So after having to wait 2-3 weeks for my supplements to arrive in Australia (ordered from holistichealth.com, customs took forever) I have finally started on the methylation protocol. While I am extremely excited about the potential results, I have a couple questions. Other background info, im 20 y old, male, fairly healthy diet (no gluten, sugar or diary), moderately active (relative to my condition) prior to starting the protocol, I have had chronic fatigue for at least 2 years, possibly up 6-8, only other ailment found in me in the past 24 months was bacteria that required anti-biotics. Cant remember what bacteria/anti-biotics. I am currently taking 1 capsule of each of the four supplements in the current methylation protocol. Anyway. 1. I seem to have developed flu like symptoms after starting the protocol. My energy levels have dropped even further and my cognition has gotten even worse. At the moment I am assuming that this is my body adjusting to the supplements / the die off effect occurring. Is it possible however that I have just coincidentally come down with something around the same time I started the protocol? If it is die off / adjustment how should I reduce the supplement intake to avoid the side effects? 2. Are there any dietary / alternative factors that could influence the protocol? Is there anything I can do daily to help speed along the process / avoid pitfalls? 3. Are there any tests that will help guide me in my recovery? I see the methylation pathways panel being talked about a lot, but that seems to only be available overseas and would take months to get back to me. Are there any other tests worth getting to help shed light on the issue? Also should I get a 23andme test as I can get that done in Australia within a month. 4. How long should I stick with the protocol without seeing improvement before quitting? 5. Fredd's protocol seems to be a more comprehensive way to deal with methylation problems. If Rich's protocol does not give me the improvements I want, would Fredd's be the next step? If so, how easy is it to acquire the supplements for Fredd's in Australia? Thank you for reading and I hope to God this works.