So you never took Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil or any other GLA? It is recommended in the Klinghardt protocol and others. I'm a little hesitant to take it, but I will try it (probably Borage), if you took it!Zinc, manganese, selenium, P5P. Zinc I regularly take 50mg, but at times need more. I adjust by muscle testing. It seems to be sensitive to stress. Also manganese. I now use a small piece of sweet potato AM/PM for extra manganese. Plus a Thorne manganese capsule midday. Before adding the sw potato, I was needing more capsules.
I took several P5P capsules when I began. My goal was to remember dreams. Once I began remembering, I dropped my dose down. Later, after a period of detox, I began experiencing excess ammonia from P5P, as I had w/ B2. I now no longer take P5P on its own, just 25mg in my Multi B.
Otherwise maybe I will just start with 30mg Solgar Zinc citrate and 25-50mg P5P. (I currently take 25mg of B6, not P5P, in my Multi and only 2.5mg B6 + 2.5mg P5P in my B Complex.) I only have 5mg of Manganese Gluconate and 200mcg of Selenium as sodium selenate in my Multi. How much manganese and selenium do you take (or did you take in the beginning), and what forms do you take? Unfortunately I don't do well with sweet potato.
You said you were taking several capsules of Thorne P5P in the beginning. Each Thorne cap has 33.8mg of P5P, so how many milligrams total per day do you think you were taking in the beginning? Maybe 100mg or was it more like 150mg?
Did you ever experienced any increase in neurologic symptoms like tingling in your legs from taking that much P5P? I saw several posts in the forum where some people on FP had bad reactions to too much B6 (including P5P) such as return of tingling and numbness in hands/legs/feet, causing them to have to increase MB12. However other research I've done said that shouldn't occur with P5P (just with B6).
@caledonia Do you know anything about this? Is it because B6 competes with B12, and do you think it would occur with P5P also? I probably will start P5P at lower doses (25-50mg) and proceed cautiously. There is already 25mg of B6 in my Multi, but only 2.5mg B6 + 2.5mg P5P in my B Complex.
I don't have a lot of problems remembering dreams, but sometimes I do. Stressful or bizarre dreams is also a symptom, and I do have those several times a month, usually at certain times during my hormone cycles. I sometimes wake up (often but not always from a dream, unless I don't remember) with weird neurological/brain symptoms that can be intense and seem to last several minutes, although in reality it's probably much shorter. It's just so intense that it seems to last forever. Also seems to happen more during certain hormone cycles. When it happens, I see rapidly moving or spinning patterns, letters, abstract faces, or pictures, sometimes a stream of sparkling stardust that moves really fast. It's more disturbing than it sounds, although it's getting less than it used to be and I seem to be able to breathe through it and handle it better now. Did you ever have anything like this? When I get brave enough to start a new thread, I might post something about this. Any ideas for a catchy title?