jimmylegs wrote:not me. on either count. nb i was vegan for over a decade prior to dx. have started consuming diverse animal foods again - including dairy - in the past 7 years. much improved.
jimmylegs wrote:i don't drink milk by the glass at all. daily, i have milk in tea. during winter, half a cup at a time with oatmeal etc, several breakfasts per week. and, now that i think of it, prepared ahead on the stove top, fruit nuts seeds etc added, and then microwaved day-of, before eating.
the only discomfort i noticed over the past few months is when the store ran out of my steel cut oats and i bought a bag of multigrain hot cereal. i won't finish it. makes me feel a mild discomfort, hard to describe, but there. there's something in the multigrain blend that my system doesn't like.
jimmylegs wrote:ah, you're a vegan - i used to be FAR more sensitive to all kinds of foods as a vegan. do you know what your daily bioavailable zinc intakes are like, and your serum zinc levels? one issue among many related cascading ones, but a fundamental one..
jimmylegs wrote:my early supplementation with zinc was so far from the mark.. i only realized how bad it truly was after the bloodwork. my early days of b12 supplementation make an even worse story :S
jimmylegs wrote:can you clarify exactly what these [b]12 forms said on the labels? personally before i got sick i would use standard off the shelf cyanocobalamin (bacteria fermentation + potassium cyanide). once i was in decline and started reading more, i switched to bioavailable methylcobalamin (which i understand is produced for commercial use *from* cyanocobalamin - yay, food sources)
testing by feel does have a certain validity. but when things are going wrong i prefer to confirm the situation via lab testing. eg, i used to have numbness when i was b12 deficient, and accurate sensation when i was not. i only really began to understand how serious things were when i did the bloodwork. followed by mri, etc. too late now, played with fire too long and if 7 years are any indication, i have inflicted a degree of permanent damage.
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