While most people will see substantial improvements as they identify and remove their triggers, some people may still struggle and need to dig deeper to determine additional “hidden” triggers for them. This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on WebMD.
My doc insisted it was not related, but it started a few days after I started taking it and stopped a few days after I stopped. That, lethargy, hair loss, yadda yadda yadda. I switched back to propranalol. I prefer the nightmares I have on it to the debilitating feeling I got from Atenolol. That was brilliant – ankle swelling and some of the other side effects vanished and for first time I started to feel well.
I’m on Medi-Cal (CA Medicaid) and SSI. To the doctors I see under my insurance, even when I present them with research, my condition is non-existent. They go by their book only. They keep thinking (or saying) it’s psychological. Recently, my adult child, who has better health insurance than I, has been diagnosed with the MTHFR mutation after he experienced persistent, unexplained arrhythmia.
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Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. If butalbital or codeine is taken regularly (for example, every day), it may become habit-forming (causing mental or physical dependence). Regular use of caffeine can also cause physical dependence.
The reason there is so much variation in MTHFR gene mutation is because our parents pass on two sets of genes. So if both parents pass on a healthy gene, you won’t have any mutation at all. If one parent has a healthy gene and the other passes on a mutation, several variations of the mutated gene can show up. And if both parents pass on mutated genes, it can create a number of genetic issues. To understand how to manage an MTHFR gene mutation, you must first understand methylation.
Thank you. If you are not ill, then you can read and learn yourself about MTHFR gene mutation and it’s effects on health. Folic acid is useless for people who are homozygous for an MTHFR mutation (two copies of the gene). Many patients do not tolerate the methyl-B12 and methyl-folate and it’s not just the MTHFR gene mutations that come in to play but also COMT, CBS, and many others.
You want someone that can guide you, that will also listen to you and your concerns. You want someone that’s open to thinking outside of the box and who understands that you may not fit in with the standard of care. It’s a good idea to ask some standard questions when contacting a new doctor for the first time. Something else to consider is you can work with a functional doctor remotely, via Skype. You could also contact your local pharmacist or compounding pharmacy, who may be able to point you to a local doctor who has a natural functional approach.
- Follow your doctor’s orders or the directions on the label.
- This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.
- You may have SIBO or other issues – again, I dont know.
Working with a practitioner well-versed in treating patients with MTHFR gene mutations can help you navigate these complexities and develop a personalized plan of care. You may be able to ask your physician to order an MTHFR gene mutation testing through True Health Labs. It is estimated that up to 40% of the population has an MTHFR gene mutation.
I am terrible sore. My musles ache in my back and neck. My neck hurts so bad that I can barely move it.
However, your headaches should occur less often, and they should be less severe and easier to relieve than before. This will reduce the amount of headache relievers that you need. If you do not notice any improvement after several weeks of headache-preventing treatment, check with your doctor. Using this medicine with any of the following may cause an increased risk of certain side effects but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
My reproductive endocrinoligist has prescribed FABB tabs which are 2.2 mg folic, 25 mg b6 and 1 mg b12. But these are the synthetic forms of these b vitamins and everything I’ve read says that mthfr people can’t absorb these vitamins and need the”methyl” versions of them. So I went to a vitamin store and bought methylcobalamin&5-methlyteyrahydrofolate. My question is, do I take the same dosages as those which we’re in the synthetic tabs, or do I reduce the dose since my body will be able to use them correctly?
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Plus, having low or no stomach acid puts people at a greater risk for many health issues such as contracting parasites from our food, developing food sensitivities, developing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and developing nutrient depletions. I also recommend a careful re-evaluation of the use of acid-suppressing medications in everyone with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. I suggest looking for the actual trigger for the acid reflux symptoms, which is often a food sensitivity or infection.
People begin thinking about probiotics when the ‘wheels come off’ their gut health. But as I’ve stated in several comments above, probiotics are an INTERMEDIATE PART of the process of gut healing. Fixing your diet, finding out if you have any infections and treating for it, and THEN taking probiotics, followed by PREBIOTIC foods helps. But probiotics did not cause this issue and probiotics alone will not fix it.