I am this only one who really gets me. I asked for a testosterone level and it turned out to be low. The Dr also decided to put me on DHEA and pregnenolone. These two seem to give me fatigue symptoms. I had the worst day in 15 months on Saturday.
This whole experience is quite humbling. Trying to wrap my mind around these complex biochemical processes - Kreb's, the ETC, methylation, sulphation, genetic variants, and the whole gut thing....sometimes I understand how a fly must feel when it tries to grasp the concept of Canada. I am not a stupid guy but some days I have to remind myself of that.
There is genius in my family but it missed me. Perhaps the mercury and metabolic problems made my brain a poor receptacle. What I am is a "dot connector". This is an almost autistic ability to perceive associations between things that might otherwise appear to be unrelated.
I also have by luck or skill managed to pick my way through the minefield of false information on the web. There have been relatively few "dead-ends" on my journey. Most of the people on PR have been able to do the same.
I am a lazy guy. When it came to chelating mercury I followed the maxim, "find the smartest person who has had success with what you want to do...and do what they did". So, I followed the Cutler Protocol and even with the difficulties that I experienced, I believe that I made the best choice.
There is no one on CR to copy. I have not identified any "kindred spirits" people who are on the same path. The need for mB12 and mfolate is shared but not the rest.
For me, anything that increases cellular/mitochondrial function will lead to problems in hours to a couple of days. D-ribose, carnitine, Q10....and now we can add DHEA and pregnenolone to the list. When I took them my first response was increased energy followed by a crash. Just like CoQ10 in 2007 that confirmed for me that Bipolar Disorder was a symptom and not an illness....a sign that a biochemical solution would be needed.
I have made huge gains in the past 18 months and I should take pride in what I have accomplished but instead I only see the path forward. I am totally focussed on the quality of thought and I will never stop fighting the fog. Never, ever.
My Path - part 2
Blog entry posted by stridor, Oct 10, 2013.
About the Author
I carried a heavy mercury burden for decades. I won the fight against Bipolar Disorder and am winning the fight against CFS and histamine issues. I did not escape unscathed however and will carry the scars of my exposure to mercury for the rest of my life. I share my story knowing that few walk my path. I hope however that some of the ideas and approaches that I used to emerge from the shadows 90+% recovered will be helpful to others. My life was salvaged by Dr Google and the kindness of strangers, just like you.