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High Levels Vitamin B12 And Thyroid
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having internal tremors in full body since one month. My thyroid level was within range but vitamin d level was 17 and vitamin b12 was 275?
Internal tremors?: So you feel shaky inside? In other words, no one can see these tremors? If so, this may be due to anxiety & stress. Low vitamin D is unlikely to be cause but should be supplemented for bone health. Likewise w/lowish vitamin B12 for nerve health. This assumes usual reference range. Of note, you/we should really ask for lab's normal reference range that should have accompanied results for interpreta ...Read more
I been to doc for headache she asked for vitamin B12/D/Thyroid test. Results are positive too low in vitamin how is it possible? My health is good tw
Need specifics.: It's difficult to comment without the details of what abnormal results your doctor found. If you post your results, perhaps we can enlighten you. An alternative would be to contact us through HealthTap Prime and upload the results so that we can analyze them. Happy to help on HealthTap if we can! Good luck. ...Read more
My age is 23.i m suffering frm thyroid TSH 7.38 Also vitamin D is 9.8, severe joints pain in whole body. Vitamin B12 is also less. Doctor has prescribe Anachitol 6 dose per week and Megaremon 8 dose per 3 days. Also one tablet Newbona active. Please te
GI problem?: Based on the low levels of several vitamins, I would be concerned about some form of malabsorption syndrome. Do you have chronic diarrhea? Pernicious anemia from low B12? Osteomalacia from low Vit D? You probably need to take some levothyroxine (but will you absorb this?). Sounds like your doctor is giving you vitamins, which is good, but what is the cause of all this? ...Read more
I m a 23 yr old girl. M suffering frm epilepsy frm last 11 yrs n m taking encronate chrono 200 (sodium valporate). Also from last few months m suffering frm thyroid with TSH 7.38, vitamin D is 9.4. Vitamin B12 is also less due to which I hv become obese 8
Need 2nd opinion Dr.: You have enough things going on that you need to be working with, or getting a 2nd opinion from an integrative medicine doctor (or ayurvedic physician. Vitamin D absorption is much less in obesity, b/c it gets sequestered (stored and not active) in fat &you need Vitamin B12 to be higher. Your TSH value is very high, so this needs to be managed better too as UR thyroid controls UR metabolism. Impt! ...Read more
B12: No. If you have a normal diet, are not alcoholic, malnourished or have severe chronic disease, it is VERY unlikely you have low B12 levels. This 'shot' is often a GP office money maker. You can always get a B12 blood level drawn, but I probably wouldn't. It also has nothing to do with "neck disk" problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had swollen neck glands. Have full pressure feeling in base of neck front. I'm 43 vitamin b12 Def. Sometimes there is a popping feeling when I swollen.
Need evaluation: Without an examination by a health professional, we can't be sure what is swollen in your neck: glands underneath the jaw, lymph nodes, thyroid, ? . Certainly feeling pressure "in base of neck front' suggests the thyroid. How the "popping feeling" factors in when you swallow also needs evaluation. See your primary care doctor or an ENT specialist. Good wishes:) ...Read more
What can cause extremely high vitamin B12 levels? My result was >2, 000... I thought diet and/or supplements wouldn't cause high levels.
Intake + Absorption: Vitamin b12, aka cyanocobalamin, is common in a huge variety of foods; low intake rare. However, none of us absorb B12 directly. Instead, the cells of the upper ⅔ of the stomach which secrete hydrochloric, hcl, acid also produce & secrete a protein, called intrinsic-factor, which binds b12. The small intestines absorb intrinsic-factor with whatever B12 is bound, & the B12 is thereby also absorbed. ...Read more
High B12: Usually taking too much. Sometimes liver disease. ...Read more
The other way around: Vitamin B12 is not known to be toxic in any amount. However, one of the causes of high blood levels of B12 is liver disease including hepatitis ; cirrhosis. Liver disease certainly affects the digestive system. But it is not high B12 that causes liver disease but liver disease that can cause high B12 levels. As I mentioned earlier, other causes of high B12 include kidney disease ; blood disorders. ...Read more
My blood results showed high vitamin B12 level of 1125 with the range of 200-950. Should I be concerned? I do take high level of B12 as multivitamins.
I have been experiencing vertigo. My tests show vitamin B12 and D deficiency and high prolactin levels. I am very stressed out. Kindly suggest?
Nothing definitive: A few studies have been done which show influence in both directions: post-menopausal women who took vitamin B12 (and other) supplements showed increased estradiol levels. Women with surgical removal of uterus/ovaries were given estradiol and showed increased B12 levels! The exact connection is unclear. Eat a balanced diet including meat/dairy products; vegetarians may need B12 supplements. ...Read more
How does one go about lowering a high level of vitamin B12 of 1000? It has been that high since 2010. My B6 is also high - 33.4.
Comments: Am not personally troubled when my patients' B-12 comes back elevated, as it is truly unlikely that there will be any problem in near or distant future, but do have them stop the vitamin and recheck in 3 months. Although B-6 can be toxic in some patients, this too will drop over time if you stop it. Your level is not profoundly elevated, currently. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a vitamin B12 deficiency if your serum level is 250 p/mol? Have every symptom plus high MCV and mch
As a matter of fact yes: I cannot go into the complex details, but I had two young patient's years ago, both of whom had elevated blood levels of vitamin B12. But both of them also had evidence of thiamin deficiency that would result in deficiency of energy. I concluded that vitamin B12 was collecting in the blood and not being used in metabolism. Try a supplement of thiamin and see whether the vitamin B12 levels come down. ...Read more
I have a high level of Vitamin B12 (2000). I wonder if taking METANX CAPSULE PANAM could be causing my problem? Also I did have a gastric bypass in
Probably: Metanx does, in fact, contain B12 vitamin supplement. It also contains the active form of folic acid, known as methyl folate. Gastric bypass patients usually do not absorb vitamins from their food as well and many physicians will use supplements to make sure patients get the nutrients they need to promote health and well being. ...Read more