You will get well enough for the car journey. I’ve had medical issues my whole life. MAV didn’t get disabling until about a year ago. It was truly disabling in Jan/Feb, better as I started medication trials and progressively better after I started Effexor in the late spring. Now, I have a lot of good days. Even the bad days are manageable. Attitude is key. When you can control only one thing, put your effort into that. Today I had the rare day where I needed a couple of rescue drugs (Meclizine and Promethazine). Too much holiday stress suddenly relieved caused a flare up. That used to be daily, so I’m counting my blessings.
I’m in Seattle. I’m going to try my sister’s doctor since my GP vanished from the practice and they won’t tell me where she went. Look at the MTHFR thread going, there are a couple of good online, relatively inexpensive places you can get your genes tested with a mail in saliva sample. They come back as raw data, but there are also good internet translators out there to tell you what the results mean.
Yes, my sister takes certain methylated B-vitamins and follows a paleo diet. (I forgot to mention our dizzying array of allergies that don’t overlap. She’s celiac. I’m allergic to eggs, lactose, nightshades and do poorly with gluten and sugars.) She’s looking awfully good, too. I’m guessing she’s sleeping better and has less anxiety. She seems a lot more grounded these days.
I think she and I have different presentations of the same issues - all affecting GABA, dopamine, serotonin, norenepherine, and I’m guessing glucose metabolism plus electrolyte homeostasis. Lord I wish I hadn’t gotten a D+ in Organic Chemistry II. (Dr. Grove, where are you when I need you? Also, I’m sorry I bought the chemical model kit but only made a jeep out of it.)
Join the other MTHFR thread and keep us all informed. This is VERY interesting.