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NEW :)Any real success w PMDD ladies? Desperate 40 12 May 2017 18:09 #10954

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Hi all, I'm 40, never been married and never had children, probably because PMDD tends to ruin relationships for us sufferers, add to that CPTSD resulting in anxious attachment disorder and a homozygous mutation of the MTHFR gene which is THE anxiety and depression gene.. it's been pretty tough. I spent years trying to figure out what was wrong with me....

I do believe our toxic environment and medical contraception has a lot to do with making this illness worse...but PMDD is now proven as a cellular dysfunction, so we have cells that react badly to the normal hormone fluctuations. So it's now a distinct condition, hoping this means there will be more help for it.

If anyone knows anything about balancing the Cycle Diet with MTHFR Homozygous, I'd love to hear it, I'm also genetically predisposed to not be able to absorb plant proteins very well... so have a slight concern about the meat free elements as specialist nutrigenomics practitioner has told me to eat meat (organic grass fed).

The biggest struggle for me is the contradictory info for my various conditions.

Would appreciate any advice, help or support! My sister is estranged, as is my father, I only have my mother, who I sadly live with as I've gotten very ill in the past and not done brilliantly at maintaining independence.

Often feel like I am on the outside of life looking in on the normal people... I am in love with someone and we just tried to make a go of it for the second time, but he travels hugely for work and is very secure and successful, a world class sailor, and he may be an avoidant attachment type, or just a bit autistic...and I struggled with it and finished with him a week ago... wishing I hadn't now... and wonder if it was just one of my stupid hormonal surges that made me spin out and send the text (he was sailing in San Diego, I am in the UK) I just want to have a semblance of a normal life, I try and improve my physical health and my psychological health, but they keep undoing each other! Would love to hear from you brave ladies XXX
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NEW :)Any real success w PMDD ladies? Desperate 40 13 May 2017 20:14 #10956

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Hi KatyD,

Welcome to the Cycle Diet. Boy, homozygous MTHFR is a tough diagnosis, and most likely the main cause of your PMDD. I have had several clients with the lesser form of MTHFR, who seemed to do well on methylated folate and B12. I hope you have a good physician helping to monitor your levels.

One thing you most likely already know about (I hope), is the need to be careful concerning processed foods fortified with folic acid. They, (the food industry) put folic acid in everything here in the US, it seems. You will also need to avoid many of the suggested multi-vitamins, and pay close attention to supplemental minerals that sometimes add folate and folic acid. Whole, organic foods are best in your case. Staying away from refined carbs, alcohol and sugar (in any form) is highly recommended, but also one of those things tough to do. Remember, most flours, breads, and cereals are fortified with artificial B vitamins. I'm not sure exactly what the fortification laws are for foods in the UK, something I need to look into.

Anyway, welcome to the Cycle Diet. There isn't a lot of activity on this forum these days, due to social media. I check the board daily for questions and posts. I hope someone comes by to greet you.

Addition: I like this website on MTHFR, the Natural-path that runs this website has the genetic mutation himself and does lots of research on the subject. But, be careful and talk with your own physician before you take any advice over the net. mthfr.net/

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NEW :)Any real success w PMDD ladies? Desperate 40 02 Jun 2017 19:45 #10961

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Hi there, thanks for replying. Yes Homozygous is rough. I've not found a good practitioner so far. Sometimes I feel like i know more than them... however, if you ever hear of anyone in the UK that would be suitable, please do let me know! :)

The problem is Homozygous often have issues with the Methlyfolate/B12 supplementation... its really difficult and unclear, especially with my other genetic polymorphisms as well.. what will help one with mess with or be blocked by another it seems.

Yes I've been following Ben Lynch's work for some time. I wish I could get a consult with him!

Thanks for the advice, I am determined to get better asap, I'm adding more exercise to my lifestyle but find that very hard with MTHFR Homo as we are methylating at up to 70+% less than 'normal folk, which means energy production, detoxing and neurotransmitter production and processing are depleted by this same amount... taking all that into consideration... what I actually do manage to achieve in life is pretty amazing! :)

Thanks again.

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NEW :)Any real success w PMDD ladies? Desperate 40 19 Jun 2019 14:22 #11290

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Update on MTHFR practitioners in the UK

www.mthfr-genetics.co.uk/

I don't know of anyone who has gone to any of these practitioners but thought I'd just place a reference. Please let us know if anyone has had experience with them.

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