Thank you Dr. Lynch, This discussion is very helpful about when to back off, and how to prepare the body to respond the best before adding methylfolate. My son could not tolerate much methylfolate to begin with, so we backed off, added some of your optimal turmeric and optimal start for about 3 weeks, and then proceeded to start with the methylfolate and add slowly from there. He is on about to 3mgs currently. We would love to able to recommend to him a multivitamin, but I am concerned about giving him your multi because it combines niacin and methylfolate. Doesn’t that pose a problem together? Won’t the niacin cancel out the methylfolate in the vitamin as well as the excess methylfolate he already takes? What are your thoughts about this, and can you recommend what to do? Obviously, our son is getting niacin in his diet already, as well, but he really needs a multi. Thanks
I have been on Prevacid for GERD due to a hiatal hernia (found via scope) for 15 years. At some point, maybe ten years ago, when it was available OTC and my insurance would no longer pay for it, I realized the 15mg dose was all I needed. I have been feeling generally good and it has controlled my acid reflux very well. However, these recent studies have terrified me, and I am now trying to come off them. My doctor told me to taper off by taking one tablet every two days, then every three days. I did that, and have now been off them for almost a week, and this is my worst day by far. I have been taking 150mg Zantac up to twice a day to try to calm the acid, and started ACV this morning, but the acid reflux, nausea and cramping is bad. I don’t want to give up though, but don’t know how long these symptoms will last. I’m thinking of taking the Zantac 150mg morning and night just to get through the next few weeks (54 days or whatever I need to), since I figure it’s better than being on the Prevacid (have read these are much safer), and then I’ll try tapering off the Zantac. My diet is much better than it was when I started this med, so I was hoping I’d be spared this, but here we are.