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B12 Deficiency And Muscle Spasms
Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
I'm having muscle spasm in right side of my body. I had severe B12 deficiency, being treated for past six months. Is there any relation or not?
Muscle spasms: Possibly not related. However, severe low b 12 levels can cause spinal cord disorder (subacute combined degeneration) superimposed with nerves malfunctioning. The resultant weakness and postural problems can cause muscle spasms as a result. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
All of my muscles and joints shake tremble when moving them. I've had b12 deficiency for four years, just started injections. What can be done to improve?
Recently completed a 3 month injection course for B12 deficiency (108). I still get tired easily, leg muscles feel weak and achy. CBC values normal.?
Recently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, have headaches, numbness in extremities, and painless muscle twitching. Vit. B12 deficiency?
It's possible.: Your symptoms, esp. The extremity numbness, could be due to vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is absorbed primarily in the last portion of the small intestine, which is commonly affected by Crohn's. It is a simple blood test to check B12 levels. Since chronic deficiency can cause irreversible problems, you should get checked out immediately, and have B12 replacement if needed. Don't delay! ...Read more
Anemia: The most common complication of B12 deficiency is anemia. Pernicious anemia, which is an autoimmune process that can cause profound B12 deficiency, is associated also with neurologic symptoms such as weakness/numbness/tingling, memory problems, personality changes. The tongue can become shiny and sore. Symptoms respond to vitamin B12 supplementation, frequently injections if pernicious anemia. ...Read more
Pernicious Anemia: Vitamin B12 is crucial for the formation of red blood cells, as well as the good functioning and health of nerve tissue. A definciency in this vitamin can lead to anemia and the associated symptoms of fatigue, aches, malaise, etc. It is often treatable with replacement of the vit b-12 and laboratory monitoring. Best wishes. ...Read more
B12 injections: B 12 deficiency can be easily treated with injections of b12. Once a month is more than enough, less frequent may be adequate, but at least twice a year. If you get treatment, you should not have issues from B12 deficiency, though the reason for why you have deficiency should also be addressed. ...Read more
Not necessarily: First of all, its not too difficult to up your B12 even if you are a vegan, you can take it sublingually. Second, I think the bigger problem is the paresthesias, and pain. Those will inhibit exercise more than the B12 deficiency. ...Read more
Pernicious anemia: Vitamin B12 is crucial for the formation of red blood cells, as well as the good functioning and health of nerve tissue. A definciency in this vitamin can lead to anemia and the associated symptoms of fatigue, aches, malaise, etc. It is often treatable with replacement of the vit b-12 and laboratory monitoring. Best wishes. ...Read more
Possibly indirectly: The principle treatment for iron overload due to hereditary hemochromatosis is phlebotomy--removing blood/red blood cells. Other important nutrients such as B12 and folic acid are also removed. Many hematologists recommend supplementing vitamins B12, B6 & folic acid to help support the blood when a patient is receiving regular phlebotomy. A daily multivitamin/mineral is a good place to start. ...Read more
RBC breakdown: Ldh enzyme (subtype 4h) is very abundant in red blood cells and heart muscle. In vit B12 deficiency there is high destruction of red cells in the bone marrow and in the blood vessels. As rbcs ruptures they release their inner content into the blood stream and this causing elevation of ldh levels in the bloodstream. ...Read more
B12 Deficiency: B12 deficiency can lead to anemia, with symptoms of fatigue, tiredness and exercise related shortness of breath. Neurological symptoms include numbness, parasthesias (tingling of hand and feet), decreased reflexes, ataxia (difficulty walking). Psychiatric symptoms include dementia, personality changes, psychosis, and impaired memory. ...Read more
You must be taking cyanocobalamin (most common) or hydroxocobalamin. These are both effective but methylcobalamin has some significant advantages and is the optimal form to take if possible.
See http://centraldrugsrx. Com/doctorblog/comments/brief-comparison-of-the-three-formulations-of-vitamin-b12
and http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html for more information. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the severity and length of time you have had the deficiency. If it was caught and corrected very early, then yes, it should improve. The longer you have the deficiency and the more damage done, the less likely it will improve. Nerves grow extremely slow and the repair can occur over such a long time you barely notice it happening. I how this answer helps! ...Read more
Decisive treatment: Don't know if it's the cause of your itch, if you are B12 deficient, either from an ill-advised experiment with a vegetarian lifestyle without supplementation, or pernicious anemia or harboring a fish tapeworm, you had better start getting supplemented now and continuing or you are going to end up with brain damage. Forgive my frankness, and I hope your physician made this clear as well. ...Read more
Not if treated: It takes a very long time for you to get near death from B12 deficiency. The treatment is so simple and effective, why chance it? ...Read more
It might but...: I searched & found sites claiming lack of lunula indicate B12 deficiency but have found no objective evidence to support this- it may be true for some but there is no proof. Others say it means hypothyroidism or poor circulation. I don't think anyone knows for sure! See http://www. Healingwell. Com/community/default. Aspx? F=30&m=1630799 & http://www. Normanallan. Com/med/askdr/finger. Html#moons. ...Read more
B12: Blood work should be low with elevated methylmelonic acid level. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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