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How I Learned the Hard Way

The journey of my health and wellness has been guiding me to where I am today.  We all have our stories and struggles through the medical system or know someone that has struggled through some health issues.  My story is, I had extreme fatigue, could fall asleep sitting up so I got into the habit of not stopping, keeping busy kept me awake throughout the day, I could not sit down, my gut was horrible, I was in so much pain from it but, did not realize it.  I did not get any support from the medical side, so I switched to the Naturopath side for treatment but had poor results.  This journey started in 2008.

One day, I woke up with my hands completely swollen, my joints were stiff, and they hurt so I hiked over to a local walk in and got a referral for an arthritis specialist.  Months later I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis, and it was noted through blood work that I had virtually no B12 in my system.  I can remember being confused, like how can this happen??  There were no answers for a long time, everybody would just shrug and say they did not know but, I continued to feel tired and stiff.

Then, in 2017 I landed in Australia to attend the birth of a new grandchild and welcomed into the world a new baby boy.  Shortly after the birth it was realized that the baby was tongue tied and in Australia, they have available laser and osteopath treatments offered in a bundle, as a tongue tie effects the neck muscles, so they treat the release and the treatment as one.  Through this process one of the midwives stated that someone in the family should get a genetic test for MTHFR as there is a connection between tongue tie and this genetic condition, so I volunteered.  I completed the test in Australia and the results came back by the time I returned to Canada.  The test confirmed both my parents had the genetic mutation.

Oh boy! Thinking that I now had the answer to all this weird stuff going on, I took it to my doctor to find out what to do.  She had never heard of it.  So, I am on my own journey in understanding MTHFR and the effects on the body.

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August 16, 2023
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