Sometimes it seems like it is impossible to win at this. I have just had 3 solid weeks of healing cheilitis and no IBS at all. A few days ago something shifted and I woke up with more energy and more mental clarity and just better all the way around. Also, with the exercise I was doing I had started noticably increasing muscle in my arms and upper body. This is where I had damaged nerves from the car wreck and atrophied muscles even before I got so sick. Also, we made a medium sized batch of yellow squash soup. We have been experimenting with seasonings and tried a new recipe. It was delicious and I probably had more than I should have. I ate it two days in a row in as a side dish with dinner that included other veggies. I also increased exercise a little. I increased the Nordic track to 25 minutes from 20 minutes and increased reps by 5 working with only 8 pound dumbbells. I'm not doing anything extreme. But here I am only 3 days after noticing the increase in muscle in the damaged areas and today I suddenly have low potassium spasms and increased cheilitis. We have been talking about balance a lot lately and after the best, most balanced 3 weeks I've had, it didn't take much to throw it out of balance. It isn't exersize intolerance exactly but if it were a lot worse maybe it would feel that way. Instead it's potassium down a little, nothing that 300mg a couple of times won't bring back to normal. Also, folate just turning the corner instead of a slam dunk. I'm thinking what if this has been a factor all along. It was much worse years ago before starting the Metafolin but then so was everything concerned with the paradoxical folate deficiency. We all have to eat and I try to eat what should be a good diet and it slams me. I exersize a little more and it throws the balance off and causes more cell formation and double whammy, low potassium and low folate. Finding and maintaining a balance is the trickiest part of this whole thing. It happened last summer very similarly when I went camping in the mountains; more climbing and walking, more exercise, and altitude which increases red cell production. I was hit much harder by both low potassium and low folate then. I posted about it, alttitude and hypokalemia and green drinks. This time it was squash instead of green drinks, but included exercise. And I do live at about 4700 feet so it isn't at sea level. It is high enough that people from sea level feel the difference. This is different from the slam dunk exercise intolerance before the adb12 and l-carnitine, but looking back it may have been a component back then. I had years of terrible uncontrollable spasms before I treid the potassium and constant paradoxical folate deficiency. Now it's much milder becasue my mitochondria work, and I am mostly rehabilitated but still it is a slipping out of balance without an energy crash. I'm going to continue my exercising but have to take more potassium and mfolate to bring it back in balance, and cut back on veggies, which always seem to creep back up. My left side was noticably lacking muscle compared to my right side since about 1980, 8 years after the wreck. Since I started the rehabilitation phase about 6-7 years ago that difference has almost disappeared. My muscles have become far more balanced and the terrible burning neurological pain in my back and shoulders has completely disapperared. Can damaged nerves from 30+years before heal?