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MTHFR gene defect & med metabolization

Nov 18, 2014 8:25 PM

A doctor recently ran a saliva test, to see why I suffer serious side effects to a large amount of meds. Surprisingly it identified a genetic defect where I don't metabolize b vitamins and started me on L-Methylfolate. Although I still hurt my pain is more tolerable on 75% or more of my time now. I also over metabolize other meds. It was a curious finding, one that can affect many health aspects. Does anyone else have or know about MTHFR gene defect?

Nov 20, 2014 6:11 AM


How interesting. Yes also recently identified this in me - also my grandmother, mother, sons and nephews.

I have been on activated forms of b's (6,9,12) and zinc for circa 1mth and am doing better health wise, particularly energy.

Nov 27, 2014 5:12 AM

I didn't realize testing for this was so easy. When my youngest child was born I ran into a lot if information about the gene in my search for information about tongue ties and other midline defects.

Nov 27, 2014 6:57 AM

Thanks for your input. Alicia I am surprised to hear about the tongue tied link; I have a nice & her daughter with that. I'll check into that further. Thanks again.

Dec 02, 2014 8:06 PM

Just an update... A doctor ran some labs this week and every level has improved, especially my b12 vitamin. I was a little low on chloride but not enough for concern. Woo hoo!

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