She is having lots of nutritional deficiencies, and it’s easier for her to eat fortified cereal even though it’s not the healthiest than take a multivitamin supplement. Recently she started eating Total cereal which they say is a multivitamin and I noticed she has slightly more energy, she has color coming back to her cheeks, and we might be seeing a slight improvement in her hair loss (I’m not 100% sure on that one). She has bad anxiety though and this could be all this is, but she’s worried that the cereal could be harming her and she says she doesn’t feel right at times and she’s worried about some of the mental effects she might possibly be feeling from this.
Symptoms of agitation, anxiety, and even psychosis can occur. Some patients have been misdiagnosed (even hospitalized) with “bipolar disorder” or “schizophrenia” when in fact they were suffering from thyroid imbalances. Finally, thyroid medications can in turn impact the effectiveness and toxicity profile of other medications. This is one reason that, as a pharmacist, I always recommend you fill all of your prescriptions at the same pharmacy so your pharmacist can do a check of possible drug interactions every time you fill a new prescription. Third, along with affecting hormone absorption, medications for other health conditions beyond your thyroid may have a direct effect on the health of your thyroid in other ways.
Along with identifying a list of commonly prescribed medications that caused problems such as hidden thyroid triggers, I learned about the significant potential for ill effects that fluoride has on thyroid health (as well as the fact that many seemingly innocent medications contain fluoride!). T and I understand this (Niacinamide ) could affect seriously the methylation process. In blood test b12 was low and folic acid was low. I’m taking now b12 and folate and vitamin d (Vitamin d I’m taking on a regular basis 2000 and blood test was ok).
If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so. It is important that you follow your doctor’s directions about taking the other medicine, even if your headaches continue to occur. Headache-preventing medicines may take several weeks to start working. Even after they do start working, your headaches may not go away completely.
My doctor has had me start taking 5-mthfr and alpha lipoid acid. How do you feel about aspirin usage for MTHFR gene mutations? Everyone tells me I should be taking a baby aspirin daily but I am only 31 and therefore concerned about the long-term use of aspirin. Further I have read about rebound effects of stopping aspirin after long-term use and going in to a hypercoagulable state. According to my doctor he told me to take folic acid, but the more I study the more I find I should be taking the pure form of folate and not taking folic acid.
How to Naturally Treat MTHFR Gene Mutation
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.
In patients who get headaches, the first symptom of withdrawal may be new (rebound) headaches. You often get what you pay for in our broken medical system… find a functional medicine expert who can take time to get to know you and help navigate the finer details of your health, including genetics.
Also my next cycle we are planning on starting Clomid. should I be worried about reacting negatively to Clomid? I have taken it before and didn’t notice anything terribly aweful. Hello, I have a couple questions. My daughter doesn’t eat the healthiest diet (we’re working on this).
I have had three miscarriages and one healthy pregnancy. About a month ago I started taking 1000 mcg of methyl folate and 500 mcg of B12. My ob doctor said I should take 2000 mcg of methyl folate. About a week ago I upped my methyl folate dose to 2000 mcg.
Methylation is a core process that occurs in all cells to help your body make biochemical conversions. Yes.
I do not advise folate for patients with MTHFR gene mutations…. Dr Jill, I have read that synthetic folic acid can mask a folate deficiency in people with MTHFR. Is there a test that measures the actual level of usable folate in the system?
I have been very moody at times and a little brain fog. Yesterday I went and got a turmeric supplement to hopefully help with my side effects. I am desperately looking for advise on what and how much I should be taking in supplements for my mthfr mutation. Is there anything else I should be taking?