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b-12 deficiency- symptoms

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  • Posted By: donnao
  • June 13, 2008
  • 02:16 AM

Hello! I was dx with B-12 deficiency 2004 1 year after successful treatment of cervical cancer. It appears the radiation-therapy did damage to my ileum making it difficult to absorb b-12. After a couple shots and directions to take sublingual b12, I thought I was cured. 2007-(2 years no b-12) parathesia toes feet and back of calves-extreme fatigue-weakness-dizziness-no longer able to work since 4/2008. Finally after self-diagnosis- 10 dr's, mri's, ct's and ALOT of frustration, I found myself a internal medicine Dr. that listened. Armed with my vial of cyanocabalamin-1ml a day for 2 weeks-followed by monthly subcutaneous injections I am on my road to health. But- after 1 week I still have shortness of breath, when will this go! Also I am on a strict no-low carb diet-my test reveal I am not absorbing carbohydrates-anyone else? Low body temps- 94.5-97? Freezing cold toes- sometimes nose-hands. I feel that I might be dealing with other issues beside just b-12 deficiency. Any Ideas or any correlations would really be appreciated! p.s. I follow fredd and kevins supplement- guides- Whattabout B-12 complex injections from vetinary supply-it seems I could use ALL vit B's?

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  • I think you might have a combination of problems :) But let me do my best.First, have you told your Internal Dr. about the continued shortness of breath symptoms? he might have the best idea and give you the best answer as to why you still have this symptom. He might also be able to tell you about these cold extermities and cold temp. (It might be hypothyroidism... very common in middle-aged women... but would need more history... any weight gain since onset of those cold symptoms? Any Constipation, puffiness around eyes? Muscle weakness and fatigue are common findings with hypothyroidism)I think also the Carb problem and the Vitamin B12 problem could be associated with Celiac Disease.. a problem in the intestines with inability to absorb these vital nutrients and vitamins... but you would typically have had problems for years and have somewhat loose, floating stools (however if hypothyroidism problem and celiac disease.. then your stool could be normal b/c they would cancel each other out.That's all I can think of... good luck with your diagnosis and hope everything works out.
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