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Offline Lindsay2427

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Vit B12 low
« on: April 17, 2014, 09:12:40 PM »
I just got my blood work results back and everything was picture perfect ezcept my vitamin B12 was "low/normal" with a level of 607. Normal was 650. Doctor says just take an extra vit B12 supplement but of course I googled and I'm worried why its low? Last year my vitamin D was low  and now after supplants its picture perfect at 49. It was 19. I'm freaking out over my Vitamin B12 now! I even take a multivitamin.
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Re: Vit B12 low
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 09:50:27 PM »
I have low B12 and take an injection every 6 weeks. It's been that way for over 10 years
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Re: Vit B12 low
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 10:22:22 PM »
Are you vegetarian?  Good sources are meat, eggs, milk, cheese, and fish.  Your level wasn't drastically low---it was just about normal.  Don't let it worry you; keep in mind HA makes a person think of the worst case scenario when there is actually nothing to worry about :)
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Re: Vit B12 low
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 10:33:41 PM »
No big deal.
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Re: Vit B12 low
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 12:36:42 AM »








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Re: Vit B12 low
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 07:17:41 AM »
I'm going to go buy a bottle of B12 and start taking the. Today. It's very intetesting to read the side effects of low B12. I have never had any of them however then are so much like a lot of nuerological symptoms people have on here. It also causes anxiety which I totally have. I know a few anxiety OCD people who swear by B vitamin terapy. I hope just an additional supplement helps. I will ask for a re test in a couple months.
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Re: Vit B12 low
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 11:18:46 AM »
Again, it's best not to research these kinds of things. You think a simple google search will just bring up a little useful information, but invariably it ALWAYS leads to something that sets our anxiety off. Best to just stay away. Your level is BARELY low, and from my experience, chronic stress/anxiety can actually lower these levels, too.

What did your doctor say about the low level? Did the recommend a supplement?
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In case anyone is still confused:  googling your symptoms will cause you to remain in a state of extreme anxiety. Stepping away from the internet is the first step toward lasting peace.

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Re: Vit B12 low
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 11:36:31 AM »
Are you on an SSRI?  These are known to deplete b12.  I take a supplement in the form of an adult gummy vitamin and it has really helped.  Only trouble is not eating the whole bottle...damned things are tasty!
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Re: Vit B12 low
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 12:08:11 PM »
They just told me to take a B12 supplement which I went and bought today. I actually read more and kind out that elevated levels of B12 is actually worse. I hope my additional supplement will help boost my level to normal. The doctor wasn't concerned at all. 
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Re: Vit B12 low
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 12:10:04 PM »
No I am not on any medication. Was proscribed Zoloft Tuesday but haven't taken it yet.
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