So far so good on the iodine. The only problem I've run into was making the mistake of mixing Lugol's
with OJ that contained modified food starch (my body did not like that reaction at all) but all is well.
So, every week or 2 I add a new supplement from my list of "want to try" and sometimes I forget why I have them on the list. ALA was the latest one I got...
I don't remember specifically WHY i wanted that in particular.. just for antioxidant properties.
So, I buy some with my MSM & Vit. B complex refills and take it... then get a mild migraine type headache. It is most definitely a detox head ache! So, I search ALA on here and see it's used to chelate mercury. Oh crap! Nooo... I'm not prepared to do that. I have no evidence of heavy metals in my body, but it would be dumb to assume i have none... everyone has to have them to some degree.
So anyway, I took 3 ala supplements on Tuesday, get the headache.. wednesday i woke up with a small, red raised bump pimple by my eye brow and one on my chin.. so i stop the ala and Thursday night i still have a headache! I did some salt loading with my pink salt, took 3000mg of vit C and drinking extra water.. I'm peeing a ton! Like, I'll pee... gather my stuff for a shower, pee again and then brush my teeth and then pee again! All in a 10 minute span. My headache is finally gone though... yay!
My question is... this is some undeniable detox. It really wasn't bad at all.. so I can continue the ALA because it needs to be done.. however, chelating heavy metals is something that needs to be done with extreme caution and i don't have what I need to do that at the moment. If I knew this would just be a regular toxin dump, then fine. But assuming it was HMs, I'd have more symptoms than just a headache and 2 pimples popping up (they've gone down already) right? I have no reason to suspect HMs other than fillings that were replaced in 2004. I never had a test to check.
I just know that it's nothing to screw around with and i haven't studied it enough yet to be confident enough to attempt it myself.
Should I continue the ALA and detox whatever it is trying to detox out of me? Or put the ALA away until I am better prepared to deal with HMs?
I did also read that headaches were common with ALA because of blood Sugar
issues, but then they should go away after eating.. no?