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Complete list of symptoms of a vitamin b12 deficiency

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not Always: The progression of neurologic complications is generally gradual. They are not always reversible with treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, especially ... Read More
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
B 12 deficiency: Partially reversible. If neurological symptoms are advanced and long-standing, then reversal will not happen. It is essential to prevent B12 deficie... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
B12 deficiency: Mental confusion, headaches, impulsivity, paranoia, pins & needles in extremeties, balance problems.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Correct diagnosis?: B12 deficiency can cause spinal cord (subacute combined degeneration) or peripheral nerve problems , but usually is treatable with B12 injections.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
As a matter of fact yes: I cannot go into the complex details, but I had two young patient's years ago, both of whom had elevated blood levels of vitamin B12. But both of the... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Not similar!: These diseases can coexist, but their symptoms are not similar!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
B12: Blood work should be low with elevated methylmelonic acid level.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: They have overlapping symptoms. Best to do now is to replace the b12 which is easily done. Once level is normal, you can take b12 def off the table an... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Days: Most patients I've treated for true B12 deficiency felt dramatically better within days, even before anemia was completely corrected.
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