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Thanks for all the responses. I'm glad to see this board is still active.

Unfortunately, though, I don't have health insurance at the moment. So it looks like an MRI, EEG, cat scan and so on are unlikely.

I don't think I have the paper with the tests I took handy... one thing I know for certain, though, is that B-vitamin levels were tested. Other than that, I just know it was the "average blood work up" for a male in his mid 20s. The doctor's office called back when they got the results, and they said "everything checked out fine." Both a relief and a disappointment.

Yes the gut issues I have are severe. I have frequent pulsing/pulling/pushing sensations in the lower torso. This then leads up through my back and it actually seems "connected" to the head pressure. The interesting thing here is that the head pressure was the first symptom, 4 years ago.

Then the "pulsing gut" slowly started coming on in the 3rd year. As this happened severe constipation, oddly shaped stools started appearing. So now I have all this going on at once, and it's a killer. Yes and also this "fullness" in the lower torso makes me walk oddly, as I said before. As I walk it feels like things move up and down in my lower back. It's very hard to describe this feeling though.

Tingling of extremities happens sometimes, but it seems to not be as bad as it was 1-2 years ago. Odd. I'm not sure I would call it numbness so much as I would call it "lessened skin sensitivity." Maybe.

I looked into diabetes myself and I'm certain I don't have it--I checked blood sugar on many different occasions and no problem there.

Onto the B12 deficiency, is there any simple test one could administer to himself, just to see if a positive result occurs? Other than the Paxil, I do take a daily B-vitamin complex. I don't think I notice any effect on my health problems, though. I have heard that B12 in particular is best absorbed sublingually. So if my gut is broken from IBS/possible candida, maybe I can't absorb b-vitamins through my gut? Possible?
[QUOTE=Bill Zenith;3760515]Thanks for all the responses. I'm glad to see this board is still active.

Unfortunately, though, I don't have health insurance at the moment. So it looks like an MRI, EEG, cat scan and so on are unlikely.

I don't think I have the paper with the tests I took handy... one thing I know for certain, though, is that B-vitamin levels were tested. Other than that, I just know it was the "average blood work up" for a male in his mid 20s. The doctor's office called back when they got the results, and they said "everything checked out fine." Both a relief and a disappointment.

Yes the gut issues I have are severe. I have frequent pulsing/pulling/pushing sensations in the lower torso. This then leads up through my back and it actually seems "connected" to the head pressure. The interesting thing here is that the head pressure was the first symptom, 4 years ago.

Then the "pulsing gut" slowly started coming on in the 3rd year. As this happened severe constipation, oddly shaped stools started appearing. So now I have all this going on at once, and it's a killer. Yes and also this "fullness" in the lower torso makes me walk oddly, as I said before. As I walk it feels like things move up and down in my lower back. It's very hard to describe this feeling though.

Tingling of extremities happens sometimes, but it seems to not be as bad as it was 1-2 years ago. Odd. I'm not sure I would call it numbness so much as I would call it "lessened skin sensitivity." Maybe.

I looked into diabetes myself and I'm certain I don't have it--I checked blood sugar on many different occasions and no problem there.

Onto the B12 deficiency, is there any simple test one could administer to himself, just to see if a positive result occurs? Other than the Paxil, I do take a daily B-vitamin complex. I don't think I notice any effect on my health problems, though. I have heard that B12 in particular is best absorbed sublingually. So if my gut is broken from IBS/possible candida, maybe I can't absorb b-vitamins through my gut? Possible?[/QUOTE]

HI
Those are pdd stomach problems indeed have you told your doc about it?
Could be related to the constipation ...........

Sadly there is no home test for B12 there are other tests for B12 however that are used in conjuction with the serum they are more sensitive if your levels are low normal they are MMA & Homocysteine they are elevated in defficiency....
If you are unable to absorb B12 tablets are a waste of time you would need sublinguals or shots and sadly a b complex will have very little B12 to address a deficiency.........
Do you take inner health or something like that probiotics?

I wish I could help you further I would really try to see a doc re stomach I dont know much about paxil but is it possible it is attributing to your stomach problems?

I wish you well if you have any more question I am happy to try and answer them for you





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