The time that I went psychotic was the same time I was doing a lot of maintenance on our photo lab equipment. I was handling chemicals that contained a lot of mercury and bromine (not to mention silver).
I also developed many cherry angiomas during that time period which are supposedly an indication of bromine poisoning (and maybe other things) and that is the body trying to divert as much of it as possible away from the vital body systems.
One time the paper developer spilled out and I breathed in the fumes from it and thought I was going to die I got so ill from it.
The problem is that ALA is a hypoglycemic agent as well. It seems that literally anything that's supposed to help me is a blood Sugar lowering substance as well.
The last time I tried anything the low blood Sugar was so bad no matter what I did it wouldn't raise back up and I spent the whole day at work trying to help customers (of all things) while my blood Sugar was low. Worst feeling of all time.