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B12 Deficiency Help
Mar 17, 2006
I tried posting this on the Vitamins and Supplements board, but I got no responses :rolleyes: I am hoping someone here will be able to shed some light on this for me.

>>Hi, my doctor informed me that I have a major B12 deficiency, and I imediately started injections. I also have an iron deficiency.

My question has more to do with the B12 symptoms, and effects of such a deficiency. I have been experiencing symptoms that my previous doctor[B]s[/B] have put off for years now. After researching info on b12, I read that
the signs and symptoms related to the central nervous system may be irreversible if treatment is not begun within 6 months of when these symptoms begin.

Symptoms (I have all of theses and more)

Loss of appetite
Numbness and tingling of hands and feet
Shortness of breath
Sore mouth and tongue
Confusion or change in mental status in severe or advanced cases

I believe I have an advanced case. Does anyone else here have a similar experience? Or any input that may help. I don't want to be like this forever, I just want to be myself again, and reading such information is rather disheartening. I do, however, plan on regaining my "pre-sick status", as I know mental strength is just as important. <<

It has been a little over a week since diagnosis and my first shot (he has me on a 1000mg? shot once a month. I'm not sure of the labs range, but my number was at 84, and from what I've read anything 185 and under is considered deficient). I have not noticed any difference. I still feel as foggy and confused as ever. I am also taking iron tablets, 3x daily = 300 mg - when I remember. I used to be an A++ Honor Roll student, and now I cannot even read without losing the meaning and just not comprehending it at all unless I read it over and over again. I am in a constant daily fog. I have so many symptoms, and my doctor is trying to put it all in perspective for me, but I just do not know how to correlate them all. I really hope someone here has experience with this. :confused:

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