A few weeks ago I took a liquid vitamin with B12 and folate. for the first time in over ten years i had energy, my hair started growing back, my nails were impenetrable, and my years of depression and anxiety totally subsided. I then got the flu, kind of randomly although it is going around in the US. I switched to a liquid b complex because the first supplement had iron that was making me very nauseous and giving me migraines. I seemed to have to keep upping the dose to feel good but I didn’t mind. I got over the flu and still had great mental wellness but my nails/hair stopped growing and I have cuts around my cuticles. I started taking a separate sublingual b12 (really high dose) and folate (800mcg). The last few days the mental clarity that I had achieved is gone and the depression/anxiety is back.
I have read a lot about people starting supplementation and getting worse before getting better. I’ve also read about people supplementing and inadvertently depleting their potassium which might cause depressive symptoms. I’m not sure if there is some sort of ratio of vitamins I should be taking or if I need to supplement with potassium/if I should just stick to the b complex and not upset the balance with extra B12 and folate. Im just a little worried that I’m messing with the healing process. Any advice?