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Odd Skin issue from B12 (?)

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by OneToughCanary, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. OneToughCanary

    OneToughCanary

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    I'm having good success -- finally -- with very gradually stepping my toe into getting my methylation cycle going, but a kink has appeared that is threatening to derail my progress. Here's the scoop...

    I'm taking 500 mcg of methylB12 morning and night and have *just* begun to add in about 100 mcg of methylFolate. Meanwhile (this started before I added in the MFolate but is continuing/worsening) I've had odd patches forming on my skin -- some on my arms but mostly on my face, mainly around my eyes. The patches feel like there's some sort of thick/tough spot under the skin, and there's often a tiny hole/lesion in the middle, and the patches are irritable. I've read a similar description of such a thing -- even says "especially on the face" -- for what can happen from B12 toxicity. I've had this happen before when on B12, stopped B12 and it went away. ...but I *need* my B12! It's acutely obvious from trial and error that I need this nutrient. Can anyone hep me out? Is there some other supplement I'm lacking that if supplied would keep this from happening? (I do already take a little zinc, magnesium, and potassium each day. I know potassium can be an issue with startup, but I'm not having the typical symptoms I usually get when low in potassium...at least not in a big way that I would recognize.)

    Appreciative for any advice,
    OTC
     
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  2. alicec

    alicec Senior Member

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    1 mg B12 is not a big dose - it would certainly not be toxic. I'm not aware that there even is a toxic dose - extremely high doses have been given daily without ill effect.

    You may not be taking enough folate. Try slowly increasing.
     
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  3. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    Some of us tolerate hydroxycobalamin better than methyl. It will convert into the proportions of methyl and adenosylcobalamin that your body needs. I inject hydroxy but don't tolerate methyl. Just a thought.
     
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