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Can B12 deficiency cause brain lesions?

Reposting from my personal "introductions" thread, to get more eyeballs.

All right, I have my B12 result, and today I had a follow up appointment with my neuro to go over results of my newest (with contrast) MRIs. My brain MRI has a couple of lesions, including the "Dawson's fingers" he said is characteristic of MS. (This is in addition to other lesions on my cspine and tspine). My spinal tap results aren't back yet ...
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Supplements while awaiting bloodwork?


I'm brand new. Have had MRI suspect for MS but awaiting bloodwork to rule out other causes.

My question is - are any supplements OK to start on now, without fear of skewing my baseline bloodwork in terms of potential deficiencies that could mimic MS? I thought maybe fish oil might be OK to start.

Thanks in advance.
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The dark side of green tea

The dark side of green tea...

Epigallocathecin gallate (EGCG) inhibits the dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) enzyme.

EGCG also inhibits the absorption of dietary folate.

DHFR lies ...
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Advice on Glucosamine

Hi all,
Could anybody share their experiences of using any of the forms of Glucosamine? Im thinking about adding it to my list of supplements, my joints at my ankles and knees seem to be pointing in different directions and provide a bit of pain when walking aswell as cracking quite a bit too. Im fairly sure my mobility and walking distance is affected by this. My supplement list is Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Vit D, ...
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Are you taking, or have you taken, phosphatidylserine? If so, how has your experience with it been?

Identification of naturally occurring fatty acids of the myelin sheath that resolve neuroinflammation.
Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jun 6;4(137):137ra73.

    Lipids constitute 70% of the myelin sheath, and autoantibodies against lipids may contribute to the demyelination that characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS). We used lipid antigen microarrays and lipid mass spectrometry to identify bona fide lipid targets of the autoimmune ...
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What is your Vitamin D Blood level?

After being on 4500IU of vitamin D for 5 months my blood level is up from 96 n/mol to 123 n/mol.

I cant remember where i saw it but there was a chart for optimal vitamin d blood levels were for people with an auto immune disease. Anyone know what i'm talking about?
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Vitamin much?

I've read that 120mcg a day is sufficient under normal circumstances. However, how much is recommended for a person taking hi doses of vitamin my case 5000iu of D3 per day? I also want t start taking 500mg of Calcium and 150mg of magnesium.

Also, since i've read mixed review. Can Vitamin k2 induce blood clotting? I ask this because many sites say not to mix vitamin K with anticoagulants. However, they do not ...
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