One of my major symptoms were electric sensations,twitching and buzzing in my nerves throughout body, and most intense in spine and brain regions.Initially when I started the protocol with mb12, the sensations intensified. Now one can perceive that as getting worse or as Freddd mentions, nerves 'waking up'. I agree that he came from a coma like state, and many of us from a wired but tired situation. But I perceive that wired but tired state also characteristic of neurological malfunctioning. My symptoms did get worse, lasted for about two months and then the intensity of that startup was significantly reduced. Then I added adb12 to the protocol and the symptoms worsened even more, indicating adb12 deficiency. Then when I got a bit comfortable with the adb12 titration, I added Acetyl L Carnitine to the protocol(ALCAR). ALCAR totally blew me out, and this was just a few days back. ALCAR has made my symptoms increase tenfold as compared to the mb12 startup response.I almost felt psychotic the first time I took ALCAR. I had to and am still titrating it very carefully. Freddd mentions that a hyper response indicates extreme deficiency. Even though I feel terrible and this is the reason I think many don't continue with this protocol. I suspect myself to fall into the adb12/carnitine hypersensitive category,with cord,brain issues with little body involvement. I also have the anxiety characteristic as a base mental condition and exhibit a number of psychiatric symptoms.
This thing you mention, losing nerve function or myelin disintegration. I understand what you're saying. But can't THIS be the rebuilding process?
I am trying to see all these horrible effects in a positive light. My own experience and understanding of this is as follows:
- initially,mb12 produced startup at affected neurological regions
- b-complex,potassium and folate added to protocol
- startup intense for the first two months
- added other vitamins, some co-factors
- adb12, and l-carnitine produced more intense startup at affected neurological regions.
- reassessed folate and potassium intake, had to increase both.
with adb12 and carnitine,experienced startup at more regions, which were thought to be not affected. I perceive this as increased sensitivity. I have increased pain and sensations at many more places in my body now.Maybe they were already there and I have gained the ability to sense them. Increased pain sensitivity has been mentioned by Freddd, I think. Or maybe the supplements start working at affected neurological regions, and the initial process is very uncomforable. My hands go numb now,and they have never gone numb before. My mental state is also much more agitated. This signifies the initial response, which is a hyper response. ATP startup,methylation, whatever processes are there, they must have finally started working after months/years of being dead. I have the same doubt with the worsening,but if you read carefully what Freddd has said in his last threads (see most recent threads and contents on his profile), you will gather that this is actually a positive sign. The HYPERSENSITIVITY IDENTIFIED thread is very useful if you read word by word carefully.
I would like to know what does Freddd mean by 'neurological brightening'. Is it worsening of symptoms from an increased nervous system sensitivity viewpoint, or is it healing of thse symptoms?
Also,I know the feeling/sensations of myelin disintegration. Now what I feel is even worse than those sensations. If this is a healing/startup response, it is surely worse and much more painful. No pain,no gain theory?
Maybe this is the essence of Freddd's protocol? One has to pass through this darkest night to reach the dawn?
Worsening indicates extreme deficiency and maybe they get better over time,if one has the ability to continue with the protocol? The worsening takes away most of the motivation,right?
I need the courage to endure these crashes.
I'm trying my best to stick to the protocol by titrating the dosages.
Freddd, you are needed here on these forums.