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can vitamin b12 deficiency cause headaches

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
B12: B12 deficiency is associated with neuropathies and non-specific neurological symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, depression, and psychosis. It is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, but b vitamins are important for healthy organ development in early pregnancy. It is important to take supplemental folic acid, and consider a b c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not at all likely: Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeabl ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
If not treated: B-12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy, problems with spinal cord dysfnctn (poor vibration and position sensations), and cognitive problems t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Links:: 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency 2) http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12 3) http://chriskresser.C ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Required by nerves: This co-factor is needed by the nerves to stay healthy. Each nerve cell has a self repair system that relies on a variety of nutrients in our diet to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: The symptoms of B12 deficiency can be quite subtle, but GI upset, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, etc do occur. Sore tongue, weakness, and neuro ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Energy Loss +: Loss of energy in addition to others that you can read on this link: 1) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-cause ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: In the early 19th century, scientists noted weakness and numbness with B12 deficiency. Recently, B12 has been shown to upregulate neurotrophic factor ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: No. It cannot.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: Many deficiencies of vitamins or minerals or Amino Acids can eventually manifest as fatigue. Some of the more common ones are b-12, magnesium, vitamin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Nope: Not a side effect of gabapentin
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Don't assume it did: Iron deficiency is always serious and the cause needs to be found; once found, it needs to be addressed if possible and the iron replaced. Headaches a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience Neurology
Yes, Absolutely!!: Folic acid is a critical co-factor in key neurochemical reactions in the brain in many different neurological pathways. Thus, yes, it can definitely c ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Only psychologically: It has a very powerful placebo effect. It is often STILL used for that in people who don't have any reason to take it. They report increased well bein ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Generally not but if: B12 deficiency is relatively common and if mild, often cause no symptoms. If deficiency is chronic and more severe, anemia may develop, fatigue, irrit ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibility: Vitamin deficiencies such as b12, folate (folic acid) can cause anemia and sometimes leukopenia. I would recommend that you confer with your md about ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Rarely: It is a rare symptom of significantly low vitamin d levels.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, but: It is rare that B12 deficiency will cause only depression, and nothing else. There is a long list of symptoms that go with B12 deficiency (anemia, fa ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Vitamin D can help: W/mood but is not a major cause of depression. Make sure you take enough. Your doc can measure your levels. Low b 12 is not the cause of suicidal t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
I am not: Aware of any association between iron supplementation and migraine headaches.

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