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MTHFR mutation?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I keep running into mention of this MTHFR gene mutation in my research about all my crappy and debilitating symptoms and diagnoses:

thyroid, electrolyte-imbalance, sweating, fatigue, fibromyalgia, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, irritability, IBS-C, dizziness, confusion, joint pain, muscle pain, lymph pain, chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue, kidney issues, liver issues, nerve pain, nausea,etc...

Have had countless tests on blood, electrolytes, TSH, allergies, ANA, urine, Cushing's, pituitary, celiac, lupus, Lyme, sleep, restless leg, psychiatry, gall bladder, bleeding, colonscopy, endoscopy, CT scan, MRI, barium, ultrasound, and so much more

I see my replacement primary doc this Friday. I hope my old one picked someone good.

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  • KIMBERLY0916
    i heard of MTHFR gene mutation
    : idea : research : analysis :
    2016-07-13 : SparkPeople Blog : MTHFR gene mutation
    : concept : idea : research : analysis : conclusion
    (time elapsed)
    after dozens bad reactions meds over the years
    new psychiatrist orders DNA cheek swab test
    2019-02-20 : GeneSight results : confirmation documented
    = 952 days (OR) 2 years, 7 months, 7 days

    2019-02-20 : GeneSight DNA : cheek swab : results : confirm
    : heterozygous for the C677T polymorphism in the MTHFR gene.
    This genotype is associated with reduced folic acid metabolism,
    moderately decreased serum folate levels,
    and moderately increased homocysteine levels.
    757 days ago
    The test is very simple & relatively inexpensive...BUT... most modern doctors don't know about it & most insurances won't cover it. We ordered tests online. I think the place is 23andMe.com ...? There's another place to enter the results you get back, I'll have to do a little digging to figure out where that was.

    MTHFR mutations, etc. is something my sis is *really* into. Good luck! If you want/need any more info feel free to message me.

    ~ Vanessa
    1718 days ago
  • KIMBERLY0916
    i don't think the appointment went well. Not only did i feel completely unprepared to recount my entire medical history I felt cornered and accused by the new doc and the doc shadowing him that week.

    so although I asked for the testing they didn't deem it necessary or something.... not even really sure they considered it. i do know they labeled me a hypochondriac according to my current diagnoses list. and the doc did order a serotonin levels test and tried to get me to start Vitamin D. He apparently hadn't read previous doctor or prescription notes about how many times I'd tried it and how it didn't go well.

    so weeks later i finally got the test done...after hours and hours of confusion over numbers, paperwork, entry codes, type of test, special tubes to be ordered, special type of test, etc...

    i'm quite certain my serotonin is low but every medication i've ever tried that affected seorotonin went really really badly in me. so i'm not at all looking forward to my follow-up appointment in October.

    and i'd called back to let them know that i think it's weird (and bad) that i don't pee very much anymore and when I do it's clear. and that my body odor smells of almonds. and it's something i haven't ever experienced before. so far no call back nothing.
    1720 days ago
    I wish you well!
    1722 days ago
    They should be able to check you for that mutation and you will have an answer. Good luck.
    1741 days ago
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