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Vitamin B12 Alcohol Withdrawal
No reason: To drink on the the day of an important injection: are you taking the B12 because of an alcoholic issue? ...Read more
How much alcohol consumption is safe in a day? If vitamin B12 levels below normal in a social drinker, how to correct, what regime to follow?
Find the cause: One number that's held up is 5 or more alcoholic drinks on any one day more than once a week means you're heading for loss of control. The cause of the vitamin B12 deficiency needs to be found. If you're a vegetarian, consider giving it up or supplementing. If your diet is okay or you supplement, an investigation for pernicious anemia ; other causes will be undertaken by your physician. ...Read more
It is illegal for you to drink alcohol at your age. Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever. So stay away from alcohol.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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Most alcoholics are deficient in vitamins and taking them is very important for reducing withdrawal symptoms ; maintaining sobriety. I advise a strong b complex with 100 mg of b's (b1 is esp. Crucial) ; vit. C 1000 mg. Minerals like zinc ; magnesium ; l-glutamine 1000 mg 3x/day also help. Avoid sweets. See
http://www. Healthy. Net/health/article/nutritional_program_for_alcohol_detoxification/1851/3a. ...Read more
Thiamine, folate (folic acid): Thiamine and folate (folic acid) are the most common vitamin deficiencies. Multivitamins are commonly included during withdrawal treatment. Nutritional support is important because patients are often malnourished, but can be problematic early in the process if withdrawal symptoms are severe. Withdrawal is a serious condition and must be monitored in the hospital rather than attempted at home. ...Read more
No: What viitamin b1 or thiamine does is to prevent a bad consequence of not eating as is seen in chronic alcoholics who don't eat and who just drink alcohol called: wernicke-korsakoff syndrome. The vit. B injection will not/does not prevent dts or delirium tremens. Many think the shakes are dts, but technically that is not true. Dts are uncommon late stage symptoms and consist of hallucinations. ...Read more
Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention?
Under Supervision: Withdrawal from alcohol should be taken quite seriously. If one has been drinking sufficient quantities of alcohol, there is a risk of severe withdrawal symptoms including seizures and even death. In such situations, there are no vitamins or over-the-counter supplements that can prevent such symptoms. Withdrawal alcohol, only under the supervision of a physician who understands the dangers. ...Read more
For the past month or so, my feet get swollen after drinking alcohol. It only takes 2 or 3 glasses of wine. I'm on vitamin b12. Any correlation?
Your B12 is certainly on the low side.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html. ...Read more
Ok: Optimal level is 800, so you are close. A little more B12 will not hurt you, but your level is pretty good. ...Read more
Will 422ng/l vitamin B12 possibly allow neuropathy? Also can I increase this wothout supplements?
Possibly, probably: Some experts advise treating anyone with symptoms of B12 deficiency who has a level below 450, so you qualify. Deficiency occurs from either not getting enough in diet or poor absorption. If you eat a lot of animal foods (clams and fish are esp. Good sources) and still have this level try supplementing with 1000 mcg/day of methylcobalamin (ideally sublingual form). See http://bit. Ly/1607tg3. ...Read more
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
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