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B-12 deficiency questions

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 24, 2010
  • 07:09 PM

Hopefully someone out there will read this and let me know if any of it sounds familiar.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been experiencing electric-like nerve shocks along my big toes and one index finger. Within the past few days my legs have begun to feel weak and fatigued. They sometimes feel like they are about to go to sleep but never do. I also feel run-down but that could be nerves (no pun). I've always felt light-headed on and off for years so that's nothing new, although it would be nice if it went away. And when I say light-headed, it varies. It doesn't effect my coordination or anything. Only sometimes it feels like a beer buzz.

At certain times I get a weird sensation down my arms and in the tips of my fingers. It's really hard to describe because it doesn't necessarily feel like pins and needles but more like a dull achiness (cramp) or an occasional electric-like shock, typically mild. The very tips sometimes feel warm and tingly. Not sure if that makes any sense. For the past two nights my eyes have burned a little and I've gotten a slight headache in the frontal lobe area just above my eyes. Who knows, that could be caused from the stress of not knowing what's going on with my body. I get areas of my body that suddenly feel warm under the skin, usually at night. Naturally, like many of us, I tend to think the worst which I know can make my symptoms seem worse. I saw my doctor today and he ran numerous blood tests to start ruling things out, particularly an autoimmune disorder such as MS. I pray that's not what it is.

One test he ran that I knew very little about was for B12 to determine if I was deficient. After researching the symptoms online for B12 deficiency, many of them sounded exactly like what I was experiencing. I know this is easy to do with almost any symptom/disorder so I'm not putting all of my eggs in one basket but it does sound quite possible. My diet over the years has been wishy-washy at best. Like many people out there, I go through cycles of dieting and exercising and trying to eat well. But I have to admit, lately there hasn't been a whole lot of eating well and exercising. In a nutshell, I'm about 50 pounds overweight for my build. I do drink plenty of purified water throughout the day so I think I'm good there. Also for the record, when I say I don't eat well that doesn't mean I eat fast-food. I know better than that. But I do eat snacky and processed stuff more than I should.

I found out last month that I was Vitamin D deficient so my doctor has me on a mega-dose of that for the next 3 months to bring my levels back up. So it wouldn't surprise me that I would be deficient in other areas such as B12.

Does any of this sound familiar to anyone out there with a B12 deficiency? I just want to ease my mind while I wait for my tests to come back and pray it's nothing too serious.

Thank you!

