Most people would be pleased to get the news that I did. The examination proved conclusively that my root canal is NOT infected. Part of me was actually hoping that it was and needed to be pulled. I had an infected root canal removed in 2011 and got RED HOT later that year. It crossed my mind that my current problems could be related to this tooth but that's not the case. I've had some mild discomfort in that tooth that had intensified in recent days but the cause was determined to be a small gap that was causing food packing and if I floss regularly, it should go away.
My last denty tried to push unnecessary fillings and another root canal. I said NO and it proved to be a good call. I thought I had 2 root canals in my mouth but it turns out that I only have 1 plus 1 other crown. The original plan was to replace the crown that had been giving me trouble but I am going to scratch that. The tooth next to the crown, which is on the end, needs a filling and is one of 3-4 teeth with amalgams. I've decided to take care of that one first and since it is on the end and above a tooth that I've already had pulled, I don't think I'll miss it too much. I'll have to talk to him again and we'll decide on what to do. If I improve after getting that tooth out or simply getting the amalgam out, I'll be more inclined to get the rest of my amalgams removed.
On the medical front, I have tried to run the last few days and every day has been flat out AWFUL! Today was the worst. I felt dazed all day and was not very productive at work. I could barely break 10 minutes for a single mile.
VERDICT on a couple treatments:
Adenosyl B12- FAIL. Just a minute dose triggered a negative reaction.
Sparga- Ineffective but not harmful. My pace was almost exactly the same with it as without it.
CHANGE- I fully expect that my urinary amino acid test will reveal a severe sulfur burden. I must increase the Calcium because it's the only thing that I can tolerate that is a sulfur antagonist. The trick is to keep up the Magnesium as well because I know what happens what that ratio gets out of balance. I figure a 3:2 ratio ought to work out okay. I'll make it 900 Cal/600 Mag. Also, the source of the Mag must change from Jigsaw to plain Malate. Jigsaw contains methyl folate, which is good for the MTHFR gene mutation but increases the sulfur burden, which is most likely my TOP PRIORITY. Hopefully, I can stay with the 1 All in One, which should give me just enough methyl to stave off the extreme mineral sensitivity.
I will report back when I get the Urinary Amino Acid test. I am likely done with the Health Coach. Their customer service SUCKS! Still no video from the consult after more than a month. That's inexcusable!