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Skin Rash From Vitamin B12
I started taking 2 weeks ago vitamin B12 sub ling and magnesium I'm also using jojoba oil on my skin after I bathe. But I got a rash and its spreading.
Allergic?: I'd first consider the jojoba oil. You may likely be allergic to it or a component of the oil mixture. Stop and give your skin a few days to see if it starts clearing. If not, see a doctor. ...Read more
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 a itchy rash on my arms and legs - I started taking liquid vitamin b12 because I was told mine was extremely low. How can I get rid of it? I h
I m 18 yrs and I have deficiency of vitamin B12 and calcium and my skin is dull and I want healthy skin.
Hypocalcemia: Vitamin B12 is not uncommonly encountered in clinical practice & can be do to lack of dietary intake or poor absorption from the GI track. Low calcium is less commonly encountered in clinical practice and always requires further medical evaluation. If both calcium and vit B12 are low, chances are other vitamins and minerals are low as well. This should be discussed with a doctor in person. ...Read more
What form of B12?: B12 can be replaced with liquid sublingual, pill for sub lingual or intramuscular shots. Yo can be alergic to something in the particular product you are using. Talk to your doctor. Have your blood level and CBC checked and keep the serum B12 above 350 throughout your entire life. ...Read more
I have red bumps on left side of tongue. Not sore. I am also vitamin B12 defiency. What could it be. I'm getting injections every week. Then 3 months?
I took vitamin b12 days ago I don't know if this is related or not I drink Gatorade or go poop. I have a lot of pressure on the head. Got vp shunt.?
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?
Vitamin B12: (cobalamin) supports development of myelin on nerves & red blood cells. It is sometimes called the "energy vitamin". REF: http://www. Vitamins-and-health-facts. Com/vitamin-b12-cobalamin-facts-benefits-overdose-deficiency-symptoms. Html ...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
Sublingual B 12: For convenience, sublingual b 12 is the best choice. Oral b 12 has to travel through the GI system and most of it is destroyed. If you take the kind that melts under your tongue it will go directly into your blood stream and will you absorb most of it. Peace and good health. Helpful for vegetarians, low energy, more. ...Read more
Your B12 is certainly on the low side.
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No: It's very safe. If you are taking it as an oral supplement, be sure you are able to absorb it by this route -- many people who are deficient cannot. Your physician knows how to tell. Best wishes. ...Read more
Probably won't hurt: But may not help. Vitamin B12 is important for the functioning of every cell in the body. It is only available in animal products as plants cannot make it, so if you are vegan it is important to supplement with vitamins. There are many other reasons to take it - long term antacid use is one thing that can lower B12 absorption. Some people need methyl b12, the active form. See mthfr. Net. ...Read more
Vitamin B12 high at 1054 norm 221-700, all other vitamins dr checked were normal, should I be concerned? And I don't "suppliment" so why is this?
No: B12 does not inhibit muscle growth, in fact it's a natural part of our body. It is essential in making dna, the genetic material in all living cells, and is involved in cellular metabolism. B12 lowers homocysteine levels, a protein that has been associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and dementia. Adding B12 injections should increase your energy level and improve your mood! ...Read more
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
No: Vitamin B12 is commonly thought of as a vitamin that improves energy. This is a common misconception. Individuals who have B12 deficiency may become anemic causing tiredness. In these individuals, a B12 shot will improve anemia and thus improve energy. However, non-anemic individuals who receive a B12 injection will not have more energy. ...Read more
Depends: If your fatigue is due to a B12 deficiency, then yes, correcting that deficiency would improve your energy levels. ...Read more
No: It probably means that B12 is accumulating and not being used. Folate (folic acid) may be high also. In a case that I reported, symptoms disappeared and B12 and folate (folic acid) dropped to normal levels when the patient received large doses of b1. (lonsdale d. Recurrent febrile lymphadenopathy treated with large doses of vitamin b1: report of two cases. Dev pharmacol ther 1980;1:254-64. Ask your doc: see if he can find. ...Read more
Not usually: Insulin needles are small in bore and short since Insulin is given into the subcutaneous (subq) tissue. B12 is given into muscle so the needle bore is also small but the length is longer to reach the muscle which is below the subq area. In general then, Insulin needles are not long enough to reach the correct depth for injection of b12. ...Read more
What are the differences between vitamin B12 methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin, and methylcyanocobalamin?
The body needs to methylate B-12 so it becomes biologically active to engage in chemical reactions, so the methylated forms are in that category, and the other would need chemical transformation to be active.
Lately, there seem to be some concerns regarding safety and efficacy of the cyanocobalamin, but not a proven fact. ...Read more
Vitamin B12 overdose: Too much vitamin B12 can cause mild diarrhea, skin rashes, hives, breathing problems, heart palpitations, panic attacks, and insomnia. The symptoms typically disappear within a few hours, as the excess B12 is flushed from the system, so no specific treatment is required. ...Read more
B12 for red cells: Many people are B12 deficient. It's an important nutrient in red blood cell and nerve development. Symptoms of deficiency include: weakness, fast heart beat, pale skin, easy bruising, tingling or numbness in fingers and toes, difficulty walking, depression, memory loss and dementia. A significant factor in causes of this deficiency is the use of acid-reducing drugs for gerd. ...Read more
Vit B 12 Deficiency: Lack of Vit B 12 can lead to Hypocobalaminemia. This can cause a slow degration of the spinal cord & brain. Problems may include: swollen tongue, anemia, sense of numbness & tingling in extremities, weakness, fatigue, problems walking, jaundice, depression, irritability, memory decline, cognitive dulling & eventually mania &/or psychosis. ...Read more