Re: Pedi appt monday.....
- --- In Autism-Mercury@y..., chinamom@p... wrote:
> Pedi appt monday..... I would really like to get her working "withfor!
> us" Sooo some questions.... The lead one of course, and I
> know DMSA comes in different forms .... Chemet, Succumar,
> DMSA ect
> So what really is the difference?? Different fillers?? Which one is
> covered by insurence??? Why is it not used by Dr Amy ect... or is
> it??? I would LOVE to get at least a tiny portion of all this paid
>Succimer is the generic name for DMSA. DMSA is just the abbreviation
of DiMercaptoSuccinic Acid. Chemet is "brand name" succimer, and is
the only stuff made by a regular manufacturer. Most insurance plans
cover it. The DMSA is adsorbed onto titanium dioxide beads. I do not
think the ingredients pose any real hazard to people, but I am sure
many "holistic" doctors would be glad to give me a chemistry lesson on
why insoluble compounds which if solubilized are innnocuous shouldn't
I have personally eaten LOTS of chemet and fed a bunch to my
girlfriend's kid - and she takes it too.
If YOU pay, compounded or OTC DMSA is cheaper than Chemet.
If insurance pays, your copay is less than compounded or OTC DMSA.
Some insurance companies will cover compounded DMSA, some won't.
A few have been known to cover compounded DMPS. If you are interested
you might want to check.
Chemet can only be Rx'd by MD's, DO's, and perhaps in some states
ARNP's - I really don't know how their Rx pads work.
In at least Washington, pharmacists can Rx a 3 day supply of something
(they are supposed to then get it approved by a doc) and 3 days of PDR
style DMSA is a month's supply or more for a rational protocol.
Any licensed health care practitioner of any sort can buy DMSA from
Thorne Research, and the wholesale price is reasonable. If you have a
buddy willing to do that for you it is a reasonable deal if you can't
get insurance covered Chemet or compounded DMSA.
If you have to just buy it yourself, Vitamin Research Products seems
to have a reasonable price (if anyone knows of a less expensive
source, please post it!). www.vrp.com.
> I have the Large and Small mercury papers, the old protocol andI'm not sure what these say. Take lots of water soluble antioxidants
> Kirkmans cheleation pages printed out, anything else I should
4 times a day. E, carotenes, lycopene, flax seed oil once or twice a
> Thanks LOADS!!!!
- In a message dated 4/20/01 5:41:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
So what really is the difference?? Different fillers?? Which one is
covered by insurence??? Why is it not used by Dr Amy ect.. >>
when I get our chement, my insurance covers it, i just pay the co-pay.