Over the last couple of weeks, I have been dutifully taking various Basic Support supplements from Yasko's protocol, adding a new one each 3 or 4 days. So far, I've added pyconegol, General Inflammatory RNA support, Adenosyl, and the general multivitamin called Neurological Health Formula. Everything has been going well...until today.
I added digestive enzymes this morning, taking only 1 pill (2 are recommended). Within a half hour it was clear that I was spiraling down into a very bad crash with nausea, brain fog, and neuro symptoms in the legs and arms (numbness and incoordination). The crash has lasted all day and shown no signs of letting up. In fact, I'm struggling to type this because of the neuro symptoms.
Ordinarily, I would have left work and gone home but I have a deadline this week and simply couldn't miss work today. Frankly, it was miserable. Trying to concentrate when my brain is fighting against me is not fun. Worse is trying to act normal with my cooworkers when they are attempting to discuss complicated topics with me. I put on my best business face and did the best I could. I'm not sure if they noticed anything was wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did. At times, it was clear that I wasn't making much sense.
Hopefully if I stop taking the digestive enzymes, these symptoms will disappear quickly. But of course, I can never be 100% certain of the cause of any crash. There's always a few other suspects hanging around, creating doubt. Could this be delayed effect of the adenosyl, i.e. hypokalemia? Or just a crash from the hectic activity of the last few days?
I'd be interested in hearing from anyone else who had a similar experience with digestive enzymes. I'm not even sure exactly why Dr. Yasko recommends them, so I'll have to research that issue as well.
Thanks for reading today.