Hey this is my first post on here. But I've been dealing with panic attacks and anxiety for years. Each year I get about a month of severe melt downs where I can't sleep and I feel like I'm going to go insane and pretty much in constant panic attack mode.
But this year has been the worst year of my life. The last 3 weeks have been the worst. I just can't sleep. And it's terrifying what lack of sleep does to you. On top of that constant panic attacks my body is exhausted.
I decided to see a specialist doctor/naturopath and He asked if I've ever been tested for the MTHFR gene. I got tested straight away and bam I have it. And it's most likely people who suffer from panic attacks and depression have it as well.
It's pretty much when your body can't turn folic acid into folinic acid causing a whole lot of hell for your body. People who suffer are prone to anxiety, depression, migraines, head tension, heart palpitations, heart attacks and blood clots in older age, miscarriages and birth defects (I'm pregnant so this is scary) about 40% of the population have it, but a small percentage feel it's fall effects.
I'm now on folinic acid, B12 and vitamin D eveyday. But it has to be the right vitamins and it needs to be taken properly, hence why seeing a specialist is the way to go.
I've just started and it takes about 3 to 6 weeks to feel the effects. So I'll post here again in a few weeks time to let people know if it's helping me.
I seriously recommend getting this gene tested. My anxiety finally makes sense.