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  • Posted By: lewis_29
  • October 22, 2008
  • 05:59 PM

hi there i have all the syptoms of a b12 defiency so i went and seen the doctor and he sent me for a blood test came back and i had a folic acid level of 1.2 now ive been taking folic acid(5mg) for 3 months and still no change should i consider going back? my syptoms include leg pain, back pain, pins and needles inboth arms and legs. numbness in legs, inflamation of legs(burning feeling), acheing of joints, cracking of joints, shocks in my legs like, nervous tremours alll the time, my feet are always cold, pins and needles in my tounge, dizzyness whenever i get up and move. thats about it i think look forward to hearing from anyone =]

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  • Have you been tested for celiac disease? Vitamin B12 deficiency in untreated celiac disease.Dahele A, Ghosh S.Department of Medical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Scotland.OBJECTIVES: Iron and folate malabsorption are common in untreated celiac disease as the proximal small intestine is predominantly affected. Vitamin B12 deficiency is thought to be uncommon, as the terminal ileum is relatively spared. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of vitamin B12, deficiency in patients with untreated celiac disease. METHODS: Prospective study of 39 consecutive biopsy-proven celiac disease patients (32 women, seven men; median age 48 yr, range 22-77 yr) between September 1997 and February 1999. The full blood count, serum vitamin B12, red blood cell folate, and celiac autoantibodies (IgA antigliadin and IgA antiendomysium antibodies) were measured before and after a median of 4 months (range 2-13 months) of treatment with a gluten-free diet. In vitamin B12-deficient patients, intrinsic factor antibodies and a Schilling test, part 1, were performed. RESULTS: A total of 16 (41%) patients were vitamin B12 deficient (PMID: 11280545
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 06:55 PM
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  • ive always had malabsorbtion problems i also have irritable bowl syndrome thats why im not getting enough folic acid but its showing all the syptoms of b12 i dont think it is cealiacs disease.
    lewis_29 28 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 07:16 PM
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  • Go to the B12 website, you'll find more there than you'll ever know. Check out "new posts" and you will find it as people are posting all the time "B12 deficiency is frequently misdiagnosed." If you don't find it there, check out the main bloggers, Fredd and kevinmillhill; you'll find it. Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 11:53 PM
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