27 Apr 2018
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Lala
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Does NAC transport methylmercury to the brain?

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I am confused and uncertain what to believe. I found two studies:  N-acetylcysteine as an antidote in methylmercury poisoning.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1533084/ Methylmercury transport across the blood-brain barrier by an amino acid carrier.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1590471   One of the signs of redistribution of mercury is depression. Well, I am depressed all the time. What do you, guys, think?Is NAC dangerous if we have amalgam fillings?

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I can only say that since I have maybe half of my amalgam fillings changed for the white fillings I don't feel to have any problems from the fillings. I have some portion of the white and some portion of the amalgam fillings in my mouth. Before changing the amalgam fillings I couldn't eat or drink anything warm and I couldn't hot at all. Immediately I felt extremely tired and I had problem to get from the kitchen to bed. Also I felt a metallic taste in my mouth and I had a permanent electrical battery in my mouth - I felt electrical current in my mouth. Now it's ok. Also I don't think one should be worried about the studies about alluminium an AD. If they looked for the content of alluminium in healthy old people they might find the same portion if not higher of alluminium in their bodies. They didn't consider cpn, e.g., or there might be other factors. 

MS for more than 30 years, WP since July 08, break Jan 09-March 09. NAC 2x600mg, Doxy 2x100mg, Roxi 2x150mg, Entizol in pulzes, LDN, supplements.Since May 2013 without abx.

Maybe the best answer to all the people worried about their fillings is to have all their teeth removed and replaced with implants. When I was a young child I used to play with mercury.  I accidentally broke a thermometer and kept the mercury as a plaything: the drops, impossible to hold, fascinated me.  Fifteen years later I developed MS, but I guess I would have done anyway.........................Sarah A  Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

That is not true. Those with Alzheimer's disease have significantly higher Aluminum levels (e.g.4 times) in their brains than either normal people or patients with other types of dementia, such as from alcohol, atherosclerosis, or stroke...

Stratton/Wheldon protocol 02/2006 - 10/11 for CFS and many problems 30 years

Sarah, you made me laugh. That is the best solution- final.Looks like you were mercury nut! Btw: After changing teeth for implants, I could let myself to be chopped by todays choppers  to have the parts of the body, that does not work properly, removed too.

Stratton/Wheldon protocol 02/2006 - 10/11 for CFS and many problems 30 years

The brain in Alzheimer's disease patients is severely damaged; it wouldn't be surprising if aluminum accumulated there, as damaged areas tend to gather garbage. But that there even is aluminum accumulation is a matter of controversy; I've seen claims that the aluminum found in Alzheimer's disease brains was actually just an artifact of poor experimental procedure, which disappears when one uses good procedures:


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1436075


http://yarchive.net/med/aluminum.html

Sarah,I played with aluminum too; from broken thermometers: many times. We would scoop it up on a tongue depressor and drop it. Then push it around to watch the little balls attach themselves to each other.   No alzheimers; no MS.....yet!

MSmom, so did David, about ten years earlier!  We were both precocious little you know whats.   My mother didn’t half tell me off about breaking the thermometer.  ( I think you meant to say mercury, though!).......................Sarah A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Sarah and MSmon, I played with mercury too. I can remember rolling it around in the palm of my hand and letting it slip through my fingers. Fascinating stuff! :\

RRMS diagnosed 1996. Many years of weird symptoms before this. Started CAP around 6/11? Mino 200mg daily, Roxy 300mg daily, Tini pulses started 11/11 (very tentatively!) Major problems with headaches 01/12, substitued mino with doxy.&l

I found an interesting paper about methylmercury and antibiotics. Since mercury excretion is dependent on intestinal bacteria and antibiotics kill them, excretion time of mercury can be significantly increased. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6524959 More from www.mercurylife.com"in a study of rats given high doses of oral antibiotics, the half-life for excretion of mercury (i.e., the amount of time required for one-half of the mercury to be excreted from a rat) increased from 10 days to greater than 100 days. (Rowland IR, Robinson RD, Doherty RA, "Effects of Diet on Mercury Metabolism and Excretion in Mice Given Methylmercury: Role of Gut Flora," Arch Environ Health, 1984:39(6); 401-408). In other words, antibiotics reduce the body's ability to excrete mercury, and tetracyclines in particular have been to shown to increase mercury toxicity (e.g., Prof. Boyd Haley of the University of Kentucky has found tetracycline increases thimerosal's toxicity to neurons)." End of quote."

Stratton/Wheldon protocol 02/2006 - 10/11 for CFS and many problems 30 years

Although the antibiotics we take mess with our gut flora, there are still plenty of bacteria there. Bacteria that are more susceptible to antibiotics die off, but other strains of bacteria eventually take their place. Our situation is different from the situation of rats subjected to a short-term experiment in which the gut flora might not have time to stabilize, and which likely involved higher doses of antibiotics than we use.

Also, if mercury accumulation were the problem, we would see a reaction to antibiotics which started off slowly and then just continually got worse and worse, instead of what most of us see, which is that we get a strong reaction at first, and then things get better.