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Can Vitamins Cause Hallucinations
Vitamins: Vitamins and minerals are vital for us. Even deficient in vitamin B12 may cause impaired cell division to slow down. When this slow impaired cell division occurs, red blood cells are enlarged and are more likely to be destroyed by the immune system. Hence, even vitamin B12 deficiency can cause hallucination apart from gastrointestinal problems as well as neurological problems. ...Read more
Not reported to: 5-htp is not a vitamin but an Amino Acid which is a precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It has not been reported to cause headaches to the best of my knowledge. I can't say it is impossible that it could cause headaches but if so this is very rare and unreported. ...Read more
B12 deficiency: Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause many problems, including anemia (along with folate (folic acid) deficiency); fatigue; weakness; weight loss; and neurological changes like numbness & tingling extremities, trouble with balance, and confusion, depression & dementia. The latter 2 can produce cognitive changes including trouble w/memory. Workup of this includes checking B12 & folate (folic acid) levels -- your doc can help! ...Read more
Do you think so?: If you felt they could be the cause and you stopped using them and the stickiness went away i would listen to your body and conclude that the pills had some role especially if resuming their use the same symptom came back. If you stopped and started 3 times and this always happened that would be fairly convincing. This is called a single subject research design, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad diet, indoors: It is rare to have low vitamin a in the usa as even limited diets contain enough of this vitamin to meet the body's needs. Vitamin d however is dependent partially on diet and also on sunlight so low vitamin d is common and it is reasonable to supplement this with 2000-4000 units of d3 per day especially in poorly lit climates like seattle and alaska. ...Read more
Depends: Many things can cause malabsorption, including: gastric bypass surgery, celiac disease, non-celiac wheat sensitivity, genetic differences in certain transporters, hypothyroidism causing insufficient gastric acid, other problems causing insufficient gastric acid, intestinal dysbiosis, etc. ...Read more
Syndrome: It more of a syndrome than a disease and it's calked malabsorption. It's calked malabsorption. It is caused by the intestines inability to properly absorb nutrients. It can happen when a lot of the bowel has been surgically removed and it can happen from diseases line cancer. It doesn't happen in healthy people. ...Read more
Depends: I think the problem may possibly have been caused by you not taking the active form of b6. When the inactive form is taken, there is a rate limiting factor in conversion, resulting in a relative deficiency of the active form. This can result in neuropathy. It is possible that taking the active form, pyridoxal 5 phosphate, may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I often times get a headache and have hot flashes after taking my morning vitamin. What could cause this?
Take with food: Try to take your vitamins with food or after food. ...Read more
Is prenatal vitamin causes gain weight? I notice since i take it i started to eat a lot and gain weight. Not prego.
Also on my belov question,i use milk thisle with B group vitamins 5 caps per day,in the last week maybee thats the cause?
I just took my prenatal vitamin and my whole body turned bright red. What In the vitamin would cause this? Also I have taken this before y now?
Coincidence: If you have been taking the vitamin without problem, this may not be related to it. If it keeps happening, you should stop and consult your MD. ...Read more
Is there a common cause for erectile disfunction in men age 37? If so is there a suggested vitamin or other form of over-the-counter medicine?
Find cause first: There are many causes of er. These range from vascular, metabolic/hormonal, psychological as well as others. You may want to visit your primary care doctor to get a diagnosis. ...Read more
I was prescribed 50, 000 iu of vitamin d2 for deficiency. Is this safe? I read something about high doses can cause hardening of the organs and death?
Big dose less effect: Many physicians prefer a daily dose of 5, 000-8, 000 iu of vitamin d3. A once weekly dose of 50, 000 iu is safe, but not as helpful due to poor absorption of a single dose of 50, 000 iu. Once 25 hydroxy vitamin d levels reach 60 - 80, the daily dose (5, 000-8, 000 iu) is usually cut in half and the patient followed to ensure the new dose is able to maintain therapeutic vitamin d levels. ...Read more
My iron is a little low - 10.9- it usually runs around 12. Is this cause for concern or might it fluctuate? I started a multiple vitamin with iron to help.
Anemia: There isn't much iron in a daily multiple vitamin. You might want to add ferrous gluconate which is a higher level of iron twice-daily. There should be an explanation as to why you are anemic so see your dr. For a workup. Anemia can be a sign of a serious illness so be sure and get checked. ...Read more
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