Sorry but my story is too long to write out - point form will be less painful for everyone:
As a child exposed to mercury on the farm (used in sprays)
Grade 3 personality change and shift towards ADD
High school shift to early Bipolar symptoms
By 1997 = Brittle Rapid-Cycling Bipolar II - Mixed States
By 2001 5 hospitalizations, ECT, Treatment Program
2007 - deterioration - however all meds tried by this time. I adopted the belief that Bipolar was a symptom
of and underlying biochemical disturbance.
Decided that I had to take over control of my own care.
2010 Many ups and downs with natural approaches. Over the years I had reported to many Drs about my
exposures to heavy metals but none were concerned. I tested off the scale for mercury.
Tested low for dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin.
Jan 2011 Amalgams removed and endocrine crash.
Mar 2011 On thyroid meds and hydrocortisone. ME/CFS. Chelating mercury. Need help to stand some days.
Bipolar cycling stopped with thyroid meds but was replaced by the type of depression those with
Sept 2011 Diagnosed with Hyperplastic Polyposis
Dec 2011 Saw about 20 Drs. Oncologist, 2 surgeons psychiatrist, allergist, dermatologist, 2 GPS, 2 Integrated
Drs, 2 occupational health Drs and so on.
Returned to work sick as had been denied benefits and was broke.
Mar 2012 Forced to run at work. In emergency department x 3 hours.
July 2012 Sent home from work. "Incapable" after mental collapse when forced to stand
Diagnosed with CCSVI.
Told by someone on-line that I had "methylation problems"
Aug 2012 Responded to mB12 and mfolate. ME depression lifts.
Sept 2012 Returned to work. Started on mB12 injectable twice weekly. Predicted that I would be c677t
or 677/1298 and that there would be MTRR
Oct 2012 Offered "lead hand" position by person who sent me home in July
Mar 2013 sent 23andme
Apr 2013 Colon removed. Ileorectal anastomosis. Saw my 26th Dr since 2010 - geneticist
June 2013 Confirmed C677T, MTRR x2 and more importantly TCN2. Increased to mB12 injections daily.
Sept 2013 Started adb12
Oct 2013 Started DHEA, pregnenolone, testosterone. Adrenals permanently damaged and can not be recovered.
Blog entry posted by stridor, Oct 5, 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.