And psychologically: Be prepared to completely put this whole topic away, including and especially when talking to friends and family: YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. They are NOT going to help.
Also: do not fault them. This world is TOUGH for many, hard (even those with good income). Do you yourself prefer friends who have lots of serious issues or those who are happy?
It isn't really that much of a big deal, in the end none of them can help you anyway. You CAN (and must) deal with this on your own. (speaking from my own experience)
PS: ...and as I already said in my other reply, do not be afraid of chelators (lots of alarmist messages). They DO cause issues - but that is the mercury they mobilize, and those issues can only be avoided if you want to keep that stuff inside forever.
Also: somebody replied "stay away from doctors" - now this sounds incredibly stupid. More reasonable is a different attitude: knowledge about what they can do (and cannot do), about why they appear so self-assured when they have no idea (that's what they are taught, and reasonable from their point of view, "show leadership" kind of thing to make patients feel better), why they won't do even what they COULD do (they have 20-50 patients a day, every day - they can heal ANYONE but not EVERYONE with the available resources).
My (university inner medicine and rescue medicine) doctor's role is to keep me from hurting myself. (and he knew how to use DMPS, DMSA and ALA effectively - but through him I learned a lot about how little they really know about what subtle effects heavy metals and other chemicals have, which medicine only knows when they come in huge quantities, as a severe life-threatening poisoning)