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Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis

Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis

Can you clarify?: B12 deficiency can cause all sorts of neurological symptoms including problems with memory and focus; and so can a head injury. But severe B12 deficiency will also cause many other problems not associated with head trauma, including things like anemia or peripheral nerve issues. ...Read more

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Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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I'm pre menopause+b12 deficiency.getting injections.i feel lightheaded.pins and needles in my fingertips and face goes numb skin feels tight.doc knows?

I'm pre menopause+b12 deficiency.getting injections.i feel lightheaded.pins and needles in my fingertips and face goes numb skin feels tight.doc knows?

B12 related: b12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy and common symptom of this is tingling or numbness especially in fingers and toes Also b12 low can cause anemia which can cause fatigue or lightheaded If b12 injections don't resolve symptoms other evaluation may be needed ...Read more

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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? Im 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? Im 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

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I am having giddiness problem from last 2. Years.At times it becomes extreme.I consulted apollo hospital they told I have B12 deficiency.Pls help?

B12 causes: There are many causes of B12 deficiency, it can be from the stomach or the intestines. Please get a full evaluation to find the cause of the B12 deficiency. Some parasites cause B12 deficiency as well. Before treatment it done, its important to know the proper cause. ...Read more

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Can cognitive problems from B12 deficiency be permanent? How can I know the extent of damage?

Can cognitive problems from B12 deficiency be permanent? How can I know the extent of damage?

maybe: I believe your best bet is to consult with a neurologist and then perhaps comprehensive psychological testing to determine the full extent of your cognitive abilities. Make sure they communicate with each other, and then have your neurologist guide your follow up. ...Read more

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I have b12 deficiency.i get injections every 3 months.im due my ijection in 2 week the bottom of my neck feels uncomfortable is that a thyroid problem?

I have b12 deficiency.i get injections every 3 months.im due my ijection in 2 week the bottom of my neck feels uncomfortable is that a thyroid problem?

Hard to say: As it's possibly thyroid related but just as likely that it's non-thyroid related too. Without more information about the exact nature of the problem and likely at least an examination it may be difficult to better guide you. This may be an issue that is best addressed with your doctor in person. ...Read more

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How long does it take for vitamin b12 deficiency to cause permanent damage?Is it possible to reverse?26 years old with 5 years of cognitive problems

How long does it take for vitamin b12 deficiency to cause permanent damage?Is it possible to reverse?26 years old with 5 years of cognitive problems

Part reversible: Peripheral nerve damage is generally reversible and damage to central nervous system is usually not. Unless you have been a strict vegan, had stomach or small intestinal resection, Crohn disease for years, tape worm a few other things, it is unlikely that your disease is due to B12 deficiency. It would be prudent to consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 deficiency cause brain and nerve problems?

Does vitamin B12 deficiency cause brain and nerve problems?

Yes: In the early 19th century, scientists noted weakness and numbness with B12 deficiency. Recently, B12 has been shown to upregulate neurotrophic factors (chemicals [cytokines] that help nerve cells grow) & downregulate neurotoxic factors (chemicals that break down nerve cells). In other words, B12 helps nerve cells grow and prevents their destruction by naturally occurring brain chemicals. ...Read more

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Problem concerning vitamin B12 deficiency. They wont give me shot without lab proof?

Problem concerning vitamin B12 deficiency. They wont give me shot without lab proof?

Why?: I give B12 shots without measuring levels. There can never be too much vitamin B12 for the body. I don't agree with the decision to measure your levels. After all, the 5 hour energy drink is loaded with B12 and no one measures their levles before drinking it. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 deficiency or a congenital B12 absorption problem cause my 10 year old to still be wetting his pants?

Can vitamin B12 deficiency or a congenital B12 absorption problem cause my 10 year old to still be wetting his pants?

Rarely: Vitamin b12 deficiency would cause bed wetting problem due to bladder incontinence, hopefully repleting its stores in the body would reverse neurologic problems associated with the deficiency ...Read more

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How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.

How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.

