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... Hi all I just wanted to share this information. I have learned that B-12 is broken down in the stomach, by acids, then absorbed by the small intestine. The PPIs drastically reduce the acid in your stomach (dose dependant I would think). Just do a search on "PPIs and B-12 deficiencies". I just happened to see this board section for the first time. Well I guess I have seen... (5 replies)
... Hey, it did hurt! :eek: I also saw my B-12 test level. It was around 300. Still in the low normal range. Seems like the high end of the range was over 900...I was peering over the doc's shoulder at the test results. :) (5 replies)
... A decrease of stomach acid will decrease your absorption rate. You are on prevacid 2x daily. Do you know why your stomach is sick? ... (65 replies)

... That may be why the B 12 is not increasing with treatmen? ... (10 replies)
... was only through my insistence that my doctors checked for possible causes. I am on Nexium for GERD due to a hiatal hernia and have been for about 8 years and on Prevacid for several years prior to that. ... (6 replies)
... I found out about the link between the PPI's and B12 deficiencies recently too. I have esopahgitis and reflux and have been taking Prilosec for almost 8 years every day. I went through an endoscopy and a colonoscopy last year to see if there was activ ebleeding from ulcers,etc. Thnakfully,I had no bleeding and just a couple of polyps. I have been taking Ferrous Gluconate for... (5 replies)
... :) Hey Brad Sorry it hurt! After awhile I guess you get used to it... I've been pricked with needles so many times now it's second nature for me and I don't feel it anymore lol. Hopefully next time won't be so bad! There is an alternative to the shots though. You could try a sublingual B12. This is a tablet that you place under your tongue and this is where your body... (5 replies)
... Thanks....I think women have a higher threshold to pain than men. I am a big chicken when it comes to needles, lol. (5 replies)
... Hi Brad :wave: I have a monthly B12 shot, and no it does not hurt. But I guess it's all relative. My Doctor gives me mine in my upper arm, but also told me some patients request it in the buttocks. I don't think it matters as long as it is a muscular area. (5 replies)

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