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Can vitamin B12 injections cause increased appetite?

Can vitamin B12 injections cause increased appetite?

Only psychologically: It has a very powerful placebo effect. It is often STILL used for that in people who don't have any reason to take it. They report increased well being.. and that would include increased appetite ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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My Vitamin B12 is 335 pg/mL then it says Low: <146 pg/mL I rarely eat cause I dont have a appetite and at times go up to 4 or 5 days w/o food why?

 My Vitamin B12 is 335 pg/mL then it says  Low: <146 pg/mL I rarely eat cause I dont have a appetite and at times go up to 4 or 5 days w/o food why?

Anorexia: Appetite is a complex process mediated by the brain, emotions, metabolic needs, health of the gut & surrounding organs. Lack of weight loss would be good news here. I recommend a visit to your doctor to discuss the circumstances that preceded your anorexia & that may contribute to its persistence. Simple testing is appropriate. Of note, your B12 level is normal. ...Read more

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High folic acid 24ng b12 normal having body pain loss of appetite is it due to high folic acid what does it mean high folic may mask haemotoloic effec?

High folic acid 24ng b12 normal having body pain loss of appetite is it due to high folic acid what does it mean high folic may mask haemotoloic effec?

Bad test: Serum folate is a poor test as it does not differentiate from natural beneficial folates versus artificial folic acid. The enzyme that metabolizes synthetic folic acid is a slow enzyme in humans but a fast enzyme in rats, so rat studies cannot be used for human health advice. Basically, unmetabolized folic acid ends up floating around and artificially raising serum levels ...Read more

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Have metabolic induced foot drop(b12 deficiency, from a partial gastrectomy), ideas about recovery time? (b12 is helping, also w sleep & appetite.)

Have metabolic induced foot drop(b12 deficiency, from a partial gastrectomy), ideas about recovery time? (b12 is helping, also w sleep & appetite.)

Peripheral Neuropath: You likely have peripheral neuropathy caused by B12 deficiency. This causes death to the axon fibers of the nerve and this can be a long recovery process. It can take up to 24 months for recovery but unfortunately it may not fully recover depending on the extent of initial nerve damage. ...Read more

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Chronic ruq pain, pressure, nauseax3 mo. Sle. Gastro is at a loss. Norm us , mri. Little appetite, weight loss. Night sweats. Enzymes norm. Hi b12?

Chronic ruq pain, pressure, nauseax3 mo.  Sle. Gastro is at a loss. Norm us , mri. Little appetite, weight loss.  Night sweats. Enzymes norm. Hi b12?

HIDA scan: Major inflammation exists ("strep" throat, hepatitis, cancer, lupus, acute heart attack, etc.), signs and symptoms often include fevers, sweats, chills, fatigue, weight loss, and various muscle aches, pains, and weakness.People with lupus may have problems withliver, pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder.Hida scan even if gall bladder normal on us, detects stones not gb function(ruq pain&nausea). ...Read more

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What causes chronic fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, blurred vision and overall achiness. Blood tests..Low vit d/b12, high calcium/pth ?

What causes chronic fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, blurred vision and overall achiness. Blood tests..Low vit d/b12, high calcium/pth ?

Those things can,,,: All the things you mentioned can give you many of those symptoms. Vit B12 deficiency especially can do it. The high PTH is a concern also as it can mean a possible adenoma, so it would be smart to see your doctor for therapy to correct your deficiencies and find out why the ca/pth is high. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is 244 low in b12?

Is 244 low in b12?

Absolutely!: ideal b12 levels are above 1500 in blood. often times I will recommend that people take shots or very high levels of vitamin b12 10,000 mcg if they are less than 500. It can make a huge difference in energy, sleep, cognition, memory and any nerve problems you may have. You will also want to figure out why you have low b12. It could be due to an autoimmune condition or too low stomach acid. ...Read more

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Do B12 shots help?

Do B12 shots help?

Depends: What are you hoping will improve? A lot of people notice improved energy after getting a b12, that's true, but the only people who really need them are those with a deficiency of B12 that cannot be overcome with pills. Sometimes B12 deficiencies can cause nerve problems and other nervous system disease, so B12 shots can help with those. ...Read more