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Methylation causing flushed face

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by beachy, May 6, 2014.

  1. beachy

    beachy

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    Can anyone suggest what might be causing my daughter to have a very flushed complexion, which becomes very red in the sun despite the use of sun block (she isn’t taking any niacin). She has been on the methylation protocol for about 5 months now, and is making improvements although we keep having to increase the folate levels which improve things for a few weeks before a further block occurs and she needs to put up the levels again.

    Currently she is back to feeling fatigued all the time, IBS is causing a problem and very spotty face, which I guess all point to needing more folate. But may not account for the red face?


    She takes:-

    1mg Enzymatic Therapy B12

    2mg Dibencozide

    Methyl folate 2.4mg

    ¼ B complex plus

    l-carnitine fumarate – around 400mg

    Potassium 3 doses a day



    Any input would be much appreciated
     
  2. lauluce

    lauluce as long as you manage to stay alive, there's hope

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    It might be vitamin b3, also called niacin, if it is included in the vitamin B complex she's taking. http://nutrition.about.com/od/calcium/f/What-Is-A-Niacin-Flush.htm

    I took a high dose of niacin for a while and a little while after taking it, I experienced a flush and itch in my whole body but specially in the face. I hope this info is useful for you
     
  3. beachy

    beachy

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    Thanks for the info, I had ruled out Niacin as the culprit as the Pure encapsulations B complex contains Niacinamide which I read doesn't cause flushing.However, after doing further research it turns out that "in about 1 percent of the subjects in whom it will cause a very unpleasant flush, and for these people it can not be used".

    It still doesn't quite make sense though as she took the B complex plus with no problem for around 4 months, and for quite a bit of that time she was taking a whole capsule not 1/4.
     
  4. ahmo

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    @beachy, I'm wondering if an underlying pyroluria/HPU symptom is coming to the surface. I don't know that flushing as such is a symptom, but sun sensitivity certainly is. that's what made me pay close attention to the questionnaire I'm linking. I only became totally sensitive to any sun exposure after my collapse into ME/CFS. Once I added the supps, it disappeared, immediately and 'permanently'. Have a look. ahmo

    http://www.hputest.nl/ewhat.htm
     
  5. beachy

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    Thanks for the link. I hadn't heard of this condition before. She certainly has a lot of the symptoms in some of the categories. so I will try increasing her zinc and getting some P5P as a start. from what i read this condition isn't accepted by the mainstream medical world so Im guessing it would probably be a waste of time going to see her UK GP as they haven't been any use so far.
     
  6. ahmo

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    Yes, well, I had a couple of pr members also tell me it doesn't exist. When I returned to my GP after achieving 'miraculous' results by self-diagnosis and supplementation, he then reviewed many of his cases, arranged for one of the practice MDs to get further education re this.

    Dietrich Klinghardt MD has been focussing on this in his work w/ autism. He links pyroluria and lyme, says lyme is no longer just about tick transmission. I'm linking his protocol.

    http://www.klinghardtacademy.com/images/stories/powerpoints/hpu 2009.pdf
     

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