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b12 deficiency

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 27, 2010
  • 10:43 PM

My husband was finally diagnosed with b12 deficiency after years of complaints of depression and anxiety. He also has sleep apnea. The GP never once thought of b12 and the Neurologist took about 5 months to do a test after diagnosing him with Parkinsons or Lewy Body. I never did see any tremor but aftr taking Levodopa and Conzepam and some gaba medicine, he had a bad period of hallucinations. He has and had problems breathing and sleeping and anxiety and almost total loss of interest in life. His grandmother had PA and father did take b12 shots for what we do not know. We only found this out after the nurse practitioner t the Neurologist tested him fo b12 and his test was found to be below normal.

He has been taking the shots now for a couple months. He still has trouble with the breathing and most of the other symptoms are stil there from time to time. Do you think he needs more b12? I have heard people supplement the shots with the sublingual b12 and wonder if it is safe to try this also. After the first 2 months he was retested and was low normal but the Neurologist thought that was okay. The Neurologist still thinks he has Parkinson. I do not. I think he is trying to covr his you know what since he did not test in time. I think I need to go for a second opinion but we have been to so many doctors lately my husband is not too willing.

I just wonder now if I can give him extra b12 to see if it works to help him feel better. I
can ask for more frequent shots but thought the sublingual pills may answer the question.;


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