Okay, I’ve almost completely changed my supplements around after Rosalinda commented on my blog (I know I’m fickle…)
hi harry i hope you are doing good. I communicated with you a few months back because your symptoms were very similar to mine and i was also taking most of the supplements you were taking. I was just wondering have you ever been tested for mthfr? I was and tested positive for heterozygous mthfr a1298c. I started taking thorne research methyl guard plus and i became a normal person again. My painful inflammation, fatigue, stomach issues etc. All went away and i can even drink alcohol and run around doing million things again.
I’m now mainly taking the following mthfr supplements:
- Methyl Folate
- Methyl B12
- P5P (Pyridoxal 5′-Phosphate)
- TMG (Trimethylglycine)
- Riboflavin (Riboflavin 5′-Phosphate Sodium)
and it is making a huge difference. Although I don’t want to get my hopes up too soon as I have had periods when I have been quite good…before my health declines again. This new regime is only 4 days old. The other thing is I’m not even taking large doses of the above nutrients and I’m noticing substantial improvements. The first couple of days of taking the new supplements I felt a bit weird and brain foggy for the first hour after taking them but after that I felt quite good. This initial reaction upon taking them has gone away for the past 2 days and I just feel good now that my body has adjusted or detoxed.
I’ve also booked a doctors appointment to see if I can get genetically tested for mthfr, as I haven’t been tested before (I’ve never even really heard of it before). It is interesting that mthfr also seems more mainstream and also easier to test for than Pyroluria.
I really like the sound of mthfr from what I have been reading, it would mean taking a lot less supplements compared to the Pyroluria supplements I have been taking, it also means I might be able to drink again (that would be so nice, just to be able to sit down with the normal people for a few cold ones), plus to be able to get some really good energy levels back. I reckon Pyroluria supplements get me to the 70 to 80 percent mark (which is better than the 20 percent energy level I felt I was operating on for a number of years ie mainly on willpower alone) but I really want the 100 percent.
Anyway a big shout out to Rosalinda for posting the comment, many thanks for taking the time.
I’ll post a bit more often to let everybody know how I am going, particularly when I get my test results back.
There is a lot of info about the condition at mthfr.net