Sunday, November 8, 2015

NOT Retiring

Still no results from Yasko but I expect to get word any day now.  No panic no matter how bad the results.  I am primarily hoping to rule out Mercury toxicity and amalgam removal.  If the results show probable mercury issues, I will do a re-test to confirm before I pull the trigger.  I am about 90 percent sure that I know what it's going to say.  Here it is:

My number 1 problem is sulfur toxicity, which is likely the source of the runaway adrenal function.  Mineral support (Cal/Mag) plus Thym-Adren (adrenal suppressant) will help but it's not nearly enough.  Think about a runaway truck going down a steep mountain.  Simply tapping the brakes every few seconds is not going to be enough.

I need to do something to reduce the sulfates and the Sparga is likely the best choice.  B-12 and Lithium still cannot be tolerated.  Low dose molybdenum might be worth another try down the road.  Yucca can be tolerated at low doses. In the past, just a few drops of Sparga caused overwhelming fatigue and depression.  Sparga could not be tolerated probably because of mal-absorption issues but since I have been taking the FOS supplement, I have had no such reaction in the last 2 weeks.  Yes, that's right.  I have NOT had a collapse in 2 weeks.  Though I am far from being in the clear, I have seen enough improvement to keep going at least until the end of the year.

Changes in health:
As I said in my last post, the biggest change is that the flu-like malaise has been replaced by over-stimulation and mild anxiety.  That's how I should feel as a fast oxidizer.  My resting pulse rate is way too high (close to 90 BPM).  The average person's is 72 and for an athlete, it should be more like 60 or lower.  No reason to panic about this.  I have been told and have personal experience that suggest that my adrenals have sped up in response to solving a major problem (sulfur toxicity and malabsorption) and it is only a temporary reaction.

30 miles on the week, all at sub-8:00 pace with the exception of the recovery jog intervals.  My longest run was an 8 miler in 63:21 (7:55 pace).  Even if I slipped to the 9:00 range over the next 5.1, I still would have come in around 1:49:30 for a half mary.  I've found that I can hold a pace around 7:50-8:00 in relative comfort on a standard issue 5 miler but if I speed up to the 7:30s, it's as if there's a noose around my legs that really begins to tighten.  If I am to bump it back up to the 40 MPW range, I am going to have to be okay with paces in the 8:00-8:15 range for the time being.  For the millionth time, I want to see a GRADUAL climb out of this hole.  I may not feel any different from one day to the next but progress should be evident over the course of several weeks.  If I can avoid collapses, I may be in half decent racing shape by Mercedes.

I am listed as probable for the Turkey Burner 5K in Monty 2 weeks from now and it will likely be my last race of the year.  Realistically, I have probably set my last PR which means that I was 3 for 6 in my lifetime goals.  I can live with that.  In order to enjoy these races, I've got to get back under 21/45/1:40 in the big 3 distances.  If relatively healthy, there is no reason why I cannot do that in my mid-late 30s.  A 1:45 half will become acceptable sometime in my 40s but not now.  The 2016 race schedule remains a big question mark.


arlofaye said...

I am following your posts with great interest, as I too am apparently having trouble with sulfur toxicity leading to overstimulation and adrenal problems. I don't know about your situation, but in my case it seems to stem from the existence of at least 2 heterozygous polymorphisms in my CBS gene, which are responsible for the dumping too much sulfur and ammonia into my system. I wish you luck in solving your sulfur toxicity, and I hope that your experience may be helpful to me, and perhaps vice versa. By the way, I too enjoy fitness, although it is through kettlebells and weight lifting rather than running.

Crazy J said...

Thanks so much for that comment. I am compound hetero on CBS with a couple homo NOS mutations. NOS makes CBS worse. My ammonia and taurine were both a little high but not through the roof but my sulfates are extreme. If you'd like to talk more, feel free to add me on Facebook. My real name is Justin Zehnder.