Chelation therapy and lyme disease

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

galvestongirl
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 10/17/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, now along with being treated for LD I recently got my results back from a heavy metals test. My lead levels are 3x what they should be and my mercury levels 2x, so my doc is recommending chelation therapy. Has anyone had chelation therapy while being treated for LD? I am currently on Doxy and Ceftin along with various supplements and was hoping someone out there has gone through this. Any input is greatly appreciated.

Willowrose
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 699
   Posted 10/17/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm still waiting for the results of my heavy metals test. I'm curious, how was your test done? My LLMD was going to give me two medications "to draw out the metals" and then have me collect urine for six hours for analysis. When I balked at the prospect of taking the meds, he switched to taking a hair sample. They took a lot more hair than I had anticipated. I have a friend with Lyme whose doctor gave her a blood test for heavy metals. I'm wondering which test is more accurate.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.


CajunGrl
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4717
   Posted 10/17/2009 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Rose,

The hair analysis you did is probably more accurate. Heavy metals, lead, arsenic, drugs, etc. all stay deposited on your hair. It's better to collect it closer to the root.
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have**

Co-Moderator Lyme Disease Forum


Razzle
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4399
   Posted 10/18/2009 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Blood tests are notoriously inaccurate for assessing tissue levels of heavy metals (among other things). Hair analysis is a much better test for tissue heavy metal levels.

Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, homeopathy.


galvestongirl
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 10/18/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I did the urine test. I have an appointment on Thursday with a doc who does chelation, so I will probably ask her about doing a hair analysis before we proceed. Thanks for the input.

Willowrose
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 699
   Posted 10/18/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, they certainly did take my hair sample at the root - I now have a bald spot on the back of my head. I'm told it doesn't look as big as it feels when I reach back there and run my finger over the wiffle-fuzz that used to be my hair.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:59 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,871,005 posts in 315,063 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 156566 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, iwallace.
438 Guest(s), 15 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
mattamx, JNF, Serenity Now, cspivak, AmyAzz, Girlie, Tudpock18, WendyT, Progressing, Mrbaseball220, Sheeks175, snowboat, lyndzylyndzy, iwallace, WV Mike


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer