Well, mainegirl, I've had 42 EDTA's, 12 DMPS IV pushes, and a few rounds of DMSA. The kicker is that even with all of that, I'm still off the chart in mercury. Now that I've learned that lyme holds onto the mercury, hmmmmm, I'm thinking I may have gotten the cart ahead of the horse.
about DMSA. It will displace minerals so if you're going to do chelation with it you want to be sure and supplement with trace mins and whatever else is recommended. It certainly was effective when I did 24 hour urine tests for metals so I know it works. If you're really, really weak and down, I'm not sure nows the time to do it... I remember feeling "empty headed" when I took it....but for the life of me, I can't remember the regime I followed. The one thing I can't remember about DMSA is if it crosses the blood/brain barrier. Supposedly DMPS will and at the time there was controversy as to whether it would carry mercury into the brain and leave it....Haven't kept up on my reading on the mercury issue these days.
Are you wanting to use DMSA for mercury or what?