B12/thyroid: They are different but may share some symptoms. Both have more than 1 cause for dysfunction, both can be due to autoimmune disease, hashimoto's thyroiditis and pernicious anemia. Antibodies cause problems for each condition. B12 def can give numbness in feet and legs, later causing dementia if untreated. Hypothyroidism has many symptoms: fatigue, depression, poor reflexes, skin changes, etc. ...Read more

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Can b12 cause thyroid problem or can thyroid problem cause b12 deficiency.I'm b12 deficiency since December 2014. Today I feel weak,lightheaded etc?

Can b12 cause thyroid problem or can thyroid problem cause b12 deficiency.I'm b12 deficiency since December 2014. Today I feel weak,lightheaded etc?

No: B12 deficiency is often seen in vegetarians as well as those with low stomach acid levels. Taking over the counter Methylated. B12 helps. If you feel lightheadedness, you should see your physician right away to get checked for possible anemia from B12 or iron deficiency. You can also get your thyroid hormone levels checked as well. Drink lots of water and take B complex vitamins with breakfast ...Read more

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I have calcium deficiency and vitamin B12 deficiency due to which I have knee problems too?

I have calcium deficiency and vitamin B12 deficiency due to which I have knee problems too?

Ask your DR about: The causes of your deficiency. Are there any pituitary , stomach, intestinal, kidney , autoimmune conditions that contribute to these? Ask about the diagnosis of your knee pain-?Arthritis, tendinitis etc . Any weight problem that contributes to your knee condition ? Finding the root cause will help in the treatment and management. Bless u! ...Read more

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B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, and gastrointestinal problems. Doc put me on tecta. Should i take it? I feel he should send me for endoscopy.He'snot

B12 deficiency,  hypothyroidism,  and gastrointestinal problems. Doc put me on tecta. Should i take it? I feel he should send me for endoscopy.He'snot

Ask your dr. again: Is your dr. Prescribing tecta for h. Pylori? Tecta is a proton pump inhibitor which can worsen B12 absorption, so you may not need it. A thin stomach lining and a lack of meat, dairy and eggs in your diet may cause B12 deficiency. Hypothyroidism has been assoc. W/ B12 shortage also. It is good to be evaluated and treated for both conditions. You may benefit from B12 injections. ...Read more

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I m pure veg I have B12 deficiency. I have took 4 injection weekly based. Bt i still feel tiredness headache. I have laughing gas problem, memory los?

re-evaluate: You may have other deficiencies like vitamin d3, taurine, zinc, or iron. Eat lots of organic colorful vegetables and fresh fruits and use beans and slow grains like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat groats, soaked for 8 hours, rinsed then cooked for protein and to keep blood sugar stable. Have 2 t of flaxseeds a day for essential fatty acids. Eat 6 small meals a day. ...Read more

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Having problems with my stomach rlq. Ct shows large appendix but no infection or inflammation what could it be? Recently diagnosed with B12 deficiency

Having problems with my stomach rlq. Ct shows large appendix but no infection or inflammation what could it be? Recently diagnosed with B12 deficiency

Ileum: There is a valve which connect the small bowel to the large bowel called the ileocecal valve. You could have a spasm there that would not show up on scan. B12 defiency could be an absorption problem. You should see a good GI doc. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of severe B12 deficiency/pernicious anemia but also derealization, brain damage, and heart problems could these occur from the B12 def.?

Yes except heart: B12 deficiency can cause a variety of neurological symptoms including "derealization"; it can adversely affect brain function but that damage should be reversible. It can cause high homocysteine which increases risk of cardiovascular disease ; anemia puts stress on hearts, but it should not directly cause heart problems i someone your age. See http://bit.Ly/1hlbiaz. ...Read more

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Help! can B12 deficiency run in families?

Help! can B12 deficiency run in families?

Possible: The B12 deficiency from lack of the cofactor for absorption from the stomach could "run in families". ...Read more

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Is light headedness connected with vit B12 deficiency?

Is light headedness connected with vit B12 deficiency?

Yes, but...: Vitamin B12 deficiency is surprisingly common and becomes more common as we age. It can cause dozens of different symptoms including lightheadedness, but there are many other possible causes of lightheadedness, so this deserves further evaluation. See www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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