I have low b12 and am currently experiencing some pretty bad depression along with moodswings and anxiety along with some other symptoms.
I have been posting over in the phoenix rising forums but I'm seeing if there's any advice that I can be offered here.
Now a lot of people over at the phoenix rising forum seem to have bad reactions to b vitamins, specifically methyl b12 and methylfolate. These reactions are, irritability, increased depression and anxiety.
Some attribute these reactions to "overmethylation or startup reactions". They believe in start low and go slow with these supplements.
I do have mthfr and have tried taking methylfolate with methyl b12 but the times I have tried it, it just seemed to make my mood symptoms worse.
Some people have suggested this could be the result of "methyltrap", not enough b12 to make the folate work so therefore you experience worse symptoms of b12 deficiency.
So now my plan is to get my b12 levels up first and get on a good daily maintenance dose of sublingual methyl b12 before starting methylfolate again. But, the thing is I'm so put off of taking methyl b12 as I'm afraid it will cause me to become worse, wether it increases my depression, anxiety or causes an anxiety attack.
I'd like to start off taking 2000 mcg methyl b12 and really ramp up the dosage from there but am really having a hard time getting myself to do it. And I'm only getting worse.
If more details are needed I can provide them.
If anyone has any advice or is farmilier with these issues any advice and guidance would be greatly appreciated!!
Thank you very much!!!