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BoxerMom
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http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/vitamin-b9-000722.htm

Add Malarone to that list.

I think my raw oral mucosa and tongue are an allergic reaction to Bactrim, but also could be due to folate or B12 deficiency. I'm thinking a combination of the two, like my folate finally got low enough to show these symptoms.

I've been on folate depleting meds for years!

I do take B vitamins, but I've kind of slacked lately.

Just started Folapro and sublingual B12.

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Very helpful -Thanks will share w/ my family members ( MYTHFR )

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Please be careful if you test positive for the MTHFR gene you must take Folinic acid and not Folic acid...
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I think Deplin is good for this
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Yes, I take Deplin and do methylcobalamin injections every day.

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Just sharing my experience, I am not a doctor.

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That is interesting. I read protomyxzoa uses up folate. F uses malarone to treat protomyxzoa and maybe the fact it depletes the folate is one way it inhibits it's growth. I was worried about supplementing it when I learned it likes folate - decided to take it anyway.

The hydroxyl B12 has really helped me. More energy.

Bactrim can cause a dangerous reaction called stevens-johnson syndrome which causes inflammation, rash and lesions of the mouth and body. It can be lethal. Look it up.

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Just another good reason for us to remember our supplements.
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