Something we've noticed lately is the common use of extremely low chelator doses. While it might seem like starting with 1mg would prevent or reduce symptoms, the reality is that you're getting up at night without much of a pay off at that dose.
Chelation alone at any dose is generally going to cause some symptoms for most children but they are very manageable. Starting too low misleads parents into thinking they are avoiding side effects when in reality, the reason they don't see symptoms is because they aren't removing very much mercury with 1mg per dose. This also means not really any improvements either.
The protocol dosing is 1/8 -1/2 mg per pound of child. So you can actually start anywhere in this range but most parents prefer to start at 1/8mg per pound.
If there are any symptoms refer to the yeast and adrenal chapters in the book. These are the two most common reasons for symptoms seen on chelation rounds.
Remember, it might seem easier to start at 1mg but you do want rounds to be worth the investment of your time and loss of sleep. You also want your child to get better sooner rather than later. If you start below the range, it's going to add that much more time to your chelation journey!
-Jan Martin & Tressie Taylor