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If I am starting vitamin b12 injections, can I drink alcohol that same day?

If I am starting vitamin b12 injections, can I drink alcohol that same day?

No reason: To drink on the the day of an important injection: are you taking the B12 because of an alcoholic issue? ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Is it safe to drink alcohol after receiving a vitamin b12 injection and if so how much?

Is it safe to drink alcohol after receiving a vitamin b12 injection and if so how much?

No: 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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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

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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?

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?

Stop: Alcohol is a metabolic poison and can affect heart function as well. Consider getting your heart checked out, possibly by 2d echo. Consider coenzyme q10 supplementation. Cut back on quantity of alcohol or stop. ...Read more

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Can moderate alcohol use, that is 4-5 drinks per week cause vitamin b-12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

Can moderate alcohol use, that is 4-5 drinks per week cause vitamin b-12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

Depends on diet: If you are a vegetarian, you could develop B12 deficiency. Alcohol alone can cause neuropathy and it would be prudent to avoid it. Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever.
Wish you 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. ...Read more

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Is daily intake of 500 mcg of vitamin B12 safe?

Is daily intake of 500 mcg of vitamin B12 safe?

Vit b12: Yes it is safe, vit b 12 is water soluble and excess will flush out of body. ...Read more

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Why would vitamin B12 pills have as much high mcg as vitamin B12 daily intake?

Why would vitamin B12 pills have as much high mcg as vitamin B12 daily intake?

Study Links:: 1) http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency
2) http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12
3) http://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences
3) http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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I have a vitamin B12 defiency however even after injections I still feel tired and run down..

I have a vitamin B12 defiency however even after injections I still feel tired and run down..

Museum of history: Injections have moved on into the museum of history of medicine.

Check with a knowledge board certified doc about fatigue.

There are many possibilities but usually this can be fixed. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 (in injection form) have any odor? I know vitamin b1 has but whether B12 has.

Does vitamin B12 (in injection form) have any odor? I know vitamin b1 has but whether B12 has.

No: B1 and b2 have a strong odor that is not particularly pleasant (and can make your urine have that odor) whereas B12 does not have any odor. ...Read more

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Will vitamin b12 injections cause weight gain. I don't want to gain weight. But I feel better taking them?

Will vitamin b12 injections cause weight gain. I don't want to gain weight. But I feel better taking them?

Whoa: If you have been prescribed B12 injections or other suitable replacement therapy based on sound evidence (i.e., labs and a real diagnosis), and you refuse to take them, you will pay for it with your health, your mind, and ultimately your life. They actually do not cause weight gain. SIck people feeling better after treatment may eat more. I'm sorry you were given faulty information. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 22.My vitamin b12=76.Vitamin d=10.I am taking methylcobalmin 750 mg daily. And vit d tablets too. Do I need to take vit B12 injections too?

I am 22.My vitamin b12=76.Vitamin d=10.I am taking methylcobalmin 750 mg daily. And vit d tablets too. Do I need to take vit B12 injections too?

Maybe...: Wow, pretty low levels. I imagine you're taking 750 mcg daily, not mg. Increase to 1000 mcg 2x/day and chew the tablets- see http://bit. Ly/1cbhjvn
some people will be able to get adequate B12 this way while others will need injections, depending on their ability to absorb b12-if levels not higher in a month get shots.
For d, with levels that low try 10, 000 iu of d3/day: see http://bit. Ly/1gnxnk0. ...Read more

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What foods has vitamin b12.If its to big a question what site should I go to look it all up. I have vitamin B12 Deficiency. I'm getting injections?

What foods has vitamin b12.If its to big a question what site should I go to look it all up. I have vitamin B12 Deficiency. I'm getting injections?

Injection best way: Vitamin B12 is present in animal proteins, including dairy. However, people deficient in B12 usually have problems absorbing B12, even when their dietary intake is normal. Injection bypasses the intestine and provides a sure way of getting enough B12 in the body. It is an essential vitamin, so stay with injections. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with vitamin B12 Deficiency. I'm now getting injections 1 every week for 5 weeks then 1 every 3 months. Its for life to?

Yes: This is for keeps unless it turns out you have one of the rare causes of reversible malabsorption. Be thankful. In the Bad Old Days, B12 deficiency guaranteed a slow, miserable, suffocating death from anemia, with only the brain damage perhaps making it more bearable. I cannot overemphasize the seriousness of complying with your injections, and how glad I am this was caught early. ...Read more

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Hi im vitamin B12 def. I get injections for it. Is it ok for me to take centrum for all my other vitamins the chemist said it was fine. Happy new year?

Hi im vitamin B12 def. I get injections for it. Is it ok for me to take centrum for all my other vitamins the chemist said it was fine. Happy new year?

