Wednesday, February 4, 2015

MTHFR mind meets paranoia

You know when you're at the 7-11 in the morning and you're totally craving one of those breakfast sandwiches on a croissant with egg and cheese, but the bread is fortified with folic acid and you are homozygous with the MTHFR C677T mutation, and folic acid according to some sources is like poison to your body, and you totally wonder whether eating foods fortified with folic acid during your last pregnancy led your baby to develop a painful and frightening birth defect, despite the fact that she was genetically normal, so you walk out of the 7-11 empty handed because your home pregnancy test got a little darker?

And then you get in your car and say what the fuck am I doing, statistically speaking, the odds are high I will totally miscarry.


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  2. Has your husband been tested for MTHFR? If he is negative then your baby is only inheriting one gene from you. You have been taking the methylfolate so your folate levels should be optimal. Congrats on your pregnancy! I know it is hard for you to feel excited, but I am for you! *hugs*

    1. Thank you for this! For the last 6 weeks I have been on a cocktail of 5 mg of methylfolate and 5mg of methylB12. In the months prior, I was at 4 mg. That's not counting all the dhea and CoQ10 and Vit D I have been on.... I think I am as fortified as a human can be!