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  • Hopefully someone out there will read this and let me know if any of it sounds familiar.For the past couple of weeks, I've been experiencing electric-like nerve shocks along my big toes and one index finger. Within the past few days my legs have begun to feel weak and fatigued. They sometimes feel like they are about to go to sleep but never do. I also feel run-down but that could be nerves (no pun). I've always felt light-headed on and off for years so that's nothing new, although it would be nice if it went away. And when I say light-headed, it varies. It doesn't effect my coordination or anything. Only sometimes it feels like a beer buzz. At certain times I get a weird sensation down my arms and in the tips of my fingers. It's really hard to describe because it doesn't necessarily feel like pins and needles but more like a dull achiness (cramp) or an occasional electric-like shock, typically mild. The very tips sometimes feel warm and tingly. Not sure if that makes any sense. For the past two nights my eyes have burned a little and I've gotten a slight headache in the frontal lobe area just above my eyes. Who knows, that could be caused from the stress of not knowing what's going on with my body. I get areas of my body that suddenly feel warm under the skin, usually at night. Naturally, like many of us, I tend to think the worst which I know can make my symptoms seem worse. I saw my doctor today and he ran numerous blood tests to start ruling things out, particularly an autoimmune disorder such as MS. I pray that's not what it is. One test he ran that I knew very little about was for B12 to determine if I was deficient. After researching the symptoms online for B12 deficiency, many of them sounded exactly like what I was experiencing. I know this is easy to do with almost any symptom/disorder so I'm not putting all of my eggs in one basket but it does sound quite possible. My diet over the years has been wishy-washy at best. Like many people out there, I go through cycles of dieting and exercising and trying to eat well. But I have to admit, lately there hasn't been a whole lot of eating well and exercising. In a nutshell, I'm about 50 pounds overweight for my build. I do drink plenty of purified water throughout the day so I think I'm good there. Also for the record, when I say I don't eat well that doesn't mean I eat fast-food. I know better than that. But I do eat snacky and processed stuff more than I should. I found out last month that I was Vitamin D deficient so my doctor has me on a mega-dose of that for the next 3 months to bring my levels back up. So it wouldn't surprise me that I would be deficient in other areas such as B12.Does any of this sound familiar to anyone out there with a B12 deficiency? I just want to ease my mind while I wait for my tests to come back and pray it's nothing too serious.Thank you!I was wondering if you got your blood test results back? I too was diagnosed with a vitamin d deficiency. I am also experiencing some strange symptoms. My lower lip is twitching and I have a tremor in my hands. I just had an mri done. My doctor also ordered a b12 and mma blood test. I don't have any results back yet.Thanks!
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  • Hopefully someone out there will read this and let me know if any of it sounds familiar. For the past couple of weeks, I've been experiencing electric-like nerve shocks along my big toes and one index finger. Within the past few days my legs have begun to feel weak and fatigued. They sometimes feel like they are about to go to sleep but never do. I also feel run-down but that could be nerves (no pun). I've always felt light-headed on and off for years so that's nothing new, although it would be nice if it went away. And when I say light-headed, it varies. It doesn't effect my coordination or anything. Only sometimes it feels like a beer buzz. At certain times I get a weird sensation down my arms and in the tips of my fingers. It's really hard to describe because it doesn't necessarily feel like pins and needles but more like a dull achiness (cramp) or an occasional electric-like shock, typically mild. The very tips sometimes feel warm and tingly. Not sure if that makes any sense. For the past two nights my eyes have burned a little and I've gotten a slight headache in the frontal lobe area just above my eyes. Who knows, that could be caused from the stress of not knowing what's going on with my body. I get areas of my body that suddenly feel warm under the skin, usually at night. Naturally, like many of us, I tend to think the worst which I know can make my symptoms seem worse. I saw my doctor today and he ran numerous blood tests to start ruling things out, particularly an autoimmune disorder such as MS. I pray that's not what it is. One test he ran that I knew very little about was for B12 to determine if I was deficient. After researching the symptoms online for B12 deficiency, many of them sounded exactly like what I was experiencing. I know this is easy to do with almost any symptom/disorder so I'm not putting all of my eggs in one basket but it does sound quite possible. My diet over the years has been wishy-washy at best. Like many people out there, I go through cycles of dieting and exercising and trying to eat well. But I have to admit, lately there hasn't been a whole lot of eating well and exercising. In a nutshell, I'm about 50 pounds overweight for my build. I do drink plenty of purified water throughout the day so I think I'm good there. Also for the record, when I say I don't eat well that doesn't mean I eat fast-food. I know better than that. But I do eat snacky and processed stuff more than I should. I found out last month that I was Vitamin D deficient so my doctor has me on a mega-dose of that for the next 3 months to bring my levels back up. So it wouldn't surprise me that I would be deficient in other areas such as B12. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone out there with a B12 deficiency? I just want to ease my mind while I wait for my tests to come back and pray it's nothing too serious. Thank you! Hi Cal, http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327Read the basics at the above thread including especially posts 6,7, 8 anf the symptoms list. Then come over to http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=223117&posted=1#post223117 to discuss b12 etc issues. That is where the b12 action is. The tests are pretty worthless. Check the symptoms on the basic thread. If you have enough symptoms to be tested then the tests can only mislead you if they don't confirm a deficiency. The only real test is trying b12, the right kind, the right brand, the right way taken with the right corfactors. Read the big thread from the current end as the early part is very outdated.
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