Your chemist is: Correct. There is so little B12 (and many of the other ingredients) in Centrum and other over the counter multivitamins, that it won't make a significant difference. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm vitamin B12 deficiency. I get injections will have my 5th one tomorrow. Then wait 3 months. My reading was 160.What good is 1ml. If your deficiency.

Consult doctor: You B12 reading is lower than desired, It should be above 250. 1.0 mL contains enough B12 to last normal person for three months, but since your level is low before the injection, discuss with your doctor if you should take the injection monthly rather than every three months. ...Read more

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A person is havig lucoderma. So should he take injections twice a weak of vitamin B12 as it is insuffecient in his body? . He is a vegetarian. Male 21 yr

Whoa: Something is wrong here. All vegetarians need to supplement with vitamin B12, but it's best done orally unless you cannot absorb the stuff that way. B12 shots twice a week is overkill; once a month is probably fine. Leukoderma is often vitiligo, or sometimes tinea versicolor or something else; a proper diagnosis needs to be made. And vitiligo can run with pernicious anemia. Needs to be sorted out. ...Read more

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I'm B12 deficiency. Getting injections I can't absorb vitamin b12.what else can I do or buy myself to help. Please there must be other things I can do.

I'm B12 deficiency. Getting injections I can't absorb vitamin b12.what else can I do or buy myself to help. Please there must be other things I can do.

Coordinate what you: Do w/your doc. You can take sublingual B12 tablets. They melt under the tongue and go into your bloodstream and bypass your gut. Your body will absorb more B12 this way than by swallowing capsules. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Optional. How can I do vitamin B12 injections?

Optional. How can I do vitamin B12 injections?

Why?: If you think that you are B12 deficient, get it checked out. You don't take injections for fun or to "supply good health". ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 injection - what size hyperdermic needle should I use?

Vitamin B12 injection - what size hyperdermic needle should I use?

The pharmacy has it: For intramuscular injection the thinnest needle that will not clog is about a 22 guage.
You can also take B12 liquid under the tongue (need to hold it there for 30 seconds) or take little pills that dissolve under the tongue. ...Read more

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What is the best frequency of vitamin B12 injection, if somebody doesn't have any deficiency but prefers to have shot?

If there is no: Measurable need for additional b 12 you are better off not taking it. If you are a vegetarian you need to keep an eye on your b 12 level via a lab test w/your doc. Meat is our primary source of b 12. In general, sublingual b 12 tablets that melt under the tongue is a good way to absorb b 12. Oral b 12 goes through the GI system and most of it is lost. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin B12 injections once a month lead to having blurred vision?

Can taking vitamin B12 injections once a month lead to having blurred vision?

Unlikely...: B12 deficiency may result in anemia, glossitis, paresthesias, ataxia. While you may want to evaluate the reasons B12 supplements were initiated and how successfully you have been repleted with your B12 shots, it is unlikely you have been overdosed. Since you expressed concern however about those injections, call your prescribing doctor for his advice please. ...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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My tests show vitamin B12 to be at just 109. I have extreme weakness and fatigue. I've taken 5 injections so far and still feeling the same.?

My tests show vitamin B12 to be at just 109. I have extreme weakness and fatigue. I've taken 5 injections so far and still feeling the same.?

Other tests...: Have you had any other tests done? That would be important to know since there are many other reasons that can cause weakness and fatigue. For example, low iron, thyroid problems, hepatitis, diabetes, to mention just a few. Also, many people with depression may suffer extreme fatigue and tiredness. Discuss this with your doctor for more evaluation. ...Read more

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Given Vitamin B12 injections daily for one week. A few hours after his first injection he started to feel whole body tightness and cramps on the left?

Not known: Not sure why taking B12 injections for one week. I take it you are getting them from a provider?
The body tightness and cramps need more information to help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel a difference from vitamin B12 injection I have mgus neuropathy and they said I was very low. 1pill a day 1injection. G?

How long does it take to feel a difference from vitamin B12 injection I have mgus neuropathy and they said I was very low. 1pill a day 1injection. G?

Quick: Improvement of B12 deficiency symptoms with B12 injection can be fairly rapid, with some patients reportedly feeling more energetic the same day.
Neuropathy may or may not be due to B12 deficiency, and as such, improvement may be variable. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vitamin B12 injections?

Many: The obvious answer is that B12 injections are a quick way to fix a deficiency. B12 injections can also be used to help calm pain and inflammation, but the dosage of that is different from the dosage for deficiency correction. Some people can develop allergy to the preservative in B12 injections. Itchy bumps at the site of the shot would be a sign. ...Read more

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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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Will vitamin B12 injections help if I feel tired all the time?

Vit. B12: The only reason to take vit. B12 is that you are deficient. Taking this vit. When not deficient will not help you and will not help tiredness. Many causes for tiredness. ...Read more