The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
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Duration of Methylation Protocol

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by cman89, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. cman89

    cman89 Senior Member

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    I want to start off by stating that I am borderline CFS (undiagnosed) and am still rather high functioning in many respects. However, I feel that a Methylation protocol is a low risk way of helping me with the (mainly fatigue and lack of hormone production) that I experience. I have completed Fredd's trial run, and saw some improvement, no ill effects, but no real massive jump in energy levels either. I have been away from that regimen for almost a month now, and I seem to have slowed down a bit. Not too much, but I am also currently battling a cold and trying to wean off a St. John's wort/melatonin stack that I have been using. My question here is this: For those that have used a Methylation protocol and seen improvement, have you stopped without a recurrence of symptoms? Or are you still on the regimen? I am very confused as to whether this is supposed to be a continuous thing, or a one time/periodic process?
     
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    It's likely that those of us who have certain genetic profiles will need the protocol long-term, that the body is unable to make the correct conversions without help. I can't answer beyond that. I've only been on the protocol for about 1.5 years. It's been life-changing. You might find some useful information at Ben Lynch's mthfr.net.
     
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    cman89 Senior Member

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    How much functioning has Methylation brought back to you?
     
  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    I agree with ahmo but would also add that as long as we have pathogenic processes going on that deplete glutathione, we will probably need to continue with methylation therapy. I started it in 2007 and am still at it.

    Sushi
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    I agree w/ Sushi, but I didn't want to go out on a limb, beyond my own experience.:whistle:

    I've been calling it 70% increase in function, but this might be inaccurate. My nervous system has been transformed, so I feel totally different. No more neurological symptoms: balance, twitches, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, heat; no more overheating, flushes; no more life-long insomnia; no more life-long irritability, agitation, tendency to melt-down w/ frustration; no more brain fog.

    My physical endurance lags far behind. I'm very susceptible to over-doing physically, including mentally or relating/conversations. Overdoing in any of these areas can lead to PEM, flares in adrenal-related symptoms.

    My sense of well-being has so transformed as to make life interesting and worth living again. This benefit is incalculable.
     
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    I have no intention of stopping, ever. Just the thought of it is slightly terrifying, given how it has changed my life in just over three months. Like @ahmo, I feel totally different. My problems aren't as severe, to be clear about it -- not nearly -- but my deep fatigue has been gone for weeks, my mood is happy and even-tempered, I'm sleeping deeply after a lifetime of insomnia, and other impressive healing is going on in my body.

    For me, it's beyond good. As I just said in another post, I am stunned and amazed at how much better I feel. I would be sorely tempted to go door to door with handouts and a big smile, saying "have you heard the good news about methylation?" :):):) -- if I felt I had a better grasp on the variances between people's reactions.
     
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