This is a compilation of information I find myself repeating to people over and over. I finally got it written up into a document, and I will have this linked in my signature as well.
Note: I have uploaded a new version with a new section on potassium deficiency on methylation startup.
This document covers:
Start Low and Go Slow
Trial and Error
Heavy Metal Detoxification
Potassium Deficiency (Hypokalemia)
Keeping a Symptom Journal
Self Muscle Testing
How to Divide Supplements
Anti-Depressants and other Psychiatric Medicines
How to Divide a Psych Drug
Really helpful, thank you again. Potassium deficiency has been a serious problem for me, but I am pretty confident about managing it now.
My biggest problem Dow is dealing with the dumping of metals..... I get a VERY strong metallic taste when I start to detox. Am wondering what to use to grab the metals so I don't re absorb.
could you please extend me the info about potassium or magnesium deficiency?
i felt the same...waking up at middle of night (first times with lots of panic) , but under my investigations it was because the adrenal extreme fatigue... the cortisol are not enough available at 3 hours after fall asleep, and then it cant control the blood glucose,, then the adrenaline acts to avoid major issues like an extreme low blood glucose and induced coma....
why you think it could be just potassium dificiency?
now in consuming lots of pure salt to help the aldosterone, and to enhance adrenals, eating each 2 hours to avoid cortisol release...
also take magnesium and consume dairy meals oftenly to get calcium,
but not supporting potassium because my low blood pressure...
the high sodium diet help with low blood pressure while high potassium lows it more... but if im not taking the daily minimun cab ne a real problem..
and my diet ir sooo reduced, im eating a low histamine-gluten free diet and my variations are so small...
maybe im killling myself!! OMG..
i have to say that ive started with a mwthylation enhance protocol, wich only continued with TMG.
but recently im usin b12 and folic acid as i commented in other thread... and im going to pee more oftenly since started..not at night.
in fact the mini small doses of b12 and folic acid gaves me peace and a deep capacity to sleep ..and im soo hapy with that. never had problems with sleep before.
what you said have a lot of sense because when those episodes happened (waking at middle of night with rapid heart beats etc) also felt an awesome needing to goig to pee... and i never needed to go to pee at night ...only when that happened.
so maybe is due to aldosterone but not for just cortisol deficiency, could be due to potassium...
can you explain me extended please?
the only think makes me doubt is that my heart rate are also low....before to take the b12 -b9 was 50 !! and i felt horrible...i feel nice whe is up to 60 all that with 90/60 blood pressure, when all my life was 120/80
that the worst part of my weird symptoms.... b12-b9 makes me forget it!
well.... sincerelly those episodes happened many months ago.... in fact now when im taking b12/b9 i sleep better, sometimes i wake, but without any anxiety/panik or needing to pee....If the waking up at night in panic started sometime after starting B12/B9, then it could be potassium deficiency. You may not need a high dose. There should be a sweet spot that is just right, not too much or too little.
I tried getting potassium from food at first, and my body wasn't recognizing it at all. I'm doing well with NOW potassium gluconate powder as are several people on here.
Thank you for writing this @caledonia ! You mention in your thread that you supplement for SOD. I'm homozygous SOD2 and have read that Ben Lynch recommends supplementing with it too if you are having a reaction (I so far am unable to tolerate any methylfolate even in small doses without severe brainfog and lightheadedness). What supplement are you using for SOD?? From what I'm reading between you and Ben Lynch I'm thinking I may need to take glutathione and SOD to restore levels prior to resuming my methylation supplements.
Thank you for your help!!
Hey @caledonia I got the hair test done that you recommend in the notes it says OK for full Methylation but I'm confused as to what to take and when. There is just a list of supplements and no doses. Do you know of an actual protocol I could use? Unfortunately the amount of info on these forums is just too much for my foggy head. Thanks.
Hello. Have you ever heard of potassium causing low blood pressure? I'm very sorry if I've already asked you this.tried getting potassium from food at first, and my body wasn't recognizing it at all. I'm doing well with NOW potassium gluconate powder as are several people on here.
Thank you. I meant to say low potassium causing low BP. I know that normally potassium lowers BP. But I have read a few places that low K can cause low BP and seem to be getting low BP after taking B12 / methylfolate and having other basically severe low K symptoms.I googled, and it does look like potassium could lower blood pressure, while sodium (salt) would raise it.