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Continuing the quest…

I recently began trying acupuncture for migraine and on two separate occasions it has worked quite well. A needle to the crown of my head stopped one completely while in the forming stage. It has been nearly two weeks since I’ve had a real migraine.

But of more import I recently discovered that I have the methylation reductase gene deficiency on two genes (heterozygous). I also discovered that with this mutation that folic acid is a no no to consume. It is amazing how much folic acid there is in everything. I also found out that folic acid is an artificial substance that we add to things. I need to consume folate and particularly methylated folate since I lack the enzymes to efficiently metabolize folate. Both of my mutations have anecdotal evidence of migraine with their presence.

So I’ve started a course of treatment with l-methyl folate, methylcobalamin b12, b6 and riboflavin b2. We’ll see where this goes.

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  • jcanchor
    3 years ago

    Hi Tate,
    I’m glad you found a possible answer for the cause of your migraines. It looks like you also found a combination of supplements to help you prevent more migraines in the future. I appreciate your willingness to share.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Tate,
    Thank you greatly for taking the time to share your story. This is gene deficiency is an important topic and I happy to hear that it sounds like you have received some great care from your HCP & that they were able to discover this. I truly hope this new course of treatment will provide you with the relief I am sure you are in great need of.

    I thought you would enjoy reading this article related to this very topic: and be sure to check out comments from members like yourself at the conclusion.

    Be sure to check back and let us know how things are progressing. Good luck!!!
    Take care,
    Joanna ( Team)

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