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B12 Deficiency Muscle Cramps
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
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
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
I have a vitamin B12 deficiency with leg cramps and anterior shin splint. Will it get cured forever or not. Will I be able to jog henceforth?
Probably: Leg cramping is due to venous disease (venous incompetence), heavy exercise, prolonged standing/working on legs, low potassium, calcium, magnesium. Vit B12 def can cause neurological symptoms like numbness/tingling, but has no bearing on cramping. Shin splint is muscle strain of anterior/posterior tibialis muscle from overuse. After rest/rehab you may resume jogging. ...Read more
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?
I feel very weak. I cant do any excercise beacuse my of muscle cramps. I have vit deficiency of vit d, and low hb. I also have minor joint pain.
Workup needed: You should ideally have comprehensive testing done by a good physician, to rule out parasites, celiac or gluten sensitivity, and test for micronutrient deficiencies. A free way to see if gluten may be the issue is go gluten free for several months and see what happens. You may also be magnesium and potassium deficient. ...Read more
Just found out I have vitamin d and B12 deficiency. Is this y I've felt so bad, weak, and weird lately?
Maybe, ...: Or not. If your symptoms resolve, then it might be due to deficiency of nutrients. (although it can take a while for symptoms to go away with treatment of deficiencies) if you still have symptoms after replenishing your vitamin stores, keep looking for other causes. ...Read more
29 yr male. Sr creatinine 0.9 last yr. Now 1.1.UrineAnalysis normal. Ultrasound fine. BUN12.No bp/diabetes. Had vitd&b12 deficiency (3mnths).Y this increase?
Insignificant: This is normal lab variation. Repeat it and you're likely to see it fluctuate around 1.0 +/- 0.2. It reflects your state of hydration at the moment of the test and normal variation in the laboratory performing the test. Serum creatinine does not have the precision of an atomic clock! BTW both of your numbers reflect NORMAL glomerular filtration rate which is what creatinine approximates. ...Read more
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
Yes: Vitamin B 12 is used inside the cell and is the reason why measuring vitamins in the blood does not give you an answer that is practical. ...Read more
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I have a B12 low of 236 symptoms of B12 deficiency and a ferritin of 44. Could this be B12 deficiency?
Anemia is main: There are many symptoms of B12 deficiency. The most prominent is a type of anemia where your red blood cells are decreased in number, increased in size, and decreased in color. Since they are not normal, they do not carry oxygen like they're supposed to. As B12 deficiency worsens, the anemia gets worse and you get weaker and sicker. You also have trouble with thinking and brain function, etc.. ...Read more
"burning tongue": The tingling tongue is similar to the common complaint of "burning tongue." this is an inflammatory condition of the tongue that is possibly caused by chemical irritants such as those in hot spices, or thermal irritation from food or drink that was at too high a temperature. Acid reflux can also cause chemical irritation of the tongue. ...Read more
Hermesh et al published in 1988 about 20% of an ocd group having unusually low levels of b12. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/3176999
there was another report by sharma & biswas, 2012 - a cae of a middle-aged man with ocd, low serum b12, and a + family hx of B12 deficiency who responded to B12 replacement.
I would definitely get that level, as well as a methylmalonic acid level, checked. ...Read more
Yes: If you have pernicious anemia with your vitamin B12 deficiency, you can have nervous system problems that can include incontinence and muscle spasms which can affect sleep. Treatment with intramuscular injections of vitamin B12 can help. If you have a mild deficiency but not pernicious anemia, it is less likely that sleep will be affected. ...Read more
Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 deficiency is cured by the administration of vitamin b12. The issue is how to adminster the vitamin which requires an intact stomach with a functioning chemical called intrinsic factor and an functioning distal terminal ileum. If these aren't functioning (your clinician will review this with you) then the vitamin can be administered by monthly injections of B12 rather than by the oral. ...Read more
Yes.: Pernicious anemia is the most common reason for unexpected B12 deficiency. Lack of B12 can cause both anemia and neurological damage. The latter includes numbness, gait problems, and dementia. The neurological findings can occur before there is any anemia, or vice versa. The anemia will reverse with treatment. The neurologic problems may not correct completely with B12 treatment. ...Read more
No: B12 deficiency can cause megaloblastic anemia, sensory ataxia, sub-cortical dementia and neuropathy, but not cause obstructive, central or mixed sleep apnea. (at least not directly) Pulmonary hypertension can be exacerbated by severe anemia, but generally speaking B12 deficincy does not go undiagnosed long enough to produce significant anemia to contribute to this uncommon cause of OSA ...Read more
Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)
A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle (s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more