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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?

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?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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?

Muscle spasms: Depending on the duration of symptoms, you our may consider asking your physician for electro diagnostic studies (EMG test). This study may reveal underlying nerve damage leading to your symptoms. ...Read more

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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 completed a 3 month injection course for B12 deficiency (108). I still get tired easily, leg muscles feel weak and achy. CBC values normal.?

More than B12: Look for some cause revealed by your history, your general physical exam, and your labs. Include some observations about your overall level of conditioning, and the possibility of peripheral neuropathy needs to be raised again. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, have headaches, numbness in extremities, and painless muscle twitching. Vit. B12 deficiency?

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

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What does B12 deficiency cause?

What does B12 deficiency cause?

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

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How do I improve my B12 deficiency?

How do I improve my B12 deficiency?

Monthly B12: Injections. Tablets can also supplement daily. But the source of your deficient level should be discussed with your internist. ...Read more

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B12 deficiency cause pts become aggrasive?

B12 deficiency cause pts become aggrasive?

May be: Vit B12 plays important role in normal functioning of brain and nervous system. Deficiency is known to cause cognitive impairment and behavior disturbances in elderly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have B12 deficiency is this bad?

What to do if I have B12 deficiency is this bad?

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

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What to expect if my current state of B12 deficiency persists?

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

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Should strenuos exercise be avoided if one has B12 deficiency?

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

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What to do if I have B12 deficiency, this is not that bad is it?

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

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Could hemochromatosis cause B12 deficiency?

Could hemochromatosis cause B12 deficiency?

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

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Why might ldh be elevated in B12 deficiency?

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

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What are signs and symptoms of B12 deficiency?

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

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B12 deficiency. I take cobalamin. Should I be taking Methylcobalam instead?

B12 deficiency. I take cobalamin. Should I be taking Methylcobalam instead?

Methylcobalamin best: 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

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Can neuropathy from a B12 deficiency be reversed?

Can neuropathy from a B12 deficiency be reversed?

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

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Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause migraines?

Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause migraines?

B12: B12 deficiency is associated with neuropathies and non-specific neurological symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, depression, and psychosis. It is not associated with migraine headaches, per se. ...Read more

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Is B12 deficiency caused by cervical cancer?

Usually Not: Here is a good review on cervical cancer

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/cervical-cancer. ...Read more

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Can a B12 deficiency disrupt your menstrual cycle?

Can a B12 deficiency disrupt your menstrual cycle?

B12 and Menstrual: There is no direct affect of B12 deficiency and irregular menses; however, often one deficiency of a nutrient, vitamin, or mineral is associated with others making it difficult to pinpoint cause and affect. ...Read more

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How common is vitamin B12 deficiency in the elderly?

How common is vitamin B12 deficiency in the elderly?

Quite common: Underlying malnutritions, medications, strophic gastritis &dietary preferences will play a role. Important to diagnose since it treatable easily. ...Read more

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Will a vitamin B12 deficiency lead to low hemoglobin?

Will a vitamin B12 deficiency lead to low hemoglobin?

Yes: It will lead to a macrocytic (large blood cell) hypochromic (low hemoglobin) type of anemia. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 deficiency causes itching, what can I do?

Vitamin B12 deficiency causes itching, what can I do?

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

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What are signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

What are signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

B12 deficiency: Mental confusion, headaches, impulsivity, paranoia, pins & needles in extremeties, balance problems. ...Read more

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Calcium blood tests can they also spot vit B12 deficiency?

Calcium blood tests can they also spot vit B12 deficiency?

No: Tests for calcium and B12 are different. The tests can be done on the same sample of blood, if ordered by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is anemia from B12 deficiency a life-threatening condition?

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

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Might the lack of crescent moon on my nails mean a B12 deficiency?

Might the lack of crescent moon on my nails mean a B12 deficiency?

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

Muscle (Definition)

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


Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency (Definition)

Occurs when there is a lack of absorption or intake from diet. Symptoms can ...Read more