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I seem to need a lot of B12 to get results. Does anyone know if there is a connection between MTHFR gene and b12 absorption? When talking to Panser about it, and how when I greatly increased my sublingual B12, my iodine reactions disappeared, she seemed to think there was a connection. I want to understand why and see if there is something I can do it help improve it.

WHome posted earlier about low zinc reduces a body's ability to absorb folate - do you think it is the same with B12? I am low in zinc.
M2S, I just re-read this. You've read mamafish's discussion of one or a couple genes that increase a person's need for B12? Maybe that's involved?
post #82 of 89
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Originally Posted by KatWrangler View Post
Okay, I really need to set aside time to read this thread...
Yeah me too, the recent mention of M2S's iodine reactions disappearing perked up my ears.
post #83 of 89
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Originally Posted by tanyalynn View Post
M2S, I just re-read this. You've read mamafish's discussion of one or a couple genes that increase a person's need for B12? Maybe that's involved?
Yeah I am thinking about that. Wish I could do the gene testing, but we are figuring it out on our own with all of you brilliant mamas help.
post #84 of 89
I started taking iodine again, with lots of B12 and my thyroid got huge. I could see it when looking in the mirror. I panicked a bit because I'm pregnant although I know this is the time the baby and I need it the most. I stopped taking it. I only took three drops of Lugol's spread out in a week. On paper I am majorly hyperthyroid, but I suspect it is my bodies attempt to search out the iodine I keep on giving it once in a while.
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Antibodies testing?
post #86 of 89
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Originally Posted by JaneS View Post
Antibodies testing?
no not yet. So this would be testing me for hashi's (if I was hypothyroid??) what if my numbers are hyperthyroid? Is this info on the thyroid thread?
It is time to go into my family doc anyway and let her know I'm pregnant.

My family doc is against taking iodine
post #87 of 89
My understanding is with Hashi's you can bounce back and forth between hyper and hypo. Hashimoto’s Toxicosis is an autoimmune combination of Hashimoto's and Grave's.
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/125648-overview
post #88 of 89

I only definitely know the answer to your last question: it is the way the genes fall. My son, with Mosaic Down Syndrome, has a bifid uvula and also epispadias, both are midline defects; however, he has no cardiac anomalies or any other midline defect taht I am aware of.

As for the folate deficiency, it is probably true because doctors are seeing more *midline defects* with Down syndrome. Given that when you do the AFP test when pregnant to test for either Spina Bifida or Down Syndrome risk, either one, that would make a whole lot of sense.

As for the Vitamin A, I do know that there are strong links between autism and Down Syndrome, and often these conditions occur together as a dual diagnosis. That said, many parents of children with autism have found that their child is deficient in Vitamin A.

I hope that answers your question.

Susan

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