"I was taking 100mg zinc picolinate for about 3 months then 50mg for a month
"I took 1mg molybdenum with each meal for around 4 months
"I have to wonder how long it will take for those to fall back into normal range
== I'm not sure but I think that is more than Cutler suggests for lowering Cu.
"The zinc was already extremely elevated when I started this
"I'd read in cutlers book that high zinc on the hair test usually indicates a deficiency but I don't think that is the case now that I have the second test to look at
"liver and bile flow you say. I'v been taking milk thistle and NAC, are there other medications for bile flow/liver?
== He mentions some but I don't remember them. This has not been my problem. I'd ask BrianMcB, one of the moderators of the yahoo chelation groups and someone who got his red high Cu down in a few months.
"Could high lead/cadmium cause bile problems?
== I don't think they are more problematic than Hg's effects on the liver, etc.
"My doctors think Im crazy for showing them a hair test
== I don't think we should be too critical of them. They are telling us what they were taught. Cutler is studying the issue. It is quite possible that we are on the cutting edge of medicine in this area, of course there are always risks about being on the cutting edge. There are also risks in doing nothing like I did for 10+ yrs.
==There are some really interesting discussions between Dr. Amy Holmes (Autism/DAN specialist) and Cutler in the archives of the yahoo Autism-Mercury group as they learned that Hg affects the essential elements on the hair test. Cutler went on to write his book on hair tests and Dr Holmes went on to work with Boyd Haley, former chair of the Chem dept at the U of KY, on hair tests of autistic kids.
" Im on 12.5 DMSA every 4 hours. Don't think I have any magnesium, why should I get some?
== Mg is one of the essential supplements for doing Cutler protocol chelation for Hg!
"I'v ordered pregnenolone and Adrenal cortex extract, should receive it shortly
== At the low doses you will likely be taking it will not likely have a magical impact; however, a number of people report a nice subtle effect, including myself and a close female friend who has a long history of adrenal and anxiety symptoms.
"I am a member of the FDC group but don't post there much because of the forum format, it is rather difficult to use in my experience
== Yes, there are pluses and minuses about that format. One plus is that the ">" symbol marks the paragraphs written by previous poster. In our discussion I added the " for the same purpose. The biggest advantage is the shear number of veteran Cutler users in the discussions. Their Links section is also impressive for finding quotes from Cutler on various issues.