Home care is the theme for Severe ME Day on August 8th
Why should home care be the theme on Understanding and Remembrance Day for Severe ME on August 8? Helen Brownlie of the 25% ME Group has written an explanation for Phoenix Rising ...
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Acid Inhibition Associated with B12 Deficiency

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by MeSci, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

    Messages:
    7,377
    Likes:
    10,779
    Cornwall, UK
    I thought this item from Physicians' First Watch would interest people with ME, as many of us seem to have B12 deficiency and some have taken/are taking proton pump inhibitors (not sure re histamine-2 receptor antagonists).

     
    aimossy likes this.
  2. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

    Messages:
    2,217
    Likes:
    2,533
    Near Cognac, France
    Nice to know thanks.

    I was taking Tagamet for about 3 years in the early 90's.
     
  3. Helen

    Helen Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,497
    Likes:
    1,985
    Thanks MeSci.
    Also people with hypothyroidism, who are not properly treated ( too often they are not .See www.stopthethyroidmadness.com) and they may because of that have too little stomach acid for a good B12 uptake.
    Then we now know that all but a few here on PR have polymorphisms that also (might) impair the B12 metabolism (MTHFR+MTR/MTRR).

    Edit (see MeSci) : I meant "all that have been gene tested" as we canĀ“t know about others. Just a guess if they feel much better on B12 and/or folate ...as so many do.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013
  4. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

    Messages:
    7,377
    Likes:
    10,779
    Cornwall, UK
    I wonder whether the majority here know whether or not they have these polymorphisms. I don't know whether I have. I had some genetic tests years ago but can't remember where I put the results! So I don't know whether they did those ones. Must try to find them...
     
  5. Helen

    Helen Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,497
    Likes:
    1,985
    You are right. I should have written "all that have been gene tested". That is what I thought. Hope you will find your tests! MTHFR is the most explored of all , I was told, so hopefully you will find at least this SNP.
     
    MeSci likes this.
  6. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

    Messages:
    7,377
    Likes:
    10,779
    Cornwall, UK
    I have found it! Now I have to do some reading on here about what relevance the polymorphisms have for ME. The blurb with my results already points to some relevant issues.
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page