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Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by NilaJones, Jan 22, 2014.

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    NilaJones Senior Member

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    Woohoo! I did it! I raised my b12 a bit yesterday (albeit kinda accidentally) and did not have a potassium crash!

    I tried a new seafood source, and, based on results, it has more b12 in it than the internet charts predict. I had a bit too much energy all day. I slept 10 hours though (wore myself out), so no insomnia. Helped perhaps by the 400mg selenium I took at bedtime.

    I also had WAY less inflammation. So, I am excited about progress!
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    Hi NilaJones,

    Seafood is often an excellent source of potassium. I really hope you mean mcg of selenium, not mgs as selenium in excess is poisonous. Selenium supplies the "loco" in locoweed.
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    @NilaJones :) You're definitely on to something. So happy to hear xoxox Coincidentally my situation is improving too!!! :)
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    I am using seafood as a source of b12. I can only take small amounts, so any potassium is probably incidental. I have found the food b12 works better for me than several popular kinds of sublinguals.

    I probably do mean mcg of selenium :). I am deficient in it, as is the soil where my food comes from.

    @Star-Anise I am so glad you are doing better!! What helped?
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    Lol, more methylfolate :) Haven't tried the carnitine with mfolate again, but more mfolate took all new fatigue & edema away!
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    Woot! That is awesome!
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    NilaJones Senior Member

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    @caledonia, @Star-Anise, @Freddd, @Critterina, @ahmo...

    Well, I had another terrible night of leg pain, and potassium didn't help. I am here in hope of finding other ideas.

    I hope you don't mind if I pm you details. Please feel free to ignore if you don't have the energy. I am concerned about privacy, posting here, and desperate for some way out of this mess.
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    Hi Nila,

    I think the balances between nutrients are really important in issues like this. Just potassium could derail your balances.

    Sushi
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    Hi Sushi,

    Quite right. Too much calcium for instance compared to potassium and magnesium can have almost identical symptoms. Balance is a lot of this.
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    @Sushi, @Freddd

    Can you (or anyone) help me get a sense of where to start with balancing?

    I have been focused on balancing from a gut POV -- oral magnesium causes diarrhea, and calcium and iron cause constipation, so I try to take amounts that counteract each other.

    The last couple days, I have stopped all oral mg, but increased the topical mg, and have stopped calcium. I felt my gut couldn't handle it all.

    I am still having symptoms keeping me awake -- was up 4 hours last night. I am not sure what to try first.

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