMSA.....I might well need to take it to lessen the effect of the ALA but I've heard -ve things about it and I know DMPS is generally better tolerated but can't get hold of that.
> Part of my rush was that I don't know (for sure) that I have mercury problems.
Yes understandable but not worth risking your health just to confirm you have mercury problems ;) It's very difficult to give advice....you need to go into more details about your health with more experienced chelators so they can make safe suggestions and how to proceed from now on, given that you already got started! :)
> By the way do you know where I could get a fractionated urine porphyrins test in the UK?
Just looking into this, waiting to hear from the London Clinic (0207 616 7755) who I think do it...but waiting for confirmation. I'll get back to you about that.
If you look it up on the page where you found the ALA info seems it has to be done quite carefully to make sure the sample is not damaged. I may not bother with it as I'm fairly convinced of the beast inside ;) As you're not convinced enough yet it might well be worth you having it done. Ask on the FDC group for more info on the test.