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Vitamin B12 deficency

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 25, 2006
  • 00:45 AM

I was recently diagnosed with it, @ 20 none the less. So I'll be living with it for a long time. I eat meat,and have never had a stomach surgery other then my appendix taken out. So,I am a little unusual I guess, But, do the vitamin shots really work?

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  • Hi, You have alot of company!!! It usually a condition called Pernicious Anemia..It is an auto-immune disorder...that can not be prevented. You loose the ability to process vitamon B-12, which your body needs to live...you can not live with out vitamin B-12..it is vital to making your red blood cells. First the shots work! Without them...it will lead to brain damage, spinal cord damage, and many other very bad problems. I will give you a website to check out: www.pernicious-anaemia-society.org/forum It is an international website from people all over the world..who have pernicious anemia...click on "My Story" and check out what has happend to many, many people with PA..it will give you a sense of what other people have gone thru. ** Please note that in the website..you need to spell anemia this way: anaemia..this is the way most of the rest of the world spells it. GOOD LUCK..TAKE CARE..SKEETER ** If you want more info..just let me know..I will give you more about it.:)
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    • December 25, 2006
    • 10:20 PM
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