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hi Bethsheba....I know B12 is water soluble,but I have a question for you.Here goes....I am thinking that I am low in a Lot of nutrients.I read that if you're low in protein you get fluid retention,because protein in the blood keeps fluid from leaking out of the blood vessels into the body tissues.Lack of enough vitamins can cause this.I was shown to be low in vitamin A and magnesium also,but that dr. said just eat a better diet......?

I've been thinking about some things with my health and I remember when I first got sick I had a urine test and there was a lot of protein in my results(30+).Did that possibly mean I was losing protein somehow?

I just saw my dr. on the 23rd...he ordered a urine test and culture,ferritin,magnesium,phosphorus and a complete metabollic panel.He said to have my neuroorder the Lyme test,because he would not even know how to read a lyme test?So I see my neuro this week for an EMG test and I'm demanding alyme test...I looked up lyme and found a great site that explains the different tyopes of lyme tests and which ones are the most accurate...so I'm wanting to get it checked,but I've never had a tick bite(at least not that I know of).

So that's where I'm at right now...oh also I think some posters might be a little sensitive to bringing up lyme,but I do understand everyone's frustrations over their health issues...it's not a picnic when you're ill and drs. aren't doing adequate testing or at least getting off there royal behinds to investigate the symptoms and keep looking for the right answers........it's like having a "mystery disease of sorts".

Take care~Scout
Hello Scout,

I'm not comfortable addressing everything in your post but I will tell you about the things I know "a little" about.

Yes, it is my understanding that b12 is water soluble.

There are lots of reasons why people get fluid retention (I have this problem myself) but not everyone knows all of the reasons it happens. I am totally unfamiliar with the protein explanation...that's not to say it doesn't happen, it's just that I know nothing about it and nothing about a vitamin deficiency contributing to fluid retention. I do know that sodium can cause fluid retention (and that a magnesium deficiency can contribute to this). Heart problems can also contribute to fluid retention.

When kidney function is impaired, protein will show up in the urine. This happens to some people with diabetes and to some people with hypertension. I also know that lab results aren't always accurate...something as simple as strenuous exercise within 24 hours of a blood test can cause protein to spill over into the urine.

It wouldn't surprise me in the least to know that you had a magnesium deficiency. I have had one myself (caused by taking that notorious water pill) so I have done some reading in that area. If your deficiency showed up on the typical lab tests, it may be quite serious as the lab tests that the doctors use to identify mag levels are very, very limited. The better tests (although not 100 percent reliable) are 24 hour urine tests and I'm ASSUMING that your doctor did not prescribe one of these.

I've read that if mag levels are too low, oral supplements may not help and iv's would be required. But a better diet is ALWAYS good, if not better than supplementation.

I don't know what a 30+ would mean in your urine test...am so very sorry. Perhaps someone would know on the diabetes or kidney boards.

I'm reassured to know you are having testing done...it's best to get as much info as one can get, and rule out what one can rule out. I give your doctor credit for admitting he wouldn't know how to read the test...not every doctor would be so honest. He must trust you very much to tell you that.

Am glad you did some reading about the lyme tests. Isn't it confusing? And it never occurred to me that some of those tests were patented so not every lab can do every test...I knew that about meds, but not about labs.

[QUOTE]...oh also I think some posters might be a little sensitive to bringing up lyme,but I do understand everyone's frustrations over their health issues...it's not a picnic when you're ill and drs. aren't doing adequate testing or at least getting off there royal behinds to investigate the symptoms and keep looking for the right answers........it's like having a "mystery disease of sorts".
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Oh Scout, I do so agree but sometimes I forget...it's understandable people would be sensitive...I know how I felt when my friends (who are nurses, groan) thought I was crazy with my symptoms, and how helpless I felt and with no one to help me. I'm really, really lucky to be alive and I am really lucky I didn't kill anyone else given the side effects I was experiencing. If I think back to when I was having problems, perhaps I would be more helpful.

But as for that "mysterious disease" of sorts, I kind of chuckle...I watched TV the other night, and Lyme's was referred to on Grey's Anatomy and (House?) as a mystery disease on the very same night.

Bethsheba





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