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help for b-12 deficiency

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  • Posted By: llpowledge
  • July 23, 2008
  • 05:36 PM

I'm a 40 year old woman. I was diagnosed with anemia that was treated with iron supplements. I've had tingling in my face, mouth,tongue and hands for over a year and a half.
I"m irritable and have trouble concentrating. I'm often depressed.
I've had plenty of neurological exams including MRI. and CT. I even had a heart monitor, EEG and EKG. All have come back normal.
I even started going to an acupuncturist who diagnosed the problem as "low blood levels".
In my research, I've found all these symptoms to be low levels of b-12 that could have been occurring over many years.
I believe that. Though, I've always been thin, I've never eaten right.
Anyway, for over a month I've been taking sub-lingual b-12 supplements. They recommend 1000-2000 mg. if low I'm taking 1500.m
AS of today my symptoms have not improved, if anything the facial tingling/numbness is worse.
I thought I had this figured out. But I should be feeling better and I'm really not.
Do I need to give it more time or have I damaged nerves that I can't repair?:confused:

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  • Hello, Does the b12 you're taking contain methylcobalamin or cyanocobalamin? It should say on the label. Methylcobalamin is better absorbed so that's something to check. Also repairing your body can take time - things like omega3 (choose Krill oil if possible) and magnesium (as oil applied to the skin) are what I would consider "nutritional staples" so consider adding them if you may be low.
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  • View THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B12 in section 0, at http://www.ezy-build.net.nz/~shaneris
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