Friday, February 27, 2015

The Game Plan

In my last post I mentioned that I was seeing a functional medicine doctor to see if she can help with my vestibular disorder and ocular flutter.  I did receive some preliminary test results that I will share for those who are following the story and curious about their own struggles with the same issue.
My blood panel revealed low levels of Vitamin D and some minerals and a homozygous gene mutation (MTHFR C677T - see here for more information).  The stool sample revealed a condition called dysbiosis, a microbial imbalance in my digestive tract.  I have lots of bad bacteria thriving and none of the good.  My urine test revealed high levels of mercury.
The game plan is for me to take the following supplements:
  • Vitamin D3
  • Complete Mineral Complex
  • Methyl Protect (for the gene mutation)
  • Pre & probitoics
I also need to take an antibiotic that will kill the bad bacteria in my stomach before starting the pre and probiotics. I was told this antibiotic does not get absorbed into the blood stream but directly deals with the digestive tract so it won't cause any further issues.  This is just part 1 of the game plan since the biggest issue I need to tackle is the mercury toxicity.  My body is not in the healthiest position right now to be able to detox properly, so the above supplements are meant to get me there. 
I will update again after my follow up visit and let you know how my treatment is going, if it helps me feel better, and what will be done about the mercury toxicity.