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A blood test showed that i'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

A blood test showed that i'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

B12: this low will likely cause dementia, spinal cord degeneration and peripheral neuropathy. Keep your level above 550 for the rest of your life. Recovery takes about a year in a young person. I suggest you take liquid sublingual weekly for 3 months then bi weekly thereafter. Its important to check a level after you cut back to twice a month. Use 1 1/2 dropper and hold it under the tongue for 30 sec. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Can I take vitamin B12 while pregnant?

Can I take vitamin B12 while pregnant?

Yes: Yes, but be reasonable. A good thing to take is a prenatal vitamin. If you take that and a balanced diet, you will be fine. Babies need certain amounts of vitamins, but not mega-doses. Ask you ob-gyn what a good pnv is, as they likely have all kinds of samples from various drug reps. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a safe amount of iron and vitamin B12 to take when pregnant?

Anyone know what is a safe amount of iron and vitamin B12 to take when pregnant?

B12 is safe: Any amount of b 12 is safe since excess is eliminated-but more than contained in a prenatal vitamin is wasted some iron is advisable and again any amount is safe since only a small portion is absorbed. A practical dose for most patients is the usual prenatal vitamin once daily and one additional iron pill after a later meal. ...Read more

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Will a vitamin B12 deficiency keep me from carrying to term? Had 2 miscarriages, pregnant again. 3Rd since September.

Easy treatment: Vitamin B12 deficiency can be easily treated with injections with the vitamin. To be safe, your doctor may give you monthly injections. ...Read more

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My wife was also given vitamin B12 shots for B12 deficiency (169pg/ml) during her 7th week of pregnancy. Any comments on the course of treatment.

My wife was also given vitamin B12 shots for B12 deficiency (169pg/ml) during her 7th week  of pregnancy. Any comments on the course of treatment.

Treat aggressively: Low B12 in early pregnancy significantly increases risk of neural tube defects, a serious birth defect. If this was my patient i'd give injections of methylcobalamin (not cyanocobalamin) 1000 mcg every day until levels come up ; test to make sure your baby was not already affected. See http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/news/20090302/birth-defects-linked-to-low-vitamin-b12 ; http://bit.Ly/jxwxd2. ...Read more

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How do folate, (folic acid) vitamin B12 and iron help in pregnancy for mom and baby?

How do folate, (folic acid) vitamin B12 and iron help in pregnancy for mom and baby?

Several benefits: Folate (folic acid) cuts back on fetal spina bifida risk, possibly heart defect, and, in some genetically susceptible people, can improve homosistein levels and coagulation errors. ...Read more

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I have chrons can I take vitamin b12?

I have chrons can I take vitamin b12?

Yes: In fact, it might be a good idea. Crohn's patients who do not have good control may have trouble absorbing B12 in the termal ileum. Your physician is a good guide here. ...Read more

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Can i take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Can i take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Should not: Be a problem. Will give you folate (folic acid) and cover all the building blocks for blood cell production. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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