Walkingbyfaith, which llmd are you seeing? . . . . My challenge test was with iv dmps and it was able to give a clearer picture of my heavy metal load than my previous heavy metal tests. My previous test was provoked with oral dmsa, which is considered a weak chelator. It showed mercury in the yellow range whereas the challenge with iv dmps showed mercury off the charts as well as palladium. So I'm glad I used the dmps otherwise I wouldn't have know that I had such a high metal load that needs to be addressed sooner than later. Ive heard of strong reactions to iv dmps but I tolerated it well that time. As far as order of treatment I will have to ask on my next visit and will let you know. I'd highly recommend the cone beam scan especially if you've had extractions. They found cavitations on all my wisdom teeth sites as well as a possible 5th.
I see SA out of MD, VA who travels to GA. Not a well known LLMD. . . . My doc orders the challenge test, but I declined as I have heard people have been severely sickened or injured by it.
Cutler warned about
any IV chelators and went by hair elements testing. I suspect I have issues with more than one heavy metal but have done no testing as of yet. My doc follows something similar to Klinghardt protocol from what I could gather, but I am more inclined to trust Cutler. Still, Cutler protocol doesn’t appeal to me either. Everything takes too high a level of commitment and years, not months.
I have had lots of extractions. All 4 wisdom teeth plus 4 more (1 from each quad) to make room for braces.