After 1 month on Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety and depression I found I have Vitamin B12 Deficiency (blood test), can this solved by supplements or its permenant?

Your body doesn't. make vitamin B12 so you need to get it from animal-based foods or supplements. It is something vegans/vegetarians need to be especially mindful of. Conditions which impair absorption also contribute: atrophic gastritis (thinned stomach lining), lack of intrinsic factor (pernicious anemia), GI surgery, small intestinal disease, heavy drinking,etc. Most often, supplements needed lifelong. Stay well!
Easy treatment. B12 deficiency is easy to treat, usually with oral supplements but injections sometimes needed. It is also important to try to figure out why you are deficient in B12. No relationship to the zoloft, (sertraline) however.
It depends. B12 deficiency is treated by taking B12 supplements. The underlying cause determines wether it will be permanent or not. Some causes, such as Pernicious Anemia(an auto-immune disorder) or post gastrectomy state are permanent. Other causes of B12 deficiency can be cured/corrected: H.pylori infection, adverse effect of prolonged H-2 blockers or PPI's etc.

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My doctor has told me I do not have pernicious anemia. I have vitamin B12 Deficiency. Blood test result was 160. So I have mild vitamin B12 Deficiency?

Get a consult. "Mild vitamin B12 deficiency" is like being "a little bit pregnant." It should not happen -- ESPECIALLY if you are, as you say, pregnant. If this happened because you are a vegetarian, reconsider or start supplementing now. Otherwise, you have a right & duty to know what's happening. Your primary care physician didn't communicate answers to you -- a 2nd physician's input is in order. Read more...

I'm vitamin B12 deficiency. I am not anemic I ask the doctor. What does that mean. What sort of B12 deficiency do I have then. All blood test Back fine?

Error or masking. Two possibilities come to mind. One is you're not really B12 deficient. The lab erred or doc erred in interpretation. The other possibility is that you are B12 def., but take folic acid supplement. Folic acid will correct the anemia of B12 deficiency but—AND THIS IS IMPORTANT—not prevent ongoing neurological damage due to B12 deficiency. Discuss with your doc or get 2nd opinion from hematologist. Read more...

Does vitamin B12 Deficiency have another name. My doctor said my blood test came back with this. Is there different names if the condition is worse?

Blood level of B12. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the laboratory measures level of B12 in blood. A level above 250 is considered normal, some consider even a level at 200 to be normal. A name is not relevant, as the lab reports a number. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003705.htm. Read more...
Pernicious anemia. Vit B12 deficiency is often called pernicious amemia, as anemia is one of the many symptoms. B12 deficiency is surprisingly common. See https://chriskresser.com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences. Read more...

I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage. And nerve damage can cause psychosis and depression. Is it true?

Yes. That's why vegetarianism is so dangerous if you do not know EXACTLY what you are doing. There are also other causes of B12 deficiency and not just pernicious anemia from stomach disease. However, this is not a common cause of depression in young people who do not have physical weakness / numbness. There are a host of other physical causes; a skilled psychiatrist will pick these up. Read more...

Have vitamin B12 deficiency, and was told to start taking daily high dose oral supplements (injections not practical). So many options! What's best?

Try sublingual tabs. Try the sublingual tablets, then get your levels tested in 3-6 months. Place the tablet beneath your tongue/allow it to dissolve.Can be taken with /without food.Heavy alcohol intake can decrease the effectiveness of this medication. Talk with you doctor if you are drink alcohol on a regular basis. B12 also available in tablet / nasal forms. B12 found in meat, fish, liver cheeses/milk. Take car. Read more...

My age 26, I have vitamin B12 deficiency, can I take 1000 mcg vitamin B12 supplement?

Are you vegan? How do you know you have a deficiency? If your doctor diagnosed, what did the doctor recommend? Why aren't you following that recommendation? Don't overthink it. If you self-diagnosed, the dosage of 1000 mcg is extremely high and unnecessary. I am more concerned why someone your age has such a critical deficiency. Don't overdoes and waste your money. Read more...