Next week, I will shell out some major cash in another effort to try to find the smoking gun:
-Vitamin D (2 tests). I predict there will NOT be a deficiency but there is a possibility of an issue with bio-availability. In any event, Vitamin-D in supplement form is a NO. Cod liver oil is my only chance here. I'll take a few teaspoons in liquid form.
-Vitamin C- I've been taking this stuff pretty steady in recent weeks so I think it's a good bet that it has at least edged into the normal range. If it remains low, do I take ascorbic acid or Whole Food C? Whole Food C is the recommendation but I'll go with the most effective option, which remains to be seen.
-Ferritin- I expect to see continued improvement here. The question is how far am I away from the optimal range? In theory, the Cal citrate should be helping and so should cutting out all lactoferrin. If I remain stubbornly high, my options are a liver flush first then blood donation.
-Hepatic Liver- This is a liver enzyme test. There is one in particular (ALP) that may very well be high. If that's so, a liver flush may help and GB-3 may help as well. I've already ordered the GB-3.
That's all for now. In the near future, I will be interested in Genova Comprehensive Profile, which is the only one that I know of that tests sulfates in writing. If it is indeed high, it's probably a wasting issue rather than an excess. I'll have to investigate what to do about it. The only things suggested were a zinc deficiency, which seems unlikely and a Vitamin D issue. I'll know more about that after this test and the treatment will be Cod Liver Oil, not D-3.
Liver flush- We'll see what the ferritin says. If it's high, the theory is that the ferritin will be dumped out and fall significantly but the Iron and Copper will likely rise. Fortunately, I know what to do about that. It may impact my Vitamin C tolerance at least temporarily. I hope I don't have to do it but if all else fails, it's viable. The first 2 detoxes were very effective. The last few were not but that was 2 years ago. I could be due for another one.
Still have options left but if everything comes back normal, my path to recovery will look bleak.