Discussions By Symptom: Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Low b12

Posted In: Vitamin B12 Deficiency 5 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 2, 2014
  • 05:39 PM

I have had injections for low b12 levels in the past and recently have been feeling weak when exercising and generally more tired than usual. I take an oral supplement of b12 but just wondering what are the chances that I need a course or injections? It's been about 2 years since I had the last course of injections.

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  • what were your levels, what is the cause of your low b12
    sickinva 87 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi I have been experiencing B12 deficiency. Tried loads of supplements and tablets now have an injection every two months. I have gone from tired and feeling weak to feeling fantastic. I know when I need the next injection as I feel the symptoms coming and go get the next one. Mine is due to numerous medicines I take for acute pain.
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  • When you have b12 deficiency do you have bumps on your tongue , and do you have tingly sensation in your hands and feet. And could you get to the point that you might even become manic ? Curious
    Anonymous 0 Replies
    • September 21, 2015
    • 03:05 AM
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  • you can have tingling, sometimes the tongue is actually smooth. You can get mouth sores and diarrhea or constipation. It can cause foggy head, dizziness, there is a pretty good list of symptoms. You should definitely have your levels checked if you think you may have a B12 deficiency as a prolonged deficiency can cause major problems.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • September 25, 2015
    • 00:14 AM
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  • Apart from b12 level, did you have also homocysteine and methylmalonic acid levels tested? These are more sensitive tests, and reveal even mild b12 def. that you might have despite showing normal range of b12 in lab test.

    Oral tablets probably wont help you much unless your cause for deficiency is poor diet, like extreme vegan (b12 is only found in animal products). If you are deficient due to poor absorbption, you will likely need b12 shots.

    Recent research suggests that very high dose oral supplements (like 1000 mcg, which is about 100x normal daily dose) might get some b12 absorbed even if the normal route of absorbtion through intrinsic factor is deficient in you.

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