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l methylfolate and trouble breathing

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by dead.money, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. dead.money

    dead.money

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    Anyone know why this could be happening and how to counteract it? Folate is the only thing that gives me energy and takes care of my anxiety and depression. I need to be on it, but I feel like breathing takes a lot of effort sometimes like the muscles to breathe are weak or something. I've suspected low potassium. I take a tablespoon of K gluconate at night but haven't noticed an improvement.

    @Freddd
     
  2. dead.money

    dead.money

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    Btw it's not an allergic reaction and I'm taking it as part of a low dose methylated b complex.
     
  3. amaru7

    amaru7 Senior Member

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    Idk, Methylfolate can cause overmethylators issues, if taken in high dosages (5mg+) which is not the case with you.

    How do you know that its the methylfolate causing this, when you take it in conjunction with a B-Complex?
     
  4. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    I had just that and I suspect it is from increased acidity and called it "pre-acidosis" state. Wht helped me was sodium bicarbonate foot baths and magnesium oxide orally.
     
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  5. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    It can also be thiamine deficiency induced by folate. If you are going to supplement extra thiamine, start low (10mg?) with small amounts of potassium (50mg?) and titrate both up slowly observing your reaction.
     
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