tell me if i'm wrong. « on: January 03, 2012, 06:40:04 PM »
I am currently losing my mind, and terrified of losing the progress i made. I have been free of interruptions in my recovery for 20 months, but still noticed some symptoms.For about a week now, after chewing a piece of gum with b vitamins in it for 2 seconds, I have noticed a major increase in my symptoms.
However, I eat loads of b vitamins every day!! I have eaten 4 eggs for breakfast every day, as well as bananas amongst other foods high in b vits. I also have eaten honey nut cheerios tons of times that i know are enhanced with b vitamins – never any problems at all.
How would there be any different between the small amount I may have gotten in the gum vs what i am getting every day in my foods?? I am baffled, and it makes no sense what so ever.
I am starting to think it has nothing to do with the gum, and may just be the next stage of recovery.
Please share your thoughts,
Re: tell me if i'm wrong. « Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 06:44:56 PM »
Withdrawal is such a fine balance, Mbasch.There’s no telling why you had the symptoms flare you did. Due to all the b vitamins you’ve been taking it seems unlikely it was the b vitamin in the gum. It could have been something else in the gum or a coincidence.
I know that’s not much help. You could lay off the gum completely, then when you feel better try it again and see if there is an effect. That’s the only way to know for sure.
Re: tell me if i'm wrong. « Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 06:48:23 PM »
hope,thank you. All i know is that out of nowhere, things have gotten VERY intense. the idea of the gum causing he flare makes no sense at all. I eat foods that are loaded with b’s every single day. even though my symptoms are going crazy, common sense tells me that this may have no association what so ever.
Re: tell me if i'm wrong. « Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 06:50:57 PM »
There are a lot of chemicals in gum and any one of them could have set you off. A b vitamin gum might have a ginseng extract in it among many other things.
Re: tell me if i'm wrong. « Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 06:56:00 PM »
Excellent point. Gum is mostly chemicals anyway…. It’s not the gum your grandmother chewed – guaranteed!I notice that when I chew some gum, it makes me anxious. It must be the sorbitol, mannitol, or xylitol that gums are sure to have. And be aware, these are sugar alcohols… Not to be confused with alcohol we think of when we drink.
There could be heaps of other things as well — perhaps even the base used to make the gum.