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Doctor insights on: I Have Been Giving My Wife Vitamin B12 Shots In Her Upper Arm Last Time She Said Her Arm Feels Numb There Anything To Worry About

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I have been giving my wife vitamin B12 shots in her upper arm. Last time she said her arm feels numb there. Anything to worry about?

I have been giving my wife vitamin B12 shots in her upper arm. Last time she said her arm feels numb there. Anything to worry about?

VITAMIN B12 SHOTS: You may have hit a nerve in the arm. The chances are the numbness will disappear. But if you are concerned, see a doctor. ...Read more

Arm Numbness (Definition)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard ...Read more


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I have been given a vitamin B12 shot now my arm is numb and has been for 3 days and I think there was a lot of air on it can it hurt me?

I have been given a vitamin B12 shot now my arm is numb and has been for 3 days and I think there was a lot of air on it can it hurt me?

Nothing serious but: My best guess is the needle hit a nerve ; traumatized it. The nerve should heal over time. Air in the syringe isn't a problem; if one injects a lot of air directly into an artery it can cause an air embolism with immediate serious consequences. A bit of air in veins or muscles causes no harm.
I've given B12 shots for 25 years ; this hasn't happened so I question the skill of the person who gave it. ...Read more

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Hello, I have received a vitamin B12 injection in my right arm I am experiencing numbness for a week is this normal? How long will it lsst?

Hello, I have received a vitamin B12 injection in my right arm I am experiencing numbness for a week is this normal? How long will it lsst?

Nerve damage: It sounds like a nerve in your upper arm was injured by the needle when you received the injection. This sort of damage usually does go away, but it can sometimes take a long time to heal. A properly given injection should not be done in a way that causes this type of injury. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain and right arm numbness took B12 vit. Thngs imprved, last time I hit the gym found sudden drop of strength in right arm?

Get a check up: I would suggest to contact your physician today to undergo a detailef history of the symptoms and followed by a thorough physical exam. He may order dome x-ray or MRI of spine to get the confimative diagnosis. In mean time, I would advise you to putneck collar to prevent any further injury to spine. Good luck! ...Read more

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It has been suggested that I take vitamin B12 because the bottoms of my feet feel numb but they aren't. I do not have diabetes. What dosage?

It has been suggested that I take vitamin B12 because the bottoms of my feet feel numb but they aren't. I do not have diabetes. What dosage?

B12: You should not take vitamin B12 withut getting evaluated for numbness of your feet. You should have b12, methymelonic acid levels and if you are found to be deficient in vit B12 then you need to be treated either with injectable vitb12 or nasal spray in therapeutic dases followed by maintainance doses, the numbness may due to other causes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...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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My Vitamin B12 is 335 pg/mL then it says Low: <146 pg/mL I rarely eat cause I don't 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 don't 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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I have all symptoms for geographc tongue, it gets worse when I have vitamin B12 injections. \ have a rash on both wrists all the time too?

I have all symptoms for geographc tongue, it gets worse when I have vitamin B12 injections. \ have a rash on both wrists all the time too?

Eval needed: Geographic tongue is completely benign, not related to vitamins deficiency and does not need treatment. The rash on your wrists is not related to geographic tongue. Talk to the physician that is treating you for your B12 deficiency about your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have severe vitamin b12, d deficiency and at same time has excess production of sebum on scalp. Is both are related?? And any other mineral for it??

I have severe vitamin b12, d deficiency and at same time has excess production of sebum on scalp. Is both are related?? And any other mineral for it??

Unrelated: There is no direct relationship or association I am aware of between seborrhea &#40;what you have&#41; and B12 deficiecy. You are very young for being so B12 deficient. Do you not like LIVER, SALMON, TROUT, CLAMS, or BEEF? A mineral put into shampoos is selenium but I find that has variable effects. Check with a dermatologist for more information...and fix your B12 status...VERY IMPORTANT! ...Read more

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Is a blood test result for vitamin b12 127 something to worry about?

Yes: B12 level of 127 is much lower than desired. Given you health condition you should be getting injections of B12 at least every three months, preferably every month. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003705.htm ...Read more

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I am 22.Taking 750mcg methylcobalmin /day as vitamin B12 and 1000ug vitamin d3.My levels are b12=70pg/ml and. D3=10.In how much time will I recover?

I am 22.Taking 750mcg methylcobalmin /day as vitamin B12 and 1000ug vitamin d3.My levels are b12=70pg/ml and. D3=10.In how much time will I recover?

Need more D3,? B12 IM: It will take several weeks to raise d levels much but 1000 iu is not nearly enough- people need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. I advise taking 10, 000 iu/day for 3 months ; then recheck levels- see http://bit. Ly/1gnxnk0
it's possible you can't absorb B12 in which case no oral dose would help. I would give 1000 mcg im 2-3x/week for a month then see if oral forms can maintain it. ...Read more

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Problem concerning vitamin B12 deficiency. They won't give me shot without lab proof?

Problem concerning vitamin B12 deficiency. They won't give me shot without lab proof?

Why?: I give B12 shots without measuring levels. There can never be too much vitamin B12 for the body. I don't agree with the decision to measure your levels. After all, the 5 hour energy drink is loaded with B12 and no one measures their levles before drinking it. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 supplement be taken along with PCECV rabipur ARV? Is there any precaution to be taken during anti rabies shot? (food wise/Drug wise)?

Can vitamin B12 supplement be taken along with PCECV rabipur ARV? Is there any precaution to be taken during anti rabies shot? (food wise/Drug wise)?

Yes: You can take Vit B12 with your anti-Rabies vaccine Rabipur. There are no special precautions of foods or otherwise, required while completing the series of shots. Just take them on time as advised by ur physician. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 went from 120 to 113. I have to have B12 injections. 1inj 3 times per week for 2 weeks then 1inj every 3 months. Is this permanent or not?

Need more: It seems that you are not getting enough vitamin B12 supplementation; otherwise you would see an improvement. You can also follow the MCV which should be decreasing toward the normal range... ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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