Wednesday, February 06, 2013
i've had a very rough week this week. Actually for the past several weeks but this week was the topper. I've been having anxiety after going a pretty long time without extreme panic attacks. i'd have one here or there but nothing major. These were becoming an every night thing. Well i figured it out and it was the mythl-folate i was taking for the MTHFR gene. so i stopped it. didn't think twice of it cause i stop supplements all the time. I didn't think i could have withdrawal symptoms. sunday night was extreme i had panic feelings but at the same time they were so different. I couldn't sleep at all. Monday i saw my primary and confirmed it was withdrawals. it will take a good while for it all to get out of my system, but each day it gets better. The worst thing now is my jaw, neck and part of my chest feel numbish ever so often. seems like when i tense up that's what happens.
So yesterday i went and got a 2nd opinion on my thyroid. i like the dr, actually i've seen her before and i liked her then. she switched my meds and i found today that the new one is actually a little stronger than the old one so i will have to watch how much i take. some people had issues on it some people all the issues went away. please send good thoughts that i'm one that they go all away for.
While at the endo i learned why i'm actually having withdrawal. So the MTHFR gene takes folate and converts it into mythl folate (this helps the neurotransmitters and why people have mental illnesses) My primary told me 1/2 my gene works so i do make some and my other endo put me on to much mythl folate. So the mythl folate crosses the brain blood barrier and this is why my body has freaked out. I was litterally going from hot to shivering to hot back to shivering, thirsty beyond belief, and many other withdrawal symptoms. Both drs think i might need it just in much lower form and maybe only once or twice a week not daily. Just enough to give me a little boost. but right now we are trying to get me stable and get my thyroid back being stable. Then we all can decide the next course of action will be. This is why i have been quite, haven't been on the computer much. The headache and nausea seem to be at bay today. I've had a lot of fear with this and just wanting to hide from the world. I can't wait till this is over so i can be back to my old self.