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Numbness, postural tremors weakness fatigue. Is this multiple sclerosis? Mri of brain and spine normal, hyperreflexia. Low B12 and sjogren's syndrome.

Numbness, postural tremors weakness fatigue. Is this multiple sclerosis? Mri of brain and spine normal, hyperreflexia. Low B12 and sjogren's syndrome.

Explanation: You mention two issues, and at age 23, am surprised at this combination, but b-12 deficiency can result in peripheral nerve and spinal cord problems which may explain many of your symptoms. Sjogren's can mimic ms and also cause a small fibre neuropathy which could explain additional issues. Do not need an ms explanation here, as doubtful you have that also. Suggest neurology eval. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency (Definition)

B12 deficiency can be due to a lack of absorption or intake from diet. Since B12 is primarily found in animal products (e.g., dairy, egg, meat, etc.) vegetarians are more at risk. A deficiency is suspected when rbcs increase in size (e.g., high MCV and/or MCH in cbc) and can cause megaloblastic anemia. Symptoms can include fatigue and neuropathy. It is best corrected with ...Read more


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How do I know if I have multiple sclerosis or vitamin deficiency?

How do I know if I have multiple sclerosis or vitamin deficiency?

See your doctor: When evaluating for ms, your doctor will check for b-12 and vitamin d deficiencies, and these may all co-exist. The diagnosis is further ruled in or out by MRI films and even spinal fluid analysis. Raise these concerns with your neurologist and pursue the diagnoses. ...Read more

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Multiple sclerosis may be caused by vitamin d deficiency , why the doctor prescribe corticosteroid ? That have anti-vitamin d .

Multiple sclerosis may be caused by vitamin d deficiency , why the doctor prescribe corticosteroid ? That have anti-vitamin d .

Causes of MS: It is not right to think vitamin D deficiency causes MS, but it seems a healthy level of vitamin D helps to prevent symptoms of MS in some people. There are several reports about this, some clinical trials are in progress. Corticosteroid medicine is often used temporarily to stop relapses of MS. It's effects on vitamin D are not relevant, the benefits of using it for a short time are better. ...Read more

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If one has multiple sclerosis, is it common to get another immune defiency, large goiter in my neck?

If one has multiple sclerosis, is it common to get another immune defiency, large goiter in my neck?

Misinformed: 1. People with ms do not have immune deficiency. Rather, their immune systems are over-active. Ms is felt to be an autoimmune disease. 2. Thyroid diseases, including goiter, are common among women; there may be a slight increase among persons with ms but this is debatable. 3. Goiter is not a symptom of nor is caused by immune deficiency. ...Read more

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What foods has vitamin b12.If its to big a question what site should I go to look it all up.I have vitamin B12 Deficiency.I'm getting injections?

What foods has vitamin b12.If its to big a question what site should I go to look it all up.I have vitamin B12 Deficiency.I'm getting injections?

Injection best way: Vitamin B12 is present in animal proteins, including dairy. However, people deficient in B12 usually have problems absorbing B12, even when their dietary intake is normal. Injection bypasses the intestine and provides a sure way of getting enough B12 in the body. It is an essential vitamin, so stay with injections. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with vitamin B12 Deficiency.I'm now getting injections 1 every week for 5 weeks then 1 every 3 months. Its for life to?

Yes: This is for keeps unless it turns out you have one of the rare causes of reversible malabsorption. Be thankful. In the Bad Old Days, B12 deficiency guaranteed a slow, miserable, suffocating death from anemia, with only the brain damage perhaps making it more bearable. I cannot overemphasize the seriousness of complying with your injections, and how glad I am this was caught early. ...Read more

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I'm B12 deficiency.getting injections I can't absorb vitamin b12.what else can I do or buy myself to help. Please there must be other things I can do.

Coordinate what you: do w/your doc. You can take sublingual B12 tablets. They melt under the tongue and go into your bloodstream and bypass your gut. Your body will absorb more B12 this way than by swallowing capsules. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm B12 deficiency.got 5 injections.next 1 is April 8th.how long before B12 sysptoms get better.i also have pre menopause. Thanks for answering.

I'm B12 deficiency.got 5 injections.next 1 is April 8th.how long before B12 sysptoms get better.i also have pre menopause. Thanks for answering.

B12: Over what period of time did you have 5 injections? Did they help at any time? Did your doctor tell you how long it would take to feel better? These and any other items need to be brought to the attention of your prescribing doctor and change in treatment or additional medication may be better. ...Read more

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Is it true that vit B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage ? I have 80 pg/ml levels since 1 year.I'm now orally taking b12.

Is it true that vit B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage ? I have 80 pg/ml levels since 1 year.I'm now orally taking b12.

I recommend SL: You want to keep your B12 level above 350. 1.2 mg sublingually is cheap and generally effective. The problem with B12 is absorbing it 99 percent of the time. ...Read more

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I'm b12 deficiency I get injection every 8 weeks.my folic acid is 6.0.i take Folic acid myself 0.4mg should I take more than 1 a day.

I'm b12 deficiency I get injection every 8 weeks.my folic acid is 6.0.i take Folic acid myself 0.4mg should I take more than 1 a day.

Yes: There is recent evidence that folic acid levels should normally be higher than the current standards. Taking 1.0 mg. tablet of folic acid would be approrpirate. ...Read more

Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more